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Trivia: Not only did Robert Donat win the Oscar, but he beat Clarke Gable who was in Gone with the Wind the same year.

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3rd Jan 2020

Count Dracula (1970)

Continuity mistake: Professor van Helsing and Doctor Seward enter the Harkers' bedroom. A few seconds later, they enter the bedroom again. (00:52:00)

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - S7-E1

Factual error: A few drops of acid are dropped on a penny and the liquid bubbles (colorless liquid) as the acid eats its way through the penny. The penny is mostly copper. Any acid that can react with a copper will also produce a bright green to bright blue solution of dissolved copper, which is not the color seen. (00:05:20)

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Suggested correction: Not necessarily. It depends on the acid and its strength. A weak acid may only oxidise copper to a monovalent state (Copper (I)) (which is colourless) rather than its divalent (Copper (II)) state which produces the blue solution.

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The acid must be an oxidizing acid. This plus being done in the open air would result in any copper (I) formed quickly being oxidized to copper (II). Copper (I) is extremely unstable under the conditions shown.

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Dumb Witness - S6-E4

Factual error: Spoiler. Police Sergeant Keeley tells Poirot that Doctor Grainger died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The killer turned the natural gas in the bedroom and did not light the heater. This would result in the room filling with natural gas, not carbon monoxide. (01:17:30)

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The Yellow Iris - S5-E3

Factual error: Poirot smells and very carefully tastes a drink and says, "Potassium cyanide." It is impossible to distinguish between potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide (the other common cyanide) by this method. In addition, there are another less common cyanides that would smell and taste the same as potassium cyanide. (00:16:01)

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The Underdog - S5-E2

Factual error: Lily looks over part of the procedure for the manufacture of Astroprene. There are several problems with the chemical structures shown in step two of the procedure. This step appears to be a simple acid catalyzed rearrangement of the molecule shown. The procedure should begin with a C inside the hexagonal ring and end with the C outside the ring with no other changes. The errors include, among other things, a carbon atom at the lower left of the ring with two lines (bonds) to it. The C should have four bonds (lines), the two shown plus two to hydrogen atoms (H). The bonds to H may be condensed so the C will look something like -CH2 - (the 2 would be a subscript). (00:10:30)

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The Lost Mine - S2-E3

Factual error: Lord Pearson takes the mineral sample and says it can be converted to 24 Karat silver. Karats are only for gold, with pure gold being 24-Karat gold. Pure silver is 1,000-Fine silver. In addition, the subtitles say, "24-carat," with carat spelled with a "c" not a "k." Carat is a weight measurement normally used for gemstones. Both silver and gold are normally weighed in Troy ounces (about 156-carats) not carats. A sample that weighs 24-carats has the same weight (4.8 grams) not only for diamonds, but also for silver, gold, and cow pies regardless of the purity (be it Karat or Fine). It is possible that Lord Pearson meant 24-carat silver; however, a mine that only produces 24-carats (about 0.15 Troy ounces) of silver is not commercially viable. (00:10:57)

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The Incredible Theft - S1-E8

Factual error: The basis of the blackmail is based on the Japanese invasion of Manchuria because howitzers were supplied to bombard Shanghai. Shanghai is not in Manchuria. (00:35:41)

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17th Oct 2019

Red River (1948)

Trivia: This was Harry Carey Sr.'s last film. It was also the only film to have both Harry Carey Sr. And his son, Harry Carey Jr., star. They did not have any scenes together.

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28th May 2019

She (1935)

Character mistake: A priest is holding a globe with a fire to light the globes carried by others. There are two lines with globes approaching the man with the lit globe. The first person in the line from the right has trouble lighting their globe. She starts to return for a second try, but apparently thinks better of it and continues on with the unlit globe.

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28th May 2019

She (1935)

Audio problem: A native descends a rope to beat on a drum and signal those inside to open the door. As the native beats on the drum, his actions and the drum sounds become further and further out of synchronization.

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Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Factual error: There is a view of the night sky in southern Africa. However, both the Big and Little Dippers (along with Polaris) are visible. In general, these constellations are not visible in the southern hemisphere, and where they are (North of 1° South latitude) they are very close to the horizon. The Big Dipper (Ursa Major) is to the left of the screen and Polaris (part of the Little Dipper = Ursa Minor) in near the top-center. This occurs shortly after the lion cub scene. (00:44:00)

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Continuity mistake: The adventurers are met by a ship with a single sail that has a triangular symbol on it. When they first see the ship the sail is unfurled and shortly afterwards it is unfurled again.

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Other mistake: In the opening credits the following is posted "Screenplay based on Rider Haggard's Allan Quartermain" The author's name is usually given as H. Rider Haggard (H. For Henry), and Haggard's hero was named Quatermain (1 "r" not 2). This misspelling of Quatermain appears in many movies.

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Trivia: This is one of three 2008 movies with this same title. This one stars Brendan Fraser. There is a version starring Greg Evigan and another version starring Ricky Schroder. Not only are the casts different, but they also have different plots.

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Factual error: The movie takes place during or shortly before World War I. At one point, Quatermain and Jessie find a German base. Thus, they are probably in one of the pre-World War I German African colonies (Probably German East Africa or German South West Africa). There is a red, white, and blue French flag flying over the camp instead of a German flag.

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Factual error: Quatermain and Jessie are on the roof of the caboose of the train. The train engineer slams on the brakes because there are elephants on the tracks. Instead of being flung forward as the train slows, Jessie is flung towards the rear.

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Audio problem: When Quatermain and Jesse are fleeing in a stolen truck, they are being chased by people in other vehicles. Even though all the streets are dirt, there are numerous times when the tires of all the vehicles squeal.

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Factual error: The date for the solar eclipse is given as Wednesday, June 2, 1882. There was a solar eclipse in Africa that year; however, the date was Wednesday, May 17, 1882.

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Continuity mistake: The entries into Quartermain's journal are supposedly covering events during 1881 and 1882. The entries consist of a day and a date, but no month. Taken in order, they cannot fit into the 1881-1882 calendar. For example, the two entries immediately before the June eclipse can only be in August 1882.

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