New soft and huggable Pikachu tail-pillow is every Pokémon fan’s dream come true

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Squeeze his large, squishy tail to your heart’s content.

The world no longer looks at Pikachu the same way again after discovering he could actually talk. Nevertheless, that hasn’t dwindled our love for the little guy at all.

Japan’s official Pokémon merchandise website, Pokémon Center Online, has released a new product for pre-order that’s sure to delight fans: huggable Pikachu tail-pillows.

▼ Measuring 108 by 40 centimeters (42.5 by 16 inches),
Pikachu’s tail has never looked so inviting

▼ The huggy pillow comes in at 8,500 yen (US$75.50) and
is only available until 16 January 2018.

▼ There’s nothing quite like squeezing and burying your face in it.

▼ Who needs the rest of Pikachu when you can have his tail?

▼ Lug it around wherever you go…

▼ …and let it send you to Pokémon dream land.

▼ Pikachu’s tail also comes in a pudgy cushion form (2,700 yen),
which is 1.5 times smaller than the pillow but just as soft and squishy.

Eevee’s tail also received the cushion treatment (2,700 yen).
If only they made versions for all of the Eevee-lutions too.

The Pikachu and Eevee goods can be found on the Japanese Pokémon Center Online website here.

Those hoping to grab these for Christmas may be disappointed to find out that pre-orders made now in Japan will not arrive until May 2018. Also, the new tail cushions and pillow unfortunately aren’t on the U.S. website at the moment. But hopefully it’s only a matter of time before it becomes available to the global audience.

Not to worry though! The massive Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo store stocks so many other Pokémon products, you’re bound to find other prized goods to tide you over.

Source, images: Pokémon Center Online



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2017 In Memes, Because This Year Was A Wild Ride & You Could Use A Laugh

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You guys, we made it. The slog that was the year of 2017 is finally coming to a close. I'm not sure if it's possible, but it truly feels like five years of WTF moments somehow crammed themselves into the past 12 months. The long haul is almost over, though, and 2018 is just around the corner. Before you bid adieu to this past year, take a moment to relive 2017 in memes — because this year was definitely one for the books and you could probably use a laugh.

After a contentious U.S. presidential election in 2016, politics were on everybody's mind. Unfortunately, the political climate felt about as divisive as it could get (at the time), and the mere mention of one political party or another could set off heated debates and yelling matches. As 2017 unfolded, engaging in a conversation involving politics became akin to navigating a minefield.

As Americans rang in 2017 awaiting the inauguration of then-president-elect Donald Trump, the internet gave them something with which to pass the time. Need I remind you of the beautiful gift that was the Obama-Biden memes that flooded your feeds in January 2017?

Obama-Biden

"You promised."

This meme about the presidential transition is all too accurate. I feel you, Joe, I feel you.

Salt Bae

"When you use 'thus' in an essay."

If you've lived through all of 2017 without encountering Salt Bae, who seasons his customers' entrées with flare, then I'm not sure what you were doing. The meme was everywhere, and illustrated people feeling fancy AF.

"White Guy Blinking" Meme

The video in this meme is actually from 2013, and the man is Drew Scanlon, according to Buzzfeed News. Scanlon's expression came from his work on a web series video about video games. The clip of Scanlon became widely used in memes in February. His bewildered expression was fitting for many a meme — and pretty much for everything that happened in 2017.

Distracted Boyfriend

Dogs > People

This meme took over Twitter in the summer of 2017 after the discovery of this made-for-a-meme stock photo of a man checking out another woman while holding his girlfriend's hand. People began adding different labels to each person in the photo, and soon enough, the memes were revealing what people really want (like dogs, duh).

The Future Liberals Want

March 2017 saw the American people looking toward the future. The following meme was posted by a far-right Twitter user (whose account is now suspended) that used the image of a woman wearing a niqab and a man in drag sitting next to each other on the subway with the caption, "This is the future liberals want." Presumably, they viewed this as a negative (looks great to me!). Many others found this to be, in fact, quite a desirable future, and they had other suggestions as well...

The Future Liberals Also Want

All. The. Dogs.

Twitter user @darth replied to the original (and offensive) meme with a meme that brought smiles to dog-lovers everywhere. Honestly, if 2018 looks like both of the photos above, that would be splendid.

Roll Safe

The image in this meme is from a 2015 UK YouTube series called #HoodDocumentary, and the character is Reece "Roll Safe" Simpson (played by Kayode Ewumi) who is "a hustler with no hustle," according to Fader. It showed up as a meme everywhere in 2017 to illustrate the best way to explain away your terrible decisions. For instance, this past year required a lot of retail therapy.

Mocking SpongeBob

Mocking SpongeBob is just what it sounds like. Someone repeats what you say verbatim, but they do it in the cadence of your AIM Away Message from 2000. The memes were everywhere, and TBH, I hear the Netflix message that way in my head every the time.

The "i" Glitch

Just as the highly-anticipated iPhone X was released on Nov. 3, 2017, Apple updated to iOS 11.1 and removed the ability to talk about yourself on your iPhone. The "i" glitch that meant when you went to type "i" you would instead see "A" and question mark with a box around it. As soon as people stopped being annoyed AF at the glitch, some pretty great memes came out of it. The Whitney Houston remix is my personal favorite.

How Much You Changed In 2017

This meme gained a lot of popularity after President Trump took office in the beginning of 2017. From Trump instituting a travel ban to championing the GOP tax plan that will give major cuts to the wealthy (and all the crazy in between), many Americans were definitely feeling worse from the wear. They responded by posting images of their fresh, young selves entering 2017 contrasted by beaten-down, wary versions of their current selves. To illustrate it best, they used different images from pop culture (see: the Cynthia doll from Rugrats).

It's been quite a year, to say the least. It wasn't all bad, though. The Women's March took place in January, and with 3.3 million participants, it was called the largest demonstration in U.S. history. Also, you got to experience the first total solar eclipse in 38 years, and the next one won't happen until April 2024.

I'm sure you each had many other personal highlights throughout the year, but if you start to dwell on the negatives, you can always come back to these popular 2017 memes and get your laughs back on track for the new year.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.



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2017 In Memes, Because This Year Was A Wild Ride & You Could Use A Laugh

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You guys, we made it. The slog that was the year of 2017 is finally coming to a close. I'm not sure if it's possible, but it truly feels like five years of WTF moments somehow crammed themselves into the past 12 months. The long haul is almost over, though, and 2018 is just around the corner. Before you bid adieu to this past year, take a moment to relive 2017 in memes — because this year was definitely one for the books and you could probably use a laugh.

After a contentious U.S. presidential election in 2016, politics were on everybody's mind. Unfortunately, the political climate felt about as divisive as it could get (at the time), and the mere mention of one political party or another could set off heated debates and yelling matches. As 2017 unfolded, engaging in a conversation involving politics became akin to navigating a minefield.

As Americans rang in 2017 awaiting the inauguration of then-president-elect Donald Trump, the internet gave them something with which to pass the time. Need I remind you of the beautiful gift that was the Obama-Biden memes that flooded your feeds in January 2017?

Obama-Biden

"You promised."

This meme about the presidential transition is all too accurate. I feel you, Joe, I feel you.

Salt Bae

"When you use 'thus' in an essay."

If you've lived through all of 2017 without encountering Salt Bae, who seasons his customers' entrées with flare, then I'm not sure what you were doing. The meme was everywhere, and illustrated people feeling fancy AF.

"White Guy Blinking" Meme

The video in this meme is actually from 2013, and the man is Drew Scanlon, according to Buzzfeed News. Scanlon's expression came from his work on a web series video about video games. The clip of Scanlon became widely used in memes in February. His bewildered expression was fitting for many a meme — and pretty much for everything that happened in 2017.

Distracted Boyfriend

Dogs > People

This meme took over Twitter in the summer of 2017 after the discovery of this made-for-a-meme stock photo of a man checking out another woman while holding his girlfriend's hand. People began adding different labels to each person in the photo, and soon enough, the memes were revealing what people really want (like dogs, duh).

The Future Liberals Want

March 2017 saw the American people looking toward the future. The following meme was posted by a far-right Twitter user (whose account is now suspended) that used the image of a woman wearing a niqab and a man in drag sitting next to each other on the subway with the caption, "This is the future liberals want." Presumably, they viewed this as a negative (looks great to me!). Many others found this to be, in fact, quite a desirable future, and they had other suggestions as well...

The Future Liberals Also Want

All. The. Dogs.

Twitter user @darth replied to the original (and offensive) meme with a meme that brought smiles to dog-lovers everywhere. Honestly, if 2018 looks like both of the photos above, that would be splendid.

Roll Safe

The image in this meme is from a 2015 UK YouTube series called #HoodDocumentary, and the character is Reece "Roll Safe" Simpson (played by Kayode Ewumi) who is "a hustler with no hustle," according to Fader. It showed up as a meme everywhere in 2017 to illustrate the best way to explain away your terrible decisions. For instance, this past year required a lot of retail therapy.

Mocking SpongeBob

Mocking SpongeBob is just what it sounds like. Someone repeats what you say verbatim, but they do it in the cadence of your AIM Away Message from 2000. The memes were everywhere, and TBH, I hear the Netflix message that way in my head every the time.

The "i" Glitch

Just as the highly-anticipated iPhone X was released on Nov. 3, 2017, Apple updated to iOS 11.1 and removed the ability to talk about yourself on your iPhone. The "i" glitch that meant when you went to type "i" you would instead see "A" and question mark with a box around it. As soon as people stopped being annoyed AF at the glitch, some pretty great memes came out of it. The Whitney Houston remix is my personal favorite.

How Much You Changed In 2017

This meme gained a lot of popularity after President Trump took office in the beginning of 2017. From Trump instituting a travel ban to championing the GOP tax plan that will give major cuts to the wealthy (and all the crazy in between), many Americans were definitely feeling worse from the wear. They responded by posting images of their fresh, young selves entering 2017 contrasted by beaten-down, wary versions of their current selves. To illustrate it best, they used different images from pop culture (see: the Cynthia doll from Rugrats).

It's been quite a year, to say the least. It wasn't all bad, though. The Women's March took place in January, and with 3.3 million participants, it was called the largest demonstration in U.S. history. Also, you got to experience the first total solar eclipse in 38 years, and the next one won't happen until April 2024.

I'm sure you each had many other personal highlights throughout the year, but if you start to dwell on the negatives, you can always come back to these popular 2017 memes and get your laughs back on track for the new year.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.



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Unless you avoid ghost stories like the plague (or if you somehow don't find solace in vicariously living through other people on Twitter), there's a chance you haven't heard about the horrifying internet sensation that is "Dear David." NYC-based artist, Adam Ellis, claims he has been haunted by a young boy named David for months now. He has consistently documented his sightings on Twitter with spooky threads, which are mainly known as the "Dear David" threads. After Ellis' latest (and arguably creepiest) update, people are really starting to wonder: Is "Dear David" fake? The Twitterverse is seriously in shambles.

To update all of you non-"Dear David" followers: Ellis' first encounter with David was in a dream. A little boy with a nasty head injury appeared in one of his nightmares, and Ellis didn't initially give it much thought. But eventually, the massacred child started showing up in Ellis' reality. What started with messing with Ellis' belongings and sitting in his rocking chair has escalated to David tormenting his house cats and even appearing in photographs.

Whether you're a ghost story nay-sayer or if you totally believe it, I think we can all agree that David is the worst roommate on the planet — and most of us, (myself included), would have probably already left that apartment while running and screaming. Below are just a few highlights to summarize what's going on, if you haven't yet sold yourself to follow Ellis' terrifyingly awesome "Dear David" journey.

Ellis' journey documenting David first started in August, and his documentations have gotten sufficiently creepier. His latest updates were posted just the other day, after snapping a series of photos while he was sleeping, using an app that takes a photo every 60 seconds.

From the creepy AF pictures, you can see disfigured little David standing on Ellis' bed. He slowly approaches Ellis, stands over him for a moment, and eventually goes straight up to the camera where you can see his stringy hair and crumpled little ear. Regardless of what you think of it, anyone can admit that these photos are just really freaking creepy.

While many were initially on board with Ellis at the start of his bone chilling journey with David, a large portion of Twitter is now starting to doubt David's existence, based on Ellis' latest images. Many claim that David looks merely like a mutilated doll, and that Adam set up the entire thing for the sake of Twitter fame. Some people think he's just taken the story way too far for it to still be believable.

In light of the haters, many who are doubting the legitimacy of "Dear David" are just way too invested to stop reading Ellis' feed. In spite of phony allegations, they feel that if they've followed Ellis this long, it's too late to turn back now. I mean, seriously, nobody can deny that this stuff is juicy-as-heck, and just really darn addicting. Can't stop, won't stop.  

And lastly, other followers of Ellis (like myself) are just too busy freaking the heck out about his latest pics. They might be real, or they might not be — but we are just way too freaking horrified and too deep into this to care about the legitimacy factor of "Dear David."

Same here guys, I'm with you. The pictures of David on Ellis' bed may or may not be real, but either way, they're so creepy and we're still so into it.

Whether you believe Ellis' "Dear David," or if you think Ellis is just a really dedicated story-teller, there's honestly no way to pick a side... unless you continue following his wildly creepy stories of "Dear David."

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.



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Is "Dear David" Fake? Twitter Is So Torn After Seeing The Latest Spooky Update

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Unless you avoid ghost stories like the plague (or if you somehow don't find solace in vicariously living through other people on Twitter), there's a chance you haven't heard about the horrifying internet sensation that is "Dear David." NYC-based artist, Adam Ellis, claims he has been haunted by a young boy named David for months now. He has consistently documented his sightings on Twitter with spooky threads, which are mainly known as the "Dear David" threads. After Ellis' latest (and arguably creepiest) update, people are really starting to wonder: Is "Dear David" fake? The Twitterverse is seriously in shambles.

To update all of you non-"Dear David" followers: Ellis' first encounter with David was in a dream. A little boy with a nasty head injury appeared in one of his nightmares, and Ellis didn't initially give it much thought. But eventually, the massacred child started showing up in Ellis' reality. What started with messing with Ellis' belongings and sitting in his rocking chair has escalated to David tormenting his house cats and even appearing in photographs.

Whether you're a ghost story nay-sayer or if you totally believe it, I think we can all agree that David is the worst roommate on the planet — and most of us, (myself included), would have probably already left that apartment while running and screaming. Below are just a few highlights to summarize what's going on, if you haven't yet sold yourself to follow Ellis' terrifyingly awesome "Dear David" journey.

Ellis' journey documenting David first started in August, and his documentations have gotten sufficiently creepier. His latest updates were posted just the other day, after snapping a series of photos while he was sleeping, using an app that takes a photo every 60 seconds.

From the creepy AF pictures, you can see disfigured little David standing on Ellis' bed. He slowly approaches Ellis, stands over him for a moment, and eventually goes straight up to the camera where you can see his stringy hair and crumpled little ear. Regardless of what you think of it, anyone can admit that these photos are just really freaking creepy.

While many were initially on board with Ellis at the start of his bone chilling journey with David, a large portion of Twitter is now starting to doubt David's existence, based on Ellis' latest images. Many claim that David looks merely like a mutilated doll, and that Adam set up the entire thing for the sake of Twitter fame. Some people think he's just taken the story way too far for it to still be believable.

In light of the haters, many who are doubting the legitimacy of "Dear David" are just way too invested to stop reading Ellis' feed. In spite of phony allegations, they feel that if they've followed Ellis this long, it's too late to turn back now. I mean, seriously, nobody can deny that this stuff is juicy-as-heck, and just really darn addicting. Can't stop, won't stop.  

And lastly, other followers of Ellis (like myself) are just too busy freaking the heck out about his latest pics. They might be real, or they might not be — but we are just way too freaking horrified and too deep into this to care about the legitimacy factor of "Dear David."

Same here guys, I'm with you. The pictures of David on Ellis' bed may or may not be real, but either way, they're so creepy and we're still so into it.

Whether you believe Ellis' "Dear David," or if you think Ellis is just a really dedicated story-teller, there's honestly no way to pick a side... unless you continue following his wildly creepy stories of "Dear David."

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On Friday, Dec. 15, news broke that President Donald Trump has reportedly given the Center for Disease Control (CDC) a list of seven words that are banned from use in documents related to its 2018 budget. The common theme among these words is their relationship to a variety of science-based issues, including climate change and abortion rights. Oh, and did I mention that science-based is one of the seven words? Advocates for science have expressed outrage, and the tweets about Trump's seven word CDC ban get to the root of why this is so wrong... and scary.

According to The Washington Post, the other banned words aside from "science-based" are "evidence-based," "diversity," "entitlement," "vulnerable," "fetus," and "transgender." The ban echoes earlier attempts by the Trump administration to stifle scientific fact by changing the words "climate change" and "climate change adaptation" to "weather extremes" and "resilience to weather extremes" in documents used by the Department of Agriculture.

That announcement — which occurred in Aug. 2017 — called back to statewide attempts to downplay climate change issues in Florida by banning the use of the terms "climate change," "global warming," and "sustainability" in official Department of Environmental Protection policy-making. The Miami Herald reported that the department denied the existence of the ban, but former employees stated that the ban was well-known and enforced.

According to The Washington Post, the meeting relaying the most recent banned words (you know, the ones include "science-based) was held by Alison Kelly, a senior leader in the CDC’s Office of Financial Services. Kelly did not offer an explanation for the ban, but those advocating for science, LGBTQ, environmental, and women's issues feel that President Trump's message is coming across loud and clear, and it's a dangerous one.

The folks at Dictionary.com — who know a thing or two about the power of words — offered their own criticism of the ban.

Many expressed their disapproval for the ban by using the banned words in their tweets.

Others pointed out the hypocrisy in the ban, given conservative views on free speech and so-called political correctness.

Unlike the attempts to censor the Department of Agriculture, this ban does not come with alternatives for all of the prohibited words. The alternatives that were given are not exactly equivalent to the words they will be replacing. The Washington Post reported that the suggested alternative phrasing for "science-based" or "evidence-based" is, “[the] CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes." It is important to note that the phrasing does not specify who the "community" is that is setting these standards — and adhering to people's "wishes" is not the same as adhering to scientific fact. Journalist and media pundit Dan Savage pointed out the slippery slope that this phrasing creates.

Thankfully, a couple of Twitter users offered their own alternatives to the banned words, to show that the ban cannot completely silence the CDC.

The announcement comes on the heels of a federal judge's order blocking the Trump administration's attempt to prevent birth control access. On Friday, Dec. 15, U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s rule allowing employers to rollback coverage of contraception due to religious or moral reasons. The suit was filed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and supported by 19 other Democratic Attorney Generals. The ruling is only a temporary injunction, however, multiple courts in California, Washington, and Massachusetts are also fighting the Trump administration on the issue.

Although the timing of these two events does not appear to be related, the banning of the word "fetus" makes it clear that President Trump might have no intention of backing down on the issues of birth control and abortion, which have become core components of both parties' platforms in recent years. As for the impact of the ban, we'll be waiting to see if the CDC fights back.



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According to The Washington Post, the other banned words aside from "science-based" are "evidence-based," "diversity," "entitlement," "vulnerable," "fetus," and "transgender." The ban echoes earlier attempts by the Trump administration to stifle scientific fact by changing the words "climate change" and "climate change adaptation" to "weather extremes" and "resilience to weather extremes" in documents used by the Department of Agriculture.

That announcement — which occurred in Aug. 2017 — called back to statewide attempts to downplay climate change issues in Florida by banning the use of the terms "climate change," "global warming," and "sustainability" in official Department of Environmental Protection policy-making. The Miami Herald reported that the department denied the existence of the ban, but former employees stated that the ban was well-known and enforced.

According to The Washington Post, the meeting relaying the most recent banned words (you know, the ones include "science-based) was held by Alison Kelly, a senior leader in the CDC’s Office of Financial Services. Kelly did not offer an explanation for the ban, but those advocating for science, LGBTQ, environmental, and women's issues feel that President Trump's message is coming across loud and clear, and it's a dangerous one.

The folks at Dictionary.com — who know a thing or two about the power of words — offered their own criticism of the ban.

Many expressed their disapproval for the ban by using the banned words in their tweets.

Others pointed out the hypocrisy in the ban, given conservative views on free speech and so-called political correctness.

Unlike the attempts to censor the Department of Agriculture, this ban does not come with alternatives for all of the prohibited words. The alternatives that were given are not exactly equivalent to the words they will be replacing. The Washington Post reported that the suggested alternative phrasing for "science-based" or "evidence-based" is, “[the] CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes." It is important to note that the phrasing does not specify who the "community" is that is setting these standards — and adhering to people's "wishes" is not the same as adhering to scientific fact. Journalist and media pundit Dan Savage pointed out the slippery slope that this phrasing creates.

Thankfully, a couple of Twitter users offered their own alternatives to the banned words, to show that the ban cannot completely silence the CDC.

The announcement comes on the heels of a federal judge's order blocking the Trump administration's attempt to prevent birth control access. On Friday, Dec. 15, U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s rule allowing employers to rollback coverage of contraception due to religious or moral reasons. The suit was filed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and supported by 19 other Democratic Attorney Generals. The ruling is only a temporary injunction, however, multiple courts in California, Washington, and Massachusetts are also fighting the Trump administration on the issue.

Although the timing of these two events does not appear to be related, the banning of the word "fetus" makes it clear that President Trump might have no intention of backing down on the issues of birth control and abortion, which have become core components of both parties' platforms in recent years. As for the impact of the ban, we'll be waiting to see if the CDC fights back.



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Glass that can completely heal itself after breaking developed by University of Tokyo

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New material may be a boon to both butterfingers and the chronically enraged alike.

In Japan there is an old folk tale in which the female servant of a shogun broke a dish to test his love for her. The test didn’t work out so well, and the shogun killed her and threw her body down the well. She then returned as a ghost and counted the remaining plates until the shogun decided to kill himself too.

And if they’d only had this cool new material, developed at the University of Tokyo, back in the 17th century, those two crazy kids could have settled down together and gotten sensible retirement savings plans instead of all that murder and mayhem.

▼ We may now be on the threshold of the end of
well-dwelling-dish-snake-ghost-women once and for all

Called “polyether thiourea” it is the first substance in the world that combines the hardness of glass but also the ability to heal itself after a complete break, simply by applying some pressure from your hands.

For example, let’s say Netflix has removed Police Academy 4 from their catalog, and in a fit of righteous anger you smash your favorite Commandant Lassard tumbler against the wall. We’ve all been there. It sucks.

But with polyether thiourea all you would have to do is pick up the pieces and firmly press them back in their correct place for a few seconds. Once it’s all back together, the entire glass will have returned to its original strength in a matter of hours. Then it’s good as new until they come for Mission to Moscow.

This substance was developed by Professor Takuzo Aida and his team of grad students at the University of Tokyo completely by accident while they were attempting to develop new types of adhesives.

▼ A news report on the new material.
(Apologies for any squinting required until we can find a better video)

Up until now, self-restoring materials were soft like rubber or putty or could only recover from superficial scratches, so Prof. Aida’s team were understandably skeptical when they found a glass-like substance that could reattach itself in room temperature with relatively little pressure even after a complete break.

But after repeated testing, it appeared to be the real deal. With any luck we’ll be entering a future of tableware that never needs to be wastefully thrown away or replaced.

Readers of the news shared in the excitement of this discovery:

“Really?! That’s amazing!”
“I want all smartphone screens to be made of this immediately.”
“You can make real Land of the Lustrous figures with this!”
“Hopefully the seams become invisible too, then it would be perfect.”
“Urea… it’s pee glass?”

To answer that last comment, it’s technically “thiourea,” which means it is similar to urea except that its oxygen atom is replaced with sulfur. So it’s probably more accurately described as “alien pee glass.”

But let’s not get bogged down in pee-talk when such a breakthrough is on the horizon. Although there are questions over the seamlessness of the material, it’s still a step in a hopeful direction. Perhaps we can even make significant developments in the arts of plate spinning and real glass slippers, if were dare dream of such a world.

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Does Finn Love Rey In ‘The Last Jedi’? A Love Triangle May Unfold In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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After two years of waiting, we finally got to see what was happening with Finn, Rey, and Poe out there in the a galaxy far, far away. The Last Jedi caught us up with all our new favorite characters — and then gave us even more to worry about in the wait for Episode IX, which isn't set to be released until 2019. The breathless, action-packed film left little time to explore every relationship in-depth, so we're left wondering if Finn loves Rey in The Last Jedi. I'm warning you now: There are spoilers in this article!

The Last Jedi picks up right where The Force Awakens left us in 2015. In case you don't remember, The Force Awakens saw Finn, a former First Order stormtrooper who switches sides, team up with Rey, a scavenger... who's casually connected to the Force. It's pretty clear throughout that movie that there's some positive, loving feelings between Finn and Rey — though not necessarily romantic ones. In the last act of the movie, Rey and Finn face off against Kylo Ren. Finn gets injured, but Rey is able to beat Kylo back. Rey then ventures off to find Luke Skywalker, who's hiding out on Ahch-To.

When The Last Jedi starts, Finn wakes up from being treated for his injuries, and he immediately wants to know where Rey is at. Finn learns that Rey is using a pair of bracelets that act as sort of trackers, so if she wants to get back to the Resistance, she just has to follow the tracker bracelet. She wears one, and General Leia wears the other.

Throughout The Last Jedi, Finn remains extremely concerned for Rey. Finn is so scared that she'll come back to the Resistance's ship and be killed by the First Order that he tries to run away with the tracking bracelet. In the course of trying to run away, however, Finn meets — and is stopped by — Rose Tico, a totally new character.

Rose is a maintenance worker on the ship, and soon after meeting Finn, she becomes his new adventure partner in Rey's absence. Together, Rose and Finn hatch a plan to try and save the Resistance from impending doom. This plan takes them to another planet, where they bond while doing normal things like getting locked in jail and freeing caged, horse-like creatures.

Meanwhile, Rey's pretty busy, like, you know, training to be a Jedi and trying to turn Kylo Ren away from the dark side.

The final act of The Last Jedi is a big battle between the few surviving members of the Resistance, who retreated to the planet Crait (where there's an old Rebel base), and the First Order, led by Kylo. The First Order has this giant cannon, and the Resistance fighters — including Finn, Rose, and Poe — hop on rusty, old fighter ships to try and destroy it. Finn decides to martyr himself to destroy the cannon by flying right into it, but THEN Rose flies into his ship to stop him. She's injured in doing so, but, she tells him, she did it because the Resistance can't win by destroying what they hate — they can only win by saving what they love. Rose kisses Finn... and faints.

Finn pulls Rose back to safety, and the Resistance is able to escape thanks to Rey, who finally reunites with Finn, and the Millennium Falcon. The reunion is really sweet — they run up to each other with big smiles and share a huge embrace.

On the Falcon, Rey sees Finn caring for Rose, who is still recovering from saving him. With this, there might be a setup for a love triangle in Episode IX. However, there are a few significant things to point out. Firstly, Finn and Rey's love for each other is never explicitly romantic. You can love someone without romantically loving them. And, yes, OMG, boys and girls can be friends with each other. Secondly, Rey spent The Last Jedi really vibing with Kylo.

Thirdly, fans make big leaps when we start shipping couples. We're making assumptions about Finn and Rey's sexuality and about narrative needs. It is, in fact, perfectly possible for Rey to go through this whole series without being romantically involved with anyone. And, that would mirror her relationship to Luke: Aside from the accidental incest in the original Star Wars (whoops!), Luke does not have any romantic relationships. He's too busy training to be a Jedi and fighting evil. Likewise, that's Rey's current journey. Also just to mention, let's not immediately assume that two women will see each other as rivals. Maybe Rey and Rose will become BFFs!

So, while there could be a love triangle between Rey and Finn and Rose (or Rey and Finn and Kylo, or Finn and Kylo and Poe) in Episode IX, there also very well may be, well, nothing when it comes to romance. War can keep you busy. Let Rey do her thing.



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