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17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear. His advice covered poverty, religion, education, and war as well as civil rights.
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Why Tweeting MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech Now Constitutes Civil Disobedience. It was taken down from vimeo for copyright violation, but you can buy a DVD for $20.
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The Fascinating Business Cards of 20 Famous People. Some are clever, but the understated cards are the most impressive.
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Giant pandas now must train at "boot camp" before they are released into Chinese forests. The cubs' only survival skills instructors are their mothers.
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Self-inflicted torture? A couple of Dutch TV hosts submitted to simulated labor pains via electrodes, to the delight of the audience and women who administered them.
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Funny or Die made a parody trailer for the movie Catfish starring Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. It's an obvious joke, but somebody had to do it.
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Creepy Stories of Grave Robbing. There's no resting in peace when a loved one cannot bear to let go.
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Separating the effects of nature and nurture is hard enough without considering epigenetics. It turns out that our environment and experiences can affect the genetic legacy of our children for generations.

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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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