Fingerlings named the hottest holiday toy

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In trending news this morning, the 2017 hottest holiday toy has been announced, plus Oprah has released her 20th annual list of favorite things, and new technology contributed to a discovery in a 19th century pyramid.

First up, November has barely kicked off, but we already have a front-runner for the hottest Christmas toy. Fingerlings, plastic pets that can hang on your finger, have quickly become the top-toy and is selling out at retailers across the nation.

The $15 robot monkey toys attach to your child's finger and will sing songs when prompted. You can find them on Amazon, at Walmart, Target and Toys R Us.

Also trending, Oprah Winfrey is revealing her must-have items of 2017. She released her 20th annual 'Favorite Things' gift guide on Thursday. This year's list has 102 gifts, right in time for the holiday season.

It includes a 23andMe DNA test, Burt's Bees matching family pajamas, and BeatsX headphones. Users will find it easy to sort through the online list since gifts are categorized by hobbies and price range. You can find the full list online at Oprah.com and on amazon.com.

Lastly, scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs. The purpose or function of the chamber is unclear.

The scientists made the discovery using cosmic-ray imaging. They called the find a "breakthrough" that highlighted the usefulness of modern particle physics in archaeology.