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Mark's development of character in Operating Systems

Mark stays near the back of his Operating Systems class. He receives a note in class that is passed to him from the front. He then storms out and answers the professor's question accurately. Here is ...
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Does Sheldon Cooper really care about Leonard Hofstadter?

In spite of the superior nature of Sheldon Cooper who always shows his superiority to his room mate Leonard, he cannot continue without him, especially when Leonard was going to shift with Penny and ...
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What is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois?

In Interstellar (2014), what is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois? The actual scene goes like this: Boy Coop: {Cough's} Boy Coop: The dust Murph: Lois, I have a friend who, ...
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Does Gordon Ramsay ever like anything in Kitchen Nightmares?

Gordon Ramsay is a world-class celebrity chef, so it's not surprising that he always criticizes the food at the restaurants he visits in Kitchen Nightmares -- not to mention the fact that there's ...
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Why human faces are not drawn in old cartoons

This question torments me from childhood. In old cartoons like Tom and Jerry human faces are not drawn. But since 5th volume (not precisely) human faces were introduced. Why? Was it difficult for ...
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Unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed?

I just discovered the anime Genocyber. The Wikipedia states that it breaks the unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed. So I was wondering if this rule ...
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Movie where guy is solicited by young teen prostitute and he ends up raising her?

Movie where guy is solicited by young teen prostitute and he ends up raising her? He first sees her with another potential client; she either already has or gets a black eye and tries to have sex ...
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Why are electricians listed in the closing credits?

The closing credits in a full length movie can seemingly go on for ages, or at least 10 minutes or more after the actual film has ended. I realize that modern movies requires a lot of professional ...
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Did or did not the murders happen in reality?

So I just finished watching Identity but I could not understand if the murders took place or not? From watching the movie I was certain the murders indeed happened and that's why the case was going ...
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Why were there no interrogation scenes with Jack and Henley?

In Now You See Me, during the FBI investigation of the supposed bank robbery (the first trick of the Four Horsemen) they're all interrogated seperately by Agent Rhodes in the usual plain grey ...
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TV Shows with Season Parts 1 & 2

Why do some shows have certain seasons broken into 2 parts, when their spacing would otherwise mean that they were separate seasons altogether? Many examples are from non-network stations: Sex and ...
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Old paranoid man with uncut hair and fingernails

I have seen multiple references to this character, mainly in cartoons. What movie is this character originally from? The character is a paranoid, sleep deprived old man with long hair and long nails ...
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At which university does Professor Moriarty teach?

In the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it is never mentioned which university Professor Moriarty teaches at. Did I miss it? Does the story have any clue?
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How was the earth changed into trash and why did B&L take everybody to the spaceship in Wall-E?

In the movie Wall-E there are several places which I could not understand. How did earth change to trash? Did any World-war 3 happen? Or did any Atomic war take place? Did men destroyed the ...
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Why is Rocket Raccoon obsessed with artificial body parts?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket asks Peter Quill to retrieve a prisoner's leg and he also attempts to get Ravager's cybernetic eye later in the movie. What's with his obsession for artificial body ...
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Finding a 60s UK movie by picture of 2 men

I'm trying to recognize a movie by a screenshot. I think this is a British 1960s movie.
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How did Samwell and Gilly get back over the wall?

During the course of Game of Thrones, under interrogation by Mance Rayder, Jon Snow confesses that only three of the wall's keeps are manned, and so we know that the Nightfort is unoccupied. Samwell ...
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What does this scene with Meg turning her room's lamp on and off refer to?

In Season 5 Episode 8 of Family Guy (Barely Legal), there is a scene where Meg turns the lamp in her room on and off while spinning the tag on Brian's collar while somebody sings an aria. The context ...
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Why didn't Harry himself drink Polyjuice Potion instead of all others in Deathly Hallows Part 1?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it is shown that members of the Order of Phoenix come to rescue Harry from his house at Privet Drive. There, they all drink Polyjuice Potion and assume ...
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What is the significance of the silver goo in the Matrix?

After Neo takes the red pill, he is sitting on a seat and there is a cracked mirror next to him which starts changing. He touches it and a silver goo starts covering his body. What is the significance ...
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Term for dialogue-driven movies in a restricted setting?

Is there a term for a dialogue-driven movie that takes place entirely on a single set? Some examples would be: Lifeboat, 1944 Rear Window, 1954 12 Angry Men, 1957 The Man from Earth, 2007 Dogville, ...
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What does Stone's woofing symbolize in Gravity?

I read an amazing allegory of the film Gravity in IMDB and I believe every scene in Gravity does symbolizes something. So at the last of the movie Stone got a radio-connection from Earth. But ...
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How do studios decide which movie (classic) to release on Blu-ray?

Consider the examples of The Odessa File (1974) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). They are both classics based on novels by Frederick Forsyth and released at around the same time. The Day of the ...
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Girl can stop time by pressing together her index fingers

What was the show in the 80s about a girl (I think Evie) who could stop time by pressing her index fingers together and she could talk to her dad through a glowing cube or crystal?
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Where does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline?

Is it ever made clear officially what the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D falls on it?
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Is there any difference between a “Walker” and “Zombie”?

Is there any difference between the terms "Walker" and "Zombie" as used in the Walking Dead?
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How does video come on the walls of the buildings?

In the movie "Now You See Me", The video is shown on the walls of the building. How did they do this?
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Trying to Identify a Simpsons episode involving hyperinflation

Which episode of the Simpsons am I thinking of? It's from the 90's I think. A Russian dignitary at the Olympics committee stands up and says something like "Come to Russia where 1 dollar is worth 5 ...
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When were the scenes with Frodo shot for The Hobbit?

When were the scenes with Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the older Bilbo (Ian Holm) shot for The Hobbit? Were they perhaps shot during the making of LotR?
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What was the first acting job of Joey Tribbiani seen in Friends?

Joey Tribbiani is shown as struggling actor from first season of Friends. He was shown acting in the fictional soap opera Days of Our Lives (DOOL). He also performs as a body double for the butt for ...
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Is the Mayor aware of the fact that she is the Evil Queen in Once Upon a Time?

I've just finished watching Episode 12 of Season 1 of Once Upon a Time. As stated by Henry at the beginning of the series, everyone's memories have been erased, including the Mayor's. However, the ...
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The first human robot?

Can anyone find an example of the first robot that was human in appearance? The earliest I can think of is in the 1973 film Westworld. I'm looking for the first cinematic android that was created ...
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How did Ava get on the helicopter?

At the ending of Ex Machina, Ava is seen walking out of the house, walking up to the helicopter that was coming to retrieve that other guy, and then walking around in a city. This seems like it's ...
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Why is Doc Brown in a hurry in the end of Back to the Future part 1?

Doc Brown has got a time machine, why is he in a hurry in the end of Back to the Future part 1? Why doesn't he just give a parenting lesson to Marty? A little more context: At the very end of part ...
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Why does Walt “try to take credit” for his crime?

In Season 4 of Breaking Bad (Episode 4 or 5): Walt and Hank (with their families) are at Hank's place having dinner. At some point, Walt goes to the kitchen for another bottle of wine. He drinks a ...
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How did Michael know that he would join his brother for sure?

In the first episode of Prison Break we learn that Michael staged a fake bank robbery so that he would get arrested. When he was put on trial he asks the judge to send him to "Fox River", the same ...
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What were stopping Aliens from attacking with those advanced weaponry?

Talking about District-9 From wiki In an alternative 1982, an alien ship has inexplicably stopped over Johannesburg. When investigation teams enter the ship, they discover a population of ...
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What does Worf say when Data sings?

In Star Trek - Nemesis Worf says two things during the wedding scene: First he complains that Romulan Ale should be forbidden, and later - when Data sings his song - he says something I never ...
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What was the meaning of “21 grams”?

At the end of 21 Grams (2003), the teller said, “They say we all loose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death.” I’m just interested in what that 21 grams means which caused the makers to entitle ...
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When did Raj start talking around women without alcohol?

I started watching the new season on Australian TV Last Night. the episode was where Penny and Leonard have a dispute over some money Penny got from selling a car Leonard gave her which leans them to ...
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So Bane was actually helping Batman all along?

I came across this post about The Dark Knight Rises after it was shared by somebody on Facebook. It says that Bane secretly acted against the League of Shadows and wanted to redeem Gotham and help ...
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Why did Tomas have to die?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Half Measure" (S03E12) Jesse tries to kill the two dealers who killed Combo using Andrea's little brother Tomas. But as soon as Gus gets behind this he intervenes and ...
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How did Walt earn 70 M+ USD?

I have just finished watching Breaking Bad, and I am wondering how Walt earned 70 M usd (8 barrels) since most he earned was 7 M per year with Gustavo (I remember his wife calculated it per year, he ...
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In Breaking Bad how did the masked men break into Skyler's home?

This happened towards the end of Series 5 of Breaking Bad. Hank had just been killed; Walt was on the run and the police were trying to track him down; Skyler was under investigation by the police ...
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What makes the dance sequence from Pulp Fiction so iconic?

Various sources say that John Travolta and Uma Thurman's dance sequence is "now-famous" and "iconic", some compare it to how Travolta danced earlier in movies like Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But ...
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When does Fox's licence on the X-Men run out?

Is there any evidence of Fox and Marvel coming to an agreement for characters from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men franchise to appear in each other's films? If not, when does Fox's ...
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How does copyright work for pre-existing character/work?

Do film studio have to acquire rights for a public domain character or they can use them freely? I mean characters like Hercules, Thor, Social figures or fairy tale characters or any other ...
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Couldn't Sherlock just verify his choice of the bottle by the chemical analysis (Study in Pink)?

In "Study in Pink", the killer wants Sherlock to play the game with the pills, betting on the fact that for Sherlock being right is even more valuable that being alive. The killer uses this incentive ...
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Lara's pregnancy in Man of Steel

In Man of Steel; How is it that no one seems to know of Lara's Pregnancy? Did Jor El hide her away for the entire term of her pregnancy? Why was it considered Heresy?
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How does Tuttle actually disappear?

In Terry Gilliam's epically dystopian film, Brazil, the character of Frank Tuttle (played by Robert De Niro) makes a mysterious getaway after fixing Sam Lowry's air-conditioning unit. After ...

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