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What's the first appearance of monomolecular wire or nanofilament (extremely thin, superstrong, hence cuts almost anything)?

There's a pivotal scene in Larry Niven's short story, "A Hole in Space" in which Beowulf Shaeffer uses a length of Sinclair monofilament -- a monomolecular wire as strong as molecular bonds ...
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Identify a book where a cargo ship is cut by monofilament wires

I remember reading a book where an antagonist was on a cargo ship or large yacht with some macguffin that the protagonist needed to retrieve without the antagonist having any time to trigger something ...
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Cartoon where the main character gains powers from a special cat

There was this cartoon where the main kid character loved cats. I don't remember much, but I do remember that, later on, there was this one special cat he took care of, but then something risky ...
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Children's fantasy book with black and gold “urchins” (hedgehogs)

I remember a fantasy book in which one of the things was magic hedgehogs, only they called them urchins. There were ones with gold spines and ones with black spines, and the black ones' spines were ...
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Who’s is the chosen one? [duplicate]

I think the chosen one is Luke in episode 4-6 but it was anakin in 1-3 when he turned to the darkside he lost the title,but since Luke and Leila were born one of those two would get the title and one ...
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When will Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco be released outside of Japan?

I am really excited to watch Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco but it seems it's not released outside Japan and also not dubbed in English. So when is this going to happen? Does somebody have any ...
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D&D book where water could be boiled into gunpowder [duplicate]

I've been trying to find a book series I read when I was a kid. I don't have much information but one of the main things I remember was they invented gunpowder by using magic to boil water into a ...
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What does “65” mean?

K-2SO beats up the troopers easily. Up in the sky, the bombers are preparing to attack. Just as they start the attack run, TIE fighters come in from the shield and swarm the rebel fleet. JON VANDER (...
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Movie from the 80's/90's with a deadly virus that makes people spew virulent goo

I have vague memories of a movie I saw as a kid in the 90's, the movie itself might have been from outside the US and from earlier than the 90's (I'd say back as far as maybe early 80's), would not ...
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Trying to find the comic this page featuring Wonder Woman, the Atom, and Batman was taken from

The artwork looks distinct. Thanks in advance.
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Know a short story (Heinlein?) about a man constantly fightling alien life forms, realizing at the end that they're projections of his own feelings?

I just saw an old interview of Roger Waters where he describes a sci-fi short story, probably by Robert Heinlein, that he read in his youth, so dating back to the 1960s at least, and I'd really like ...
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Movie about a lab where they were trying to trap the souls of dying people

I remember seeing this movie around 1990 and it was already on TV so it could have been a little older. It was about a lab where they were trying to catch the souls and consciousnesses of dying people....
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How did so much research / knowledge exist on the One Ring (the papers which Gandalf consults after seeing Bilbo)?

If Sauron forged the One Ring in secret, how was there so much research in the archives of Minas Tirith? For example, Gandalf finds out from the archives that the One Ring has an inscription which is ...
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I’m trying to find a certain manga name [closed]

It’s about a blond female who uses gun and works for a guy whos married and and little boy. She then started working with another guy who is secretive and knows her past. They both went on a cruise ...
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Trying to find the source of this image of Wonder Woman, ensnared amid flames, with a face hovering over her

Trying to find which comic this scan came from. Tried looking into retroactive series and DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman Adventures, but couldn't find it.
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1960s (or earlier) movie with a fog blistering people's skin

I remember watching the end of this as a child probably before 1970 on TV, only remember it a bit. People walking out of a fog/mist/smoke from a small town all covered with bumps and blisters. I don'...
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Why did Shrek’s human form have hair?

In Shrek 2, Shrek and Donkey drink the Happily Ever After Potion, which turns Shrek human. But when he turns human, he has hair. Why, when he didn’t have hair when he was an ogre? And in case anyone ...
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What happens to everyone else when Cage resets the day?

So we know Cage gets the ability to reset the "day" by absorbing the blood of an Alpha mimic thus enabling him to kill the Omega and end the war. That's cool and everything but what happens ...
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How fast does Iron Man need to be [closed]

I'm not entirely sure where to ask this, maybe it's physics, maybe it's aviation, I don't know. My question is this: For takeoff, Iron Man is for all intents and purposes a rocket. Downwards thrust ...
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Fantasy novel featuring a female lead who is a medic in the US army

I read this novel about 7-8 years back. The female lead is a US army medic who after a blast wakes up in a different world which has a different spoken language than the Earth. On waking up she comes ...
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How is Tarzan able to eat poisoned animals?

In Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan's intellect allows him to deduce that the arrows used by Kala's killer must have something else upon them (poison) to make the target die instantly. And he is right, as ...
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Cartoon about robots that are controlled by humans

The plot is that a team of 3 people a girl, a boy, and a short man with a funny haircut control robots and fight against a white alien that too can control robots. In the beginning I remember there ...
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How can a small corvette shift big destroyers like this?

The corvette crashes into the side of the disabled ISD, bringing it towards the second destroyer: How can a small corvette shift big destroyers like this?
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Meaning of acronym UNBI

"Lochinvar" is a short story by Margaret St. Clair, published in 1961 in Galaxy (and available to read at the Internet Archive). The titular character is an alien creature from Mars, with ...
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How did they know what an Omega looks like?

In the film Edge of Tomorrow, when Rita takes Cage to see the scientist, they are shown a picture of an Omega. But, they don't know where the Omega is, and they never say it's ever been in a known ...
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Sci-fi story: they put humans in missiles/rockets

Its a short sci-fi story from 50s/60s/70s where two factions are fighting. They try to outdo one another by constantly putting more advanced weapon guidance systems on their missiles. Eventually their ...
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How did the Dine-O-Charge come about to being an accepted payment method in the Galaxy?

If I remember correctly, in one of the earlier books Ford Prefect attempts at paying a bartender with his Amex card while he's fully aware that only Earth had this primitive form of plastic currency. ...
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Who was the Princess who tried to catch Fiona’s bouquet at the end of Shrek?

Inspired by a comment on this question: Where was Cinderella during the events of Shrek? The Shrek Wiki identified her as Cinderella, but apparently, the novelisation and script identified her as ...
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Kids tv show like rescue heroes

I remember a toy I got years ago that had a DVD for a kid's animated TV show for it. The toy/show character had a glowing half-sphere gauntlet on their right hand that would power their vehicles. The ...
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Where was Cinderella during the events of Shrek?

The Magic Mirror presented Farquaad with 3 options for princesses to marry to become King, Snow White, Cinderella and Fiona. Fiona was locked in the Dragon’s Keep (obviously) and Snow White was seen ...
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Can anyone remove a clone's inhibitor chip?

spoilers for TCW season 7 In season 7 of TCW, Ahsoka is able to remove the inhibitor chip from Rex using the medical chamber. Is this something that anyone could do? I heard a rumor that only ...
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What would've happened during the 75th Hunger games if one district was missing a victor for a gender?

I was re-watching the series and I was wondering, what if, for example, District 9 had 2 male victors but no female ones? What would have happened?
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Planet of Poisonous Butterfies

I am looking for a book my husband read in high school that would have been written before 1970, about a University science expedition from Earth to a planet overgrown with vegetation, especially ...
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OWLs and Career Change in Harry Potter

If someone received OWLs and NEWTs in a certain subject(s) at Hogwarts, then got a job, if they decided that they wanted a career change but needed OWLs and NEWTs to do so, would it be possible for ...
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“How can I get any rest with all this excitement?” (Gerry Anderson/Supermarionation)

Years and years ago, I caught a snippet of what looked like a Gerry Anderson supermarionation show on TV. The only one of those I'm really familiar with is Thunderbirds, and this didn't look like any ...
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Connections to Stephen King's The Dark Tower series in his other books [duplicate]

Both English Wikipedia article and it's Polish counter-part lists a list of Stephen King's books and novels that supposedly have any connection to The Dark Tower series. While I agree on most items ...
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Book about a boy with a power (his eyes turn gold when he uses it), a little imp thing that helps him, and a girl who also helps him

I need help finding this book. I don't remember the name or the author, but I have a vague memory of what is on the cover, and what the story is about. I know that it is a young adult fiction. It's a ...
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Movie about a crashed spaceship where an alien devours crewmembers, and the crew fight back and kill it?

I only saw this movie once when I was a kid so I can only recall some things about the movie and none of the actors. The film is probably late 70's to late 80's era; I don't know the exact year. It ...
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Why was Chirrut obsessed with Force chants?

In Rogue One, Chirrut was obsessed with Force chants. He was always babbling about the Force. Why was Chirrut obsessed with Force chants?
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Story where guests at dinner or a party cannot leave the table (and may or may not turn into animals)?

During middle school or high school I seem to recall reading a story where guests at a dinner party or party sit down at a table. However, shortly after dinner begins, none of the guests are able to ...
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How to make Cell Multi/Microporcessor Emulator [closed]

Hi I would like to write a cell multi/microprocessor emulator. I want to see how the processor just works in general and make try making a VM from it. I just need the processor emulator code. I search ...
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If Princess Twilight Sparkle of Equestria existed, what would be her results on the political test of eight values? [closed]

I would say Princess Twilight Sparkle is social, a cosmopolitan, an authoritarian, and a revolutionary.
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Viridis and felodon: shared worldbuilding?

A recent question in the "Hal Clement challenge" asked if there was any meaning or significance to the name "felodon", an amphibian carnivore with large fangs that featured in ...
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Why was the year 2063 chosen for First Contact?

Was the year 2063 chosen for 'First Contact' because it was previously cited in an earlier TOS or TNG (or even book or production materials) either directly or tangentially (ie: '200 years prior to ...
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Why did Coulson tell the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents not to give Ward an inch?

The actual scene is in Season 2 Episode 6, "A Fractured House." When the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are taking Ward away, Coulson says "Do not give him an inch." Why would Coulson say ...
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Which of the Peter Pan adaptations share canon with the 1953 animated film?

There have been a large number of Peter Pan adaptations over the years, but I am specifically interested in the films and TV series spawned from or related to the original Disney movie and how they ...
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Is there a Robert Heinlein story where man throws his shorts while in free fall in a space station to float over to a wall using the reaction?

Universe Today has the article Space Station Astronauts Could Get Stranded in Kibo which has this comment by Vernon Balbert dated June 10, 2008 at 3:18 PM: Robert Heinlein already covered this in one ...
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Urban fantasy novel involving escaping in a car with an automatic weapon mounted in the back, and someone in the back tossing grenades

One of those "tip of my tongue" things, but somewhere in the mid 1990s, I read a novel, probably a paperback, which had a scene that has stuck in my head where the protagonists are ...
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How does “The Death of Chaos” prevent the world of Recluce from being destroyed?

In The Death of Chaos, L.E. Modesitt Jr's chronologically final book in the Saga of Recluce series, Lerris destroys an enormous Hamorian fleet attempting to take Recluce. Hamor, being mostly ...
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Why is there no night shift in Monsters, Inc.?

The main arc in Monsters, Inc. is that there is a scream shortage/energy crisis. However, there doesn't appear to be any night shift. All the scenes that happen later on at night seem to be "...

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