Ever heard of Valentina Zharkova? We haven’t either, but she seems pretty cool. You see, she’s a Solar Physiscist at Northumbria University and she’s been saying the sun may enter a condition similar to what it was during the Maunder Minimum. You know, the 1600s? Dark ages? And she says this could happen real soon, like within five years. Bad for beachgoers, but likely pretty good news for snowmobilers. Read about her predictions here and here.