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The Number of the Day: $11

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If you made a film and it was set to premiere in a real movie theater, you’d probably assume that—worst case scenario—a handful of the people associated with making it (and maybe their friends and family) would show up to see it.


Apparently not.


A new film, aptly named The Worst Movie Ever, recently premiered at Laemmle Sunset 5 in LA and grossed a grand total of $11 in its opening weekend.


Related Fact: The Worst Movie Ever seems poised to challenge Zyzzyx Road, a 2006 independent film starring Katherine Heigl, which famously cost around $1.2 million to make and brought in $30 at the box office.

[Sources:Slash Film and Entertainment Weekly. 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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