Humorously Numerous Luminous Beings


Good news for Star Wars fans: Swiss data scientists have analyzed the entirety of the Star Wars expanded universe (books, television shows, games, etc.), and the collected tie-ins contain an insane 21,647 characters spread out over the course of thirty-six millennia. The scientists used new analytical tools that could enhance real-world historical research in the future, but who cares? You’ll never need to read another non-Star Wars book again, and that’s what matters.

Adam Keller is a Wesleyan graduate currently based in Oakland, California. He's a founding editor of REELYDOPE and used to write for The Argus. More from this author →