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worm hole   Noun: e.g., A popular worm hole is the scene in which the protagonist driving in a major city finds a parking place immediately outside his destination. 

Definition: A scene that speeds the plot from one point to another in a way that is fantastic.

History: Based on the physics theory that travel between two points in curved space can be shortened by a straight line cutting through space’s fabric. Popularized in the 1950s, “worm hole” arose from the analogy of a worm going from one end of an apple to the other by chewing through the apple’s core.

Worm holes can be small and large. A smaller one is found in the remake “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001). Here George Clooney and Brad Pitt travel throughout the U.S.A. to invite thieves to a meeting at a house owned by Elliot Gould in Las Vegas. None of the invitees know each other. One speaks only Chinese. Yet, the night of the meeting, Gould answers his doorbell to find all nine standing on his doorstep.

Pussy GaloreThe mother of all worm holes led to the finale of “Goldfinger” (1964). “Have you been invited to lunch at the White House too?” James Bond (Sean Connery) asks Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) when confronted by Goldfinger aboard a military jet that the villain has hijacked. Bond is joking, but his joke is little more far fetched than the truth. After Goldfinger was foiled trying to poison 20,000 troops at Fort Knox and detonate a nuclear device, he and Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) chilled incognito a day or two in or near Fort Knox. (Yo Army! How about an APB) Goldfinger and Galore then subdued a flight crew at Fort Knox and hijacked the military jet intended to fly Bond to Washington D.C.  P.S.: In the air only 10 minutes, the jet travels 900 miles to crash in Florida’s Everglades. Worms feasted in “Goldfinger.”

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