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Actually, there was a man somewhere within the UK or eastern Europe who had been "identified" through his fingerprints sometime within the last few years as the suspect of a murder somewhere in Spain, I think. Turns out, they had the wrong guy. Caught the real murderer not long after and they actually had identical fingerprints. Clearly, it's ...


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The Iris scanner and the system around it is shown to be erroneous at points of time. In the film these errors are attributed to eyes that are identical and therefore are possibly a result of reincarnation. The movie shows an element of creationism with that. In the real life, today, eye scan machines (which are part of the customs many airports across the ...


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Sword standing on its tip without support (The Illusionist Movie). How it is done (the easy way). To perform the trick for the movie filming, all they had to do was have a strong invisible magicians string (available in most magic stores), with one end attached to the ceiling, with the lower end having a loop to hook around the sword handle. The length of ...


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Cars before a certain year (1998) are not required to have drivers side air bags. And there is a loud majority of modders in car culture who believe air bags are more dangerous than life saving, and will remove airbags from a car in that respect. It's not unusual for a souped up car to lack air bags. From the Emergency Medical Journal: Airbags have been ...


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I couldn't find a great source, but judging by some of the forums that I saw,* the reflex trigger finger is unlikely, but still somewhat possible. However, other factors are more likely to be an influence - e.g. how good your aim is if you're attempting to shoot the hostage-taker; whether the hostage-taker will get nervous and pull the trigger on the hostage ...


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Yes. Because Death is not Instant, even in a clean "apricot" headshot. The human body doesn't just die immediately, even when heart and head are destroyed. Cadaveric Spasms are one problem. Cadaveric spasm, also known as postmortem spasm, instantaneous rigor, cataleptic rigidity, or instantaneous rigidity, is a rare form of muscular stiffening that ...


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In a Reuters interview, the director Sriram Raghavan was asked about the film's background: Q: What is “Badlapur” based on? A: Basically it is an account written by a person (author Massimo Carlotto) who spent a lot of time in jail. He’s written quite a few stories, but many of his stories are actually about people he met in prison. The ...


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You've caught an error. The first three were available at the time. Imdb lists release dates in West Germany as: One, Two, Three Dec 18, 1961 Spartacus Dec. 16, 1960 Village of the Dammed Feb. 3, 1961 But if the date of Feb. 10, 1962 given by Catija is correct, the last film, The Secret of the Black Box was not released until Feb. 23, 1962, 13 days ...


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Let's do some sums. I can't find specs for the main gun, but a similar British Army 105mm light gun fires shells weighing 15.1kg at 709m/s. Using 1/2mv^2, that's 3.80MJ. Let's assume all of the energy from the firing went into the projectile when the tank was on solid ground, because that's the worst case - anything else would improve our chances of ...


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This is a good question because it relates to how we are destroying our own soil here on earth and how we can save ourselves. The first thing is that although table salt and rock salt are bad as are the perchlorates in the Martian soil many salts are mixed salts like those found in sea water or volcanic hot water vents. These salts are the ones that ...


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Normally, no, you could not grow plants in Martian soil... but adding nutrients to the soil makes it perfectly usable. There's a great article about it on Modern Farmer: And, yes, it is possible to grow plants on Mars—kind of. Alone, Martian soil doesn’t have the necessary elements for plant life. “The main thing that’s not in Martian soil is a bunch of ...


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In Serbia Saint George's day or Đurđevdan is a very important day for Serbian Romani. It is an Orthodox religious holiday. This holiday celebrates the return of springtime and is considered the most important. The Romani will decorate their homes with flowers and wash their hands with water from a church well. Lamb is traditionally cooked on this day and ...


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Being a nurse, I am in the unique position to ask a surgeon this question. The answer is: YES. This is entirely possible according to a surgeon that works at the same hospital that I do. With enough force, this can be achieved. It is possible to pop the eye out of the socket and get it caught between the lids. this is called Exophthalmos. This can ...


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Yes, it's likely for someone to walk away from a low speed crash. Assuming 25~35 MPH total, even a pedestrian to car hit, there's a significant possibility of walking away unharmed. State of Florida. In Florida in 1993 - 1996, 32,651 of the pedestrians in crashes were in single-vehicle crashes (91 percent). For 23,831 of those pedestrians (74 percent), ...


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At the speeds with which they were travelling, and no restraints, they both would have been ejected through the front windshield, or at least been slammed into the wheel/dashboard. Imagine getting hit in the chest with a bowling ball fired at a speed of 25MPH. If you didn't break a rib, you would certainly have the wind knocked out of you or sustained ...



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