Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge!

By removing one letter from the mix at each step,
and rearranging the others as necessary to form new words,
reduce the word "SOUTHERN" to the letter "O."

S O U T H E R N
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
 _ _ _ _ _ _
 _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _
_ _
O

Here is one SOLUTION. 
ONE SOLUTION:

S O U T H E R N
T H R O N E S
H O R N E T
T E N O R
T O R N
R O T
T O

Did you come up with an alternate sequence of words? Feel free to share them in the comments below, and thanks for playing!