Brain Game: Players in the House

NOTE: Okay, I wrote a clunker. My apologies. This Brain Game was altered from its original text after readers discovered some exceptions to the NFL's rules, particularly amongst linebackers and linemen. (I knew there were a few, but also assumed that most fans would know that they were atypical.) My bad. We've cleaned up those comments to avoid confusion. Here's the corrected version:

Four NFL players from the same team are the first ones in the locker room before a big game. They wear jerseys #15, #35, #55, and #85. One player is a lineman, one is a punter, one is a wide receiver, one is a running back. Given only this information, and assuming that these four players' squad numbers were provided according to NFL rules...

Match each jersey number to its position.

Here is the SOLUTION.


#15 is the punter

#35 is the running back

#55 is the lineman

#85 is the wide receiver

Although there are exceptions, this Wikipedia article explains how NFL jersey numbers are assigned by rule.

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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

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[h/t Thrillist]


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