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			<img src="https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1472491235688-bdc81a63246e?ixlib=rb-0.3.5&q=85&fm=jpg&crop=entropy&cs=srgb&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjE0NTg5fQ&s=17d687b8b0b7e6da5ee22d8f343f09cd" alt="A beautiful siamese cat with blue eyes" width="800px" height="600px" />
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			<h3>Cats are great</h3>
			<p>While it is commonly thought that the ancient Egyptians were the first to domesticate cats, the oldest known pet cat was recently found in a 9,500-year-old grave on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This grave predates early Egyptian art depicting cats by 4,000 years or more.</p>
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			<h3>Cat limitations</h3>
			<p>A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.</p>
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			<h3>Space cats</h3>
			<p>The first cat in space was a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat”) In 1963, France blasted the cat into outer space. Electrodes implanted in her brains sent neurological signals back to Earth. She survived the trip.</p>
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			<img src="https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1518843025960-d60217f226f5?ixlib=rb-0.3.5&q=80&fm=jpg&crop=entropy&cs=tinysrgb&w=400&fit=max&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjE0NTg5fQ&s=6d2c2d79afc7d50fe882bdca5e4bbd4a" alt="A tortoiseshell cat looking alert" width="600px" height="800px" />
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			<h3>Cats are brainy</h3>
			<p>A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.</p>
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@import url("https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,400i,700");

* {
	box-sizing: border-box;
}

// Basic visual styling
body {
	font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
}

img {
	width: 100%;
	height: auto;
	display: block;
}

figure {
	margin: 0;
}

h3 {
	margin: 0 0 20px 0;
	font-size: 1.6rem;
	letter-spacing: -0.04em;
}

p {
	line-height: 1.4;
	margin-bottom: 0;
}

.container {
	position: relative;
}

// Grid stuff starts here
.grid {
	padding: 40px 0;
	display: grid;
	grid-template-columns: [start] minmax(20px, 1fr) [wrapper-start] repeat(12, minmax(0, 70px)) [wrapper-end] minmax(20px, 1fr) [end];
	grid-gap: 20px;
}

.grid__media {
	grid-column: var(--mediaStart, 2) / var(--mediaEnd, 9);
}

.grid__text {
	grid-column: var(--textStart, 10) / span 4;
}

.grid__media,
.grid__text {
	grid-row: 1; // We want to keep our items on the same row
}

// Background grid, for illustration
.grid--bg {
	position: absolute;
	top: 0;
	left: 0;
	width: 100%;
	height: 100%;
	z-index: -1;
	
	div {
		background-color: #ECEFF1;
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}

// Placement with variables
.grid--2 {
	--mediaEnd: end;
	--textStart: wrapper-start;
}

.grid--2,
.grid--4 {
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}

.grid--3 {
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.grid--4 {
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