Why the Pilgrims Came to America

This article started off as a short list of facts about the Mayflower, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620. But after doing a little research, we found ourselves immersed in a much more fascinating story than we anticipated -the tale of the Pilgrims’ journey to the New World and religious freedom. Here’s part one, which begins more than a century before the Pilgrims ever set sail.

UNHOLY ROMANS

Most modern democracies regard freedom of religion as a basic human right, but if you lived in Europe in the late Middle Ages, it was a very different story. The Roman Catholic Church was the state church in most of Western Europe. Although there were periods of tolerance for other religions scattered throughout the era, intolerance was largely the norm. But by the 16th century, things were beginning to change.

It all began with the Protestant Reformation, which traces it roots to the German monk Martin Luther, who in 1517 mailed his 95 Theses do the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg. Sharply critical of the corruption of the Church, Luther’s writings (which spread throughout Europe thanks to another new invention, the printing press) ignited the growing contempt for the Church in other countries. By 1534 the discontent had spread to England, where King Henry VIII cut ties with Rome and founded the Church of England, also known as the “Anglican” Church.

REFORM

But Henry had a personal reason for the break. Luther and the other Reformers broke from Rome on religious principles -they wanted a Church without a pope, or bishops, not to mention corruption. The Bible was supreme, they said, and wanted it translated into common German (instead of Latin) so that common people could read and interpret it for themselves.

Henry’s reason: The pope wouldn’t grant him a divorce. His aging wife, Catherine, hadn’t given birth to any male heirs, so the king wanted to divorce her and marry his “consort,” Anne Boleyn. Henry defied the pope: he divorced Catherine and married Anne anyway… and was promptly excommunicated. So in 1534, he created a new state religion, the Church of England, proclaiming himself as its leader.

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The Magnifying Spoon Lets You See How Your Enemies Secretly Contaminated Your Food

What did they put into your food?

"They"? Yes, you know: them. Your enemies.

You can make yourself safer by preparing your own food. But if you eat out, then you can't be sure that they didn't add a their own flavors to your meal, such as broken glass or human hair.

With the Magnifying Spoon, you've a chance of detecting contaminants in your food. Object Solutions, a design firm consisting of Ernesto D. Morales, Chris Maggio, and John Wilson, designed this tool that lets you peer into your food with greater clarity than ever before.


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It's a magnifying lens built into a spoon. Before you chow down on your chowder, peer inside. With the Magnifying Spoon, "you may be the victim of needless contamination, but you'll be damned if you're ever caught eating it."

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Incredibly Realistic Paintings by Jason De Graaf



I would have thought these gorgeous acrylic paintings by artist Jason De Graaf were photographs if I hadn't read the text that accompanied these images. He says via his website,

"My paintings are about staging an alternate reality, the illusion of verisimilitude on the painted surface, filtered so that it expresses my unique vision. Though my paintings may appear photoreal, my goal is not to reproduce or document faithfully what I see one hundred percent, but also to create the illusion of depth and sense of presence not found in photographs. I try to use objects as a vehicle to express myself, to tell a story, or hint at something beyond what is actually painted. Therefore I try to choose subjects that have meaning to me or are artifacts from my life.." 

Visit Jason De Graaf's website to see more of his work. 

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Dog Hitches Ride on Ambulance to Follow His Owner

J.R. Nicholson, 85, is a rancher in Mason County, Texas. Last week, he suddenly experienced chest pains. Brian Wright, one of his ranch hands, summoned an ambulance. The ambulance crew drove him toward a hospital in Fredericksburg. 

At about 20 miles along that journey, a driver flagged down the ambulance and told the crew that a dog was on one of the running boards of their vehicle. Buddy, a beagle mix, had decided to follow his owner, Nicholson, to the hospital. Michelle Gaitan writes for the Standard-Times:

“We didn’t have anything else to do but to load the dog up and put him in the ambulance and take him to the ER with us,” Brown said.

Brown remembers making the run out to Nicholson’s ranch in October after Nicholson’s ranch hand Brian Wright called for an ambulance. Nicholson had told Wright he felt dizzy and asked to go to the hospital. […]

Wright described Buddy as a playfully curious dog who likes rides on the tractor back on the ranch.

“It was kind of funny. We were inside and he had jumped onto the control switch and turned on the sirens and the lights,” Brown said as they were inside the emergency room. “We didn’t know what was going on.”

Nicholson was released from the hospital the same day.

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Australian and American Words

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You’ve heard it said that the U.S. and England are two countries divided by a common language. You can says that the U.S. and Australia are divided by a common language plus 12,000 miles. Mark and Christi Brown are a bicontinental couple -she’s American, he is Australian- who are teaching us the different words of their different languages. “Australian” as a language is close to British English with some colorful additions and wide-open pronunciations. The words can get confusing sometimes. In the followup video, they address common phrases as well, and we get some stories from their cross-cultural relationship. 

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A Nightmare On Pool Street - The Merc With A Mouth Of Madness


A Nightmare On Pool Street by Dr. Monekers

Wade wasn't sure what to make of the nightmarish realm he found himself trapped within after battling that mind screwing bastard Mentallo, especially because his new Freddy outfit looked a bit raggedy, but the claws were really cool! He still had the gift of gab, still had his merc fighting skills, but now he had super sharp razors on the end of his fingers and a city full of dreamland dummies to terrorize! He thought to himself "I could get used to living this Krueger guy's life. Now I just need to find some tacos...wait, no tacos! This really is a nightmare after all!"

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Daycare Auctioning off a Vasectomy


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It's not a good idea for future business, right? But the managers of the Island Bay Playcentre in Wellington, New Zealand think that auctioning off a vasectomy will help raise money right now.

The operation normally costs about $316 USD. Dr. Shane Dunphy, who has performed about 1,000 vasectomies, will inflict one to the winner of the auction. Matt Stewart writes for Stuff:

The voucher is valid until June but features a caveat - no frozen peas included, which is commonly applied by patients to reduce swelling.

Widely hailed as "hilarious" on the centre's Facebook page, the surgical auction item sparked some lively discussion including this gem from a mum to a dad: "Just saying, 2 c-sections later, now it's your turn."

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath

P.S. My wife comments, "I wonder if they've picked the parent they really want to win."


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20+ of the Most Famous Cats on the Internet

Garfi, "The World's Angriest Cat" | Image: Hulya Ozkok

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about "breaking the Internet." Apparently it's going to take a lot more than a large posterior to do it. Is there anything that could break the Internet? If I had to submit one guess in the way of an answer, it would be the removal of every cat image and video, and no others being allowed. The broken links alone would be "CATastrophic," as it were. Could net life as we know it continue? Who's to say but these characters, the most famous cats on the Internet? Each adds nine to the circle of Internet life, and things wouldn't be the same without them.

Bored Panda asked readers to submit and vote to rate the most famous cats on the Internet. Here are some of the highest ranked kitties. Visit this link to see the rest.


Shironeko, The Happiest/Sleepiest Cat | Image: 


Snoopy, "The Cutest Cat Ever" |  Image: www.weibo.com/snoopy409


Sam, The Cat With Eyebrows | Image: instagram.com/samhaseyebrows

 LilBUB, "The Permakitten" | Image: lilbub.com

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Best Friends Recreate Childhood Photo 20 Years Later

20 years ago, 6 friends in Los Angeles met in the home of one them. Someone snapped this photo.

7 years later, the boys were getting ready to go off to college. They liked the old photo and took another one in the same positions.

13 years after that photo, the 6 of them--still close friends after all these years--gathered together to make the photo again and to reminisce about old times and new. They are, from left to right, Matt Gruber, Joel Atia, Mykil Bachoian, Kevin Opos, and Ben Danon. Aviv Edelstein is in the front. Redditor downwarddawg took the photo and posted in on reddit.

Ryan Grenoble of the Huffington Post interviewed the 6 men about their wonderfully long-lasting relationship. When asked to explain the longevity of their relationship, Mykil responded:

I think the longevity of our friendship stems from the fact that we grew up together and have seen each other's growth and progress at every stage in life from about age 8. We are all from the same community and have common interests and backgrounds that overlap with one another. This makes it much easier to relate to each person's individual experiences, because certain things do not need to be explained to one another since we all have a shared understanding of the history that brought each person to any given point in life.

They're fortunate to have each other.


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Adam West Shares Facts About Batman, the TV Series

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CineFix has guest Adam West answer questions, some about the Batman TV series and a few personal, in this video. True or false: does West have a Batman tooth? Hit play for the answer. -Via Laughing Squid


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Sci-Fi Characters, Elizabethan Style

Sacha Goldberger, a photographer, always puts a playful spin on his work. In the past, we've seen him create lively portraits of his nonagenarian grandmother as a superhero, as well as reveal her unusual friendship with a chicken.

More recently, Goldberger added a classical flair to your favorite characters from science fiction and fantasy movies and comic books, including Boba Fett, Captain America, and Catwoman. They're dressed and posed in the artistic styles of the Dutch Renaissance. Goldberger calls the series "Super Flemish."

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Revenge Bento

Some mothers in Japan make creative bento lunches for their children every day -and they make them for their husbands, too. Every once in a while, married people are not on the best of terms with each other. A woman who gets up to make bento for a man she is angry with may make a lunch that differs from the usual creative, lovingly-packed lunch. The blog IroMegane collected some examples of Shikaeshi Bento (仕返し弁当) or “revenge lunchbox,” for which you can imagine a salaryman opening his lunch in front of his co-workers and finding out exactly how angry his wife is with him.

Some have snarky sayings cut from seaweed, in Japanese, so you have to read the captions. Some are illustrated, like the cockroaches at the top. Others are just difficult, like the corn. All he has to eat it with is chopsticks! See more of these at IroMegane. -via Metafilter

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How a Wound Heals

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In this TED-Ed animated lesson, Sarthak Sinha of the University of Toronto explains the process that goes on under our skins when we have a wound to the skin. Sinha thought the lesson was incomplete without explaining the process of scarring. Continue reading to see the followup video.

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Pac-Man and Wonder Woman Guitar Pillows

Etsy seller Natalie has an original idea for a craft: pop culture pillows. Specifically, she makes pillows that look like electric guitars and are covered in fabrics old school geeks will love. They're not playable, but they're plush and comfortable. Keep yours in a guitar stand and you might make a visitor do a double take. Then try to play the Pac-Man theme on it.

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Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?

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You knew it was coming sooner or later: a mashup of Breaking Bad and Frozen. This animated parody from animeme revisits Walter and Jesse in their later days, to the tune of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” The lyrics are at the YouTube page. But the question remains: does Jesse want to build a meth lab?

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Extremely Specific Nick Cage-Branded Cosmetics

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Yes, this is a real product. Shiro Cosmetics, a company that produces "hand-crafted makeup and geekery," offers this eye shadow. It doesn't just make you look like actor Nicholas Cage. It will specifically make you look like him raking leaves on a brisk October afternoon.

Shiro Cosmetics' other colors include Turkey Coma, a variety of Avengers colors, and one mysteriously named What's This Lever Do?

That's the color for me!


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Plants Vs. Plumbers - Sunshine And Sewer Pipes


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They were bros, they were plumbers, but in order to save the woman they both love they had to become landscaping heroes. When Mario and Luigi discovered a super sized weed with a healthy appetite for plumbers growing out of a pipe they knew it had to be destroyed, but they soon discovered the plant was hiding a dark secret involving turtles, warp zones and flowers made of fire. Two men in overalls, one agricultural nightmare. Plants Vs. Plumbers, coming soon to a console near you.

Wear this Plants Vs. Plumbers t-shirt by Matt Parsons and you'll score extra points for your great geeky taste and your love of funny mashups!

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Queso’s Coping Mechanism

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Queso is a pit bull with some issues. He suffers from phobias. According to his owner, he is afraid of “the kitchen floor, the printer, and doorways” among other things. Oh, he can face his fears; he just can’t face them head first. Speculation is that he ran into a glass door a few too many times in the past. Queso has figured out a workaround for getting through doorways, as you’ll see in this video. -via Tastefully Offensive

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Goldfish Tea Bags

The Taiwanese design firm Charm Villa makes tea bags that look like goldfish. Each one is assembled by machine and hand in a 16-step process. Tug on the cotton string and the bag will appear to swim within your cup.

(Photos: Charm Villa)

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Saartjie Baartman: The Original Booty Queen

With so much publicity for Kim Kardashian’s butt on the cover of Paper magazine and Nicki Minaj’s music video for “Anaconda,” Jezebel takes the opportunity for a look back at the original booty queen, a 19th-century woman billed as “The Hottentot Venus.” Saartjie Baartman grew up in what is now South Africa, a member of the Khoikhoi people, who the Dutch called Hottentots. Her remarkably generous backside gave her employer the idea of taking her to Europe and exhibiting her for the masses who’d never seen such a thing.

Like Kim, Saartjie (pronounced Sar-key) was voluptuous but tiny. She stood four feet, seven inches to Kim's purported five-three. Unlike Kim, she didn't just have her sizable assets in the way of talent. (Whether 'balancing a champagne glass on your ass' is a talent remains up for discussion.) She had learned and practiced multiple instruments in her native land (in what is now South Africa). On the stages of London and Paris, she regaled packed audiences with singing, dancing, and instrumental routines. When it comes to her contemporary booty-sisters, she is less Kim Kardashian, more Nicki Minaj.

"She had enormous skills," says Tamar Garb, professor of art history at University College London and a native of South Africa. "She spoke many languages—Dutch, English, some French, and her maternal tongue. She was very literate and sophisticated. The show she put on was very much a performance, even if the role she was required to play was that of a 'savage' femininity."

Baartman became the toast of Europe, both as a curiosity and as a performer. And unlikes many people exhibited in the freak shows of the time, she was a willing participant in her show business career. Read Baartman’s life story, and the account of how she finally returned to South Africa, at Jezebel. The article contains nude illustrations.  


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Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Tattoo

Paul O'Rourke of Allstar Ink in Limerick, Ireland made this amazing tat. If you ever meet the man who owns this ink, resist the temptation to try to reach through his arm in the hole that O'Rourke installed. Despite all appearances, it's not a radical new type of body piercing.

-via io9

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Kim Kardashian’s Butt in LEGO

If you’ve surfed the internet at all in the last couple of days, you’ve seen references to Kim Kardashian’s photo spread in Paper magazine. The cover shows a rear view of her most prominent asset. It’s been discussed and passed around so much that LEGO artist Ochre Jelly (Iain Heath) couldn’t resist recreating it in LEGO.



I get the impression that Heath didn’t have enough bricks to accurately recreate the magazine cover image. However, his completely plastic version looks more natural. -Thanks, Iain!      


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Misconceptions About Technology

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Mental Floss takes on some common misconceptions about technology here. Topics include video games and violence, Macs and viruses, cell phones and cancer and video games with regard to gender of the players.


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5-Year Old Becomes the Youngest to Pass a Microsoft Exam

Microsoft offers a wide array of tests that computer users can take in order to demonstrate their competency with Microsoft products. These users can then list those certifications on their resumes in order to impress perspective employers.

One of the more demanding exams is the Microsoft Certified Professional. At 5 years old, Ayan Qureshi of Coventry, UK became the youngest person to ever successfully complete that exam. He's now 6. His father, an IT consultant, introduced Ayan to computers when he was 3. He found that Ayan could remember anything that he taught him on the subject. Gurvinder Gill writes for BBC News:

"I found whatever I was telling him, the next day he'd remember everything I said, so I started to feed him more information," he explained.

"Too much computing at this age can cause a negative effect, but in Ayan's case he has cached this opportunity."

Ayan has his own computer lab at his home in Coventry, containing a computer network which he built.

He spends around two hours a day learning about the operating system and how to install programmes.

-via Marginal Revolution | Photo: BBC News

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How 'Mantiques' Make It Cool for Average Joes to Shop and Decorate

For some time, the common image of antique collectors was overwhelmingly feminine, the kind of person who collected old furniture, glassware, china, and jewelry. But that was just the popular image. There have always been men who appreciate the quality of things made long ago. However, men tend to collect more varied objects, such as gadgets, military memorabilia, tools, toys, and things that are hard to classify. A new word sprang up to describe these antiques: “Mantiques.” Collectors Weekly talked to Eric Bradley, author of Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff, about the new crop of male collectors.  

Collectors Weekly: Do mantiques collectors skew younger than regular collectors?

Bradley: I think so. An older generation took the approach that if you were going to start collecting, you itemized what you needed to acquire and then set about acquiring each piece to accumulate the whole set. Today’s mantiques collectors are a lot more laid back than that. They’re not so interested in being completists. Instead, they’re surrounding themselves with interesting things. Some of them are collecting strictly for décor and searching for objects that just look neat. Maybe you have a collection of three vintage typewriters, but you’re not going to necessarily fill your basement or try to obtain every typewriter that was ever made in Germany. But those typewriters look really cool on a shelf in your living room.

Read the rest of the interview, learn about some of the cool things that people collect, and see a gallery of awesome pictures from Bradley’s book at Collectors Weekly.


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Mom and Daughter Give Birth on the Same Day in the Same Hospital


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Nine months ago, Heather Penticoff, 40, and her daughter Destinee Martin, 20, of Lee County, Florida told each other that they were pregnant. The timing was coincidental and they kept it up. Both women had the same due dates. For different reasons, their 2 different doctors decided to induce labor for both women on Tuesday. Madeline, Destinee’s daughter, was then born. Two hours and 46 minutes later, Madeline’s nephew, Damien was born. That’s quite young to become an aunt!

But the family is happy with this experience. Bryan Anderson of NBC 2 reports:

"It's like having twins without carrying twins," said Heather.

Their experience expecting together is unique, just like the ages of other relatives of this Lee County family. Destinee has two aunts and an uncle younger than her.

"It's a blessing all around," Heather said, "I'm just proud of her, so proud of Destinee."

"To have my mom going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever," added Destinee.

-via AP

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Vintage Photo Finds

Ladies holding guns. Colorado. 1930s?

Joel Snow found a stash of unlabeled negatives at a flea market. He photographed them, scanned them, and used Photoshop to convert them to positive images. All that work revealed a treasure trove of historical mysteries. Where and when were all these pictures taken? What’s the story behind them? Were they taken by the same person, or even the same family or company? Snow created a website to share the photographs called Vintage Photo Finds, where you’ll see plenty more. Wherever the site or the pictures are shared, people come forward who recognize the place, if not the people, and Snow updates the information as it comes in.

Amazing shot of Nebraska potato farmers taking a break, or finishing up their day.

No idea where this was taken. However, I would guess it’s sometime in the early ’20s based on the cars in the background. Possibly Texas, based on names.

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Back To The Time Machine - Two Docs, Two Deloreans? Great Scott!


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The Doctor was heading back to the raddest decade ever and he wanted to totally blend in, so he did what any sane person would do and turned his time machine into a Delorean. That's what the movies said to do so naturally that's what he did, but when he arrived in Hill Valley he discovered the car was getting a little too much attention. He popped the gull wing door and stepped out, his 3D glasses on to keep his look authentically 80s, but when a kid in an orange vest named Marty walked up to him and asked him if he was from the future he knew things were about to get strange...

Who is that hip dude in the 3D glasses and trench coat? It's The Doctor, starring in this Back To The Time Machine t-shirt by Bamboota, it'll add gigawatts of power to your geeky wardrobe!

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Japanese Fast Food Items Almost Too Crazy To Be True

Whether they’re making a bold fashion statement, creating kooky themed restaurants or coming up with a new way to have a virtual girlfriend experience the Japanese don’t settle for slightly crazy- they do like Stallone and go over the top.

The world of Japanese fast food is no different, and restaurant chains in Japan like Lotteria are constantly trying to come up with new food products that wow customers and outshine the competition. 

Cracked put together this list of 7 Japanese Fast Food Items (Almost) Too Insane To Be Real, which includes the delicious Kit Kat Pizza, vegetable flavored ice cream and the Attack On Titan burgers, which come in five, seven or ten patty sizes and destroy the walls...of your stomach.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if some of these strange taste sensations make their way to the U.S. soon, but if they do the Titan burgers and fries should come with a Surgeon's General warning!

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Little Girl Joins Santa Claus for Breakfast Because She Doesn't Want Him "Eating All by Himself."

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Santa Claus planned to visit a mall in Evansville, Indiana to meet boys and girls who wanted to talk with him. But first, he needed breakfast. So he stopped at a Bob Evans restaurant.

Gracie Lynn, 3, and her mother and grandmother were also there eating breakfast. Gracie was appalled that Santa had to eat with no one to keep him company. So she decided to have breakfast with him. Kimberly Yam writes for the Huffington Post:

"They talked for about 20 minutes," Wilson, who is currently pregnant with a boy, told HuffPost, "and all she wanted to talk about was [her future baby brother]." […]

Wilson told HuffPost that the pair chatted about the North Pole's weather conditions and the movie, "Frozen." Gracie even asked Santa if she could visit him and his toy shop.

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