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Question: What did the old man ghost mean when he said to Sam that he's waiting for his wife in the cardiac wing and "she's fighting it."

Joey221995

Answer: I believe he is trying to say she's trying to stay alive (like the way people try to beat cancer to stay alive longer). He's most likely missing her though and is hoping she will die so they can be together soon. Makes the most sense.

Question: What caused the oxygen tank to explode?

Answer: Other answer is not entirely correct. The O2 tank was dropped in the North American factory, but they were unable to find any damage so they installed it on the Apollo 13 SM. 2 years later the spacecraft was sitting on the pad at Kennedy and they did the "plugs out test" with the spacecraft fully fuelled and running on internal systems. After the test was completed engineers tried to drain the tank and found they couldn't, the drain tube had been damaged when it was dropped. In order to empty the tank, they decided to run the heaters all night to boil the LOX off. This introduced the second problem: The spacecraft was engineered to run on 65 volts but the tank heater and fan were engineered to run on 28 volts. NASA changed the spec and it didn't find it's way to the sub-sub-contractor. NASA->North American->Tank Fabricator->Sensor manufacturer. With the heater running all night at 3 times the voltage it effectively cooked the elements, burning off insulation and such. When they ran the electronics inside the tank, it exposed bare wire inside the LOX to electrical current. Two of those bare wires shorted causing the explosion.

Answer: The oxygen tank had been used previously on the Apollo 10 mission, but tests revealed a fault, so it was taken out. For Apollo 13, that tank was reused after refurbishment, but one important thing that had changed was the voltage and amperage running through it to keep the oxygen warm; it was doubled for the Apollo 13. That melted through the isolation material, causing a short, which caused the tank to explode.

Friso94

Question: Why is Kate Libby doing administrative work for the school, such as handling transfer forms?

Answer: Some schools have been known to get students to do some administrative work for them as work experience.

A Demon Premium member

Answer: When I was in Jr. High even (6th-8th grade) they had classes titled "Office Aid" and all you did was literally help out the secretary's when they need it, otherwise you just sit on your ass and talk to people as they come in and out of the office. Or if you had a superior who was awesome, like I did, (the vice principal for my last name was basically on a first name basis with me haha) they would let you pretty much just roam the halls and walk around all you want as long as you don't have any teachers get mad at you for anything. It was definitely a very sought after class when I was in school.

Question: If Jake's father died a year prior to the film, why would his mother remarry so fast? Also, why would she marry Lon if he's abusive to her son?

Answer: People unfortunately make bad choices.

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Question: There is a picture of Wendy's boyfriend where he is standing in front of the roller coaster. That is how Wendy first notices the pictures have a connection to the deaths. Later in the film, Kevin and Wendy come across a picture of Kevin's girlfriend holding a stuffed crocodile and there are blurry lights behind her. What does that picture have to do with how she died?

Answer: The picture looks like she's holding onto the part that comes down to hold you in place, and since roller coasters are fast, that explains why the background is blurry; it's signifying her on the ride, which is where she died.

Answer: It has nothing to do with how Carrie dies, like how the picture of Frankie, when he won the mudflap girl necklace. It had nothing to do with it. Now with Jason's (Wendy's BF) picture she notices how the roller coaster looks like its flying off the tracks.

Question: In the first scene, who was the shadowy man on the roof who asks Batman if this is happening because Superman died? Is it the burglar he was fighting with? If so, why is he chatting with a man he just tried to shoot?

Brian Katcher

Answer: Yes, he is the burglar who was just fighting with Batman. He is chatting because meeting a parademon face to face has caused him to realise that the world is seriously in trouble. He is genuinely curious whether or not Batman can stop this threat.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How did teddy the get extra hair? They left the room where David cut his mother's hair, and never returned. Second, how did teddy think to get the extra hair? They didn't know about DNA cloning until near the end of the film.

Answer: This is answered in the film. After David cuts his mom's hair and the parents react, David is frightened and the hair falls to the floor right in front of Teddy. Teddy, who wants to help David, picks up the hair, knowing David wanted it.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Bruce Wayne tells Clark that in order to get back the foreclosed Kent family farm, he bought the bank that owned it. Why didn't he just buy the house directly? It was for sale.

Brian Katcher

Answer: It was partly done as a joke. But it seems less likely that Bruce would just buy his friend a farm. What most likely happened is Bruce bought the bank and then in essence cancelled the foreclosure, turning the Kent farm back to Martha. Then Martha would continue making her mortgage payments to the bank.

Question: If the creatures were actually the elders in disguise, why did the elders kill Ivy's guards in the scene where she is allowed to get medicine? And what is the protection they speak of from those rocks?

Answer: The guards were not killed. They were becoming too frightened to continue the journey with Ivy, and she agreed to them leaving, knowing the creatures were not real. The "magic rocks" was just a fabricated story by the elders to fool the two boys into believing they would be protected by them. The elders, knowing the two boys believed the creatures were real, were attempting to alleviate their fear.

raywest Premium member

Question: I don't get why Rogue is defending Bobby from what his parents are saying, because doesn't she hate her powers?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: She may hate her powers, but she also hates being persecuted for being a mutant when it's not her fault. Plus, she truly does think Bobby is gifted and that his mutant powers are special (they were able to share a kiss because of his powers).

Bishop73

Answer: She does, but she also knows her situation is not everybody's (her power kills people, Bobby's makes nice ice flowers), and as a fellow mutant and Bobby's friend she comes to his defense.

Question: Why did the Duke refuse to divorce Georgiana and marry Bess, as Georgiana herself even suggested? They lived in the 1700s. Henry VIII divorced multiple wives in the 1500s. It was possible for a nobleman to end a marriage if he wished.

Answer: Marriage was far more complicated at that time and divorce was rarely an outcome. Henry VIII, being king, could more easily break conventional rules without suffering the same consequences others would face. Historically, marriages were seldom about romantic love and were unions that were arranged by the families. In upper classes, a marriage contract was drawn and a substantial dowry by the bride's family was bestowed to the groom. It was also about forming advantageous social, economic, and political alliances. Dissolving a marriage purely to marry someone else that you preferred could result in forfeiting whatever was gained from matrimony.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the Rogue Cut, when Rogue arrives where Kitty and the rest are why does Rogue just stare at her for a bit?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: In X-Men: The Last Stand, Bobby (Iceman) and Rogue were romantically involved. Now Kitty and Bobby are in a relationship.

Question: After Rory lights the guy on the bar on fire, why does he just casually hang around afterwards? The guy was there with friends.

Brian Katcher

Answer: Would you want to mess with a guy who just casually lit someone on fire without batting an eye?

Question: If Augustus Gloop had not fallen into the river, where would he and his mother sit on the boat? There appear to be no empty seats and everyone left gets on board.

Answer: This is a question that can only be answered with speculation since it's entirely fictitious and this is how it was written in the book (and shown in the movies). Either the theory holds that Willy Wonka had planned the entire thing, including which children would find the tickets, and he simply knew the ill-fate of each child based on their personalities (which also could explain how the Oompa Loompas had a specific song ready and only Charlie was left as the winner). Or each incident was random, in which case, Wonka would have some contingency plan, such as a bigger boat.

Bishop73

Answer: Willy Wonka would have expected something to go wrong with the children at some point. Otherwise, he would have trouble reaching his goal- to find the best child to take over for him (which could only be one). Not just the boat, but also how only four seats were available on the Wonka wash. He was ready most likely for child errors.

Answer: Willy Wonka would make a bigger boat. If he didn't fall and it wasn't a accident he would have redone that part.

The Undergraduate - S1-E17

Question: When Greg and his teacher are going over math in the classroom, they both mention the words "Base 10" in a math problem. What does "Base 10" mean?

Answer: Base 10 refers to the numbering system in common use in the United States and most of the world. Take a number like 475, base ten refers to the position, the 5 is in the one's place, the 7 is in the ten's place and the 4 is in the hundred's place. Each number is 10 times the value to the right of it. That's why the term "base ten" is used. Numbers look very different when the base system changes.

Michael Albert

Question: The whisper people bring the selected boy and girl to safety before the final day of earth. Why do they plant a message to be found and decoded just before the final day? I do not think the whisper people need any help from any humans to save humanity (and organize a whisperers' version of Noah's Ark).

Moalian

Answer: There is no intention on the part of the whisper people to warn humanity as a whole, merely a select group of children who appear, due to their telepathic powers, to be the next stage in human evolution, and their respective guardians.

Question: How did Carson know Kyle had worked out he was a terrorist near the end of the movie?

Answer: At the end, when Kyle is speaking to the captain just before he disembarks the plane, she then realises that everyone believes she is the terrorist. She works out that Carson is the likely person behind the scheme and had been manipulating everything happening during the flight. When Kyle starts pretending to the captain that she is the terrorist in order to get what she wants (to find her daughter), Carson then realises that she likely now knows that he is in on the plot.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Christian confess what happened to his real mother while Ana was asleep? Was it just hard for him to talk about until Fifty Shades Darker came around?

Answer: He's simply unable at that point to express to any woman anything about his feelings or his past. He's taking baby steps by telling Ana about his mother while in her presence but when she is asleep. Eventually he is able to tell her when she can hear him.

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Question: When Mystique is touching her ear to prove that she can't hear Nightcrawler why is she smiling? Is she mocking him?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: She's trying to be upfront and friendly, so he knows she's being truthful. That's all.

Question: Why did they want Romanoff to save S.H.I.E.L.D. intel on Batroc's ship?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Romanoff's mission was to get the real files on Project Insight. Nick Fury suspected he was being kept out of the loop about Insight's true agenda. Even though Project Insight was a S.H.I.E.L.D. project, HYDRA had secretly taken control of it.

Bishop73

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