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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?





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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.

Van's "Toy Story" Shoes

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.





Nike's Self-Lacing Shoes

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...




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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?





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Fancy some eggs, or wanna slay like Bey for a tenner? Then check out Facebook's new Marketplace, which quickly went from innocently selling baby photoshoots, to a used car (with no brakes), to selling drugs to your Mom.





A quick look locally and we found a real gem:





Other people have found live hedgehogs and snakes...



There's also a snowsuit for your baby, I mean cat, no, I mean baby cat:



...or a passage through time:



Or some lamb:



A yurt for your bird...



...and a creepy AF clown toy:



This is already my favorite place to shop and it's only been open two days.





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Via: CNN
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Remember Teddy Ruxpin, the animated talking teddy bear from the 80's? Well, he's back, and even more creepy, with fully animated digital eyes, hitting store shelves in 2017.



Though currently a prototype, they seem keen to keep the creepy eyes an integral part of the bear in the future, as they brought one out for the public at a trade show recently:




I feel like we've seen how this ends already...







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Ever want to chuck your GoPro to get good aerial shots but don't have the right foam padding not to break it? Enter AER.





Their new invention--basically a giant Nerf arrow around a GoPro--makes it possible.



The videos sound like they wouldn't be worth seeing, but are surprisingly action-packed little bits of fun. I especially like the parts where it looks like you'll run smack into someone at the end of each one:



Pick yours up here.


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Via: ThisIsRNB
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Peter Griffin hanging out in the elevator while Solange kicks Jay Z's a** is the best thing on the internet today:



Watch the original fight here.

...and try not to beat anyone up in the elevator if you're famous. I mean REALLY.





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