Movies and TV shows serve not only to entertain the audience, they are also educational. You can often get a lot of what you see and hear in science fiction movies. Some scenario writers try to respect the scientific background carefully. However, this is not always the case. To make films more attractive and spectacular, the basic principles of science are already taken. But fortunately, the fun does not have to spoil. An exciting science fiction film with impressive images is still good for a relaxing evening, even though science is being violated. Below a top ten of things that movies have taught us wrongly …
Firearms do not work like this
In numerous movies you can see: a person is hit by a bullet and flies through the impact of the room.However, the impact of a bullet can not cause that effect! According to the laws of mechanics action is equal to reaction. The person who fires the bullet would therefore be thrown to the other side with equal force. But you’ll never see that, right?
Laser rays can not be seen
Spectacular is it, the laser rays fired in science fiction films on cruel aliens. Beautiful to see but not realistic: laser beams are invisible! You only see them if dust, smoke or reflective particles, for example, cross their path.
Science needs time
In all kinds of movies and TV shows in which chemical disasters, virus epidemics or technical problems occur, science is rapidly resolved. The effects of a chemical disaster are quickly absorbed, a virus against a virus has been developed within a few days and a solution has been found every week for any technical imperfection. In reality, it can take years before reaching a scientific breakthrough.
The DNA of Dino’s can not be cloned
In movies like Jurassic Park, it was all: with DNA remains that were hundreds of millions of years old, you split up dinosaurs. In reality, after a long period of time, the DNA of a dino would simply be damaged too much to get started. Even with a mammoth DNA, which is “only” a few ten thousand years, one can not yet climbed mammoths!
Chloroform does not work so fast
It’s a well-known method in movies and on TV: with chloroform in a few seconds making someone unconscious. It is true that chloroform causes you to hit the west, but it may take up to five minutes.That’s too long for movies, and that’s why it’s “accelerating” the operation a bit …
Still noise with a silencer
To make no noise, murderers in movies use silencers on their firearms. It seems like one can fire a gun almost silently. In the real world, such a silencer only removes the noise of the expanding gases when firing a weapon. However, the sound of firing itself is not suppressed, and you still hear a lot of noise.
A cigarette puts on gasoline
It looks so cool in action movies when the hero throws a smearing blow in the gasoline to unleash a big blast. Unfortunately, just that it does not work, the cigarette is not hot enough. The only way it works is when you bump the cigarette into the gasoline, but it does not look so cool at all!
Radiation does not give you superpowers
In many television series and movies, you’ll see how common people get superpower through exposure to radioactive radiation. For example, think of ‘The Hulk’. That’s also a walk with the truth.Radioactive radiation does not give a human superpower: in case of excessive dosage you get cancer or radiation sickness, and just die
The space is dead silent
The “special effects” in science fiction movies are often breathtaking: enemy spaceships are shot on patches while the overwhelming noise of the explosion shakes you into your cinema seat. All very impressive, but scientifically a flater. In the air-conditioned space, sound can not reproduce, and even an explosion does not produce noise in the universe. In the space it stays silent … but that does not produce an attractive cinema, of course.
Radioactive material does not glow
Another kidding of movies and TV series: all that’s radioactive, one glows, usually in a striking green color. From a scientific point of view is that clumsy nonsense. Radioactive materials look very normal.The radiation they emit is simply invisible …
A shock of a defibrillator makes the heart beat again
In films, the defibrillator is a kind of magical device, it generates dead people to life. When the heart has stopped, the defibrillator will appear to be able to turn it back. Very very wrong of course and especially not doing. A defibrillator actually does the opposite, you use it in rhythm disorders. An electric shock will try to stop the heart from fibrillation, which will then again (hopefully) get a normal rhythm again.
10 Things that movies teach us but are not true