Remember the old kids' joke "Why can't a hand be 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot!" Well, that chestnut was the inspiration for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge. Enjoy:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert HAND into FOOT in the fewest possible steps.
H A N D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ F O O T
Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.
A 5-STEP SOLUTION:
H A N D
B A N D
B O N D
F O N D
F O N T
F O O T
Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Think Thursday.