The Week contest
This week’s question: A South Korean mortuary is offering people the chance to experience their own “living funeral” by lying in a closed coffin for 10 minutes, to help them appreciate the here and now. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a lively advertising slogan that a U.S. mortuary could use if it were to start offering this grave service.
Last week’s contest: An exasperated mother in China suffered a heart attack after repeatedly—and unsuccessfully—attempting to help her 9-year-old understand his math homework; she was rushed to the hospital and subsequently recovered. Please come up with a medical term to describe a homework-induced health crisis that a parent might suffer.
THE WINNER: Arrhythmetic —Cork Marcheschi, Pacifica, Calif.
SECOND PLACE: Fibromyalgebra —Ken Kellam III, Dallas
THIRD PLACE: Low-grade fever Michael H. Keedy, Alamogordo, N.M.
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 “Grave service” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Nov. 26. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Nov. 29. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.