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25 Scenes from New York Comic Con 2012

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Last week, more than 100,000 nerds gathered at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City to celebrate all things geek in comics, movies, anime, books, and TV. Here's a glimpse of what it was like. Photos by LoquaciousMuse.


Just a dinosaur. Walking around the Con. Buying some wares. The usual.

The Geek Chic gatekeeper. We need all of these weapons.


No Comic Con is complete without Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles decor.


The cast of Dirty Work gets together for a panel on out-of-the-box production company Fourth Wall Studios.


At his session, Kevin Smith encouraged audience members to make their own podcasts and not let fear or self-doubt stand in the way.


And you thought Hello Kitty was all sugar, no spice.

Two lovely ladies cosplaying as The Hunger Games' Katniss and Peeta.


Have you hugged a stormtrooper today? (Sometimes they bite.)

Two of many gender-reversed Harley and Jokers at the Con.


What a group! Comic Con: The only place where you'll see characters from Borderlands 2, henchmen from The Venture Bros and that creepy clown from Twisted Metal. hanging out.

Captain America salutes us. We swoon a little. It's embarrassing for everyone.

One of Bioshock's Little Sisters come to life.


Here's a horse, kicking Korra and Chun-Li's butts in Just Dance.

Slender Man is freaking absolutely everyone out.


Hottest thing at the Con: "Gangnam Style" flash mobs...


... complete with Joker breakdancing.

Excellent Bellatrix and Lord Voldemort cosplay. Anyone dressed as Harry Potter stayed far away from these two!

How did this lady—who is dressed up a character from the Silent Hill video game—see?

Adorable baby Sokka and older sister Toph. (And check out that excellent Little Mermaid in the background!)


Two villainous worlds collide (Resident Evil and Silent Hill, to be exact).

Captain Planet!


It's nice to see Artist's Alley so crowded.

She should be running away from this dangerous looking Terminator. Instead, she wants a picture.

Robin admires his purchase.


X-Men playing an Avengers game. Only at Comic Con.

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These $425 Jeans Can Turn Into Jorts
May 19, 2017
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Modular clothing used to consist of something simple, like a reversible jacket. Today, it’s a $425 pair of detachable jeans.

Apparel retailer Opening Ceremony recently debuted a pair of “2 in 1 Y/Project” trousers that look fairly peculiar. The legs are held to the crotch by a pair of loops, creating a disjointed C-3PO effect. Undo the loops and you can now remove the legs entirely, leaving a pair of jean shorts in their wake. The result goes from this:

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To this:

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The company also offers a slightly different cut with button tabs in black for $460. If these aren’t audacious enough for you, the Y/Project line includes jumpsuits with removable legs and garter-equipped jeans.

[h/t Mashable]

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This First-Grade Math Problem Is Stumping the Internet
May 17, 2017
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If you’ve ever fantasized about how much easier life would be if you could go back to elementary school, this math problem may give you second thoughts. The question first appeared on a web forum, Mashable reports, and after recently resurfacing, it’s been perplexing adults across social media.

According to the original poster AlmondShell, the bonus question was given to primary one, or first grade students, in Singapore. It instructs readers to “study the number pattern” and “fill in the missing numbers.” The puzzle, which comprises five numbers and four empty circles waiting to be filled in, comes with no further explanation.

Some forum members commented with their best guesses, while others expressed disbelief that this was a question on a kid’s exam. Commenter karrotguy illustrates one possible answer: Instead of looking for complex math equations, they saw that the figure in the middle circle (three) equals the amount of double-digit numbers in the surrounding quadrants (18, 10, 12). They filled out the puzzle accordingly.

A similar problem can be found on the blog of math enthusiast G.R. Burgin. His solution, which uses simple algebra, gets a little more complicated.

The math tests given to 6- and 7-year-olds in other parts of the world aren’t much easier. If your brain isn’t too worn out after the last one, check out this maddening problem involving trains assigned to students in the UK.

[h/t Mashable]

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