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Top Viral Stories Of The Week, November 13th, 2015


From a brooch that stole the show at the GOP debate to a fourth grader's sassy answer to math homework, this week was full of viral stories to talk about. If you slept on the trends this week, don't worry -- we've got you covered.

1. Moderator's brooch steals the spotlight at Republican debate

You know it's slim pickings when a brooch wins a GOP debate: A lot of talk on social media focused on moderator Maria Bartiromo's pin.

Over the course of the evening, it was tweeted about quite a bit...is it a ring pop? Is it a symbolic tribute to a sci-fi hit like the Hunger Games, or Harry Potter? The world wants answers, Bartiromo!

2. Sassy fourth grader invokes 'girl code' to outwit math homework

Iowa fourth-grader Maddy Douglas recently shut down a math problem on her homework assignment because it broke the "girl code."

The word problem introduces eight high school boys and girls who go on a series of dates in different combinations and asks the students to figure out the final dating combination.

Maddy, a wing-woman wise beyond her years, responded with this quote that's now a viral hit.
"I can't answer this problem because my mom says according [sic] to girl code you shouldn't date a friend's ex-boyfriend," she wrote.

Maddy may have got the answer wrong but at least she understands that one woman's trash is not to be recycled.

3. 11-year-old girl allegedly kicked off cheer squad for infuriating reason

You know what they say in Texas, the higher the hair the closer to God, which is why some were outraged to hear of a young girl being kicked off her cheer squad after refusing to straighten her curly hair for competition.

The cheer coach says he tried to compromise, but in the end the girl got the boot.


4. This woman played the most bizarre rounds of 'Wheel of Fortune' ever...and somehow won

You know it's a bad guess when Pat Sajak, a man who has heard it all, has heard enough.

Contestant Nura guessed Z and Sajak second guessed what he was hearing not once but twice.

The category was 'what are you doing' and we're pretty sure that's what everyone watching was yelling at their TVs.

Her next turn she couldn't think of a single letter.

Then she came back with X.

Of course, there isn't and X or Z because these are not letters found in most words, but the biggest shock of the nigh -- she won it all.

Now that you're caught up on viral stories, check out the photos of the week:

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4 trending stories you may have missed this week (11/8-11/14)
Bob Fulmer covers his heart during a prayer at the Korean War Memorial on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a protest to mark the 11th anniversary of his death, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Redan Magbanua views Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room at the Broad Museum, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in downtown Los Angeles. The contemporary art museum founded by philanthropist Eli Broad opened in September. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A worker uses a high-temperature pressure washer to clean layers of gum from Seattle's famous "gum wall" at Pike Place Market, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Tourists and locals have been sticking their used chewing gum on the walls of a section of Post Alley for the past 20 years, and although the walls will be cleaned down to bare brick, officials expect the gum-sticking tradition will quickly return. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A man wearing a basque beret goes for a walk alongs an ancient stretch of wall of the old city, as the autumn darkness falls, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Recent graduates of a Santa school sing Christmas carols during their graduation ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. The "Escola de Papai Noel do Brasil" graduated dozens of students who are now ready to be hired to play the part of Kriss Kringle during the Christmas season. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A Hazara boy watches during a ceremony for beheaded Hazara victims, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. The beheaded bodies of seven Hazaras were found in Zabul, neighboring Ghazni, on Saturday. The four men, two women and a child had been kidnapped up to six months ago, officials said. Hazaras, who are predominantly Shiite, have been targeted in several large-scale kidnappings this year, prompting demonstrations and sit-ins in the capital Kabul and elsewhere. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
A man climbs Bernal Heights Hill on a cloudy day in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. A storm system moving across California is bringing cool, wet weather to the low lands and snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In this picture taken through the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) balcony thousands of people demonstrate during a rally of the Alliance for democracy, diversity and human solidarity in Erfurt, central Germany, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. They demand a better integration of migrants in Germany and condemn any kind of violence. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Five-year-old Nicole eats a lollipop under a bed while her mother gets a pedicure at a hotel housing people displaced from a dam failure, in Mariana, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Nicole's home was destroyed Thursday when two dams at an iron ore mine flooded Bento Rodrigues, a village in southeastern Brazil. Gov. Fernando Pimentel said it was still not known what triggered the failure of dams at the Samarco mine, which sent viscous red mud, water and debris flooding into Bento Rodrigues, flattening all but a handful of buildings. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Human skulls or "natitas" crowned with flowers are surrounded by offerings of coca leaves, flower petals and cigarettes, outside the Cementerio General chapel during the Natitas Festival, in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Although some natitas have been handed down through generations, many are from unnamed, abandoned graves that are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets believing they serve as protection. The tradition marks the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday, but is not recognized by the Catholic church. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Rescue workers search for victims at the site where the town of Bento Rodrigues stood, after two dams burst on Thursday, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Brazilian rescuers are looking for people still listed as missing following the burst of two dams at an iron ore mine which sent viscous red mud, water and debris flooding into the town, flattening all but a handful of buildings and killing dozens. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A child plays with a model of skeletal dinosaur at a zoo in Yokohama, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
ALREWAS, STAFFORDSHIRE - NOVEMBER 11: A woman views the names of fallen soldiers during the annual Armistice Day Service at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on November 11, 2015 in Alrewas, United Kingdom. People across the UK and the world gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance ceremonies marking Armistice Day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. From today the Armed Forces Memorial will be closed for one year whilst improvement work is carried out. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 09: An Air Force Honor Guard casket team moves Maureen O'Hara, also known as Maureen FitzSimons Blair, into place before she is buried next to her husband, Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Blair Jr., at Arlington National Cemetery November 9, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. An actress and singer who was known as the Queen of Technicolor and starred in movies including 'How Green Was My Valley,' ''Miracle on 34th Street' and 'The Quiet Man,' O'Hara died October 24 at the age of 95. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Relatives and friends of Hezbollah member Adel Termos, who was killed in Thursday's twin suicide bombings, mourn during his funeral procession in the southern Lebanese village of Tallousa, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Schools and universities across Lebanon are shut as the country mourns the victims of twin suicide bombings that struck a crowded neighborhood south of the capital. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Baby chimpanzee Jason sits on his sleeping box at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, east of Athens, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Jason, who is nearly three months old, is being tended and bottle-fed by zoo staff, as his mother fell sick while he was days old and has been unable to feed him. He will be brought up separately from the zoo's other eight chimpanzees for about a year and a half, and then gradually reintroduced in a painstaking process aiming at his full acceptance by the group and integration. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, children burn fire crackers outside their houses in New Delhi, India. The fireworks have fizzled. The festival lights are being taken down. What's left of the Diwali holiday in New Delhi already the world's most polluted capital is a toxic haze that has residents gagging for oxygen and hiding indoors. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Japanese Kohima/Imphal veteran Mikio Kinoshita shakes hands with British WWII veteran Roy Welland, right, and others during a reconciliation reception at British Embassy in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Welland, 94, a former British sergeant, and Taiji Urayama, 93, a former Imperial Army lieutenant, survived the Battle of Kohima in northern India near Burmese border and met for the first time at the British Embassy reception in Tokyo. Another Japanese veteran Kinoshita, 95, who served as engineer on the notorious Thai-Burma railway, joined the gathering. (AP Photo/ Eugene Hoshiko)
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminate the night sky on November 12, 2015 near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Dressed up woman share a bench with a man during the start of the carnival season in Cologne, western Germany, on November 11, 2015. Several thousand carnival fools shouting 'Alaaf' and 'Helau' stormed the cities of the Rhine region, which are the major strongholds of the German carnival. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MAJA HITIJ+++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MAJA HITIJ,MAJA HITIJ/AFP/Getty Images)
ZHENGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: (CHINA OUT) Students perform callisthenics in the fog during the opening ceremony of the Teenagers in Henan Shaolin Soccer Training Base in Dengfeng, November 10, 2015 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Shaolin Temple Tagou Martial Arts School in Dengfeng opened soccer training classes for teenagers on Tuesday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
A fireman rescues in Paracatu de Baixo, Minas Gerais, Brazil on November 9, 2015 a dog that was trapped in the mud that swept through the Village of Bento Rodrigues on Thursday killing at least one person and leaving other 26 missing. The tragedy occurred Thursday when waste reservoirs at the partly Australian-owned Samarco iron ore mine burst open, unleashing a sea of muck that flattened the nearby village of Bento Rodrigues. AFP PHOTO / Douglas MAGNO (Photo credit should read Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian protester clashes with Israeli soldiers on the Israeli border with Gaza in Bureij, central Gaza Strip, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Medal of Honor recipient retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg wears a bracelet as President Barack Obama speaks about his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The bracelet bears the names of his fellow soldiers who died in the attack for which he received the Medal of Honor. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A worker cuts the grass during a foggy autumn morning at the Sempione park in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov.12, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Gavin Kinney (9) holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015 in New York City. Known as 'America's Parade' it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: (CHINA OUT) A woman takes selfies in the dense smog on November 10, 2015 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China. Heavy air pollution occurred after the coal-burning heating systems were put into use in the cities of Northeast China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
DAMASCUS, SYRIA - NOVEMBER 08: Syrian opposition forces attack with missiles to Malikiye neighborhood, in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria on November 08, 2015. (Photo by Ammar el Bushy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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