Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) has to be one of the most beloved heroes of all time that isn’t an Avenger or an X-men. He’s recovered famous artifacts like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. In his last great adventure, he discovered that his son was Even Steven and that aliens actually existed. To top things off, he survived one of the most absurd moments in movie history. He lived through a nuclear explosion by hiding inside of refrigerator. How he survived has been a bit of a mystery, but today, someone might have solved it with a theory so simple you can’t help but feel a little silly. The answer: The Holy Grail.
That’s right. Thanks to the cup of Christ that Indy drank from in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, he’s gained some durability. Some would even go as far to say that Indy might even be immortal. The important thing to remember here is that these are just theories, and that nothing has been confirmed. All of this talk originates from none other than the center of the internet, Reddit. In a post originally titled, “Who are you shocked isn’t dead yet?” a Redditor replied with Indiana Jones. His reason was simple, “Well he did drink from the cup of Christ. He might not have been granted eternal life, but I think it helped him survive other things. That’s the only way I can rationalize the fridge.”
It’s so simple. Why didn’t anyone else think about it? Even George Lucas couldn’t come up with a satisfactory answer as to how Indy survived the blast. He just said it was possible. While this isn’t the end all to the discussion, it’s probably the best answer that exists right now.