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Talking Points: Royal baby coins, Gaga bares all, candidate calls Islam a country

Commemorative Coin: The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled commemorative coins honouring the birth of Prince George, which feature the initials of his parents William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The front of the $5-piece features children’s toys, while a British-style pram decorates the back of the 25-cent coin.


Is your house haunted? If it is, and you're desperate to find out the history behind the presence, there's an app for you. Roger Pingleton and Jill Beitz are ghost hunters who own their own paranormal investigation team in Greenwood, Ind. Their new project, the app called The Spirit Story Box, allegedly translates electricity into words, giving details of the ghost's history. The app has words preprogrammed into it, such as "carpenter" and "fractured ankle." As of right now, the app is only available (for 99 cents) to iPhone users struggling with unwanted visitors. Though it's been described as fun, no one has dared to call it accurate. I'm not sure how finding out a carpenter died after fracturing an ankle is going to help rid you of their presence. If anything, it'll just add to the creepy feeling you get when you hear the floorboards creak. Ignorance is bliss, they say, and in this case, I'm tempted to agree.


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While no one is ever truly surprised to hear the words "Lady Gaga did something crazy," you'll see people leaning forward to learn just how much farther she's gone. This time, there's nudity. Gaga is seen doing the Abramovic Method, inspired by the performance artist known for sitting in a chair for 750 hours. The exercises are "designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment" and so Gaga is seen lying on the floor, bending over in the forest (naked), and at one point, spooning a giant crystal, all the while, letting out a loud, long, guttural "om." It's all to help out the Marina Abramovic Institute, which is campaigning on Kickstarter for funds. It's not unusual for the pop star, but people are raising their brows at the bizarre video, and frantically wondering: what will she do next?


"I don't oppose Islam as a country but I do feel their laws should not be welcome here in Australia."


A One Nation candidate in Brisbane, Australia, made the comment in an interview with 7News while campaigning. She's unable to name her fellow candidates, is awaiting a court date after allegedly putting stickers that say "Halal foods fund terrorism" on grocery store Nestlé products, and is currently being compared to Sarah Palin.

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