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Question: Can someone explain the mechanics (and physics) of how Doc's advice to "Turn right to go left" helps with McQueen's drifting?

Chosen answer: Instead of sliding on all four tires, he's only sliding on the back two. The front two tires are turned to align with the direction of travel, allowing the car to maintain greater control of the drift. The slow-motion scene when McQueen first accomplishes this shows what's happening.

Phixius

Question: How did Burnett kill Sasha with a flare? Did he just really stab as hard as he could? Or is there a sharp part to a flare?

Chosen answer: With enough physical impact in a vulnerable spot, a flare could penetrate flesh and/or cause fatal blunt force injuries.

raywest

Question: At the rap club, when George makes his hood pointy, what did it symbolize that caused him to be thrown out?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: It made him look like a KKK member (they wore pointy white hoods) and then he gave what looks like a Nazi "Heil Hitler" salute.

Bishop73

Question: Why didn't Frodo take a map with him?

DFirst1

Chosen answer: He might have done, if he'd gone alone (or only with his fellow hobbits), but the rest of the Fellowship, particularly Aragorn and Gandalf, knew Middle Earth so well that they didn't need one.

Question: Why didn't the Fellowship use a horse for transportation?

DFirst1

Chosen answer: Most of the paths they took (e.g. over the mountains or through the Mines of Moria) would have been impossible to cross with horses, and besides, horses would have necessitated carrying a lot more gear and food, which they couldn't be bothered with.

Question: Why did Harry break the Elder wand? Why didn't he just keep it?

DFirst1

Chosen answer: Harry was not bothered about claiming the Elder Wand. He broke it to make sure it did not get into the wrong hands.

Casual Person

Answer: Harry knew that keeping the Elder Wand was a liability. Anyone could disarm him in a vulnerable moment and claim the wand's allegiance, making them a powerful and dangerous adversary. In the movie Harry breaks the wand in half and throws it away, but in the book it was to be secretly returned to Dumbledore's tomb. Before that, however, Harry used the Elder Wand's power to repair his old wand, the one Hermione accidentally destroyed while they were escaping Nagini at Bathilda Bagshot's house.

raywest

Question: Why did Harry break the Elder wand? Why didn't he just keep it?

DFirst1

Chosen answer: Harry was not bothered about claiming the Elder Wand. He broke it to make sure it did not get into the wrong hands.

Casual Person

Answer: Harry knew that keeping the Elder Wand was a liability. Anyone could disarm him in a vulnerable moment and claim the wand's allegiance, making them a powerful and dangerous adversary. In the movie Harry breaks the wand in half and throws it away, but in the book it was to be secretly returned to Dumbledore's tomb. Before that, however, Harry used the Elder Wand's power to repair his old wand, the one Hermione accidentally destroyed while they were escaping Nagini at Bathilda Bagshot's house.

raywest

Question: I have a few questions about the different groups in the film. 1. I looked up 17th Feb, or February 17th Martyr's Brigade, on Wikipedia, and I noticed that an ally that was listed on Wiki was Ansar-Al-Sharia. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Ansar-Al-Sharia the current ISIS/ISIL that we're fighting today? 2. Was the group the soldiers were fighting in the film ISIS? 3. Who was the group of soldiers that saved them all at the end of the film?

Question: At the end when Cato has Peeta around the neck, in close up shots is Peeta telling Katniss to shoot Cato's hand? It looks like he's pointing to Cato's hand.

brianjr0412

Chosen answer: That is correct. By pointing with his index finger, Peta is non-verbally telling Katniss exactly where to shoot the arrow. He knows she will not miss. Peta needs Cato's hand disabled. Otherwise, if Katniss shoots him somewhere else, he could still break Peta's neck.

raywest

Question: Who was it that killed Eddie's brother in law? Was it someone looking for more NZT or just a random killing? I don't recall it actually being answered.

Chosen answer: It wasn't identified who killed Vernon but it was strongly implied that it was tied to his dealing in NZT.

raywest

Season 1 generally

Question: On the IMDB, the credits for each episode in season 1 (except for episode 8) list "Unity" as playing "Themselves" or "Themself", sometimes listed as uncredited and some times not. However I never saw Unity listed in any credits on the show itself. (It should be noted, I'm not talking about the character Unity from season 2 which was voiced by Christina Hendricks). Looking further on IMDB, Unity has appeared on a dance show where it appears Unity is a dance crew and not an individual with a weird name. So who is Unity playing in a cartoon if they're just dancers and not voice actors? Did the dance crew actually do any voice work or help with any dance scenes, even though they're just drawings and not motion captured?

Bishop73

Chosen answer: It was just an error on IMDB, it seems to have been fixed now.

Sierra1

Question: I read on a Youtube video comment that, under real life circumstances, the crew of Fury should've died during the battle with the Tiger because of a mechanical issue. Is this true? If so, why? What, in terms of mechanics I'm assuming, would've caused them to lose?

Chosen answer: There were tank engineering issues on both sides: The German Tiger was underpowered, heavily armored, incredibly heavy and slow moving, but it had a main cannon that could blow Allied tanks to pieces; The M4 Sherman was lighter, faster and more maneuverable, but the Sherman's armor was far too lightweight to withstand a one-on-one confrontation with a Tiger. On the other hand, the Tigers were so heavily armored that the Sherman's cannon fire would actually bounce off the Tigers, even at close range. Supposedly, the weakest part of a Tiger's armor was behind the turret; unfortunately for Allied tanks, they were seldom able sneak up behind Tigers. In reality, the only way for Shermans to successfully engage Tigers was with heavy ground artillery and air support. The Tigers have been called "the most feared weapon of WWII" in North Africa and the European theatre of operations.

Question: I have a question about the sergeant in the beginning of the film who had to kill himself after his tank was shot with a panzerfaust. Being younger than all the other sergeants of the tanks, how did he get a higher rank compared to them?

Chosen answer: The soldier who killed himself was not a sergeant, but a brand-new second lieutenant Platoon Leader straight out of college. We do not know the ages of the other NCO's in the film, so, with the exception of Brad Pitt's character, Wardaddy (supposedly a WWI veteran), the other sergeants could be in their early to mid-twenties- not much older than a new lieutenant, but they look older as combat has physically aged them.

Scott215

Still Charmed & Kicking - S8-E1

Question: I'm confused or maybe I missed something, but why is it when we come to the first episode of series 8 that Leo is back from being frozen? How did that happen? Then he is gone again, only to be seen as a ghostly figure by Piper in another episode, then he only reappears in episode 21 like he has only just come out of being frozen. Am I really missing something here?

RealitySux

Chosen answer: Leo gets frozen in Season 8 episode 10 called Vaya Con Leos. In season 7 he was never frozen because the Angel of Death doesn't try to take him away until that episode. He is seen in season 7 and thee finale when he tries to get into the house after the explosion and the sisters tell him of their plan to change identities.

Question: At what scene in the movie does Deputy Gerard know Richard was innocent?

Chosen answer: He appears to be convinced that Kimble is innocent right after he and the other agents break into Sykes house and find incriminating evidence. Gerard realises that Kimble sent him there to prove his innocence.

raywest

Question: I don't understand why Jenny left Forrest's house after having sex with him and saying that she loved him. Could someone please offer thoughts on this?

Chosen answer: It's the type of person she is. She is unable to commit or settle down with one person, even if she loves them. She has a gypsy personality-someone who is always moving from one place to the next.

raywest

Question: For the basketball court scene, was there a specific martial art that Jason Statham learned? or was it a variety?

Question: Does anyone know the song that plays on the radio after a Graboid swallows it?

Question: In the beginning, Stu tells Adam to messenger a bottle of Jameson's over to Lana who works at Page Six. He also wants a note saying "Irish chicken soup" to be delivered to her. What does he mean? And what is Jameson's?

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: Jameson's is a brand of Irish whiskey. He is making a joke that the whiskey is food, the same as chicken soup.

raywest

Question: At the end of the movie, Stu was hit by a rubber bullet. Did the caller shoot it? Why didn't he kill Stu? The caller loved Kelly, didn't he?

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: The police fired the rubber bullets in an attempt to end the standoff without killing Stu. There's no indication the caller loved or personally knew Kelly. At the end, he warns Stu to maintain his new-found honesty or else face repercussions. He also tells him he's done the same thing to others who were dishonest.

raywest

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