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The Big Bang Theory plot hole discovered with Leonard’s poor eyesight

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The Big Bang Theory fans have discovered a new plot hole in regards to Leonard’a (Johnny Galecki) poor eye-sight.

As any self-respecting fan of the iconic sitcom will tell you, Leonard wears glasses, and needs them to generally move around and be a functioning human being.

But one episode in particular of The Big Bang Theory, there are two conflicting events that don’t seem to agree on just how bad Leonard’s eye-sight is.

Leaving Sheldon (Jim Parsons) at home to be cared for by Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Leonard and Howard (Simon Helberg) go on a trip to the cinema to watch a Planet of the Apes marathon

Before the films start, Leonard breaks his glasses – but seems to have no problems watching the images on screen.

But when he comes back to the apartment, due to his poor eye-sight, he can no longer navigate his living room, and falls over. A lot.

So…which is it? Can Leonard see without his glasses or not? Plot hole alert!

The gang’s tale is full of plot holes, sorry! (Picture: CBS)

It was recently revealed, too, that despite the show ending in 2019, there were actually two more seasons planned before the axe.

This plan was terminated when Sheldon Cooper star Jim quit and the producers decided not to continue without their leading man.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk one year after The Big Bang Theory aired its grande finale, production designer John Shaffner revealed the moment he learnt it was all over – before the cast even knew.

‘It was midway through the season,’ Shaffner began. ‘We were on a hiatus week and we came back and did our production meeting where we went through the script very quickly.

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‘And then we got up and left and they started doing the table read and somewhere during that time word had got out that it was the last year.

‘The news that it was ending had been leaked because Warner Brothers had prepared a proper roll-out of explaining it to everybody, but the cast didn’t know.

‘What had occurred was Jim Parsons had been in touch with Chuck Lorre over the hiatus week and had said he couldn’t come back and do anymore. And Chuck had always said if one member of the cast left the show then the show would have to end.

‘Warner Brothers and CBS wanted to sign for about two more years.’

The Big Bang Theory is available to stream now via Netflix.

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Pixel Buds 2: Follow these 9 tips to get the most out of Google’s wireless earbuds

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Google’s Pixel Buds 2 have plenty of features you need to learn. 


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Google’s Pixel Buds 2 are the real deal. They sound great, are sweat-resistant and offer a good fit thanks to changeable tips and a fin that holds them in your ears. But there’s more to the Pixel Buds 2 than just fit and sound quality. For example, you can use these tiny gadgets to keep tabs on your inbox due to Google Assistant integration, and even though they lack active noise cancellation, they’ll automatically adjust the volume to match the sound level of your environment.

From fast pairing and checking battery levels to pairing your Pixel Buds 2 with a non-Android phone, we walk you through everything you need to know about the Pixel Buds 2 below.


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Setup is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Pairing the Pixel Buds to your Android phone or tablet takes less than 30 seconds. Seriously. All you need to do is open the Pixel Buds case next to your unlocked phone and wait for the prompt. Here, this is what it looks like:

Pairing takes just a few seconds. Really. 


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Once the prompt shows up, tap on it and let your phone and Buds do the rest of the work. Notice the alert says the Pixel Buds will be connected to your Google account, meaning you can quickly connect to the Pixel Buds on any Android device you’re signed into. Just open the case near your other phone or tablet and wait for an alert to appear on your screen that says something along the lines of “Your saved device is available” and tap it to connect. 

After pairing the Pixel Buds, you should see a prompt asking if you want to install the Pixel Buds app. The answer is yes, you do — the app is how you unlock more sweet features. 

If you’re pairing the Pixel Buds to a Pixel phone, you won’t have to install the app, it’s built into your device. You can access it by opening the Bluetooth settings page and tapping on the gear icon next to your Pixel Buds. 

We have instructions for pairing the Pixel Buds to a non-Android device at the bottom of this post.

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The charging case has a battery indicator, but what about the Buds? 


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Easily check the battery level

There are two main ways to check the battery status of your Pixel Buds and the charging case. You can open the Pixel Buds app, where battery stats are prominently displayed at the top. Or you can unlock your phone and open the charging case with the Pixel Buds still inside, and a second or two later, an alert will tell you everything you need to know about battery levels. 

You can charge the Pixel Buds case by placing it on a wireless charging pad, or through the USB-C port on the bottom. 

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Go through the Pixel Buds tutorial so you can master the gestures and controls. 


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Learn the controls

Both Pixel Buds act as giant touch panels, allowing you to tap on or swipe across them to do things like play or pause music or prompt Google Assistant to read your notifications. Here’s a quick rundown of the gestures you have to know:

Single tap: Play/pause or answer an incoming call.

Double-tap: Skip track, end or reject a call, and stop Google Assistant.

Triple-tap: Go back a track.

Swipe forward: Turn the volume up.

Swipe backward: Turn the volume down.

Long-press: While touching either Bud, you can talk to Google Assistant, or if you release after you hear the chime, Google Assistant read your notifications. 

In-ear detection is pretty darn cool

Don’t worry about hitting pause before you take a Pixel Bud out. They are smart enough to know when they’re in your ears, and will automatically pause when you take one out. Put it back in to resume playback. 

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Adaptive Sound is a must-have feature. 


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Magical volume control

The Pixel Buds can automagically adjust their volume based on how quiet or noisy of an environment you’re in. Adaptive Sound is turned off by default, but you can — and should — turn it on. 

Open the Pixel Buds app or settings page, tap Adaptive Sound and slide the switch to the On position. 

With Adaptive Sound turned on, your Pixel Buds will make subtle adjustments to their volume levels as the noise around you changes. If you make any manual adjustment, Adaptive Sound will temporarily stop making changes until the ambient noise significantly changes. Pretty cool stuff. 

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Google Assistant adds an extra layer of features to the Pixel Buds 2 you shouldn’t skip over. 


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Set up Google Assistant

After initial pairing, you’ll be asked if you want to set up Google Assistant on the Pixel Buds. Doing so means Google Assistant will read new alerts from apps of your choosing and let you reply without picking up your phone.

Of course, the normal Google Assistant-type tasks will also be possible, like controlling a smart light or adjusting your Nest thermostat. 

Open the Pixel Buds app and tap on Google Assistant to start the setup process, which includes giving Assistant access to your phone’s notifications. Once done, you can tailor which app notifications you’ll have read to you automatically and control whether or not the Pixel Buds will respond to the “Hey, Google” wake phrase. 

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The Find Device feature may save you one day. 


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Find a lost Bud

Completely wireless earbuds are amazing, but they’re also very easy to lose. One second you’re listening to your favorite tunes, then you take one out and set it down and walk away. Thankfully, Google included a tool that helps you find your lost Bud into the Pixel Buds app. 

Open the app and select Find Device. Next, tap on the Bud that’s missing and then listen. The Bud will start playing a sound, quiet at first, slowly getting louder until you hopefully find it. 

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Pairing with a non-Android device is painless. 


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Pair with an iPhone, PC or Mac

The Pixel Buds can be used with any Bluetooth-capable device like an iPhone, iPad ($314 at Best Buy), Mac or PC. Granted, you won’t get to use some of the more advanced features like fast pairing and Google Assistant, but all is not lost. You’ll still have auto-pause and play, and volume control gestures, along with tap control, will also work. 

Follow these steps to pair your Pixel Buds with a non-Android device:

1. With the Pixel Buds in the charging case, open it, then press and hold in the button on the back of the case. 

2. The white light between the Buds will begin to blink.

3. Open the Bluetooth settings menu on your device and look for your Pixel Buds. 

4. Select your Pixel Buds on your device and follow the prompts to complete pairing.

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Factory reset your Pixel Buds 2 using the button on the back of the charge case. 


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Factory reset your Pixel Buds

If you’re ready to pass your Pixel Buds along to someone else, or just want to start over, you can factory reset them with ease. Start charging the case via the USB-C port, with the Pixel Buds inside it, then press and hold the button on the back until the pairing light stops blinking. 

The light will then blink white and orange for a few seconds, and then return to blinking just white indicating the reset is complete.

Now that you’ve mastered your Pixel Buds 2, it’s time to master your Android phone. We found some killer hidden features, and have a complete walkthrough of all the Android 10 gestures. And we can’t forget to mention our guide to the rest of the important Android 10 features you need to know

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Emmerdale’s Charley Webb gets candid over postnatal depression

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Emmerdale’s Charley Webb gets candid over postnatal depression (Picture: Rex/@charleywebb)

Emmerdale’s Charley Webb has got candid over her postnatal depression after giving birth to three sons, Buster, 10, Bowie, four and 10-month-old Ace Gene.

The actress, who shares her bambinos with co-star Matthew Wolfenden, has kept fans well up-to-date with her home life throughout all three of her pregnancies.

And things have been no different since she welcomed her latest addition, seeing the proud mum share a picture of her brood all together for the first time, just hours after Ace was born.

She told her Instagram followers: ‘I can’t lie, I find being pregnant really hard but at the same time, I do know how lucky I am to be able to fall pregnant pretty easily / at all.

‘I had horrendous sickness with all three of the boys which pretty much lasted my whole pregnancies. I found it so hard to be able to function, all I wanted to do was lie down and sleep. Something that gets harder when you’ve got others running around.’

The star continued: ‘I know it could have been a lot worse so I’m not complaining, I’m just being honest.

‘My births, on the other hand, have all been amazing. I suffered with postnatal depression after Buster which I didn’t realise at the time.’

The star confessed she had ‘horrendous’ sickness during her pregnancies (Picture: Instagram / @charleywebb)

Turning her attention to her eldest son, Charley explained: ‘With Bowie, I was so aware how I felt before that I really managed things much better. I made sure I got him in a routine really early on and for me, I think that helped me (I’m a bit of a control freak).

‘The jump from 2-3 I found the hardest. Luckily Ace is a really good baby but suddenly there’s more of them than there is of you.’

‘As I’ve got older (and had more babies) I’ve learnt that talking to friends and being honest with how I’m feeling has been the best thing for me,’ she stated. ‘That would be my biggest piece of advice, be honest, be truthful.

‘No feelings are wrong, no matter what they are. We all have good days and bad and that’s ok.’

She shares her bambinos with Matthew Wolfenden (Picture: WireImage)

Charley then urged her followers to share their own experiences as part of the My Expert Midwife campaign.

She explained: ‘For every story and experience about your journey to motherhood shared using the hashtag #myexpertmidwifeXpanda @My_Expertmidwife will donate £1 to @Pandas_UK to support women suffering and help end the stigma around maternal mental health.’

Fans were quick to comment and applauded the soapie’s bravery for opening up on her social media.

‘Thank you for being open and honest, can’t imagine how hard that must of been . Especially someone like yourself that is in the public eye,’ one wrote while another added: ‘That is such a lovely statement for mums to see as we are all human and just because they see you on tv doesn’t mean you don’t suffer.’

Someone else felt the same and told the star: ‘It’s really nice to read this I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and I’m suffering so much with sickness and obviously with the situation trying to homeschool two boys.’

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Rick and Morty recap: In Childrick of Mort, big daddy Rick fights a god

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Rick thinks of himself as a god, so this fight was really inevitable.


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(Warning: Spoilers ahead for the May 24 episode of Rick and Morty.) The Sanchez-Smith family start off Sunday’s new Rick and Morty episode, Childrick of Mort, all together as a family, as dad Jerry drags them off on a family outing. But this ain’t the Brady Bunch’s camping episode. Jerry’s dream gets derailed when it turns out that Rick once had, uh, sexual congress with a sentient planet, and the planet now wants its alleged baby daddy to show up and represent. 

Show co-creator Dan Harmon said in a video that someone on staff just suggested the idea of Rick getting romantic with a planet and the idea took off from there. But there’s a deeper topic to the show.

“The (episode’s) theme is actually parenting,” director Kyounghee Lim said in the video. 

And so it is, at least for two of the show’s three plots. In one, Rick teams up with daughter Beth, who doesn’t want to see her dad’s supposed new children neglected the way she was. The two work together to direct the careers and futures of the race of apparent Ricks, with Beth and her dad relating in a way they seldom have in the past. There may be questions about who fathered the Rick-like creatures, but there’s no doubt that Beth is her crazy yet capable father’s daughter.

Meanwhile, Jerry’s depressed because Morty and Summer have rejected his camping plans and don’t want his (actually delicious-looking) s’mores. But when he finds himself stranded with a rejected bunch of the Rick-like kids, he discovers that some creatures will actually listen to and respect him — just not his own offspring. Like Jerry himself, this plot was the dud of the episode.

And Morty and Summer, deprived of their spring-break plans for video game binging and druggie parties, manage to find a crashed spaceship that allows them to get their fill of both those activities. Or so they think. It’s through absolutely no skill of their own that they end up saving the day when Rick is losing a fistfight with a Zeus-like god named Reggie.

It’s fun to see the whole family back in action in Childrick of Morty, though I still think The Vat of Acid episode from last week is by far the best Rick and Morty offering of season 4. Summer, Beth and Jerry are fun, but the show’s called Rick and Morty for a reason, and the two title characters don’t get to interact much this time around.

Rick and Morty fans may not want next Sunday to come too quickly. The fourth-season finale airs May 31 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim at 11:30 p.m. PT. It’s titled Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri, so may the Force be with us all as we face an unknown stretch of time with no new Rick and Morty.

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