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22nd Apr '16 8:37:08 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** [[ScienceMarchesOn A dwarf planet?]]
9th Mar '16 2:40:29 PM chasemaddigan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode that revealed that George Washington Carver didn't invent peanut butter and that the US government had credited him with the discovery in order to help ease race relations after the Civil War. In reality, George Washington Carver actually ''didn't'' invent peanut butter. Peanut butter actually dates back to the Aztecs and Incas, and the first patent was issued to Marcellus Gilmore Edson in 1884.
19th Feb '16 12:07:44 PM thatother1dude
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* Once sketch of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' portrays ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' with deep voices that Dave hates so much he tries to kill them over. He fills their booth with helium, [[HeliumSpeech giving them their signature high-pitched voices]] and Dave's approval right before it kills them. The canister being labelled "deadly helium" suggests the writers thought the idea wasn't supposed to make sense, but that much helium really ''would'' be fatal: even if it isn't poisonous, displacing that much oxygen would cause asphyxiation.

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* Once sketch of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' portrays ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' with deep voices that Dave hates so much he tries to kill them over. He fills their booth with helium, [[HeliumSpeech giving them their signature high-pitched voices]] and Dave's approval right before it kills them. The canister being labelled "deadly helium" suggests the writers thought the idea wasn't supposed to make sense, but that much helium really ''would'' be fatal: even if it isn't poisonous, displacing that much oxygen [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphyxiant_gas would cause asphyxiation.asphyxiation]].
11th Feb '16 11:23:27 PM chicagomel
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd7eWKCOk-A This]] ''Series/IveGotASecret'' episode, which had Neil Armstrong's parents with the secret that their son had just been chosen as an astronaut. Host Garry Moore asks how they'd feel if their son became the first man on the moon.
6th Feb '16 3:18:27 PM Everdream
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** In both ''Eclipse'' and ''Breaking Dawn'', Bella and Jacob get a few laughs out of Bella's made-up term of "beta" to mean the second-in-command of the wolf pack. A wolf pack's second actually ''is'' called a beta.

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** In both ''Eclipse'' and ''Breaking Dawn'', Bella and Jacob get a few laughs out of Bella's made-up term of "beta" to mean the second-in-command of the wolf pack. A wolf pack's second actually ''is'' ''was'' called a beta.beta, [[ScienceMarchesOn until the term was retired to more accurately reflect what real wolf packs are like.]] Biologists feel that the word gives people the impression that a pack is a group of wolves vying for dominance with strict rankings won through fighting, instead of the family unit it actually is. It's still frequently used by lay people, however.
24th Jan '16 11:46:00 AM catriona176
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* The famous incident involving "Deadline", a short story sci-fi pulp written by Cleve Cartmill in 1944 which described how to build a uranium-fission bomb, using information taken from technical articles published before the war. The FBI demanded the issue be removed form the newsstands, but editor Creator/JohnWCampbell convinced them [[RevealingCoverup this would only alert the world]] that the US government was working on building such a weapon. Campbell himself wrote a story in 1936 called "Frictional Losses" that predicted the Japanese use of explosive-laden kamikaze planes (in that case, to fight an AlienInvasion).

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* The famous incident involving "Deadline", a short story sci-fi pulp written by Cleve Cartmill in 1944 which described how to build a uranium-fission bomb, using information taken from technical articles published before the war. The FBI demanded the issue be removed form from the newsstands, but editor Creator/JohnWCampbell convinced them [[RevealingCoverup this would only alert the world]] that the US government was working on building such a weapon. Campbell himself wrote a story in 1936 called "Frictional Losses" that predicted the Japanese use of explosive-laden kamikaze planes (in that case, to fight an AlienInvasion).
24th Jan '16 11:45:17 AM catriona176
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** Depending how much leeway you give him, you could also say that he predicted modern consumerist culture. Sure, he saw it as random toys and sports with equipment that takes up enough manufacturing resources to keep the economy chugging along, but the constant turnover in smart phones and other electronics, coupled with the amount of money we as a society spend on media and related [[TheMerch merch]], it's too far off a prediction.

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** Depending how much leeway you give him, you could also say that he predicted modern consumerist culture. Sure, he saw it as random toys and sports with equipment that takes up enough manufacturing resources to keep the economy chugging along, but the constant turnover in smart phones and other electronics, coupled with the amount of money we as a society spend on media and related [[TheMerch merch]], it's not too far off of a prediction.
23rd Jan '16 7:22:27 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/{{Ted2}}'': John asks Ted if he can make a "Non-dick bong", and Ted jokes, "that's the name of the South Korean president." But there was a Dick Bong: American Air Force pilot [[http://www.sbnation.com/2015/8/28/9216197/remember-the-name-of-major-dick-bong-a-true-american-hero Major Dick Bong]].

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* ''Film/{{Ted2}}'': ''Film/{{Ted 2}}'': John asks Ted if he can make a "Non-dick bong", and Ted jokes, "that's the name of the South Korean president." But there was a Dick Bong: American Air Force pilot [[http://www.sbnation.com/2015/8/28/9216197/remember-the-name-of-major-dick-bong-a-true-american-hero Major Dick Bong]].
23rd Jan '16 7:41:48 AM ParkedCarAnne
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** The season 34 episode had a sketch about people who would benefit from the 2008 bailout that happened when the global economic meltdown was still fresh. Darrell Hammond and Casey Wilson played a couple named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Sandler Herbert]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Sandler Marion Sandler]] (no relation to Creator/{{Adam|Sandler}}) who screwed Wachovia Bank out of a lot of money and profited from the economic meltdown. Now, considering that there were two other fictional characters introduced before them, you'd expect Herbert and Marion to be fakes, too, right? Not in this case: turns out Herbert and Marion Sandler were real people who did exactly what the sketch said they did (Creator/LorneMichaels didn't realize this until after the sketch aired), making the brief clip of them being described as "People who should be shot" by a lower-third graphic tasteless (which explains why the NBC website video and the televised reruns got rid of that scene in the "2008 Bailout" sketch).

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** The season 34 episode had a sketch about people who would benefit from the 2008 bailout that happened when the global economic meltdown was still fresh. Darrell Hammond and Casey Wilson played a couple named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Sandler Herbert]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Sandler Marion Sandler]] (no relation to Creator/{{Adam|Sandler}}) who screwed Wachovia Bank out of a lot of money and profited from the economic meltdown. Now, considering that there were two other fictional characters introduced before them, you'd expect Herbert and Marion to be fakes, too, right? Not in this case: turns out Herbert and Marion Sandler were real people who did exactly what the sketch said they did (Creator/LorneMichaels didn't realize this until after the sketch aired), making the brief clip of them being described as "People who should be shot" by a lower-third graphic tasteless (which explains why the NBC website video and the televised reruns got rid of that scene in the "2008 Bailout" sketch).sketch. When Netflix aired the sketch as part of their ''Saturday Night Live'' 2000s collection, they aired the scene with Herbert and Marion Sandler, but got rid of the "People who should be shot" lower-third and removed Herbert's line thanking the government for [[KarmaHoudini letting them get away with their crime]]).
19th Jan '16 7:13:20 AM starwolf99
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* In ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'', When Dr. Heywood Floyd stands in the doorway of his sleeping son's room, on the wall to the left of his bed, is a poster of an Olympic runner, with the text "Beijing 08" on the bottom. The film was made in 1984 and the Olympic Committee did not choose Beijing for the 2008 Olympics until July 2001.
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