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Haunted Mansion For Sale in Upstate New York

In Camden, N.Y., about an hour northeast of Syracuse, there’s a three-bedroom, two-bath, 4747 square foot home for sale. The 1880s Queen Anne style property is going for a cool $105,000, which is a steal—as long as the prospective buyer is all right with the fact that the property is almost certainly haunted.

Known as the W.H. Dorrance House, the home is listed under the National Register of Historic Places, but is in foreclosure and currently owned by Fannie Mae, which could mean it’s been underpriced to get multiple offers which will drive up the price at auction.

Now for the scary stuff. A scan of the home on Google street view reveals a bizarre series of white hand prints on a set of upstairs windows. If those weren’t eerie enough, apparently the most recent owners, who purchased the property for $234,000 a few years ago, left on mysterious terms almost immediately after buying. The house has now been uninhabited and subject to neglect for almost half a decade. Except by those ghosts, of course.

Also serving as unimpeachable evidence: The house looks like pretty much every home in every horror movie ever.  

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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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