How Jon Snow Could Still Be the Prince That Was Promised in Game of Thrones

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Helen Sloan, HBO

*Spoilers ahead

For a few seasons now, Game of Thrones fans have been convinced that Jon Snow is the prophesized Prince That Was Promised, and would be the person to eventually save Westeros. Now, since Arya Stark was the one to kill the Night King in the latest episode “The Long Night,” many have begun to believe that she is the chosen one. But a fan theory from Reddit user Obrienbf still thinks Jon is the most likely contender.

If you’re unfamiliar with the prophecy, the Prince That Was Promised in the TV show is the predicted savior in the Lord of Light religion (the A Song of Ice and Fire book series differs a bit). We hear of it first by Melisandre way back when Stannis Baratheon was alive, because the Red Priestess believed he was that Prince. But she later decided it was Jon, who she brought back from the dead to fulfill his purpose.

Fans will remember that Jon was the one to bring everyone together for the Battle of Winterfell, although he never actually fights the Night King one-on-one. The fan argues that he’s still the Prince That Was Promised, but didn’t have to be the one to take down the Night King, mainly because the undead leader knew who he was and purposely avoided fighting him. According to the theorist:

“Throughout the show Jon and the Night King shared moments together (“Hardhome,” “Beyond the Wall”) and I think the Night King knew Jon was someone special. He saw him fight, he saw him defeat one of his White Walker lieutenants in combat, and he knew Jon was the only one who could take him on 1v1. So he never let him get the chance.”

The theory gets even more complex when the user explains why Arya Stark and Melisandre may have come together in the latest episode to take down the Night King. The Redditor recalls the fan theory that Jaqen H'ghar is really Rhaegar Targaryen to back up this idea. The fan then speculates that Jaqen joins the Faceless Men and learns that not only could the Lord of Light help in defeating the Night King but also the Many-Faced God, and in the end, the theorist believes, he trains Arya to become an assassin who could help Jon, a.k.a. The Prince That Was Promised, end The Long Night. This could be why Melisandre goes to Essos: to meet Rhaegar and come back to Winterfell to help Arya.

While this theory is rather complex and has a lot of moving parts, we’re not ready to dismiss the idea that Jon is the Prince That Was Promised. He was brought back from the dead for a reason, after all. Let’s hope we find out what that reason is in the final three episodes of Game of Thrones.

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.

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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.