Donald Trump's poll numbers aren't the only thing crashing these days. This morning, The Republican presidential nominee's star on the Walk of Fame was found destroyed. Deadline Hollywood spoke to the alleged vandal, who went by Jamie Otis. He said that "he originally intended to remove Trump's star completely to auction it off next month in New York to raise funds for the women who have recently come forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them over the decades."
Have you been up at 3am tweet-shaming President Obama recently? Well, watch out, he sees you.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, President Barack Obama took out an iPhone and participated in Kimmel's much-beloved Mean Tweets segment, fielding insult after insult on everything, from some bad shampoo to his choice of jeans. You think dealing with Putin's tough? Try sleeping after being called both the Nickelback of Presidents and the Sharknado of Presidents. Cold blooded.
The final insult of the night came from, you guessed it, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Under the guise of his @realDonaldTrump handle, Trump lobbed 140 characters of fury at the commander-in-chief.
To which Obama replied, "At least I will go down as a President."
Responding to reports that maybe once a year isn't enough time for people to get their Girl Scout cookie fix in, General Mills is about to make Girl Scout Cookies an every morning kind of thing with Girl Scout cookies-flavored cereal. Needless to say, a generally pessimistic and morose internet is pretty much losing it for the chance to eat a Thin Mint at 6am.
Here's how some are reacting to the best thing that's going to happen today:
Want to heal your bones faster? Well, thanks to researchers at Northwestern University, pretty soon you'll be able to 3D print a flexible "scaffolding" to encourage bone growth on and around them.
Okay, taking a breath.
Here we go:
The scaffold is "made up of hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring mineral that exists in our bones and teeth, and a biocompatible polymer called polycaprolactone, and a solvent. Hydroxyapatite provides strength and offers chemical cues to stem cells to create bone. The polycaprolactone polymer adds flexibility, and the solvent sticks the 3D-printed layers together as it evaporates during printing. The mixture is blended into an ink that is dispensed by the printer, layer by layer, into exact shapes matching the bone that needs to be replaced."
The idea, they continue, is that "a patient would come in with a nasty broken bone—say, a shattered jaw—and instead of going through painful autograft surgeries or waiting for a custom scaffold to be manufactured, he or she could be x-rayed and a 3D-printed hyperelastic bone scaffold could be printed that same day."
Currently the technology is being used to fuse spinal vertebrae in rats, and is performing well. Since you can't use this tech YET, maybe you can 3D print yourself a cast in the meantime:
Read more on the innovation here.
Great Big Story uncovered why you only get green-dyed horseradish at your local sushi place.
Apparently, real Wasabi takes 1.5 years to grow, is very difficult to keep happy as a plant, and costs $80 a POUND when cultivated. So dying horseradish green is easier and cheaper for most places to pass on to their customers.
Real Wasabi is pretty neat stuff...
...and can help you win at trivia:
...So at $80 a pound, I think I can forgive my local restaurant for their horseradish "problem," don't you think?
Tired of just watching your favorite movies?
Well now you can wear them too, with Vans new "Toy Story" line and Nike's "Back to the Future" self-lacing do-hickies.
Vans is keeping tight-lipped about this line despite some leaked pics, so we'll have to wait a bit longer until their release date of Nov. 29th to see the rest of them, but they definitely look cute.
Right now you could win a pair of Nike Self-Lacing shoes in an online lottery that's live today. According to CNN, you can purchase lottery tix online or through the Nike+ App if you live in the U.S. or Canada, "but a pair of the shoes will be auctioned in Hong Kong (Oct. 11), London (Oct. 14 & Oct. 17) and New York City (Nov. 12)."
The lottery ends on Oct. 11 and the lucky winners will be contacted on Oct. 17.
The shoes feature an "Adaptive Fit," which "senses the wearer and tightens or loosens accordingly."
Here's Michael J. Fox wearing them back in 2015:
So sing it with me now...
Leave it to another Australian to get himself snacked on.
Somehow a teenage boy got bitten by a crocodile and the whole attack was inadvertently caught on camera:
No word on whether his friends with the camera had soaked his swimsuit in cold cuts prior to their dip, but who the heck films underwater and swims with crocodiles?