Link Tank: Fortnite Is the Most Popular Game in the U.S.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Philadelphia Story, Fortnite, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Fortnite Is The Most Popular Game In The United States

Here’s how ancient cosmic explosions possibly led to humans standing upright.

“Among the many things that gave ancient humans an evolutionary edge over other primate species is the ability to walk upright. But exactly why our ancestors started to stand on two feet rather than four is a mystery. In May 2019, scientists proposed a new explanation for this evolutionary innovation: Ancient humans may have been forced to stand on two feet in order to escape a deadly fate.”

Read more at Inverse.

Fans are upset over Rose Tico’s lack of screentime in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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“Of all the disappointing elements of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (and there are so, so many), the absence of Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico is possibly the most upsetting.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Scientists have linked two silicon quantum bits with photons over a large distance.

“Scientists have linked two silicon quantum bits with photons over a relatively large distance. The new advance could end up being a watershed moment for a lesser-known quantum computing processor architecture, bringing silicon quantum computer a step closer to reality.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Here’s why Rey’s lineage reveal is the most disappointing thing about The Rise of Skywalker.

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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spends about 90 minutes of its runtime retconning everything set up in the divisive The Last Jedi, to the point where I genuinely wondered if the script had been written by a think tank composed of Rian Johnson’s meanest reply guys. A baffling array of sloppy plot-circumventing, it doesn’t get truly wild until Rey and Kylo Ren have another of their telepathic Force conversations, wherein he tells her — and, seriously, I’m about to spoil the whole thing right here — that she is Emperor Palpatine’s granddaughter.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Here’s fourteen interesting facts regarding 1940 comedy classic The Philadelphia Story.

“Katharine Hepburn was as much a personality as she was an actress, and The Philadelphia Story is the quintessential depiction of both. Here is where Kate’s public persona—haughty, patrician, and fiercely independent—came to be defined. But it’s also one of the best showcases of her considerable acting talent, alongside great performances by fellow legends Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. What else is there to know about this sophisticated comedy classic, which premiered on December 26, 1940? Let’s eavesdrop and find out.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

A state-by-state breakdown shows that Fortnite is the most popular game in the country.

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“Fortnite fans who were used to living on its embattled Earth were plunged into a black hole of despair a couple months ago, when the game went dark. Fortnite Chapter 2 came into existence, though, and it was a huge relief to a significant portion of the United States.”

Read more at PCMag.