8 Times Faster: We at least know that Vin Diesel is set to return in Fast 8, the latest installment of the neverending guns-and-cars franchise, which hits theaters April 2017. With any luck, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez will be back too.
With a Grain of Salt: North Korean scientists say the have created a revolutionary liquor that does not cause hangovers even though it’s 30–40% alcohol, the BBC reports. Of course, there’s been no confirmation from any independent scientific observers if it’s palatable, whether it will be available for purchase elsewhere, or even exists. Still: Intriguing, no? [Men’s Fitness]
The Latest Front in the Gluten Wars: Athletes who eat a gluten-free diet don’t have any significant performance advantages over athletes who scarf it down, nor do they have better digestive health, according to a small study. [Men’s Fitness]
Fight Like Mike: Mike Tyson will be one of the playable characters in EA’s upcoming UFC 2. Apparently there will be two styles: “Iron Mike,” portraying the fighter in his prime, and “Legacy” Mike Tyson, who has his tribal face tattoo.
It’s Good to Be Bad: Warner Brothers just dropped the first trailer for Suicide Squad, featuring Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), the Joker (Jared Leto), and the enigmatic Rick Flag (former Men’s Fitness cover guy Joel Kinnaman)—in other words, some of the most vile/entertaining villains in the DC Comics universe. The tagline: “Worst. Heroes. Ever.” Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5.
Smells Like Processed Sugars!: Obese adults are better at vividly imagining smells like fresh-popped popcorn, newly baked cookies, or other sundry delicious smells, according to a new study out of the John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine. The study suggests that these adults may be more susceptible to food cravings because vivid mental images are crucial for creating and sustaining those cravings. [Appetite]
This Man Cannot Be Stopped: Cam Newton has been named the 2015 NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year as he leads the 15-1 Panthers to an NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend.
Battering Ram: Todd Gurley, a running back for the
St. Louis Los Angeles Rams, has been voted the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America after racking up 10 rushing touchdowns and the third-most rushing yards in the NFL in his freshman season.
You Already Know This, But: , according to a new study from Britain’s University of Leicester. Tell that to the guy who does one rep on the bench and then flops around for 15 minutes. [ScienceDaily]
Reach for the Sky: Photos of Nike’s new “Northern Lights” Foamposite sneakers, which list for $275, have hit the Internet. Reviews have been…mixed. [Sole Collector]