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30th Apr '16 1:33:31 AM Eddy1215
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* On ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', the penguins have trouble removing a hornet nest. They discover that Mort isn't hurt by the hornets because he is protected by a "halo of ignorance". Kowalski uses a machine to [[PhlebotinumInducedStupidity drain their minds of bad thoughts]] so that they could then deal with the hornets. HilarityEnsues.
** On the episode "It's About Time", a time machine creates a hole in the space-time continuum that threatens to destroy the universe. Rico then tosses the machine into the hole, and it closes. When Kowalski states the impossibility of it, Skipper responds, "That's why Rico's a maverick. He makes his own rules."

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* On In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', the penguins have trouble removing a hornet nest. They discover that Mort isn't hurt by the hornets because he is protected by a "halo of ignorance". Kowalski uses a machine to [[PhlebotinumInducedStupidity drain their minds of bad thoughts]] so that they could then deal with the hornets. HilarityEnsues.
** On In the episode "It's About Time", a time machine creates a hole in the space-time continuum that threatens to destroy the universe. Rico then tosses the machine into the hole, and it closes. When Kowalski states the impossibility of it, Skipper responds, "That's why Rico's a maverick. He makes his own rules."
29th Apr '16 3:34:01 AM Wooboo
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** An even more extreme example are the [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Jokaero]]. Similar to the Orks, these orangutan-like aliens are capable of creating technology on an instinctual level. ''Unlike'' the Greenskins, though, these aren't piles of junk randomly slapped together and brought to life through sheer willpower. The Jokaero can make some of the most advanced, highly miniaturized technology in the galaxy, utilizing advanced techniques and seemingly natural phenomenon that the best minds in the Imperium can't wrap their heads around. And they can do it with pretty much [[MacGyvering any bits of junk that happen to be lying around]]. A Jokaero can sit on a pile of technological scrap and assemble a spacecraft that is more advanced than almost anything any other race can put together. This is a large part of the reason why the Jokaero are largely tolerated by the Imperium, another being that there is some question as to if they are even ''sentient''. Their creative process is also apparently random: a Jokaero working on a bolt pistol could make it capable of vaporizing a tank in one shot, or just add useless flourish.

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** An even more extreme example are the [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Jokaero]]. Similar to the Orks, these orangutan-like aliens are capable of creating technology on an instinctual level. ''Unlike'' the Greenskins, though, these aren't piles of junk randomly slapped together and brought to life through sheer willpower. The Jokaero can make some of the most advanced, highly miniaturized technology in the galaxy, utilizing advanced techniques and seemingly natural phenomenon that the best minds in the Imperium can't wrap their heads around. And they can do it with pretty much [[MacGyvering any bits of junk that happen to be lying around]]. A Jokaero can sit on a pile of technological scrap and assemble a spacecraft that is more advanced than almost anything any other race can put together. This is a large part of Again, another difference from the reason why the Orks is that anyone can use Jokaero tech. In spite of this, there is great debate if Jokaero are largely tolerated even ''sentient'', as they don't appear to have any discernible language or culture, with everything they do motivated only by their will to survive. The evident lack of sentience, their innate technological prowess and the Imperium, another being non-exclusivity of their tech means that there the Imperium is some question as willing to if they are even ''sentient''. Their make them an exception to their KillEmAll policy regarding Xenos, and Jokaero technology is highly sought after by both Rogue Traders and Inquisitors. That said, their creative process is also apparently random: appears to be entirely random. Handing a Jokaero working on a bolt pistol could make result in it capable of vaporizing having enough firepower to vaporize a tank in one shot, or just add an otherwise normal bolt pistol with some high-tech but ultimately useless flourish. flourish, with no way to discern which you are going to get.
29th Apr '16 3:22:06 AM Wooboo
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** An even more extreme example are the [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Jokaero]]. Similar to the Orks, these orangutan-like aliens are capable of creating technology on an instinctual level. ''Unlike'' the Greenskins, though, these aren't piles of junk randomly slapped together and brought to life through sheer willpower. The Jokaero can make some of the most advanced, highly miniaturized technology in the galaxy, utilizing advanced techniques and seemingly natural phenomenon that the best minds in the Imperium can't wrap their heads around. And they can do it with pretty much [[MacGyvering any bits of junk that happen to be lying around]]. A Jokaero can sit on a pile of technological scrap and assemble a spacecraft that is more advanced than almost anything any other race can put together. This is a large part of the reason why the Jokaero are largely tolerated by the Imperium, another being that there is some question as to if they are even ''sentient''. Their creative process is also apparently random: a Jokaero working on a bolt pistol could make it capable of vaporizing a tank in one shot, or just add useless flourish.
27th Apr '16 8:29:46 PM VutherA
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** In the (snowy) Battle for Vimy Ridge, the Canadian 85th Highlanders of Nova Scotia succeeded in attacking Hill 145, the highest part of the battlefield and a linchpin in the Germans' defences. The unit was completely green and used only for work parties thus far. Their artillery barrage preceding their attack was called off unknown to them (in fear of friendly fire because of the close proximity of their trenches to the Germans), and the 85th attacked moments after the silent zero hour with a battle cry regardless. The German defenders were mostly caught by surprise on account of them knowing a large artillery barrage for the intent of suppressing the defenders always came soon before attackers would reach them so [[CrazyEnoughToWork no one in their right mind would try to attack without it]].
27th Apr '16 4:51:29 PM RyuHimora
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* In 1976, it was widely known in the computer industry that the circuitry needed to make an entire general-purpose computer work could not fit in a box smaller than a desk. Steve Wozniak designed the Apple 1 Personal Computer in 1976. He later stated that had he known more about computer theory back then, he wouldn't have tried to make the Apple 1 - However, what probably made it possible at all was his habit of taking Mini Computers (The desk-sized versions) which used 150 chips and taking entire weekends redesigning them, often with only 50 chips. This habit alone probably would have invoked this trope from the computer engineers of the time.
23rd Apr '16 2:04:41 AM meanmetalmario
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'''Hermes:''' ''[utterly dumbfounded]'' [[LampshadeHanging That's a]] ''[[LampshadeHanging good question.]]''

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'''Hermes:''' ''[utterly dumbfounded]'' [[LampshadeHanging That's a]] ''[[LampshadeHanging good question.]]'']]''\\
23rd Apr '16 2:04:16 AM meanmetalmario
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a two-for-one deal of this in the episode "The Deep South". Dr. Zoidberg's house burns down...underwater. How did this happen? Because Bender left the cigar he was smoking next to it. Did I mention this was underwater? That's kind of important. It's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d:
-->'''Bender:''' Oh, that's where I left it! ''[picks it up to smoke]''\\
'''Hermes:''' That just raises further questions!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a two-for-one deal of this in the episode "The Deep South". Dr. Zoidberg's house burns down...underwater. ''underwater''.
-->'''Zoidberg:'''
How did this happen? Because Bender left the cigar he was smoking next to it. Did I mention this was underwater? happen?!\\
'''Hermes:''' ''[utterly dumbfounded]'' [[LampshadeHanging
That's kind of important. It's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d:
-->'''Bender:'''
a]] ''[[LampshadeHanging good question.]]''
'''Bender:''' ''[walks over to the burned rubble]''
Oh, that's ''that's'' where I left it! my cigar! ''[picks it up to smoke]''\\
and smokes it (again, this is all happening underwater)]''\\
'''Hermes:''' That just raises further ''further'' questions!
17th Apr '16 8:16:45 AM bwburke94
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* This can even come up in chess matches--trying to figure out what the amateur is doing can confound the professional, because the amateur ''doesn't'' know what they're doing, and so can't be predicted. Also, amateurs will perform the most ridiculous, foolish moves that no competent player would make, and thus a pro might leave themselves open to something resulting from such a move, or find it difficult to realize that it is even being attempted.
** That is actually a myth of unclear origin--chess is a game of perfect information. Card games are better example.
*** It's possible that your opponent noticed something you didn't. If it wasn't for that, games of perfect information with no randomness would always have the same player win.

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* This can even come up in chess matches--trying matches, despite both sides knowing the same information--trying to figure out what the amateur is doing can confound the professional, because the amateur ''doesn't'' know what they're doing, and so can't be predicted. Also, amateurs will perform the most ridiculous, foolish moves that no competent player would make, and thus a pro might leave themselves open to something resulting from such a move, or find it difficult to realize that it is even being attempted.
** That is actually a myth of unclear origin--chess is a game of perfect information. Card games are better example.
*** It's possible that your opponent noticed something you didn't. If it wasn't for that, games of perfect information with no randomness would always have the same player win.
attempted.
11th Apr '16 9:37:53 AM Grazermagic
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* One ''ComicBook/{{Garfield}}'' comic shows Odie sleeping on the underside of a hammock, and Garfield notes that he doesn't even understand the laws of gravity.


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** * One strip shows Odie sleeping on the underside of a hammock, and Garfield notes that he doesn't even understand the laws of gravity.
11th Apr '16 9:36:41 AM Grazermagic
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* One ''ComicBook/{{Garfield}}'' comic shows Odie sleeping on the underside of a hammock, and Garfield notes that he doesn't even understand the laws of gravity.
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