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Tetris, an addictive brain-teasing video game, is shown as played on the Nintendo Entertainment System in New York, June 1990. Its creator, a Soviet computer programmer, explained the game appeals to people's "constructive spirit." Richard Drew/Associated Press hide caption

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Happy Birthday, Tetris. 35 Years Later You're As Addictive And Tetromino-y As Ever

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Tetris and other absorbing brain games can get you into a "flow" state that relieves stress. Mary Mathis/NPR hide caption

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Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind

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