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100 things I learned from Project Almanac


1. If you work for DARPA, they will allow you to keep any important device in your basement. In fact, you even keep the instructions too!

2. If energy thingy causes sharp objects to fly around at a high speed, wear a helmet to protect yourself instead of removing said objects.

3. If you go back in time to the same place and time, you will not meet your past several selves unless it's important for the plot ofc.

4. A genius person can invent a working time machine, but never know how to use it. (In the last scene, his dad says to David "you figured it out" and "I have so many questions")

5. Whatever happens in your basement, your mom will not notice.

6. If you screw up the past because you're selfish and greedy, you can always destroy the time machine surely the machine is the problem not you.

7. Camera stored in attic for 10, battery still works. Where is the product placement when you need it!

8. Girls wear Bikinis under their clothes to go to school. (Chris didn't know they were going to Lollapalooza).

9. Schools have unlimited supply of hydrogen and if it was stolen once, they'll store in the same place again without changing the passwords or changing their security system.

10. The question remains, who was phone? (With both the dad and David)

11. A genius hormonal person would do anything to stay with his crush, but would accept his father's death. Not even a warning.

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Where is the other 89? lol

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12. You go in the past with a camera, wearing clothes and a backpack, in order to prevent yourself going into the past. When you succeed, all items disappear, including yourself, but the camera stays.

13. Teenagers are farking stupid and need to be exterminated.

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"ANALYSIS: Karate Kid Remake vs. Original"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-LitNLsuto

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15.Nobody will notice the smiling guy who appears at a hallway in school both at 2014 and 2004.

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16. A guy who is smart enough to build a time machine will not think twice about the golden rule of time travel: don't *beep* with the past!

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17. Cameras are like people. They get tinnitus after an explosion, just like people, and they will also slow down when they see something cool, and add sound effects.

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"ANALYSIS: Karate Kid Remake vs. Original"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-LitNLsuto

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18. A pretty gorgeous girl with great boobs and a$$ gets bullied at school.

19. People holding the videocam in found footage films automatically acquires parkinsons when they are filming.

20. Even with anti-shake functionality of modern cameras, people using them somehow still to turn it off for no reason.

21. You can not get a flying camera drone to work properly to get a scholarship in MIT but you can get a top-secret time machine to work in no time.

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22. VIP concert tickets give you so much access that you can invade the stage and interfere with the band while they are performing.

23. Mics on some hand held cameras are so precise that you can film 2 people from a far at a very crowded place and hear them extremely well.

24. After you successfully manage to time travel, passing a mediocre high school science test takes first priority.

25. When seeing blueprints to what is supposedly a time travel machine, you immediately believe it's genuine.

26. If your pet disappears for one day and you have not placed a missing poster at 1 meter intervals through your whole neighbourhood you have failed as a pet owner.

27. When filming science projects to send as applications to MIT and it falls to the ground and explodes, deem it a success and send it anyway.

28. You do not want to win the lottery twice.

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29. Hydrogen comes in small paintball-gun-sized canisters, with POP TOPS!

30. If the UI's won't interact, you just have to put the L2 Cache in Ad-Hoc mode

31. 802.11G Wifi runs on 64GHz

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9. Schools have unlimited supply of hydrogen and if it was stolen once, they'll store in the same place again without changing the passwords or changing their security system.


If I remember correctly, he was already in the past at a point before they had stolen the hydrogen the first time.

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32. Always try and have a hot large chested chick be the main person filming. That way her first 6 scenes of the movie will be her bending over in front of the camera to make sure it's operating properly - allowing her massive cleavage to fill the screen.

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33. If you need to start up a time machine, use a Prius' battery, because it's Nickel-Metal Hydride, and daisy-chain a bunch of jumper cables to make it reach.

34. You'll be the cool kids in school if you arrive in a Maserati with a convoy of food trucks in tow and hand out free tacos. The school administration thinks nothing unusual of it.

35. Imagine Dragons are so hard up on cash, they make a cameo in a random teen flick about time travel.

36. When you have the ability to travel through time and space, you only opt to go to Lollapalooza.

37. Lab glasses will protect you if a screwdriver impales you at 50mph when you activate the time machine.

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23. You can mess with the past to keep your girlfriend, you can mess with it over and over and over to answer a science quiz, but, even after you have gone all the way into the past, way back, to destroy the time machine so that it never gets found, thereby completely messing up the time stream, despite spending several minutes conversing inanely with your father, do NOT at the end warn him that in an original timeline he disappeared several moments later forever, thereby saving him.

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24. The combination is 31415. The combination is Pi!

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how he can know sequence of numbers, when he can see only touched numbers ?

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how he can know sequence of numbers, when he can see only touched numbers ?


It was just a logical deduction.. The numbers are 1/3/4/5, and it WAS the science department's storage room.. Most science/math oriented minds (mine included, LOL) would've immediately snapped to the same conclusion.

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# 12 I learned to sleep sitting up

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38. Just run TREE command on command prompt with green color to fool the audience that a program is running.

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39. If you have a crush on a hot girl, just get her to park at your house and then break into her car.

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