The Week Contest
This week’s question: Scientists have identified the world’s loudest bird: the male white bellbird of the Amazon rain forest, which has a squawk as loud as a pile driver. In its mating ritual, the male bellbird shouts its thunderous song directly into the face of a female. If there were a book about the bellbird’s dating strategy, what could it be titled?
Last week’s contest: A Chinese hitman hired to murder a businessman’s competitor hired another assassin to do the job. After a series of other attempts to subcontract the killing, which never occurred, five men were convicted of attempted murder. Please come up with the name of a movie about this tale of outsourcing assassins.
THE WINNER: “Slay It Forward” Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
SECOND PLACE: “Six Degrees of Assassination” Dorinda Palmisano, Massapequa, N.Y.
THIRD PLACE: “Hit Takes A Village” Corinne Duerkop, Land O’ Lakes, Wis.
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 “Bird song” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Nov. 12. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Nov. 15. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.