Yup, there’s a drug that makes you grow teeth!
Japanese pharmaceutical company Toregrem Biopharma, is about to begin human trials on a drug that will help people grow back the teeth they once had.
The drug will be the first of it’s kind, and has already gone through a full, and successful, mouse clinical trial (image above). They have even seen success in a trial with ferrets.
So how does the drug work?
Well, it works by suppressing a gene called USAG-1, which is the gene responsible for suppressing tooth growth.
Ultimately stimulating the growth of the patients tooth buds (those stumps inside your gums) and before you know it, you got a whole new set of teeth.
Time to buy tooth fairy stock!
Yup, your favourite childhood toy is starting a professional sports league.
Hasbro, the creators of Nerf, recently announced that they have been quietly developing a sport since 2019.
They call it NerfBall. And it’s a cross between basketball, paintball, and…quidditch?
So what are the rules you ask?
Two teams of 5.
Each player has a Nerf blaster with 60 darts.
You get 6 points for getting a ball in your opponents hoop.
You get 1 point for shooting an opponent with a dart.
Each time you are shot you must return to the starting zone.
The team with the most points after 4 minutes wins.
One of the coolest things about the sport is the technology Nerf created for it. Each dart now has a miniature tracking device that will detect if it hits an opponent.
So no more whining over if you hit someone or not, you’ll actually have evidence!
Yup, Chinese women on Douyin have recently been seen wearing fake bellybuttons.
First there was the fake freckles trend, and now it’s gone a step further, and people are putting fake bellybuttons on themselves.
But why on earth would they do such a thing?
Well, it’s not go from an iny to an outy. It’s actually a beauty secret used to make your legs look longer.
The stickers act like temporary tattoos and are placed just above your real bellybutton, giving off the illusion that your legs are longer than they actually are.
An entire sheet of stickers sells for 5-10 RMB ($0.70 to $1.40) and Chinese manufacturers are actually struggling to keep up with demand.
But I’m sure they’ll get more soon.