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11th Feb '17 3:27:52 PM MeleKalikimaka
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* Tatooine, Luke Skywalker's home planet in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]], famously have two suns. The first planet orbiting two stars in our galaxy were discovered more than 30 years later.

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* Tatooine, Luke Skywalker's home planet in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]], Hope]]'', famously have has two suns. The first In the early 1990s, astronomers theorized (and later confirmed) the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in our galaxy were discovered more than 30 years later.the binary star system PSR B1620-26.
28th Jan '17 5:52:12 AM Lloigor
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* In one strip of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' Jon buys a "battery operated battery charger". It turns out such a concept is far from useless and is ''totally real''. Such devices exist as a means to give portable electronics such as cell phones, laptops, and even car batteries juice in the event of an emergency.
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** Jon once bought a "battery operated battery charger". It turns out such a concept is far from useless and is ''totally real''. Such devices exist as a means to give portable electronics such as cell phones, laptops, and even car batteries juice in the event of an emergency.
28th Jan '17 5:50:46 AM Lloigor
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If research not available at the time of the writing proves them right, that's a case of ScienceMarchesOn meeting this trope; if the work turns out prophetic, that's DatedHistory meeting this trope. If the theory would never have been accepted by researchers working in whatever field (e.g. Professor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Abian Alexander Abian]]'s theory that we should blow up the moon to stop Typhus), it's just the writers fertilizing some EpilepticTrees. If the writer was just showing off an obscure fact that they know, that's ShownTheirWork. Compare: RightForTheWrongReasons. For the same principle applied to tactics, see StrategySchmategy. Compare: AccidentalTruth, in which an in-story lie by a character turns out to be true after all, and TheCuckoolanderWasRight, for In-Universe examples of something similar.

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If research not available at the time of the writing proves them right, that's a case of ScienceMarchesOn meeting this trope; if the work turns out prophetic, that's DatedHistory meeting this trope. If the theory would never have been accepted by researchers working in whatever field (e.g. Professor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Abian Alexander Abian]]'s theory that we should blow up the moon to stop Typhus), it's just the writers fertilizing some EpilepticTrees. If the writer was just showing off an obscure fact that they know, that's ShownTheirWork. Compare: Compare RightForTheWrongReasons. For the same principle applied to tactics, see StrategySchmategy. Compare: AccidentalTruth, in which an in-story lie by a character turns out to be true after all, and TheCuckoolanderWasRight, for In-Universe examples of something similar.
21st Jan '17 8:11:54 PM TheWanderer
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* An InUniverse version shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. CorruptCorporateExecutive Varrick puts out a ridiculously obvious and over the top set of propaganda films against [[TheEvilPrince the Northern Water Tribe Chieftain Unalaq]] designed to turn public support against him and towards [[LaResistance the rebels fighting against him]]. Varrick does this purely because Unalaq's edicts are bad for his own business, and his films transform TheFundamentalist, self-righteous, HolierThanThou Unalaq into an OmnicidalManiac MadScientist planning to use a DoomsdayDevice to destroy the world. This turns out to be ''far closer'' to Unalaq's [[TheAntichrist real personality and goals]] than either fans of the show or people in that world would have guessed at the time, not that Varrick knew about that or would have cared.
21st Jan '17 8:27:34 AM matruz
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* ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2'' has an Easter egg which in which Naruto and Hinata are declared "secret lovers", despite not being too much canon support for it in the [[Manga/{{Naruto}} original manga]] at the time. [[spoiler:Turned out that Naruto and Hinata [[OfficialCouple ended up married]] and with two children in the canon story]].
20th Jan '17 8:13:20 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''FanFic/MyImmortal'':
** Many {{Dramatic Reading}}s scoff at the line which says that it was snowing and raining at the same time. This is known as "sleet" in Commonwealth Nations and the United States, and it very much happens in the real world. If you believe one of the people who confessed to writing it as a TrollFic, the author thought it was impossible and put it in as a joke. It has also "rained" slush, which also works.
** The author also inadvertently predicted a major twist at the end of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'':
-->"nd den hairy wil have 2 [[spoiler:kommit suicide so voldimort will die koz he will rilly be a horcrox!!!!!111]]"

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* ''FanFic/MyImmortal'':
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''FanFic/MyImmortal'': Many {{Dramatic Reading}}s scoff at the line which says that it was snowing and raining at the same time. This is known as "sleet" in Commonwealth Nations and the United States, and it very much happens in the real world. If you believe one of the people who confessed to writing it as a TrollFic, the author thought it was impossible and put it in as a joke. It has also "rained" slush, which also works.
** The author also inadvertently predicted a major twist at the end of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'':
-->"nd den hairy wil have 2 [[spoiler:kommit suicide so voldimort will die koz he will rilly be a horcrox!!!!!111]]"
works.
20th Jan '17 8:09:04 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2'' has an Easter egg which in which Naruto and Hinata are declared "secret lovers", despite not being too much canon support for it in the [[Manga/{{Naruto}} original manga]] at the time. [[spoiler:Turned out that Naruto and Hinata [[OfficialCouple ended up married]] and with two children in the canon story]].
18th Jan '17 5:21:57 PM KeithM
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* In 1900, the Russian archaeologist Friedrich Zibold discovered the remains of a mysterious domed structure in the Byzantine Crimean site of Theodosia. After studying the ruins and some terracotta pipes found nearby, he proposed that the structure was an air well designed to condensate moisture from the air into water, and built a replica to test it. This replica was successful and became the precursor of modern air wells. However, it was discovered later that the ancient structure was actually a tomb, the pipes were not related to it and Zibold had used the wrong materials for his replica. But by sheer coincidence, these materials were the necessary to make a working air well, and had Zibold used the real ones in the tomb, his experiment would have been a failure. In other words, Zibold inadvertently invented a new technology as a result of a failed attempt to replicate a LostTechnology that didn't actually exist in the first place.

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* In 1900, the Russian archaeologist Friedrich Zibold discovered the remains of a mysterious domed structure in the Byzantine Crimean site of Theodosia. After studying the ruins and some terracotta pipes found nearby, he proposed that the structure was an air well designed to condensate moisture from the air into water, and built a replica to test it. This replica was successful and became the precursor of modern air wells. However, it was discovered later that the ancient structure was actually a tomb, the pipes were not related to it and it, Zibold had used the wrong materials for his replica. replica, and weather conditions at the time (which had included thick fog) had exaggerated the results of the experiment. But by sheer coincidence, coincidence these materials were the necessary right type to make a working air well, and had well--had Zibold used the real ones in the tomb, tomb his experiment would have been a failure.failure--and had weather conditions been more characteristic of the area (not as much fog), it wouldn't have worked as well as Zibold reported it did. Neither of these problems were discovered until 90 years after Zibold's experiment. In other words, Zibold inadvertently invented a new technology as a result of a failed attempt to replicate a LostTechnology that didn't actually exist in the first place.
18th Jan '17 1:37:54 PM Ulathon1
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* Tatooine, Luke Skywalker's home planet in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]], famously have two suns. The first planet orbiting two stars in our galaxy were discovered more than 30 years later.
11th Jan '17 12:55:14 AM Orbiting
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', the creators admitted that Ceres' emergence from Black Hole's head wasn't intended to be anything close to realistic or plausible, but some months after the comic's publication NASA actually observed [[http://www.blastr.com/2015-11-4/nasa-just-saw-something-come-out-black-hole-first-time-ever an object coming out of a black hole]].
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