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THE FLASH IS DEAD!!!!

What?!

Let me explain. At the end of the Flash episode titled “Rupture”, Barry was trying to regain his speed after Zoom stole it. To do that, Dr. Wells suggested that another particle accelerator should be built. Henry, Barry’s father, is totally against this idea, because it could kill Barry. Meanwhile, Zoom is running around Central City, killing cops. Wells thinks that Barry needs to get his speed back, as he is the only one who can stop Zoom. Barry decides that he needs his speed back, and thus, gets hit by the dark matter of the particle accelerator.

After that, Barry seems to have been disintegrated and only the torso portion of his suit is left. Zoom comes over to S.T.A.R Labs and he essentially taunts them about killing Barry.

So, The Flash is dead. Or is he?

In the trailer of the next episode, it shows Barry trapped in something like a parallel universe. Cisco was “vibing” to try to see where he was.

Will Barry come back with his speed?

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Area of a Regular Polygon Using Side Length

Right before my Chapter 11 Geometry test, I derived a formula for the area of a regular polygon only using the side length.

Here is the key:
n= number of sides
s = side length

A = (n/tan(180/n))(s²)

Before using this formula, set your calculator (or your brain!) to degree mode.

Disclaimer: Formula not needed on the Chapter 11 Geometry test!

Thanks to Kevin Y for helping me with this formula!

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is a “Marvel” movie coming out on May 6, 2016. There are two teams: Iron Man’s team and Captain America’s team. Cap wants to protect Winter Soldier from the government who wants to take him in. Iron Man sides with the government.

Captain America’s team contains Captain America, Ant-Man, Sharon Carter, Winter Soldier, Falcon, Hawkeye, and Scarlet Witch.
Iron Man’s team contains Iron Man, War Machine, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Vision, and Black Widow.

Iron Man- Tony Stark is a rich billionaire who built a suit of armor. The suit can fire repulsors, missiles, and it also powers Tony’s heart.

War Machine- James “Rhodey” Rhodes is Tony’s best friend and he also has a suit of armor. The suit has a vast variety of military-grade weapons built into it.

Black Panther- T’Challa is the king of a place in Africa called Wakanda. He uses vibranium weapons from Wakanda.

Spider-Man- Peter Parker is a teenage kid who got his powers from a radioactive spider bite. Afterwards, he invented his web-shooters
and saves the day in New York City.

Vision- Vision is a robot turned good created by Ultron. He harnesses the Power Stone and he can phase through anything.

Black Widow- Natasha Romanoff is a Russian spy who uses her vast knowledge of combat to take down her opponents. Even though she has close ties with Captain America, she sided with Iron Man.

Captain America- Steven Rogers got injected with the Super Soldier Serum during WWII and he fought with the Allies. On his last battle, he fell into the ocean and he froze for decades. Someone found his body and thawed him. Now, he fights crime with the Avengers.

Ant-Man- Scott Lang is thief who stole the Ant-Man suit from Hank Pym. Pym taught Lang how to use the suit and fight crime. Instead of being a thief, Lang takes down thieves and other criminals.

Sharon Carter- Sharon is the niece of Peggy Carter. Captain America and Peggy had a close relationship and Sharon will be glad to help him out.

Winter Soldier- Bucky Barnes was Captain America’s partner during WWII. He got brainwashed by Hydra and became a mass murderer. Bucky is back now and Captain America is standing by his side.

Falcon- Sam Wilson is an entrepreneur who built own set of wings. He has been training with Captain America and is ready to take his side.

Hawkeye- Clint Barton is an archer who used to work for S.H.I.E.L.D. Now, he roams free and catches criminal with his variety of gadget arrows.

Scarlet Witch- Wanda Maximoff is a superhero who can “hex” or manipulate reality. After deterring to the good side from evil, she helps out wherever she can.

So, who will win? You can vote here

Also, watch Marvel’s Doctor Strange in November and X-Men Apocalypse in May or June.

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Deriving the Quadratic Formula

Once upon a time, I was bored and I decided to derive the quadratic formula. I will write the steps and the justifications, just like a two-column proof.

Given: ax² + bx + c = 0
Prove: x = (-b±√(b² – 4ac))/2a

ax² + bx + c = 0 (Given)
ax² + bx = -c (Subtraction Property of Equality)
x² + (b/a)x = -(c/a) (Division Property of Equality)
x² + (b/a)x + (b²/4a²) = -(c/a) + (b²/4a²) (Addition Property of Equality)
(x + (b/2a))² = -(c/a) + (b²/4a²) (Factoring)
(x + (b/2a))² = -(4ac/4a²) + (b²/4a²) (Create a common denominator)
(x + (b/2a))² = ((b² – 4ac)/4a²) (Simplify)
x + (b/2a) = √((b² – 4ac)/4a²) (Square Root Property of Equality)
x + (b/2a) = √((b² – 4ac)/√(4a²)) (Square Root Property)
x + (b/2a) = √(b² – 4ac)/2a (Simplify)
x = (-b±√(b² – 4ac))/2a (Subtraction Property of Equality)

Tell me what I got wrong, if anything in the comments. Also, tell me what I should derive next.

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The Test

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I took my calculator and reset the RAM.
I’m ready, I know I am!
I was studying all day
I need to ace this test, I pray

But Alas, the test,
it was the best,
give it a rest,
I will not jest,

The test was easy
Easy peasy
I don’t know what I was worried for,
Because I got the perfect score!

I wrote this poem because I like math. This poem shows how you can overthink something simple. The picture I took shows the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Calculator I usually use on math tests. Fun tip: To reset the RAM on your calculator, you press 2nd + 7 1 2.

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Top Three Texas Tourism Traps

There are many interesting places in Texas, but there are too many to list. So, here are the “Top Three Texas Tourism Traps!” 

 

Chuy’s

Chuy’s is an excellent Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, established in 1982. If you’re visiting Austin, then you must go to Chuy’s.

The Alamo

The Alamo was established as a mission by Spain. It was the place of a major defeat in the Texas Revolution. Now, The Alamo captures many tourists every year! If you’re ever in San Antonio, The Alamo is a must-see!

NASA

NASA stands for National Aeronautic Space Association. NASA is located in Houston and it is out of this world! Seeing NASA’s amazing display, you will be blown away!

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Breaking Rules

Breaking rules. Seems like a corrupt thing, right? But sometimes it’s morally right to break the rules.

Breaking rules for a good reason is okay. For example, in Percy Jackson and Sea of Monsters, Percy courageously sneaks out of camp without permission, which could kick him out of Camp Half-Blood forever. He does this to go on a dangerous quest. Going on the quest, he saves Clarisse, the camper who was already on the quest, and then he heroically saves Camp Half-Blood. If Percy hadn’t broken rules and snuck out, then Chiron would have been exiled forever and Camp Half-Blood would be under siege for much longer. Everyone would most likely end up dead. So some rules are good to have, but sometimes you have to break them to do the right thing.

Another reason breaking rules is okay is that some rules are unjust or unfair. During the early ages of Texas, Mexico and Santa Anna had rules that were extremely unfair towards the Texians. That’s when the Texas Revolution happened, where the Texians rebelled against Mexico and their unjust rules. In the end, the Texians valiantly gained independence from Mexico. And if they hadn’t, then Texas would be a lot different in the present. Basically, some rules that are unfair are okay to break.

The third and final reason why rules are okay to be broken, takes us to one of my favorite TV shows: The Flash aka Barry Allen. To help people and to stop meta-humans, Barry has to break some rules. He has to break rules like hacking the government to find info about the metas. If the Flash didn’t break the rules, he would have a much harder time beating the metas. In this case, breaking rules is okay.

Breaking rules isn’t always the bad thing to do. Sometimes, it can help the situation. If rules were never broken, the world would be extremely different. That’s why breaking rules is sometimes not a bad thing.

Thanks to Grant R and Jonathan Z for helping me with this post.

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The Countries of the World!

There are many countries in the world and it would take hours trying to list of them. Actually, there are about 197 countries, but this is still debated. I’m going to do it anyway!

Africa is one of the least developed countries, except for Antarctica (Duh!). South Africa is one of the most populated countries, with three capitals! Most African countries gained independence in the 20th and 21st centuries. South Sudan got its independence from Sudan in 2011! The highest point in Africa is Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Africa:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Iviore, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nambia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Asia is home to the top 2 most populated countries: China and India! Asia also has the Himalayan mountain range, contain Mt. Everest and K2, the 2 highest peaks in the world! Asia also contains different terrains such as Mountains, Desert, Swampy, and many more.

Asia:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgystan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Europe contains the smallest country (Vatican City) and the largest country (Russia). The European Union is an assembly of most European nations. All of these nations switched their currency to the Euro (except for the U.K.). The U.K. has a landmark called Stonehenge, and it attracts millions of tourists every year!

Europe:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxenbourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.

All of these countries “come” under North America, but I chose to separate them into sub-categories. The longest ocean border belongs to Canada. In Yucatan, Mexico, there is a crater, most likely formed the “mega” meteor that wiped out most of the dinosaurs.

North America:
Canada, Mexico, and United States of America.
•Central America:
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
•Caribbean Islands:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Greneda, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Some people think this should be called Australia and the Pacific Islands. Others are fine with Oceania. Australia and New Zealand are British Commonwealth territories, so use the British “X” on their flags. Contrary to the belief, Aboriginal boomerangs were never meant to come back!

Oceania:
Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The Spanish and the Portuguese colonized South America, and that’s why those are the 2 most spoken languages in South America. The 2016 Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the official language is Portuguese. In Chile, near the Andes Mountains, is one of the driest places in the world!

South America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Comment if you think I got something wrong.
Also, comment on these questions:
Is Turkey in Europe or Asia?
Is Taiwan a country?
What about Macau?

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Phantom’s Lair

The year is 2100, and the lair of the mysterious Phantom has been untouched… Until now!

The black, gloomy lair is drowned in a gloomy liquid. But it isn’t water… It’s Hydrochloric Acid!

The technology has advanced to finally drill to the center of the Earth.

Meanwhile, Bob, Raoul and Christine’s great-great-great-great grand child, has heard of the Phantom story passed down from generation to generation. Bob is the CEO of Paris Drilling Incorporated. The drill, powered by AI, has reached the lair.

First, the drill drains the HCl. It sends images back to Bob.

“Vhat????” Bob says. Bob is stunned.

It looks just like the lair in the Phantom story. Bob sends down some fusion cells down to light the lair up. The drill takes more pictures and sends them to Bob. All he can see are bones, and bones, and bones. The drill, then, removes the bones. Gold was hidden under the bones.

Gold! Gold!

Another drill is sent down to retrieve the gold. The first drill continues excavating and it finds a 3D Holo-Projector. It turns it on and sees why the Phantom did what he did to Christine and Raoul.

How was the Phantom so ahead of his time?

How did the Phantom get his powers?

The drill, then, found a mound of element 147, Canadium. Canadium gives you powers of your choice… For a price!

Canadium is very dangerous. All Canadium is sent to NASA, and then sent to the sun. Canadium made the Phantom who he was.

Bob goes down to investigate. He finds two paths. One, probably is an extension of the lair. The other is the dark tunnel, where the Phantom hid more stuff

Should Bob go through the extension?
OR
Should Bob go through the dark tunnel?
OR
Should Bob go back to HQ and continue drilling down?

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If you know Latin…..

Noun Endings:

a æ æ am ā æ ārum īs ās īs
us/er/īr ī o um ō ī ōrum īs ōs īs
um ī ō um ō a ōrum īs a īs
— is ī em e ēs um ibus ēs ibus
— is ī — e a um ibus a ibus
us ūs uī um ū ūs uum ibus ūs ibus
ū ūs ū ū ū ua uum ibus ua ibus
ēs eī eī em ē ēs ērum ēbus ēs ēbus

Verb Endings:

m/ō s t mus tis nt
bam bās bat bāmus bātis bant
ī istī it imus istis ērunt
eram erās erat erāmus erātis erant
bo bis bit bimus bitis bunt
am ēs et ēmus ētis ent
erō eris erit erimus eritis erint

Pronouns:
1st Person: ego meī mihi mē mē nōs nostrī nōbīs nōs nōbīs
2nd Person: tū tuī tibi tē tē vōs vestrī vōbīs vōs vōbīs
3rd Person: snap suī sibi sē sē snap suī sibi sē sē

Valē!

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