Best TV factual errors of 1989

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The Bonfire Of The Manatees - S17-E1

Factual error: Alec Baldwin, as an expert on manatees, says that they are also called dugongs. Manatees are found in Atlantic coastal waters and in the Amazon and tributaries. The dugong is a distinct species found in the coastal waters of the Indian and southwest Pacific oceans.

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The Leap Home (1) - November 25, 1969 - S3-E1

Factual error: The Post Raisin Bran cereal box sitting on the Beckett family breakfast table in 1969 has a 1990s box design. (00:18:00)

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Save the Max - S2-E3

Factual error: When Zack is given the old newspaper with Mr. Belding's article, the headline reads, "Picture on pages 3 and 4." When he looks at the picture, he looks at the middle of the paper, with quite a few pages at both sides of the newspaper. Pages 3 and 4 would be near the front and would be on opposite sides of the same page.

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Mr. Bean Rides Again - S1-E9

Factual error: Bean is seen connecting a set of jump leads to two large brass-like electrodes in a lighting column. These would never be present in real life - especially with so much conductive material on show.

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Kiss 'N Tell - S1-E4

Factual error: After the rug falls over Ganon and covers him, Link blasts a hole in the floor under the evil wizard and he falls through with the rug still draped over him. As he falls in the next shot down a long ways, the rug stays draped over him, completely unaffected by wind. (00:13:50)

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The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb - S5-E1

Factual error: In the scene after Poirot pretends to be poisoned, a person folds the modern flag of the Arab Republic of Egypt instead the flag of the Kingdom of Egypt as it was at that time.

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Robo Koopa - S1-E52

Factual error: Koopa tries to kill the Mario brothers, Bunsun and Dr. Nerdnik by pushing an electric pole at them. Mario and Luigi use a nearby fire hydrant to protect them by having water rush out of it and keeping the pole from crushing them. There is no way a single blast of water can stop a large pole from falling, and the brothers would have been electrocuted as soon as the water hit the pole. (00:07:00)

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Factual error: Kat Stanton is sent to the Lum Jau prison. It is the Lard Yao prison that is known as the Bangkok Hilton, not the Lum Jau.

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