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Dark vs. Light: 'Star Wars' fans storm social media with dueling 'Last Jedi' opinions

Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don't want to know what happens. The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm. Audiences online, though, haven't been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent. SEE ALSO: Here's a breakdown of the beloved...

Firefox users lose trust in Mozilla after a 'Mr. Robot' promo went horribly wrong

Protip for Mozilla and the USA Network: In the future when you're plotting a tie-in for a show about vigilante hackers, maybe don't actually compromise people's privacy. Some Firefox users were none too thrilled to discover that the web browser had installed an add-on called "Looking Glass" without permission. Bearing a description that read simply, in all-caps, "MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT THAN YOURS," people were understandably suspicious. SEE ALSO: 'Mr. Robot' fans, today is your lucky day (The all-caps utterance, it should be noted, is a quote from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in...

Musk versus Bezos: Whose rocket is the biggest?

When it comes to rockets, size matters, and Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos know it. The two billionaire entrepreneurs both own their own spaceflight companies.  Musk's SpaceX is currently using its large Falcon 9 rocket to fly large payloads to orbit for NASA and companies around the world, while Bezos's Blue Origin is testing out its New Shepard rocket designed to fly humans on suborbital flights to the edge of space. SEE ALSO: SpaceX's 20th successful rocket landing was just as amazing as its 1st Bezos and Musk have a friendly rivalry when it comes to spaceflight, having sniped at one...

Please do not eat ghost peppers before a choir performance

Ever wondered what it would be like to sing "O Come, All Ye Faithful" after downing a ghost pepper? Probably not, but you should probably watch this video now that your curiosity's piqued.  Chili Klaus, a YouTuber already famous for the clip of orchestra members eating ghost peppers, has now pivoted his experiment to Denmark's Herning Boys Choir. The group sounds perfectly delightful during their pepper-free run of the song, but once the heat hits, many of the choristers have a hard time keeping up with their parts.  This is to be expected, of course — once over a million...

Somewhere in Las Vegas, there's a warehouse containing debris from UFOs

Let's be clear: "U.F.O." is an acronym for "unidentified flying object." It doesn't necessarily mean aliens. But it also might mean aliensSorry, Miriam. SEE ALSO: That interstellar asteroid probably isn't aliens, but the hunt continues A Saturday report in the New York Times lays out the details of a secret, Defense Department-funded "Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program," formed to investigate UFO reports.  Among the more sensational details is the revelation that a number of buildings in Las Vegas were modified to house "metal alloys and other materials ... from...

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