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Top new questions this week:

When do people start distrusting the Galactic Empire?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine makes the Jedi look like the bad guys so he can take power of the Galactic Empire and destroy the Jedi Order. It appears that he has the support and …

star-wars jedi sith  
asked by erdekhayser 27 votes
answered by Royal Canadian Bandit 26 votes

How exactly is Gringotts secure?

"Wizards have banks?" "Just the one. Gringotts. Run by goblins." Harry dropped the bit of sausage he was holding. "Goblins?" "Yeah -- so yeh'd be mad ter try an' rob it, I'll …

harry-potter gringotts  
asked by Awal Garg 27 votes
answered by Anthony Grist 42 votes

Green Lantern Corps and Krypton

I was wondering if the issue of "why the Green Lantern Corps did not do anything to save Krypton" has come up in the DC Universe. I don't really know enough about the Green Lantern mythology to know …

comics superman green-lantern krypton dc-uinverse  
asked by user49105 22 votes
answered by 22nd Century Fza 28 votes

Why does Harry's scar hurt when Umbridge touches him?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge, chapter 13, Detention with Dolores, Harry's scar hurts when Umbridge touches him. However, the canon does not establish any direct …

harry-potter  
asked by chaosflaws 22 votes
answered by Richard 23 votes

How many dragons ever existed on Middle Earth?

How numerous were dragons in the time before 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'? How many dragons did Tolkien ever mention by name?

lord-of-the-rings tolkien dragons  
asked by theJollySin 21 votes
answered by DVK 23 votes

Could Data have taken out Admiral Quinn?

In "Conspiracy," an enhanced Admiral Quinn mops the floor with both Riker and Worf, and chucks Geordi through the quarters' automatic doors. Could Data have incapacitated Quinn as easily as Worf …

star-trek-tng star-trek-data  
asked by T-1000 20 votes
answered by Hypnosifl 28 votes

What is the geometry of the universe in "The Wall of Darkness" by Arthur C Clarke?

The Wall of Darkness by Arthur C. Clarke (1949) is a piece of Math fiction, usually quoted in semi-academic circles as illustrating the geometry of the Moebius band. It deals with a universe with a …

space arthur-c-clarke  
asked by N Unnikrishnan 19 votes
answered by Kyle Jones 13 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Can the Incredible Hulk die?

In this question some users pointed out that the Hulk cannot age or ages really slow in relationship with normal people, which makes him an immortal. But my question is this: Can he die in a battle?

marvel-comics the-hulk the-incredible-hulk  
asked by Shevliaskovic 18 votes
answered by Matt 24 votes

How do people know Jon Snow is a bastard just by his name?

There are a number of times characters ask Jon Snow who he is, when he says his name many of them comment about him being a Bastard. How can people tell Jon Snow is a bastard just by his name?

a-song-of-ice-and-fire game-of-thrones  
asked by onewho 18 votes
answered by cjm 58 votes

Can you answer these?

How would Vaatu look like if he emerged out of an avatar?

I was wondering and this is probably silly, but say for example, 10,000 years is up and there is another Avatar in that generation when Vaatu is about to emerge again inside Raava. Is it going to be …

avatar-the-last-airbender the-legend-of-korra  
asked by アズーサ 3 votes

Can Dr. Antekirtt give hypnotic commands to Carpena from afar?

In Jules Verne, Mathias Sandorf part 4, chapter 1, Dr. Antekirtt (Antékirtt) finds that the prisoner Carpena is very susceptible to hypnosis. Dr. Antekritt hypnotizes him with a silent glance, and …

psychic jules-verne  
asked by b_jonas 1 vote

What fantasy book series has magic talismans made by a tribe that hates mages?

I’m trying to find a fantasy book series. The things I remember are: To use magic they needed talisman. The only people who make them belong to a tribe that hates the mages. You follow a boy who …

story-identification  
asked by Walle 1 vote

New blog post:

Highlights from 2014 – 2nd Quarter

by jackbnimble on Jul 15

Meta Suggested: alexwlchan suggested the two questions which happened to be the two highest voted questions in the quarter: Does Batman use Linux? How did Dumbledore, or anyone, know Lily had …

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