History Fridge / NightAtTheMuseum

25th Dec '15 8:51:25 PM coinneach
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* Gold is really really heavy. Akhmenra's tablet appears to be about 12" wide, 18" long, and 2" deep. Assuming it's solid gold, that comes out to nearly 300 pounds. And a 10-year-old kid is toting it around like a notebook?

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* Gold is really really heavy. heavy, some 19 grams per cubic centimeter. Akhmenra's tablet appears to be about 12" wide, 18" long, and 2" deep. deep, or nearly 7000 cubic centimeters. Assuming it's solid gold, solid, that comes out to nearly 300 pounds.pounds or 136 kilos. And a 10-year-old kid is toting it around like a notebook?
25th Dec '15 8:49:19 PM coinneach
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* Gold is really really heavy. Akhmenra's tablet appears to be about 12" wide, 18" long, and 2" deep. Assuming it's solid gold, that comes out to nearly 300 pounds. And a 10-year-old kid is toting it around like a notebook?
3rd Jun '15 3:11:11 PM peixe200
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** And where ''are'' those working controls, genius? Toy cars don't have pedals!
13th Mar '15 7:21:02 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** However, people in London would more likely tend to view the lions coming to life as some sort of clever animatronic prank, or as an UnusallyUninterestingSight, only talking about it the next morning, and then going on with their daily lives.

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** However, people in London would more likely tend to view the lions coming to life as some sort of clever animatronic prank, or as an UnusallyUninterestingSight, UnusuallyUninterestingSight, only talking about it the next morning, and then going on with their daily lives.
13th Mar '15 7:20:44 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** For those who might not understand why that has horrific implications, just think: it could very well be proof that the Ancient Egyptian religion is the real deal and that 99% of the world's religions (at worst case scenario) got it all wrong. If the theological consequences weren't enough to cause riots around the globe, imagine if people discover that Merenkahre was the pharaoh of the Exodus. He was VERY wise to keep the secret at all costs.
* Someone discovering how to recreate the magic of the tablet and publishing it. YouCanPanicNow

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** For those who might not understand why that has horrific implications, just think: it could very well be proof that the Ancient Egyptian religion is the real deal and that 99% of the world's religions (at worst case scenario) got it all wrong. If the theological consequences weren't enough to cause riots around the globe, imagine if people discover that Merenkahre was the pharaoh that caused the events of the Book of Exodus. He was VERY, VERY wise to keep the secret at all costs.
** However, people in London would more likely tend to view the lions coming to life as some sort of clever animatronic prank, or as an UnusallyUninterestingSight, only talking about it the next morning, and then going on with their daily lives.
* Someone discovering how to recreate the magic of the tablet and publishing it. YouCanPanicNowYouCanPanicNow.
13th Mar '15 7:17:16 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome We'd probably have loads of angry detainess]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the crap]] out of their guards, and any other Nazis would be getting attacked as well.

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** [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome We'd probably have loads of angry detainess]] prisoners]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the crap]] out of their guards, and any other Nazis would be getting attacked as well.
21st Feb '15 7:15:15 PM Seanhawk23
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** For those who might not understand why that has horrific implications, just think: it could very well be proof that the Ancient Egyptian religion is the real deal and that 99% of the world's religions (at worst case scenario) got it all wrong. If the theological consequences weren't enough to cause riots around the globe, imagine if people discover that Merenkahre was the pharaoh of the Exodus. He was VERY wise to keep the secret at all costs.

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** For those who might not understand why that has horrific implications, just think: it could very well be proof that the Ancient Egyptian religion is the real deal and that 99% of the world's religions (at worst case scenario) got it all wrong. If the theological consequences weren't enough to cause riots around the globe, imagine if people discover that Merenkahre was the pharaoh of the Exodus. He was VERY wise to keep the secret at all costs.costs.
* Someone discovering how to recreate the magic of the tablet and publishing it. YouCanPanicNow
21st Feb '15 7:12:44 PM Seanhawk23
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* On the main page it is mentioned how it seems strange that Akh would be so OK with his friends from New York leaving to become statues again. There are other reasons given (all good), but then this troper remembered the Cambridge line from the first movie. Akhmenrah and his tablet have been moved from museum to museum before. While the other exhibits probably have been to, they weren't moved with the tablet, and so wouldn't remember the experience, but Akh would remember all of it, so knows more than the rest of them how museum loan systems and exhibit travel works, and so knew that it wasn't ''goodbye forever'' so much as ''goodbye for now''

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* On the main page it is mentioned how it seems strange that Akh would be so OK with his friends from New York leaving to become statues again. There are other reasons given (all good), but then this troper remembered the Cambridge line from the first movie. Akhmenrah and his tablet have been moved from museum to museum before. While the other exhibits probably have been to, they weren't moved with the tablet, and so wouldn't remember the experience, but Akh would remember all of it, so knows more than the rest of them how museum loan systems and exhibit travel works, and so knew that it wasn't ''goodbye forever'' so much as ''goodbye for now''
now'' .
** He might also have some administrative clout among the staff who are let in on the secret, and could thus be able to influence where he would be sent to [[spoiler:(like Larry did at the end of the third film]]



*** For instance, how did Kahmunrah know that the tablet could open the Gates to the Underworld? Could it be that he actually tried to do this when he was still alive?

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*** For instance, how did Kahmunrah know that the tablet could open the Gates to the Underworld? Could it be that he actually tried to do this when he was still alive?alive?
* The lions coming to life at Trafalgar Square. There were a LOT of witnesses and if the following night the British Museum rolls out a new "animatronic" exhibition system, some people might put two and two together, and the secret behind the tablet might begin to let slip...
** For those who might not understand why that has horrific implications, just think: it could very well be proof that the Ancient Egyptian religion is the real deal and that 99% of the world's religions (at worst case scenario) got it all wrong. If the theological consequences weren't enough to cause riots around the globe, imagine if people discover that Merenkahre was the pharaoh of the Exodus. He was VERY wise to keep the secret at all costs.
21st Feb '15 7:03:05 PM Seanhawk23
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** Which doubles as [[FridgeHorror]] upon further thought. Suppose the tablet was bought by some rich collector. Apart from his things coming to life, what will happen when he realizes that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever he will outlive everyone he has ever known and loved because of it?]] After all, a mere wax figure became essentially indistinguishable from a person when exposed to the magic.

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** Which doubles as [[FridgeHorror]] [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]] upon further thought. Suppose the tablet was bought by some rich collector. Apart from his things coming to life, what will happen when he realizes that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever he will outlive everyone he has ever known and loved because of it?]] After all, a mere wax figure became essentially indistinguishable from a person when exposed to the magic.
21st Feb '15 7:02:47 PM Seanhawk23
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* The older guards stating that the tablet enhanced their vitality from the first film. This makes so much more sense with Merenkahre's saying that [[spoiler: it was meant to render the family essentially immortal]] in the third film. Since the magic was strong enough to bring inanimate exhibits to life, could it also do so to living beings?
** Which doubles as [[FridgeHorror]] upon further thought. Suppose the tablet was bought by some rich collector. Apart from his things coming to life, what will happen when he realizes that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever he will outlive everyone he has ever known and loved because of it?]] After all, a mere wax figure became essentially indistinguishable from a person when exposed to the magic.



*** This is somewhat lessened by the fact that Ahkmenrah is a mummified corpse until the tablet revives him every night, meaning it's likely the casts would be similar, and considering Attila has undergone character growth and become a pretty nice guy to be around, it's likely the things brought to life by the tablet ''don't'' just follow what they were created and are fully capable of undergoing character growth.

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*** This is somewhat lessened by the fact that Ahkmenrah is a mummified corpse until the tablet revives him every night, meaning it's likely the casts would be similar, similar (i.e. turn back to flesh and blood), and considering Attila has undergone character growth and become a pretty nice guy to be around, it's likely the things brought to life by the tablet ''don't'' just follow what they were created and are fully capable of undergoing character growth.
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