I'm sure you have all seen them on TV/movies. Some of them just drive me nuts. I think they should do some research into how things really work sometimes. Just this past week on a couple of different shows the character picks up something and knocks the door knob off the door and then kicks the door open. Knocking the knob off did nothing to help in kicking the door open, the latch was still where it always was, holding the door shut. But after knocking the knob off he/she could have unlatched it and entered without kicking it down.
Hot wiring cars. They reach up under the dash pull out a couple of wires and touch them together. Sometimes they touch them together a couple of times and you hear the starter turn over and then the car starts and they tie the two wires together.
This would cause the starter to keep turning until it burned out and has nothing to do with the car running. There would have to be a couple of other wires tied together to get the ignition system working before the starter could have started the car. And then one has to wonder how the locked steering and gear shifter got unlocked.
I sometimes wonder about the bombs they have to disarm. I know with dynamite and C-4 they put in a detonator or blasting cap. Now when I was a kid I was watching some blasting going on and I found one of those detonators. This one was a little metal rod looking thing with two wires sticking out. I know you place this into the dynamite or C-4 and then there has to be an electric power source to hook the wires to. You can either touch the wires right to the power source or put on a switch of some sort. I had that thing for a long time wondering if it was ever going to go off
So here in this one show I was watching, there was this big pile of C-4. There were all sorts of wires and lights and gizmos and gadgets. Our heroes were trying to figure out which wire they could cut to disarm the thing.
I was wondering why they didn't pull the detonator out of the puddy looking stuff and move the C-4 away from them.
Hand cuffs. It is really easy to open hand cuffs with a paper clip or safety pin or sewing needle. I have done it. But that little chain between the cuffs is a high tensile steel. A soft lead bullet is not going to break it.