The Daily Heat Index: The Cast of Wonder Woman Is Revealed and it’s Stacked

Plus, John Oliver explains why pennies suck, and we watch a selfie-stick defense class.

Here’s a daily dose of what’s heating up the internet:

We’re Thankful for Wonder Woman

After all the noise subsides over BVS: Dawn of Justice, all eyes will be locked on Gal Gadot and her portrayal of Amazonian warrior Wonder Woman. Until recently, we were only aware of the title character and her love interest, played by Chris Pine, but now, we have seen the list of the full cast, and it’s a doozy. We don’t know who exactly they’ll be playing, but rounding out the ensemble cast are: Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis. Don’t know these people? Well, you have some time to get researching. Wonder Woman is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2017. 

Self Defense with Selfie-Sticks

A combat center in Moscow is now offering the single most important self-defense class you never knew you needed – selfie-stick kung fu. If you’re ever in danger and don’t have easy access to a sword or staff or a log or something, have no fear. You can defend yourself with your now multi-functional selfie-stick by flailing it around until it hits or creeps out your attacker. How modern! Thanks, Russia.


Penny For Your Thoughts

Everyone knows the most useless of currencies is the penny. Watch John Oliver call for its demise in this hilarious video from Last Week Tonight, that somehow goes from the overwhelming costs of producing pennies, to Kermit the frog’s sexual partners. You’re welcome.