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Yes, it's possible. In theory, it's possible to produce a 100% pure sample of any substance; if you isolated and removed any molecules that were not those of your target chemical. The trick is that it's usually very impractical to do so, for various reasons. The cost of purifying chemicals rises sharply as the purity goes up, because you need more expensive ...


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In my opinion that scene just took the artistic liberty and showed Gus walking and fixing his tie before collapsing. An explosion which blows the door away, should immediately make the people inside unconscious. At least this much must happen. Otherwise, after the explosion which was good enough to melt down Gus's eye and entirely burn his half face, it's ...


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I am not a doctor but I don't think that's medically possible, the attribute "black comedy" always come to my mind when I think of that scene. Breaking bad is labeled as black comedy on IMDb and other sites.


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First of all: in real land lines you don't get the dial (continuous) tone after the call has been disconnected. Especially, if it was you who initiated the call the connection is usually maintained. Catija's comment is spot on - it's the tone that is the mistake, not the actor's shouts.


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Since the question is tagged with "realism", I'd like to state few examples which might be convincing for you. And I don't think movies exaggerate on yelling-hello-even-after-line-gets-disconnected situations when compared to reality. Out of frustration Let's say I'm out with friends on a Sunday and my manager calls and says, Something has come up, you ...


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While it all sounds very unfair the principal behind it was something called judicium dei. Medieval people were very superstitious/religious and believed God decided the outcome of battles. This meant that when someone won a battle, they hadn't just seized physical control, but proved that God agreed with their goals. They used this belief as a way to 'ask ...


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Like the other answers said, there are actual historical versions of trial by combat and trial by combat could indeed limit bloodshed when the alternative was a blood feud or pitched battle. It does not look logical if someone like the Mountain, Barristan or Oberyn Martell can do any crime and can easily ask for trial by combat. Modern justice systems ...


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The other answers are quite good and on-the-mark, but I want to bring the spotlight on a specific point: Yes, trial-by-combat existed in our world. But was not a case of "might makes right". If your guilt could be proven, you could not claim trial-by-combat: This was reserved for cases with a severe accusation, but no proof whatsoever. So what are we ...


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Other, older movies and stories. Ivanhoe (1952) Our depiction of the medieval era is skewed, beginning with the names we use for it (medieval era or dark ages). In the great heyday of history in the late 19th and early 20th century a lot of the research wasn't very accurate, and not only by today's standards. A lot of wrong reconstructions were made, and ...


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It's not only inspired, but almost identical to a Western European medieval custom. Trial by combat (also wager of battle, trial by battle or judicial duel) was a method of Germanic law to settle accusations in the absence of witnesses or a confession in which two parties in dispute fought in single combat; the winner of the fight was proclaimed to ...


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I'm no expert, but a real assault rifle's bullet is usually not stopped by e.g. a door, a tree or a simple brick wall. Most of the "cover" you see in the movies would not do in real life (e.g. cars) - apart from hiding you from the sight of your enemy of course. So depending on the material Frank's house is made of, I would imagine that you cannot trust in ...


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The movie is based on real incidents that happened in 1990. The incident that happened is just known to have happened, there hasn't been an actual recording of the exact events. The film's story, however, follows those events closely, do just watch the film you'll get an idea of what happened. The book Death's Dark Abyss, just inspired the movie's theme and ...



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