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Weekend Links: Ewe shall not baaaass

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This Shakespearean retelling of the Three Little Pigs is a must-watch (thanks to my friend Chandler for this link!) This is probably the most high-brow comedy I've experienced in a long time.
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Today in space news: "Epic tantrum thrown by 30 octillion ton baby!"
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Hilarious unexplained video (does anyone know why these sheep would do this?) - in the words of the sheep: "Ewe shall not baaaass."
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Color photographs from across American farms and farming communities from 1939 to 1943.
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Via the Guardian, a question well worth asking: what's the deal with wanting to share every moment of our lives online? And where will that lead?
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An intriguing consideration from Slate.com: How the NFL = socialism, and how that has lead to its success (be sure to watch the YouTube vid on the page as well).
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From Stephen M, "Joe Herring - who has a blog and also writes for the Kerrville (Texas) Daily Times - recently interviewed two sisters whose father and uncle were captured by Apache Indians in 1870." Fascinating read.
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In honor of fashion week ... the ComicsAlliance critiques the fashions of G.I. Joe (and laughter ensues).
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How to solve a Rubik's cube in 20 moves or less and keep yourself from developing "Rubik wrist." Has anyone ever solved a cube (or two or three?) I have one sitting on my desk collecting some major dust.
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Stay tuned - more links on the way tomorrow! In the meantime, send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or send me a Tweet!

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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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