Nostalgia Central has posted a list of 40 things that only happen in the movies, and boy do they have it right on the nose. These are movie truisms like, "It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting." This is most laughably true in Swingers when all of the leads drive to the Dresden Room, a popular bar in Los Angeles, and immediately get parking spaces all next to each other right outside. If you've ever been around that area, it's not the easiest place to park.

"If you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts, your opponents will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around you in a threatening manner until you have defeated their predecessor. " I just recently watched both Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kung Fu Hustle, and this is the most spot on fact in martial arts films. I've never understood why they don't just bum rush the hero and take him out. Maybe they all use the honorable "take a number" system.

Ever wonder why the hero in a film has no trouble picking people off with his gun, but seems to be bulletproof himself? "One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than 20 men firing at once (it's called Stallone's Law)." I knew there had to be science behind it. This explains Lethal Weapon and Die Hard pretty well, finally.

"All beds have special L-shaped sheets that reach to armpit level on a woman but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her." You know, I checked at Linens & Things for these sheets, and then Bed, Bath and Beyond. They all thought I was crazy. I should have brought this list with me as proof.

Check out their full list of things like these. It's good for a laugh, and you'll find yourself thinking about it the next time you watch a movie.
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