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Ever wonder why a baker’s dozen is a dozen? Or why the heck we use dozens anyway? 

Check out this episode of Cool History to learn more!

In the first Chronicles of Narnia film, Georgie Henley’s reactions when she emerges from the wardrobe into the snowy world are completely genuine. She was blindfolded and carried to the set when they filmed the scene, so both the actor and the character are seeing Narnia for the first time. Source

30 Realizations That Will Change Your Life in Some Small Way

Originally posted by alcrego

What if I told you a single sentence could completely change how you perceive something? Below are a handful of tiny revelations that will change your life - 30 of them, to be exact. Which ones are the most mind-blowing and paradigm-shifting? That’s up to you to decide. These facts will change how you view the world (for better or for worse), and at the very least, will force you to view something from a different angle. Ranging from anatomy, history, family, food, sports, school, money, pets, and procrastination, there’s a little something for everyone. Looking for tiny, mind-expanding morsels of fascinating and interesting thoughts? Look no further than the life-changing revelations below!

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I think I have found a reason to why Reaper reloads by throwing his guns away

Well with Overwatch out for quite some time, people often wonder why would Reaper throw his guns away.

It seems that the explanation isn’t that much of a stretch or just badassery - it’s more practical than you think.

Reaper’s shotguns seem to be some type of double-action, break-action weapon, as there is no visible hole where he could insert shells into, so the things probably open for a reload. Either that, or they use some sort of black powder system.

Okay. Now, if you ever saw old west or pirate movies, you’d notice that cowboys (and pirates as well) would do two things:

  • Dual wield
  • Often ditch their guns in a pinch

This is due to the fact that black powder guns (both flintlock pistols and black powder revolvers) and break-action guns take an extremely painful time to reload. To fully load one black powder revolver, you’d need on the upwards of 37 seconds or even more considering human factors. Flintlocks took around 20 seconds and they had only ONE round! And if you ever tried to reload a break-action shotgun, doing the fancy two-shells at a time trick you see in games simply doesn’t work unless you have a lot of dexterity. The average time an average person takes to reload a break-action shotgun is around 5 to 10 seconds - you spend more time reloading than shooting.

The solution to this for most people of that era was to simply use a bunch of guns, on the upwards of 4 or five, and they would holster or throw them away as soon as they got empty and pull out fresh ones. Some would even tie the revolvers to their belt so they didn’t lose them.

In fact, Blackbeard was told to be commonly seen with as much as twelve flintlock pistols in his belt.

Also, the fact that he dual-wields them also contributes to this. Reloading two break-action shotguns at the same time is a stupid, time-consuming endeavor, especially in the middle of combat, so Reaper simply pulls new guns from his hyperspace arsenal and keeps going.

Reloading would just waste the precious time he could use to kill things.

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Mata was was a character intended to be in an earlier version of Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove called Kingdom In The Sun. She would have been a love interest for Kuzco and would have aided him on his journey. She appears to have had a sarcastic personality, calling Kuzco “llama boy”. She was designed by Joe Moshier, while Sandro Cleuzo was to be her supervising animator. After the story underwent several changes, the name Mata was eventually used for the waitress at Mudka’s Meat Hut. (x)

The credits at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire say: ‘No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie.’ Source

They also appear on parchment paper that is burning around the edges like the names taken from the Goblet of Fire, and a burn in the parchment next to Brendan Gleeson’s (Mad-Eye Moody) name looks like an eye.