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24th Jun '16 7:22:15 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitness'': Out of all the rooms inside the greenhouse, the one with green light is probably the most prominent: it provides the main difficulty for the elevator puzzle, it's harder to reach compared to the other rooms, it contains an audio log and an environmental puzzle, and it's the only one which can be seen from the outside. It's ironic that the green room was chosen to be this way, considering it's also ''the most unrealistic''. Chlorophyll absorbs light throughout the visible spectrum, but mostly in the blue and red regions and very little in the green region (in fact, of all the many pigments that plants use to absorb light, none of them absorb much green light).[[note]]This is actually a form of protection. The sun gives off the most amount of its energy as visible light in the green region of the spectrum (483-520 nm). Chlorophyll is easily destroyed by too much energy, and when the pigments break down and stop absorbing light entering the plant, that energy can cause damage to other plant tissues as well, including the plants DNA. Think of it as a sort of plant sunburn.[[/note]]
22nd Jun '16 9:39:29 AM YasminPerry
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[[quoteright:350:[[Manga/{{Toriko}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bones.png]] ]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged This could be many things.]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereditary_multiple_exostoses Hereditary multiple exostosis]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibrodysplasia_ossificans_progressiva Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.]] [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Boneitis.]] One thing it cannot be is an advantage.]]
21st Jun '16 5:13:49 AM Handwaver202
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*** While their have been claims of anacondas growing to lengths of 40 to 50 feet (some cases such as that of [ http://www.giantconstrictingsnakes.com/FawcettStory.html Percy Fawcett]report lengths of up to 62 feet), these claims are unrealible and probably exaggerated.

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*** While their have been claims of anacondas growing to lengths of 40 to 50 feet (some cases such as that of [ http://www.[www.giantconstrictingsnakes.com/FawcettStory.html html Percy Fawcett]report lengths of up to 62 feet), these claims are unrealible and probably exaggerated.
21st Jun '16 5:07:04 AM Handwaver202
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*** While their have been claims of anacondas growing to lengths of 40 to 50 feet (some cases such as that of [ http://www.giantconstrictingsnakes.com/FawcettStory.html Percy Fawcett]report lengths of up to 62 feet), these claims are unrealible and probably exaggerated.
20th Jun '16 1:27:18 PM Azdusha
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**** Though there is some evidence that human birth is easier on the mother if done while standing up
14th Jun '16 10:54:55 PM Doug86
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* A Fanservice-crossed-with-disturbing ''Franchise/LordOfTheRings'' fic featured the MarySue sustaining the Fellowship when they ran out of food by ''breastfeeding'' them. Human females do not produce enough milk to feed nine adult males at once. Someone on a badfic-sporking community pointed out that they'd do better to kill and eat her. Even if the MarySue could produce enough milk, human breast-milk has very little nutritional value to a human older than, say, 8 years old (this being the absolute upper limit).

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* A Fanservice-crossed-with-disturbing ''Franchise/LordOfTheRings'' ''Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings'' fic featured the MarySue sustaining the Fellowship when they ran out of food by ''breastfeeding'' them. Human females do not produce enough milk to feed nine adult males at once. Someone on a badfic-sporking community pointed out that they'd do better to kill and eat her. Even if the MarySue could produce enough milk, human breast-milk has very little nutritional value to a human older than, say, 8 years old (this being the absolute upper limit).
6th Jun '16 11:50:13 PM CatcherInTheWry
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25th May '16 5:04:10 PM Fireblood
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** Not to mention the entire idea of a ''genetic mutation'' causing things such as ''the ability to control the weather''...



* A ridiculous number of movies, including the ''majority'' of vampire-hunt flicks, [[HeartInTheWrongPlace depict the human heart as being located near or slightly above the left nipple]]. The heart is located at the bottom ''center'' of the human ribcage, which means an awful lot of would-be Van Helsings actually gored their way into the target's left lung - which, granted, is just as deadly. Also a RealLife misconception, given how people lay their hands over their left breast to salute the flag, pledge allegiance, etc. (mostly justified for women, though, as placing the hand directly over the heart usually means cupping their own breast).

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* A ridiculous number of movies, including the ''majority'' of vampire-hunt flicks, [[HeartInTheWrongPlace depict the human heart as being located near or slightly above the left nipple]]. The heart is located at the bottom ''center'' of the human ribcage, which means an awful lot of would-be Van Helsings actually gored their way into the target's left lung - which, granted, is just as deadly.deadly to humans, though not vampires are supposedly killed only with the heart being stabbed. Also a RealLife misconception, given how people lay their hands over their left breast to salute the flag, pledge allegiance, etc. (mostly justified for women, though, as placing the hand directly over the heart usually means cupping their own breast).
25th May '16 4:55:48 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Agent Smith gives a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] on how humans are viruses, because they don't instinctively develop an equilibrium with their environment like other mammals and instead breed until they can't support themselves and have to move on. In reality, mammals do not instinctively do that, and equilibrium is something forced on them. And on the other side, there are plenty of viruses that can inhabit a person but not kill them and form their own equilibrium like many of those diseases that never really leave your system but also don't cause major symptoms.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Agent Smith gives a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] on how humans are viruses, because they don't instinctively develop an equilibrium with their environment like other mammals and instead breed until they can't support themselves and have to move on. In reality, mammals do not instinctively do that, and equilibrium is something forced on them.them (thus why mammals who are introduced to a new area can be so destructive at first). And on the other side, there are plenty of viruses that can inhabit a person but not kill them and form their own equilibrium like many of those diseases that never really leave your system but also don't cause major symptoms.
25th May '16 4:47:09 PM Fireblood
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Like the Sherlock Holmes example above, this is also actually a case of ScienceMarchesOn. The original novel was published twenty years before Schwann and Schielden founded cell theory, and almost fifty years before Pasteur definitively disproved abiogenesis. In fact, the most exciting discovery of the time was the effect of electrostimulation in disembodied muscle tissue, so the story of a creature made from dead human material reanimated by lightning was as grounded in modern science (in 1818) as literature about sentient computers is today. However, there is no reference to Victor using lightning; there is a single reference to the "apparatus of life".
** Every image of Frankenstein is from the movies. There is no tower, no lightning. He seems to have created the monster in his apartment and deliberately says he won't reveal his method because someone else might do it. Neither medium explains why he used body parts instead of just reanimating a single dead body that the parts must have come from. Also, he would have avoided using "Abby Normal's" brain. (The novel handwaves by saying Frankenstein selected parts so his creation would be beautiful. Um, yeah.)

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Like the Sherlock Holmes example above, this is also actually a case of ScienceMarchesOn. The original novel was published twenty years before Schwann and Schielden founded cell theory, and almost fifty years before Pasteur definitively disproved abiogenesis. In fact, the most exciting discovery of the time was the effect of electrostimulation in disembodied muscle tissue, so the story of a creature made from dead human material reanimated by lightning was as grounded in modern science (in 1818) as literature about sentient computers is today. However, there is no reference to Victor using lightning; there is a single reference to the "apparatus of life".
life"-the exact method is left unknown. The lightning comes from [[NewerThanTheyThink the 1931 film]].
** Every image of Frankenstein is from the movies. There is no tower, no lightning. He seems to have created the monster in his apartment and deliberately says he won't reveal his method because someone else might do it. Neither medium explains why he used body parts instead of just reanimating a single dead body that the parts must have come from. Also, he would have avoided using "Abby Normal's" brain. (The novel handwaves this by saying Frankenstein selected parts so his creation would be beautiful. Um, yeah.)
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