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    How do you make a Bobsleigh track? | Burning Questions
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    How do you make a Bobsleigh track? | Burning Questions

    November 17, 2019


    It’s the Formula 1
    of the Winter Olympics. So what do we know
    about this daredevil sport? It might surprise you to learn that one of the most
    adventurous sports on the planet wasn’t
    originally a sport at all. Before the Jamaican
    bobsleigh team made it cool, bobsleighs were
    actually invented to ferry wealthy visitors around the posh
    ski resort of St Moritz. They were literally
    too posh to push. Soon, people couldn’t resist
    racing them around the streets, so before someone
    got seriously hurt, the first official track was
    built at the Kulm Hotel park, ending in the village
    of Cresta. This track ended up
    hosting the sliding events at two Winter Olympic games
    and is still in use today. Modern bobsleigh tracks
    are made of concrete and then coated with ice. That sounds pretty scary
    just saying it – concrete coated with ice, the two hardest substances
    known to man. There’s actually a lot
    of technology going on to make sure it’s safe
    for all the athletes. First, the design of the track
    is modelled on a computer. Then it is simulated
    in a laboratory in order to measure accurately
    the amount of friction that’ll be created between
    the sled and the ice when travelling
    at high, high speeds. Basically, this means
    they can calculate the maximum speed
    a sled can reach. The designers take into
    account numerous factors, even the differences
    in the ice itself. The ice in Canada,
    for example, is different to the
    ice in Russia, which is different to the ice
    in Hawaii because it – because it had melted.
    It’s like a little joke. It doesn’t matter. Then the track is constructed
    out of reinforced concrete with evaporators embedded
    in it to cool the track to exactly minus 11 degrees. Not minus 10. Not minus 12. Minus 11. The track is then
    sprayed with water to create a layer
    of ice two inches thick. Like snowflakes, no two courses
    are exactly the same, but there are certain elements
    that each course has to have. They are required to have
    at least one straight section and one section made up of
    three turns in quick succession. This is known as a labyrinth. A modern track should be
    1,200 to 1,300 metres long and have at least 15 curves. The most distinguishing
    feature of the tracks is the Petersen turn. The 180-degree turn with
    a 270-degree bank angle is a compulsory feature
    on all Olympic runs and is named after
    pioneering track designer Heidi Petersen. These tracks
    are so specialised, there are currently
    just 16 in the world. All of them are
    artificially cooled with ammonia refrigeration,
    with the exception of St Moritz,
    the very first track, which is still naturally
    cooled. Of these,
    the track at Lake Placid is considered the most
    technically demanding, featuring 20 tricky
    turns, the most for any competitive
    sliding track. The fastest track in the
    world is in Whistler, built for
    the 2010 Winter Games. It is also the steepest
    track in the world, featuring a vertical
    drop of 148 metres. That’s like jumping out
    of a 10-storey window in a bobsleigh
    with Lycra for fun. Getting the track spot-on
    is essential. As we’ve said, speeds can
    exceed 120km per hour, and some curves can subject
    the crews to 5G of force. That’s similar
    to a fighter pilot – I mean, a fighter
    pilot wearing Lycra. The crew is made up
    of a pilot, a brakeman, and in the four-man
    bob, two pushers. Athletes are selected based
    on their speed and strength. Pilots must have the skill,
    timing, and finesse to steer the sleigh along
    the path or line that’ll produce the greatest speed. If you think you’ve got
    what it takes, you’re in luck. Several tracks offer
    tourist rides in bobsleighs, so if you fancy yourself as the
    next Shauna Rohbock or Pierre Lueders – those are two famous
    bobsleighers, but I mean, you knew that – now is your chance. So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this edition of “Burning Questions”. Don’t forget to leave your Burning Question in the comments!

    How to set up event tracking (5:00)
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    How to set up event tracking (5:00)

    November 16, 2019


    Event tracking is a great way to know if users
    are engaging with your website and performing intended actions. The Google Merchandise Store, for instance,
    can track clicks on the global navigation bar to better understand how users navigate
    their website. To collect Event data from a website, you’ll
    need to add JavaScript to the individual elements on the site you wish to track. 
    Note that you’ll have to set up separate event tracking for each element or state you
    wish to track. For example, if you want to track when videos are both played and paused,
    you will need to set up separate event tracking for the play and pause states of the button.
    When a user performs an action on an element with event tracking, the event tracking code
    will pass four parameters along with the event hit. These parameters are: “Category,”
    “Action,” “Label,” and “Value.” You can define these parameters in your JavaScript
    to organize the data in your event reports. “Category” lets you organize the events
    you track into groups. For your website, this might be “Videos” or “Social Shares.” “Action” is the action the user took when
    they initiated the event. If you were tracking when users click a video play-button, you
    might have a category called “Videos” with an associated action of “Play.”  
    “Label” is an optional value used to further describe the element you’re tracking like
    the name of a video. This can help you make your event reports more readable. 
    “Value” is an optional numerical value like the amount of time it takes a video to
    load or how much a specific event action is worth. You can use Value to assign a specific
    dollar amount when a specific action occurs. Be mindful about how you name your categories,
    actions, and labels, so when they show up in your reports, the event data will be easy
    for you and others to understand. If the Google Merchandise Store wants to set
    up an event on their website to track the “Android” link under “Brands”, they
    can set the event category as “Navigation,” the action as “Brands,” and the label
    as “Android.” Since navigation doesn’t have a direct monetary impact, they can leave
    off the “Value” parameter. Once the event tracking code has been added
    to the navigation element, every time a user interacts with that element it will pass the
    parameters that were assigned to Google Analytics, which will appear in the Events reports. Total Events are calculated as the total number
    of interactions with the tracked element, while Unique Events are how many users have
    triggered that event. So if a user clicks on the Google Merchandise Store’s navigation
    for “Bags” five times in a single session, the total number of link clicks for that event
    will be “five,” but the number of Unique Events will be counted as “one.” Events reports are found under Behavior. When
    you open the “Top Events” report, events are organized by category. You’ll see metrics for Total Events, Unique
    Events, and Event and Average Value (if applicable) for each event category you set up. You can
    jump to the category, action, or label simply by clicking on the navigation links at the
    top of the table report. If you click into the Category, you can see
    the associated Actions. This can help you view the various interaction states that were
    tracked for a Category in one place. If you click into the action, you can see
    the labels associated with that action. Another great use for events is tracking outbound
    link clicks that lead away from your site. For example, the Google Merchandise Store
    has a live chat button in their top navigation bar that opens a pop-up window when clicked.
    However, this pop-up window was implemented by a third-party vendor and goes to a different
    URL that the Google Analytics tracking code won’t track by default. We can set up event tracking on this button
    with the category “Outbound links,” an action of “Live Chat,” and a label of
    “Home” (or wherever the live chat button was clicked from). That way, we can tell how
    many times the live chat button was clicked and from what page. We can then know which
    web pages were causing users to seek help and work to better optimize those pages. You should be thoughtful about the events
    you want to track to give you insight into the customer behavior on your website. If
    your goal is to increase engagement, you’ll want to focus on tracking actions that demonstrate
    how users navigate your site and interact with your content. You can use event tracking
    to better understand user behavior specifically for your website and overall business.

    Chipko Re – Maati Baani Ft. Piyush Mishra #SaveAareyForest
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    Chipko Re – Maati Baani Ft. Piyush Mishra #SaveAareyForest

    November 15, 2019


    Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Ped kata khacch se mitti se nikli haaye Ped kata khacch se mitti se nikli haaye Jaag re bande Uth re bande Raha na koi upaaye Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Jungalon ke beech me kulhada phir gaya Phool roya aur kali ka rang gir gaya Jungalon ke beech me kulhada phir gaya Phool roya aur kali ka rang gir gaya Main toh sala chup khada hoon baad me pachtaaye Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko The long swings you took as a child from the aerial roots of the banyan tree, All those numerous nests built on it by cheerful birds free, Always remember these sights wonderful, And make your life once again colourful Now you see only the road to and fro, But must you miss those trees as you grow Nature has always been your best friend, Forgetting her is not a healthy trend. Come on, you Mumbaikar laddie Make it a bit quicker, Why don’t you get it straight buddy It’s now or it’s never! Hawa pe leni padegi thodi subsidy Jungalon ki laash pe hai buildinge khadi Hawa pe leni padegi thodi subsidy Jungalon ki laash pe hai buildinge khadi Oxygen ka tank leke kya karenge Kya karenge bhai Mai jo chipak jaau aaj har ek ped se Bolu ki Mai katunga Phir katenge ye… Mai jo chipak jaau aaj har ek ped se Bolu ki Mai katunga Phir katenge ye… Kiski majaal hai jo kaat jaae haye Kiski majaal hai jo kaat jaae kaat jaaye haye Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko CHIPKO!

    Pamban Bridge – Rameswaram – Train over the sea(Malayalam travel video)
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    Pamban Bridge – Rameswaram – Train over the sea(Malayalam travel video)

    November 14, 2019


    A train journey from Rameswaram railway station through Pamban Bridge my first decision was to copy the train journey through the Pamban Bridge my departure from the train station,my eyes fell on both sides of the places beautiful sceneries the camera does not have to look in front of the views the places where beautiful views are presented before get the bridge that too caught up in the camera Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge connecting India with Pamban Island and Rameshawaram. an engineering wonder this train journey was one of the things I had planned on ,and this helped me to Sabari from Rameshwaram I had to get sighting from the two sides of the Pamban Bridge with oneday. It did not have time to spend a day the train would be very less I have to copy the travel through the train,and also can get the train going on through Pamban Bridge first ,the Sabari was difficult to understand this idea Sabari is like a remote villager who knows only Tamil he knows little bit English however very difficult to grasp easily when he got hold of the matter,we decided to go on the Chennai train at 5 pm took ticket to next station’ Mandap’ the bridge that we can see in parellel to the Pamban Bridge is called Indira Gandhi Bridge many people from outside were saying that the bridge was Pamban Bridge while on the train It was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of Bandra-Worli sealink in 2010 this is a type of cantilever construction the Pamban Bridge has a segment with two indices two segments are opened when there are ships going the middle bridge was designed to open by the German engineer scharzer when the bridge was over,I moved to the next side with camera the long sea view that’s a pretty sight the time to reach the Mandapam station is about 5.45 pm caught auto after a short walk from station it was six o’clock when reached Indira Gandhi Bridge by auto can not tell about the wind in here as in the malayalam movie song’ MAHESHINTE PRATHIKARAM’ the wind here is wind I was afraid that even though the camera was going to get out of my hands in a few moments the strong wind as it was in Danush Kodi it was a little late ,and the train reached around 6.30 I remember it was’ Madura’ passanger train so the length of the train was short India’s first sea bridge in the 1870’s efforts to build the bridge were initiated in the British administration but the construction started in 1911 commissioned on February 24,1914 the bridge over a 2.2 km long the bridge is located on the second dangerous dock in the world after Florida I mentioned the last video about Danush kodi in the 1964 disaster a portion of the Pamban bridge collapsed in that calamity with in six months after the tragedy,the team engineers of Indian railway found the lost tracks and reconstructed the bridge it was a miraculous one only 46 days under the leadership of Kerala’s reowned metroman E- Sreedharan was reconstructed in that year,Minister of railways awarded E- Sreedharan as the symbol of this activity special thanks to Sabari in the timely manner to take with the arrangement Pamban Bridge is really an engineering wonder

    COPENHAGEN & STOCKHOLM – NORDIC FOOD VLOG #3
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    COPENHAGEN & STOCKHOLM – NORDIC FOOD VLOG #3

    November 14, 2019


    We’re Alex and Marko the Vagabrothers and this series is about new Nordic cuisine We’ll be traveling across three Nordic capitals exploring the culinary revolution that’s turned this region into one of the most dynamic food destinations on earth along the way we’ll be meeting locals, eating drinking and having a great time hope you’re hungry in episode three we’re traveling from Copenhagen to Stockholm 9:47 in the morning and we are about to leave Who is it? Who is it with the camera in my face? After last night, that was wild at War Pigs lets go, lets go man well as if we didn’t have enough beer last night we are heading to Carlsberg brewery we’re going to do a brewery tour have one last beer in Copenhagen before we head over to Stockholm well we safely arrived to the Carlsberg brewery and we’re going to do a little sampling and a tour of the brewery whenever I come to breweries I always kind of feel like i’m in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory Where are the Umpa lumpas? I don’t know, that’s the question they made a lot of beers in the first years and lots of late night testing just to make sure the beer was right but this was also the start of the industrialization in Denmark because this was the first place where you lived on your work place and you didn’t have a family so you put everything into your job alright so we are learning a little bit about the history of this place and now we are going to go behind the scenes at the Jacobsen brewery this is like that scene in Star Wars now the walls start coming together we’re now underground in the, basically in the basements, of what used the be the place where they stored all the beer that Carlsburg made which was supplying all of Scandinavia and much of the world it’s also where they used the store the intergalactic spaceships which they used to transport all of the beer across Scandinavia I think they need to start having house parties down here, which would be really cool tonight we have the crazy techno party in the underground so are we ready to do some beer tasting? we certainly are, do you have any particular interests you want me to take into acount? make it good make it good? I will what we have here are four of the Jacobsen beers which are actually made on sight here at the brewery we have the Jacobson velvet, an ale we have the Extra Pilsner, Sans Blonde, and in the end the most popular one, the Brown ale let’s drink it there he is, there he is alright to the airport we’re headed to Stockholm, Sweden alright guys we just got to the airport, i’m stoked, we’ve never been to Sweden before it’s going to be new, we’ve heard good things about Stockholm it’s supposedly really pretty The Venice of the north is what they say, the Venice of the north the Venice of the north, let’s see Bye Copenhagen, you’re awesome, stay awesome nap time ladies and gentleman welcome to Stockholm dude, Stockholms airport, it leads to the Bat Cave this is an insanely fast train it’s traveling towards Stockholm at 200 km/per hour it’s basically a bullet train we’ve been super lucky with the weather it’s 24 degrees, it’s super beautiful I haven’y been here long but I have a feeling I like…I like this country welcome to Sweden I can’t sit though it’s time to explore the city, we’re only here for like less than 24 hours it’s time to turn and burn hope in say hello to our friends here, hello Amelia, Rebecca alright so we are showered cleaned and ready to go explore Stockholm we’re going to start off with the Spirits museum my liver’s already hurting from the last couple days I think by the end of this trip our blood stream will not be blood it will just be like acohol I think it will just be pure happiness Stockholm is actually made up of 14 islands and in total there are 30 thousand islands in the whole Swedish archipelago so we just went from downtown Stockholm to another island called Djurgården which is where the majority of the museums are found guys this place is so pretty! My god and we seriously scored with the weather this is just an absolutely stunning evening super warm and just really happy to be here in Stockholm So my buddy Nick Iverson and his girlfriend Kabi are right here, let’s go say hello yo yo yo Welcome! hey how are you? alright guys we just go to the Spirit Museum and we’re going to do a bit of a taste test Yes so we have Nadia here who is a Sommelier, how would you..? Ya i’m the drinking expert and what are we going to try today? you’re going to have some Swedish things that one smells nice this one’s got the horseradish smell it’s also like….pepper rod not liking that pepper rod I don’t want it the other one, the pink one kind of smells nice it’s like rosey how do you say cheers in Swedish? Skål? notes of horseradish, horse manure I like that that’s good, I feel the hair growing on my chest it was better than i expected alright more alcohol… I mean, i’m not gunna lie horseradish is like my least favorite condiment I have nightmares of like waking up covered in horseradish sauce you’re a weird person now we say skål Skål into your skull no I have a question about mid summer, I used to live with some Swedish girls and she told me that you guys dance around a large phallic object during mid summer and you sing a song, like a drinking song about bumblebees Can we clarify? What was she talking about? this is the penis pole exactly, that we dance around but why are the balls on the top? you never know, we’re Swedes What is this? the funny thing is, this is from the old days and he was putting Vodka in it and then we were going over the fields and spreading the seeds and it’s really true I mean i’m not joking now this was used to be a good harvest learn something new everyday Mark’s just finishing up inside at the Spirit Museum but i’ve just had to come outside right now it’s so nice you guys there’s something about those nice warm Scandinavian summer sunsets Where we headed? so now it’s time for dinner we’ve got a beautiful sunset looking at the Venice of the north we’re going to go hop on the other island onto this boat, let’s go! interesting fact, this right here is a fresh water lake and that’s the Baltic Sea behind me and where i’m standing right now is a lock that’s actually sinking so this whole area here is going to have to be destroyed because they have to rebuild it well we’ve only been here a few hours but i’m very fast to fall in love with Stockholm this place is absolutely gorgeous, the people are beautiful and friendly and now we’ve just walked across this bridge to Södermalm it’s an island so we’re going to dinner at Woodstockholm like Woodstock and Stockholm together and it’s supposed to be….it’s a new restaurant, but there’s been a lot of great things been happening there, good news so… we’re going to go check it out we were walking through this place and we just could not just walk through it so we’ve had to sit down and have a beer how about a slow motion beer shot? slow moo…. Cheers, Skål, Skål, Skål, Skål they make eye contact right? so the Swedish way of toasting is, you look someone in the eye and then you drink, you can say Skål then you drink now you can break eye contact and you look again you look again? ya and this, they say, is that in Viking times people apparently used to poison the drink of your enemy and if you can look me in the eye twice you wouldn’t have poisoned my drink so that was a beautiful sunset beer and now dinnertime, you hungry? I’m starving is this place called Woodstock? ya so it’s Woodstock, it’s called Woodstockholm kind of like a play on words there ya it’s like Woodstock and Stockholm, Woodstockholm…Woodstockholm ya my name is Simon and you’re at Woodstockholm this restaurant started out unlicensed in the head chefs’ moms garage where people didn’t know what they were going to eat they just knew how much they were going to pay and that we would more or less guarantee that they would be satisfied and that later on evolved into this people walk out of here with a smile on their face and a full belly so radishes are really important in Nordic cooking because before the arrival of the potato root vegetables were one of the only things they could grow up here in this climate so we have some carrots and radishes with kimchi sauce and some red crops we’re told that double dipping is ok that’s good that’s real good how nice is that carrot? That’s a beautiful carrot it’s like all and perfect love it it just keeps getting better we have poached oysters in a butter and white wine sauce garnished with roasted almond this is a special treat Swedish oysters are said to be some of the best in the world because they’re grown in cold waters and there’s only 15 tons harvested per year so, this is really special and i’m excited to try this thing i’ve heard a lot about it oh my god like butter baby like butter bye guys thank you peace alright next stop is the cluuuubbbb this is regular me this is how i started this trip and this is how i feel now well guys it’s been another amazing day up here I can’t believe that we started the day in Denmark and now we are finishing it in Stockholm it’s insane and Stockholm is a seriously cool city we just got here, first time here but it’s got super tons of style and this club’s awesome! and so we have a little bit more to explore here tomorrow so tune in for that episode coming out in a few days in the meantime if you like the video give it a thumbs up share it with your friends subscribe to our channel for new travel videos every week as always stay curious keep exloring we’ll see you guys on the road peace

    CTA How-To Videos: Buying a Ventra Card
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    CTA How-To Videos: Buying a Ventra Card

    November 11, 2019


    Wondering how to make the switch to
    using a Ventra card? It’s actually quicker and easier than you think. In this video we’ll walk you through all the steps to get a card from any vending machine. Let’s get started. First – I am going to select new Ventra card. Note, that it does cost five dollars
    to get the card here but you’ll get that back as value for
    rides or passes as soon as you register your card. The
    card is basically free, but more on this in a bit. Today we’ll just
    get a new card with transit value, which works the same as value stored on
    old transit cards. You can use credit or debit, but today we’ll just use cash. We just insert the cash as prompted. In this case will put ten dollars and
    which leaves us with five dollars in value after covering the refundable cost of
    the card. If you want you can load up to a hundred dollars in value. Press done when you’re ready. And, here it is. In less than a minute we have our new Ventra card, and we’re ready to board. Walk over to the turnstiles, tap your card, and you’re ready to go. Don’t forget to register. In order to get your five dollar refundable fee
    from your initial card purchase, you have to register your card within 90
    days. Visit ventrachicago.com on your computer or on your smartphone or dial (877) now-ventra toll-free.

    Bullet Train Between Nagoya And Kyoto
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    Bullet Train Between Nagoya And Kyoto

    November 10, 2019


    I’m guessing if I wait a second, there will be a bullet train that passes at
    super high speed and make us scared that we’re going to blow
    off the track… Oh dude, there’s the other train… Oh…it’s just sitting still : (

    Only the price is not eternal. Take the Frecciarossa to Rome.
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    Only the price is not eternal. Take the Frecciarossa to Rome.

    November 7, 2019


    Come on – get away from here. Now – when hardly anyone is going. And the city is all yours. Goodbye everyday life Ciao Rome… Head off to enjoy the dolce vita. With the Frecciarossa, Italy’s high-speed train Right to the centre of the eternal city. Now at unbeatable prices.

    Joker Did Not Kill Anyone?- Joker (2019) Theory
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    Joker Did Not Kill Anyone?- Joker (2019) Theory

    November 5, 2019


    Hey Fanverse,
    Joker has sparked a war over fans for the different ways we all interpret the movie. Well today, we will highlight another controversial
    debate over the movie, Arthur Fleck never killed anyone. Todd Phillips has given hidden clues as evidence
    of this theory throughout the movie. So let us start digging! From some scenes of the movie, like the scene
    where it was revealed that the romantic relationship between Arthur and Sophie was just Joker’s
    imagination made it clear that a lot of what we saw were Arthur’s imagination and now
    we as fans had to reconsider everything that was shown to us like reality thus leading
    to this theory. Throughout the movie, it appears that Arthur
    killed at least 7 people. However, with each kills, there are just too
    much bizarre loose ends, which seems intentional from the director to make us question the
    reality of this movie. So let’s get started with this case, the
    first time Arthur snaps is on the train scene where he ends up killing 3 people. He uses the revolver given to him by Randall
    to first shoot the ringleader, and then he shoots the second man twice and finally he
    uses 5 shoots to kill the last man. Notice how he uses 8 bullets to kill the them
    from a revolver that contains only 6 rounds. When approaching the last guy, Arthur should
    have had only 1 bullet left in his revolver which could have done the job, but instead
    the director chooses to overkill by shooting thrice from a point blank range, making the
    scene illogical. We can also note that this was supposed to
    be the first time Arthur was using a gun, but he somehow managed to land all the hits
    successfully and even chased one of them and shot him to death, and that can be considered
    unsettling too. As if this was not enough, notice the woman
    the three people were taunting before, her eyes and her coat is the same as the woman
    Arthur sees at the back of a taxi wearing a clown-mask later in the film. Very small wardrobe detail could only imply
    that Arthur knew whom she was when smiling in that taxi scene. This suggests that Arthur has been in contact
    with at least one of his followers perhaps secretly training them. After that is the murder of his mother, Penny
    Fleck. Arthur suffocates her by using a pillow but
    observe how she has a nasal breathing tube plugged into her nose. These tubes provide a light flow of oxygen;
    therefore, unless Arthur tampered with the tube, Penny Fleck should still be getting
    enough oxygen to survive the suffocation. It could as well be that she died without
    his interference but he imagined otherwise to fit it all in. For the murder of Randall, there are no inconsistencies. However, the situation that brought them together
    in the crime scene did not actually happen. Arthur was invited to Murray Franklin’s
    show in a very weird way. When the phone rings, the scene shows Arthur
    getting inside a fridge but moments later, he comes out of his bedroom, dressed differently
    to pick up the call. His Final kill is that of the psychiatrist
    which happens to be off screen. How did he kill her? How did he get out of his cuffs? Most importantly, why would a violent killer
    be left unsupervised with only a psychiatrist? So yeah, there is more than enough evidence
    to consider that Arthur is not a killer but a mad man imagining murdering important people
    to in his mind give his life a purpose and to rain his version of justice fire down on
    earth.