History Headscratchers / IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull

28th Aug '17 1:48:30 AM ddyingle
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*** Four people went from Private all the way to full Colonel, Creator/JimmyStewart being one of them, and receiving a field commission was definitely not unheard of, such as AudieMurphy. Plus, he's a [=PhD=], he wasn't going to be sent to enlisted basic, he was obviously put through officer's training.

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*** Four people went from Private all the way to full Colonel, Creator/JimmyStewart being one of them, and receiving a field commission was definitely not unheard of, such as AudieMurphy.Creator/AudieMurphy. Plus, he's a [=PhD=], he wasn't going to be sent to enlisted basic, he was obviously put through officer's training.
28th Aug '17 1:36:48 AM ddyingle
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A refrigerator, no matter how sturdy, will '''not''' withstand even a handgrenade, much less a nuclear bomb. Running after fifty+ years is no indication of survivability in an explosion. Anything can still run if it isn't abused or neglected. Lead lining is not only not a thing, it would serve no purpose in a refrigerator, especially since lead is a horrible insulator.
** But lead are commonly used for radiation shielding,which is better than other material such as wood.

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A refrigerator, no matter how sturdy, will '''not''' withstand even a handgrenade, hand grenade, much less a nuclear bomb. Running after fifty+ years is no indication of survivability in an explosion. Anything can still run if it isn't abused or neglected. Lead lining is not only not a thing, it would serve no purpose in a refrigerator, especially since lead is a horrible insulator.
** But lead are commonly used for radiation shielding,which shielding, which is better than other material such as wood.
28th Aug '17 1:32:58 AM ddyingle
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*** Jumping out of a plane using an inflatable raft doesn't stretch the imagination... but I'll tell you what ''does'': the fall off the mountain. Having done something like this myself, what on ''earth'' is that raft made out of? Indy, Willie, and Shorty should have fallen ''right'' through the bottom. (Simple physics, really.) That's assuming the raft didn't pop like inlatable rafts tend to do when subject to those kinds of stress.

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*** Jumping out of a plane using an inflatable raft doesn't stretch the imagination... but I'll tell you what ''does'': the fall off the mountain. Having done something like this myself, what on ''earth'' is that raft made out of? Indy, Willie, and Shorty should have fallen ''right'' through the bottom. (Simple physics, really.) That's assuming the raft didn't pop like inlatable inflatable rafts tend to do when subject to those kinds of stress.
31st Mar '17 4:21:30 PM costanton11
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** As far as the "I hate snakes" line goes, perhaps he worded it like that instead of "I'm afraid of snakes" because he didn't want to seem like a wimp.
14th Sep '16 7:08:46 PM costanton11
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*** As for the Grail immortality, the knight said "the Grail cannot pass beyond the Great Seal, for that is the boundry, and the price, of immortality." That suggests that the immortality only works within the temple with its effects ceasing upon crossing the Great Seal, which was the entrance. It was the whole reason why the Grail Knight couldn't leave. When Elsa crossed the Seal with the Grail, the whole place fell apart. Indy and Henry had to cross the Seal in order to escape, so they lost their immortality, hence why Henry later died of old age.
10th Sep '16 2:39:12 PM Sharlee
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*** Except which is more likely: that Indiana Jones can survive being flung a considerable distance inside a refrigerator ''without'' the need for an "extra life", or that Indiana Jones could have made it through ''all of World War II'' without using up a bonus life he'd acquired shortly before his military service?
23rd Apr '16 6:02:25 PM SSJMagus
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*** The "extra life" explanation seems to work best. Honestly I was bothered far more by Henry Sr. dying of old age when the Grail seemingly should've extended his lifespan than by the whole fridge thing.


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* Regarding the whole Area 51 attack, am I the only one who finds the Russians' ability to get in so easily to be much more bothersome than the various scientifically inaccurate scenes in the movie? Seriously, at ''no'' military facility, let alone a top secret one, would the ''entire'' guard post step out to confront an approaching convoy. There should've been at least one guard still inside the post to sound the alarm when the Russians opened fire.


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*** Is a gun that much harder to use? Not specifically. Quite the opposite, guns are much easier to ''learn'' to use effectively than swords. But the skills are also completely unrelated. Mutt is a trained fencer, so if he's never used a gun before it makes perfect sense that he'd be more comfortable wielding a sword.
27th Mar '16 8:55:17 AM mlsmithca
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*** Four people went from Private all the way to full Colonel, Creator/JimmyStewart being one of them, and receiving a field commission was definitely not unheard of, such as AudieMurphy. Plus, he's a PhD, he wasn't going to be sent to enlisted basic, he was obviously put through officer's training.

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*** Four people went from Private all the way to full Colonel, Creator/JimmyStewart being one of them, and receiving a field commission was definitely not unheard of, such as AudieMurphy. Plus, he's a PhD, [=PhD=], he wasn't going to be sent to enlisted basic, he was obviously put through officer's training.
24th Feb '16 5:57:05 AM Kooshmeister
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*** One of the Russians has a length of rope on him when they and Spalko are at the waterfall. Presumably they used that to get down.
27th Oct '15 10:10:23 AM Willbyr
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***** Phone call for you: It's BarefootGen. The author was actually ''very'' close to Ground Zero and he was saved ''by a brick wall''.

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***** Phone call for you: It's BarefootGen.''Manga/BarefootGen''. The author was actually ''very'' close to Ground Zero and he was saved ''by a brick wall''.
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