Factual error: At the reception after Ed Walters delivers his fake scientific lecture, Miss Boyd is congratulating him and pesters him for more. She asks: "Do you know, I believe that you used DeBroglie's formula for the length of the pilot wave. I forgot that bit. Could you remind me?" So then Ed clumsily responds by way of secret signals from Einstein & company. What they relay to him is x = w^3/pi, but this has no relation to DeBroglie's formula.
Factual error: Following his lecture on cold fusion, Ed Walters attends a reception, mingling with the academic crowd. At one point, millionaire Louis Bamberger approaches Walters and excitedly presents him with a Bic 4-Color Ballpoint Pen, which suggests that the pen was new on the market in the early-to-mid 1950s. Problem is, the Bic 4-Color Ballpoint Pen wasn't invented and marketed until 1974, some 20 years after the setting of this film.
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