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The phrase .Nuked the fridge. temporarily replaced .jumped the shark. as the moment a fairly entertaining film or television show finally gave up trying to make sense and careened off of the rails into distasteful camp. It refers to the scene in Steven Spielberg.s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull where our hero (played by Harrison Ford) survives a nuclear detonation by hiding in a lead-lined refrigerator. The appliance is tossed half a mile by the blast. Our aged adventurer emerges from the rubble no worse for wear. But Reel Physics, a Web series linked by Badass Digest, analyzed the scene and came to the conclusion that Jones actually could have survived the blast if he in fact stashed his arthritic body in a lead-lined fridge. Their theory also takes into account the weight of the appliance, which would contribute to the forces that would help »

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