Here is a (revised / shortened) list of things that are only true in the movies, but for some reason we accept them and never question them.
During all police investigations, it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.
All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets which reach up to the armpit level on a woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.
The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.
When paying for a taxi, don't look at your wallet as you take out a bill - just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.
Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment.
A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of Wembley Stadium.
It is always possible to park directly outside the building you are visiting.
A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.
It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.
Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.
An electric fence powerful enough to kill a large dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.
The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.
You're very likely to survive any battle in any war - unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will wince in agony when a woman tries to clean his wounds.
If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing parade- at any time of the year.
All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French bread.
It's easy for anyone to land a plane, providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.
Once applied, lipstick will never rub off - even while scuba diving.
Mothers routinely cook eggs, bacon and waffles for their family every morning, even though the husband and children never have time to eat them.
Cars and trucks that crash will almost always burst into flames. Car also explode when you shoot them.
If a killer is lurking in your house, it's easy to find him. Just relax and run a bath - even if it's the middle of the afternoon.
Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.
All single women have a cat.
Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant.
One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than 20 men firing at one.
Most people keep a scrapbook of newspaper cutting - especially if any of their family or friends has died in a strange boating accident.
When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in your room will still be clearly visible, just slightly bluish.
Dogs always know who's bad and will naturally bark at them
When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.
Action heroes never face charges for manslaughter or criminal damage despite laying entire cities to waste.
No matter how badly a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.
If there is a deranged killer on the loose, this will coincide with a thunderstorm that has brought down all the power and phone lines in the vicinity.
All Americans have phones which can reach throughout the house-even if it has a cord. If its cordless- you can pick up perfect reception all around the house...unless there is a insane killer about.
All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they're going to go off.
Guns are like disposable razors - if you run out of bullets, just throw the gun away. You can always buy a new one.
Make-up can safely be worn to bed without smudging.
Film stars are always super-human- they never need to use the bathroom
Any computer, anywhere, even in the jungle, can hack into the most secure goverment system.
No matter how many times you punch someone they will always come back for more - and their wounds have healed dramtically the next day
All telephone numbers in America begin with the digits 555.
All handcuffs can easily be opened with nothing more than a paper clip
If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition - even if you haven't been carrying any before now.
Large loft-style apartments in New York City are well within the price range of most people - whether they are employed or not.
At least one of a pair of identical twins is born evil.
Should you decide to defuse a bomb don't worry which wire to cut. You will always choose the right one.
Honest and hard working policemen are traditionally gunned down three days before their retirement.
Even if you've been set up for murder, been framed and you have the whole world wide police force hunting you down, you will automatically live happliy ever after aslong as you break away from the police and kill the bad guy.
Why when the hero of the movie gets the girl at the end , it seems like they will live happily ever after, yet dosent even mention her name or remember her in sequals
After witnessing a horrible crime being committed- don't call the cops, instead conduct your own Private Eye investigation.
That, and to always look behind you when you hear menacing violin music begin to play.
In school, teachers will always be interrupted mid-sentence by the end-of-class bell.
Rather than wasting bullets, bad guys prefer to kill their arch enemies using complicated machinery involving fuses, pulley systems, deadly gases, lasers and man-eating sharks which will allow their captives at least 20 minutes to escape.
Never disarm a bomb unless it has one second left on the timer. The same goes for escaping from areas with a timed locking mechanism.
Always trust the most annoying person you can find because he/she will always survive.
If you are being chased by zombies run as fast as you can, even though they can barely walk they will still catch up with you.
No matter what your mission is you will be given the lastest gadget (or have it installed in your car), which will be the exact thing you need to complete your mission (and it will always work).
All of the killers victims will fall out of trees and become visible only when the last person alive is running for their lives.
All zombies roaming the streets have only been bit once or twice, yet when a zombie gets someone on screen they always tear them to pieces