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The Vatican would baptize aliens!


The senior Vatican scientist, brother Guy Consolmagno, says he is hopeful of aliens visiting our planet and would want to baptize them. In a recent interview, Consolmagno said that if humanity somehow found aliens, he’d be open to baptizing them. That is, if they asked to be baptized. The Church is open to the idea of intelligent life outside Earth. After all, Consolomagno says, God is bigger than humanity.

He also dismissed Creationism, the literal belief in Chapter 1 of Genesis, which says that God created everything in seven days, and has stated that science and religion can work together. 

While to some it may seem odd that the Catholic Church would have scientists. There is a Papal academy of Science that keeps the Pope and other important priests up to date on the latest scientific developments. Stephen Hawking is even one of the members! Read more on the Church and aliens here! 

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Antarctica is a desert!


There is little precipitation in Antarctica since it is a polar region. It has neither lakes nor rivers and is actually the driest continent.

It is known as the world’s driest desert, because in its interior region the extreme cold freezes the water vapor out of the air.

Annual snowfall is equal to less than 5 centimeters of rain. Antarctica is also the only place in the world not claimed or owned by any country.

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There is a caffeinated bar of soap that has the effect of one cup of coffee!


It is called Shower Shock. It's concentration of caffeine is so strong that it is the equivalent of drinking 1 cup of coffee per shower. This is because the caffeine is absorbed through your skin.


 


One bar of this soap contains approximately 12 servings/showers per 4 ounce bar with 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving. The price per bar is $6.99 and they promise that showering will give you a “jolt” of energy. So, if you don’t have time for coffee, but still want the effect, this is your solution. Would this change the definition of the phrase “We should go grab a coffee sometime”?


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You only have two fears when you are Born


When you are first born your only fears were of falling and of loud noises. They are built into your DNA and have been passed down from generation to generation as a survival mechanism

Their sole purpose is to keep you alive, and create emotion that will motivate you to avoid danger. 

Every other fear you face you have learned throughout your life. 

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Canada accounts for 90% of all mustard seed exports worldwide!


More facts about mustard:

• Cooking food with mustard dramatically decreases the condiment’s pungency.

• Yellow mustard (a.k.a. regular mustard) is the most commonly used mustard in the U.S. The rest of the world calls it American mustard. It is a very mild mustard colored bright yellow due to the use of turmeric. It was introduced over 100 years ago in 1904 by George T. French who bet that Americans would prefer milder tasting mustard than what was available at the time.

• French’s website aggressively encourages people to opt for mustard as the condiment of choice because mayonnaise is full of fat, and ketchup is full of sugar.

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