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Did James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson really find out the source of the river Nile in BBC TopGear?

Did they? In season 19, the African Special, they go on to find the true source of the river Nile theorizing that Lake Victoria isn't the actual source as experts suggest but even farther east ...
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Why did Frodo need to go it alone, leaving Aragorn and Legolas behind?

Why does Frodo have to fly solo without the others at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring? Especially Aragorn and Legolas both seem like incredible assassins/bodyguards and basically immune to the ...
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What is the history of Aragorn?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring why was Aragorn an exile at the beginning? Did a certain event cause him to become an exile?
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Why doesn't Sam use his ability to move things to open the door?

In "Ghost," we see that Sam has learned how to manipulate objects in the physical world. But near the end, when Oda Mae comes to Molly's apartment to run from Carl, we see her begging Molly to unlock ...
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Was Cobb really stuck in the dream world at the end? [duplicate]

In the movie Inception, at the end, the spinning top is shown to be spinning at the end just before the screen goes blank. But another person told me that the top wasnt even Cobb's totem, it is his ...
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Did Angier know that Borden was backstage at his final magic show?

I recently rewatched The Prestige and find this question to be central to understanding the plot. In the final narration Cutter seems to be challenging the audience to discover a further, hidden ...
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How did the Stark family capture the Lannister family's children?

In the season 3 of "game of throne", I didn't understand that how stark family got Lannister family's two little children as prisoner?
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How did Tony fix himself by the end of Iron Man 3?

Tony had a shrapnel in him which the electromagnet in his chest (powered by the miniature arc reactor) kept from reaching his heart. Tony never took any attempts to remove that shrapnel in Iron Man 1 ...
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Where was the Hulk during the events of Iron Man 3?

After the Avengers, Tony Stark drives off with the Hulk, hinting at them working together. There were references in between the movie where Stark offers Bruce Banner a chance to work with him. Also ...
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Why didn't Peter pick up Syler's ability earlier?

Later in the series, Peter visits Syler to learn his ability, but Peter comes into contact with Syler on multiple occassions in the first season, but never picked up his ability. Is there something ...
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Was the margin really paid by Barings? But Why?

I have only limited knowledge of Stock Trading, and I have recently watched Rogue Trader. It's the story of Nick Leeson, an investment trader who single-handedly bankrupted Barings Bank in the 90s. ...
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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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In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?

When the Enterprise is on it's way to Kronos it drops out of warp because of some unknown leak in the core. At first it's implied that it's the torpedoes (which it wasn't because they were not even ...
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Why the police do not keep an eye on Jesse after Hank is attacked?

In Breaking Bad season 3, Hank gets shot after encounter with two Mexicans. A few days earlier, he was summoned for his actions against Jesse and his badge and gun were taken. Following the attack ...
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Where did the jewelry go?

In the movie "Robot and Frank," Frank steals valuable jewelry with the help of a household robot. He hides the loot well enough that the police can not find it and he escapes punishment. At the end of ...
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Why didn't Lord Coward spot the origin of the sound while Sherlock was hiding in the smoke?

When Sherlock blocks the chimney in Lord Coward's office in order to hide in the smoke, he decides to continue talking to Lord Coward who could have simply spotted the origin of the sound and shoot ...
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Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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Did Billy really play Myra in Hans's vision?

In the movie Seven Psychopaths in the night Hans is high on peyote he has a vision of his late wife Myra telling him that there is no heaven and that she's just sitting in a completely grey room, ...
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In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?

The pivotal airplane voyage in the movie Flight includes an early interlude in which the airplane encounters some extreme turbulence. To get out of the turbulence, the senior pilot (played by Denzel ...
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What was wrong with Buck after his return?

In Band of Brothers, Episode 5 "Crossroads", shortly before the Battalion is called to the Ardennes, there is a scene where the soldiers are sitting a tent watching a movie. Cpt. Winters enters and ...
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How was Daniel Lugo able to withdraw Victor Kershaw money from the bank?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to impersonate Victor Kershaw personality when he went into the bank in the Bahamas? I find it hard to believe that any bank ...
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How was Daniel Lugo able to go to the Bahamas on a boat?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to reach the Bahamas using only a boat? We can see clearly in the scene where the cops chase Lugo that he jumps into his boat ...
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Season 5: Why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?

In Season 5, why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?
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Was Omar really an informant?

"Scarface" with Al Pacino as Tony Montana features a scene where Bolivian kingpin Sosa kills Tony's colleague Omar, saying Omar was an informant. Later, back in Miami, an angry Frank Lopez tells Tony ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water?

In The Exorcist, why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water sprinkled by Father Karras? It’s hard to believe that the demon mistakes the tap water for water blessed by a ...
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Does Chin Bo's crush also betray the rebels?

In the movie, Tai-Chi Master, does Chin Bo's crush know that he's about to betray them? Is she also in on it? She certainly looks like it during this scene: Yet, after the betrayal, she resists his ...
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Why did Troy's arm still hurt after two months?

In Community episode S03E19 Curriculum Unavailable, when the study group is talking about what a crazy year they have had, they show an incident in which Troy slams his hand against the table.(This ...
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How does Borden do The Transported Man after his date with Sarah?

At the end of Alfred Borden's first date with Sarah, he asks her if he could come into her apartment for a cup of tea. When she says that the landlord would not allow it, Borden jokes that a small ...
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How could Lt. Hicox fluently speak German and then give himself away by using the wrong gesture?

In Inglorious Basterds Lt. Hicox is an English officer who speaks German fluently yet with a mild accent. Speaking a language fluently requires a lot of practice with native speakers and so spending a ...
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Who is the real villain in the TV series LOST?

They have imposed that the Man in Black is the villain whereas I feel he is more of a victim of circumstances created by Jacob and the old lady who brings them up! Jacob on the other hand causes ...
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How did the bad guy actually die in Iron Man 3?

I just watched Iron Man 3 and something confused me about the demise of the bad guy, Killian. Towards the end of the movie Tony Stark pinned Killian to the wall with his Iron Man suit and it self ...
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Where exactly do they move to in the end?

In the movie Away We Go the couple travels all around the US, and finally they find a home that they feel suits them. They pass a tree with strange fruit on it, like in her story of her childhood ...
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Why did Walt destroy the Meth Lab?

At the end of Breaking Bad season 4, Walt destroyed super Meth Lab of Gus. Walt already killed Gus, so what's the necessity of destroying the Meth Lab. It brought more DEA attention and some evidence ...
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Why did Victor die?

In Breaking Bad season 4 episode 1 "Box cutter", Gus kills Victor. Why does he do this? What does he gain from it other than scaring Walt and Jessie? Or is making them fear him his only motive?
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How did the glove save Tony Stark?

After Tony Stark was caught in debris under the sea, Jarvis detaches the glove from the suit and takes the hand of Tony (by controlling the glove), pulling him out of his death trap. How this is ...
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Did Troy quit the Air Conditioning Repair School?

Did Troy quit the AC Repair school at the ending of Season 3, or did he continue? It is unclear, as in Season 4 it is never mentioned. Also, at the end of Season 3, Troy only states that he ordered ...
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What happens when Green Lantern's ring runs out of 'juice'?

When Hal first reveals to his friend Tom that he is a superhero i.e. The Green Lantern, he is pushed by Tom to show how it works. Hal puts on the ring and tries to turn into Green Lantern but is ...
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What is the meaning of McCoy's reply?

At the end of the Law and Order episode "Innocence" (S20E16) A.D.A Cutter's former mentor (and opposing lawyer) reveals the secret that Cutter never made his bachelor's degree in order to discredit ...
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What is the meaning of pin the KGB-resident gave Nina?

In The Americans S01E12 what sort of pin did the KGB-resident give Nina after she swore the oath? What was it's significance and meaning (rank-insignia? "shield"? medal/order?)? Was it the ...
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In the episode “Hide,” why does the TARDIS mimic Clara?

Presumably, soon after the events of the "The Doctor's Wife," the TARDIS gained a holographic interface. We've seen ("Let's Kill Hitler") that it can change its appearance. Why does the TARDIS ...
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In Oblivion how can Jack and Victoria live in the sky?

In Oblivion, Jack and Victoria live in some sort of flying/floating house which as far as i could tell was positioned very high up above the clouds. Then later on in the film Victoria goes skinny ...
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In Oblivion how does Julia get pregnant?

At the end of the film, after Beech and Tech 49 Jack sacrifice themselves and destroy the ship Julia is then seen with a child (who looks about 3 years old). She is then re-introduced to Tech 52 Jack ...
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Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?

In Skyfall movie Bond fights an assassin and captures a casino token in the assassin's stuff which he later cashes out. Clearly the token is used as payment for the assassination. Note that ...
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Why does no one notice the Joker's presence as a policeman during the mayor's speech? [closed]

In The Dark Knight , when The Joker plans to kill the Mayor at a public gathering. His attempt to shoot the Mayor is foiled by Gordon. After this we see Joker's face in frustration. This is the only ...
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How is Hunter adopted?

In Paranormal Activity 3 (maybe it was PA 2?) Katie kidnaps Hunter when he was a baby. In Paranormal Activity 4 we find out that Wyatt is actually Hunter. How is this so? If Katie took him, why did ...
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Why not use drones to repair attack drones in Oblivion?

(Trying to avoid spoilers with my wording) It seems like a lot of work to have humans repair the drones in Oblivion. If the TET is advanced enough to make intelligent drones, why not some sort of ...
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Random bystanders helping Reacher out

During the Camaro Chevelle chase scene, Reacher simply walks out of his moving car and joins a crowd waiting for a bus (or possibly a tram) while the police converge on the still moving vehicle. Why ...
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What weapon does Clyde use to kill his cell mate?

I was watching the movie Law Abiding Citizen. I can't quite figure out what weapon Clyde uses to kill his cell mate. It didn't look like a knife. And whatever it was, where did he get that from in a ...
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Who woke up the astronauts in Oblivion?

Near the end of Oblivion when Jack is having flashbacks to being an astronaut. He remembers piloting the spacecraft towards the alien ship. My understanding was that Jack and Victoria were both asleep ...