February 2011

What is the Oscar Statuette actually made of?

It seems to be one of those questions that just lingers with time - "what is the Oscar statuette / trophy / Academy Award of Merit actually made of?", and the answer might surprise you... but it probably won't. 

The little Oscar Statues that are given annually to sobbing celebrities are actually made of metal mixture called Britannium - which consists of approximately 93% tin, 5% antimony, and 2% copper. This metal mixture is molded into the familiar forms and is then plated in 24 karat gold. Mystery solved!

In case you are still a little curious, not just any company can make these fancy awards. Only one company is in charge of all of them, and has been since the early 1980's - R.S. Owens & Company of Chicago, IL.

Bieber Femur, Oh, sad.

Give to the Feeble Femur Foundation - never say never.

With the recent release of the "documentary" movie "Never Say Never" staring everyone's favorite munchkin heart throb, Justin Bieber, AND his crushing blow at the Grammy's I figured there was likely not a better time to clear the air regarding the medical community stance on Bieber Fever.

First and foremost I don't want anyone out there to be alarmed. I don't want anyone jumping out of windows or blowing their brains out after I say this. I just can't stress that enough. Did you put your guns away?