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12th Jul '17 1:19:25 AM razorrozar7
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* A large number of those who oppose homosexual rights say that animals never engage in homosexuality. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals They]] [[http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150206-are-there-any-homosexual-animals are]] [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/07/0722_040722_gayanimal.html wrong]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Nothing else needs to be added.]]
7th Jul '17 4:59:35 PM nombretomado
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* Can happen for important issues, too. ''The National Post'', a Canadian newspaper, ran an article titled "Iran Eyes Badges for Jews" complete with a picture of Jews being persecuted in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. This had many unfortunate consequences as the Prime Minister mistook the story as factual. TheOtherWiki has the relevant info [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Post#2006_Iran_Controversy here]].

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* Can happen for important issues, too. ''The National Post'', a Canadian newspaper, ran an article titled "Iran Eyes Badges for Jews" complete with a picture of Jews being persecuted in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. This had many unfortunate consequences as the Prime Minister mistook the story as factual. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has the relevant info [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Post#2006_Iran_Controversy here]].



* A [[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/technology/internet/29inkblot.html 2009 New York Times article]] about psychologists outraged over the posting of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test the Rorschach inkblot test]] on TheOtherWiki briefly mentioned that the inkblots had been featured on other websites, but the implication was clear that the inkblots had only recently become available to the public. In fact, the outlines of all the inkblots, along with commentary on "good" and "bad" answers for what they represent, were published in William Poundstone's 1983 book ''Big Secrets'' and most of the websites with the test copied the blots and commentary from Poundstone's book verbatim.

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* A [[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/technology/internet/29inkblot.html 2009 New York Times article]] about psychologists outraged over the posting of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test the Rorschach inkblot test]] on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki briefly mentioned that the inkblots had been featured on other websites, but the implication was clear that the inkblots had only recently become available to the public. In fact, the outlines of all the inkblots, along with commentary on "good" and "bad" answers for what they represent, were published in William Poundstone's 1983 book ''Big Secrets'' and most of the websites with the test copied the blots and commentary from Poundstone's book verbatim.
29th Jun '17 7:38:59 AM nightkiller
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** Many journalists reporting on space subjects seem to like the word "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord intergalactic]]" even when reporting on a lunar eclipse or the International Space Station.
17th Jun '17 10:31:48 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://mashable.com/2014/03/31/new-zealand-rugby-haka-dance/ Mashable's article]] on the All Blacks Sevens team's performance of the haka seems to have confused the team with the All Blacks proper. The latter play the full, 15-man game of RugbyUnion, whereas the former plays the Sevens game, a shortened version with seven players on each side. The article introduced the Sevens team as "New Zealand's national rugby team, the All Blacks" (technically true but more accurate for the 15 man team) then went on to explain that they usually perform the haka before every match, which is the 15 man team's tradition. The Sevens team only do the haka when they win a tournament - there's no point spending five minutes on the haka for each of the five or six 15 minute games they play over a weekend. In addition, the writer states the haka is a "dance" performed for "intimidation" - both something of a FandomBerserkButton to some All Blacks fans.

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* [[http://mashable.com/2014/03/31/new-zealand-rugby-haka-dance/ Mashable's article]] on the All Blacks Sevens team's performance of the haka seems to have confused the team with the All Blacks proper. The latter play the full, 15-man game of RugbyUnion, UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion, whereas the former plays the Sevens game, a shortened version with seven players on each side. The article introduced the Sevens team as "New Zealand's national rugby team, the All Blacks" (technically true but more accurate for the 15 man team) then went on to explain that they usually perform the haka before every match, which is the 15 man team's tradition. The Sevens team only do the haka when they win a tournament - there's no point spending five minutes on the haka for each of the five or six 15 minute games they play over a weekend. In addition, the writer states the haka is a "dance" performed for "intimidation" - both something of a FandomBerserkButton to some All Blacks fans.
12th Jun '17 8:22:24 PM Trueman001
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* Many Website/YouTube videos debunking the idea of the PerpetualMotionMachine attract the usual cranks who simply refuse to believe that the Laws of Thermodynamics are valid (despite us having roughly a thousand years of empirical experience validating them before they were finally proved), or raising red herrings such as bearing friction or air drag, or (mind-bogglingly) "turning the wheel the wrong way", whichever way that is supposed to be. As Donald Simanek points out on his web site (linked from the PMM article), the reasons why [=PMMs=] don't work are seldom ''only'' the Laws of Thermodynamics, and ''never'' just friction or air drag. Even if a PMM were built with perfectly frictionless bearings and run in a perfect vacuum, it still wouldn't work. As for "which way an overbalanced wheel is supposed to turn", even PMM believers disagree; some claim that the wheel is supposed to be dragged down on the side which is heavier, others that this is supposed to happen on the other side, which has greater lever arm. The reality, of course, is that these effects cancel each other out.
14th May '17 5:01:01 PM karstovich2
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** On the subject of furries, there was a news article that followed this trope: They reported the name of the convention Anthrocon ('''Anthro'''pomorphic '''Con'''vention) as "Arthrocon", effectively ruining the name's meaning since "Arthro" refers to joints (as in arthritis, inflammation of the joints).

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** On the subject of furries, there was a news article that followed this trope: They reported the name of the convention Anthrocon ('''Anthro'''pomorphic '''Con'''vention) as "Arthrocon", effectively ruining the name's meaning since "Arthro" refers to joints (as in arthritis, inflammation of the joints).joints) or at a stretch to the phylum of invertebrate animals known as arthropods (literally, "jointed legs") that includes insects, spiders, and lobsters. (In case it needs to be said, the attendees of Anthrocon were not ''all'' insect/spider/crustacean/etc. furries, though statistically a few probably were.)
14th May '17 4:43:01 PM karstovich2
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** [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale Confusing units]], up to mistaking ''light-years'' for kilometers and this without including to bother to check if a "billion" is it's the British/American one (10⁹) or the standard one (10[[superscript:12]]).

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** [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale Confusing units]], up to mistaking ''light-years'' for kilometers and this without including to bother to check if a "billion" is it's the British/American one (10⁹) short-scale (10[[superscript:9]]) or the standard one long-scale (10[[superscript:12]]).
5th May '17 5:29:13 AM Cryoclaste
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* Any statement that evolution takes place in individuals, ''{{Pokemon}}''-style. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTthcMOODvc Here's an informative video using pokémon]] to demonstrate.

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* Any statement that evolution takes place in individuals, ''{{Pokemon}}''-style.''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-style. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTthcMOODvc Here's an informative video using pokémon]] to demonstrate.
3rd May '17 2:03:52 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** In a similar way, one Russian journalist once described a 9x18 Makarov caliber brass casing as a "Bullet from a Makarov nagant".

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** In a similar way, one Russian journalist once described a 9x18 Makarov caliber brass casing as a "Bullet from a Makarov nagant".Nagant". One has to wonder how that happened, seeing how the Makarov is a semi-auto handgun and the Nagant name is attached to a service rifle, a revolver, and a line of automobiles; all four of which are easy to tell apart at a glance.
30th Apr '17 3:02:35 PM ooh
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** Another problem with this "Democrat Equals Socialist" debate is that the modern-day Democratic Party (at least since the UsefulNotes/BillClinton era) has taken on a "Neo-Liberal" approach, with a far more relaxed reaction to free-market capitalism than ever before. This is evident by Bernie Sanders (the most recent example of a legitimate socialist running for President as a Democrat) chastising UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton for wooing Wall Street bankers during her last Presidential run.[[note]]It should also be noted that Hillary was actually a Republican in her early political years.[[/note]]

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** Another problem with this "Democrat Equals Socialist" debate is that the modern-day Democratic Party (at least since the UsefulNotes/BillClinton era) has taken on a "Neo-Liberal" approach, with a far more relaxed reaction to free-market capitalism than ever before. This Bill even announced in 1995 that "the era of big government is evident by over," something Republicans would have never expected a Democrat to say at the time. Likewise, UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton was a Republican in her early political years and accepted donations from Wall Street bankers during her last Presidential run, something that Bernie Sanders (the most recent example of a legitimate socialist running for President as a Democrat) chastising UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton for wooing Wall Street bankers during chastised her last Presidential run.[[note]]It should also be noted that Hillary was actually a Republican in her early political years.[[/note]]for.
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