The Week Contest
This week’s question: Scientists have discovered a rare and remarkably sedentary species of olm—a cave-dwelling salamander—that can live into its hundreds and typically moves less than 32 feet a decade; one stayed in the same spot for seven years. Please come up with the title of a self-help book touting the health benefits of taking life as slow as an olm.
Last week’s contest: A Silicon Valley CEO recently posted a 1,061-word ad online for a nanny for her twins, explaining she was seeking someone who could cook organically, drive in the snow, ski and swim, teach math, and “strategically” plan vacations. If Hollywood were to make a movie about the super nanny who gets this gig, what title could it give the film?
THE WINNER: “Nanny G.O.A.T.” Ann Trodello, Fitchburg, Mass.
SECOND PLACE: “Mrs. Onfire” —Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
THIRD PLACE: “The Uncanny Nanny” Suzanne Prinz, Greenville, S.C.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Olm life” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Feb. 25. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Feb. 28. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.