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Old 09-14-2004, 04:43 PM   #26
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So we're left with Sallah can't do math. Probably has something to do with the Kaddam to Metric to English conversion. "Let's see, carry the one that makes five; no six; wait..."
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:50 PM   #27
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Does anyone even know what a kaddam is?
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Old 09-14-2004, 07:39 PM   #28
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Don't know what that is, but...

what if they actually didn't find the real ark? What if the real ark doesn't kill people who look into it, but the "booby-trapped" ark does?

No? Well it's a thought anyways.
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Old 09-14-2004, 07:41 PM   #29
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Nice thought... I never thought of it that way.


Indy 4 anyone?
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Old 09-15-2004, 07:47 AM   #30
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Going a bit too far here... especially since equipping the wrath of god would be some booby trap.
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:35 PM   #31
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Using the booby trap would keep god from getting annoying messages (Radio for speaking to god). Maybe he was desparate to get away from odd yahoos...
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Old 09-18-2004, 10:45 PM   #32
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Sounds plausible.

God: Hmmm... *fills fake Ark with dust and a boobytrap*

Several millennia later, Belloq and assorted Nazis explode, melt, and get toasted.

God: Heh-heh. Suckers....

Alternately, maybe the staff really is just 5 feet high, and the Indy films are set in a parallel universe where everyone's hobbit-sized. Well, they were made by Spielberg and Lucas
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:09 PM   #33
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Mel Brooks oughta make a spoof on that one. Brillian idea. I literally fell out of my chair on that one.

I just watched Raiders and i was thinking maybe this whole time, the staff wasn't too short, the hole it was placed in is too deep. We saw a little of the placement, but maybe it was drastic. I'm still for my "realized mistake during making of staff" theory though...
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Old 09-19-2004, 07:33 PM   #34
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Mel Brooks oughta make a spoof on that one. Brillian idea. I literally fell out of my chair on that one.


*grin* All they have to do is sign Warwick Davies up to play Indy
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Old 09-19-2004, 08:37 PM   #35
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maybe when Sallah said "about seventy two inches" he was doing the math in his head?
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:57 AM   #36
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A late reply!

Quote:
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Does anyone even know what a kaddam is?

I know im 14 years late but....

1 kadam = 1/2 dirra
One dirra baladi was equal to 0.58 m
1 Kadam = 0.29m (approx 12”)

So yeah, Sallah was right!
Belloq’s staff was too long, as was Indy’s 👍🏻😃
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