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Mascot Math

The 2016 Rio Olympics released their mascots for the Summer Games and Paralympic Games on Nov. 23, and FIFA did the same on Sunday for its U-20 World Cup. Here's how we think they came about

Hello Kitty - Vitamin D + Big hands = Rio 2016

(Pikachu √ó Smurf)[superscript 2] + Cabbage Head = Rio Paralympic mascot

Dolly √ó Chris Farley in Black Sheep + Woody Woodpecker = Wooliam

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

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Siena senior guard Evan Hymes planned to skip the Saints' game against Fordham on Monday to deliver a mandatory class presentation.

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SANRIO (HELLO KITTY)

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AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES (BECKHAM)

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MATTHEW STOCKMAN/GETTY IMAGES (RIO MASCOTS, 2)

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EVERETT COLLECTION (PIKACHU)

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SMURFSFANON.WIKIA.COM (SMURF)

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CINEMATICAUTOPSY.COM (CABBAGE HEAD)

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PA/AP (DOLLY)

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PARAMOUNT/EVERETT COLLECTION (FARLEY)

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MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY/EVERETT COLLECTION (WOODPECKER)

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LOC/FIFA.COM (WOOLIAM)

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J.S. CARRAS/THE RECORD/AP (HYMES)

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