The Week contest
This week’s question: Astronauts from NASA’s six Apollo moon missions left 96 bags of human waste on the moon; if any microorganisms in the poop survived, it might indicate that hardy microbes can spread life throughout the universe. Please come up with a non-obscene title of a Hollywood film about a mission to retrieve and study what the astronauts left behind.
Last week’s contest: Britain’s exit from the European Union keeps getting delayed because U.K. politicians can’t agree on how the country should depart the bloc. What would be a psychological term for the syndrome that causes Britons to insist that they want to leave the EU, only to repeatedly refuse to do so?
THE WINNER: Passive egress-ive Connie Snyder, Bellevue, Ohio
SECOND PLACE: Brexistential crisis Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Fla.
THIRD PLACE: Bye-byer’s remorse Ken Kellam III, Dallas
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Space waste” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, April 23. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, April 26. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.