How Captain Marvel Could Be the Key to Beating Thanos in Avengers 4

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Marvel Studios via YouTube

by Dana Samuel

After the heartbreaking ending of Avengers: Infinity War, it seemed like we would be living in a constant state of disbelief forever at the fact that so many of our favorite superheroes met such a cruel fate.

Well, this latest ​fan theory about Captain Marvel is a serious light at the end of the tunnel.

First of all, for those of you who may not know, a new superhero is about to emerge in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and her name is Captain Marvel. The ​first trailer for the film, which stars Brie Larson in the title role, was just released, and it looks absolutely epic.

Captain Marvel is set to premiere next March, which is perfect timing before Avengers 4, which is set to come out next May. So how exactly can Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) help our fallen heroes?

Infinity War viewers were actually introduced to Captain Marvel during the film's post-credits scene. The scene takes place after Thanos's ​"snapping," as half of the universe is turning to dust. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury and Maria Hill are about to meet the same unfortunate end as the world is crumbling around them, but before Nick meets his maker, he gets out a distress signal.

The only thing seen is a red, white, and blue logo flashing on the screen, which turns out to be Captain Marvel's insignia.

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Here's where things get hopeful.

According to the theory, Captain Marvel may be able to use her Cosmic Awareness to defeat Thanos.

Based on the abilities of ​Captain Marvel in the comic books, in addition to her ability to teleport and cast illusions, Cosmic Awareness will allow her to "metabolize solar energy and convert it for a variety of uses, including superhuman strength, the projection of photon energy blasts, and flight ... increase intellect, granting limited precognitive powers and the ability to ascertain an opponent's weakness."

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In simpler terms, Captain Marvel can use her Cosmic Awareness "to restore reality to a point before Thanos got control of the Infinity Gauntlet." If she does this, then all of the Avengers who died would come back to life, and can band together to defeat Thanos.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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The Longest Movie Ever Made Would Take You More Than 35 Days to Watch Straight Through

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Nishant Kirar, Unsplash

A typical movie lasts between 90 minutes and two hours, and for some viewers, any film that exceeds that window is "long." But the longest film you've ever seen likely has nothing on Logistics—a record-breaking project released in Sweden in 2012. Clocking in at a total runtime of 35 days and 17 hours, Logistics is by far the longest movie ever made.

Logistics isn't your standard Hollywood epic. Conceived and directed by Swedish filmmakers Erika Magnusson and Daniel Andersson, it's an experimental film that lacks any conventional structure. The concept started with the question: Where do all the gadgets come from? Magnusson and Andersson attempted to answer that question by following the life cycle of a pedometer.

The story begins at a store in Stockholm, where the item is sold, then moves backwards to chronicle its journey to consumers. Logistics takes viewers on a truck, a freight train, a massive container ship, and finally to a factory in China's Bao'an district. The trip unfolds in real time, so audiences get an accurate sense of the time and distance required to deliver gadgets to the people who use them on the other side of the world.

Many people would have trouble sitting through some of the longest conventional films in history. Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996) lasts 242 minutes, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra (1963) is a whopping 248 minutes long. But sitting down to watch all 857 hours of Logistics straight through is nearly physically impossible.

Fortunately, it's not the only way to enjoy this work of art. On the project's website, Logistics has been broken down into short, two-minute clips—one for each day of the journey. You can watch the abridged version of the epic experiment here.