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WHOA: 9-Year-Old Proves That Even 'Failing' Schools Are Capable Of Producing Ridiculously Smart Kids

What's this kid doing at a protest when he should be at school? Oh, right. They want to close his.This is worth ALL three riled-up minutes, but if you must, fast-forward to 1:30. That's where he really starts to preach.

By the way, the people in charge didn't really listen. On May 23, the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 49 of the 54 area elementary schools that were on the chopping block. Asean's school, Marcus Garvey Elementary, was one of only four to survive. Hey, nicely done, guys. NOT.


Want to learn more about the Chicago public school closings and how you can help in the future? Check out Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education.

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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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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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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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