Could Jon Snow Become the Next Night King in Game of Thrones?

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

One of the more popular Game of Thrones fan theories over the years has claimed that Bran Stark, a.k.a. the Three-Eyed Raven, would become the Night King. There is some evidence to back the idea up, and considering that Bran and the undead leader had a connection, it wouldn't be impossible to imagine. But it seems fans and Isaac Hempstead Wright, the actor who plays Bran, are over that becoming a possible storyline. But a new theory suggests there might be another character who could turn into the new Night King in the series’ finale.

Redditor ModnarTnuocca says that instead of Bran becoming the Night King, it will be Jon Snow. The fan admits that this idea is coming totally out of left field, but it essentially builds on a previous theory that the Night King had possibly chosen Jon as his heir. The basic premise is that Jon will become the Night King to restore a balance to the world, essentially becoming the ice to Daenerys Targaryen's fire.

For proof, the Redditor points to the fact that Kit Harington, who plays Jon, said in an April 2019 interview that, “No one I've spoken to has guessed the actual ending. No one has got it right yet." This forced the fan to think outside of the box, explaining that Jon could become the Night King because of seven key hints. They write:

"But think about it, the references certainly are there:

1. There have been tons of Stark-Night King references
2. The last time a Night King was created was to save Westeros from a foreign invader
3. Bran knows how to create a Night King
4. Jon and the Night King have had a kind of weird relationship in the past, think Hardhome
5. This could wrap up the series in one episode
6. It would surely establish the balance once again between fire and ice
7. It would be bittersweet as [George R.R. Martin] has referenced many time[s]."

While Jon Snow becoming the Night King isn't really what we envisioned as the fate of one of our favorite characters, we are hoping for one last major twist in Sunday's finale. And most of us are still desperate for more of an explanation regarding Bran's powers. If anything is for certain, it's that we're expecting a lot out of this final episode. Let's hope at least something unexpected happens.

The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It

ChopBox
ChopBox

When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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Which Friends Character Would Earn the Most Money in the Real World?

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Warner Bros. Television/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Although Friends went off the air in 2004, the iconic sitcom continues to attract new fans who've discovered the show via re-runs and streaming networks like HBO Max.

To play into this devoted fan base, the professional resume writers at StandOut-CV conducted a fun experiment: They asked more than 3000 fans to predict where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, and Monica would be today, career-wise. They also took the time to figure out how much each character would earn in their respective fields in the real world. Could we be more curious?

Bringing in the highest salary is Joey, whose acting exploits are projected to earn him approximately $61,022 a year. Next comes Dr. Ross, whose career as a paleontologist brings in an estimated $59,023. After that comes fashion designer Rachel, earning $54,563 a year, followed by Chandler's writer/editor salary of $47,039 annually. Phoebe comes next, with her musical career bringing in an annual salary of $43,604 (although the site doesn't mention how her massage therapy business might factor into her life today). Surprisingly, Monica would bring in the least amount of money; she'd earn an average of $43,165 per year as a head chef.

As far as where fans think the Friends gang would be today, the answers are pretty great: They believe Joey would have expanded his acting career to include his own reality series called Keeping Up With Joey Tribbiani. Monica, meanwhile, would have taken the next step in her culinary career by opening up her own restaurant, and her husband Chandler would have continued his passion for writing at a comics magazine. The last season of Friends follows Rachel as she works as an executive for Ralph Lauren, and fans theorize that she would have used her breadth of experience to start her own fashion brand. It's believed Phoebe would have continued her music career, perhaps even becoming a music teacher, while Ross would have spent time writing dinosaur-themed children's books.

Hopefully, the upcoming Friends reunion special will give fans a final answer on what the characters would be up to today.