When James Harden took a tough hit in both eyes and suffered a laceration in his left eyelid, in Game 2, Twitter was ready to dunk on him with all the memes. These are art.
Get ready to give up your dreams of stardom and take up new dreams of being assaulted by a toilet! Here are some surprising, and somewhat disappointing numbers on the likelihood of something happening to you. Sure, you can increase or decrease your odds by taking acting classes or getting drunk on the toilet more, but these are your ballpark numbers. Check this out for a list of incredibly unlikely things that actually happened,
The warning signs here are doing a great job. Like if you find yourself about to swim and then notice a little ol' ENORMOUS SIGN in all caps that says "THIS RIVER IS CONTAMINATED WITH FECAL BACTERIA" you may find yourself a little dissuaded from jumping in. So good job, terrifying signs of the world. Some of these signs don't even know they're scary, sinister or weird, but that doesn't make them not have a threatening aura.
Got an unsightly surgery scar that you wanna jazz up? Bam! Fishbone! We've seen our fair share of really not great tattoos. Bad tattoos are a dime a dozen. But these are flippin' cool. Here are a bunch of clever ways people used tattoos to cover up and repurpose scars and birthmarks into cool looking artwork.
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.
Drake surely has to be the clumsiest rapper alive. A few years ago, he fell on stage and tore his ACL and last night, while in the UK, Wheelchair Jimmy took a step back and fell on his tookus (as the Brits say), much to the horror of 13 year old British teens. Forward to 1:30 to see what happens when swag takes precedence over familiarizing yourself with your surroundings.