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Touchscreen-controlled dentist office snowman collector game

In 2009-2012 I went into a dentist's office in the United States of America. There were a few touchscreen game systems. One of them had one of the Luxor video games, I think Luxor 2 or Luxor 3. I ...
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Sword in the Stone story where the sword was held in place by electromagnets

So some years ago I read a story that included a "sword in the stone" bit and it was explained that the sword was held in place by electromagnets that could be released when "the one" tried to pull ...
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1960s anthology; one story was about people living in cocoons but still looking for one where female scientist is seduced by the plant king

In the 1960s, I read two short stories in a sci-fi paperback anthology magazine. I would like to know the anthology that they were in (and the titles of the two stories, obviously) Future age on ...
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After the events of “Blink of an Eye” why doesn't the planet become a major galactic player?

In the Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye" the crew finds a planet where time passes much more quickly than the rest of the universe. SEVEN: For each second that passes on Voyager, nearly a day goes ...
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What are the improvised scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

I think one of the iconic improvised scenes was when Aragorn gave an energetic scream after kicking a helmet close to the camera (as described in this link). Only finding out later that Viggo actually ...
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Can nuclear bomb destroy all chitauri army like Avenger in real life? [closed]

After I watched avenger 2 and google "What Would Happen If A Nuke Exploded In Space?". I have a question "small nuclear bomb can destroy all chitauri army in real life ?" or this is just a chain ...
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Why did Korath leave the Starforce and how did he end up with Ronan?

We know Korath from Guardians of the Galaxy, he is the leader of the group of Kree in the opening that fight Star Lord for the orb. In the film he also appears to be a "high up" Kree member for Ronan'...
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Why did they put people who are the opposite sex in the same cell?

Jake & Amara got arrested for violation of Code Ten, Section 14. Operation of an unregistered Jaeger. Why did they put people who are the opposite sex in the same cell?
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Science fiction novel involving humans colonizing an alien planet

I had thought the title was either "Children of Eve" or "Eve's Children" but searching turns up several books with those titles, none of these are the right one. These are the plot details I can ...
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Why didn't everyone blown into space from Thor's ship freeze as Ebony Maw did?

Why didn't everyone who got blown into space from Thor's ship freeze within seconds like Ebony Maw did?
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How long did it take Thanos to collect all the stones? [closed]

How long did it take Thanos to collect all the stones? Weeks? Months? Years?
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Did the peoples of any worlds know of Thanos' plans?

Did the peoples of any worlds know of Thanos' plans?
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Book - Female Wizard in a more modern day setting

I'm looking to find the name of a book I read quite a while ago. It seemed to be part of a series because I seem to remember it ending on a cliffhanger. I really can't remember much about it other ...
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Were Thestrals involved in the creation of Harry's cloak?

Can someone check my logic. Given that: Harry's cloak is a Deathly Hallow supposedly taken from Death. Thestrals can only be seen by people who have seen death. Would the alchemical preparation of ...
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What happened to the Vault under the Jedi Temple after Order 66?

I watched this video: It was about the Vault under the Jedi Temple where the Jedi kept all their credits. This led me to the following question: What happened to the ...
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Time travel short story where dinosaur doesn't taste like chicken

I ran across this other question about time travel and dinosaurs, and it reminded me of an old short story I read a long time ago. I read it in a collection of short stories. It would have been a ...
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Short story - immortal hero with a metal staff

I read this short story in the early 80s, probably in a collection or anthology of some sort. The hero is a very large but aging man, who wields a solid metal quarterstaff that he crushes his foes ...
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Can BB-8 and other similarly round astro-mech droids swim/propel under water?

Recently, while looking at a BB-8 toy online, I read this on their website: BB-8 is made to be water resistant, but we would not recommend taking your droid for a swim if it can be helped. This ...
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Star Trek Founders' alien name?

The leaders of the dominion are known for having 3 names: The Founders, what they called themselves, which became their official Star Trek name. Shapeshifters*, what others called them. Changelings*,...
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What is the difference between a Secrecy Sensor and a Probity Probe?

What is the difference between a Probity Probe and a Secrecy Sensor?
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Low budget alien movie about the Earth being cooked

I’m looking for an alien movie I watched years ago, mid to late 2000’s about the Earth being cooked or heated up by aliens. The poster is a reflection of the Earth heating up with an orange glow on an ...
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What other MCU films have ended with existing pop songs over the credits?

Iron Man ended with the Black Sabbath song of the same name, and now Captain Marvel ended with "Celebrity Skin" over the credits. I can't recall off-hand if any other of the films have used already-...
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Are Night Furies/Light Furies mutants?

We all know Toothless, who is a Night Fury, but in HTTYD 3 we meet a The difference between the 2 species appearance includes: The difference is so little could it be possible that these 2 species ...
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How did Princess Bubblegum know her pink laser thing would hold the Empress in Stakes?

In the episode "Adventure Time Stakes", how did Princess Bubblegum know her pink laser thing would hold The Empress in Stakes? I get she's a scientist with cool technology or whatever but how did she ...
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What is the relation between Mar-Vell and Yon-Rogg?

Watched the Captain Marvel movie recently. Got this doubt after seeing it. What is the relation between Mar-Vell and Yon-Rogg?
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80's movie/TV show with a boy and a man in a boat and the boy see's the man's tattoo that he got in Auschwitz [closed]

I remember seeing on TV in the 80’s this movie/TV show, don’t know which it was. The scene in question has a boy and a father figure in a boat. The boy sees a tattoo on the man’s arm, asks, “I thought ...
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Horror/fantasy short story about a strange man in a (magical?) cabin in the woods

I'm looking for an anthology of short horror or fantasy-like stories, I believe it was by a female author, with this one particular story (entitled The Master, I think) about someone who gets called ...
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2000s TV show: people stuck in primitive other world, bit of magic and bit of dinosaurs

I'm trying to identify a TV show I saw when I was a kid (I was born in 93). The show, as far as I remember, was around 2003-2005. There were a couple of people stuck in a primitive other world. ...
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Book - sci-fi - man watches alien land on top of mountain then goes on the alien's ship

My sister and I must have read this book 10 times each in the 80s... I believe it belonged to our mother or father so it must have been written in the 50s-60s-70s. Starts off with a discovery in the ...
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Why did Thanos need to snap instead of closing his fist to complete his mission?

Why did Thanos need to snap his fingers instead of closing his fist to complete his mission?
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Fantasy 1975 prior, professor uses an equation to travel to Midgard and helps Thor defeat the giants who try and trick him

Read this in middle school, the hero uses a mathmatical equation to travel to other realms by speaking the equation, I remember the author used the Thor vs Midgard Serpent story, Loki actually helps ...
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What does CC mean at the very beginning of Captain Marvel movie? [on hold]

CC word was displayed as the first word on screen at the very beginning of Captain Marvel. Just CC on the screen and nothing else. What does CC mean in this context?
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Why is “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” labelled as “Parts One and Two”? [closed]

When I bought the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book, I noticed that the cover clarifies that you’re holding “Parts One and Two”: Today I saw this news story that includes a photo of the ...
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Why were the Skrulls already in orbit around C-53?

As the Skrulls rifled through Vers' memories, it looks like that's how they learned Lawson was on C-53. But then when Vers busts free; she falls to C-53 ... so why were they already in orbit around it?...
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80s or earlier book: last man on Earth rewoken, Earth's surface overrun (alien plant?), female near clone of him created to keep him company

Any help to identify a book I read some of at a summer camp, late 1970's or early 1980's would be much appreciated. Last man on Earth rewoken (by humanoid robots?), Earth's surface overrun by a ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction where Harry's skin is peeling off, he hides after Umbridge discovers it and finds Salazar's coffin

I don't remember the name of the story or what site I read it on. However I remember the following points. Harry has some sort of creature inheritance (snake-based) his skin is peeling off and he ...
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Manga: male student dies, comes back as a ghost only seen by his female friend, they hunt for other ghosts and uncover a hoax

This was a manga that I think I read on Mangafox. It's about two high school students. She is the kind of girl who amuses herself with an interest in the supernatural. He is very intelligent and ...
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What happened to Drago?

What happened to Drago when he was on his Bewilderbeast shoulder in HTTYD 2? (Bewilderbeast left tusk falls into the water) Drago: Fight back! (Bewilderbeast submits by lowering it’s head and ...
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Space war, humans recreated, grown from plants with an alien female supervisor

This was a small hardback book I read in the UK in the late eighties. No memory of the cover. Some kind of space war and a long lived alien female escapes the conflict in her starship, her side had ...
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Did Darth Vader really turn to the light side? [duplicate]

Vader’s goal was to rule the galaxy. The emperor stood in his way. He killed the emperor. How does that qualify him as turning to the light side? Because he declares he is now on the light side? He ...
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Why does Captain Marvel assume the planet where she lands would recognize her credentials?

I just watched Captain Marvel. Right after she crash-lands on planet C-53 (Earth), she walks right up to a security guard and introduces herself as "Vers" from "Kree Starforce." She continues to do ...
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Can Captain Marvel travel through space using a space portal?

In the movie Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos was able to travel from planet to planet very quickly using space portals that were created with the Space Stone. I am referring to the Captain Marvel in ...
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What became of the “become a marvel superhero” contest ads in the '90s?

I vaguely recall that at some point in the 1990s, there were ads published in various Marvel comic titles, for a contest with some sort of promise to make the winner into a Marvel superhero -- ...
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Short story with a research facility that ends the world when it runs

A major research facility (like the Large Hadron Collider) is being commissioned. Unfortunately the project appears to be jinxed, because the device always breaks down before it can be successfully ...
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Was Luke Skywalker the leader of the Rebel forces on Hoth?

Rewatching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, I noticed the opening crawl declares Luke Skywalker as the leader of the Rebel forces on Hoth: Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of ...
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Could when did the post-credits sequence take place greatly affect the events of Endgame? [closed]

This'll likely get canned as opinion based, but what the hey. The "power core" as seen in captain marvel is give the name The Tesseract. While the events of this film precede the Avengers films, we "...
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Why do the Kree attack Skrulls in Captain Marvel?

In the Captain Marvel (2019) film, we learn of the Kree/Skrull war. Later in the film, we see that the Kree are Given that if their official reason is all a lie, why are the Kree actually trying to ...
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Does the nature of the Apocalypse in The Umbrella Academy change from the first to the last episode?

While it's reasonably clear that is the root cause of the Apocalypse in both the timeline where Five lived after the event and the timeline where he came back to try to stop it, is the mechanics of ...
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When has Captain Marvel previously listened to Nirvana?

When Carol Danvers goes to talk to the Supreme AI after she recovers her memories, she plays the Nirvana song "Come as Your Are" which was released in 1991. She had her accident in 1989 and they took ...

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