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Nine People with Heterochromia (and one without)

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Heterochromia, in case you didn’t know, is just a fancy word for different-colored eyes. It comes in several forms - different colored eyes entirely, eyes that are part one color and part another, or even eyes that are a different color around the pupil than at the outer edges. It’s quite rare, but a surprising number of famous people seem to have been afflicted (blessed?) with it. Here are a few of them.

1. Alexander the Great

is rumored to have had a hazel eye and a green eye, and according to some stories, may have purposely sought out a horse with unique peepers, too.

2. Kate Bosworth

The actress arguably best known for Blue Crush has one blue eye and one eye that’s blue and hazel.

3. Christopher Walken

As if he needed another reason to be distinctive, Walken shares Bosworth’s blue-and-hazel combo.

4. Kiefer Sutherland

Back when Julia Roberts was dating him, she referenced her then-fiancee’s blue-and-green eyes in an acceptance speech.

5. Michael Flatley

The Lord of the Dance boasts one blue and one green.

6. Jane Seymour

Dr. Quinn would have been able to diagnose this heterchromia right away, even though Seymour’s case is a bit more subtle with one brown and one hazel eye.

7. Dan Aykroyd

has the same colors as Jane Seymour. What, you never noticed?

8. Mila Kunis

The Black Swan beauty has a green left eye and a brown right eye.

9. Simon Pegg

(one of my favorites). His are blue-grey with brown areas, which he once explained by saying, “I am slightly mutanty.”

10. David Bowie

Many people think Bowie has two different colored eyes, but that’s not actually what’s going on with his ocular oddity. They’re both blue. What you’re seeing is his permanently dilated pupil. When he was about 15, Bowie got in a fight with a good friend whose fingernail sliced into his eye just so as he got clocked. Doctors were concerned that he would lose his sight entirely in that eye but ended up being able to restore it (albeit with some depth perception and dilation problems). But hey, Bowie doesn’t hold grudges: his sparring partner later did some of the artwork for his album sleeves.

Do any of you have heterochromia? Do you get sick of people asking about it?

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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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