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Kindergarteners were asked where they'd want to time travel and the answers are incredible

If you ever want to gain a whole new perspective on life, talk to a classroom full of 5-year-olds. Young kids approach the world with refreshing innocence and delightful wonder, and their perspective can teach us all some valuable lessons.

George Pointon often shares conversations he has with his year one students (the equivalent of kindergarten in the U.S.) on Twitter, with questions such as "What's the best thing that's ever happened to you?" or "What do adults do for fun? and they are always entertaining. The latest question he asked his students—"If you could time travel, where would you go?"—resulted in some hilariously meaningful answers. And Pointon's analysis of their answers makes them even funnier.

Alice answered, "to after school."

"Straight off to a belter here," Pointon wrote. "She could go anywhere. I mean literally wherever, whenever (said Shakira). But Alice has decided to use this omnipotence to move, 47 minutes into the future. I took it personally to be honest. My lessons aren't that bad."

Poor Mr. Pointon.


Katie had a similar answer, "So I can go to the park."

"There is a park literally outside the school, so, again, Katie also wants to use her power to travel 40 minutes ahead of time. I'm annoyed but I do appreciate and love the innocence of it. Why live more than today? Today is the best we have."

There's that out-of-the-mouths-of-babes wisdom we love to see. Live in the now. Don't yearn for a different time or another season. Be present in the present and make the most of it.

Of course, we all see things differently and Jack had a whole other approach to the question. "Back in time REALLY far."

By "REALLY far," Jack meant 1999. So he could do nothing but go swimming. Pointon is right—time travel is wasted on the young.

Unless we're talking about Toby's answer, which was "Meet my mum as a baby." Yes. Brilliant. Perfectly sweet film storyline that's probably already been done but who cares.

Or "selfless and kind" Emma, "Floremma Nightingale," who said she would "take medicine back to old times." Oh, my heart.

Pointon's threads like this often feature particularly funny responses from Mikey, who for this questions simply answered "Breakfast."

"Normally I use this platform to dismantle Mikey's answers," Pointon wrote. "Not today. He is staying at his Nana's and she made Chocolate Chip Pancakes this morning with a banana milkshake. I can only agree with him. Forgot seeing Plato or The Beatles. Nans pancakes please."

And just when you thought it was all sweet, light-hearted fun, Ravi chimed in with "See my Grandpa again." Cue the tears and grab the tissues, because he said they played marbles together. MARBLES. Oof.

Rosie brought us back, though, with "Go to the cinema to see Hotel Transylvania 2." Right on, Rosie. No home TV experience compares to going to the movies.

Wendy wouldn't because she doesn't want to. You do you, Wendy. Don't let anyone dim that independent spirit.

And Ben, who wants to "Go to New York with the dinosaurs"? Thank you for the reminder that 5-year-olds and dinosaurs are a timeless pair, even if New York didn't exist until millions of years after they were all dead.

And then, finally, there's Susanna, the disgruntled-but-honest older sister whose brother had to come along and ruin her young life by existing. Hope you work through that by second grade, Susanna.

Seriously, little kids are the best. I don't know how kindergarten teachers make it through the day without writing down every other hilarious or surprisingly deep thing their students say.

Thank you, Mr. Pointon, for sharing these gems with the world. (You can follow him on Twitter @GeorgePointon_ for more kid-inspired wisdom and fun.)

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

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Unfortunately, according to a report from ABC 7 News, her gold medal was stolen from her car in a parking garage in Anaheim, California, on May 25.

It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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However, for some couples, the marital bed can be a warzone. Throughout the night couples can endure snoring, sleep apnea, the ongoing battle for sheets or circadian rhythms that never seem to sync. If one person likes to fall asleep with the TV on while the other reads a book, it can be impossible to come to an agreement on a good-night routine.

Last week on TODAY, host Carson Daly reminded viewers that he and his wife Siri, a TODAY Food contributor, had a sleep divorce while she was pregnant with their fourth child.

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