The Week Contest
This week’s question: A new study has found that a shot of extra testosterone makes men less likely to think before they act, possibly because the hormone boosts confidence and eliminates the self-doubt that helps people evaluate their decisions. Please come up with a medical term for testosterone-induced, male overconfidence that “I’m right!”
Last week’s contest: The luxury Fyre Festival was canceled recently after music lovers who had paid up to $50,000 for opulent accommodations and celebrity-chef meals in the Bahamas turned up to find a tent city on a trash-strewn beach—and no performers. If a musician were to write a song about the disastrous festival, what should the track be titled?
THE WINNER: “Sitting in Shock at the Bay” Jonathan Sternberg, Eugene, Ore.
SECOND PLACE: “They Didn’t Start the Fyre” Jason Kuller, Bethesda, Md.
THIRD PLACE: “You Do Have to Live Like a Refugee” Roger Dykeman, Stamford, Conn.
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