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Question: After Harry wakes up in the hospital wing, Hermione was telling Harry that Snape said an incredibly powerful wizard could have produced the patronus that saved Harry and Sirius Black's life. Snape knew how powerful James and Lily were as witches/wizards so did he make the connection? Does Snape know that Harry made the patronus? even though Snape already knows Harry is destined to destroy Voldemort.

Chosen answer: Snape woke up after the Patronus was conjured, only seeing the Dementors flying away from the scene. Harry nor Snape did not know who made the Patronus (it was Harry, even though Harry thought it was his dad) And at this point, Snape does not know that Harry is destined to destroy Voldemort. He did not hear the end of the prophecy and Dumbledore had not confided such information to Snape as of the end of the third book.

kristenlouise3

Question: Since Dumbledore canceled exams, how did the seven-year students know if they passed for graduation or not? Did they still take exams?

Chosen answer: This is not fully explained, but as the OWL and NEWT students have exams given by the ministry, it is possible that they have already completed their exams or that their exams will not be cancelled. It is also possible that the students' teachers will simply give them a course mark and that they will not have to take the exams.

kristenlouise3

Question: SPOILER: What part of Earth did Dr. Stone land on?

Chosen answer: The scene was shot in Lake Powell, Arizona (as detailed here), but whether it's meant to be that specific location or just somewhere unspecified on Earth has not been made clear.

Casual Person

Question: Why did Zod need Lois on the ship? At first, he only seemed interested in Kal-El.

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It's because Zod read Lois' story published by that weird internet guy. She knows Superman better then his own mother, so she could be a valuable source of information for Zod.

Friso94

Question: Gretel is 5 years old and the mother died seven years ago. Who is Gretel's mom?

Chosen answer: In the film, the Mother Abess explains to Maria that the Captain Von Trapp's wife died "several years" ago. This is commonly misheard by viewers as "seven years." In reality, the actual mother of the Von Trapp children was Agathe Whitehead, who died of scarlet fever in 1922, just four years before Maria came to the Von Trapp home, initially as a tutor (not a governess) in 1926.

Michael Albert

Question: When they look at the map showing the route to the time machine, is the line a different color than the line they actually follow to get to the time machine? (My 11 yr old son thinks it was blue and then they followed the red line).

Chosen answer: The red line leads to the time machine and the blue line leads to freedom. Reggie refused to go on an adventure and just wanted to spend his freedom eating pizza and watching TV, so when looking for the way out, he told Jake that the blue line was the way to the time machine in hopes of escaping. Unfortunately, because they were chased by government agents, they ended up following the red line and finding the time machine.

Question: The narrative for this franchise takes place over thousands of years, yet Middle Earth is always in a medieval stasis. Has any reason been provided as to why Middle Earth never advances technologically?

Phaneron Premium member

Chosen answer: The presence of real magic in the world, and the fact that evil demi-gods and sorcerers keep trying to destroy it every few thousand years, makes technological advancement an endeavor no one sees much need for. Saruman makes some advances in it at Isengard, and in the novel the Shire had been very industrialized by Saruman's takeover when the hobbits return home to it.

Phixius Premium member

The Rothman Disintegration - S5-E17

Question: I don't get it. Sheldon and Kripke are bad at sports. At the end, they are both sweating and breathing hard. But in 6-13 The Tenure Turbulence, Leonard can't last on the treadmill but this time Kripke can run on the treadmill for a long time yet one season ago, he can't run without breathing so hard. What's going on?

Chosen answer: The simple answer would be "he must have trained and gotten fitter." If it were the other way around, fit then a season later unfit, it would be more confusing.

XIII

Question: Todd has been raised from birth to be totally emotionless. When he is thrown out of the colony, what caused him to cry?

Chosen answer: Emotions aren't just learned. Some are inborn and can't be fully suppressed.

Greg Dwyer

Question: If everyone involved in the scheme knew that Clayton's mother would get in the way and really didn't want to let Jack do the surgery why did they call her to the hospital? Yes she's on the call sheet but couldn't they erase her name of the sheet to make the surgery and scheme go smoother? I mean it's $100 million dollars at stake and they have had a year to plan everything out.

sunfox35

Chosen answer: They still had to follow hospital protocol, they couldn't risk getting into trouble over a technicality at such a critical stage of their plan. Since he had just married Jessica Alba, her rights as his wife now superseded those of his mother, and so as far as the scheming group knew, the mother was essentially powerless to make decisions for her son. They had no way of knowing she would go to the lengths that she did to save him.

Purple_Girl

Question: Libria does have technology and computer abilities. This is evident with the screens showing Father, the vehicles, and the TV station in a later scene. But when Preston was asking about the book that he thought Partridge had archived, the man behind the desk has a gigantic book to have to flip through to find it. If they do have and use technology, why would they use a book for archiving items like that when a computer would make it SO much easier?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Because the information is very important to them, they could have decided against having it all on a computer system which could theoretically break down in the event of a power cut/surge or hacker sabotage, while a book cannot lose information unless physically destroyed.

Purple_Girl

Question: I've seen this movie over 100 times and I know every single word, but when I watched it a few days ago on Netflix I noticed straight away that the talking sounded completely different and some words where changed, in the cold turkey scene Renton was supposed to say "i don't feel the sickness yet but it's in the POST, that's for sure", but on the Netflix version he says "I don't feel the sickness yet but its in the MAIL, that's for sure", why was this changed and did all the actors have to re-do the whole film in audio?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: I can only assume it would have been done for the benefit of international audiences. To Brits, 'post' is commonly used as a noun describing any item received that was posted in the mail system, rather than just as a verb to describe the act of sending something in the mail. Typical small changes of word meanings that makes perfect sense to someone in Britain may easily confuse a viewer from another country.

Purple_Girl

Question: Would someone really explode in a microwave like the Russian did?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Due to the relatively shallow depth that the microwave heat reaches to in a short time, a large chunk of raw meat (i.e. a human) would take a very long time to 'cook' to the core, so the reality of 'bursting' like that is very unlikely; death is more likely to come from the extensive level of damage done to the skin and layers beneath, and the progressive boiling of bodily fluids. It would certainly take longer than a few seconds as portrayed in the film.

Purple_Girl

Question: Who is the man in the picture in the office of the hospital? Is it supposed to be Nick Nolte when he was young, working as the night watchman?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: It is intended as a nod to the original 1994 version of the film, which supposedly featured the same picture in the watchman's booth.

Purple_Girl

The Girl with Two Breasts - S1-E5

Question: What language is Jeff speaking when we see through Shedayem's point of view? I suppose it could be gibberish, but I really do think it's a real language, if only for the fact that you can plainly understand when he says "translator" as "translatet."

Knever

Chosen answer: It is completely improvised gibberish, created by actor Richard Coyle.

Purple_Girl

Something About Dr. Mary - S7-E16

Question: In the café, Chuck tells Roz something about his wife leaving him for someone. What does he say? I can't make out the last part of his sentence.

Chosen answer: He says that his wife left him in the Caribbean for a Rastafarian. It sounds like 'wasta-fah-wian' due to his speech impediment.

Purple_Girl

Question: What was the song that played in Happy's Happy Place? Not the rock part with Shooter McGavin, the first part.

Chosen answer: It's called "We've only just begun".

Bonnie Cottrell

Question: Are Telly's husband Jim, her friend Eliot and Dr. Munce a part of the aliens' plot and if so, why would they agree to such an experiment?

Chosen answer: They weren't and they didn't. They were "brainwashed" into believing that there never was a child.

Bonnie Cottrell

Oh, No, You Di-In't (2) - S6-E24

Question: Karen marries Lyle, and Harry Connick Jr. tells Will he cheated on Grace. I'd like to know what kind of necklace was Karen wearing, that dropped down with the pendant hanging on it?

Chosen answer: My best guess from examining the necklace in pictures would be that it is a silver chain accented with small diamonds placed at equidistant intervals. The pendant looks to be a shell cameo, but it's hard to make out from a distance. The costume designer for the episode is listed as Lori Eskowitz-Carter. She does have a Facebook page. In service to your question, I sent her a message asking about the necklace, and will add an update to this post if and when I receive an answer. You might get a faster response by paying Facebook $1.00, which will get the message directly to her in-box. She may not see my question unless she looks for it.

Michael Albert

Question: When the demonologist comes over, Micah says that they shouldn't invite Katie's mother over anymore since the demon feeds on negative energy. Didn't her mother die (as seen in the third movie)? I know she didn't die in the fire. But she died before the first movie, right?

Chosen answer: Yes, the Paranormal Activity series is rife with timeline plot holes such as this.

Purple_Girl

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