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Question: Why did the Black Pearl's crew just give up when the curse was lifted? I get that it may have been a shock, but they had to know that getting convicted of piracy lead to hanging (so they'd die anyway). Not one of them realised this and tried to have a fighting chance?

Answer: There is one major gap in your question: not every pirate was hanged. Being a sailor in the 17th century was very dangerous, and there generally was a shortage of experienced sailors. What usually happened was that the captain was hanged to make an example, while the crew was forced to serve on trade ships, for example, the ones sailed by the WIC. The crew, even when giving up, had pretty good chances of survival.

Friso94

Question: When Cody is balled up frightened under a table, she hears laughter and goes to look out the window. The laughing turns out to be several punks in the alley stabbing something, what is it?

Answer: It appears to be some kind of stray animal, possibly a cat from the small size.

Show generally

Question: Can someone explain to me the friendship between Penny and Amy? I don't quite understand it.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Penny and Amy became friends simply because their significant others (Leonard and Sheldon, respectively) happened to be friends as well as roommates. While it may have been simply a matter of convenience at first, Penny and Amy genuinely grew to enjoy each other's company as time progressed despite their obvious differences.

zendaddy621

Question: Why did Jason go into the children's cabin the first and second times? And why did he just draw close to Nancy when she saw him?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: The first and second visits are unexplained. However he drew close to Nancy to install fear in her.

Ssiscool Premium member

Answer: Yes, I don't believe he was trying to scare her; I think he was just looking at her out of genuine curiosity.

Answer: In all his attacks he's never killed children, it's like he's never seen them before. Plus, it's almost he trying to recall memories of what he's looking at. "Where have I seen these little people before."

The children might possibly remind Jason of his own days at the camp when he was a child, before he drowned.

Question: How is getting struck in the groin with a harpoon (with or without pulling the trigger) fatal?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: You could easily die of shock/blood loss.

Brian Katcher

Answer: It's also shown that Jason pulled the trigger. You never see exactly where the harpoon goes, so it could have gone into his torso. From the angle you see Jason spear him, though, it most likely went up and exited through his back. This could have hit vital organs and blood loss would also occur. Not to mention that the last you see of the victim he's screaming so Jason could have done more to kill him after the scene ended and the film moved on.

dewinela

Question: When Kylo Ren told Rey that they had the rest of the map that leads to Luke, why didn't she try and get it back when she was escaping, since nobody knew that R2 had the rest of the map?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: It is merely stated the First Order has the other part of the map, not necessarily that it is kept on Starkiller base. Regardless, Rey would have no way of knowing where the data is kept and even if she did it would be pointless since there is no way to know how many people have seen/copied the data.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What did Ron mean when he said that Hermione needs to sort out her priorities?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: This is a joke in that Hermione thinks it's worse to be expelled from Hogwarts than it is to die.

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: At the very beginning, why did the Germanic army just show up and do nothing, giving them time to prepare the catapults, archers and what not. Why didn't they just rush in as soon as possible?

Answer: Ancient armies would often line up for battle, exchange insults, taunts, and threats at each other, and either charge into battle or call it quits for the day, both sides retiring for the night. In "Gladiator", the Germans began forming up for battle after they sent back the headless body of the Roman emissary on his horse, while yelling defiant threats and insults at the Romans. So, the Germans weren't ready to attack until all their troops were ready for battle.

Scott215

Question: What is written on the rear window in a foreign language?

Answer: You do not specify to which scene you are referring. The only window I recall with writing on it would be the window in Nash's room. John had covered this window in mathematical equations, theorems and geometric patterns. While most of the symbols used are Greek in origin, the language is simply that of mathematics.

Michael Albert

Question: Why couldn't Professor X use his powers until Magneto smashed the glass?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Because the glass was made with the same or similar material as the helmet, blocking Xavier's powers.

lionhead

Question: In the movie, it's said that Carmen Sanchez died (obviously). They never really say how she died or when she died, nor do they explain why she has three white streaks in her hair (while her husband still has full black hair). How did Carmen Sanchez die?

Answer: According to Jorge Gutierrez, in a tweet, he said she died saving Carlos and baby Manolo during the Mexican Revolution. The white streaks in her hair look like an homage to "Bride of Frankenstein" with her white streaked hair.

Bishop73

Court Martial - S1-E21

Question: In this episode, the computer says that Spock's rank is Lieutenant Commander. If he is First Officer of the ship, wouldn't he be a full Commander?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: Rank and position aren't directly correlated. An officer may be promoted to a higher rank, but maintain his/her current position. And an officer may be assigned new duties without a promotion. Spock is eventually promoted to full commander, but it isn't a requirement for the job.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Has it been explained how they put the live animals into the ground of the T-rex enclosure? Surely there must be a tunnel to it from the outside of the enclosure.

Answer: The assumption is, as you said, an underground tunnel with a simple lift to raise the animal up.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Wouldn't the gyrospheres get stuck all the time, especially on wet patches of grass? I can't imagine the glass surface would get enough grip.

Answer: Apparently they are heavy enough to have traction in several types of terrain. Presumably if the weather was bad enough they would shut down the ride but for the purposes of the film, they seem to work just fine.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why did Grant together with the children walk out of the woods into the open field? Wasn't that a great risk considering how visible they became and the lack of hiding spots?

Answer: Given the sheer number of dinosaurs (large and small), at least in an open field they'd see what was coming, as opposed to being ambushed by raptors in the foliage.

Jason Hoffman

Question: In the kitchen scene wouldn't the raptors have easily disclosed the hiding children's location by following their smell?

Answer: The raptors are confused by all of the reflective surfaces. Their eyes are telling them one thing, while their noses tell them another. They would have eventually figured it out.

Question: Why did Storm turn on Apocalypse?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: She only followed him because he claimed to care for mutants. When Angel dies, Storm hears Apocalypse's remark and is insulted. It is then clear to her that Apocalypse doesn't really care about mutants and he is simply using them for their power.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why does Hero Boy imagine Lonely Boy?

Answer: Hero Boy isn't imagining Lonely Boy. He is a real character that interacts with Hero Boy, Hero Girl, the Conductor and the elves at the North Pole.

Question: How come Harry, Ron and Hermione in the past don't see the future Harry and Hermione save Buckbeak? In the first part, Harry, Ron and Hermione stop above Hagrid's house to watch Buckbeak's death so surely they must have also seen the future Harry and Hermione save him?

Answer: Future Harry and Hermione grab Buckbeak when the past trio are walking up the hill. Once they reach the top of the hill, foliage blocks their view of where Buckbeak is.

Greg Dwyer

Season 4 generally

Question: If Katherine/Silas are the ones who killed the hunter, that is Jeremy, why aren't they are cursed with the hunter's curse?

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