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Reason Weekly Contest: Name an Educational Video Game

Last week's winners revealed.


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

The educational video game industry is expected to reach more than $2 billion soon. Come up with the name of an insanely boring educational video game that is trying to be "fun."

How to enter: Submissions should be e-mailed to contest@reason.com. Please include your name, city, and state. This week, kindly type "GAME" in the subject line. Entries are due by 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, Nov. 30. Winners will appear Dec. 4, 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: After an exhaustive scientific review, FDA ruled that genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon is as safe and nutritious as any plain old Atlantic salmon. We asked you to give the new GMO fish a catchy (so to speak) name.

THE WINNER: SalmonHella — James Quigley

SECOND PLACE: Salmonsanto—Ben Fairbanks, Boulder, CO

THIRD PLACE: Fishy—Stephan Vogelmann, Germany, Bavaria


Surfish-turfish —  Mike Lanza, Menlo Park, CA

Betterfish—Bill Fullerton

Finding G-MO—Michael Yurovich, Colorado Springs, CO

MC Hammerhead Shark (You can't touch it) —  Robert Ryan  Dallas City IL

Medium-Mouth Bass—Robert Ryan  Dallas City, IL

SalmonDieu!—Jim Noble, Boulder Creek CA

Salmon Rushdie and the Satanic Perches—Norm, New Park PA

Blinky—Ryan C., Chicago

Karloff in a Can—Billy Roberts, Tulsa, OK

Joe's Pesci: You want a piece of me?—Norm, New Park PA

Sam-I-Am-on:  You will not like it here or there.  You will not like it anywhere.—Tim Whalen, Manassas, VA

Salman—Roger the Shrubber—Pittsburgh, PA

And from the comments section:

Manchovy: A salmon is a salmon but a Manchovy™ is a meal.


Ce n'est pas un poisson