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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."]]
11th Feb '16 5:43:08 PM thatother1dude
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** Bringing the above two together, Mythbusters took a hack at some of the chemistry on Breaking Bad, proving in short order that hydrofluoric acid wasn't quite nasty enough to actually eat through a bathtub. What was? Sulfuric acid and "special sauce", which Adam and Jamie refused to elaborate on. Those who know a bit of chemistry trivia might suspect that the "special sauce" was actually [[spoiler:reagent-grade hydrogen peroxide]], which when combined with H2SO4 produces a spectacularly violent glassware cleaning product called "piranha solution".

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** Bringing the above two together, Mythbusters took a hack at some of the chemistry on Breaking Bad, proving in short order that hydrofluoric acid wasn't quite nasty enough to actually eat through a bathtub. What was? Sulfuric acid and "special sauce", which Adam and Jamie refused to elaborate on. Those who know a bit of chemistry trivia might suspect that the "special sauce" was actually [[spoiler:reagent-grade hydrogen peroxide]], which when combined with H2SO4 H[[subscript:2]]SO[[subscript:4]] produces a spectacularly violent glassware cleaning product called "piranha solution".
5th Jan '16 1:49:12 PM TheCheshireCat
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* Several levels in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' feature cooking meth as one of the objectives. In game the mixture produces blue crystals as a ShoutOut to ''Series/BreakingBad''. Potential drug kingpins mixing the same ingredients in real life will be disappointed to find that all they've managed to create is salt water.
29th Nov '15 10:43:03 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''Film/SupermanIII'', a supercomputer determines the exact ingredients of kryptonite -- except that one of the ingredients is [[NotOfThisEarth categorized as "unknown."]] So Gus Gorman substitutes cigarette tar. This substitution results in what is, effectively, red kryptonite!

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* In ''Film/SupermanIII'', a supercomputer determines the exact ingredients of kryptonite -- except that one of the ingredients is [[NotOfThisEarth categorized as "unknown."]] So Gus Gorman substitutes cigarette tar. This substitution results in what is, effectively, red kryptonite!
23rd Nov '15 9:20:05 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''DriverSanFrancisco'', ammonia is correctly identified as an ingredient in the production of [[DeadlyGas hydrogen cyanide]], using platinum as a catalyst. However, the proper procedure is never identified beyond "if you knew what you were doing". They needn't have bothered, as the method for creating hydrogen cyanide is beyond the capabilities of most people.
* ''TheLastOfUs'' has survivalist training manuals (or rather, scattered torn-out pages of them), which, [[GottaCatchEmAll when collected]], provide Joel with handy-dandy information on [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing how to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland]]. The pages about treating injuries more effectively have some actually pretty useful information on splints, tourniquets and the like. The pages about making smoke bombs, tying knots on weapons, sharpening shivs, and improving the construction of molotov cocktails all noticeably trail off with "..."s.

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* In ''DriverSanFrancisco'', ''VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco'', ammonia is correctly identified as an ingredient in the production of [[DeadlyGas hydrogen cyanide]], using platinum as a catalyst. However, the proper procedure is never identified beyond "if you knew what you were doing". They needn't have bothered, as the method for creating hydrogen cyanide is beyond the capabilities of most people.
* ''TheLastOfUs'' ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' has survivalist training manuals (or rather, scattered torn-out pages of them), which, [[GottaCatchEmAll when collected]], provide Joel with handy-dandy information on [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing how to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland]]. The pages about treating injuries more effectively have some actually pretty useful information on splints, tourniquets and the like. The pages about making smoke bombs, tying knots on weapons, sharpening shivs, and improving the construction of molotov cocktails all noticeably trail off with "..."s.
22nd Nov '15 5:50:14 PM nombretomado
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* The author of ''TheSalvationWar'' intentionally fudged the workings of nuclear weapons, and when one of his readers pointed out the error, he said it was standard procedure.

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* The author of ''TheSalvationWar'' ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' intentionally fudged the workings of nuclear weapons, and when one of his readers pointed out the error, he said it was standard procedure.
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