The Week Contest: Space snack
This week’s question: A team of NASA-funded researchers has found a method for converting human feces into an edible, protein-rich paste that could feed spaceship crews on a three-month flight to Mars. To persuade astronauts to survive on this recycled foodstuff, and perhaps to market it to the public, what appetizing, family-friendly name could NASA give it?
Last week’s contest: A woman was barred from boarding a United Airlines flight with what she claimed was her “emotional support peacock,” which the airline said was too big and unruly to share the passenger cabin. If Disney were to make an animated film about the adventures of emotional support animals aboard a plane, what could it be called?
THE WINNER: “The Jungle, Booked” Peter Smith, Los Angeles
SECOND PLACE: “Dumbo Does Delta”—Mort Oakes, Dover, Pa.
THIRD PLACE: “Crouching Tiger, Hiding Flight Attendant” James A. Glynn, Madera, Calif.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Space snack” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Feb. 20. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Feb. 23. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.