Captain Phillips

New this month Question: Is it really possible to shoot a door open like the pirates do in the movie when they reach the bridge?

New this month Answer: Probably not. The Mythbusters tested the myth of shooting open a locked door, and in most cases, it took immense and multiple fire power to blow open a lock.

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Question: How did the pirates trick the crew into thinking they would keep their promise when they make a deal to release Phillips in exchange for giving them their leader back?

Answer: They didn't exactly "trick" the crew, they just never intended to follow through on their promise. The crew has nothing to threaten the pirates with, the pirates have all the guns.

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Question: Why didn't the US Navy want the pirates to get Phillips to Somalia? What were they afraid would happen?

Answer: They are afraid that once in Somalia, the pirates would be able to hide Phillips making rescue much more difficult.

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