Remember the old kids' joke "Why can't a hand be 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot!" Well, that chestnut was the inspiration for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge. Enjoy:

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

H A N D
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F O O T

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

H A N D
B A N D
B O N D
F O N D
F O N T
F O O T

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Think Thursday.