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Amy Poehler & Jimmy Fallon Pair Up With 'Smart Girls' To Test Their Knowledge! Watch!

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This is great on soooo many levels!

On Tuesday evening, Amy Poehler stopped by Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show to catch up with her former Saturday Night Live costar and to talk about her new comedy, The House. However, the funny duo made some time to promote a good cause as they faced off in a trivia game, named Are You Smarter Than a Smart Girl?.

Related: Lorde Admits THIS To Jimmy!

The new bit was inspired by the Parks And Recreation alum's AH-Mazing organization, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. For the game, the comedienne and the late night host were each paired with a "smart girl" and were asked to answer different questions about math, U.S. history, geography, and grammar.

Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for hilarity to ensue.

Be sure to ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarious face off for yourself (above)! Do YOU think you're smarter than a smart girl??

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Black-ish Star Yara Shahidi Is Going To… Harvard!

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Black-ish star Yara Shahidi is headed to Harvard! Looks like that recommendation from Michelle Obama paid off!!

After casually getting into every college she applied for, the 17-year-old actress has decided to take her smarts and her talent to Cambridge after possibly deferring for a year!

The teen penned to Instagram announcing her decision on Tuesday with the photo (above):

"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated." ~ James Baldwin #CrimsonPride"

Congrats!!!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Legend Status! High School Senior Snags Acceptance To Yale With An Essay About Loving Pizza!

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Well, this is one way to get into college!

A high school senior is making a splash online as her tale about getting accepted to Yale University after writing about pizza has gone viral.

Carolina Williams, a student from Brentwood, TN, was tasked to write about something she loves to do for one prompt from the Ivy League school, and Papa John's Pizza was the first thing that came to mind.

Related: College Student Graduates Alongside His Immigrant Father!

While talking with AL.com, the 18-year-old explained:

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College Student Graduates Alongside His Immigrant Father! Dad-orable!

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College students should never be upstaged on Graduation Day — unless of course their parent is graduating along with them!

Ben Jeanty thought he would be the first in his family to graduate from college, but he couldn't be more proud to share the moment with his dad, Duvinson, who also recently graduated from William Paterson University.

Ben, a 27-year-old first-generation American said it was "incredible" receiving his diploma alongside his 63-year-old father, a Haitian immigrant who drove an NJ Transit bus for over 25 years.

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Ben received a degree in psychology while Duvinson earned his finance degree. The father-of-four enrolled in college part-time ten years ago when he was still working as a bus driver and taking care of his sick mother.

Ben explained his father always put others before himself, telling People:

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What The Actual Fuck — This Teacher Gave Her 13-Year-Old Student An Award For 'Most Likely To Become A Terrorist'!

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Wow, this is seriously so messed up.

A teacher in Texas thought it would be a hilarious idea to hand out mock awards to her students at the end of the school year… and really just proved what an incredible lack of judgement she has!

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This week, 13-year-old Lizeth Villanueva received an award from her Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School teacher — and instead of it honoring her grades or good behavior, the certificate read "Most Likely To Become A Terrorist."

WTF.

The seventh grader told KPRC:

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Will Ferrell Is One Of The Best Celebrity College Commencement Speakers Of All Time — But Which Other A-Listers Make The List??

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We're sure these students won't ever forget their college graduation.

Often times, commencement ends up being a long, drawn out ceremony which leaves students and loved ones alike in agony. However, every now and then, a commencement speaker livens things up — and it is everything.

Just ask Will Ferrell! Earlier in May, the Anchorman star kept University of Southern California grads laughing as he shockingly broke out into song by belting Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You. Not to mention, the A-lister dropped some inspiring AF words to the students too!

Discover the advice Will and several other celebs had to dish out to graduating students (below)!

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