Weekend Genius Challenge #15: Ladder Games

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Our Weekend Genius Challenges sometimes test your intellect, sometimes your creativity, and sometimes your mental ability. This one might cover all three. You're probably familiar with word ladders, where one word is converted into another by changing one letter at a time. For instance, "bat" can become "cow" in three steps:

B A T
C A T
C O T
C O W

So here's your challenge: Create a word ladder that changes the word "FLOSS" into the word "BRAIN." Here's an example:

F L O S S
F L O W S
B L O W S
B R O W S
B R O W N
B R A W N
B R A I N

If you can come up with one smarter, or funnier, or so incredibly long that it's goofy, give it your best shot. On Tuesday, we'll select a winner to receive an exclusive T-shirt of his/her choice from our mental floss store. Answer by commenting below. Please include what style/size of T-shirt you'd like in your response. (Remember, we must approve comments before they appear, so it may take minutes/hours before they show in the list. It is NFL playoff time, after all!)

Good luck!

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