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Movies Vs. Real Life

You know how you’ll be watching a movie and something would happen and you’d find yourself thinking, “that would never happen in real life.” I guess that is where our suspension of disbelief kicks in.  That happens a lot in movies and I mean a lot.

#1.)  Someone Mysteriously Disappears from a Street Corner When a Big Bus Drives By. Obviously that never happens in real life unless the bus stopped, sat there for 30 seconds, and picked them up.

#2.)  Hearing a Dial Tone When Someone Hangs Up on You. In real life, the line just goes silent.  But in the movies, they always add a dial tone so the audience knows what’s happening.

#3.)  Hackers Only Need a Few Seconds to Hack Into a Computer System. In reality, it’s not a one-step process at all.  And even the best hackers might need hours or even MONTHS to hack into a heavily encrypted system.

#4.)  Instant DNA Results. When police order DNA tests in the movies, they usually get the results a few days later, or even sooner.  But in reality, most police departments have a backlog, and it takes months.

#5.)  Making a Mad Dash to the Airport to Stop Someone You Love From Leaving. Maybe it actually DID happen 20 years ago.  But in 2011 it makes no sense, because everyone has a cell phone.

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