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Old 05-03-2016, 10:42 AM
Victor Charlie Victor Charlie is offline
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SHOCKER! Things work differently in the movies.

If you were to take your cues from the movies on how machines and devices work, you'd believe that stealing a car involved little more than yanking some wires from the steering column, that all elevators feature human-sized access panels at the top and that ventilation ducts in all commercial buildings are large and sturdy enough to support multiple adults. Any other examples of man-made things that are consistently misrepresented in the tv and movies? Not talking about suspension-of-disbelief stuff where a car can jump a canyon and continue on with no damage. I'm talking about the basic functionality of everyday devices.


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