25 Things People Believe Because Hollywood Has Lied To Them

The Hardest Part Is Getting The Girl

The Hardest Part Is Getting The Girl

It isn't! The hard bit is everything else that happens from then on! We don't mean that women are difficult and that the hard bit is keeping her happy. We just mean that life is hard, in general.

Silencers Ensure That Guns Dont' Make Noise

Silencers Ensure That Guns Dont' Make Noise

Is this truly what you believe happens in real life?!

Sounds like somebody has never worked as an assassin before!

When You Zoom In To A Blurry Image

When You Zoom In To A Blurry Image

Why is it that when you're watching a movie and they have a blurry image of the bad guy, they zoom in and the image is magically given more clarity? Isn't that the opposite of what happens?

Highly Protected Safes Have Red Lasers

Highly Protected Safes Have Red Lasers

Why would they be red? Why would they even be visible?

Answer: They wouldn't.

Cars Land Perfectly Every Time

Cars Land Perfectly Every Time

It's difficult to go over a bump or pothole at high speed, so why would it be as simple as we see in the movies to land a vehicle that has been launched in to the air?

Asteroid Fields Are Full Of Asteroids

Asteroid Fields Are Full Of Asteroids

Given the name, it's a fair assumption to suggest that an asteroid field would be full of asteroids and you'd see one wherever you look. The truth is that they are usually so far apart (we're talking millions of miles) that you might not even know you were in one.

When Being Attacked

When Being Attacked

Why would the bad guys wait their turn to attack you?

Answer: They wouldn't. Instead they'd use the weight of numbers to their advantage and attack you together.

Picking A Lock

Picking A Lock

It usually takes a lot longer than you see in the movies to pick a lock. How do I know?

Somebody told me....

Only Cavemen Used Spears

Only Cavemen Used Spears

For some reason, Hollywood flicks are all about swords and guns. In truth, spears are the most common weapons in the history of mankind and yet, it always seems to be some dude in a cave brandishing a spear.

Using Vents To Sneak Around

Using Vents To Sneak Around

How many movies have you seen where there's a dude crawling around the vents to escape the bad guy? It happens all the time. Perhaps this would work in reality, however, those vents won't be anywhere near as clean as they are depicted to be onscreen.

Chloroform

Chloroform

There's that old joke that goes along some variant of "Do you like the smell of chloroform?" or "Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?"

In truth, for it to knock you out as it does in the movies, you would really have to like the smell of chloroform. What I mean is, it would take minutes to render someone unconscious as opposed to the few fleeting seconds that it appears to take in Hollywood.

Computers Can Do Anything Very Quickly

Computers Can Do Anything Very Quickly

I'm not a hacker, however, I do know that things tend to take a little longer than they do onscreen. Of course, if you're telling a Hollywood-style story about spies and that sort of stuff, you're not going to have your average garden variety hackers - you're going to include the best. But no matter how fast they are, just typing at the speed of light on a keyboard doesn't ensure such complex tasks can be tackled in a few seconds.

Anything Solid Is Bulletproof

Anything Solid Is Bulletproof

Hell, even bulletproof jackets have some level of vulnerability. Most stuff isn't bullet proof. Even solid stuff. I mean, shit, they're bullets!!

Redcoats

Redcoats

Why are redcoats so often depicted as gentlemanly and well-dressed. They were considered rough and lower-class in English society. They would not have been that way at all.

Hitting Someone On The Bonce Will Knock Them Out For A Bit

Hitting Someone On The Bonce Will Knock Them Out For A Bit

It would appear that giving someone a solid tap on the head with an object is enough to knock them out for a few minutes while you make your getaway, however, it's more likely that you will kill them via brain hemorrhaging. Either that, or you won't kill them. But they probably will remain conscious.

Bullets Push

Bullets Push

Well, no, they don't. You know how you see someone in a movie get hit by a bullet and the appear to get pushed back by it? In reality, that won't happen and in fact, if the adrenaline is running, you may not even realize you've been hot at first.

Grenades Make Big Old Fireballs

Grenades Make Big Old Fireballs

No, they don't.

Apartment Affordability

Apartment Affordability

You can afford to live in a New York apartment all by yourself, even if you're on the salary of a waiter and still have money left over to like, enjoy yourself and shit....but only if you're in Friends.

Nucleaur Power Plants

Nucleaur Power Plants

If you watch enough film and TV, you might start to think that, when  nuclear power plant goes critical, they will explode. The fact is that they are always critical - that's kind of the point, and yet, they don't explode.

Kookaburras

Kookaburras

Kookaburras are only in parts of Australia. Absolutely nowhere else, and definitely not in all the foreign jungles in Hollywood where you can hear their familiar call.

HEaring Explosions In Space

HEaring Explosions In Space

Space is a vacuum. Therefore, there is no sound and so you cannot hear an explosion.

Counting Cards

Counting Cards

Here's one of those things that is actually easier in real life than it is made out to be in Hollywood, as opposed to the almost impossible seeming a breeze for an onscreen actor. Counting cards really isn't that difficult in itself. Perhaps the casino owners and operators make it difficult, but the act itself is not the most difficult math in the book by a long stretch.

Convenient Parking

Convenient Parking

There isn't always going to be a park right in front of the building you need to get in to. In fact, it never happens, does it?!

The Drowning Wave

The Drowning Wave

If someone is drowning they won't wave and flail about. It's when they've gone quiet that they're in trouble.

Tracing A Call

Tracing A Call

Perhaps for dramatic effect, in the land of Hollywood, they try to keep the caller on the line when tracing a call. In reality though, it's possible to trace a call immediately.