This Weather Reporter Snuck In Multiple "Star Wars" Puns While Reporting The Weather

“If you Luke farther west..”

During her Wednesday night broadcast, Channel 5 weather reporter Sian Welby pulled off something beautiful.

During her Wednesday night broadcast, Channel 5 weather reporter Sian Welby pulled off something beautiful.

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While reporting the weather around the U.K., she snuck in a number of subtle and perfect Star Wars puns.

While reporting the weather around the U.K., she snuck in a number of subtle and perfect Star Wars puns.

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And all her forecasts slide brilliantly into the next reference.

And all her forecasts slide brilliantly into the next reference.

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And it's goddamn brilliant.

And it's goddamn brilliant.

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Can You Spot The Real "Family Guy" Character From The Fake?

Can you identify the real Family Guy character and the similar impostor?

14 Struggles Everyone Who Hates Being Touched Will Understand

*cringe incoming*

Every "group" photo of you looks like this:

Every "group" photo of you looks like this:

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16 Of The Most Important Dog Vines Of 2015

Get a load of these dogs!

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How Well Do You Know The Countries of Africa?

Do your know your Mauritius from your Mauritania?

15 Awesome Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Boobs

For people who have breasts and people who love them.

This squeezy stress toy:

This squeezy stress toy:

$20. Get it here.

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This humble mug:

This humble mug:

$14. Get it here.

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Watch These Kids Choose Between Gifts For Themselves Or Their Family, Prepare For Happy Tears

Grab a tissue before you read any further. UP TV in Atlanta asked dozens of kids to choose between a gift for themselves or a gift for their families.

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The video was produced to promote their Give A Gift Up campaign to encourage people to donate a gift to a family in need, UP TV spokesperson Wendy McCoy told BuzzFeed News.

The kids in the video are all members of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, where 83% of families are low-income. Some can't even afford a Christmas tree.

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The kids first say what they would like for Christmas.

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It was the usual mix of what kids want — a trophy case, a Barbie house, a computer, an Xbox, etc.

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And then they were asked what their parents would want. One kid says his mom would want jewelry. Another one says a new TV for the living room. One kid says a ring for his mom "because she's never really had a ring."

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Then, lo and behold, the kids were presented with the presents they said they wanted for both themselves and their parents!

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But the twist! They had to choose one or the other — a gift for themselves or a gift for their families. It was a very tough decision, obviously.

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But ultimately, after some deep soul searching, each and every kid in the video chose a gift for their families. "I get gifts every year from my family, and mom doesn't get anything," said this girl after choosing the present for her family.

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“Legos don’t matter. Your family matters," said this little boy who's obviously wise beyond his years. "It’s either Legos or family, and I choose family.”

And now the feel good holiday twist! Because they made the selfless decision to choose the gift for their families, they got to keep BOTH gifts. All 37 kids got to take home the gift for themselves and their families.

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Most of the parents, when they learned their children had made a sacrifice for them, were brought to tears.

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And, quite honestly, so were we.

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Way Too Many People Are In Favor Of Bombing The City From "Aladdin"

Agrabah, city of mystery and enchantment, is apparently under threat of being flattened like a magic carpet.

Everyone who has ever watched Disney's Aladdin is familiar with the towering parapets and general splendor of the Sultan's palace, towering over the city-state of Agrabah.

Everyone who has ever watched Disney's Aladdin is familiar with the towering parapets and general splendor of the Sultan's palace, towering over the city-state of Agrabah.

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Ruled by a kindly monarch, Agrabah is nobody's idea of a threat, unless we're counting that unfortunate 48 hours or so when Jafar was in command.

Ruled by a kindly monarch, Agrabah is nobody's idea of a threat, unless we're counting that unfortunate 48 hours or so when Jafar was in command.

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But Republican voters aren't so sure that Agrabah isn't an enemy of the United States, lying in wait for the moment to strike. At least, that's what we can discern from a new poll of GOP primary voters from Public Policy Polling.

But Republican voters aren't so sure that Agrabah isn't an enemy of the United States, lying in wait for the moment to strike. At least, that's what we can discern from a new poll of GOP primary voters from Public Policy Polling.

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The firm, which has become known for inserting insane questions into otherwise staid polls, asked voters if they would support or oppose bombing Agrabah. 30% of those asked said they'd totally be cool with (magic) carpet bombing the city-state.

The firm, which has become known for inserting insane questions into otherwise staid polls, asked voters if they would support or oppose bombing Agrabah. 30% of those asked said they'd totally be cool with (magic) carpet bombing the city-state.

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19 Cuddly Toys That Totally Understand Your Hangover Right Now

You just need some softness in your life.

This guy is wondering why he thought that third tequila shot was a good idea.

This guy is wondering why he thought that third tequila shot was a good idea.

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This elephant could really, really do with a hug.

This elephant could really, really do with a hug.

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This bear has tried to dress extra nicely so that no one notices, but so far no one has commented on his hat and he doesn't think it's worked.

This bear has tried to dress extra nicely so that no one notices, but so far no one has commented on his hat and he doesn't think it's worked.

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This one is in a black pit of despair and horror, but is trying to put a brave face on. Sometimes it slips.

This one is in a black pit of despair and horror, but is trying to put a brave face on. Sometimes it slips.

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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, L.A. public schools closed for a day due to an emailed threat, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app (now on both Android and iOS!) and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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Are You The Only Person Who Doesn't Care To Watch The New Star Wars Movie?

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21 Tweets About The Pope That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

“When threatened, the Pope can spray holy venom up to 25 ft.”


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DO NOT Watch This If You Want "Star Wars" To Be Ruined Forever

Worst use of The Force. Ever. (And no spoilers for The Force Awakens, promise.)

A Facebook page shared this video of two Indian dudes fighting with lightsabers, and it is hands down the worst Jedi battle you will ever see.

A Facebook page shared this video of two Indian dudes fighting with lightsabers, and it is hands down the worst Jedi battle you will ever see.

The clip is from Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha, a TV show that aired on DD National in 2002.

It features the actor Mukesh Khanna, who is more well known for playing the role of Shaktimaan.

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Featuring Jedi shimmy.

Featuring Jedi shimmy.

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Star Wars diwali.

Star Wars diwali.

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And extremely awkward C-3PO.

And extremely awkward C-3PO.

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17 Hilarious Tweets About "Home Alone" Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

“Home Alone (1990, Comedy) Two burglars attempt to murder an abandoned 8-year-old child.”


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There's A Campaign In Norway To Give Finland An Entire Mountain

What do you give a neighbouring country celebrating 100 years since it achieved independence? To the people behind a campaign in Norway, the answer is a mountain.

Climbers atop Halti, technically Finland's highest mountain.

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People in Norway are asking their government to move their country's border with Finland by just 20 metres in order to give their neighbour its very own mountain peak.

The peak of Halti is in Norwegian territory but its slopes are in Finland, and a campaign wants to gift Finland the whole thing as part of its independence centenary celebrations in 2017.

The Halti som jubileumsgave ("Halti as an anniversary gift") Facebook page says this could be achieved with a simple redrawing of the border.

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The plan comes from Bjorn Gierr Harsson, a retired employee of the Norwegian Mapping Authority. He told the Daily Telegraph he first had the idea when flying along the border in the 1970s taking measurements, but only wrote to Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs this summer.

"We would not have to give away any part of Norway. It would barely be noticeable. And I'm sure the Finns would greatly appreciate getting it," the 75-year-old said.

The Facebook page, however, was set up by Norwegian student Sondre Lund, 25, who lives in Trondheim. He was inspired after seeing Harsson's proposal posted on a Norwegian subreddit.

Lund told BuzzFeed News he set up the page because "someone had to do it".

At 1,365 metres tall, Halti is not even counted among Norway's 200 highest mountains, but the part of it that is in Finland is actually that country's highest point, at 1,324 metres. Lund recalls someone writing on the Facebook page: "It's a bit depressing and bizarre to walk down to Finland's highest point."

He is optimistic the plan could actually be realised. "I do feel there's a possibility, a 7/10 chance. The vast majority of people are supportive, most of them think it's a good idea. No one has even heard of Halti before in Norway."

The Facebook page has already attracted a significant reaction in Norway. Anne Cathrine Frostrup, the head of the mapping authority Harsson used to work at, told the country's state broadcaster NRK: "It is a very good idea. It is a nice gift to give to a country that lacks a high mountain, where the highest point isn't even a peak."

Writing on the Facebook page, Finnish user Joni Niemi said: "We love you Norway! How many square kilometres of mosquito-infested swampland would you like in exchange?"

Another commenter from Norway said: "Great idea. We have enough mountains."

Two potential problems are the fact that the Sami ethnic minority group claim all of northern Norway as their traditional territory, while the first line of Norway's constitution says Norway is supposed to be "indivisible".


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24 Hilarious Posts That Only Gamers Will Understand

It’s a beautiful day outside…time to play video games with the windows open.

This truth.

This truth.

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This representation of villain logic.

This representation of villain logic.

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When your mom didn't understand that you have to wait for it to save.

When your mom didn't understand that you have to wait for it to save.

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This horrible feeling.

This horrible feeling.

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David Tennant Explained The Theory Of General Relativity And The Geekiness Is Exceptional

I’m sorry, I’m so sorry but this is perfect.

Windfall Films has created an animated video starring former Doctor Who actor David Tennant to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and it's absolutely delightful.

Windfall Films has created an animated video starring former Doctor Who actor David Tennant to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and it's absolutely delightful.

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The video explains how Einstein combined space and time in one theory, as well as his ideas about the origins of the universe.

The video explains how Einstein combined space and time in one theory, as well as his ideas about the origins of the universe.

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The video also shows how scientists have tested Einstein's theory against the properties of dark energy and dark matter – the makeup of 95% of the universe.

The video also shows how scientists have tested Einstein's theory against the properties of dark energy and dark matter – the makeup of 95% of the universe.

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It's perfect that the former Time Lord would lend his voice to describing the wonders of time and relative dimensions in space.

It's perfect that the former Time Lord would lend his voice to describing the wonders of time and relative dimensions in space.

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31 Celebrity Fashion Trends That Sadly Didn't Make A Comeback In 2015

So. Much. Satin.

The world saw its fair share of celeb fashion moments in 2015. Taylor Swift and her #squad jumped at every available opportunity to show off the fact that they ~never go out of style~...

The world saw its fair share of celeb fashion moments in 2015. Taylor Swift and her #squad jumped at every available opportunity to show off the fact that they ~never go out of style~...

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This Sleepy Baby Had The Most Adorable Christmas Photo Shoot With Santa

After baby Zeke fell asleep in line, Santa made lemonade out of lemons.

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The 23 Best Tinder Responses Of 2015

“Hello baby” “Hi infant”

When David failed on a fantastical level.

When Gordon was forced to look deep inside himself.

When this guy's failure was magnified.

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When Sergio's poetry didn't go unnoticed.


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Erykah Badu Effortlessly Threw Shade At Iggy Azalea Last Night

Bippity Boppity Bloop!

This is Erykah Badu. She's a pretty big deal in the hip-hop music scene, and if you don't know about her, please upgrade your life ASAPtually.

This is Erykah Badu. She's a pretty big deal in the hip-hop music scene, and if you don't know about her, please upgrade your life ASAPtually.

Last night the Soul Train Awards aired on BET and Badu was the host.

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During a segment of the show, Badu pretends to receive a call from rapper Iggy Azalea.

The shade happened when Badu stated, "Oh yeah, you can come (presumably to the awards ceremony) 'cause what you're doing is definitely not rap."

Just moments before, Badu talked about how there wouldn't be any awards given out for hip-hop, another reason why her diss to Azalea dug deep since her skills on the mic are questionable.

Is Miss Badu wrong though?

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What's Going On Around The World Today

HERE ARE THE TOP STORIES

Planned Parenthood officials said they believe opposition to abortion spurred Friday’s deadly shooting at a clinic in Colorado Springs.

A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday, opening fire and killing three people. A police officer, identified as 44-year-old Garrett Swasey, and two civilians — identified as Ke’Arre M. Stewart and Jennifer Markovsky — were killed. Nine others were injured, five of whom are police officers, and are said to be in good condition.

The suspect was identified as 57-year-old Robert L. Dear from North Carolina. He was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff. His motives aren’t clear yet, but witnesses said Dear was motivated by opposition to abortion, muttering the words “no more baby parts” during his arrest, BBC News writes. Some abortion opponents celebrated the shooting on social media afterward.

A suspect is led away in handcuffs by police after the shooting.

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And a little extra.

Abortion rights groups say political rhetoric contributed to the shooting. The anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress has released a series of edited videos since June, in which it claims to document “Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts,” BuzzFeed News’ Dan Vergano writes. (The legal system calls them “fetal remains” while medical researchers call them “fetal cells.”) The videos, after sparking abortion politics this fall, “increased threats against clinics,” Planned Parenthood has said.

“Beyond the near-daily protests at the public sidewalk adjacent to the medical complex, no city or Planned Parenthood official was aware of any previous threat of violence directed at the Colorado Springs clinic,” BuzzFeed News’ Claudia Koerner writes from Colorado Springs.

Including Friday’s attack, at least 11 people have been killed in attacks on abortion clinics in the U.S. since 1993, the New York Times writes.

WE’RE KEEPING AN EYE ON

A two-week United Nations climate summit, where nearly 200 countries will discuss the curbing of global emissions, started today in Paris.

U.S. President Barack Obama told world leaders on Monday that they must act now on combating climate change or it’ll be too late. “This summer I saw the effects of climate change firsthand in Alaska where the sea is already swallowing villages,” he said. “It was a preview of one possible future and a glimpse of our children’s fate if we don’t address climate change.”

We asked BuzzFeed News’ science reporter Dan Vergano, who has covered climate research and politics for two decades, some questions about the summit.

So, what’s actually going down at these climate talks?

VERGANO: World leaders and negotiators from rich countries are going to spend a lot of time in Paris pledging to cut their emissions, and trying to bribe poor countries to keep them from increasing their emissions as well. They’ll also come up with a way to check that everyone — rich and poor countries alike — is actually doing what they promise.

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And what’s their goal?

VERGANO: They want to produce the framework of an agreement that will stabilize greenhouse gas emissions near, or below, a level that is considered dangerous by a 1992 U.N. treaty (generally seen as a 2 degrees Celsius or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit increase in average surface temperatures over pre-industrial levels). Basically, we’re setting a ceiling of how much warming of Earth we will tolerate in the decades to come.

We can actually expect a meaningful agreement on reducing future greenhouse emissions to come out of this meeting, which is a different — and better — outcome than past climate meetings. The U.S. and China (the world’s top two polluters) have agreed to do something about climate change. The question is: How effective and how credible is the way the eventual agreement promises to achieve those reductions?

What’s the implication for the future?

VERGANO: We know that the agreement will include significant emission cut pledges from major emitters — such as China, the U.S., Europe, Japan, India, and others — which will be substantial, but likely not enough to keep warming below the 2 degrees Celsius limit.

One of the strengths of the current process appears to be that every country will be free to make good on its promises in its own way, so the effects will vary from place to place. A truly effective treaty will spur large investments in low-carbon power plants worldwide and a clear move away from fossil fuels in the next three decades. That might be too much to hope for from an agreement of 196 nations now but it should be a nudge in that direction at the very least.

Worldwide protests were held ahead of the climate summit. How much do you know about climate change? Take our quiz.

With France still under a state of emergency following the Paris terror attacks earlier this month, the planned climate march in the host city was canceled. Activists instead left pairs of shoes at the Place de le République as a symbolic gesture.

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

A lost chapter of American history — a scandalous boxing match between a black sailor and a Jewish sailor that ended in the death of the latter, on a Navy warship.

In 1905, the sailors faced each other in a boxing match — or “a smoker” — in a makeshift ring on the deck of the USS Yankee. “What was intended to be entertainment for hundreds of idle soldiers instead turned into a tragedy, marking a pivotal, if overlooked, moment in the history of race in the American military,” BuzzFeed News’ Aram Roston writes.

The light was dim, though the boxing ring was lit by the most advanced electric Navy deck lights of the day, 32 candlepower lamps. (A modern car headlight is 5,000 candlepower.) Diagonally across the ring, Raphael Cohen could see Jordan Johnson, a black man, calm and silent, an experienced fighter, waiting in his corner.

The two fighters were small and fast-moving, Roston reports. “Around them, the ship was crammed, virtually infested with spectators: Marines and sailors from every ship in the squadron languishing in the doldrums off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Six hundred men in uniform, standing, sitting, perched on the rigging and the rails, watching and laughing.”

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Quick things to know:

  • Counting is under way in Burkina Faso, where voters headed to the polls to elect a new president and parliament after a year of political turmoil. (BBC News)

  • Two Israeli teens were found guilty Monday of beating and burning to death a 16-year-old Palestinian in 2014. (BuzzFeed News)

  • Pope Francis made his first visit to a war zone on Sunday during his African tour, the first time he’s visited the continent as pontiff. (New York Times)

  • A gas leak at a stainless steel factory in China killed 10 people and poisoned seven others in the eastern province of Shandong. (BBC News)

  • In a new deal with the European Union, Turkey agreed to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas, and renewed talks on joining the E.U. (Reuters)

  • More than a dozen people were killed on Friday in a bombing at a Shiite procession in Nigeria. The attack is believed to be the work of Boko Haram. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The University of Chicago closed down its Hyde Park campus Monday after being warned by the FBI of an online threat of gun violence. (BuzzFeed News)

  • U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks by visiting the Bataclan concert hall, the deadliest scene of the attacks. (The Guardian)

  • Adele’s new album, 25, sold a record-shattering 3.38 million copies in its first week in the U.S. (Billboard)

  • Whisper campaigns and “zipper problems”: How Jeb Bush’s allies tried — and failed — to stop Marco Rubio. (BuzzFeed News)

  • Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant wrote a poem announcing his retirement from professional basketball at the end of the 2015–2016 season. (BuzzFeed News)

Bryant’s poem was titled “Dear Basketball.”

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Happy Monday

Two Australian fishermen got a shock when they caught a struggling wombat while fishing on a lake in Tasmania on Friday. They quickly came to the adorable creature’s rescue, and scooped him up in a net, BuzzFeed News’ Alicia Melville-Smith writes. One of the fishermen, Bob Wilton, told BuzzFeed: “Wombats can be quite aggressive but he just sat patiently and waited for us to take him back to the shore. When we put him out of the boat he just waddled off into the bush.”

Apparently, wombats are quite strong swimmers. Who knew?

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