The Week contest
This week’s question: A Maryland man spent a year eating food past its expiration date—including year-old tortillas, nine-month-old yogurt, and moldy butter—in an effort to prove that those dates are arbitrary. If Scott Nash were to write a cookbook full of recipes for outdated foods left in the back of supermarket shelves, what appetizing title could he give it?
Last week’s contest: Residents of popular European vacation destinations are complaining that they’re being overwhelmed by ever-growing numbers of tourists—from April to October, some 500,000 sightseers visit Venice every day. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a new advertising slogan that the famed Italian city could use to discourage tourists.
THE WINNER: Venice: Our sewers are open! Barb Bruning, Marathon, Wis.
SECOND PLACE: Venice: Marco Polo left for a reason Justin Short, Baltimore
THIRD PLACE: Save thousands! Visit your own polluted river Chrissy Brady, Wall Township, N.J.
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 “Moldy meals” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 16. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, July 19. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.