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Pope Draws 6.6 Million People to the Vatican
There’s a reason why people call Pope Francis “The People’s Pope.” The Vatican counted the massive crowds we’ve seen and says almost 6.6 million people have visited the Vatican since he was elected in March. That’s almost three times as many in all of 2012.
Australia Tweets Shark Warnings to Beachgoers
More than 330 sharks near Australia, including great whites, have been tagged with transmitters that will instantly tweet real-time alerts letting beachgoers know where they are. The tweet will also tell people how big a shark is and to get out of the water.
Prince William Snaps a Selfie With 12-Year-Old Girl
A young girl just wanted to catch a glimpse of Prince William but he gave her something she couldn’t believe. Prince William arranged a creative angle as he snapped a selfie for 12-year-old Madison Lambe. She said she was so nervous when he walked right up to her that she couldn’t push the button.