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11th Sep '17 5:38:53 PM KoopaKid17
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* The Music/MartyRobbins ballad "El Paso" begins in Rosa's Cantina. This cantina does exist in the same city and fans of Robbins and Creator/TheGratefulDead (who covered the song) make every effort they can visit the place.
8th Sep '17 1:36:41 AM LondonKdS
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* The Solicitine sisterhood in ''ComicBook/CastleWaiting'' have been criticised by some readers as imposing modern feminist ideals on Middle Ages female monasticism. However, they are very similar to the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beguines_and_Beghards beguine movement]] in Middle Ages Northern Europe, which similarly involved women living together as a religious order with significantly laxer conditions than full nuns - notably, and as depicted in the comic, they were allowed to own property and run businesses, and to leave the community without question if they decided that they wanted to marry a man.
6th Sep '17 10:31:56 PM fruitcalculus
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* ''Film/DearWhitePeople'': Justin Simien thought of taking out the [[{{Blackface}} Blackface Party]] because he thought audiences might find it too absurd. Then he found out racist parties just like it were happening in universities all over the country.
6th Sep '17 2:08:53 AM jormis29
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* Many gamers thought that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_McRae Colin McRae]] was a dour Scottish rally driver character made up by Codemasters to narrate for their ''VideoGame/ColinMcRaeRally'' series of driving games.

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* Many gamers thought that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_McRae Colin McRae]] was a dour Scottish rally driver character made up by Codemasters Creator/{{Codemasters}} to narrate for their ''VideoGame/ColinMcRaeRally'' series of driving games.
4th Sep '17 2:05:10 PM eroock
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* In the opening scene of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Woody has to save a train full of orphans. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_Train Orphan trains]] actually existed in the late 1800s.
3rd Sep '17 11:55:25 PM gadeel
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* [[PlayerCharacter William Adams]], the European samurai, in ''{{VideoGame/Nioh}}'' really did exist during the Sengoku Period, though as only as an advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu rather than as a demon slayer. [[RaceLift He was also English, not Irish]]. Further, he was actually the ''seventh'' foreigner to become a samurai, the the first being an African[[note]]Possibly from Mozambique[[/note]] man named Yasuke, who was a retainer to Oda Nobunaga. You meet him late in the game as a boss.

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* [[PlayerCharacter William Adams]], Adams, the European samurai, in ''{{VideoGame/Nioh}}'' really did exist during player character of ''{{VideoGame/Nioh}}'', is based on a sailor for the Sengoku Period, Dutch East Indies Company who actually became a samurai[[note]]Doing so alongside his second mate, Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn[[/note]], though as only as an advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu rather than as a demon slayer. [[RaceLift He was also English, not Irish]]. Further, he was actually the ''seventh'' ''sixth'' foreigner to become a samurai, the the first being an African[[note]]Possibly from Mozambique[[/note]] man named Yasuke, who was a retainer to Oda Nobunaga. You meet him late in the game as a boss.
3rd Sep '17 11:50:50 PM gadeel
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* [[PlayerCharacter William Adams]], the European samurai, in ''{{VideoGame/Nioh}}'' really did exist during the Sengoku Period, though as only as an advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu rather than as a demon slayer. [[RaceLift He was also English, not Irish]]. Further, he was actually the ''seventh'' foreigner to become a samurai, the the first being an African[[note]]Possibly from Mozambique[[/note]] man named Yasuke, who was a retainer to Oda Nobunaga. You meet him late in the game as a boss.
2nd Sep '17 7:50:10 PM NineballCirno
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* Many fans had thought that [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made up "It's magic, I don't have to explian it," unaware that it's a jab at Creator/JoeQuesada, who said said it to justify the controversial changes made to Franchise/SpiderMan in ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.

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* Many fans had thought that [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made up "It's magic, I don't have to explian explain it," unaware that it's a jab at Creator/JoeQuesada, who said said it to justify the controversial changes made to Franchise/SpiderMan in ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.



* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'': Pooh likes eating honey from jars, however the honey he eats is very thick and creamy looking. This doesn't resemble the gooey honey found in many stores, leaving many viewers stumped. The honey that Winnie the Pooh eats is crystalized, in contrast to "runny honey". Even gooey honey will cystalize if left alone for long enough though. Most honeys look like Pooh's honey, however mass-produced honey usually comes in "runny" form.

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* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'': Pooh likes eating honey from jars, however the honey he eats is very thick and creamy looking. This doesn't resemble the gooey honey found in many stores, leaving many viewers stumped. The honey that Winnie the Pooh eats is crystalized, crystallized, in contrast to "runny honey". Even gooey honey will cystalize crystallize if left alone for long enough though. Most honeys look like Pooh's honey, however mass-produced honey usually comes in "runny" form.
31st Aug '17 5:14:06 AM CaptEquinox
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** Lifebuoy Soap is almost completely forgotten now, except in India, where it is a big brand like Dove in the US, but it's actually still being made. Likewise Palmolive is known almost entirely as a dish soap these days, but they did and still do make hand soap. In Scandinavia, at least, they also make shampoo and conditioner products.

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** Lifebuoy Soap is almost completely forgotten now, except in India, where it is a big brand like Dove in the US, but it's U.S. It's actually still being made. As with so many other "forgotten" products from the 50s and early 60s, [[https://www.vermontcountrystore.com/3-bars-lifebuoy-soap/product/H2816 it's available from Vermont Country Store.]] Likewise Palmolive is known almost entirely as a dish soap these days, but they did and still do make hand soap. In Scandinavia, at least, they also make shampoo and conditioner products. Close-Up cinnamon toothpaste and other "forgotten" products are still made and can be found at certain drugstores or online.
31st Aug '17 5:01:13 AM CaptEquinox
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The {{Trope Namer|s}} is ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', from 1965. In the special, Lucy said "Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find, Charlie Brown! Maybe painted pink!". ''Aluminum'' Christmas trees? In ''pink''?! Modern-day viewers are frequently surprised to find out that line wasn't merely a bit of comic exaggeration about Christmas commercialization. TheSixties had their share of oddball kitsch, and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminum_Christmas_tree aluminum Christmas tree]] is a God's-honest-truth ''real example'' -- it was produced in many colors, including pink -- though it was an artificial tree with metallic needles, not a hollow metal cone as depicted in the cartoon.[[note]] You can buy them [[http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=83886 online]].[[/note]]

So why do viewers of later generations assume aluminum Christmas trees must be fictional? Well, as it happened, ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' caused the best-known inversion of TheRedStapler effect -- it so thoroughly destroyed the appeal of this holiday decoration that sales plummeted like a rock, and the aluminum Christmas tree was taken off the market before the Sixties were over.[[note]]Artificial trees still ''exist'', as any trip to a hardware or department store during December will tell you, but in the wake of ''Charlie Brown Christmas'', great effort has since been made to make them as authentic-seeming as possible, and typically only the main "trunk" of the tree is made out of metal on modern examples -- the bristles now tend to be synthetic fiber.[[/note]]

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The {{Trope Namer|s}} is ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', from 1965. In the special, Lucy said "Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find, Charlie Brown! Maybe painted pink!". ''Aluminum'' Christmas trees? In ''pink''?! Modern-day viewers are frequently surprised to find out that line wasn't merely a bit of comic exaggeration about Christmas commercialization. TheSixties had their share of oddball kitsch, and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminum_Christmas_tree aluminum Christmas tree]] is a God's-honest-truth ''real example'' -- it was produced in many colors, including pink -- though it was an artificial tree with metallic needles, not a modernistic hollow metal cone as depicted in the cartoon.cartoon, and usually called a "tinsel tree".[[note]] [[https://www.vermontcountrystore.com/silver-tinsel-christmas-tree/product/54207 You can buy them them]] [[http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=83886 online]].[[/note]]

So why do viewers of later generations assume aluminum Christmas trees must be fictional? Well, as it happened, ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' caused the best-known inversion of TheRedStapler effect -- it so thoroughly destroyed the appeal of this holiday decoration that sales plummeted like a rock, and the aluminum Christmas tree was taken off the market before the Sixties were over.[[note]]Artificial trees still ''exist'', as any trip to a hardware or department store during December will tell you, but in the wake of ''Charlie Brown Christmas'', great effort has since been made to make them as authentic-seeming as possible, and typically only the main "trunk" of the tree is made out of metal on modern examples -- the bristles now tend to be synthetic fiber. In the last decade, though, the tinsel tree has made a phenomenal comeback.[[/note]]
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