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Due to the success of our previous challenges for answering unanswered questions, We're continuing our monthly habit of rewarding the best answer to any old unanswered question in order to encourage people to engage into solving some of our old unsolved problems. Thus independent from our more question-centered weekly topic challenge, we'd like you to answer any question that was asked more than 3 months before the current month and that doesn't have an answer yet.

To check for eligible questions you can use the search function or this data query. The top-voted answer given each month will be rewarded a bounty of 100 points if it has a score of at least 3 or has been accepted.

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    So how do you know which questions have been answered as part of this challenge? Do we need to post it somewhere? – Dijkgraaf Jan 3 at 1:34
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    @Dijkgraaf The criteria for which questions/answers are eligible are given above, all you need to do is answer those questions. If you mean how I know which answers to select as candidates/winners, through the magic of SEDE. – Napoleon Wilson Jan 3 at 1:54
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The January 2019 challenge has garnered 41 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 5 and acceptance) coming from Laurel, which makes her the winner of this challenge and earns her a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. Runic inscription on Finn's mug

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (5) Why change translation text into a picture for international versions?

    Were the sex scenes in "The Handmaiden" perceived as inauthentic, e.g. by lesbian reviewers?

  2. (4+V) Who are these two persons Travis was staring at?

  3. (4) The Travelers loophole

  4. (3+V) Kern's eavesdropping in Three Colours: Red

  5. (3) Does the cat have a significance in Inside Llewyn Davis?

  6. (2+V) Why does Mattie become angry at Mr. Younger?

    What is Terry's connection to Nevada in S05E01?

    Were the references to substandard food in Spider-Man: Homecoming a dig at the previous Spider-Man duology?

    Why did the Big Guy say "Small world" when she first arrived?

  7. (2) What attracted Selby to Lee when she first met her?

    Explaining the door between the offices of House and Wilson

    What is the significance of Captain America Comics?

    How did Hannah and Tony meet in "13 Reasons Why"?

  8. (1+V) Why did Merrimen's girl tell him "I did what you told me" after sleeping with Nick?

    Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

    Why the movie titled "Babylon A.D."?

    Where is Turkish's boxing office?

    Why does Marty put a golf ball in his glove?

    Why was Will Graham not charged with the attempted murder of Hannibal?

    Why did the Fairy Queen have to die for a poor deal?

  9. (1) What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irving's ear?

    Chaplin was a composer too?

    What attracted Selby to Lee when she first met her?

    The Travelers loophole

    The Travelers loophole

    Why did WCKD send new kids up to the Glade once a month?

    Why do fairies' lives not matter?

    What's exactly happening to Charlotte Byrde in the swimming at night scene?

  10. (0) Why didn't the last survivors of krypton go to the phantom zone to live?

    Can someone explain the ending of the movie "Bleed"

    What attracted Selby to Lee when she first met her?

    Why did they still accept Deckard into the family even after what he'd done in previous movies?

    Why is Philip 'Lip' Gallagher such a sad character in Shameless?

    Film Location of Don Ciccio's Villa

    Why did Olivia's family celebrate Thanksgiving?

    Why do the three boxes appear when the parademon explodes?

    When can companies (or other entities) be directly referenced?

    Why were so many character names changed in the 1974 Murder on the Orient Express?

  11. (-1) Why did the werewolf kill an "innocent" victim?

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The March 2019 challenge has garnered 20 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 5) coming from David Regev, which makes him the winner of this challenge and earns him a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. In "Raiders of the Lost Ark", what script appears on the headpiece of the staff of Ra?

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (4+V) Who are the people in the opening sequence of Mr Robot episode 1 season 1?

  2. (4) What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

    How does merchandising work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

  3. (2+V) Ragnar's injury after the Paris battle

    What happened to Eli and Oskar in Let the right one in?

  4. (1+V) What does Makoto want to do with her future?

  5. (1) Why was Valak not sent back to Hell?

    Shinkai had to stop working on Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), what was left incomplete or unbalanced?

    Is Vincent a corrupt cop or an undercover cop trying to catch corrupt cops?

    How does Victoria get convicted if Emily is still deemed a nutjob?

  6. (0) How can Chae Young-Shin Drive at the end of Healer

    How does Christopher Moltisanti respond to the "bridge and tunnel boy" insult?

    In the movie "Hugo", what are these Pictures supposed to mean?

    Is there an explanation for Batroc's accent?

    What was Paul trying to achieve by lying to his wife in the final episode of the first season?

    Why does David go back instead of just telling Christina that he has feelings for her?

    When did the cosmic event first occur in Coherence?

    What was the crime of the second condemned man in the second episode?

    Why couldn't Cage and Rita take a military helicopter to reach the dam?

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The February 2019 challenge has garnered 27 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 7) coming from Joachim, which makes him the winner of this challenge and earns him a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. How many restraining orders does Sheldon have?

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (6) Why make replicants so hard to detect?

  2. (5+V) Did Garibaldi and Sinclair not meet in “War Without End” due to a falling out between the actors?

  3. (4+V) Did Captain Flint love Miranda Barlow more than Thomas?

    Whose boat got hit by the missile?

  4. (4) Does Homer dream of killing his father?

  5. (3+V) Where is Wade from s6e6 of walking dead in season 8?

  6. (3) Wolverine didn't wake up in the future so he didn't change the past?

    Words on the screen in John Wick

    Was Gary Connell using an "advance technology" pistol?

  7. (2+V) What is the insect they put on Jennifer's chest, and why?

  8. (2) Where was Zod in the Phantom Zone?

  9. (1+V) Did Cartman truly change during season 20?

  10. (1) How does Shaw know the Engineers hate humans?

    How could Germans be using an animated presentation to depict their attack plan?

    Does the DVD version of Galavant change this joke telling viewers to set their DVR?

    Wolverine didn't wake up in the future so he didn't change the past?

    How long was Sabrina in Paris?

    How fast is Bifrost?

    Is it possible to start watching Battlestar Galactica (2004) at Season 4.5 and understand the rest of the series?

    Does the eternal flame reanimate only evil people?

  11. (0) Missing Dock Structure in Alien: Covenant

    How does Shaw know the Engineers hate humans?

    Why are Valerian and Laureline so young, yet have such high ranking positions?

    Were Landa and Hellstrom lovers?

  12. (-1) What is the meaning of the tall clouds in "The Girl who leapt through time"?

  13. (-2) Why/how does Gupta have Buck's knife?

  • I must add, Asked the question How many restraining orders does Sheldon have? and sadly the answer only gave out facts that I included in the question. nothing more. anyway, I do appreciate very much that Joachim tried to answer while I got nada for long time. – Vishwa Apr 10 at 4:28
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The June 2019 challenge has garnered 8 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 5 and acceptance) coming from Abhinav, which makes them the winner of this challenge and earns them a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. Why is there a box in Detective Charles Boyle's pants?

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (3) Why does Sister Charlotte have a baby blanket in her suitcase?

    What did they do to Sook-hee's face in The Villainess?

  2. (2+V) Why did Villanelle kill that man?

  3. High ground in Star Wars

    Why wasn't Cole Williams ever convicted of assault?

  4. (0) What is the significance of the black spot?

  5. (-3) Why wasn't Cole Williams ever convicted of assault?

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The Semptember 2019 challenge has garnered 9 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 5 and acceptance) coming from JohnP, which makes him the winner of this challenge and earns him a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. Are there two versions of The Notebook's ending? If so, why?

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (3) How much money was the last bet?

    What was the first occurrence of background music turning out to be diegetic music for comedic purposes?

  2. (2+V) Why did the troglodytes come to Bright Hope?

  3. (2) Was Keanu Reeves cast due to his past hockey experience?

  4. (1) Do you get enough information in Midsomer Murders to solve the crimes?

    Which movie started the common practice of 2 sets of closing credits?

  5. (0+V) Product placement in Thieves Like Us?

  6. (-3) Why is there a Fairy shortage

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The April 2019 challenge has garnered 19 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 6 and acceptance) coming from Walt, which makes him the winner of this challenge and earns him a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. On what story is Good Kill (2014) based?

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (5+V) Why is John Malkovich in Deepwater Horizon omitting words?

  2. (4+V) Why isn't there an "I" (Incredibles logo) on Jack-Jack's suit?

  3. (4) Why was Michael Dorn in Star Trek DS9 and not someone else from TNG?

    What are the major themes of Alien: Covenant?

  4. (3+V) How does the Big Market work?

    Why do Cleo and the other robots build a bug like creature using a nuclear battery?

  5. (3) What does "There came into Egypt a Pharaoh that did not know" mean?

    Was Mojo Jojo the first mad scientist chimpanzee?

    Where does poor video quality in some TV series originate?

  6. (1) Do the previous Batman movies adhere to Batman's rules?

    Were any of these comedian actors actually auditioning for the show?

    How will Makoto and Chiaki be together in the future?

    Why is King Herod's song ragtime?

    Why did David use his real name instead of Walter's to get the access to the spaceship?

  7. (0) Who is the walker that Michonne saw in Season 4 Episode 9?

    What happened Gennaro Malanga (Little Pussy)?

    Why did Jordan kill herself?

  8. (-1) Who or what killed the camp of people in so little time?

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The May 2019 challenge has garnered 20 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 7 and acceptance) coming from Phil, which makes him the winner of this challenge and earns him a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. How does Scott Lang afford to live in a townhouse in San Francisco?

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (7) What does Louise write on the barrier with Abbott?

    Why is everyone surprised by Jack-Jack's powers?

  2. (6+V) Why is Christopher hiding at the end of the fifth season?

  3. (5) Why did the Wachowskis change the story's themes so significantly?

  4. (4) What did they do to David Schwimmer to simulate the tan?

  5. (3+V) Was April trying to commit suicide?

    Who manufactured the corrupt Intersect and deposited it in the castle?

  6. (3) Was V saving Evey really coincidence?

    Why does Andrew Borba say "pork and beans"?

    How much is Stan Lee paid for his cameos in MCU films?

    Why does the Watchers Council not seem to care how or why a slayer dies?

  7. (2+V) How can Credence be Dumbledore's brother?

    What is the symbolism of the tree canopy shots in It Follows?

  8. (1) Who is the guy in the men’s wash room who got killed accidentally?

    Why can't King Horik face Jarl Borg alone?

    How Does the Delta Flyer Get Repaired in Star Trek: Voyager Season 7?

    How did A.M.A.Z.O. manage to copy Kryptonian powers?

  9. (-1) How can Credence be Dumbledore's brother?

  10. (-3) Name for this common stock scream? (not the Wilhelm scream)

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The July 2019 challenge has garnered 23 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 6) coming from Flater, which makes them the winner of this challenge and earns them a bounty of 100 additional reputation:

1. "Fland Canyon" and Maude

The other answers in order of votes are:

  1. (3+V) What is the meaning behind the use of time in Donnie Darko's cinematography?

  2. (3) What are the colors on the globe in the 90s-00s Universal Studios logo?

    Is there any possible explanation for why the chairman of the museum adores Mr.Bean in the Bean movie?

  3. (2+V) Relation between Warlock Lord and Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles

    Is there any significance in the text above the door in Outlander?

  4. (2) Who was in the coffin?

    What are the colors on the globe in the 90s-00s Universal Studios logo?

  5. (1) How did Thomas know about "Her Ladyship's soap?"

    Relation between Warlock Lord and Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles

    How did Efraim cut out Henry?

    Customs and decisions on putting bloopers in end credits

    Customs and decisions on putting bloopers in end credits

    What is the connection between Guillermo del Toro and the video game Portal?

    What was the ending of Night Moves about?

    What was the ending of Night Moves about?

    How are movies distributed internationally?

    Why was Sartaj astonished on seeing the passport in Gaitonde's possession?

  6. (0) What was the ending of Night Moves about?

    "Fland Canyon" and Maude

    How is it that Madeline and Nathan are both living (with their families) in Monterey?

    How did Thomas know about "Her Ladyship's soap?"

  7. (-3) How historically accurate is the climactic briefing scene in Downfall?

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