We all know the plot – little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left alone by himself when his parents jet off on holiday.

With a storm wreaking the chaos which saw him left behind in the first place, a tree falling on power lines causing a power outage is central to the entire film.

The alarm clocks all fail to off in the morning, causing the mad dash to the airport for their flight to Paris.

With the phone lines down, Kevin is unable to call his parents and they can't call him.

But fans of the film have questioned how the eight-year-old was able to order a cheese pizza.

Millennials may be horrified to hear that before mobile phones and the internet, people relied on landline phones with actual wires connecting them – so when they went down it severed your means of communication.

But it seems there may be a valid explanation behind Kevin’s ability to summon a pizza.

A Reddit thread said: “I always assumed the tree actually severed the main trunk line to the whole town, but local calls within the same exchange still worked.”

Which would explain why Kevin could make a local call to the pizzeria, but not long-distance to get hold of his family.

Not just the ramblings of the internet, an AT&T worker backed up the theory.

Hank Hultquist, AT&T’s Vice President for Federal Regulatory Affairs, told The Huffington Post: “Everything is changing now because all of this phone capability is moving into the cloud, but in 1990, that was absolutely a plausible scenario.

“When you’re trying to call from Paris, now you’re relying on a whole series of connections including undersea cables, any one of which could have a problem, which would prevent you from reaching some particular telephone number.”

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