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5 topics trending this week

Just in case you missed it, we've rounded up the most trending topics of the week for you

16:00 October 13, 2016

A lot can happen in a week. Just in case you’ve missed anything, we’ve selected our top picks of trendy stories that you need to know about. With this guide, you won’t ever have to resort to awkward small talk about the weather again.

1. The Clinton and Trump debate number 2

Everyone was talking about the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We all definitely felt the tension between the two candidates. Watch it here:


2. The hands-free selfie trend

Everyone seems to be trying this new trend of taking selfies while their phones is up in the air. This phone-ruining trend is on the rise and more and more people take part.


3. Clown fears continue

Ronald McDonald goes into hiding, because everyone is now afraid of a clowns. The responses to this are quite funny. The giant burger chain said in a statement this week that they want to be “thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events' as a result of the 'current climate around clown sightings in communities.”


4. Shia La Beouf live streams Vegas wedding

The Hollywood actor has had some rocky last few years. Arrests, rants and his random hitchhike across America. His recent stunt involves him getting married in Las Vegas and live streaming the entire thing to the whole world. It left people confused as to whether this was just a stunt or a true declaration of love.


5. Racoon steals guys phone and takes video

A college student named Guy Williams was trying to film a racoon on his university campus, when the racoon snatched his phone and ran away. The racoon then proceeds to films itself sniffing the grass. It made for a funny video.