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While playing football in Ashton, Edward Bloom is running with the ball when two players from the opposing team dive to try to tackle him, and dive off screen. As the camera continues to reveal more of the field, the players are nowhere to be seen. They should have still been on the ground where they had fallen.
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When Edward Bloom infiltrates the "North Korean" concert there are multiple languages being spoken (not just Korean). These languages include Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog. In addition, the translation book Edward reads on the plane in simply entitled "English to Asian". This is done deliberately in order to obfuscate a reference to any country/war in which Ed might have been. Ed is old enough to be a veteran of WWII, but he is fighting the Chinese, who would have been allied with the US at the time. This is simply to let the audience know that the war is not WWII nor any specific war but is symbolic of all wars.
During the story of young Ed's athletic achievements in high school, which would be during the 1950s, he can be seen taking a long range basketball shot from behind a 3-point-line. The 3-point-line was not widely used until the late 1960s, and even then only in professional arenas, which Alabama still does not have. It did not see wide use in high school gyms until the early 1980s.