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I believe this is due to what TV Tropes calls a "Small Reference Pool" - pop culture's understanding of a topic only goes so far. Top Gear always uses these gag credits during its foreign specials, using either the names of famous people from that region, or a name commonly associated with that region ("Billy Bob", during the infamous USA special). But how ...


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Sabine Schmitz introduces the Stig with the following words: Some say, es ist der Mann, der auch ein Rennfahrer ist. Er hat zwei … Füße! which translates into English as Some say, it is the man who is also a racing driver. He has got two … feet!


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Top gear helped with promoting the film. This is also posted on the top gear website. Other than that I find no involvement between the production of Die Hard 5 and the staff of Top Gear.


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There are many discussions of this on the web (Google: "Top Gear" source Nile), but I think the one on Reddit covers the main points solidly. In short, the "Top Gear" team redefined the phrase "source of the Nile" by first redefining "Nile" to include the Mediterranean Sea, thus moving the mouth of the Nile from Egypt to the Strait of Gibraltar. That ...


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In the UK there is something called "The Watershed" this rule applies to all broadcasters within the UK and is usually considered to be the hours between 9pm and 5:30am. This doesn't mean that straight after 9pm you can switch from family friendly to more adult material - the strongest material should be shown later in the evening. Programs shown before ...


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The Longest running gag is the Stig's introduction, which is always in the format of "Some say he [list of ridiculous claims] ... all we know is he's called The Stig.": 'Some say he never blinks, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for wolves. All we know is he’s called the Stig' Some say that he thought Star Wars was a documentary, and ...


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Impossible to prove (Top Gear has been known to fake a lot of its segments, notably lying [and being caught by Nissan via onboard logs] about the Leaf running out of charge); but possible? ...absolutely. The Jaguar XJ 2.7tdvi that Clarkson drove has a stated range of 660 miles, but as this is the turbo version and it's approximated for 'average' driving (...


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No it did not. The Top Gear skit only appeared in Top Gear. The skit is codenamed TG1, and the airdate is the airdate of the Top Gear episode (27 January 2013). No other episode mentions Top Gear in the wikipedia article. The official summary for all 2013 Dragon's Den episodes on the BBC Two website, don't include any reference to Top Gear either.


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Every so often they'll do part of a shoot on somebody else's track of which the location is 'supposedly' a secret to the general public. Of-course, first thing they do is explaining in excruciating detail where it's located. For example, in Series 10 Episode 7: Clarkson: ... we were sent to the MIRA test track. Top secret place, it's where the motor ...


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