George RR Martin May Have Already Revealed How Game of Thrones Will End

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

​While it's fairly downplayed in HBO's fantasy epic Game of Thrones, George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series—the books the show is based on—revolves almost entirely around an ancient cyclical prophecy about a reincarnation of an ancient hero who previously defeated the White Walkers and ended the long night a thousand years ago.

Called Azor Ahai in the books, the show primarily discusses the prophecy through Melisandre, who typically refers to the reincarnated hero as "The Prince Who Was Promised." Melisandre's main motivation as a character is to find and serve the foretold hero, who could be male or female due to the original prophecy's lack of gender distinction.

Most fans believe the hero fated to save Westeros could be Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, or Jaime Lannister, as all three have, through one symbolic way or another, fulfilled the criteria the prophecy laid out to identify ​Azor Ahai. However, one eagle-eyed fan found a single line from Melisandre in the book A Dance With Dragons that seemingly confirms which one is the reincarnation, according to ​Metro.

While serving Stannis Baratheon in the book, Melisandre prays to her god, R'hllor, and uses her fire magic to try and look into the future, to seemingly disappointing results. "I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hllor shows me only snow," she says.

While at the time snow was believed to be either a symbol for a blank answer or the encroachment of winter, many now believe that it ​could refer to Jon Snow either by his false surname, by his northern upbringing, or by his tenure as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

Neither R'hllor's divinity or the quality of Melisandre's magic can really be called into question at this point, because both have been demonstrated as being capable of some amazing feats. Though this feels like a confirmation, we won't know for certain until the eighth and ​final season of the show airs in 2019.

Turn Your LEGO Bricks Into a Drone With the Flybrix Drone Kit


Now more than ever, it’s important to have a good hobby. Of course, a lot of people—maybe even you—have been obsessed with learning TikTok dances and baking sourdough bread for the last few months, but those hobbies can wear out their welcome pretty fast. So if you or someone you love is looking for something that’s a little more intellectually stimulating, you need to check out the Flybrix LEGO drone kit from Fat Brain Toys.

What is a Flybrix LEGO Drone Kit?

The Flybrix drone kit lets you build your own drones out of LEGO bricks and fly them around your house using your smartphone as a remote control (via Bluetooth). The kit itself comes with absolutely everything you need to start flying almost immediately, including a bag of 56-plus LEGO bricks, a LEGO figure pilot, eight quick-connect motors, eight propellers, a propeller wrench, a pre-programmed Flybrix flight board PCB, a USB data cord, a LiPo battery, and a USB LiPo battery charger. All you’ll have to do is download the Flybrix Configuration Software, the Bluetooth Flight Control App, and access online instructions and tutorials.

Experiment with your own designs.

The Flybrix LEGO drone kit is specifically designed to promote exploration and experimentation. All the components are tough and can totally withstand a few crash landings, so you can build and rebuild your own drones until you come up with the perfect design. Then you can do it all again. Try different motor arrangements, add your own LEGO bricks, experiment with different shapes—this kit is a wannabe engineer’s dream.

For the more advanced STEM learners out there, Flybrix lets you experiment with coding and block-based coding. It uses an arduino-based hackable circuit board, and the Flybrix app has advanced features that let you try your hand at software design.

Who is the Flybrix LEGO Drone Kit for?

Flybrix is a really fun way to introduce a number of core STEM concepts, which makes it ideal for kids—and technically, that’s who it was designed for. But because engineering and coding can get a little complicated, the recommended age for independent experimentation is 13 and up. However, kids younger than 13 can certainly work on Flybrix drones with the help of their parents. In fact, it actually makes a fantastic family hobby.

Ready to start building your own LEGO drones? Click here to order your Flybrix kit today for $198.

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David Lynch Is Sharing How He's Keeping Busy at Home in New YouTube Series

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

David Lynch, the director of some of the most surreal movies from recent decades, enjoys a relaxing home improvement project as much as the rest of us. As Pitchfork reports, Lynch has launched a new video series on YouTube sharing the various ways he's staying busy at home.

The series, titled "What Is David Working on Today?", debuted with its first installment on Tuesday, May 28. In it, the filmmaker tells viewers he's replacing the drain in his sink and varnishing a wooden stand. In addition to providing a peek into his home life, Lynch also drops some thought-provoking tidbits, like "water is weird."

Fixing the furniture in his home isn't the only thing Lynch has been up to during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also wrote, directed, and animated a 10-minute short titled Pożar, and since early May, he has been uploading daily weather reports. If life in quarantine doesn't already feel like a David Lynch film, diving into the director's YouTube channel may change that.

This isn't Lynch's first time creating uncharacteristically ordinary content. Even after gaining success in the industry, he directed commercials for everything from pasta to pregnancy tests.

[h/t Pitchfork]