Have you ever heard someone say that their life is “like a movie” because of all the unbelievable things happening to them? Movies are indeed as good as their ability to leave a viewer shocked, touched or in consideration. And of course, I guess most of us have that friend or we are that friend that loves to be a “movie critic”, pointing out every little detail that is wrong in the movie. Characters going straight into a deadly trap, stopping their car in the woods in the middle of the night, then running like Usain Bolt himself from death, and of course, managing to escape it. Sometimes the movie plot is so involving that we might not notice some little details that make the movie scenario less relatable to real life.

Having this in mind, Reddit users shared their Shower Thoughts on some strange movie plot choices that actually make sense in real life. From Bruce Almighty changing the way we spell B-E-A-UTIFUL to kids sent to die in a fight in The Hunger Games, showing that this was actually a pretty common practice throughout our history.

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#1

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies If wookies have a 400 year life span, then Han Solo is basically like Chewbacca's third dog.

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Ray Martin
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1 month ago

Brilliant!

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Even though the number and the variety of these thoughts are high, one of the most commented movies is about wizard Harry Potter. The movie is based on the seven books written by J.K Rowling throughout the years 1997-2007. The very first movie was released in 2001. The success of the series of books and movies about the magical world is seen to this day. Harry and two other main characters, Rony and Hermione, have fans all around the world and one of the strongest fandoms one could imagine.

#2

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The rich sending the children of the poor to die in combat in the Hunger Games is actually the norm throughout human history.

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Paul Aguilera
Community Member
1 month ago

if we used old people instead, the wars would be shorter and the young could still learn and outgrow the supposed need for war in the first place. it's always the older generation passing their hate along to the new. we just gotta flip the script

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#3

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The townsfolk might have liked Belle from Beauty and the Beast more if she hadn't constantly danced around town singing about how boring they all were.

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Priscilla Reshell
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1 month ago

LMAO indeed

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The story tells us about a boy who lives in miserable conditions when one day he finds out that he actually is a wizard and the rest is history. Even though the plot of the movies is full of fantasy and magic elements that necessarily should make sense, some members of Reddit point out some surprising but logical ideas that get to question the world depicted in these series.

#4

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Harry Potter is way too emotionally stable for a kid raised by a family who hates him.

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Sandra Schmidt
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1 month ago

This, plus he is too confident and stands up for himself quite a bit.

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#5

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies If a sequel to a movie doesn’t have the screenwriters or directors of the first movie in it, it’s basically just a high-budget fanfiction

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Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
1 month ago

truth

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#6

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Superman’s most unappreciated power is his extraordinary fine motor skill. He has almost unlimited strength and can literally move mountains, yet is also able to shake someone’s hand without inadvertently ripping off their arm.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

I guess he understands the amount of strength needed in certain situations. I'm not going to use the same strength to pull a car as I am to lift an empty box.

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Some comments notice that these characters have the ability to stop serious world problems such as shortage of food, energy and space, but instead are concerned about totally different matters. Some people were questioning the privacy issues with actual owls delivering mail. And have you ever thought about how hard it would be for the main three to find a job after school as they barely went there and did not take any exams?

#7

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies In Home Alone, Uncle Franks says “look what you did you little jerk” to Kevin’s face. Meanwhile Kevin’s dad just sat there while his brother verbally abused his son. Peter McCallister was a bad dad BEFORE he forgot Kevin on 2 separate trips. Maybe that’s why Kevin was acting out in the first place.

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Peppy Piplup
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1 month ago

My mum hates Kevin's mum because she didn't stand up for her son when his uncle verbally abused him. Every time that scene happens she always says "I wouldn't let anyone speak to my child like that."

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#8

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Batman could prevent more crime by investing money into Arkham Asylum security measures.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Then it would be too easy for him! No challenge

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#9

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The most futuristic thing in the Star Wars universe is probably that planets are always seen as one unity and not hundreds of countries.

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Willem Hunse
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1 month ago

That's what I thought!

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I guess there are so much more to wonder about. Maybe you found some major discrepancies in some movies too? Don’t forget to share it in the comments below!

#10

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies In the Harry potter universe, couples could take polyjuice potion and swap bodies then have sex to see what it's like from both perspectives.

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah this thought when it occured to me signaled the end of my childhood 😅

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#11

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The main child actors in Harry Potter were tutored on set so they theoretically went to school at Hogwarts.

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Markus Holstein
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG I love this

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#12

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies You could cosplay as Winnie the Pooh with just a red shirt and confidence.

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

Oh bother

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#13

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies In hindsight, Simba running away after Mufasa died was a good move. If he came back without his dad after his whole "I just can't wait to be king" song, he might have been a prime suspect.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah and then CSI jungle would come to investigate😅😅😅

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#14

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The most unrealistic thing about Toy Story is that after 14 years Woody still has his hat.

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DramaDoc
Community Member
1 month ago

And boots. The Barbie shoes were always the first things to vanish when I was a kid. Like, within hours. LOL

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#15

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Quidditch at Hogwarts is pay to win, due to the enormous difference in broom quality and the wealth gap between students.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Isn't that the same with all sports? I mean teams pay for better athletes! The most successful teams have better stadiums better training programs more professionals..

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#16

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Amputating Mike Wazowski’s legs would be exactly the same as beheading him.

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Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
1 month ago

woah

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#17

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Considering that Cinderella's glass slipper did not turn back to her normal after midnight when it fell off, if Cinderella had completely stripped off she could probably have kept the whole dress.

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Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
1 month ago

wow there's something i completely missed

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#18

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies One day the Lord of the Rings trilogy will be remade and we’ll all hate it.

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Keyy
Community Member
1 month ago

loool this statement right here

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#19

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Dr. Strange is a movie about the importance of saving before a final boss.

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Happylooser
Community Member
1 month ago

Learned that the hard way

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#20

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies If Star Trek-like transporter technology were invented, the airline industry would spend billions to discredit it as unsafe and scary.

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H.L.Lewis
Community Member
1 month ago

So how do we know it hasn't already been invented, and one of the airlines bought up the patent?

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#21

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The Cars universe doesn’t seem to have any humans in it, but there seems to be billions of cars. Cars need gas, which is created from organic matter. So, the apparent lack of humans makes... more sense.

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Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
1 month ago

this got dark

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#22

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Since The Matrix was released in 1999, cellphones have been replacing landlines and payphones, the only way that we were shown how to get out.

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

Yup, we're stuck here now.

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#23

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time, seems to have made zero impact on culture. No one references the movie and no one really talks about it since it was released 10 years ago.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Unpopular opinion but i never liked that movie! Watched it once and have forgotten it completely

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#24

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The hardest thing to believe about Batman is that not 1 distant relative tried claiming him in order to inherit the Wayne fortune.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

That narrative was used in "Lemony Snicket's a series of unfortunate events" with Jim Carey and Meryl Streep.

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#25

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies It's weird that Hobbits don't have a foot washing station at their entry considering how dirty their feet must get and how clean their homes are.

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Neonx
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Hush, it’s hobbit magic

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#26

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies If people from the Star Wars universe ever came to Earth, the fact that it has deserts, rain forests, prairies, tundras AND oceans would probably be a real mind f**k for them.

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Just A Passing Parrot
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yeah I always wondered why it was just a world with just a forest, or just a desert

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#27

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies In movies, there are two kinds of vents. Human sized vents and vents that are big enough only for the smallest, least experienced member of the group.

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Neonx
Community Member
1 month ago

True, and they are all safe to go into without breaking or getting hurt or the like

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#28

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Owls are a major security flaw in the Harry Potter world, all you have to do is write a letter to whoever you're looking for and follow the owl.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Wait the owls know the address? You don't have to write it down?

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#29

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Peter Parker must’ve been really confused when he met Nick Fury, since he’s such a big fan of Star Wars, and Nick fury played Mace Windu.

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Just A Passing Parrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol

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#30

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Aquaman's skin is impenetrable by normal blades, bullets and more... Which makes you wonder how he got his tattoos in the 2018 movie.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the painted one which is not permanent😅😅😅😅

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#31

If you saw the movie jaw backwards, it's a heartwarming story about a shark, which gives arms and legs to people who are disabled.

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

Erm, I think they meant to say "Jaws"... ?

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#32

Harry Potter could have been hallucinating everything due to carbon monoxide poisoning by being stuck in the cupboard under the stairs.

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

:-O

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#33

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies In zombie TV shows and movies, wrecked cars never have airbags deployed.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Costs more and creates a mess i guess

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#34

Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies probably still thinks Santa is real. He was taken from Earth as a kid and then raised in space around aliens and crazy creatures the rest of his life. He probably assumes Santa is an alien.

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Two_rolling_black_eyes
Community Member
1 month ago

He's the Eternal, Kronos. Has the ability to stop time so he can be everywhere at midnight, has an antlered pet (Lockjaw) that can teleport, and access to the dwarves of Nidavellir to build whatever he needs.

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#35

Elsa is pretty athletic for a person that was locked up in her room since she was young until she turned 21.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

She was running around her bed😁😁

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#36

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The ship in Wall-E uses up energy for artificial gravity just to put people in anti-gravity chairs.

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Happylooser
Community Member
1 month ago

Mind blown

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#37

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Mufasa caused a lot of damage to the Pridelands ecosystem by exiling the hyenas.

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Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
1 month ago

Everything the light touches is ours

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#38

For being a high school in Europe, Hogwarts has a surprising lack of cigarettes.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

They are muggle products

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#39

In Despicable Me, the entrance to the villain bank is in the middle of three urinals, which makes sense because no sane person would use the middle urinal to avoid being right next to someone while peeing. Plus only a villain would use the middle urinal to create the chaos anyway.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Makes me suspicious about all the middle urinals now

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#40

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies Big Hero 6 is about the importance of backing up your work.

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Soap
Community Member
1 month ago

Balalalala!

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#41

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies The wizarding world in Harry Potter can multiply food as much as they want, but still choose not to end global hunger.

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Pink Floydian Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

This is not mentioned in movies, but is explained in the books. JK Rowling addresses the creating food issue in the Deathly Hallows book. I would need to look it up for accuracy, but when Harry and Hermione are alone in the woods starving after Ron left, Rowling made it very clear that wizards and witches cannot create food using magic. They can use magic to manipulate food such as cooking and cleaning, but she makes it very clear that there is no spell or magical device that can create food from nothing. She also explains why the food appears so quickly in such large quantities and is cleaned immediately in Goblet of Fire book. It is the elves making, delivering, and clearing the food. It's explained the work makes them happy. Hermione is of course horrified by this and starts the Society for Promotion of Elfish Welfare (SPEW). It is a shame they could not fit that into the movie. So it is not that they can end world hunger choose not to, they just can't create food with magic.

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#42

Hogwarts’ assignments on 3 or 4 feet of parchment seem really long until you realize that the length of an A4 paper is 11.7 inches. Harry constantly complained about writing a 4-page essay.

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Neonx
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1 month ago

Well, you do have to write that much, and that would hurt your hand a lot, not to mention if you smudge, misspell or otherwise mess up, that would not be good...

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#43

The Titanic moved over liquid water, was powered by water vapor and was sunk by frozen water.

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Anna Repp
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1 month ago

And all humans on that ship are 90% water! Think about that!

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#44

When they filmed the Matrix “There is no spoon” part, they would have had to pretend to hold a spoon in order to cg a bending spoon...thus making the statement true. There really was no spoon in that scene.

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Just A Passing Parrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Megic

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#45

Strange-Thoughts-About-Popular-Movies In Lord of the Rings, Orcs don't seem to get paid or have a very good quality of life, yet they are very enthusiastic about their work.

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Shelp
Community Member
1 month ago

Are you familiar with the "Discourse on Voluntary Servitude"?

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#46

There must be millions of people who still spell out B-E-A-UTIFUL in their head the same way Jim Carrey did in Bruce Almighty.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I am one of them.

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#47

Clark Kent would be outed as Superman pretty fast if he ever accidentally pushed a pull door.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Why? He can control his power

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#48

If it wasn’t for their fame, Harry, Ron and Hermione probably wouldn’t have gotten jobs since they didn’t attend the last year of school and didn’t take their leaving exams.

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lunar eclipse
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1 month ago

Hermione went next year and finished her education.

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#49

Shrek says “hold the phone” even though telecommunication does not seem apparent within the Shrek universe.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Not as bad as a western I once saw where a guy riding a horse told his partner in crime who was also riding a horse that he needed to put the pedal to the metal to escape the sheriff's posse.

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#50

If the wizards in Harry Potter really wanted they could create a society with unlimited food, space and energy that could vastly improve Humanity as a whole, instead they just hide like assholes.

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Beth Bartel
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1 month ago

They hide because of a treaty with the muggle government, to avoid persecution

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