Best sci-fi TV factual errors of 2002

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Cold Hard Truth - S3-E4

Factual error: When Johnny and Bruce are riding in the truck, listening to the 'shock jock', Bruce turns off the radio by turning the volume control on the left side of the radio. Johnny says he wants to hear it and turns the radio back on by turning the knob on the right, which is the tuning dial.

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Factual error: Jimmy consistently says he needs to extract the mitochondria from a virus to cure everyone. In actual biology virus' have no mitochondria or other complex molecules within them.

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Factual error: In the opening sequences of the show, B-17s are over the Ruhr in August 1944, and yet they're being attacked by nothing but yellow-nosed BF-109E's. The yellow nose was discontinued at about the end of the Battle of Britain, and the "E" model was discontinued even before that.

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Our Mrs. Reynolds - S1-E3

Factual error: Jayne doesn't need the suit to fire his gun, because ammunition contains an oxidizer that would allow it to be fired even without oxygen present.

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