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Pope Francis has a Master's degree! See why it's controversial

Pope Francis has a Master's degree! See why it's controversial


Pope Francis, the current head of the Catholic Church, stirs up controversy with just about everything he has done.

This surprising news takes the cake.

He is a massive supporter of the scientific community, for good reason. A little known fact about the Pope is that he has a strong academic background, graduating from the University of Buenos Aires with a Master's degree in chemistry! Some feel that this interest in science is at odds with the Catholic mission.

Another Jesuit member of the Catholic Church, Guy Consolmagno, explained his fascination with asteroids. Guy explained that studying science is like playing a puzzle with God, and it makes him feel as if he is interacting with the Creator!

Perhaps this explains Pope Francis' religious views, as well as his fascination with science!

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The goodie bag given to Oscar nominees was worth $48,000 in 2013. What was in the bag is bizarre!


The "everyone wins at the Oscars" nominee gift bag is the organizer's way to say "sorry you did not win." It is a goodie bag stuffed with all kinds of gifts and vouchers, ranging in price from a meager $4 to a staggering $12,000.

The items included are unexpected: A six-pack box of Naked Premium Condoms valued at $20 and a $5000 voucher for a 'Vampire face-lift' that involves re-injecting blood platelets into your face. There is also the mere $4 bottle of Windex touch up cleaner, in contrast with the $12,000 stay at Lizard Island.

Then, it gets even more bizarre. There is maple syrup; a self-help book about starting over (ironic, after failing to win an Oscar); candles that look like pastries and confectioneries; chocolatines to the value of $95 and then —because it may be necessary after that—five training sessions with celebrity trainer, Lalo Fuentes. After a session, you may want to puff on the $40 pack of electric cigarettes included in the swag bag.

The value of the goodie bag reached a five year low in 2013. Although the total value of the goodie bag came to about $48,000, one has to wonder if that odd array of gifts can ever make up for not having an Oscar on your mantelpiece.

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The goodie bag given to Oscar nominees was worth $48,000 in 2013. What was in the bag is bizarre!

The goodie bag given to Oscar nominees was worth $48,000 in 2013. What was in the bag is bizarre!


The "everyone wins at the Oscars" nominee gift bag is the organizer's way to say "sorry you did not win." It is a goodie bag stuffed with all kinds of gifts and vouchers, ranging in price from a meager $4 to a staggering $12,000.

The items included are unexpected: A six-pack box of Naked Premium Condoms valued at $20 and a $5000 voucher for a 'Vampire face-lift' that involves re-injecting blood platelets into your face. There is also the mere $4 bottle of Windex touch up cleaner, in contrast with the $12,000 stay at Lizard Island.

Then, it gets even more bizarre. There is maple syrup; a self-help book about starting over (ironic, after failing to win an Oscar); candles that look like pastries and confectioneries; chocolatines to the value of $95 and then —because it may be necessary after that—five training sessions with celebrity trainer, Lalo Fuentes. After a session, you may want to puff on the $40 pack of electric cigarettes included in the swag bag.

The value of the goodie bag reached a five year low in 2013. Although the total value of the goodie bag came to about $48,000, one has to wonder if that odd array of gifts can ever make up for not having an Oscar on your mantelpiece.

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Horror writer Stephen King owns his own #1 radio station! Here's how it climbed to the top


Stephen King doesn't just write books! WKIT-FM is a radio station that is part of the Zone Corporation media group owned by author Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha King.

It is located in Bangor, Maine, where King also resides, and is one of the few radio stations in the USA that is still locally owned. It has been a classic rock station since 1990.

The radio station has always been consistent and that launched it to #1 in the ratings. What makes it special is the fact that it is the only station in the state—and one of few in the USA—that is live 24 hours per day. There is a DJ on air at all times.

If you are wondering why Stephen King owns a Rock radio station, you probably also do not know that he is in the band "Rock Bottom Remainders." The other band members are Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Robert Fulghum, Matt Groenig and Roy Blount, Jr. The band spent two weeks touring the East Coast and massacred rock songs in "clubs where the customers brandished books, and clubs where the listeners brandished clubs."

He has even occasonally dropped references to the station in his books. In his novel 11-22-63, the character Jake saves most of the Dunning family and when he comes back to 2011 he looks up Ellen Dunning. He calls her and finds out she's a "jock for WKIT in Bangor, you know, a disk jockey?"

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