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Meet the World’s Hottest Math Teacher

This math teacher became a fashion model

What would you do if you realized your math teacher was actually a super successful – and super attractive – male model? Because that’s exactly what happened to University College London student Arief Azli, who (like any college kid) then shared his discovery on Facebook.

“That moment when you realized your maths lecturer is one of the top designer model,” Azli wrote in a post comparing two photos of his teacher, Pietro Boselli: One of Boselli at the whiteboard, papers in the hand; the other of him … not wearing very much at all.

“#OnlyatUCL,” Azli hashtagged it, adding: “#Bromance.”

Other students reportedly followed suit, sharing more photos of Boselli in the classroom.

According to his LinkedIn account, Boselli worked as a teaching assistant and then lecturer at UCL until June 2014. As for his modeling work, he’s represented by Models1.

His Instagram says he has a PhD in engineering and is “addicted to training.”

We can tell.

Post-workout selfie

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My mum took this random pic last summer ! I'm like: mum what r u doin r u taking a pic?! 😒🙈 😁😘 miss ya

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Don’t worry: There’s also video.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME celebrity

Look at Miley Cyrus in Love With Her Pet Pig

Meet Bubba Sue the pig

We already knew Miley Cyrus loved her pet pig Bubba Sue – and now we know just how much.

Cyrus, 22, spent a recent sunny day in her Los Angeles home with her pig and several other friends, all of which she documented on Instagram. Activities included: kissing her pig, chasing her with brushes and admiring her face in the sunlight.

Cyrus first adopted Bubba Sue back in August following the death of one of her beloved dogs.

Here are the highlights from their day:

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@stephstonenails @vijatm @bradleykennetheyewear @cheythom #pigpig

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The videos do confirm that Bubba Sue’s hooves are still bright red, which means Cyrus wasn’t fazed by last November’s pedicure incident.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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Watch This Congresswoman Do the Worst Parking Job Ever

She does leave a note for the car next to hers

A 77-year-old congresswoman is the latest member of an elite club: people who are caught being truly terrible at parking.

In video first published by Roll Call, Eleanor Holmes Norton, a delegate representing Washington, D.C., appears to have forced her small sedan the incorrect way into a parking spot – the other cars are parked at an angle, but she pulled straight in.

As one of at least two people recording her notes aloud, “She has hit the red car next to her repeatedly … If she parks like that, she should not be a member of Congress anymore.”

After about 90 seconds, the video ends with Norton walking away. But she said she left a note.

“After the Congresswoman parked her car, we assessed the cars on either side to see if there was any damage. We could not find any,” a Norton aide told Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill. “But we left a note with a business card so the congresswoman could be contacted in case we missed any.”

The aide added: “The congresswoman heard from the owner of the only car she was close enough to damage. The owner reported no damage.”

That means Norton already has a leg up on this woman.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME relationships

Watch New York Jets Help High School Girl Ask Boy to Prom

It's a touchdown

Sarah Kardonsky knows the way to a man’s heart is through his favorite football team.

The Division Avenue High School student recruited nine New York Jets football players to help her ask friend Mike Pagano, who has high-functioning autism, to prom, ABC7 reports.

Kardonsky made this promposal a reality by reaching out to over a dozen players from the team and asking them for help with a video. The Long Island senior told ABC News she heard back from Jets’ wide receiver Saalim Hakim within minutes, with eight more yeses rolling in shortly after.

Each of the participating footballers filmed a clip of themselves telling Pagano to go to prom with his friend. Kardonsky edited all the segments together into a 30-second video, which she added to the school’s morning announcements on Wednesday.

After the video played in Pagano’s health class, Kardonsky showed up dressed in a Jets jersey to get her answer, which was yes.

“I didn’t really have a lot of words to say,” Pagano told ABC News. “It’s amazing that someone can go out of their own way and make an impact on my life. It’s pretty special.”

Originally it was Pagano who asked Kardonsky to prom, but she was already planning to go with someone else. After talking to her date, Kardonsky decided to go with Pagano instead and use the opportunity to do something special for her friend.

“He really deserves it,” she told ABC7. “He’s such a great kid. Everyone loves Mike. … I’m just really happy that he’s happy.”

Pagano is hoping to keep the Jets theme going through prom by getting a green and white tux to wear to the dance.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME faith

Here’s Why Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday in a catholic chapel
Getty Images Palm Sunday in a catholic chapel

It's the day Jesus entered Jerusalem before the Crucifixion

On Sunday, Christians all over the world will be carrying palms and other branches. That’s because it’s Palm Sunday, a celebration of the day Jesus entered Jerusalem before he was crucified and then resurrected, according to the Christian faith.

Christians carry palms on Palm Sunday because according to the Gospels, Jesus’ followers covered his path in palm fronds on the day he entered Jerusalem, after the custom of placing palms in the path of a high-ranking person. The palm branch also signified victory in Greco-Roman times, so the waving palms would have resembled a triumphal procession.

In many churches, congregants twist palms into the shape of a cross to commemorate the day, or use other branches if palms are not easily accessible– in some parts of Europe, churchyards are strewn with branches and flowers. The holiday is often celebrated with a procession.

Jesus also arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey, which was considered highly symbolic. At the time, a king riding a donkey symbolized peace, while a king on a horse symbolized war — while Jesus was not technically a king, his followers considered him to be King of Israel. Palm Sunday is depicted in all four Gospels, which isn’t true of all stories about Jesus.

In some congregations, the palms are burned at the end of Palm Sunday and the ashes are saved to use on Ash Wednesday of the following year. But most of all, Palm Sunday signifies the beginning of the last week of Lent — and the beginning of Holy Week.

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This Black-and-White Footage of the Teletubbies Looks Like a Horror Film

Warning: You may never see the Teletubbies the same way after watching this clip set to the rock band Joy Division

Who knew that the Teletubbies in black and white would look like a shot from an Ingmar Bergman-directed horror film?

A grainy black-and-white image of the Teletubbies, those lovable, huggable children’s television characters, has been circulating the Internet for a few days. While many Twitter users have noted that the image of the huggable furries devoid of their technicolor hue is strangely haunting, verging on horrifying, others commented that the photo looked like a still from the Anton Corbijn-directed music video for “Atmosphere” by post-punkers, Joy Division.

YouTube user Christopher Brown latched on to that idea and ran with it. He took footage of the fuzzy little tubbies, stripped out the color, and soon enough Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po were frolicking through a bleak post-apocalyptic wasteland. Add in the downbeat Joy Division soundtrack, and the result is a wildly weird, strangely avant-garde, creepy video that feels equal part Bergman, David Lynch, and Disney cosplay. Clearly it’s a must-see.

If Joy Division isn’t your cup of tea, someone also made an Aphex Twin version.

(h/t Vanyaland)

TIME World

Here’s How a Germanwings Pilot Reassured Scared Passengers the Day After the Crash

A Germanwings Airbus A320 is seen at the Berlin airport, March 29, 2014. An Airbus plane of the same model crashed in southern France en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, on March 24, 2015 police and aviation officials said.
Jan Seba—Reuters A Germanwings Airbus A320 is seen at the Berlin airport, March 29, 2014. An Airbus plane of the same model crashed in southern France en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, on March 24, 2015 police and aviation officials said.

A woman on board explains a pilot's heartfelt message

The morning after Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps—before any real details were known about the state of the plane or co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’ mental state—Britta Englisch hesitantly stepped onto a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne.

As soon as she walked onto the plane, she and the other passengers were personally welcomed by the pilot, who assured them that he’d get them to their destination safely. Englisch praised the dedicated pilot and crew on Germanwings’ Facebook page Wednesday night, and her heartfelt post has since gone viral—accumulating some 300,000 likes in less than two days.

“This flight was the morning after the crash—at this time no details were known and everything was mere speculation,” Englisch, who lives in Hamburg, tells TIME via email. “Logically it was pretty clear to me, that Germanwings might have been the safest airline at that morning—they doublechecked every plane and pilots and crew were free to choose if they were feeling able to fly or not. Nevertheless I had this feeling in my stomach. Feelings are not logical, are they?”

But her worry subsided after the pilot personally welcomed people as they boarded the plane. “If someone made an uneasy impression, he talked to them,” says Englisch, a PR manager at Stage Entertainment.

After boarding was complete, rather than going into the cockpit, the pilot took a microphone and began to address his passengers.

“He introduced himself and his crew, talked about how he felt—that some of the crew knew someone on the plane, that he also had a slight uneasy feeling not knowing what happened,” Englisch recollects. “[The pilot continued that] he and the crew are there voluntarily, that the company didn’t force anyone to be on duty that day, that he double-checked the plane this morning. [He said that] he has family, kids and a wife who he loves, that the crew has loved ones and [that] he’ll do everything to return safely to them every evening.”

For a moment everyone was silent.

“No one was checking his phone for the last time or reading the papers,” Englisch says, noting that that is unusual for a commuter flight full of businesspeople. “And then everyone applauded.”

Englisch didn’t intend for her post, supporting the grieving airline, to gain so much attention.

“It was just one post amongst thousand others and it was meant to say thank you to the pilot for not hiding in the cockpit but letting us be part of his feelings.”

Here is her post:

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Jimmy Fallon Singing With Five Wax Dummies of Himself Is the Stuff of Nightmares

"Barbara Ann" never sounded so creepy.

On The Tonight Show Thursday night, thanks to what looks like an accident in the laboratory of an Internet-savvy mad scientist, host Jimmy Fallon sings with five wax copies of himself.

While, theoretically, it should be entertaining to watch the comedian sing the Beach Boys’ classic “Barbara Ann” alongside the wax doppelgangers borrowed from Madame Tussauds, the result is unsettling and just plain creepy.

That said, it’s also hard to look away. But when Questlove crashes the singing party, he speaks for us all when he shakes his head and walks away.

TIME animals

Iris the Chimpanzee Finds Love at Florida Sanctuary

Iris, who did not have any chimp friends at a Georgia zoo, meets her new pal Abdul at the Florida sanctuary she now calls home.
Save the Chimps/NBC Iris, who did not have any chimp friends at a Georgia zoo, meets her new pal Abdul at the Florida sanctuary she now calls home.

"She kissed him and he groomed her"

At the lush Florida sanctuary that she now calls home, Iris is known as “a chimp’s chimp” who has little enthusiasm for human caretakers but a lot of interest in one particular male primate.

“We introduced her to a male chimpanzee, 40 years old, and they immediately fell in love,” said Jen Feuerstein, sanctuary director at Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce.

“She kissed him and he groomed her.”

The organization took in Iris three weeks ago after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals negotiated to have her transferred from a zoo in Georgia where they allege she was kept…

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Watch Driving Instructors Get Pranked by a Pro Racer

They think she doesn't know how to drive

Driving tests are supposed to be nerve-racking for new students, but one Malaysian driving school flipped the script and absolutely terrified their rookie instructors.

To prank employees on their first day of work, the school hired Leona Chin, a professional rally-racing driver, to be the unlucky tutors’ first pupil.

Chin, dressed up in a nerdy-looking outfit, spends the first half of the video pretending she’s a hopeless learner. Then, just as instructors are getting frustrated, Chin reveals her true talents—and the reactions are priceless.

“The 3 employees you saw at the end loved it and laughed it off, but the guy in the blue shirt was not too happy. That’s why we didn’t have footage of him smiling,” Izmir Mujab, CEO of the media company behind the video, told TIME.

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