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Brain Game: In the Middle

Keep an eye out for an exciting presidential event coming up in October here at mentalfloss.com. In the meantime, good luck with today's POTUS-related Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge:

Who was the first U.S. president
to have a middle name, and who was
the most recent U.S. president
NOT to have a middle name?

Here are the ANSWERS.

ANSWERS:

The first U.S. president to have a middle name was John Quincy Adams.

The most recent U.S. president NOT to have a middle name was Theodore Roosevelt. (Credit also given for Harry Truman, whose middle name was simply "S")

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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