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8 Very Different Weddings to Remember

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You can dress in white and have a traditional church wedding with rice, candles, and flowers, if that's what you want. But don't expect anyone outside the family to remember it years from now. Or you can make it a daringly different production that no one will ever forget. Like these people.

Zombies

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Christopher Downs and Amber Nolin were married in Kansas City on February 29th. The couple own a film company, and got all the details down for a complete zombie wedding at the Macabre Cinema. The bride was wheeled in on a gurney. "Christopher, you may now take your corpse bride and devour her." Watch the video, if you don't scare easily!

World War II

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Jo Rowell and Tony Cox of Hartlepool, England used a 1940s theme for their wedding last fall. The groom, a veteran, wore a vintage lieutenant's uniform, and the bride wore a handmade period dress. Around 100 guests also wore authentic clothing from the World War II era. The ceremony began with a simulated blackout, and the bride entered to Glen Miller's Moonlight Serenade.

Hello Kitty

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A chain of hotels in Japan offers Hello Kitty wedding packages. However, it would be easy to put one together yourself with all the Hello Kitty merchandise available, but it would be difficult to get the groom and the rest of the family on board with the idea. You can see a video of a Hello Kitty wedding in Hong Kong, but be warned, it's very pink.

Science Fiction

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Terry and Liz dressed as Darth Vader and a Jedi for their wedding in January. It wasn't just a Star Wars wedding, but a general sci-fi theme. Terry's father dressed as Ming the Merciless. His mother was a time lady from Dr. Who. The bride's mother appeared as Professor McGonnagle from Harry Potter. Other guests were Jack Skeleton, Arthur Dent, Dracula, and a ghostbuster.

Goth

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Goth weddings are more common than ever, but still draw attention. Julie Williams and Dylon Holroyd got married last month in style, with the bride arriving in a coffin delivered by a hearse.

Pirate

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When Noogie and Lace got married, they stages a pirate wedding with the Fernandina Pirates Club. See more pictures at the club site.

Underwater

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John Santino and Toni Wilson had a scuba wedding 11 feet underwater off the Virgin Islands in 2003. They were joined by 106 scuba divers, which set a world record for the largest underwater wedding. Southeast Asia and Oceania have many resorts that offer underwater wedding packages. Mauritius offers wedding packages that include dive weddings and "submarine" weddings for those who aren't experienced divers. See a video of a (somewhat staged) submarine wedding.

Disney

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Robb & Elissa Alvey love theme parks. Their website Theme Park Review is all about theme parks all over the world, so it was only fitting that their wedding was at Walt Disney World. But wherever yours is, you can buy everything you need for a Disney wedding, from Cinderella cakes to Disney wedding dresses. Disney resorts even has an online wedding planner.

See also Your Wedding: Star Trek or Star Wars?

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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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