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Question: When they are leaving the Baxter building, Coulson says "Are you going to tell them sir?" Then Fury says "One threat at a time Coulson" but what was the other threat?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Question: It is said that the reviewers of Rare Replay preferred to play the N64 Rare games in the compilation. Why is this, and did the creators of the game know that?

Answer: Because the N64 games created by Rare are considered some of the greatest of all time and are far more fun to play than some of Rare's older, more aged games and their newer, less favoured games. Since the point of the game is a 'compilation' of all of Rare's games, its more logical that the games were included, rather than the developers knowing that gamers will enjoy those games more.

Dra9onBorn117

Question: At the party Randy receives a phone call saying the Principal has been killed, and everyone leaves to go see his body. Who would have called Randy to say this? Most of his friends are at the party, and even if some of them aren't, no one is hanging around school at 7pm, and the cops definitely didn't call him, so who did?

Answer: This has already been asked. Copying the answer from the previous submission: Billy came to the party late, presumably because he was hanging the body. The school seems pretty deserted when the principal gets killed (he goes into the corridor and only the cleaner is there, presumably cleaning after school is out) so it's reasonable to assume no one would have missed him yet.

Answer: Well first, you said "most of his friends " so some of Randy's friends definitely aren't at the party. Also, news travels fast in a small town, especially things that are serious like murders/accidents/etc. In addition, given the subtle implication that the principal was attacked and strung up on display on purpose to make the kids leave the party to go check it out (thinning the heard so to speak), it's entirely possible one of the killers might have tipped someone off about the body so it'd be found, or that it was left wide out in the open where a student or groundskeeper or someone driving by might have seen it. Either way, it's a very plausible scene.

TedStixon

Answer: Roman Bridger, director. And brother. Well, half brother.

Alan Keddie

Answer: Maybe "the killer"?

tipar

Question: Why does Xibalba have to live in the land of the forgotten?

Answer: He lost a bet.

Grandma's Kisses / Squidville - S2-E9

Question: I have two questions about "Squidville." 1. When SpongeBob and Patrick are sucking in Squidward's windows and door on his house with their leaf blowers, how are they sucking in the holes in his house? 2. How did SpongeBob and Patrick know Squidward's new 304 house house number at Squidville?

Answer: The holes part is just a joke and meant to show SpongeBob doing the absurdly impossible (which is not uncommon for the show). As far as knowing his new house number; first SpongeBob calls Squidward, but there's nothing to indicate he needs to know the house number to do so. Squidward's number might not have changed or he updated his number at work. Then when SpongeBob and Patrick go to visit Squidward, they see him running in the street and don't have to know the house number. But, they could have gotten the new house number if Squidward updated his address at work, or SpongeBob is doing the absurdly impossible again.

Bishop73

Question: When Robin Hood jumps into the water near the end of the movie, how did he survive the guards shooting arrows at him? Going underwater doesn't protect you from getting hit by arrows. Arrows can go deeper underwater than bullets can since they have more mass, even though they don't go as fast.

Answer: An arrow may have more mass, but it is also far less dense. Both the shaft and the fletchings will float. As well, these are not full powered English longbows, but shortbows, designed to be used at close range and without the same penetrating power. You can see many videos on Youtube about how arrows will not go deep.

Greg Dwyer

Question: When Stark and the men protecting the soldiers are attacked by terrorists, the terrorists fire a weapon that fires a lot of rounds, that go through the a jacket, the soldier's body, and the car's door. Does such a weapon exist in real life? Is so, what is it called?

Answer: It's called an anti-personnel device (or anti-personnel explosive) that showers a target area with shrapnel distributed every 2 inches. It's intended to kill every person within its blast radius. The curious thing is that Tony Stark was untouched in the first anti-personnel attack, even though his bodyguards and the HumVee were perforated.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: It could be a manual triggered claymore, small ones are able to penetrate light armor up to 50meters (55yards).

Answer: Later in the scene, Stark realises the terrorists are using Stark Industries weapons. In the Marvel Universe, as is evidenced by the various Iron Man armors/weapons, Stark Industries makes some pretty awesome weaponry.

Answer: It could be armor piercing ammunition, which would go through certain materials, but it's more likely that it was just done for dramatic effect with a few liberties taken on what real world weapons are capable of.

Friso94

Question: In the questions it mentions that Andy's mom would assume that he had removed him, but didn't the yard sale take place after Andy had gone to cowboy camp?

Answer: That may not be the case. Maybe she assumed it somehow fell off the shelf, and Buster the dog could've dragged it outside.

Question: Given that the remote was right in front of her, how is it possible that Jessie could miss seeing who turned on the TV?

Bane91

Answer: She simply didn't notice that the remote wasn't in front of her, and Pete must have been extra sneaky.

Question: Alice has a vision while Renesmee is hugging Bella and Edward and Jacob is watching. In Alice's vision, is the girl Jacob is with Renesmee all grown up? Are her and Jacob a thing since Jacob imprinted on her?

Answer: That is the grown-up Renesmee who Alice sees, but the vision is rather vague. As has been pointed out by the Cullens, Alice's visions are subjective. If the people she sees in them change direction or make different decisions, then the visions become different. It is implied that Jacob and Renesmee will become a romantic couple after she matures. Even if they don't, because Jacob has imprinted on her, he will always be her protector.

raywest Premium member

Question: At the very beginning when the twins are talking to Scarlett it sounds to me like George Reeves says something about the "other 48 states" wanting war. Am I hearing that incorrectly? There were only 34 states when the war began.

William Lanigan Premium member

Answer: To answer your question, I looked for on-line versions of the "Gone with the Wind" screenplay. What you are hearing as "other 48 states" is actually "those fool Yankees." The full line is, "Y'know, those fool Yankees actually want a war?" Also, the line is actually said by Stuart Tarleton, played Fred Crane, not by George Reeves as his twin brother, Drew. In writing, it doesn't seem they would sound alike. When I watched the opening scene of "gwtw" on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymbmvQJcLDc&t=6s), I can see how the error was made. I might have misheard it, as well, if I didn't already know what the line was from my research. Mr. Crane's enunciation is rather muddled.

Michael Albert

Answer: In the version I am watching it is definitely Reeves' character who say the line, right after he tells Scarlett "War. Isn't it exciting Scarlett?" Then comes what sounds like what I posted. Is it possible there are different versions?

William Lanigan Premium member

Show generally

Question: One of the episodes had a ventriloquist with his dummy and I believe it was Dan that threw the dummy out the window. I can't seem to find the season and episode number. Any help?

Shotsky

Answer: S04e01, "The Next Voice You Hear", has a courtroom full of ventriloquist and dummies, which may be what you're thinking about. In it, one of the ventriloquist's dummy "commits suicide" by falling out the window of Harry's office. The ventriloquist is crushed by the dummy's "death" and Dan offers to "help." So the ventriloquist leaves the dummy, which was covered in a sheet, and Dan looks and the dummy talks to Dan. It takes a few seconds for Dan to realise what just happened and he jumps up, screams, and runs off.

Bishop73

Question: How was Loki able to get Mjolnir off him to stop Thor from destroying the bridge if he is not able to lift it due to being unworthy?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Loki was not able to remove Mjolnir. Thor summoned Mjolnir before he started to destroy the rainbow bridge. Thus Loki was free to move again.

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Question: When David is flicking through the TV channels, what is the music that is playing when the testcard is on? This is muted on the DVD release for some reason. It's only heard on the original release and the VHS release.

Answer: Blue moon.

Question: Rango's tall tale involves him killing all 7 Jenkins brothers with 1 bullet. Such an act doesn't seem possible. Rango also doesn't sound like he's telling the truth either, so why do the townspeople believe him?

Answer: The townspeople don't seem to be very smart as well as gullible.

Question: Do they clone the great white sharks that are fed to the mosasaurus? Great whites are endangered, and it's difficult to see the park getting away with using an endangered species as fodder for an exhibit.

Jukka Nurmi

Answer: Most likely yes, the great whites are cloned, raised in captivity, and used as a food source. They can clone extinct animals, living ones may be a lot easier.

MasterOfAll

Answer: Its possible they breed these animals or that they are indeed cloned much like the same way the dinosaurs are cloned. But perhaps, since this is a different reality, the great white might not be endangered anymore in this movie.

lionhead

Answer: It was never explained how they obtained the monosaurus' food, but it was likely fed a variety of fish, reptiles, etc. Even if they cloned great whites, it would be extremely difficult, it not impossible, to raise and keep that many in captivity. Sharks need specific environmental conditions to survive, including the need to keep constantly moving, otherwise they will die. The amount and cost of all the food it would take to feed all the feeder sharks would probably be more than what the monosaurus eats. The fact that a great white shark is shown appears to be an inside nod to Steven Spielberg's earliest movie hit, "Jaws."

raywest Premium member

Answer: I'm pretty sure sharks are not the only things being fed to the dinosaur.

Question: Did Raoul actually love Christine? Or did he just take interest in her because she was the lead role who was also pretty?

Answer: He was in love with her.

raywest Premium member

Question: When the guy robs Cher, why doesn't he take her jewellery too? He only takes her bag and phone.

Answer: We have no way of knowing why the robber did not take her jewelry. He may have thought it was cheap costume jewelry and not worth bothering about, unlike her bag and phone.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Slughorn even tell Tom Riddle about Horcruxes in the first place?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Because he made a foolish mistake, not realizing what Riddle intended to do. He was assuming at the time that it was a hypothetical conversation. Horcruxes were not a secret, and there was no reason not to tell a student about different types of Dark magic, and Riddle already knew much about it. He was seeking additional information.

raywest Premium member

Season 7 generally

Question: Just what size relationship would the dragon eggs be compared to the adults? In season one, we see the eggs as being roughly the size of eggplants or a child's football, at the start of Season 7, the dragons thereof have grown to 747 (whale?) size. Just how big would the laying mother have been? Even if she reproduced in the equivalent of a teenage pregnancy, the size of the dragons in past seasons, her offspring would have been dust motes compared to her. If Season 7 represents them fully-grown (and think about it if they are not!), the dragon's biological mother would have been truly gargantuan compared to her offspring.

dizzyd

Answer: In the universe shown in this series, dragons can technically grow indefinitely. They continue to grow throughout their lives. They will stop growing, however if they live in captivity in a confined space. There is therefore no standard size for an adult dragon.

BaconIsMyBFF

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