And then, after the murders, Jutting posted "Money DOES buy happiness" on his Facebook page -- which isn't an American Psycho quote, but face it, if we said it was, you'd buy it. We would take a look at the man's Twitter or LinkedIn accounts to see if he had dumped any more of his insane brain out into the world, but we were hoping to be able to sleep sometime in the next month. (It's probably just tons of Huey Lewis lyrics, anyway.)
A Real Gravity-Style Disaster in Space Is Narrowly Avoided
As the underwear-killing first minutes of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity taught us in 2013, even tiny pieces of an old Russian satellite can become deadly if they collide with you at a zillion miles per hour -- in the movie, the speeding debris completely fucks up a NASA shuttle, forcing the astronauts to figure out how to get back to Earth without burning to death.
While the experts may have quibbles with the precise physics of this film, the International Space Station had a great chance to verify the veracity of the opening sequence themselves, when they discovered they were on a collision course with an eerily similar disaster.
At which point the Indian member of the crew flipped everyone off and prepared for his new head-hole.
After the ground teams monitoring the International Space Station were unable to catch a piece of debris that was about the size of a human hand, the ISS was left with only six hours (or 2.12 Nolans) to move an enormous space station out of harm's way. And where did the space junk come from? Why, from an old Russian satellite, of course. Thinking quickly, they used the thrusters on a supply-delivery vehicle to move the station out of the way just in time, without compromising its orbit. Disaster was averted, though the astronauts on board all missed the opportunity for several hours in George Clooney's exclusive company.
While we're on the topic, check out 6 Movies That Predicted Disasters With Eerie Accuracy and 7 Completely Unrealistic Movie Plots That Came True.