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Get ready for the circus, a really smart kid and an awful Christmas card



With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, we're surprised we still have names on our Christmas shopping list. To get yourself in the gifting mood, scan the code or go to to listen.

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want The Smiths

Nan You're a Window Shopper Lily Allen

Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley

Gimme More Britney Spears

Presents to Send to You Jimmy Buffett

Give a Little Bit Supertramp

Pretty Paper Emmy Rossum

Christmas Wrapping Glee Cast

Give a Little More Maroon 5


Clearwater High senior Aadith Moorthy is correct, all the time. He got a perfect score on the AP Calculus BC exam, one of 11 students in the world — out of 100,000 students who took the test — to do so. The College Board congratulated him. Earlier in the school year, the Pinellas County School Board honored him for earning a perfect 2400 on his SAT. When he was in eighth grade, he won the National Geographic Bee. When he's not in school or at an academic meet, he tutors elementary school students, researches energy at the University of South Florida, or studies, a lot. Scan the code or go to to read the full story about Moorthy.

He's perfect. No, really.

Kristmas Kardashian

Christmas cards mean weird poses and unnatural smiles. If you're a Kardashian, it means posing in a dystopian carnival scene in an elegant black gown. Really. The crazy family came out with this equally crazy Christmas card on Monday, tweeted by Kendall Jenner. It featured parents Kris and on-the-outs Bruce Jenner (who seems to be trying to escape from a tube if not the family), the trio of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney (along with her two children), plus the youngest of the bunch, Kylie and Kendall. We'll stick with Santa hats. Katie Lamont, East Lake High/SPC

Join in some circus spontaneity

Before the circus stops in town in January, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns will be at the Museum of Science and Industry from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to present Science of the Circus. The clowns will be on hand to help you try out some balancing activities, learn to juggle and "better appreciate clown spontaneity and problem-solving skills," according to a press release. Admission to MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, is only $5 on Saturday as part of its Five Dollar Day program. Catch the circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends, Jan. 1-5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Get ready for the circus, a really smart kid and an awful Christmas card 12/04/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:02pm]
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