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17th Sep '17 5:36:16 PM rjd1922
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* In ''AmericanGods'' Mr Wednesday manages to scam money out of a cashier by constantly switching between credit cards and cash. In his notes Creator/NeilGaiman says what Wednesday did ''is'' do-able, but he deliberately fuzzed the edges so that readers wouldn't be able to figure out exactly how he did it and thus pull their own scams. (Although that didn't stop someone from using another scam featured in the book to actually rob a bank.)

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* In ''AmericanGods'' Mr ''Literature/AmericanGods'', Mr. Wednesday manages to scam money out of a cashier by constantly switching between credit cards and cash. In his notes Creator/NeilGaiman says what Wednesday did ''is'' do-able, but he deliberately fuzzed the edges so that readers wouldn't be able to figure out exactly how he did it and thus pull their own scams. (Although that didn't stop someone from using another scam featured in the book to actually rob a bank.)
17th Sep '17 5:26:41 PM rjd1922
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4W5DjIOInQ This]] ''Civil Protection'' video parodies, then subverts, this trope. One of the characters is very careful not to say anything about how to build bombs, and the other says DontTryThisAtHome whilst explaining ''exactly'' what not to do. When asked why he's explaining how to make napalm, he says that he doesn't want people to do it [[ComicallyMissingThePoint by accident.]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4W5DjIOInQ com/watch?v=5HfnWns8Gtc This]] ''Civil Protection'' ''Machinima/CivilProtection'' video parodies, then subverts, this trope. One of the characters is very careful not to say anything about how to build bombs, and the other says DontTryThisAtHome whilst explaining ''exactly'' what not to do. When asked why he's explaining how to make napalm, he says that he doesn't want people to do it [[ComicallyMissingThePoint by accident.]]
19th Jul '17 9:39:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The AnimatedAdaptation of Creator/DrSeuss's ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'' uses typical Seussian gibberish to describe the creation of a FantasticNuke.
26th Feb '17 2:29:21 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The drugs that Zeke makes in ''Film/TheFaculty'' are made from "caffeine pills and some other household shit." The Other Stuff in this case is likely [=NaCl=] and [[YourMindMakesItReal dehydrated Placebo]] according to how the drugs affect [[spoiler: the aliens, unless it's a case of BizarreAlienBiology]].

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* The drugs that Zeke makes in ''Film/TheFaculty'' are made from "caffeine pills and some other household shit." The Given that the drugs dehydrate the aliens to the point of killing them, the Other Stuff in this case is likely [=NaCl=] and [[YourMindMakesItReal dehydrated Placebo]] according to how the drugs affect [[spoiler: the aliens, Placebo]], unless it's a case of BizarreAlienBiology]].BizarreAlienBiology.
23rd Oct '16 4:14:59 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Lanyon recognizes a few of the ingredients used to make the potion (salt, phosphorous, blood-red liquor, ether), but the rest are unidentified.
17th Jun '16 2:45:49 AM Doug86
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* In-universe in ''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}''. The titular doctor is deliberately vague about how he brought a sewn-together corpse to life. The sailor he's telling his story to tries to inquire further, but Frankenstein refuses because he doesn't want anyone else to replicate his experiment.

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* In-universe in ''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}''.''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. The titular doctor is deliberately vague about how he brought a sewn-together corpse to life. The sailor he's telling his story to tries to inquire further, but Frankenstein refuses because he doesn't want anyone else to replicate his experiment.



* It's not explosive, but it is dangerous: "moon tea" in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is based on natural abortifacients such as tansy and pennyroyal, which were historically used, but produced nasty side effects at best and would straight-up kill a woman if the mixture was even slightly off. George R R Martin [[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/A_Myriad_of_Questions/ "added a few fantasy touches"]] because he didn't want anybody trying this at home.

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* It's not explosive, but it is dangerous: "moon tea" in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is based on natural abortifacients such as tansy and pennyroyal, which were historically used, but produced nasty side effects at best and would straight-up kill a woman if the mixture was even slightly off. George R R Martin [[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/A_Myriad_of_Questions/ "added a few fantasy touches"]] because he didn't want anybody trying this at home.
21st May '16 11:44:34 PM Anddrix
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* Parodied in strip during the ''Last Laugh'' CrisisCrossover in Franchise/TheDCU. The strip had SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker explaining how to make his lethal Joker venom but censored out the names of various ingredients but left in comments like "You'll need to go to the hardware store for that". The joke, of course, being that you couldn't make the entirely fictitious Joker venom even if you did know what it contained.

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* Parodied in strip during the ''Last Laugh'' CrisisCrossover in Franchise/TheDCU. The strip had SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker explaining how to make his lethal Joker venom but censored out the names of various ingredients but left in comments like "You'll need to go to the hardware store for that". The joke, of course, being that you couldn't make the entirely fictitious Joker venom even if you did know what it contained.
11th May '16 12:50:07 AM Tuckerscreator
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* In-universe in ''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}''. The titular doctor is deliberately vague about how he brought a sewn-together corpse to life. The sailor he's telling his story to tries to inquire further, but Frankenstein refuses because he doesn't want anyone else to replicate his experiment.
15th Apr '16 5:03:35 PM Doug86
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* Parodied in strip during the ''Last Laugh'' CrisisCrossover in TheDCU. The strip had SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker explaining how to make his lethal Joker venom but censored out the names of various ingredients but left in comments like "You'll need to go to the hardware store for that". The joke, of course, being that you couldn't make the entirely fictitious Joker venom even if you did know what it contained.

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* Parodied in strip during the ''Last Laugh'' CrisisCrossover in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. The strip had SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker explaining how to make his lethal Joker venom but censored out the names of various ingredients but left in comments like "You'll need to go to the hardware store for that". The joke, of course, being that you couldn't make the entirely fictitious Joker venom even if you did know what it contained.
13th Apr '16 6:45:56 PM AtticusOmundson
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[[quoteright:350:[[Series/MythBusters http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/djg5wt9.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:"This ingredient is made of Blur.\\
And this has some Blur in it, too.\\
Blur is very dangerous;\\
you don't wanna mix Blur with Blur."]]
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