CLOSE
Original image

Left Eye, Right Arm, Both Legs

Original image

Today brings with it a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck!

What is the final U.S. state in the following sequence, and why?

NEW YORK, MARYLAND, GEORGIA, MAINE, ________. 

Click HERE for the solution.

ANSWER:

TEXAS. The list includes the five U.S. states whose capital cities begin with the letter "A" - Albany, Annapolis, Atlanta, and Augusta. The final one in the series is Austin.

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

Original image
arrow
pretty pictures
9 Exhilarating Close-Up Photos of Sharks
Original image

Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

Original image
Hamilton Broadway
arrow
Food
A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
Original image
Hamilton Broadway

Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
Amazon

Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios