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  • How does can an object like a car achieve the sort of lift that VTOL aircraft have, but....?

    be able to move around in any direction? In a sense, how can a hovercar become possible?

    1 AnswerPhysics10 years ago
  • If we are at the epicenter of a lightning strike (but obviously are not struck by it) do we hear thunder?

    You know, the saying "If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears about it does it make a thud?" has me wondering...if we are at the epicenter of a lightning strike, will the sound be so loud that it is beyond our spectrum of hearing, and therefore, we do not hear thunder?

    2 AnswersWeather10 years ago
  • Why does the Butcher wear an American Flag in Gangs of New York when he talks to the Priest's son?

    Its the scene where the Butcher talks with the Priest's Son the morning after the play.

    1 AnswerOther - Arts & Humanities1 decade ago
  • Lord of the Rings: Gandalf vs the Witch-King of Angmar?

    The Witch-King of Angmar was the leader of the Nazgul and one of Sauron's more powerful servants. But he was not a Maiar or of the Valar, and by rule of thumb the only beings who could kill a Maiar are other Maiar or those of a higher order such as the Valar.

    Gandalf, on the other hand, was one of the most powerful, wise, and trusted of the Maiar, and served the Valar named Manwe. In Moria, he was the only one who could defeat the Balrog called Durin's Bane, and the result of their fight ended in both of their deaths and Gandalf's resurrection, but in an even more powerful form.

    So how is it the Witch-King is able to break Gandalf's power at the Siege of Minas Tirith, before the horns of the Rohirrim sounded and forced the Witch-King to leave Gandalf and confront them?

    5 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • Lord of the Rings fans, this doesnt make sense to me?

    How is it that Eowyn and Merry can kill the Witch-King of Angmar, when neither of them are Maiar or the Valar, when the Witch-King can break Gandalf's power and kill Gandalf, who is a Maiar? Isnt, therefore, the Witch-King of the Maiar?

    I thought a Maiar can only be killed by others of his/her own order or by the Valar?

    3 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • What is the purpose of Mr Jingles in The Green Mile?

    I just finished watching The Green Mile starring Tom Hanks, and let me say, I think they did a superb job on the movie despite the fact I never read the book. But this much I do know, that Stephen King did base some of his characters, most notably John, on the character in Of Mice and Men.

    John=Lenny

    Percy=Curly

    Tom Hank's character= George

    So i gotta wonder, what's the mouse, Mr Jingles, representing? Maybe an alliteration to Candy and his dog?

    7 AnswersMovies1 decade ago
  • What is the literary motif for the color green?

    In Gregory Maguire's Wicked, Elphaba's (aka the Wicked Witch of the West)skin color is green and always has been (which the original Wizard of Oz did not explain). I've just begun reading Maguire's Mirror Mirror, and I'm at the part when Primavera Vechia said to Fra Ludovico, "What a mistake that would be. She'd wander up to her nose in green water and drown before your eyes, while you tiptoed around squeling for an angel to come to her aide. I'd no more leave her in your care than I would my own soul."

    So while red=death, black=evil and white=good, what, in literature, does green mean?

    3 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • Who were the gods and goddesses of Atlantis?

    I've read a little about them, but want to know who they were exactly, did they have any particular control of nature, and so on.

    1 AnswerMythology & Folklore1 decade ago
  • In the Oedipus Plays of Sophocles, does Oedipus use Apollo as more of an excuse for his sins?

    In particular during Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus frequently mentions that it was the will of Apollo that causes Oedipus to unknowingly kill his own father and sleep with his mother, that he in part has no fault in that.

    Yet after his episode of madness at the end of Oedipus the King (or Oedipus Rex) when he gouges out his own eyes, Jocasta hangs herself, and in the beginning of Oedipus at Colonus where Sophocles briefly explains how Oedipus has become hated by his own sons and Creon, I was beginning to wonder if, despite the fact that Oedipus seemingly does believe it was by the will of the gods that he did what he did, or if he was merely using Apollo as a way for him to justify his own actions.

    2 AnswersTheater & Acting1 decade ago
  • How does a Supreme Court hearing work?

    I know its hearing can either shut down or pass a new law.

    But how do criminal cases work in the Supreme Court, even though normally it does not deal with them? Is like any normal court hearing?

    2 AnswersGovernment1 decade ago
  • Where can I find The Shivering Isles for the PS3?

    I couldnt find it on the Playstation store.

    1 AnswerPlayStation1 decade ago
  • What is known about the early life of Leonidas?

    Other than his bloodline and that he attended Agoge (because although he was the oldest of three sons his mother gave birth to, his father Anaxandrias II had another wife who gave birth to Cleomenes before Leonidas was born. By Spartan law, all but the king's firstborn attend Agoge)

    1 AnswerAnthropology1 decade ago
  • Who was the first to decide the touchdown in a football game is worth six points?

    Not including the kick for the extra point.

    anyway I was wondering since in basketball, depending on where you are at, you can score 1 pt, 2 pts, or 3 pts with each shot in the basket. In soccer, each goal is worth 1 pt. Baseball and softball, a run is worth 1pt and a homerun is worth 2pts.

    So who decided in football the touchdown should be worth 6pts, not including the kick for the extra point for the touchdown.

    6 AnswersFootball (American)1 decade ago
  • How tall are Intamin Mega-Lites?

    Please dont say idk what they are, whose Intamin, what's a mega-lite, etc. Intamin is a roller coaster designing company that has built rides like Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England, Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, Top Thrill Dragster and Millenium Force at CP. A Mega-Lite is an Intamin roller coaster similiar to Superman and Millinium Force but much smaller, and I would like to know how tall they normally are (like what's the smallest Mega-Lite and what's the tallest).

    Thanks :)

    2 AnswersAmusement Parks1 decade ago
  • Why are chimpanzees and humans the only creatures who can recognize their own reflections?

    If I am wrong in only us humans and chimpanzees being the only creatures able to recognize themselves in a mirror, please correct me.

    But what is it that allows us, and chimps, to look at a mirror or at water and see a reflection and know its us not another human or animal? Is it a part of the brain that knows what we look like?

    2 AnswersBiology1 decade ago
  • Millennium Force vs X2?

    What do you think? which ride is better? I know both rides are beloved, Millennium Force for its sheer height and airtime and speed, and X2 for its uniqueness and fun yet intense ride (although short) and its effects.

    Millennium Force is certainly the taller and faster ride, and has more airtime but X2 is unpredictable (unless you have ridden it so many times) and has a 88 degree drop facing down, all the while flipping you 360 degrees at any given point during the ride.

    So which do you think is better? X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain or Millennium Force at Cedar Point?

    1 AnswerAmusement Parks1 decade ago
  • Pirate legends?

    Everybody pretty much knows the legends of Davy Jones and Jolly Roger. If they went head to head, who would win? Both of them and their crew are pretty much invincible, and both are captains of infamous ships. Their only advantage over each other: Jones has the Kraken, and Roger has his skeleton army.

    4 AnswersMythology & Folklore1 decade ago
  • God and creation?

    The bible says God created the world in 7 days, but science says the Earth was created over billions of years. I have recently read a book called Rama Revealed, in which it states that while everything ever created may have been done through the way scientists have explained, that God is still the ultimate engineer/mastermind behind every creation. I personnally agree with this statement. Hasnt anyone ever thought that God created the world not by the way the Bible says but by the way science has explained or theorized?

    23 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • Oblivion question?

    I have completed the game's storyline and am the head of the Dark Brotherhood, Fighter's Guild, Mages Guild, Theives Guild, Knights of the Nine, and am the Grand Champion of the Arena. Aside from doing things to get money from the guilds and Arena, are there any other guilds I should know about?

    3 AnswersVideo & Online Games1 decade ago