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To answer this, we need to look at how accurate Breaking Bad's depiction of cooking actually is. The show relied on Donna Nelson, a Professor Chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. She was the science advisor and gave input to the show's creators. She told NPR: You know, there are multiple ways to make meth. And so although his scenes are very ...


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Any competent chemist could probably do it, but there aren't that many in the business There are a few issues with the way the show portrayed the meth synthesis. One is that pure meth isn't blue nor do any of the routes used by White and Pinkman pharmaceuticals create blue impurities. So the colour is merely a plot device to highlight the fact that their ...


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If Gale couldn't reproduce it, I'd say it's not something your "average" high school teacher was capable of. That doesn't make him a genius, although he did help win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985, and his former company Grey Matter technologies (I can't find any info on what they actually did) was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 2008. So, it's safe to ...


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It's pointed out in one of the episodes that Walt is a particularly skilled chemist with a specialization in X-ray crystallography. This means that whilst being very knowledgeable about chemistry in general, his specific area of study focused exactly on what would help him to make particularly pure crystal meth. The fact that it was blue was simply a side ...


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It's not a case of Hank possibly watching Walt, it's more that the launderette was on his radar and known to him as a potential target. If he'd been watching it over any space of time, he'd start to notice who goes there regularly. If that person was someone he knew to have links to drugs, and also was a completely different race from the other employees ...


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The building was supposed to have been being prepped for demolition after both Silva's bomb and the move to the new combined centre. Likely this would have been erected by the demolition crew, to protect them whilst they prepared the explosives, to stop debris falling on them down the central well. I've seen similar on real UK demolition sites, both ...


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So they would not be confiscated by the Nazis. In the second world war, the Nazis raided the homes of both the Jewish population in Germany and the the population of citizens from other cities and countries they have invaded. They stole any valuables they could find, including gold and diamonds. This was then used to help fund the Nazi war machine. By ...


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Pager technology has always allowed arbitrary alphanumeric (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, some special characters) messages of various lengths. How they are used depends on the person or company using them. Typically, short medical codes can be used, to indicate a longer or complicated situation, but proper length messages can be sent as well. Pagers can scroll messages ...


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Whilst I'm happy to be corrected, I'm going to be boring and say health and safety. From the Health & Safety Executive in the UK: The law says that all demolition, dismantling and structural alteration must be carefully planned and carried out in a way that prevents danger by practitioners with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience. ...


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So far people have surmised that either... A) The Vision's status as an android exploits a loophole in the rules regarding the wielding of Mjolnir, as set by Odin, because The Vision, as an artificial intelligence encased in a android body, isn't actually a person, but a machine. Or, B) that The Vision, being newly created and therefore not yet ...


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One of the running themes of the show Lost was embodied in the struggle between Jack and Locke... the whole "Man of Science, Man of Faith" struggle. Locke was a believer in the unexplained and that by following signs of faith, good things would come. Jack on the other hand was a skeptic and always demanded for a reason or an explanation behind everything, ...


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Kara was Brendan's ex girlfriend and not the nicest person. She is a manipulator, and she and her group generally look to mistreat people. In the film, she convinces Dode to sell the fact he saw Brendan over Emily's body to The Pin. In the film, the money concept is largely glossed over, and it instead looks like it is being done simply because she is ...


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I think there are too many assumptions in your question. Doesn't this mean that her husband is forced to spend eternity watching the woman he'd been married to (probably for decades) making out with a man she knew for less than a week, and of whom he'd never heard? Potentially, yes, if we believe this is some form of heaven and afterlife. But this is no ...


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I don't believe it's a mistake, I just don't believe it's as significant a scene as you think. They say goodbye at the end of the party and Dan goes to leave. He kisses her goodbye and she kisses him in return. There's nothing I can see in the kiss that I consider sexual. I myself have occasionally kissed, or been kissed, at the end of a night by friends ...


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From the transcript: Xavier: They captured her that day. Tortured her. Experimented on her. In her DNA they discovered the secrets to her powers of transformation. It gave them the key they needed to create weapons that could adapt to any mutant power and the result is the machines that have destroyed so many of our kind were created and it all started ...


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Out in the wilderness, a different place each year. The land mass that used to be called North America is nowhere near completely filled by the Capitol and the Districts; there are vast tracts of wilderness in between where nobody lives. As @Mistu4u said, it might be unfair to set up the Hunger Games arena in one of the Districts - but then, who said the ...


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He won the case, didn't he! Seriously though, there is an arguable reason for hiring him. In the script, before Moranis comments on their mistake: JUDGE: I want to make one thing very clear before we go any further. The law does not recognize the existence of ghosts, and I don't believe in them either, so I don't want to hear a lot of malarkey about ...


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There is a theory that pain can render a polygraph test inconclusive. As detailed in this Live Science article http://www.livescience.com/33512-pass-lie-detector-polygraph.html authors George Maschke and Gino Scalabrini explain in "The Lie Behind the Lie Detector" (AntiPolygraph.org 2005): The polygrapher scores the test by comparing physiological ...


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When Scott realizes that he needs to "shrink between the molecules", he does what Hank warned him about: Scott: You know, I think this regulator is holding me back. Hank: Do not screw with the regulator.           If that regulator is compromised, you would go subatomic. Scott: What does that mean? Hank: It means that you ...


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I believe the last line Jake says under his breath in Chinatown is "as little as possible." It refers to his time as a cop in Chinatown when he was told to do "as little as possible" because cops in Chinatown were on the take and looked the other way as part of the deal. But Jake apparently tried to help a woman in Chinatown and as a result she was "hurt." ...


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This is actually explained in the film. First they find out that he routinely takes the flight Sidney - Los Angeles. Then they cause trouble with his private jet so he has to fly with public transport. And Saito just buys the whole airline for them to have all the freedom to organize being his co-passengers and have flight attendants they can trust: ...


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She discovered that the machine was printing 2 photos per day. She was hiding the morning photo from the guys so that she could send herself messages on how to change/prevent events from happening. He goal is to use the machine to change the past to save her relationship with Finn. The problem at the end is that the note she was leaving herself fell off ...


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TLDR What is the reason for Alexa's reaction? There are a few reasons, including realisation her friends are dead, understanding their "experiment" with the runner has now worked and possibly terror given the attack she has just suffered at the hands of the machines. Long answer Background to Matriculated: In Matriculated, a group of human resistance ...


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Situation-Specific Amnesia is one possible side effect of experiencing a Traumatic Event. It is a defense mechanism of the brain, attempting to protect against PTSD. The same cause of Trevor's Insomnia and OCD like manners (repetitive hand washing). By blocking out the memory, the brain is trying to protect itself from the painful psychological trauma. ...


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In episode 4 "Admissions," Otto makes reference to Pritchard the elder having a body that was re-coded genetically to a "physically the best version" of his original body. Given Pritchard the younger knew his father as a "standard" man, these changes would likely make Jimmy unrecognizable.


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I haven't seen the show, but from what I've been able to ascertain seeing the commercials for it the premise of the show is that the father's consciousness is put into a younger body, but it's not a younger version of his body. Wikipedia seems to agree: The series follows the life of Jimmy Pritchard, a 75-year-old former King County, Washington sheriff ...


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I believe yes. They're obviously close in the film and it seems reasonable to assume they discussed this. Whilst there's no direct evidence in the film to confirm this, Mrs. Gump is certainly aware of Forrest's love for her in the novel. From page 9: The problem was that wile Miss French was a nice kind lady, the things that she done to me that night ...


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According to this review on IMDB, the Director explained at the launch Q+A that the opening scene depicted the Iranian custom of placing folded banknotes into an alms box before traveling. Farhadi explained it was an alms box that travelers put money in before a trip to ask for a safe trip, and yes, there was some dialog about Elly putting money in ...


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From the IMDb FAQ: What happens to Rose at the end of the film? Cameron really left that up to the audience to provide their own interpretations. Some people think that the very final scene is only a dream. Others are of the opinion that Rose died safe in her bed, just like Jack said she would and that the final scene is of their souls ...


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Most likely the horse was trained and it still felt the weight of the dead body thinking there is still someone on top of it. It is also possible that Glass could have used the rope that tied the two horses together to signal.



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