The Week contest
This week’s question: Scientists in Germany have discovered that wearing a tightly secured necktie can reduce the flow of blood to the brain by some 7.5 percent, potentially diminishing the wearer’s brain function. Please come up with a medical term to describe the condition that men may suffer from wearing a too-tight collar and tie to the office.
Last week’s contest: Miracle Milly, a tiny Chihuahua from Florida, has been awarded the title of Most Cloned Dog by Guinness World Records, after scientists in South Korea created 49 genetically identical copies of her. If Disney were to make an animated movie about this unusual dog and its clones, what title could it give the film?
THE WINNER: “101 Duplications” —Erica Avery, Greenfield, Mass.
SECOND PLACE: “Muttiplicity” —Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
THIRD PLACE: “Thoroughly Modern Milly and Milly and Milly and…” —Joe Valetti, San Leandro, Calif.
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 “Tight tie” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 31. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Aug. 3. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. ■