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Are there any (natural) scientists in Middle-earth?

Put simply: by scientists, I mean a people whose job is to examine the world around them. I know that a lot of characters even from LOTR are well educated and they used to study old books etc. But I ...

tolkiens-legendarium science  
asked by TGar 48 votes
answered by Adamant 117 votes

Really bizarre dystopian children’s film with hundreds of young boys forced to play piano

There’s a bizarre kids' movie from the 60s (maybe earlier or later) where an evil man has a huge piano that he forces hundreds of young boys to play constantly. I remember a shot of it showing that it ...

story-identification movie dystopia  
asked by Stormblessed 34 votes
answered by eshier 49 votes

A novel about "helpful" woodlice aliens who eventually end up destroying every civilization they try to help

I had this book but lost it after moving house. After the nuclear war the former USA are dominated by Han Chinese. An alien signal comes demanding that the President of the US arrives at their ...

story-identification novel aliens  
asked by user123250 25 votes
answered by Jenayah 34 votes

How does Rogue from the X-Men fly?

This has been a question which has bothered me for some time, as a subset of "various types of flight" in the Marvel comics. Among the X-Men specifically, it's a ubiquitous ability, mostly held by ...

marvel rogue  
asked by Russhiro 25 votes
answered by FuzzyBoots 37 votes

Why didn't Nick Fury call Captain Marvel instead of Spider-Man?

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker asks Nick Fury why he approached him of all heroes to help deal with the threat of the Elementals against Earth's very existence: Peter: Sir, come on, ...

marvel marvel-cinematic-universe spider-man-far-from-home nick-fury  
asked by Hashim 24 votes
answered by TheLethalCarrot 29 votes

Why does Greedo say "Maclunkey" in the Mos Eisley Cantina?

In the Disney+ edit of Star Wars (1977), yet another change has been made to the "Han Shot First" scene in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Greedo now yells "Maclunkey!" before shooting simultaneously. [Video ...

star-wars a-new-hope  
asked by pk_ 23 votes
answered by pk_ 42 votes

When does "The Mandalorian" take place?

In the first episode of the new The Mandalorian TV show, it is mentioned that the Empire is gone. We can then infer that this show is set after Return of the Jedi. Do we know exactly when the show ...

star-wars the-mandalorian  
asked by Fatalize 23 votes
answered by TheLethalCarrot 27 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What do the White Walkers do with the baby boy gifts from Craster?

When Craster gives away the baby boys to the White Walkers, what happens? Do the baby boys become snacks at a White Walker party? Made into something else with magic?

asked by Tugeye 35 votes
answered by KutuluMike 50 votes

How do we know the Flash is faster than Superman?

I have heard from many people that the Flash is faster than Superman. But how do we know this? Can you give me the comic issue/continuity and the basic plot summary?

dc superman the-flash  
asked by Mathematician 33 votes
answered by Thaddeus Howze 39 votes

Why Did Narcissa Malfoy Lie About Harry?

Spoilers: If you haven't read or seen all of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and don't want spoilers, stop reading right now. Yes, now. I warned you. When Voldemort has killed Harry Potter ...

asked by Tango 30 votes
answered by Slytherincess 44 votes

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 Möoz 28 votes
answered by Shevliaskovic 48 votes

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 the-incredible-hulk  
asked by Shevliaskovic 37 votes
answered by Matt 47 votes

What were the original lyrics to "Everyone Knows Juanita"?

In the Pixar film Coco, when Héctor performs "Everyone Knows Juanita" for his friend Chicharrón, he changes one of the lines to be more family friendly. Héctor: Well, everyone knows Juanita ...

asked by Stevoisiak 10 votes
answered by Cheeseanonioncrisps 15 votes

If only the Sith deal in absolutes, why does Obi-Wan say it that way?

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that "Only the Sith deal in absolutes", and uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. But it would seem the statement itself "Only the ...

star-wars sith  
asked by corsiKa 139 votes
answered by Chris B. Behrens 142 votes

Can you answer these questions?

overcrowded Earth in late 21st century, very large extended family in small apartment

I don't recall too much of the story, except that the younger family members were resentful of the older ones for not dying already. The final line of the story was something like "It was the best ...

story-identification short-stories  
asked by Eric Smith 7 votes

PI with red jacket in a parallel dimension

Around the year 2000, there was an animated series about a private investigator / detective being sucked into a parallel dimension. Of what I remember, he went there through a portal and the world he ...

story-identification tv animated-series  
asked by Shade 5 votes

Old school horror/sci-fi illustrated anthology

I randomly remembered an old horror story anthology I read when I was younger, the book was at the local Toronto Public Library. I can remember a couple of stories from it. One was about a boy whose ...

story-identification short-stories horror childrens-novel  
asked by RedFred 5 votes
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