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Traveling with Lil Bub

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Internet fame and the travel it entails is exhausting for Mike Bridavsky. But it's been good for his cat Lil Bub, who is getting more exercise and novelty in her life.
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29 Breathtaking Día De Los Muertos Photos. The Mexican Day of the Dead is observed on November 1st and 2nd.
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With the sequel Thor: The Dark World opening November 8th, it's about time Thor got the Honest Trailer treatment. Yeah, it was goofy, but worth watching on home video just for the eye candy.
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A bus driver spotted a woman about to jump off a bridge. His security camera recorded how he intervened to save her life.
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Pop culture critic Jason Bailey now understands how your point of view changes when you become a parent. And it happens virtually overnight.
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The Simpsons' couch gag this coming weekend is a spoof of The Hobbit. Getting  to the couch is the epic quest of a lifetime.
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Tiny Plastic Beads Are Invading The Great Lakes. We need to stop putting plastic in facial scrubs, since they go down the drain, but aren't biodegradable.
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The FAA has given its blessing to airline passengers using electronic gadgets during takeoff and landing. Which raises the question: why was there ever a restriction on them?
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Is Forrest Gump's cross-country run even possible? The experts look at several factors and give their opinions.

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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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