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    Updated on Nov 4, 2019. Posted on Nov 2, 2019

    "National Treasure" Had A Wild Plot, But Nothing Was More Wild Than The Bowl Of Lemons

    I am fully aware that I could be the only person who cares about this.

    Hello, world! It is I, Ehis, aka No. 1 National Treasure fan.

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    President of the fan club since '04, baby!

    Now, if you've seen the blockbuster starring Sir Nic Cage, then you know that some pretty bonkers things take place in this movie.

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    For example:

    Ben Gates is able to recall random facts from the deepest crevice of his brain:

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    Ben Gates uses a water bottle as a magnifying glass:

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    Ben Gates uses the case that just so happens to be holding one of our nation's oldest living documents as bullet shield:

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    Oh, and yeah, BEN GATES STEALS THE DECLARATION OF INDE-FRIGGIN-PENDENCE!

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    But alas, we're not here to talk about those things. We're here to talk about lemons. Specifically, the lemons that Ben, Dr. Chase, and Riley use to decode the hidden message on the back of the DOI.

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    If you recall, Ben and Dr. Chase use lemon juice to decipher the code on the back of the document.

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    When they discovered that the lemons work, they whip open Patrick Gates' fridge to find a bowl full of lemons.

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    Like, I'm sorry. You mean to tell me that THIS MAN who, not only lives alone, but lives off of pizza leftovers and soda, just so happens to have over half a dozen lemons...

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    ...in his FRIDGE?

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    Many a friend have asked me to let this go, but I shan't!

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    Does Patrick have a lemon tree in his backyard? Was Patrick planning on making lemonade? Is Patrick a fortune teller who happened to predict that his son would need nearly a dozen lemons that evening? THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS I NEED ANSWERS TO.

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    EVERYTHING IN THE MOVIE WAS EXPLAINED EXCEPT FOR WHY A SINGLE MAN WHO HATES COOKING AND LOVES TO COMPLAIN ABOUT CLUES HAS THAT MANY LEMONS IN HIS HOME!

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    Before y'all treat me like my friends do and wonder why I've spent too much time thinking about this, allow me to direct you attention to these tweets!

    The most unbelievable part of the movie National Treasure is that Gates' dad has an entire bowl full of lemons in his fridge when they are revealing the secret map on the back of the Declaration of Independence

    The most unrealistic thing about National Treasure is that Nick Cages dad has an entire bowl of lemons in his fridge. Like who has an EnTiRe BoWl oF LeMoNs is their FrIdGe?¿

    I never understood why Gates Sr. In National Treasure has a big ass bowl of lemons in his fridge. No one who lives alone has that many lemons at one time.

    Of all the most unbelievable aspects of National Treasure, I’m most skeptical about Nic Cage’s dad conveniently having a bowl full of lemons in the fridge

    So yeah. There's a peek into my mind for the 0% of you who were curious.

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    Like, will my question be answered? Probs not. But, like Ben Gates, I will never give up hope that, one day, I'll receive the answer I was looking for.

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