Brain Game: Ptomaine

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We hope the new word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge won't upset your stomach:

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

F O O D
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S I C K

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

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July 11, 2012 - 3:30am
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