The Week contest
This week’s question: Norwegian fishermen recently found a tame Beluga whale wearing a camera harness stamped with “Equipment of St. Petersburg.” Officials suspect the creature escaped from a secret Russian military facility. If Hollywood were to make a thriller about a whale that spies for the Kremlin, what would the film be called?
Last week’s contest: 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.
THE WINNER: Prone Magnon Man Paul Anderson, Franklin, Tenn.
SECOND PLACE: Homo no’ mo’ erectus Jon Plotkin, Hull, Mass.
THIRD PLACE: Homo supinians Phyllis Klein, New York City
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 “Spy whale” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 14. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, May 17. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.