Most of these are in Alaska, but I was surprised to see our own Guadalupe Mountains National Park on the list. I believe it’s the first National Park I visited up until last year when I took the kids to the Grand Canyon for spring break. I hope to make another road trip with them soon, I love a good road trip.
The holy anointing oil used at the coronation of King Charles III will be animal-cruelty free, the BBC reports. The sacred “chrism oil” has previously contained oil from the glands of small mammals such as civets and ambergris, a waxy substance from the intestines of sperm whales.
The oil for the coronation, set to take place on May 6, was made sacred in Jerusalems’ Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified and buried. At the coronation, King Charles III will be blessed with the oil when it is touched on his head, chest, and hands. This tradition is so sacred that it was banned from being filmed at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.