14 Things That Happen In Movies That Are Scientifically Improbable

That's... that's not how that works...

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Artistic licence is a wonderful thing, it can create whole new worlds beyond our wildest imaginations, but it doesn't stop us feeling equal parts smug and ticked off when directors begin playing fast and loose with the laws of physics.

Yeah, we get it, if everything in the movies was the same as real life, there would be no reason to go and see them, but sometimes it does seem as though we're being treated like total, dribbling morons.

Unfortunately, once you spot them, the skeptic's mindset is very difficult to shake. Before you know it, you find that you're watching all movies with your arms folded and an expression akin to if someone had just told you that there are fairies at the end of their garden. If you're not careful, you might even find yourself issuing a snort or two of disbelief.

This, unfortunately, means you're a d*ckhead. But at least you're a scientifically accurate d*ckhead.

So, pull on your cynical pants and get ready to crap all over some poor director's artistic vision with a series of snarky comments and eye rolls.


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