Today's Wednesday Wordplay segment at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a word ladder, just aching for you to solve it. Enjoy!

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, change HORSE into MOUTH in the fewest possible steps.

H O R S E
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
M O U T H

Here is one 7-step SOLUTION.

A 7-STEP SOLUTION:

H O R S E
H O U S E
R O U S E
R O U G E
R O U G H
C O U G H
C O U T H
M O U T H

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Please share it with us in the comments below. Thanks!