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Aluminium plate rings, used for separating dinner plates between plating up & serving; keeps the food warmer for longer. Plate rings have a characteristic bottom lip which will 'hook' over the plate beneath, & sloped or slightly curving sides, to meet the moulded ring on the underside of the plate stacked above, preventing slippage. They may have ...


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The UK flag, the Union Jack, is a combination of three flags: And Scotland's flag is based on the crucifixion of Saint Andrew, which was held on an X-shaped cross: But Bolton's flag represents glorification of the cruelty of skinning people alive on an X-shaped cross upside down. So they do have a similar basis of crucifixion on an X-shaped cross, ...


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Curiously, both the Bolton banner and the Union Jack do have some common elements in how they came to look the way they do! The Bolton flag is, of course, an image of a flayed man being crucified: The diagonal part of the Union Jack comes from the saltire-shaped flags of Scotland and Ireland: And St. Andrew's flag of Scotland is cross-shaped because ...


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"Blue Sky", the meth that Walter and Jesse make is actually blue rock candy: Blue Sky props consist of crystallized sugar and are essentially pieces of blue rock candy manufactured by the candy store "The Candy Lady" of Albuquerque. Here's some info from the candy shop's page about the history of it: Albuquerque’s infamous The Candy Lady in Old ...


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Because he's a nutter. That's pretty much all there is to it. It was a very simple and obvious way of bringing out his whimsicality and eccentricity visually. The director, Mel Stuart, answered this in his book Pure Imagination: The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, where he said: the reason everything in Willy's office is cut in half ...


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It appears to be this poster from Science of Cocktails (or at least pretty similar to it).: I used Googles reverse image search to find this, using this image as the reference, in case you want to find more similar images (there's a few variations of this one):


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It's a painting by Greek-American artist Lucas Samaras titled The Collectors from 1985, oil on canvas. He's one of the artists in the end credits and you can find the painting in several websites like this one and this one.


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Not sure how reliable the site is, but Robocop Archive says: The outer shell of the RoboSuit (the armour) is constructed of fiberglass. The interior segments (the black bits) are a combination of high-impact plastics and foam rubber. ... while also saying that there are multiple versions of the suit. Altogether, seven complete robosuits were ...


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TL;DR: it's a mail bag and it's there to identify it as 'friendly' to planes. I thought for sure it was a captured Nazi flag, but finding the same thing on other tanks suggests otherwise. What follows is highly speculative about what it is and why it's there but IMO, it draws reasonable correlations; history buffs might know better. Mail bag: ~1h:19m : ...


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Sounds like a United States Cavalry guidon: Cavalry guidons [...] are horizontally divided, scarlet over white, with troop letters and squadron/regimental numbers in white and scarlet, but no branch insignia. So Wikipedia's example would indicate Troop 1, Squadron C: And the flag in the movie would indicate Troop 3, Squadron A. Apparently this ...


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Yes. Sean Connery drives a Mustang down the Las Vegas strip in 1971's Diamonds are Forever. See this post on the cars of James Bond for a description of the scene. Connery also gets taken for a ride in a Mustang in Thunderball in a scene taking place in the Bahamas.


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Both. A Miniature for wide shots of the moving sandcrawler, and a partially built full size version for the close up shots with people: From page 18 of The Best of The Lucasfilm Archives: Off-the-shelf parts are an important part of big-movie model making. The sandcrawler craft used by the Jawas to scour the flatlands for minerals and plunder, ...


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That's a regular Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite. It's a split key format, for ergonomic purposes (read: prevents carpal tunnel or repetitive stress injuries of the wrist). It's considered one of the best split key keyboards, with nice heavy clicky action (for a membrane based keyboard). It (the whole series really) is consistently ranked as one of the best ...


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The name at the bottom appears to read "Jim Danger Distillery". Probably a spoof on Jim Beam Distillery which makes a Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.


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From my admittedly passing interest in this same subject I can point out a few things I found interesting on this subject. Links to articles for further reading at bottom. The main chinese sword is a single edged combat weapon the Dao. Used effectively in almost all sword period wars including fighting the Huns and WW2. The two edged sword the Jian was ...


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A reporter from the Guardian investigated this. You cannot use newborns because actors need to be a member of SAG, and you can only become a member if you're 15 days old. “Our initial intention with Knocked Up was to film a live birth, but we found out we couldn’t because the baby, by virtue of not being born yet, couldn’t be a member of SAG. So we ...


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I actually did a blog post about this where I used the theories of Roger Sperry and Carl Jung to conclude that the soul resides in the left eye and Rust thus uses his left eye mirror to reflect upon his own soul as a form of meditation: ...We all have two brain hemispheres. Left and right, which are connected by the corpus callosum, a bridge that ...


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Eric Kripke has said in interviews that he knew he wanted a classic 1960s American muscle car and was originally going to go with a 1965 Mustang, but his neighbour convinced him that the Impala would be a better choice because "you can put a body in the trunk" and "when people stop next to it at the lights, they lock their doors. More...


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Well, it did look pretty solid... But no, I don't think there was a special meaning - apart from making Dexter's normal morning-ritual look "gruesome" by using weird camera-angles. Also, remember that the whole opening credits - plus a bit extra - were shown in one of the episodes of the first season, to show that "life is good, and everything is great ...


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According to this answer to the question Why does House have an old TV in his office? There is no particular significance to any item in his office or apartment


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Your association with Germany is correct. Not only is "D" the country code for Germany, but also the car itself is of German origin. It is a "Trabant" (aka "Trabi"), which was produced in East-Germany and the most common car there. It became a symbol for the fall of the inner-German wall, since many East Germans explored western Europe with the Trabant (...


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Highly depends on their individual contract or negotiations. SAG rules don't address this. Extras who don't speak for example are not given credits. Including those used as corpses in a autopsy scene. Though, as a counter example of a highly known actor to @sanpaco's answer, Sean Bean, better known as the late Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark received a credit for ...


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They would most likely not receive a credit in the examples you mention. There are a lot of different reasons someone would or would not receive a credit. Here are a few reasons someone might not receive a credit: Extras or characters without speaking parts An actor requested to remain anonymous A big actor has a cameo appearance Minor characters on tv ...


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In order to make the fight more exciting and acrobatic Wobbly swords were used. As these sword are thin and flexible in order facilitate the movements,for the FAST movements and create like a force-field around yourself according to Chinese wordplay,speed of the sword has to do a lot and this was only possible with a light, thin and flexible sword with good ...


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I've always taken the opening credits of Dexter as a way of the producers to show that, on the surface at least, Dexter is a normal person. He sleeps, wakes up, has breakfast, gets dressed and goes out. Just like you or I would. The showing of locking the door I'd always taken to mean that even when someone is a serial killer they don't take how dangerous ...



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