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Of all the half-Muggles in JKR work, what is the percentage of those with muggle mother vs father?
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As part of my digging into heritability of magic, I am trying to see if there's any difference between the chances of being a wizard with one Muggle parent if your mother vs. your father was a Muggle.As far as I know, JKR didn't cover that explicitly, but we can at least make a guess based on statistics.As such: Of all the half-Muggles mentioned by JKR (books, supplemental books, interviews, Potte

Why did OCP build Robocop?
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It seems like building the Robocop was a really stupid business approach:You can't build them on industrial scale (to put it somewhat insensitively, OCP didn't have a ready supply of highly trained and freshly killed police officers)So, Robocop seemed like a prototype that could never have entered production. Total waste of R&D money.And having a police brain (because he already know police pr

In Doctor Who, how does River end up in prison?
Science Fiction
We know she'll end up there because:I really don't want to think it's the Doctor, but it does cross my mind all the time. She won't tell the Doctor, so it's a very, very good man they both know.

Did the trio (and others) go back to finish at Hogwarts?
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Harry, Ron and Hermione skip school in the final book to hunt down the Horcruxes.And 1999 is the year Hermione supposedly graduates from Hogwarts, but the article has no citation and doesn't mention Ron or Harry returning.Do they or anyone else from the Battle of Hogwarts return to finish that year? I'm looking for canon sources here, or even better Word of Author.

How did the Doctor meet Vastra, the Silurian?
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Vastra is a Victorian Silurian, one of a race of reptilian humanoids buried in caverns in the earth.She is first seen in the television series in 'A Good Man Goes to War', wherein the Doctor calls upon her in his time of need.When did the doctor first meet her? Does/did she owe him, if so what for?

What is the name of a fantasy TV series that features crystals as an element a lot?
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I believe it is a classic adventure fantasy. The protagonist is a teenaged boy with a bow and arrow and long hair. There is a girl, of course, and I think there is an evil witch, but I may be wrong on that one. The crystals, I think, are magical or may even be used as energy weapons, and, I'm not sure about this, the crystals may even grow all over the landscape. The series is from the 90's to the

Would Smaug have been able to identify and claim the One Ring?
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Reputed to be intimately familiar with every last item within his hoard, Smaug instantly noticed the theft of a relatively inconsequential cup by Bilbo Baggins. Had he been able to defeat the barrel riding burglar, would Smaug have known what he had and be able to lay claim Sauron's One Ring?

Dark Tower Series question about breakers
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What role did the breakers have in the moving on of the world, and were the beams in trouble before they began their attacks, or is the whole series basically predicated on their attacking the beams and setting everything in motion?

What would have happened if the doctor really did quit saving the world?
Science Fiction
In the snowman it is revealed what happens when the doctor lost Amy and Rory so i question what happens if he really did quit and if he did will it be good (cause if he quits exploring he wont go to trenzalore) or bad (living snow destroys earth)

Explanation of seasons in "A Song of Ice and Fire"
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I'm curious if there is any sort of scientific explanation of the irregular seasons in "A Song of Ice and Fire". What would the orbit/tilt of such a planet look like? How would a year be measured?

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