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The Number of the Day: 1 in 133,225

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The odds of two people with the same birthday having a child who also shares their birthday are around 1 in 133,225. But that's exactly what happened on November 24th to the White family of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Related Fact: Prior to meeting her husband Jamal White, new mom Tiara White’s maiden name was, you guessed it, White.

[Source: AOL Weird News. See previous Numbers of the Day here.]

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This Puzzling Math Brain Teaser Has a Simple Solution
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Fans of number-based brainteasers might find themselves pleasantly stumped by the following question, posed by TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler: Which sequence of integers comes next?

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ?

Mathematicians may recognize this pattern as a specific type of number sequence—called a “look-and-say sequence"—that yields a distinct pattern. As for those who aren't number enthusiasts, they should try reading the numbers they see aloud (so that 1 becomes "one one," 11 is "two ones," 21 is "one two, one one,” and so on) to figure the answer.

Still can’t crack the code? Learn the surprisingly simple secret to solving the sequence by watching the video below.

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