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Finding Waldo With Math

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There’s Waldo

You can find the elusive red-and-white striped man by applying a little mathematical analysis. It turns out his seemingly random journeys aren’t so random after all.

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They Have No Longer Ceased to Be

Monty Python is getting back together for a new stage show.

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This Is Pretty Sweet

If you have a tremendous amount of patience, lots of focus, and some serious time, you could win a ton of money in the Jelly Bean Jar challenge.

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This Will Definitely Cut Down on Cooking Time

If the traditional turkey day foods seem old and tired to you this year, maybe you just need to try them in popcorn form. This package comes with Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Cheesecake-flavored popcorn.

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Practice A Little Selfie Preservation

“Selfie” is the word of the year. Here are 10 selfies that were not worth the danger involved in getting them.

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Out of Thin Air

We haven’t heard much from David Blaine lately, but the polarizing stunt artist/illusionist has a new TV special called Real or Magic airing tonight. Before you watch that, check out these videos of him doing magic with Ellen and talking about how he held his breath for 17 minutes.

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Why Do We Love Unicorns So Much?

This article looks at the history of mankind's bizarre obsession with unicorns.

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Four Slides and Seven Bullets Ago

What might the Gettysburg Address have looked like as a corporate PowerPoint presentation?

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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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