Ridiculous things from Hollywood movies

  • Undercover policemen are forced to reveal themselves if you ask them “Are you a cop?”
  • If the person on the other end of the phone line hangs up, you hear a dial tone.
  • Having sex the night before will severely impact your athletic performance the next day.
  • You can fall safely from any height as long as you land in a large body of water.  Or sand.
  • In the Dark Ages, entertainment was most about watching jousting and swordfights.
  • Bomb squads always get close to the bomb and start cutting wires as their first resort.
  • After a gunshot wound, removing the bullet should be the top priority.
  • Shooting a car’s gas tank with a bullet will make it blow up immediately, but a car door makes a good shield that can even resist machine gun fire.
  • Camels were common beasts of burden in Egypt when the Great Pyramids were built.
  • Meteorites are too hot to touch right after impact.
  • Gunfights were common in the Wild West.
  • If you have the right attitude and temperament for it, you can do any job, even if you have no experience with it at all.
  • Vikings wore horned helmets.
  • If you work hard enough, you can control your rate of falling after being thrown off a skyscraper.
  • Full plate-mail existed in King Arthur’s time.
  • Arrows, if shot parallel to the ground, do not get influenced by gravity.
  • How good a computer hacker is is determined by how fast they can type.
  • Machine guns can fire continuously for more than a minute.
  • Chinese men wore their hair in one long queue for thousands of years.
  • All Chinese can converse with each other.
  • The correct time to use a defibrillator is when the patient has just flatlined.
  • Social groups in the United States are racially diverse.
  • All frogs go “ribbit.”
  • When arrested, you have the right to make one phone call.
  • Computer programs can accurately sharpen and enhance pictures or video that start out at low resolution.
  • It’s important to pump a shotgun between each shot.
  • In a pinch, an umbrella is a perfectly workable substitute for a parachute.
  • Most banks have cash in the form of sequential bill numbers, which are somehow easier for the police to track.
  • The first step to making a sword is to melt some metal.
  • All deserts have cacti.
  • Only geniuses can solve Rubik’s Cubes.
  • All animals, when befriended by a human, act like dogs.
  • Spacesuit and underwater diving suit helmets are designed to illuminate the wearer’s face.
  • Lead is denser than gold.
  • Deep-rooted long-term psychological problems can be cured by a single insightful incident.
  • Gunshots to the shoulder or leg are easily recovered from.
  • Souffles are extremely sensitive while being baked and the slightest sound can cause them to collapse.
  • Knocking over a fire hydrant with a car will release a large jet of water.
  • Freudian “couch” psychoanalysis is still the most common way of diagnosing psychological problems.
  • Native Americans dress differently and still tend to live in their old cultural dwellings.
  • Policemen use chalk outlines at crime scenes.
  • All smart people can easily identify different species at a glance, including knowing its scientific name.
  • Silencers make a gunshot as soft as punching a pillow.
  • Black holes suck things towards them harder than, say, a star with the same mass.
  • Truth serum exists.
  • The air around lava and flames is perfectly safe to be in.
  • Drill sergeants are allowed to swear and inflict physical abuse on recruits in boot camp.
  • All Americans eat Chinese food with chopsticks.
  • Quicksand sucks victims into it.
  • Amnesia is easily cured by blunt-force trauma.
  • Every state in the US has a parole system for prison inmates.
  • Horse hooves sound the same no matter what surface the horse is running on.
  • Tourniquets are the best way to stop bleeding, like from a gunshot wound.
  • St. Bernards carry alcohol around their necks.
  • Most chemical acids are green.  So is nuclear waste.
  • Swords and knives make a sound when unsheathed, even if the sheath is made out of leather.
  • Interrupting an eating predator will make it stop eating and chase you instead.
  • Laser beams are visible.
  • Every computer is connected to the Internet, so a hacker can reach it.
  • Most pirates talked in the same West Country “arrr” accent.
  • All heart attacks are signaled by chest pain.
  • Volcano lava often flows faster than most humans can run.
  • All fire sprinklers in a room are connected to each other; if one of them goes off, they all go off.
  • It’s possible to start a modern aircraft in less than 8 minutes.
  • The average distance between asteroids in an asteroid belt is less than a million miles.

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Bizarre Death of Jon-Erik Hexum

An actor in a 1980’s US television series Cover Up, Jon-Erik Hexum, died as a result of an accidental shooting while on set handling a firearm. Despite having been warned by both producers and his costar, the actress Jennifer O’Neill, about his proclivity to play with firearms, Mr. Hexum placed a .44 Magnum handgun against his temple during a break in shooting and discharged the weapon into his head.

Although the weapon was loaded with blanks, the paper wadding in the blank round was driven into his skull with enough force to fracture it, and this sent a small piece of bone into his brain, causing a massive hemorrhage and brain death.

Jon-Erik Hexum  American model and actor
Jon-Erik Hexum American model and actor