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Corrected entry: The numbers that appear everywhere in the show actually originated on a completely different TV show. Veronica Mars. A show about a teenage detective juggling school, boyfriends, and her father's investigation practice, where she helps out. In one of the episodes, Veronica takes a fortune cookie's fortune and puts it against her vanity mirror with the numbers showing - 4 8 15 16 23 42.

Knever

Correction: Both shows premiered in 2004. Lost used the numbers on the very first episode. "Donut Run", while the episode of Veronica Mars with the fortune cookie and the numbers premiered on January 25, 2006. The numbers were added as a nod to Lost, which was Veronica Mars' Wednesday competition.

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Corrected entry: In Episode 5-8 "The life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" Locke goes to visit Walt, but in a previous episode, Walt visits Hurley and says Jeremy Benthem visited him. Locke never mentioned the name he was using.

Boobra

Correction: It has been established in previous episodes that Walt "sees" things and knows things that no one else does. He could have simply seen the name Jeremy Bentham" in a dream or vision.

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Corrected entry: They're often trying to figure out who is on the plane, but it would seem pretty easy to determine just by asking questions about innocuous things, such as the layout of Sydney airport, what food/movies they had on the plane, a description of the check-in counter, etc. There are probably hundreds of possible questions that someone who wasn't there wouldn't know.

Japan-Games

Correction: And how much would you honestly notice about the layout of an airport, or the check-in counter (which look pretty much identical in every airport I've ever been in)? There are airports that I've arrived at or departed from, but I couldn't tell you much about the layout - you just follow the signs; you don't need to learn where everything is. Movies? All they have to say is that they didn't watch any or they were asleep so they don't remember. Food? Early on there's still food remaining from the plane, so easy to determine what was on the menu. Who were they sitting next to? Given that the majority of the plane's passengers died, would be relatively easy to simply claim to be sitting next to one of the fatalities. An infiltrator could work out a plausible answer to just about any question that they might be asked, particularly as initially the survivors have no reason to suspect that there could be anyone there who wasn't on the plane, allowing them ample time to research their story.

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Corrected entry: In Episode "Through the Looking Glass," Marsha Thomason, who plays Naomi Dorrit and James Lesure, who plays Dr. Hamill, were both major actors on "Las Vegas," playing Nesa Holt and Mike Cannon.

Boobra

Correction: Actors appearing in other shows and/or movies is quite common, and is not really trivia.

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Corrected entry: In episode "Doc": When Sun is talking to the blackmailer in the park in the beginning of the show, she demands 100 thousand dollars. Being in Korea, wouldn't she have asked for Won, which is the monetary unit of Korea?

Boobra

Correction: Not necessarily. She might have wanted the money in U.S. dollars for any of a number of reasons (for example, if she was thinking of leaving the country).

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Corrected entry: When Boone and Locke first find the hatch there is a river flowing almost right next to it. But whenever the hatch is visited hereafter there is no river to be seen anywhere.

Correction: In fact it was pretty bad weather when they found the hatch. There wasn't a river, but rainwater gushing down the slopes.

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Corrected entry: The distance to the hatch constantly changes throughout the series. First it takes Boone and Locke a whole day to find it, after this however it seems to take characters nothing longer than maybe half an hour, as the time of day does not seem to change.

Correction: It possible that they found a shorter route to the hatch while they were learning the lay of the island.

Boobra

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Corrected entry: Episode 2x19 S.O.S.:Ana-Lucia tells Locke that "I pressed your button". Locke replies with "It's not my button". The closed caption read "It's not my butt".

Correction: When closed captions are missing letters or have misspellings, it is usually the result of a reception or transmission problem. The channel reception could also affect the captions. It could also have been a stenocaptioner error. Either way, it's not a show error.

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Corrected entry: For a computer that's easily a decade old, the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 keys (those used to input the numbers) have held up remarkably well. Not worn down at all compared to the others, which are supposed to have gone unused.

Correction: It is possible to replace keys on a keyboard, for instance when they have become very worn. And since the bunker is well-stocked with all kinds of tools and spare equipment, it is not unlikely that this has happened.

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Corrected entry: Season 2, Episode 3: While Jack and Locke are watching the "Orientation" film down in the underground pod, the doctor in the film mentions that the clock must be reset before it reaches 108 minutes. "108" is the exact total of all the "Lotto Numbers" added together, which ironically are also the numbers used to program the clock. 4 + 8 + 15 + 16 + 23 + 42 = 108.

Correction: How is it ironic if the numbers are part of the mystery of the island? The numbers come up in a lot of situations, it's done on purpose by the writers. It's part of the show.

Jane Doe

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Corrected entry: 2 of the "numbers" in order are 8 and 15. The flight they were on was oceanic air 815.

Correction: Not significant enough to be trivia because it's obvious.

Jane Doe

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Corrected entry: How did Sawyer know "The Others" were coming for the boy? Danielle told Sayid and Charlie that well after the raft was launched.

Correction: When are are referring to? If it's after the raft is attacked by the Others, then they made it quite clear they were there for the boy and he attempted to shoot them based on them making it so clear.

James King III

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Corrected entry: In the final episode of season one, as Hurley runs to catch the doomed flight, he runs past a girl's soccer team. The numbers on their backs are 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 - the same numbers that Hurley used to win the lottery, that are printed on the side of the hatch and that were broadcasted from the island itself.

Correction: This isn't just trivia, it's also part of the plot. Plus, the numbers come up in a lot of situations. All of them should not be considered trivia.

Jane Doe

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Corrected entry: Claire is very pregnant when the show starts. Women are not permitted to fly during their last trimester.

Correction: Tell that to my children, some of whom had their first experiences aboard an airplane, while I was in the last trimester of my pregnancies.

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Corrected entry: After the events of 9/11 it has been illegal to bring knives on board a plane. Yet Locke manages to bring an entire set of knives on board.

Correction: It was stated in the show (episode 1.04) that Locke checked the knives (ie: they were in the aircraft's cargo hold with the rest of the luggage). Locke didn't bring the knives on board in his carry-on.

Shaun Ewing

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Corrected entry: Locke had been in the wheelchair for 4 years, then miraculously, he is able to walk again after the plane crash. After 4 years in the wheelchair, his leg muscles would have deteriorated so badly, his legs would not have been able to even support his own weight, let alone walk or jog.

Correction: The key word is "miraculously." The whole idea is that a miracle, something otherworldly happened to Locke. The condition of his leg muscles is hardly an issue in this case.

Krista

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Corrected entry: In an early episode, Michael tells somebody that he had never seen his son, Walt, until after his wife died. In episode 14, "Special," his flashback shows that he was with his son until Walt was probably 18 months old.

Correction: Michael tells Locke "I wasn't part of his life until his mother passed away, two weeks ago" as a reply to Locke's statement that Michael should be proud of Walt's bravery. That doesn't mean he never saw Walt, he probably just means that he wasn't around for the formative years that made Walt brave.

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Benjamin Linus: Your flight crashed on September 22,2004. Today is November 29th. That means you've been on this island for sixty-nine days. And yes, we do have contact with the outside world, Jack. That's how we know that during those sixty-nine days, your fellow Americans re-elected George W. Bush, Christopher Reeve has passed away, Boston Red Sox won the World Series.
[Jack begins to laugh.]
Benjamin Linus: What?
Jack Shepard: [Still laughing.] If you wanted me to believe that, you probably should have picked somebody else besides the Red Sox.
Bejmain Linus: No, they were down 3-0 against the Yankees in the Championship Series and then won eight straight.
Jack Shepard: [Skeptically.] Sure, sure. Of course they did.
[Ben turns on a VCR.]
Joe Buck: Back to Foulke... Red Sox fans have longed to hear it! The Boston Red Sox are world champions! A clean sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Red Sox celebrate in the middle of the diamond here at Busch Stadium.

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Mistakes

When Hurley is at the new house, after his mom hurts her ankle, he reaches into the car window to get the cell phone. When he begins to dial, the cameraman's arm moving about is reflected in the back chrome of the side view mirror.

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Trivia

The character Sun was created specifically for Yoon-jin Kim, after she auditioned for the role of Kate but the writers felt she was not right for the role.

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