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19th Mar '17 9:24:42 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Even more disturbing: Isn´t the "rain of ashes" part reminiscent of a nuclear explosion?
19th Mar '17 9:21:21 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Even more hilarious if you know that the series was originally loosely based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

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** Even more hilarious (or fitting) if you know that the series was originally loosely based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[DoesNotLikeSpam hates raisins]]. While this was just because [[AuthorAppeal Jim Davis hates them]], in real life they are poisonous to cats.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[DoesNotLikeSpam hates raisins]]. While this was just because [[AuthorAppeal Jim Davis hates them]], in real life they he would have a very good reason not to--they are poisonous to cats.
19th Mar '17 9:12:32 PM ElSquibbonator
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This can be hard to tell from ShownTheirWork, and can often only be seen in context with the rest of the work--ShownTheirWork would prove to have all research shown, Accidentally Accurate is hit and miss.

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This can be hard to tell from ShownTheirWork, and can often only be seen in context with the rest of the work--ShownTheirWork work. A work that has ShownTheirWork would prove to have all research shown, be accurate overall, while one that is Accidentally Accurate is hit and miss.
would only get a few things correct.
16th Mar '17 9:45:45 AM LadyNorbert
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* The ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' story ''Fanfic/TilTheSunGrowsCold and the Stars Grow Old'' (written by @/LadyNorbert) was published in 2008, and hinged on the concept that Link and Zelda were the same characters, reincarnated many times over. A few years later, the ''Hyrule Historia'' was published with the revelation that this is (more or less) the case.
* @/LadyNorbert herself picked her online handle to name herself after the dragon from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', but tacked "Lady" on the front because she's a grown woman. This was in 2000. Ten years later, ''Deathly Hallows'' revealed that the dragon Norbert is, in fact, ''Norberta''.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6439871/6/A-Different-Halloween A Different Halloween]]'' has this in character, when the chief at the Daily Prophet takes a few bits of fact and wraps them around a backstory for the recently deceased Voldemort to write a sensationalist piece, not realizing that he and a young Rita Skeeter have accidently hammered out Voldemort's actual history.

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* The ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' story ''Fanfic/TilTheSunGrowsCold and the Stars Grow Old'' (written by @/LadyNorbert) was published in 2008, and hinged on the concept that Link and Zelda were the same characters, reincarnated many times over. A few years later, the ''Hyrule Historia'' was published with the revelation that this is (more or less) the case.
* @/LadyNorbert herself picked her online handle to name herself after the dragon from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', but tacked "Lady" on the front because she's a grown woman. This was in 2000. Ten years later, ''Deathly Hallows'' revealed that the dragon Norbert is, in fact, ''Norberta''.
''[[SamusIsAGirl Norberta]]''.
* In ''Fanfic/ShadowAndRose'', which was published prior to the release of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Alistair explains to Wynne that he's not good at dancing because Templars never learned how. In ''Inquisition'', a romanced Cullen tells the Inquisitor the same thing at the Winter Palace ball, and his explanation is almost word-for-word the same one as in the fic.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6439871/6/A-Different-Halloween A Different Halloween]]'' has this in character, in-universe, when the chief at the Daily Prophet ''Daily Prophet'' takes a few bits of fact and wraps them around a backstory for the recently deceased Voldemort to write a sensationalist piece, not realizing that he and a young Rita Skeeter have accidently accidentally hammered out Voldemort's actual history.



* Rachel on ''{{Series/Friends}}'' joins a bookclub where they discuss ''Literature/JaneEyre'' and she doesn't bother to read the book. When another character asks Rachel what her favorite part was, she immediately outs herself by saying: "The part with... the robot?" In actual fact, the titular character in Jane Eyre has this quite memorable line to Mr Rochester: "Do you think I am an automaton? a machine without feelings? And can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless?"

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* Rachel on ''{{Series/Friends}}'' joins a bookclub book club where they discuss ''Literature/JaneEyre'' and she doesn't bother to read the book. When another character asks Rachel what her favorite part was, she immediately outs herself by saying: "The part with... the robot?" In actual fact, the titular character in Jane Eyre has this quite memorable line to Mr Mr. Rochester: "Do you think I am an automaton? a machine without feelings? And can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless?"
12th Mar '17 2:36:25 PM nombretomado
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** It's worth noting that the Dolfury from ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' is almost definitely ''not'' a case of this. The setting and monsters are created by a biology enthusiast fascinated with the so-called "dark side" of nature, and who often seems to hold "cutesy critters" like dolphins in open contempt. The chances that he ''didn't'' know that making his dolphin-derived monsters violent sadists who are popularly (and not necessarily incorrectly) regarded as one of the only monsters that are genuinely evil was TruthInTelevision to some degree closely approaches zero.
5th Mar '17 11:38:09 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* Plato has a passage in ''Literature/TheRepublic'' where Socrates and Glaucon considers what will happen to a man who are considered "truly just". One of the possible outcomes for him is [[Literature/TheFourGospels Crucifixion]]. Whoops.


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** Even more disturbing: Isn´t the "rain of ashes" part reminiscent of a nuclear explosion?
2nd Mar '17 7:52:22 AM Gosicrystal
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This can be hard to tell from ShownTheirWork, and can often only be seen in context with the rest of the work--ShownTheirWork would prove to have all research shown, AccidentallyAccurate is hit and miss.

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This can be hard to tell from ShownTheirWork, and can often only be seen in context with the rest of the work--ShownTheirWork would prove to have all research shown, AccidentallyAccurate Accidentally Accurate is hit and miss.
25th Feb '17 12:36:18 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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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.

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* ''FanFic/MyImmortal'': ''FanFic/MyImmortal'':
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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.works.
** And then there's this line, which, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight if you can make out what Tara's saying]], inadvertently called a major plot twist in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]]'':
-->"nd den hairy wil have 2 [[spoiler:kommit suicide so voldimort will die koz he will rilly be a horcrox]]!!!!!111"
24th Feb '17 9:57:44 AM zandercan
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': In ''Sorry, Wrong Era'', Jimmy needs a diamond to use as a catylist for a BambooTechnology time travel remote, since he's stuck in prehistoric times with Sheen and Carl. Finding a diamond proves easy; the problem is that it's about the size of a hill, which obviously makes it too big to use. So how does he get a small enough diamond of of that? By baiting a tyrannosaurus rex into charging into it head-first, of course. This isn't as unrealistic a solution as it seems on the face of it. Diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth, sure, but one thing most people don't know is that it's also brittle enough to shatter. Most of the "science" on the show is of the jokey ItRunsOnNonsensoleum kind, so the writers probably didn't know this either.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': In ''Sorry, Wrong Era'', Jimmy needs a diamond to use as a catylist for a BambooTechnology time travel remote, since he's stuck in prehistoric times with Sheen and Carl. Finding a diamond proves easy; the problem is that it's about the size of a hill, which obviously makes it too big to use. So how does he get a small enough diamond of out of that? By baiting a tyrannosaurus rex into charging into it head-first, of course. This isn't as unrealistic a solution as it seems on the face of it. Diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth, sure, but one thing most people don't know is that it's also brittle enough to shatter. Most of the "science" on the show is of the jokey ItRunsOnNonsensoleum kind, so the writers probably didn't know this either.
24th Feb '17 9:55:51 AM zandercan
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': It's CommonKnowledge that diamond is overall the hardest natural substance on Earth. What only a relatively small handful of people know, however, is that for all that durability, diamond is astonishingly brittle. It is, in fact, not only possible, but surprisingly easy to take a hammer and chisel to a large chunk of the stone for the purposes of breaking off smaller fragments suitable for either jewelery or industrial purposes. So when Jimmy baited a T-Rex into slamming headlong into an enormous stone to get a smaller one suitable for his jury-rigged time travel remote, in the episode ''Sorry, Wrong Era''? Not only is that possible, but completely and utterly plausible; the show uses unabashedly wrong and fictional science just because it coasts along on both RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny, so chances are good that the writers behind the show didn't do their homework this time either.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': It's CommonKnowledge that In ''Sorry, Wrong Era'', Jimmy needs a diamond to use as a catylist for a BambooTechnology time travel remote, since he's stuck in prehistoric times with Sheen and Carl. Finding a diamond proves easy; the problem is overall that it's about the size of a hill, which obviously makes it too big to use. So how does he get a small enough diamond of of that? By baiting a tyrannosaurus rex into charging into it head-first, of course. This isn't as unrealistic a solution as it seems on the face of it. Diamond is the hardest natural substance on Earth. What only a relatively small handful of earth, sure, but one thing most people know, however, don't know is that for all that durability, diamond is astonishingly brittle. It is, in fact, not only possible, but surprisingly easy it's also brittle enough to take a hammer and chisel to a large chunk shatter. Most of the stone for the purposes of breaking off smaller fragments suitable for either jewelery or industrial purposes. So when Jimmy baited a T-Rex into slamming headlong into an enormous stone to get a smaller one suitable for his jury-rigged time travel remote, in the episode ''Sorry, Wrong Era''? Not only is that possible, but completely and utterly plausible; "science" on the show uses unabashedly wrong and fictional science just because it coasts along on both RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny, is of the jokey ItRunsOnNonsensoleum kind, so chances are good that the writers behind the show probably didn't do their homework know this time either.either.
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