The Week contest
This week’s question: A new Washington University study has found that teens now spend about eight hours a day and adults 6½ hours sitting down, due to heavy internet use and TV viewing. Please come up with a scientific name to describe the less upright, mostly seated species of human that appears to have evolved in recent years.
Last week’s contest: The Wilson restaurant in Manhattan has debuted a special menu for dogs and their owners to share, which includes a $42 grilled rib eye with baby vegetables. If a TV network were to launch a cooking show in which top chefs competed to create the finest dog’s dinner, what name could it give the series?
THE WINNER: “Bone Appétit” Thomas Mistele, Flemington, N.J.
SECOND PLACE: “The Great British Bark Off” Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Ind.
THIRD PLACE: “Mastiff Chef” Vivien Abraham, Trumbull, Conn.
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 “New human” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 7. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, May 10. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.