Best adventure movie factual errors of 1975

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Factual error: Bullets thrown (or spat) into a fire do not go off with a bang, and do not fly off and hit anything. The sound of a gunshot is produced by contained gases exploding out of the gun barrel. The casing of a bullet is far too weak to contain the gases, and would split as soon as the powder started to vaporise in the heat of the fire. You'd get a lot of smoke, a lot of fizz and pop, but no gunshot, and no bullets whizzing about.

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Suggested correction: What utter cobblers. Bullets are not sealed into the cartridge which is usually made of solid brass. Upon ignition of the propellant the bullet will be ejected in a similar way to a gun barrel - much slower and extremely inaccurately, but that's not relevant here. The bullets would behave exactly as we see them do here, and they would make a loud bang.

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Factual error: The motorcycle is not right for the period. It looks like a 1970's Kawasaki stripped down. Look at the rear wheel (too big), motor is 2 stroke (not one), and the exhaust has a muffler.

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Factual error: In the scene inside the Cave of Death, the priest reads the 'Last Words of Joseph of Arimathea'. As he reads them, his eyes go from left to right. If it was Aramaic like he said, he would read it from right to left.

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Suggested correction: The priest that reads the writing on the wall does read from right to left - his right to left, he reads from the AUDIENCE'S left to right. The camera shot is as if the audience is the wall he is reading from and so his eyes move the correct way for reading Aramaic.

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Factual error: When the nannies hide in the blue whale's mouth they peer out between its teeth. A real blue whale has no teeth - it is a baleen whale and has plates of horn-like "whalebone" (baleen) instead.

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