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25th May '16 10:38:03 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Official sources place Howard as being born in 1917, and Tony in 1970 - thus making Howard 53 when his son was born, and Tony being 41 (going on 42) in May 2012 when the Avengers first... ahem, assembled,



** Possibly justified, given that Wailord's design is closer to that of an air-filled blimp than anything, and its designation is the Float Whale Pokemon.
25th May '16 7:12:35 AM TimeTravelerEon
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** Possibly justified, given that Wailord's design is closer to that of an air-filled blimp than anything, and its designation is the Float Whale Pokemon.
25th May '16 6:33:59 AM FurryKef
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** In the same book, a more subtle error is in the missiles which "accelerated at four thousand gravities." That means they fly a distance of 20km in the first second. They are locked-on manually, and there are six of them in the air at the same time. Assuming launch intervals of only two two three seconds ("Target Two up!" - "Launch Two!" - "Two away!" is spoken), that's at least ten seconds between the first missile and the sixth. And a distance of 2000km assuming constant acceleration. Even more importantly, an impact velocity of 400km/s, which would make them effective kinetic weapons - although Weber writes that they are not. (Certainly not at peak efficiency, but equally certainly effective).

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** In the same book, a more subtle error is in the missiles which "accelerated at four thousand gravities." That means they fly a distance of 20km in the first second. They are locked-on manually, and there are six of them in the air at the same time. Assuming launch intervals of only two two three seconds ("Target Two up!" - "Launch Two!" - "Two away!" is spoken), that's at least ten seconds between the first missile and the sixth. And a distance of 2000km assuming constant acceleration. Even more importantly, an impact velocity of 400km/s, which would make them effective kinetic weapons - although Weber writes that they are not. (Certainly not at peak efficiency, but equally certainly effective).effective.)
2nd May '16 4:30:45 AM CaellachTigerEye
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** Official sources place Howard as being born in 1917, and Tony in 1970 - thus making Howard 53 when his son was born, and Tony being 41 (going on 42) in May 2012 when the Avengers first... ahem, assembled,
30th Apr '16 6:47:34 PM Sharlee
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* At the end of ''Film/SummerSchool'', the students' final grades in Remedial English are recounted in front of their teacher and two school administrators. Apparently the ''principal'' could use some Remedial Math, because the average he cites isn't the actual mean of the grades reported.

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* At the end of ''Film/SummerSchool'', the students' final grades in Remedial English are recounted in front of their teacher and two school administrators. Apparently the ''principal'' ''vice-principal'' could use some Remedial Math, because the average he cites for the class as a whole (63%) isn't the actual mean of the grades reported.reported (43, 51, 74, 38, 75, 59, 70, 82, 91).
30th Apr '16 6:34:55 PM Sharlee
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* At the end of ''Film/SummerSchool'', the students' final grades in Remedial English are recounted in front of their teacher and two school administrators. Apparently the ''principal'' could use some Remedial Math, because the average he cites isn't the actual mean of the grades reported.
28th Apr '16 2:05:37 AM bwburke94
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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'': The first season takes place "two years to the day" after Jack Bauer led a covert strike in Yugoslavia during the 1999 Kosovo War. It is also a presidential election year. [[note]]Presidential elections are held four years apart, and the count started in 1798. You can't ''have'' a presidential election in 2001; the writers either missed the 2000 elections or anticipated the 2004 ones. Or, like ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''24'' takes place in an alternate timeline in which the elections occur on a different schedule.[[/note]]

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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'': The first season takes place "two years to the day" after Jack Bauer led a covert strike in Yugoslavia during the 1999 Kosovo War. It is also a presidential election year. [[note]]Presidential elections are held four years apart, and the count started in 1798.1788. You can't ''have'' a presidential election in 2001; the writers either missed the 2000 elections or anticipated the 2004 ones. Or, like ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''24'' takes place in an alternate timeline in which the elections occur on a different schedule.[[/note]]
27th Apr '16 11:52:57 PM darkknight109
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** Space Marine chapters, famously, are composed of a thousand marines each (not counting casualties). Which makes sense - there's ten battle companies, each composed of ten squads of ten men each, for a thousand marines... plus the captains/chaplains/command squads (7 per company, or an additional 70 marines), the Chapter command (roughly 15 marines, counting the honour guard), the armoury, the apothecarion, the librarius (cumulatively another 70 marines), plus the vehicle crew, starship commanders, and pilots. In all, "a thousand" marines, is actually at least 1350 and could potentially be upwards of 1600.
24th Apr '16 5:19:53 AM hinezumi
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* In ''Literature/Artemis Fowl'' the titular character's bodyguard, [[BattleButler Butler]] stands at almost seven feet tall, has "a barrel chest full of scars and hard muscle", hands that are "the size and approximate shape of spades", and is frequently referred to as a "man mountain" by other characters. However, in ''The Eternity Code'' he's described as a "ninety kilo [200 lb] dead weight." A near-seven foot tall man at that weight would be as thin as a rake, while a man of Butler's proportions would weight ''at least'' 350 lbs.
22nd Apr '16 7:46:43 PM Yelsiap
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*** The opening narration doesn't say the spell must be broken by the Beast's 21st birthday. It says the spell must be broken by the beasts 21st year. The year someone is born is their 1st year, their 1st birthday starts off their 2nd year, ect. Therefore the beast was 10 when he was cursed.
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