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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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This one is actually surprisingly hard to answer, mainly because the show actually had four different grades of cars that were used in production; "Hero cars", "Stunt cars", "Jump cars" and "Shells". Stunt / Jump cars According to the book "Knight Rider Legacy" (referenced here in '15 facts you might not know about Knight Rider'), the show went through an ...


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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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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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The script refers to them as "rings" CUT TO: INT. HOTEL - KITCHEN - M.L.S. JACK moves forward in kitchen. He sweeps coffee pot off table onto floor. CAMERA TRACKS BACK before him. He kicks coffee pots on floor, then sweeps rings off stove onto floor. He kicks rings as he leaves kitchen, moving into corridor. CAMERA TRACKS BACK before ...


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In-universe, the phone booth (supplied to Bill and Ted by the Three Most Important People in the World) was in fact the inspiration for the TARDIS rather than the other way around, at least according to the officially licensed "Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return" comicbook. Out of universe, the time machine was originally intended to be a ...


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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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This question was asked in MetaFilter, and the top response references a Mental Floss article. This references the California Child Labor Law, which allows a (relative) newborn of 15 days old to be "employed in the entertainment industry". More on the use of babies on film, from Mental Floss: Some star-struck parents of prematurely born twins are able ...


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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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The glasses are generally referred to as "Half-rim glasses", "Brow-line glasses" (or more colloquially "Eyebrow glasses"). They were indeed appropriate to the period. You can see Ronnie Kray wearing them in the photo below from the early 1960s.


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The robot in this particular trailer is likely a CGI model. Here is some speculation, and of all versions, the one with mostly empty head magneted to a rod inside the ball seems more or less plausible. But as you can see, the head jumps around a lot. Magnetic force weakens quickly with increasing distance between magneted surfaces, so when the head jumps ...


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Costume designer Mark Bridges explained: “It was in the original material, the book by Matthew Quick. It really sums up that working-class world, and also [Cooper’s character’s] dedication to try to get back into shape to win his life back by any means necessary—even by looking ridiculous and causing complete humiliation to the whole family by ...


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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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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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The device in film is called an Eye Iron. Its purpose is to reduce swelling, and yes it is cooled on ice prior to application. The job of the guy that does this in the fighting ring is called Cutman.


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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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It's certainly not an anachronism, although they weren't in very wide use. Their creation can be placed sometime in the late 1950s, although the first dry erasable marker wasn't invented until 1975. So they were certainly around in 1981.


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There's more information (about the jewellery seen in War and Peace) than anyone could sensibly need on this website Shot on location in Russia, Lithuania and other Eastern European countries, characters are seen wearing jewelry made by Russian jeweler Petr Axenoff. Part of the collection was made specifically for the TV series. Other items ...


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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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TL;DR: We will never know for sure, but it so highly unlikely. Well... hate to break it to you but probably not. It is rather difficult to proof he didn't and honestly it doesn't make sens to proof someone did not do something (burden of proof). Apart from proving from a legal view points, there are some thoughts that can shed some lights on the issue. If ...


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It's a tribute to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. From the IMDb FAQ: It's a spoof of the famous jump cut in 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY, where an ape throws a bone into the sky which suddenly changes to a satellite orbiting the Earth. Joel also explained it in an interview: One of my favorite 2001 jokes that’s built into Mystery Science Theater ...


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Just found this page on New York Daily, from the title: What are they smoking?! When scenes call for pot or cocaine, Hollywood turns to stash of faux drugs later it says: Turns out that many cocaine look-alikes are ingredients you might use in a cake, like powdered sugar, powdered milk and baking soda, while herbal tobacco fills in for ...


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This is very much a familiarity thing. In many instances, a car enthusiast will be able to identify a car based on its shape, styling, etc. This is especially prevalent with old American muscle cars. You can tell the year a car is made from its VIN, vehicle identification numbers were added in the 80s but it's not something you can see from a distance. ...


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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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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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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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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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They are kazoo's. I found a page hosting the picture you posted here and it clearly states that they are using kazoo's to play the Disney theme. A Kazoo:



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