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How did a tech-loving toddler lock his dad out of his iPad for 48 years?

It’s scary how quickly small children figure out how to use digital technology. For some parents, by the time their kid hits seven, they’ve become the most tech-savvy person in the house.

But all techy tykes have to start somewhere. So when the three-year-old child of New Yorker writer Even Osnos couldn’t figure out the password to his iPad, they wouldn't stop trying.

Look, when you wanna watch see Curious George, it can't wait.


Unfortunately, the repeated failed attempts locked Osnos out of his iPad for over 25,000,000 minutes, that's 48 years. By the time he could unlock it, the iPad wouldn't probably be obsolete.

Osnos was locked out of his iPad for so long because Apple has a security feature on the device that kicks in whenever an incorrect password is entered. After each failed attempt, the lock-out time gets longer.

That kid must have been banging on that iPad for hours.

After Osnos' appeal for advice, the folks of Twitter delivered, although not all of it was sensible and some chimed in with unsolicited parenting advice.

Three days later, Osnos bit the bullet and performed a system restore on his iPad, deleting all of the information stored on the device. Hopefully, he was backed up to the cloud.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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Small actions lead to big movements.

Acts of kindness—we know they’re important not only for others, but for ourselves. They can contribute to a more positive community and help us feel more connected, happier even. But in our incessantly busy and hectic lives, performing good deeds can feel like an unattainable goal. Or perhaps we equate generosity with monetary contribution, which can feel like an impossible task depending on a person’s financial situation.

Perhaps surprisingly, the main reason people don’t offer more acts of kindness is the fear of being misunderstood. That is, at least, according to The Kindness Test—an online questionnaire about being nice to others that more than 60,000 people from 144 countries completed. It does make sense—having your good intentions be viewed as an awkward source of discomfort is not exactly fun for either party.

However, the results of The Kindness Test also indicated those fears were perhaps unfounded. The most common words people used were "happy," "grateful," "loved," "relieved" and "pleased" to describe their feelings after receiving kindness. Less than 1% of people said they felt embarrassed, according to the BBC.


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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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