Congratulations to Meri, who successfully figured out the answer to edition #14 of our Weekend Genius Challenge:
Our question was to find the common link amongst these words:
bicentennial, hallucinogen, hitchhiker, reincarnation, unfamiliar.
The answer was that each word could be spelled using a string of atomic element symbols:
Bi + Ce + N + Te + N + Ni + Al
H + Al + Lu + C + In + O + Ge + N
H + I + Tc + H + H + I + K + Er
Re + In + Ca + Rn + At + I + O + N
Un + F + Am + I + Li + Ar
Nice job Meri, and thanks to all the participants who kept coming up with more and more plausible answers. See you next weekend!