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Why did touching Carpet not collapse the cave?

In the Disney classic Aladdin (1992), Aladdin is warned not to touch anything except the lamp. But Both he and Apu touch the magic carpet, Carpet. Why was Carpet excluded from that rule?
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In Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Did Pee-Wee Use the Boomerang Bow-Tie?

Near the beginning of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Pee-Wee buys a loud horn for his bike from Chuck's Bike-O-Rama and three items from Mario's Joke Shop: 1. Trick Gum; 2. Headlight Glasses; and 3. A red ...
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Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?

Both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy seem to spin around the 6 Infinity Stones. In Thor: The Dark World, the Aether is given to the Collector. He explicitly says "One down, five to ...
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Why didn't Aladdin lend the lamp to Jasmine?

I watched Disney's Aladdin back in 1990's when I was a middle school student. At the last scene, Aladdin encountered a tough choice between (a) using his last wish to become a prince to marry Jasmine ...
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Why not use nanomachines to reprogram Pops?

In Terminator 3 we learn that the T-X had the ability to use nano-bots to reprogram and control machines and Terminators alike. In Terminator Genisys a T1000 "drips" into the head of the deactivated ...
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What happened to the Future Flash?

In The Flash, the Flash from the future traveled back in time to stop the Reverse-Flash from killing his mother. He failed, but where did he go? The Reverse-Flash was stuck in past, so he killed and ...
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Why didn't young Barry disappear?

In The Flash S01E15 episode "Fallout" we saw Barry see himself while running. At the end of the episode we saw that Barry accidentally makes a time jump and goes back in time. It becomes clear that it ...
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When did Owen get the tracking implant of the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World?

In Jurassic World, before releasing the raptors in for tracking the Indominus Rex, Owen lets them smell the flesh of Indominus Rex, which also had a tracking implant. However, in the movie, this ...
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If “Steel Mountain” in Mr. Robot is underground, how does that offer the implied vulnerability?

The Steel Mountain data storage facility in the series Mr. Robot is described as being an old mine. We see it has roads and enormous galleries in "L2" which doesn't have radio reception. So as of this ...
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The planned assassination of Don Corleone - The Godfather

In The Godfather, Sollozzo and the Tattaglia's attempt to assassinate Don Corleone. He is shot several times in the back but survives. An hour before the assassination Sollozzo picks up Tom Hagen. He ...
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Age difference between Barry Allen and Eobard Thwane

The Flash TV.show Spoilers ahead: In the show Wells keeps telling that he is from the future and enemy of the flash. So he traveled back to the past to kill Flash or Barry Allen. But got ...
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Was the nun really the mother?

Was the nun that visited the psychiatric hospital really John's/Don Juan DeMarco's mother? She confirmed some parts of his story (especially about living in a small town in Mexico), which was in ...
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Why do the dolls attack everyone on the LOCUS SOLUS ship?

In Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Batou infiltrates a factory-ship owned by LOCUS SOLUS, while Togusa is hacking it externally. In the end, the dolls produced on the ship are activated and attack ...
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What is the “child” in Season 4?

In Season 4 of Game of Thrones Bran met with a "child" who saved him and guided him to meet the Three-eyed-raven. What are those "children"? And are they different from the White Walkers?
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What happens to the embryos in Jurassic Park?

When Denis Nedry is attempting to escape the island with the embryos in Jurassic Park, he drops them. They are covered in mud. What ever happens to those embryos?
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Is Neo living in two worlds inside the Matrix?

At the beginning of the matrix Neo is shown as a hacker and a computer programmer. Everytime you see a sequence of his hacker life, the sequence is interrupted by showing him waking up in the world ...
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What's the deal with the rewind?

Funny Games (2007) was just a hard movie to watch period. But, I really got kicked in the head when Paul rewound the scene and started it over. What? After Paul and Peter return to the house with ...
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What is the Wuxi Finger hold with which Po defeats Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda

In the movie Kung Fu Panda, in the final fight scene between Po & Tai Lung, Po defeats Tai Lung using Wuxi Finger hold. All we see in the movie is a release of energy & puff of dust moving ...
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How did Joker get his bloody scar?Is the story about the scar told by him true? [duplicate]

The Joker is one of the most purposely ambiguous characters in all of fiction - we're not supposed to know why or how the Joker became the delinquent that we've all become oddly obsessed with these ...
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Why does Mr. Hinx go to Mr. White's house even when Spectre already knew he is dead?

In Spectre, Mr. Hinx goes to Mr. White's house to terminate him. However, Bond approaches him before he did, and Mr. White shot himself. There was a camera inside the house, which is used by Spectre ...
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Why are Remy Danton and Jackie Sharp keeping their relationship a secret?

In House of Cards Remy Danton and Jackie sharp are in a secret relationship and Why do they need to keep this a secret?
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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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Why is Walt special?

In Lost, there are countless mysteries, but one that started in the beginning of the series has struck my mind recently and my research cannot bring anything up. Walt Lloyd, Michael's son who he ...
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How can Wells know what happened in the alternate time?

I can't be precise hence I have overloaded the question with pics As the title asks, when Barry went back to the past in The Flash, a series of events happened. One was Cisco discovering that Dr. ...
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What happened to Gideon on “The Flash”?

The rather powerful, time sensitive, and literal deus ex machina was a stunning find by the team. The team seems to be immune to the temporal fact of "unwinding Wells" assumably due to Star Labs ...
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Why couldn't the black smoke fly away from the island?

Towards the end of the show Lost, we observe the Black Smoke Monster taking form of a human being in the face of John Locke. It is later revealed that his ultimate plan is to leave the island, ...
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Question about Sicario interrogation scene

Did Alejandro rape Guillermo in the interrogation scene in Sicario? If so, what was the purpose of the water jug? And why did Matt Graver stay and watch?
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Did Fredo know he was doomed on the boat?

In The Godfather: Part II Fredo was set to go fishing on Lake Tahoe with one of the Corleone children, but at the last minute he is told the child can't go, and that he will be joined by one of the ...
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What is the point of the dialogue at the end of Ant-Man?

At the end of Ant-Man (2015), Michael Peña's character Luis delivers a typical rambling story to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). The point of the story may be only that The Falcon was looking for Ant-Man, but ...
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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How was the baby born in the start?

In movie Predestination (2014), So, how was the baby born for the first time, and how does it come to know about the predestination?
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Where was the money transferred to in The Night Manager?

In The Night Manager, episode 6: So, where (or to whom) did he transfer the money?
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Why didn't Hundred Eyes assassinate Jia Sidao in their first encounter?

In Netflix's Marco Polo, Hundred Eyes is sent to assassinate the Song chancellor Jia Sidao. He finds his target already in a duel with the new chancellor to be who is killed then a fight ensues ...
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How did 7 years pass?

When the barkeeper takes John to the HQ of the temporal agents we see that the date is 12 August 1985 late night (11 pm if I am not mistaken). Later, almost at the end of the movie, after the ...
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Why didn't Jimmy get the permission to air his commercial?

In s02e03 of Better Call Saul Jimmy makes a commercial to reach the residents at Sandpiper Crossing. He airs it without asking his boss for permission to do so which gets him into trouble. Why ...
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Why wasn't Anubis present on the day Horus got crowned?

All of the gods were at the ceremony at the Palace of Osiris in Gods of Egypt. Horus was to be crowned as the new king of Egypt. All of the gods were present at that day, even though Set came a bit ...
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Why didn't Graff or Rackham lead the Second Fleet?

If the generals know so much about war, why did Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham) or Harrison Ford (General Graff) just fight the aliens? I understand that the younger generation would have a fresh ...
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Why was Kylo Ren punching himself?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens As he fights them we see him punching his side where the wound is and there's blood on the snow. What the heck is he doing? Is this some kind of dark side ...
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What cardinal rule did Marcus break?

In John Wick, in the scene where John Wick gets a call after Willem Dafoe's character (Marcus) gets killed, Viggo mentions that Marcus broke one cardinal rule What was Viggo talking about? What ...
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What was the age of Adaline Bowman's daughter in The Age of Adaline?

I was rewatching The Age of Adaline and I got a little bit confused. What's the age of Adaline Bowman's daughter Flemming Prescott in the movie? She is aging normally and we eventually see her age ...
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How did a signal turn the ship around?

In the Thunderbirds episode Sun Probe the ship fails to fire its boosters because of "radiation" but somehow Thunderbird was able to fire them remotely... How, if the solarnoughts on the ship itself ...
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How credible is the ending of Collateral?

Here's what happens at the end of Collateral (2004): The taxi driver manages to defeat a highly skilled hitman. Is it mere luck? Should we accept this as a screw-up on the part of the movie ...
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Why was Tyler's hair cut?

In Fight Club, why was Tyler's hair cut after his long time disappearance? Does it mean something? Or is it supposed to?
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Why does Cookie give the painting to “one two” in RocknRolla?

The movie RocknRolla has strong characters and the "feel" to it but to me it seems to have a convoluted plot and loose ends. But this one bummed me specially. Why does Cookie give the painting to "one ...
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Is Bjorn not Ragnar's son?

I am still in the middle of Season 1 of Vikings, so its very well possible that this is a plot point being explained later. Maybe I just missed it. From the start, I always assumed that Bjorn was ...
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Why did The Dude go to the doctor?

In The Big Lebowski, Maude sends The Dude (or his Dudeness) to the doctor to check his jaw. The doctor asks him to take his pants off, and then he comes out of the exam with a grin on his face ...
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Why did Ted Beneke refuse Skyler's money?

The Breaking Bad character Ted Beneke, Skyler White's boss and lover, was committing serious tax fraud with his company. When he gets the obligation to repay over 600 grand in tax debts in order to ...
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Correlation of events in Red Lights

This is about the movie Red Lights (2012). Is there any correlation between the deaths of Margaret and the skeptic reporter who both die of heart attacks. Or is it simply coincidence?
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Why does the Puppet Master want to merge with Major?

In Ghost in the Shell (1995), there appears to be 3 intelligent forms Type 1: a completely organic person. Example: section 9's chief Type 2: a brain from a type 1 + some codes + a bio-mechanical ...