Plus: Emma Stone’s hilarious interview, 'Star Wars' trivia, and 'The Walking Dead' news
Time for your weekly roundup of man knowledge!
Bob Dylan made history last week by becoming the first musician ever to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and while the whole world is still celebrating his win, the man of the hour seems to not care at all. The “Knockin’ On Heavens’ Door” singer hasn’t replied to the Nobel committee, which has apparently given up trying to contact him. And we thought getting a “K” from the girlfriend was bad...
Ever wondered why all the bad guys in Stars Wars have red lightsabers? It’s apparently because the kyber crystals used to make the lightsabers don’t respond to Sith and other dark side Force users the same way they do with good jedi. If the Sith wants to use real kyber crystals and not synthetic ones, they’ll have to bend the crystals to their will, and this causes the crystal to “bleed” and turn red. Cool, huh?
Speaking of Star Wars, Han Solo nearly convinced his son to rejoin the good side of the Force before…well, you know. "Kylo Ren in this moment is actually being convinced to walk away from this," said The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams. "Obviously any time two characters in Star Wars go out on an incredibly thin bridge 10 miles above the ground with no railings, it's not going to end well with one of them."
If your Tinder game sucks, you might be interested in Tinder Boost, which puts your profile up at the start of the to-swipe pile for 30 minutes for a fee. According to the Tinder top guns, this will increase your profile views by as much as 10 times, so that’s one problem solved. How you deal with all the matches coming your way—now that is another problem altogether.
If the USA had Harambe, North Korea has Azalea, a 19-year-old chimpanzee that smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. Her handlers say she doesn’t inhale the smoke, but since we’re talking about North Korea after all, we’re not really sure if we want to believe that…
There are many reasons why we love Emma Stone: she’s talented and hilarious and just so darn cute. If you’re as big of a fan as we are, check out this adorable video, which has her answering a ton of questions while dressing her dog up in a raincoat:
Before you make it official with your girl, make sure you’ve seen her without makeup first. Don’t be like this man, who divorced his wife after seeing her makeup-free face for the first time ever on a beach trip. Yikes!
Facebook’s on a quest to be the only website you’ll ever need: If you’re in the US, you can now have food delivered to your doorstep through the website, as well as make appointments, buy movie tickets, an do other stuff. If this does well in the States, Facebook might expand it to other places—hopefully in the PH as well!
Astronomers are on a quest to prove that a real ninth planet exists, and so far, Planet Nine is the furthest thing away from Pluto size-wise. According to their calculations, the mystery planet is so hecking massive, it actually caused the goddamn sun to tilt. Exciting!
A gigantic jade stone was recently unearthed in northern Myanmar, and by “gigantic,” we really mean “larger than your whole barkada The massive rock measures 4.3 meters high and 5.8 meters long, and it’s said to be worth around $170 million.
We’ve got four new characters to watch out for on Stranger Things, and two of them have been revealed: a teenage tomboy named Max, and her step-brother Billy, a ladies man with a violent streak. We can’t wait!
M&M’s will be launching a caramel flavor in May next year, and we only have this to say: What the heck took them so long?! Get in our mouths, now!
If you’re still rooting for your favorite The Walking Dead character to make it out of the show alive, we’ve got some bad news. “We respect the fans but we also want to remain true not only to the underpinnings of the comic book but to where the characters are in their journeys,” Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd said in an interview, adding: “There’s going to be an expiration date for everybody.” Ang sakit.
Wikileaks has uncovered one of Barack Obama’s old email addresses: email@example.com You can drop him a line there, but spoiler alert: Mr. Obama probably won’t reply. At the very least, at least it’s not as cringe-y as your old boysuplado69 handle!
Nike’s just raised a cool $6.75 million from raffling off 88 pairs of its ultra-special self-lacing Mag sneakers, and that truckload of cash will be used to help find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. If you’re still lemming for these kicks, one last pair will be auctioned next month—if you’ve got the cash, you might just get lucky!
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