3 trending stories you may have missed this week (11/15-11/21)

Top Viral Stories For Week Of November 20th

From strange discoveries from a royal grab, this week was not without trending stories. In case you missed them, we've got you covered.

Construction at MIT leads to very strange discovery

It was a normal day of construction at MIT, but while workers were digging in the mud, the university came across something pretty amazing, a time capsule, filled with objects and a note - "do not open until 2957."

It was made by one of MIT's most famous professors, Doctor Herald Edgerton to mark the opening of the Compton Labs at the school in 1957. It contained a letter to the future along with relics like coins from the First National Bank of Boston and a keepsake mug from the Class of 1957.

Blind gym teacher reportedly loses job after rinsing mouth with Listerine

A beloved Harlem P.E teacher lost his job... over mouthwash. Steven Sloan, was fired after a parent claimed he had alcohol on his breath.

Sloan, who is blind, says it was just Listerine he used after eating a spicy lunch. Instead of fighting a legal battle, sloan settled with the Department of Education, and retired. He told the post "they didn't even let me go back to my school and say goodbye. I just want to let everybody know I did my job diligently, with all my heart and soul."

This photo of Prince Charles in Australia is drumming up some serious controversy

One royal photo is making the rounds for its cheeky content.

Here's Prince Charles being guided along by Janine Kirk, Chief Executive of the Prince's Charities Australia, in Sydney. Kirk denies ever touching the prince, and luckily Camila believes her.

Now that you're all caught up on trending stories, take a look at our photos of the week:

Photos of the week for 11/20
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3 trending stories you may have missed this week (11/15-11/21)
ZIBO, CHINA - NOVEMBER 19: (CHINA OUT) Tourists play under golden ginkgo trees at a scenic resort on November 19, 2015 in Zibo, Shandong Province of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
This picture taken on November 18, 2015 shows young participants preparing to release a hot-air balloon during the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival at Taunggyi in Myanmar's northeastern Shan State. Every year in November as the full moon approaches, tens of thousands of people from all over the country gather in Taunggyi for the colourful hot-air balloons festival during which balloons lift fireworks or lanterns which illuminate the sky at night while balloons of all shapes are flown during the day. AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THU (Photo credit should read Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
To go with Climate-warming-UN-COP21-India,FOCUS by Trudy Harris In this November 16, 2015 photo, an Indian couple with a child and a woman wait for a bus ride in the fringes of a sidewalk separating lanes in an avenue in southern New Delhi during rush hour. India's capital, with 18 million residents, has the world's most polluted air with six times the amount of small particulate matter (pm2.5) than what is considered safe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The air's hazardous amount of pm2.5 can reach deep into the lungs and enter the blood, causing serious long term health effect, with the WHO warning India has the world's highest death rate from chronic respiratory diseases. India, home to 13 of the world's top 20 polluted cities, is also the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind the United States and China. In Delhi, the air pollution is due to vehicle traffic including cargo trucks running on low-grade diesel, individual fires that residents burn in winter, crop being burnt by farmers in neighboring states, and construction site dust. Burning coal in power plants is also major contributor that is expected to increase hugely in the coming decades to match electricity needs of the ever-growing city and its booming satellite towns. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerobatic airplane which crashed during landing on November 18, 2015 is seen at the airdrome in Bex, western Switzerland. Two person were injured during the accident. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
The newly born four-month old giant panda cub born to parents Liang Liang and Xing Xing on loan from China, is displayed for the first time inside the panda enclosure at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur on November 17, 2015. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had announced on August 18, that giant panda leant by China to Malaysia had given birth to a cub in captivity following a diplomatically tough year between the two countries. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
BILLINGSHURST, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Rupert van der Werff, auctioneer, holds an intact Aepyornis (Elephant bird) egg estimated to sell for 30,000-50,000 GBP at Summers Place Auctions on November 19, 2015 in Billingshurst, England. Summers Place Auctions Third Evolution Sale of taxidermy, fossils and minerals will take place on November 25. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
Brazilian policemen of the CHOQUE group make a demonstration at the General quarter of the group in Rio de Janeiro on November 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian people gather around a residential area that was flooded after heavy rains in Chennai on November 18, 2015. Large areas of the southern Indian city of Chennai have been flooded following days of heavy rain. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: A lone rider and her horse are reflected in wet sand on the beach on November 19, 2015 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. This weekend temperatures are expected to drop dramatically with freezing temperatures and snow predicted in many parts. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 16: The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in Red, White and Blue in honour of the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks on November 16, 2015 in Paris, France. Countries across Europe joined France today to observe a one minute-silence in an expression of solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks, which left at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
CLONMEL, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 17: Newly married couple Richard Dowling (L) and Cormac Gollogly (2nd L) kiss watched by registrar Mary Clare Heffernan (R) after the first ever same sex marriage takes place on November 17, 2015 in Clonmel, Ireland. Irish officialdom began recognising same sex marriage on Monday, following passage of the Marriage Act 2015 which was a result of the referendum on same sex marriage held earlier this year. This mornings ceremony took place in a small waiting room outside the registrar office at Clonmel Community Care Centre to ensure that this was the first same sex marriage. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Greek riot police officers scuffle with a protester during a demonstration by farmers outside the Greek parliament in Athens on November 18, 2015. Thousands of farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse them. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
HANZHONG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 18: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a road winding up Liuba Mountain with colorful leaves on November 18, 2015 in Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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