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Top new questions this week:

Does Katniss depict proper handling of a bow?

In the Hunger Games movies Katniss uses a bow as her primary weapon. Not considering her actual shots (hitting the target), does Katniss show how to properly use, hold, and handle a bow? Did Jennifer ...

asked by Himarm 81 votes
answered by rand al'thor 112 votes

Did Tolkien create any characters based on people he knew?

Tolkien had a lot of influence from religion, mythology and geography as mentioned here to create what seems like an entire literary universe. It's also not uncommon for authors to be influenced by ...

lord-of-the-rings tolkien the-hobbit middle-earth silmarillion  
asked by user35594 43 votes
answered by Wad Cheber 49 votes

Why doesn't Buzz know he's a toy?

In the Toy Story films it seems like nearly all toys know that they are toys meant for children to play with. However Buzz Lightyear (and other Buzz Lightyear toys like him) thinks he's a real space ...

plot-explanation pixar toy-story toy-story-2  
asked by RedCaio 37 votes
answered by Ryan Veeder 39 votes

Why is Samurai Jack in the future?

In the TV show Samurai Jack, he is transported to the future, where most episodes involve him chasing the one who sent him there, and trying to get back to his time. What was the reason AKU sends him ...

asked by Himarm 32 votes
answered by Axelrod 40 votes

When Qui-Gon flipped the dice in his favor, didn't he follow the Dark Side?

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon flipped the dice on Tatooine using the Force. Isn't this deceit? By doing so, did Qui-Gon follow the Dark Side?

asked by SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 31 votes
answered by Wad Cheber 45 votes

What does J.K. Rowling mean in this tweet about Snape?

Related: Was Snape really prejudiced? On Twitter, J.K. Rowling said the following about Snape: Snape didn't die for 'ideals'. He died in an attempt to expiate his own guilt. He could have broken ...

harry-potter jk-rowling  
asked by Slytherincess 30 votes
answered by Au101 48 votes

Did Two Face's coin ever land on its edge?

I vaguely recall it did just that in a DC 100 page special. Can someone say if it did and point me to the example?

dc-comics batman  
asked by Athena Widget 26 votes
answered by Axelrod 35 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why did Voldemort want to kill the Potters in the first place?

This may well be because Lily and James were some of Dumbledore's most powerful and avid supporters as well as integral members of the Order of the Phoenix. So the biggest threat to V-Voldemort [get a ...

harry-potter voldemort  
asked by Mooz 21 votes
answered by Shevliaskovic 32 votes

How does Iron Man's Arc Reactor work?

In the film we can see him making a miniature simplified Arc Reactor with palladium and so on. I know it is like a mini nuclear reactor, but what exactly are its inner workings or principles?

asked by Xaltar 13 votes
answered by Keen 13 votes

Can you answer these?

Looking to identify a book, probably sci fi,possibly Russian/Soviet author, mentioned cosmic flu

I'm trying to identify a book I read as a kid ( born in 1977) where one of the characters mentions having /getting the cosmic flu which he/she describes as "feeling that everyone around you hates you ...

story-identification books russian  
asked by akapulko2020 3 votes

Are all Kryptonian objects super under a yellow sun?

Superman's original cape made from his swaddling blanket is indestructible. Are other Kryptonian artifacts or materials of similar super durability? Or, are only certain materials? For instance, was ...

asked by CreationEdge 9 votes

Who won the civil war in "Use of Weapons"?

The language is intentionally ambiguous about who won the civil war, to accommodate the twist ending: The besieged forces round the Staberinde broke out within the hour, while the surgeons were ...

the-culture iain-m-banks  
asked by endolith 1 vote

New blog post:

Jessica Jones season one review

by Dr R Dizzle on Nov 27

If Daredevil managed to prove anything back when it was first released, it was that the ABC stylings of Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter were not going to define the TV side of the Marvel Cinematic ...

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