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Updated: September 19, 2007, 1:42 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

Last week I temporarily revived the TMQ Challenge and asked readers to name the universe. Stars, planets and galaxies have names. Why not the universe itself?

Chris Todd of Milwaukee suggests Ea, the elvish name for all creation in J.R.R. Tolkien's "Silmarillion." Kyle George of Cincinnati added that Ea is pronounced "ee-ah" and was sung into being by Iluvatar. Many readers, including Marney Morgan of Burlington, Vt., suggested naming the universe 42, because in "The Hitchhiker's ...

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