The series of numbers on Moriarty's black board (and seen again briefly during the notebook decoding sequence towards the end) is Pascal's triangle with the shallow diagonals marked, the sums of which form the Fibonacci sequence. See more »
Although displaying the correct flag modern-day Turkey was part of the Ottoman Empire and would have been called 'Osmanisches Reich' accordingly in German. See more »
Dr. John Watson:
The year was 1891. Storm clouds were brewing over Europe. France and Germany were at each other's throats, the result of a series of bombings. Some said it was the Nationalists. Others, the anarchists. But as usual, my friend Sherlock Holmes, had a different theory entirely.
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During the ending credits, excerpts from the Doyle story "The Final Problem" are shown. ("The Final Problem" was the basis for the movie.) See more »