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Pope Francis Gave a Surprise TED Talk

April 26, 2017 |

Pope Francis had a message for the powerful in an unexpected talk aired at the TED conference Tuesday. “The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly,” he said, per Reuters . The 18-minute talk, recorded in…
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Beyonce Has a Surprise for 4 ‘Bold’ College Students

April 25, 2017 |

Beyonce has apparently taken her message of feminist empowerment to heart, and she’s putting her money where her melodious mouth is, per Pitchfork . To mark the first anniversary of her Lemonade album, the singer is offering four “Formation Scholars” scholarships for young black women for the 2017-2018 school year, the…
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Emmanuel Macron: The next surprise president?

April 21, 2017 |

He was once the subject of mockery in French political circles — now it appears that Emmanuel Macron could have the last laugh.
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The Nonsurprising Surprise in Starbucks’ Unicorn Frap: Sugar

April 20, 2017 |

If riding an enormous sugar high can help you start to see unicorns, Starbucks’ new Unicorn Frappuccino is your ticket to a world of magic. Otherwise, it’s likely just the fast track to an insulin therapy regimen. The limited-edition drink—which the Washington Post snarks tastes like “sour birthday cake…
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Surprise: US Carrier Nowhere Near N. Korea

April 18, 2017 |

If the USS Carl Vinson is supposed to be near the Korean peninsula sending an ominous signal to North Korea, nobody informed the USS Carl Vinson. Despite a slew of reports suggesting that the aircraft carrier was in the area , or about to be, a report at Defense News reveals…
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Waitress’s $400 Tip Was Just the First Surprise

April 17, 2017 |

It’s not every day you get a 200% tip. For Hawaiian waitress Cayla Chandara, that was only the beginning. Chandara, 22, struck up a conversation with a friendly Australian couple last week at the Thai restaurant where she works in Waikiki. They got to talking and she mentioned her 80-hour…
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Xi Pays Surprise Visit to Alaska

April 8, 2017 |

China’s President Xi Jinping followed up what President Trump called a “tremendous” summit with a look at some of Alaska’s tremendous views. Xi made a surprise stop in Anchorage late Friday on his way back to Beijing from the US. The leader and his entourage went from the airport to…
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Birth Certificate Holds a Surprise for Doris Day

April 2, 2017 |

To Doris Day’s many admirers, the pert and fresh-faced charmer who starred in Pillow Talk and Move Over Darling is ageless. But Day turns 95 on Monday—which is a birthday surprise to even the star herself, who has long pegged her age to a 1924 birthdate that would make…
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Guess How Icelandic Couples Celebrated Surprise Soccer Win 9 Months Ago?

March 29, 2017 |

How long ago was it that Iceland’s soccer team, in a “stunning” upset, beat England’s at Euro 2016? Well, just about nine months. And, as goal.com humorously points out, over this past weekend—which marked almost exactly nine months from Iceland’s June 27 win—an Icelandic hospital announced it…
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