Best comedy movie factual errors of 2014
Factual error: When the barracks are completely flooded, Eggsy punches through a large two-way mirror to escape. The fact is that any glass (or plexiglas) thick enough to withstand many tons of water pressure without bursting would be as impenetrable as concrete to Eggsy's bare fist. He would need a chisel-tipped jackhammer to penetrate such a mirror.
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Factual error: About 20 minutes in, the group find a Welsh miners' group in the phone book. The character who is making the call speaks the first two digits of the phone number: "0, 1,..." The movie is set in 1984, when the dialling code for that district was "0639" In that year, "01" was the code for London, not Wales.
Factual error: Tammy hits a buck with her car, which has polished antlers. The next day her and her grandmother are in the woods, and they see another buck, whose antlers aren't fully developed, still in velvet. These two scenes would have to be several months apart for antlers to be that different.
Factual error: When Honey first meets Hiro, she is rolling a solid ball of Tungsten Carbide that is about 2-3' in diameter. Honey claims the ball is 400 lbs. Tungsten Carbide is very dense, around the density of gold, but much harder. The specific density is 0.54 lbs per cubic inch. If the sphere was only 2 feet in diameter - it would weigh approximately 3,619 lbs - or about 1.5 tons. If it was 3 feet in diameter it would weigh an astonishing 12,200 lbs - or just over 6 tons. Honey would not be able to roll it around on the floor as easily as she appears to do in the movie.
Factual error: While Evans and Eve are still in Grand Central they overhear an announcement which states "According to Port Authority policy This station will be closing for the evening." Grand Central is not part of the NY/NJ Port Authority. Also Grand Central is a terminal, not a station, as trains do not pass through Grand Central, they enter and turn around.
Factual error: Just like in the previous movie, Herzog is referred to as "colonel", in particular in the WWII museum where Martin reads about his history. But both in the museum's picture of him, and throughout the movie, Herzog is wearing the uniform of a SS Standartenführer. To hold a title of Oberst (colonel), he would have been a member of the Wehrmacht, regular army, not SS.
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