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Question: Not from the movie, but there were two books actually printed that were mentioned in the harry potter books, called 'Quidditch Through the Ages', with the claimed author of Kennilworthy Whisp, and 'Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them' by Newt Scamander. My question is do these people exist or did J.K Rowling write these books as well, but since they were supposed to be Harry's schoolbooks did she use different names? Also, what exactly does IMBd stand for?

Chosen answer: Yes, J.K. Rowling wrote both of those books; she used the pseudonyms to make the books more realistic (as opposed to just being a HP spinoff). IMDb stands for Internet Movie Database, probably the premiere site online for movie information (http://www.imdb.com).

Xofer

Question: In one scene, Kazan is lead into a corner of a room to relieve his bladder. After three days, it would seem that all of them would have had to indulge in similar relief. How come no one was electrocuted through the urine stream, or there was no apparent damage done to the electrical systems of at least that room?

Chosen answer: The designers would anticipate that people might be in there for a long period of time - they presumably insulated the systems in the cubes against that particular possibility.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Doc Ock's power comes from his actuators. Without them he is just a normal man. Spiderman has superpowers ie strength, recuparative powers etc. So why after all their fighting does only Spiderman show visible injuries? Even after being crushed between a flying table from the bank, and a taxi,which rocks the taxi onto two wheels, he gets up with no apparent injuries.

Chosen answer: In the comics, the radiation from his experiment also gave him some extra strength and toughness. Not as much as Spider-Man, of course, but enough to be able to withstand a beating.

Twotall

Chosen answer: According to the season 9 episode Viva Ned Flanders, he is 60.

Deidra Goins

Question: Is John Leguizamo's character supposed to be the Toulouse-Lautrec (the painter) or a person from the same time period who happens to have the same name as the painter?

Chosen answer: He's supposed to be the actual person.

Xofer

Question: How did their Auntie know about all the things that would happen to them? I.e. the fridge could crush them, the cooker could catch fire, the door handle could splinter into 1 million pieces etc?

Chosen answer: It wasn't really a matter of *knowing* that those things would come true. She was a paranoid elderly woman, given to flights of fantasy about awful things that MIGHT happen, however unlikely. The joke is that all those things did occur in exactly the way she described, which is why the kids were so shocked.

Rooster of Doom

Question: Why was old Biff seemingly in agony when he returned to 2015 after stealing the almanac? Did this have to do with this not being his future anymore?

Chosen answer: I saw a behind-the-scenes special about this, and it said the intention was that after giving the book to himself (thereby changing his future) something then happened to Biff after 1985 but before 2015- possibly being killed by Lorraine while they were married. This is why, after changing his past, Biff shouldn't exist in 2015. This incident was never scripted or shot, but that was the idea. Something similar happened to Marty in the first movie. As he faded from existence, he became sick and weak.

Krista

Question: Why was the password "kronos" written in the underwater cave? And how did Mr Incredible know that was the password?

Chosen answer: It was written there because Gazerbeam had used his powers to carve it into the wall before he died; that's why Mr. Incredible had to align his point of view with the dead man's. When he got to the password screen, he just assumed - correctly, as it turns out - that Gazerbeam would have found it out, and used his last dying moments to leave it behind for someone else to use.

Rooster of Doom

Question: Would Emil really be able to walk and talk after taking the bath in the vat of toxic waste?

Chosen answer: Well, considering we don't know the exact composition of the toxins, that's impossible to answer with any certainty. What is certain is that stranger things have happened. One known case had a man, in the presence of police, attempt suicide by cutting his own throat with a knife. He was very effective, nearly severing the spinal cord in one stroke. The surpising bit is that before collapsing, he was able to advance on a heavily-built police officer and force him backwards down a flight of stairs. So virtually anything is possible.

Rooster of Doom

Question: How can Data miss The Phoenix after locking on the Quantum Torpedos just by delaying pressing the button for a second,they were locked on after all.

Chosen answer: Data's quite intelligent enough to have caused the torpedoes to miss - the most likely circumstance is that they were never actually locked onto the Phoenix, but he altered the display to make it appear as if they were. He then deliberately fired them along a trajectory that would look like the correct one until the last minute, giving him time to get into position to break the plasma tanks.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: In the earlier episodes of Friends why is Ben Gellar credited as John and Christoper Allen and then when he next appears, he is credited as Jack and Charlie Allen? Was the character of Ben played by quadruplets before the part was recast?

Chosen answer: The twins who played Ben Gellar were named John Christopher and Charles Thomas Allen. John Christopher was the one credited initially, and the "Jack and Charlie Allen" credit was for both twins (Jack is a nickname of John).

LuMaria 1

Question: I've watched this movie several times, and there is no foul language in this film yet the MPAA rated this film PG for language. Why?

Chosen answer: It's rated PG for "parental guidance" suggested due to some themeatic elements.

Toolio

Question: In the meeting scene where Richard tells the Poise team that they have to redesign the magazine, Jenna has a red thing on her finger that she keeps chewing and biting. What is it?

Chosen answer: It's a Fruit Roll-up. She's wrapped it around her finger.

Garlonuss Premium member

11001001 - S1-E15

Question: Is Jonathon Frakes actually playing the trombone in the night club scene?

Chosen answer: Yes - he's played the instrument for many years.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: All of the computer monitors on TNG are referred to as "LCARS." What does LCARS mean?

Chosen answer: It is short for "Library Computer Access and Retrieval System", the ship's computer system.

Twotall

The One With Ross's Library Book - S7-E7

Question: Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is in the background at Central Perk drinking coffee in one episode of Series 7. Can anyone tell me which episode this is?

Chosen answer: He's a coffee shop customer in "The One with Ross's Library Book".

LuMaria 1

Season 1 generally

Question: Why can't they use every last iota of energy they've got and dial earth and ask them to send them any ZPM's that they could find?

Chosen answer: Because even all 4 Naquadah generators (one was destroyed) together is only enough to dial Earth for approximately 1.2 seconds (As seen in the episode "Letter from Pegasus"). Further, if Earth had found a ZPM, they would dial Atlantis and let them know. After all, the SGC has no other use for a ZPM than to dial Atlantis.

Grumpy Scot

Ring a ding ding - S4-E16

Question: The girls talk about something which sounds like 'wee-hawking'. What exactly is that?

Chosen answer: Weehawken is a town in New Jersey that is right on the Hudson River. The Hudson River separates New York and New Jersey. Weehawken provides a gorgeous view of the NYC skyline.

weetie21

Question: How is the shark exactly killed?

Chosen answer: When Bruce IV eats Mario Van Peebles, it also eats a device that they use to give it an electric shock by remote control. This makes it leap out of the water. The last time they do this, the long pole on the boat's bow impales it.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Maybe I missed something, but why has Henry never met Lucy before? She's been coming to the diner everyday for a while when the movie takes place and everyone else seems to know about her, so why is he just noticing her now?

Chosen answer: Henry never went to the diner before his boat broke down. It was his first time in the diner, so that's why he never met Lucy before that day.

moviemogul

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