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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)
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)
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)
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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