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The only Blessed Virgin is Mary, and she has many, many appellations. In particular a lot of places have taken her as the patron saint of their region, and use "Blessed Virgin of ..." or "Our Lady of ..." as their local reference of her. Typically these places are European and old, and their names carry a certain romance or mystique to ...


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As detailed on the Wikipedia page: After meeting with Rochefort, Nimitz instructs the team to find a way to definitively prove that "AF” is Midway. After Layton instructs Midway to telegraph in the clear (unencrypted) that they are suffering a water shortage, cryptologists working for Rochefort intercept Japanese communications concerning water ...


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As seen here, he says he is going to kill them and seconds after you can hear the screams. The reason the act itself isn't shown is because it's still a comedy that includes some younger audiences. Why he did it can be two different reasons or a combination of it. He might have done it to sate his appetite for blood, he is a vampire after all. And the ...


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I am fairly sure that this is just a silly joke about the fact that "Fez is foreign" ("FEZ" is a abbreviation of "Foreign Exchange Student"). Unfortunately, we never find out where is he from and there are quite a few jokes about it (quoting from memory): [Fez] I might get back to Brazil... And then take a plane back home. So ...


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I think this is a major plot hole. Any decent Dead Man's Switch system would trigger the detonation when the receiver fails to receive a signal (unless of course the receiver is disarmed). Failure to receive a signal can be caused by all sorts of things: Ma-Ma's heart stopping, the transmitter being removed from her arm, being destroyed, losing power, being ...


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Prior to this instance, both Steven and Anna don't believe Martin, and feel that the paralysis is due to a psychosomatic disorder. Anna, who views this episode firsthand, now believes in Martin being actually able to execute his threats (pardon the pun). Wikipedia will agree with me: Kim receives a call from Martin at the hospital. During the conversation, ...


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Why would there be an air-lock in the greenhouse? Why do you have doors between rooms, or hatches in submarines? So you can close them in case of emergency. In this case, in a hostile environment such as Mars sealable airlocks between sections would be required as is evidenced by the sealing of the other airlock by Leslie Richardson to save the rest of the ...


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“Using the stone would have required to reveal its hiding place” When Thanos is restrained and Mantis lands on his head, he was totally subdued. There was no way he was going to be aware of anything. This was the time to use it. Strange foresees, this including Star Lord, yet still wasted everyone’s time. Pointless. Star Lord should have been dropped ...


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John Leguizamo explains: Some of the shocks came specifically because of Netflix's unexpected cancellation announcement, which was a detriment to the storytelling that the three creators had planned. One particular character who suffered the woes of story-minimizing was John Leguizamo's intimidating Ozzy Delveccio, who met a most gruesome fate late in the ...


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My point is that the hosts cannot understand what does mean to be a robot. They are just beings, and humans are beings, too, but not only that, even the similarities between the hosts and guests add to this lack of perception of any difference between them and the humans. There is no presumable identity between them and humans, either, because even the hosts ...


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Perhaps the train uses magnetic energy, not built in the track but in the earth. Say the track was laid following a global path of hop-scotch from one strong magnetic region to the next. Once the train gets going with a start from stored energy in a battery or other fuel like coal or even gas then it only needs to reach with [X] distance of the next magnetic ...


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In reality, because of the short length available for aircraft to land on carriers, there are a set of arresting wires on the deck which are supposed to be caught by a tail hook mounted on the plane. Carriers typically have 4 wires, and a landing is usually considered a good landing if the pilot catches the third wire. Repeatedly failing to catch that third ...


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The way you posted the question, at first I thought you were talking about Six. It just occurred to me that you might not realize that the term ghost was a metaphor. Just like the CIA, KGB, and other secret acronym holders are called spooks. The ghosts are not really dead. All of the ghosts deaths were faked so that the ghosts could pursue dangerous people ...


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She might well have doubted her faith. But I think she doubted the way she handled the Father Flynn situation. In the final scene she makes it clear that he was simply transferred to another school and was not sanctioned in any way. In fact he was given a promotion. Sister Aloysius thinks he should have been taken further to task. Much further. Because as ...


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Here is the screenshot from the movie Inception. This shot is just after Cobb enters the hotel room and Mal already ready to jump down outside window. It says she has used her totem, and it was lying toppled (lying on its side, immobile), meaning she was present in real world. From this, it is clear that the idea incepted in her mind was so strongly incepted ...


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There's no way to know, it's never shown to us. He could have done so, as he was getting desperate to save his daughter and himself. Angier could've saved his life had he still been obsessed about the secret. On the other hand, he could also not have given away the real secret like the whole misdirection with his notebook earlier.


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According to the book Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from World War II to the Present: The Orientalist Buddy Film by Brian Locke: Hollywood films participated in driving the same wedge between black and Asian. In The Family Man (Brett Ratner, 2000), a reiter-ation of the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946), a patronizing Asian ...


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This was confusing to me too since they made some strong implications but didn’t lay everything out crystal clear. It seems like the police officer was trying to provoke and agitate them as much as possible by literally sleeping with the stripper who was this guy’s wife. Or girlfriend. But then, the movie tries to flip the script by showing that the guy was ...


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I know why, for I have proof from the book AND I played the game called Dracula: resurrection. In the book Dracula said that’s where people’s belongings have been buried. In the game the innkeeper lady said it’s where treasure has been buried after Jonathan found the dragon’s ring in the cemetery. In the game the innkeeper said “Did you see blue flames? Blue ...


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The most obvious answer: nobody knows about Germany. In Ant Man and the Wasp, it is mentioned that Scott helped Captain America. Now, Scott was a thief, so it is possible that people believed that Scott would have smuggled something in order to help Captain America and the other Team Cap members. Nobody would even expect him to be Ant Man. Going back to ...


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You gave the answer ("4/15/71 isn't much of a code"). IIRC, Pamela and Vosen have an argument earlier in the movie (about what to do of Julia Stiles), that's probably why Vosen decided to tap Pamela's phone. Later, when Bourne calls Pamela, she gives him his "birthdate" (4/15/71), and says she wants to meet him and leaves the CIA building....


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She has become a prostitute and was going to perform a sexual act on the man in exchange for money, but he can't go on with it because it is too cold (which might be him substituting a fake explanation for the real one: that he likely wouldn't be able to perform due to him being too drunk). When she complains that he promised to pay her, he rejects this. ...


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If you want a more substantial answer, one can be found in the lore of the symbiotes. For that, you need to be familiar with the comics. The abridged version goes something like this: By the end of the film, the symbiote and Eddie had fully bonded; they had become a single organism. Although the explosion had incinerated most of the alien tissue, as long as ...


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"That" refers to sex and/or drugs Billy Costigan and Madolyn had an intense, surreptitious sexual relationship. Because Billy could not really be himself, tell her the truth, Madolyn came to believe he was just play acting his vulnerability to get drugs from her at first and later get her into bed. Madolyn: What do you expect coming in here? Billy ...


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The rules are that everybody "infected" can see the entity, although it only targets one person at a time. This is reiterated several times throughout the movie: Hugh/Jeff can see it in the empty parking lot; Hugh/Jeff explains it when heroes trace him to his home: Okay, even though it's following you I can still see it. It's not done with me ...


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Looks like real airplanes doing real maneuvers, but it looks like there is some camera trickery, editing, and/or post-production effects to amp it up a bit. Camera work can make two planes appear to be closer than they really were; post-production compositing could also make two or more planes appear to come in very close when they were never actually close ...


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I think Cage has replaced the Omega and now has the power himself to reset time although perhaps he can't activate it without something similar to an Alpha. I'm uncertain in the end which of the two (i.e. Cage or Omega) resets the loop, but it could be either or both at the same time. Perhaps this conundrum is what causes the reset to happen earlier in the ...


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He won £300,000, which isn't that large a sum. Assuming he'd need £1000 per month to merely "survive" (rent + food etc.), that money would run out in 25 years or so. And that isn't counting the fact that money is worth less over time, plus that he could encounter a costly accident.


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IMFDB has pegged this down as a Smith & Wesson Chief's Special which apparently holds only 5 rounds (I do not know anything about weapons, except that such as thing as the Internet Movies Firearms Database does exist), so this is an error (albeit a pretty common one in movies).


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The ninjas, in the movie The Last Samurai, were bounty hunters. The costume design was obviously taken from the design from the modern vision of the Edo ninja which would be why it might be confusing. Pure black clothes with leathers was never used in Japan like what is shown in the movie. The kind of clothes that were used for night assassination attempts ...


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I know this was posted 7 years ago, but I just recently watched this movie for the first time and my theory is that when they originally crashed at the start, Sharon and Rose, both of them died. The cop also died when she fell/flew off her motorcycle. After that, they had essentially entered purgatory. There's a lot of clues to this like a hopscotch game you ...


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In the movie, when Gyanesh Shukla tells which properties Government declares heritage - like if the owners do not have the money to restore the place and the place has historical values. Also, they need the owners sign for declaring it as Heritage Property. When Abdul Rehman got the custody, First he was in London. So Gyanesh can not force him to sign the ...


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It's one of a million memes that all follow a similar pattern - you're meant to recognise the pattern and therefore that it's 'one of these memes'. Very, very few of them are ever actually funny ;) [somebodies] do it [somehow] 'do it' is always a double entendre:- do their job have sex Carpenters do it with wood. Window cleaners do it up a ladder. Chess ...


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Because family? They never tried to kill her, even after she became monstororus still they are feeding her. That show affection to a family memer also rememeber she know about Hastar more then many, She is the reminder of what can go wrong. So it's more like keeping a family memebr alive who know secrets of a treasure.


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The simplest and all-encompassing answer would be that this was in the 1930s, and that some of the people involved in the various storylines had only partial information, and that they did not necessarily (want to) share that information with each other. No one prepared an organizational chart / PowerPoint presentation and held an online conference call to ...


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Probably because using that one line won't quench her hunger. She may fall asleep with that line, but she will still keep on growing into a tree if not fed. So to keep her limited in a human body it was necessary for her to get food on a regular basis.


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From villains.fandom.com: In an alternate reality, Batman became a ruthless anarchist after his parents are gunned down by Stalin's police force, vowing revenge on Pyotr Roslov and 20 years later became the most wanted man in the Soviet Union. From wikipedia we learn that Pyotr Roslov was the head of the NKVD. He shoots a dissident couple (batman's parents)...


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So how was the setup supposed to work if she didn't react that way? If it hadn't been that - it would have been something else. The point is, Carlo merely had to find a way to trigger a dispute with Connie - which he would then proceed to "escalate" (involving beating her). It would probably have been more difficult for Carlo to avoid fighting ...


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Because they were using an Army helicopter and that can be easily tracked. And while getting back to the professor police can catch both of them. The more secured place than Professor's secret place is Bank itself. We saw it in end of the Season 4 when lady inspector catch the Professor.


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It was not uncommon, but typically blacks were shown as comic relief characters(sometimes stereotypes were also seen as comedy, such as "jive" talking"), and they were also shown as servants. They were portrayed as one dimensional characters and never played any main leads or roles. The same with native Americans or Asians. They are also ...


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Cliff is an unreliable narrator. Notice the crowd of people disappear in the middle of the fight. It's a fantasy by Cliff.


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When walking out, she was carrying her purse in the other hand. I think this is a ridiculously thin argument, boarding on simply having a poor story line and not bothering to improve it - most women might have a habit to carry their purses always in the same hand, but that's hardly a reason to conclude they are a double just because they hold it in the other ...


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I know of one example of a US television series from the 1950s which had a mostly black regular and guest cast. The Amos 'n Andy Show on CBS from 1951-53 was based on a radio show that ran from 1928 to 1960. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_%27n%27_Andy[1] And I cant think of other examples of black regular or guest cast. Someone else will have to say how ...


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Specifically addressing the question. The practice of cutting food such as a steak with a knife in the dominant hand (more commonly the right hand in the USA), and fork in the non-dominant hand, then switching to just a fork in the dominant hand to eat is a common practice in USA dining today, not just in the 1920s. Both this style and the current common ...


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Eating and other customs change with geography and time. On the subject of eating utensils, my answer to this question shows how some persons reacted to the use of different ones: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/42159/did-the-catholic-church-forbid-the-use-of-forks-in-medieval-times/42167#42167[1]


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As other posters have said, the use of a knife and fork is a cultural artifact. How they were used will vary by culture. As some have not pointed out, culture is a very regional as well as generational thing. So are manners, gentility, and hospitality to name a few. In a country as diverse as the US, it varies greatly and changes over time. In some areas, ...


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You see, Hela didn't really call the Infinity Gauntlet a fake. She was actually referring to the Infinity Stones, and the reason as to why Odin had the Infinity Stones in his vault in the first place is that he wanted to keep as many Infinity Stones out of reach from people aspiring to use them as many he could. Which is why he thought that instead of ...


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In the ending Cage is a fish, which is to say a Christian 'man of God'. Notice at the beginning of the movie, the man trapped in the water prays to God for assistance and Cage jumps in and saves him. There is an 'angel of God' protecting him throughout the film and why everything magically falls into place. In the scene where he takes the cocaine that is ...


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Quite simply, Dutch was hoping the Predator would walk through a certain path and he would release the counterweight, which would swing the spike-plated log through said path and impale the Predator.


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It doesn't mean anything It's a mispronunciation of "pinch of salt", that is clear from the dialogue.


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