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Black Boxes do in fact contain a tracking component that would assist in authorities finding a crashed plane. From the National Transportation Safety Board: Each recorder is equipped with an Underwater Locator Beacon (ULB) to assist in locating in the event of an overwater accident. The device called a "pinger", is activated when the recorder is ...


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This question already has an excellent answer from GendoIkari, but I see two separate questions. They overlap considerably, but they also don't overlap entirely. The title question is "Why is everyone so focused on the black box in LOST?", which morphs in the body of the question into "can a plane's black box be used to locate a missing plane?...


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According to Lostpedia, the tattoo belongs to the actor and not the character. The words are a line from Strawberry Fields Forever, by the Beatles.


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Season 1 and 2 were supposed to have 24 episodes (the "normal" amount of episodes for a network show), but for season 1 the finale became a double-length episode. With respect to season 3: they planned for 22 episodes, but the finale became a double-length episode. Wikipedia does note the remarkable broadcast schedule: In response to fan complaints about ...


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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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This page contains all the information you could want, although it does contain some major spoilers (which even at a glance will be obvious). Essentially, the opening non-spoilerific line from the page sums up the reason for the philosopher names: [It] encourages viewers not only to appreciate the show as a character-based drama, but to acknowledge ...


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Claire was not pregnant with Charlie's baby, though he treated the child as if it were his own. In S01E10, it is shown that the father of her child is her ex-boyfriend Thomas. I believe you're looking for Charlie's Greatest Hits, which was a list of his Top 5 memories. That list was supposed to be delivered to Claire in the event he didn't make it back. ...


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Keeping in mind what we now know (that the monster is The Man In Black), we can only speculate at what John actually saw. Each person who saw the smoke monster presumably saw more than just a large cloud of smoke - they saw some kind of vision in the monster (if memory serves, this is what happened with Mr. Eko for example). What John saw probably affected ...


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In Universe I think the main reason Walt no longer shows up as a main player is because he is being protected by others. There are two ways he could have returned to the island within the known events of the show: He could have returned with his father as Kevin Johnson Jr. Locke could have brought him back when trying to convince the Oceanic 6 to return. ...


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This answer will contain many spoilers if you haven't seen the entire show. First you must understand who/what the smoke monster is. from Lostpedia: The Man in Black was a centuries-old inhabitant of the Island. He was once a normal man with dark hair and steely eyes, but an encounter with the Heart of the Island, brought on by his brother Jacob, ...


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Source Lostpedia: Charlie (as well as the actor who portrays him) bears a tattoo on his left shoulder which reads "Living is easy with eyes closed". This is a quote from The Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever," a song whose lyrics and/or meaning could be considered symbolic of the Losties' experiences, Charlie's in particular.


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No, various LOST creators and show-writers have debunked this theory. According to LOST creator JJ Abrams, the theory is incorrect. The island is not purgatory. From the linked video (emphasis mine): Abrams (When asked if there were any fan theories he particularly liked): The one I like... is the purgatory one, because ...


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@Johnny Bones is totally correct and provides the correct in-universe answer. I just wanted to add a rather boring out of universe answer to say that the obvious reason is that Jorge Garcia, the actor who played Hurley, simply didn't lose much weight. So whilst we can search for plenty of realistic in-universe reasons to justify this, the fact is he's a ...


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We don't definitively know. David Fury was the writer for the first season of Lost. In an interview with Lostpedia, he was asked about the smoke monster: Lostpedia: How much of the Monster’s mythology were you made aware of when writing “Walkabout”? Fury: There was no mythology to speak of in place during the early episodes of the series. We ...


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Weight loss (or gain) is not always due to diet. If it were, every diet would work. Sometimes it's due to Hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid gland. If you have this, it's nearly impossible to combat weight gain without medical help. Of course, Hugo wasn't jogging an hour a day, and there's no telling how many Dharma Cookies he was eating off-...


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TL;DR: In the Purgatory universe, there is no time-like concept, it is sometime after everyone has died (all at different times). Let me explain a little bit more: In the universe of the "Flash Sideways"/"Purgatory" (Where Ben is teacher, Hugo is happy, etc.), there is no "when". The most important hint is given by Christian in the scene in the church: ...


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It's hard to answer this. She had a fake identity ("Monica"). She met him posing as this Monica and fell in love with him. He knew nothing about her former life, and like most people probably wasn't interested in doing thorough digging on her past life. When we meet people, we tend to believe what they tell us, rather than studiously examining their past ...


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In the first visit the characters are flashing around through time and Daniel Faraday is constantly insisting that no matter what they do, they can't change anything. "Whatever Happened, Happened". He knows that the island still existed in the future so he knows that he will be able to convince them to bury the bomb. 3 years after that, after the time ...


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The lined, octogonal part of the logo is influenced by ancient Chinese designs. From Lostpedia: Each interior image pretty directly matches up to the Station or profession it represents. For example: The Swan logo is of a swan. The Staff logo is of the medically-relevant Caduceus. The Looking Glass logo is of a white rabbit, a reference to the White ...


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I think there is a strong case that the backstories are important but you should also be aware that the alternate scenes change up through out the series. I personally would recommend you watch them all but probably not completely necessary until later. The spoiler free answer would be to watch the backstories at least from the Season 3 finale and forward. ...


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When I was in University, any student could use the stadiums’ public areas almost anytime they wanted. You had to have proof that you were an active student, faculty, or staff on your person if it was requested by campus police. But, this would be true of any campus facility, not just the stadium. The practice fields and surrounding tracks were open for use ...


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But Kate, Hugo, Ben and Sawyer never died. So why are they in that timeline? Actually that's were you are wrong. The "purgatory" scenes we see are taking place after the death of all main characters. You could say it is sometime in the future, but I doubt that any notion of time exist in that place after all. How do we know that the events there do not ...


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In the episode where Eko dies, "The Cost of Living" in Season 3, Locke finds out that Eko has seen the Monster. Locke tells him that he's seen it too: "It was a very bright light. It was beautiful." And similarly he tells check in the Season 1 episode "White Rabbit", "I've looked into the eye of this island and what I saw was beautiful." So that suggests ...


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The comments have been misleading. The show's creators have been very clear about the fact that they were not dead the whole time, only during the flash-sideways in season 6. The explanation given on the official podcast by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse for what Jack says is simply that he isn't an anthropologist or archaeologist, so he misjudged the age ...


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The object were presented by Richard in Season 4, Episode 11 "Cabin Fever". The presented object were (See this page in Lostpedia) A brass compass A baseball glove An old book whose cover bore the title, "Book of Laws" A vial of granules A comic book, Mystery Tales issue 40 from April 1956 A wood-handled knife Locke claims that the knife was his. However,...


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Like many other unanswered questions, there's no definite answer to this one. I'll offer a couple of interpretations, however: If you take into account the context of the scene, Ben was talking about Locke, specifically he was comparing him to himself. However, unbeknownst to him, "Locke" in the room was in fact The Man in Black at the time, an entity that ...


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As far as I remember mainframe computer of Swan site was kept within a semi-spherical shaped structure made of metal i.e metal dome. Ever heard of Faraday's Cage ? No it's not related to Daniel Faraday ☺ A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields. A Faraday shield may be formed by a continuous covering of ...


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It is indeed never answered, but I think given the fact that Yemi (Mr. Eko's brother)'s body was in the Nigerian plane, and then disappeared, shows that MiB probably moved Christians body somewhere else in order to freak out Jack. One good question is why didn't he do that with Locke? Maybe he didn't have the opportunity, maybe he wanted to be discovered at ...


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This was stated in the season 3 finale, "Through the Looking Glass": ALEX: You locked Karl in a cage. You put him in a room and tried to brainwash him. BEN: I didn't want him to get you pregnant. I suppose I overreacted. We better get going. Transcript from Lostpedia It's worth noting that a big plot line in season 3 is that pregnant women die on ...


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