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Brain Game: Mars Attacks!

Sweet! It's Tuesday Test Time once again here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, so let's get right to it. Good luck:

M&M milk chocolate candies (a.k.a. "plain M&M's")
are available via retail in individual-serving packages
featuring 6 different colors of candy shells.

Which 3 of those colors have been part of the
mix ever since the candy's introduction in 1941?

Here are the ANSWERS.

THE ANSWERS:

BROWN, GREEN, YELLOW.

About the other three colors:
Blue was selected by vote in 1995 to replace tan.
Orange replaced red in 1976.
Red was an original 1941 color, but was discontinued from 1976-1987.

Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Wordplay Wednesday.

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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.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

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