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Reason Weekly Contest: Name that Magic Mushroom Drug

Last week's winners revealed.

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Welcome back to the Reason Weekly Contest! This week's question is:

Psychedelic drugs have come back from ignominy and are being scientifically studied as possible remedies for depression and addiction. Dream up the name of the first new drug created from magic mushrooms.

How to enter: Submissions should be e-mailed to contest@reason.com. Please include your name, city, and state. This week, kindly type "MUSHROOM" in the subject line. Entries are due by 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, Sept. 28. Winners will appear Friday, Oct. 2, right here at Reason.com.

In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. First prize is a one-year digital subscription to Reason magazine, plus bragging rights. While we appreciate kibbitzing in the comments below, you must email your answer to enter the contest. Feel free to enter more than once, and good luck!

And now for the results of last week's contest: In the wake of Facebook unveiling its new "Dislike" button, we asked for the next button it should add.

THE WINNER: "Your baby/toddler isn't that adorable." — David Kantrowitz, East Granby, CT

SECOND PLACE: "Cringe"—Christopher P. Brown, Idlewylde, MD

THIRD PLACE: "ICan'tTellYouHowMuchLessIThinkOfYouForHavingPostedThis"—David Pimentel, Moscow, ID

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

"Confirmation Bias"—Harbor Partin, Fort Walton Beach, Fl

"Hookup request"—Andrew Hayes, Atlanta, GA

"Who Cares?"—Elise LaTorre, Lake Worth, FL

I have always wanted a "Snopes" button so commenters could call bullshit on a post by suggesting Snopes had an entry that proved them wrong.—Dan McCleary, Chapel Hill, NC

"Acknowledged"—John Becan, Reno, NV

Smug button. For when I'm better than everyone else. (A *Make Smug default?* option would be extra awesome.) — Colin Blake

New Buttons:

"Like the post.  You, not so much."

"My attorneys will contact you in the morning."

"Get over it."—Robert Magee

New Buttons:

"Why?"

"How?"

"C'mon Man!"—Tony Kearney

Pointless Button—click when you are bored, and it won't do anything!—Michael, KujPom, Poland

"Microaggression" button.—Hal Williamson

"Moron" button.—Donald Greer

"Triggered" button.—David H., Pittsburgh, PA

"Eye Roll" is the Facebook button we deserve.—Brittney Scaccia, Chicago, IL

Facebook should almost certainly have a "Thanks, Obama" button.—Kerry E. Rogier, Arlington, VA

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