Millie Bobby Brown Says Duffer Brothers 'Feel the Pressure' From Stranger Things Fan Theories

Netflix
Netflix

Warning: Stranger Things season 3 spoilers ahead.

With the fourth season of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things officially confirmed, fans are (unsurprisingly) already coming up with some pretty detailed theories about what’s to come for the Hawkins gang.

One of the biggest questions viewers have is regarding the fate of David Harbour’s character, the beloved Jim Hopper. The third season concluded with him supposedly dying when he sacrificed himself to close the Upside Down—but after a confusing post-credits scene, nearly everyone is convinced he’s still alive. Now, people are posting tons of theories online as to how he’ll be making a comeback in season 4 (if he does at all).

The stars of Stranger Things have regularly been asked about Hopper’s fate, and although Eleven actress Millie Bobby Brown is remaining tight-lipped, she did just admit that the show's cast and creators are reading those fan theories. While speaking with Seventeen, the 15-year-old Emmy nominee was asked whether Hopper—her onscreen “dad”—would be alive next season, to which she replied, "I have no idea, but I love hearing everybody else's ideas and thoughts.”

“Ultimately," Brown added, "it’s nobody’s decision but the Duffer Brothers—you know, they’re writing it. I think the Duffer Brothers definitely feel the pressure of people's fan theories, though."

Brown is, of course, referring to Matt and Ross Duffer, the brothers who created the hit series. While the duo has yet to reveal anything about the the recently-announced fourth season, they better be prepared for plenty of questions about Jim Hopper. The fans need answers, and with no confirmed release date for the fourth season, we’re sure the brothers will be seeing a whole lot more theories in the coming months.

[h/t Seventeen]

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.