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Question: What causes pressure in an oil well?

Answer: That largely goes back to how oil is formed: from dead organic material. That sinks to the bottom of the sea, and if certain layers of sediment build up over that, it gets buried deep enough that's it's compressed, and after enough time passes, it becomes oil. But that pressure from the massive weight of miles and miles of rock on top of it never actually goes away, so when you poke a hole in it, that pressure suddenly has a way to go, via the oil spewing up through the well.

Friso94

So basically the pressure is created by massive weight of miles and miles of rock on top of the oil that creates the well pressure. Is that correct?

Geologic forces are one thing, but there are different types of petroleum wells, ranging from crude oil to natural gas to combinations thereof. The lattermost, a oil/gas well, is most dangerous because it can suddenly start spewing natural gas when crude oil was expected. Tapping into an oil/gas well can be like popping the top on a can of soda: Gases are released from the fluid and expand rapidly, creating immense and unexpected pressure. In the case of the can of soda, the thing unexpectedly spews soda all over you and your clothing. In the case of an oil/gas well, the thing unexpectedly undergoes a gas blow-out and, potentially, a catastrophic explosion when it reaches the surface.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Why does Neil try to convince Charlie that there is no Santa?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Because Neil thinks Charlie is old enough now that he should no longer believe in fantasy figures like Santa Claus.

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Answer: Because some parents don't think it's logical thinking.

Question: After ChicharrĂ³n is forgotten and disappears, where does he go?

Answer: No one really knows, perhaps the 'true' afterlife, though that is entirely speculation.

Question: What happened to Ernesto after he was crushed by the bell in the Land of the Dead?

Answer: It's been confirmed that he is still alive, so he'll continue to exist in the afterlife for as long as people remember him in the living world. And considering the "legacy" he left behind, I'd say he's going to remain in the public eye for a very, very long time.

Answer: I believe he died the final death because his skeleton body was presumably crushed. Hope this helps.

Also, a sign with "Forget" has been put on Ernesto's tomb in the living world, which would speed his demise if no-one remembered him.

I think he would suffer a worse fate of being held under the great weight of the bell until he is "forgotten" in the living world. Seeing as people hate him now in the dead world they may leave him there.

Question: How did Newt die?

Answer: It is specifically mentioned in the movie by Clemens that she drowned in her cryopod.

lionhead

Question: Why did the newborn alien kill the Queen but not Ripley?

Answer: Because it didn't recognize the queen as its mother, but it did recognize Ripley as its mother.

lionhead

Sona - S2-E22

Question: Bill Kim called the police, he said that. Why would he do that, because it was obvious he was going to kill Linc. It makes no sense.

mixone1995

Answer: I don't think he wanted to kill him, I think the plan was to get Linc and Michael into Sona so they could break out James Whistler.

Question: At the beginning the 2 kids call Ted to get directions, but when they see their truck being towed, they leave the phone, and chase the tow truck. The truck is taken right around the corner, and Ted is outside, waiting for them. There were no pay phones showing where Ted was, and no cell phones, so how did Ted call them, and get to be right around the corner so fast?

Lovescarymovies

Answer: Probably from inside the building he was standing in front of.

lartaker1975

Question: Two questions involving Russel Franklin; Firstly, what was he referencing when he first arrived at Aquatica? It was just before he had the line "I am getting too old" or something to that effect. Second, why does everyone hate him exactly? I can kind if understand the Preacher when he joked saying that Russell was stupid for climbing the mountain, even if it was a joke, but what about everyone else?

Answer: I cannot answer the first part of the question. As for why they hate him, because he is there to see the progress of everything. She was told if she didn't produce results before he left, their research funding would be suspended and they would be out of a job. That's why they hate him.

lartaker1975

Answer: From 1977-1984 there was a show called "Fantasy Island." The host, Mr. Roarke, would say "welcome to fantasy island." When he was greeted with "welcome to our island paradise" it made him think of the show and he asked where Tattoo was. In "Fantasy Island" there was a character named Tattoo who would say "the plane boss, the plane" at the beginning of the show. It seemed everyone was too young to get his reference and he said he's getting old.

Bishop73

Question: Why did Harry call Voldemort a "liar" about bringing back his parents?

Joey221995

Answer: Harry knows Voldemort killed his parents and wants to kill him. He's smart enough to recognize Voldemort is trying to trick him.

Jason Hoffman

Question: If the Basilisk snatched Ginny and took her to the chamber, then why doesn't she have teeth marks when they show her lying on the chamber floor? Surely the Basilisk didn't drag her, because it doesn't obviously have arms.

Joey221995

Answer: The comment that she was "snatched" was a generalization used by the Hogwarts staff and not a literal description of her physically being taken. Riddle was able to control Ginny through the diary, putting her into a trance and commanding her what to do. She most likely was instructed to follow the basilisk into the Chamber of Secrets.

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Question: When Harry is walking down the corridor and hears "get out...get out" was that the basilisk saying that before he encounters Ron and Hermione, when they discover Mrs. Norris?

Joey221995

Answer: I believe Harry is hearing Voldemort's voice commanding the basilisk or the basilisk is repeating Riddle's orders to "get out" to attack someone at Hogwarts. Harry had a psychic connection to Voldemort that enabled him to hear the Dark Lord.

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Question: Why does the basilisk only obey Riddle? Was it trained or bred to?

Joey221995

Answer: The basilisk can only understand parseltongue (snake language), which Riddle can speak. He was able to train it to only obey his commands, even though Harry could also speak parseltongue.

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Question: Did the Basilisk intentionally mean to petrify Mrs. Norris or was she in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Joey221995

Answer: It was just a coincidence. There was a puddle on the floor that Mrs Norris was drinking from. When the Basilisk appeared she seen its reflection in the water and was petrified. Though, even with it not being intentional, she still would have died had she actually looked it in the eyes instead of seeing it through a reflection.

Answer: She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. While wandering the halls, she happened upon the basilisk, looked into its eyes and was petrified.

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Question: Why did Mr. Hand rip up Spicoli's card and then send him to the front office? Aside from being late, he didn't really do anything that could be considered "out of line."

EK8829

Answer: As a teacher myself, you learn to be able to recognize "problem" students fairly quickly (those that are going to be disruptive, late, etc on a regular basis). Mr. Hand is simply overly strict in regards to Spicoli unexcused tardy and seems not to allow students into class late, thus earning the student an absent. Mr. Hand does say he "will make you" attend his class. In addition, Spicoli was high and, in Mr. Hand's mind, disrespectful (Spicoli said "hey I know that kid" while they were talking) so Mr. Hand showed Spicoli disrespect in return as a way to teach him a lesson.

Bishop73

Show generally

Question: Why is the lighting set so low in the lab? Any lab should be well lit and in government buildings it is normally florescent. How can they see to do any detailed work?

Cathyrid

Answer: This is a TV show, and most likely the goal is to create a set design with effective lighting for a more pleasing visual quality for viewers rather than reproducing a drab-looking lab with harsh florescent lights.

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Question: Why was her face cut out in all the pictures? And why were they stuck onto the walls?

Answer: Kayako was murdered by her husband when he found out that she has romantic feelings for another man, since this would be a crime of passion driven by hatred the cutting out her face from all the photos then sinisterly pinning them to the door is another sign of his hatred. Like him removing her from the family and cause futher pain with the needles. Also to display her face would most likely be a way of shaming her further, insult to injury and all that.

Question: Why was Toulouse crying at the end of the Elephant Love Medley? If I am correct he was sitting on a balcony eating and drinking when singing the words "How wonderful life is, now you're in the world." Is it just that he is happy about his dream of finally getting the Bohemian Play? Is it a potential that he is in love with Christian or Satine. Another possibility is that he just happy seeing Christian in love, since Christian previously stated that he had never been in love before?

Answer: The way I saw it, that was Toulouse in present day singing, after the death of Satine etc.

Question: Why was Carl laundering $4 million into the account? Was he in debt when he says to Willie "I'm dead if the account closes", which it does?

Joey221995

Answer: Carl is laundering money for drug dealers. If the account is closed and he can't get the money back then it would be lost. The drug dealers would then most assuredly murder him in retribution.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Were the bombers members of a terrorist organization?

Answer: They were not members of any terrorist group. They taught themselves how to build bombs with internet research and acted alone.

BaconIsMyBFF

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