Other mistake: In the hospital scene wherein Lucy disarms the gunmen and retrieves the briefcase of drugs, she plunges her hands inside a fallen man's abdomen to retrieve the last bag of drugs. Her hands are thus drenched in fresh, bright red blood. Lucy immediately steps to the corridor doors, places her bloody right hand against the door (plainly touching the glass) and pushes it open. But when she pauses and turns away, there are no bloody handprints, fingerprints or blood smears anywhere on the door.
Factual error: The idea that humans only use 10% of their brain is a widely-circulated myth that has been debunked by neurological science many times over.
Lucy: We've codified our existence to bring it down to human size, to make it comprehensible, we've created a scale so we can forget its unfathomable scale.
Trivia: During Lucy's final transformation sequence, her consciousness starts traveling through time by millions of years. At one point, Lucy pauses in time to observe and interact with an ape-like creature, reaching out to touch its fingertip. Although not expressly stated or explained in the film, this ape-like creature was what scientists today classify as Australopithecus afarensis, the earliest identifiable ancestor of humankind. The first fossils of Australopithecus afarensis were determined to be from a female who was christened "Lucy" by scientists.
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