Best TV factual errors of 2019

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The Rabbit Hole - S1-E2

Factual error: Alice and Kate's little reunion underwater is disrupted by policemen that fire at them, and one of the shots reaches the transport truck, ignites it and makes it explode. The scene is baffling; forgetting the complete disregard for fellow policemen in the vehicle, how would bullets have enough strength to penetrate into an armored truck deep underwater, reach a critical weak point from that angle (the truck is upright, they should be barely get to shoot the roof of it) and still underwater cause inside the completely immersed vehicle a spark that would ignite fuel and make the whole truck explode? (00:31:45)

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The Green Fireballs - S1-E6

Factual error: The Secretary of the Air Force enters a room. A captain not in uniform salutes him. You do not salute out of uniform, and you do not salute civilians. You stand at attention. (00:09:20)

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Factual error: The Deputy Chief Constable wears the rank insignia of the lower rank of Assistant Chief Constable. She also wears her medal ribbons in the wrong order: Diamond Jubilee Medal, Golden Jubilee Medal and Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. The Golden Jubilee Medal should actually be worn first.

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Maybe I'm Crazy - S1-E2

Factual error: When Judy gets home and the key isn't working she looks at her iPhone and sees a long list of calls to Steve's mobile phone. This is wrong. IPhone just shows the name once per day and the number of calls in between brackets.

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Factual error: George Wigg MP wears an RAF tie. Wigg served in the Royal Tank Corps and the Army Educational Corps, but he was never in the RAF. Few men would wear a regimental tie to which they weren't entitled, least of all someone in the public eye, where it would be immediately picked up and ridiculed. Especially given this is set only 17 years after the war (and only just after compulsory National Service ended) at a time when most men were entitled to wear some sort of regimental tie and recognised fellow veterans by the design of their tie.

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Hard Times - S1-E3

Factual error: Aziraphale cites the only prophecy from Agnes Nutter that he could find as one for 1972, "do not buy Betamax" (a reference to the home video format war). Betamax was only launched in 1975 starting in Japan, so this advice wouldn't be of any use until 1976. (And these prophecies were completely, even ludicrously accurate, so that excludes any explanation that she was simply a few years off, because she was never wrong). (00:19:10)

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The Czech List - S1-E2

Factual error: Will is asked by Jai to place his wrist watch - which is filled with explosives - against a wall. He does, and it somehow sticks to the vertical concrete wall. An adhesive back would have been noticed by Will, as it was against his skin on his wrist. Not to mention that an explosion in a contained space that small would have deafened them both, or worse. (00:35:05)

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Done and Doff - S1-E12

Factual error: The sleeves on Col. Turnbull's uniform shirt are a ridiculous length. Her sleeves are three-quarter length and down to her elbows while the other female Marines have uniform shirts with half sleeves.

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The Dark Tunnels - S1-E6

Factual error: When they go to 1954, the hamburger drive in says it has frappes. Not invented till '57, and not in the US public eye until at least 45 years later.

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Factual error: Tom joins the Royal Navy after the outbreak of war. He then mysteriously ends up on HMS Exeter during the Battle of the River Plate. In fact, Exeter was already in the South Atlantic at the outbreak of war and the battle occurred only three months later. There is no way that Tom could have completed training and ended up in the South Atlantic so quickly.

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Misspent Youth - S1-E2

Factual error: Kai checks out his phone repeatedly and the date indicated is "Wed, Aug 22." Just a scene after, Jenny is shown with an August 2019 calendar in the background. August 22 2019 was a Thursday, not a Wednesday. (00:06:00)

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The Crystal Calls - S1-E9

Factual error: At the end when Skeksis enters the crystal chamber, in the overhead shot you can see 22 arcane symbols around the crystal when there should only be 18, one for each exiled skeksis. (00:45:53)

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Factual error: The barristers at the first trial are wearing their gowns over shirtsleeves. Barristers are obliged to wear jackets when appearing in court.

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Factual error: An FBI briefer is talking about the hijacking of a passenger airliner. He calls it Flight 6175. The airplane has 6175 stenciled on the nose. Those are usually the last four digits of the airplane serial number, used by maintenance and dispatchers to designate a particular aircraft. It is not the flight number of any given trip. (00:04:45)

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