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28th Aug '16 2:16:51 PM MarqFJA
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19th Aug '16 2:52:08 PM fq
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** This trope is occasionally lampshaded in the scripts. A line in the script for "Some assembly required" written by Ty King reads, "it's of a woman's body, with muscles, joints, all kinds of equations and science type stuff (English major much?) scribbled all over it". Joss Whedon's script for "Graduation day, part one" has the stage directions "swabbing blood off the tip and putting it on a slide. That sounds real sciencey! Did I mention I was an English major?"

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** This trope is occasionally lampshaded in the scripts. A line in the script for "Some assembly required" written by Ty King describing a medical drawing reads, "it's of a woman's body, with muscles, joints, all kinds of equations and science type stuff (English major much?) scribbled all over it". Joss Whedon's script for "Graduation day, part one" has the stage directions "swabbing blood off the tip and putting it on a slide. That sounds real sciencey! Did I mention I was an English major?"
18th Aug '16 5:17:11 PM Tre
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* Similarly, a [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy Channel]] remake of ''Film/TheFly'' has a man crushed in an open-shafted elevator (literally, the elevator "shaft" is a chain fence with no gate), it causes his eyes to bulge out while his face turns red, until his head pops and deflates like a whoopie cushion. Where is his skull? Never mind the weight of an open-air elevator being lowered that slowly wouldn't be enough to cause that much damage, most likely just pressing the lungs until he asphyxiated.

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* Similarly, a [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy Channel]] Creator/{{Syfy}} remake of ''Film/TheFly'' has a man crushed in an open-shafted elevator (literally, the elevator "shaft" is a chain fence with no gate), it causes his eyes to bulge out while his face turns red, until his head pops and deflates like a whoopie cushion. Where is his skull? Never mind the weight of an open-air elevator being lowered that slowly wouldn't be enough to cause that much damage, most likely just pressing the lungs until he asphyxiated.
10th Aug '16 12:25:31 PM ShorinBJ
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** There's also the part where Liquid grossly misapplies Asymmetry Theory. His ramblings just make it seem like the writers had at some point heard of the biology/genetic concepts mentioned, but didn't actually bother to look into them any real way.[[note]]WordOfGod is that Liquid, personally, has no grasp of how genetics works, and was deliberately taught wrong just to wind him up and make him driven. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' even reveals that he failed Biology as a subject.]][[/note]] Then there's the guy whose body carries a charge of 10 million volts, the man who can't decide if his pet internal beehive is full of bees or hornets...

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** Even if he could have all of Big Boss' recessive genes, there is nothing about this that would make him inferior. Really, this troper learned in ''fifth grade'' that a gene being recessive simply means it will be overridden by a gene that is dominant to it, which is not the same as saying the dominant gene is better.
** There's also the part where Liquid grossly misapplies Asymmetry Theory. His ramblings just make it seem like the writers had at some point heard of the biology/genetic concepts mentioned, but didn't actually bother to look into them any real way.[[note]]WordOfGod is that Liquid, personally, has no grasp of how genetics works, and was deliberately taught wrong just to wind him up and make him driven. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' even reveals that he failed Biology as a subject.subject, despite supposedly having an IQ of 180.]][[/note]] Then there's the guy whose body carries a charge of 10 million volts, the man who can't decide if his pet internal beehive is full of bees or hornets...
30th Jul '16 12:20:26 AM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', the Purple Pieman apparently literally never dreamed throughout his life up until ''The Sweet Dreams Movie''— that's why he wants to "steal a little dream of yours." That's biologically impossible— people who don't dream go insane and eventually die.
27th Jul '16 4:02:18 AM Kakai
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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', on a TidallyLockedPlanet, people of [[EndlessDaytime Dayside]] have pale skin, while people of [[AlwaysNight Darkside]] have black skin, whereas it should be the other way 'round, for obvious reasons. It's explained by WordOfGod by Darksiders having their own "dark" source of light that mainly emits UV radiation.
25th Jul '16 5:23:21 PM Handwaver202
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** Anacondas don't grow that damn big. The size thing is actually addressed in a sequel. The protagonists go looking for a life-prolonging flower. Its said that Anacondas keep growing until they die, and then they discover that the flower is an essential part of the snake's food chain so it is living longer than it should so its growth never stops, thus giant snake. While there have been claims of anacondas growing to lengths of 40 to 50 feet (some cases such as that of [[www.giantconstrictingsnakes.com/FawcettStory.html Percy Fawcett]] report lengths of up to 62 feet), these claims are unreliable and probably exaggerated.

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** Anacondas don't grow that damn big. The size thing is actually addressed in a sequel. The protagonists go looking for a life-prolonging flower. Its said that Anacondas keep growing until they die, and then they discover that the flower is an essential part of the snake's food chain so it is living longer than it should so its growth never stops, thus giant snake. While there have been claims of anacondas growing to lengths of 40 to 50 feet (some cases such as that of [[www.giantconstrictingsnakes.com/FawcettStory.html Percy Fawcett]] Fawcett report lengths of up to 62 feet), feet) going back to colonial times, these claims are unreliable and probably exaggerated.
25th Jul '16 1:26:11 PM MsChibi
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22nd Jul '16 6:15:27 PM Vir
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* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Mario and the Beanstalk" features a garbanzo beanstalk covered in... pea pods. It isn't due to UnreliableIllustrator, either, since the veggies the Princess and Toad pull out from them to defeat a swarm of Hoopsters are unmistakably giant peas. Try not to think too hard about why garbanzo beans would grow into an enormous pea plant.

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* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Mario and the Beanstalk" features a garbanzo beanstalk covered in... pea pods. It isn't due to UnreliableIllustrator, either, since the veggies the Princess and Toad pull out from them to defeat a swarm of Hoopsters are unmistakably giant peas. Try not to think too hard about why garbanzo beans would grow into an enormous pea plant.plant.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "The Magic Tree of Nowhere", when Eustace accidentally wishes for Muriel to come down with an illness, Courage is tasked with making a cure with honey from a [[BeeAfraid hornet's nest]]. While some species of hornets and wasps can make honey, it's only produced in small amounts and is not fit for human consumption.
21st Jul '16 4:39:56 AM StFan
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* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' [[spoiler: Rukako's sex ]] is changed by making her mother eat a lot of vegetables instead of meat. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d as being an old wives' tale, and none of the characters really think it will work... so they are extremely surprised when it apparently does.

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* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' [[spoiler: Rukako's sex ]] ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', [[spoiler:Rukako's sex]] is changed by making her mother eat a lot of vegetables instead of meat. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d as being an old wives' tale, and none of the characters really think it will work... so they are extremely surprised when it apparently does.



* In TheWorstCaseScenarioSurvivalGame, a game about answering questions, the "correct" answer to a [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=360418 question about sky diving]] is that '' sky divers breathe though their skin.'' And this game is supposed to be accurate!

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* In TheWorstCaseScenarioSurvivalGame, ''TabletopGame/TheWorstCaseScenarioSurvivalGame'', a game about answering questions, the "correct" answer to a [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=360418 question about sky diving]] is that '' sky ''sky divers breathe though their skin.'' And this game is supposed to be accurate!



* Combine that with ArtisticLicenseHistory: In Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/TheEasterBunnyIsCominToTown'', one music segment has the chickens tell a story [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment in a song]] that makes fun of the riddle of "chicken or the egg": They explain that "the chicken came first" by retelling Literature/TheBible story of [[TheGreatFlood Noah's Ark]], and comparing the riddle to who came first: "[[NurseryRhyme the pussycat or the fiddle]]", "the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_of_Youth Fountain]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_de_Le%C3%B3n Ponce de León]]", and "[[BreadEggsMilkSquick the cow or]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_O%27Leary Mrs. O'Leary]]". ScienceMarchesOn: Scientists now think the dinoid oviducts had to evolve to produce the proper egg before the chicken('s ancestor) could be hatched. Technically, the chicken did evolve first.



* In ''Film/AfterEarth'', humanity's former homeworld Earth is depicted as having changed dramatically in the thousand years since humans left the planet. Since then, the planet's rainforests have overgrown the continents, the weather changes from warm to ice cold every night, and "everything on this planet has evolved to kill humans". However, evolution does not work ''that'' fast. Biological changes on the scale depicted take millions, not thousands of years, and most plants and animals would have gone extinct trying to adapt to temperatures that fall far below freezing each night. In the time it would take for animals to change that much, humans would have changed significantly as well. Also, there'd be no reason for the animals to continue evolving abilities to efficiently kill humans since humans don't even live on Earth anymore.
** The primary predator of the film, the Ursa, is a blind creature that hunts by smelling the pheromones produced by fear. This is not a great feature for a predator; most predators hunt by ambush, since prey goes down faster if it doesn't know you're there. But if the prey is displaying fear, it likely knows the predator is there and so has a chance to run or fight back, which would only make things more difficult for a fear-smelling hunter.

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* In ''Film/AfterEarth'', humanity's former homeworld Earth is depicted as having changed dramatically in the thousand years since humans left the planet. Since then, the planet's rainforests have overgrown the continents, the weather changes from warm to ice cold every night, and "everything on this planet has evolved to kill humans". However, evolution does not work ''that'' fast. Biological changes on the scale depicted take millions, not thousands of years, and most plants and animals would have gone extinct trying to adapt to temperatures that fall far below freezing each night. In the time it would take for animals to change that much, humans would have changed significantly as well. Also, there'd be no reason for the animals to continue evolving abilities to efficiently kill humans since humans don't even live on Earth anymore.
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anymore. The primary predator of the film, the Ursa, is a blind creature that hunts by smelling the pheromones produced by fear. This is not a great feature for a predator; most predators hunt by ambush, since prey goes down faster if it doesn't know you're there. But if the prey is displaying fear, it likely knows the predator is there and so has a chance to run or fight back, which would only make things more difficult for a fear-smelling hunter.



** The plot hinges on [[CloningBlues creating a clone]] from blood samples to harvest the completely separate lifeform hiding out in the original Ripley's chest.
** Supposedly Aliens bond with their hosts at the genetic level, hence all the weird superpowers Ripley got from the genetic mutations caused by the Alien (ike the corrosive blood). That doesn't make very much more sense, but hey, it's ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
** Furthermore, red blood cells don't even contain DNA (Though, white blood cells do contain DNA, so that might explain it.)

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** The plot hinges on [[CloningBlues creating a clone]] from blood samples to harvest the completely separate lifeform hiding out in the original Ripley's chest.
chest. Furthermore, red blood cells don't even contain DNA (though, white blood cells do contain DNA, so that might explain it).
** Supposedly Aliens bond with their hosts at the genetic level, hence all the weird superpowers Ripley got from the genetic mutations caused by the Alien (ike (like the corrosive blood). That doesn't make very much more sense, but hey, it's ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
** Furthermore, red blood cells don't even contain DNA (Though, white blood cells do contain DNA, so that might explain it.)
''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.



** Anacondas don't grow that damn big. The size thing is actually addressed in a sequel. The protagonists go looking for a life-prolonging flower. Its said that Anacondas keep growing until they die, and then they discover that the flower is an essential part of the snake's food chain so it is living longer than it should so its growth never stops, thus giant snake.
*** While their have been claims of anacondas growing to lengths of 40 to 50 feet (some cases such as that of [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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** Anacondas don't grow that damn big. The size thing is actually addressed in a sequel. The protagonists go looking for a life-prolonging flower. Its said that Anacondas keep growing until they die, and then they discover that the flower is an essential part of the snake's food chain so it is living longer than it should so its growth never stops, thus giant snake.
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snake. While their there have been claims of anacondas growing to lengths of 40 to 50 feet (some cases such as that of [www.[[www.giantconstrictingsnakes.com/FawcettStory.html Percy Fawcett]report Fawcett]] report lengths of up to 62 feet), these claims are unrealible unreliable and probably exaggerated.



* Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' has some TaxonomicTermConfusion.

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* %%* Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' has some TaxonomicTermConfusion.



* Mice live a very short life - 3 years at the most, but in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'' Gus Gus and Jacqueline are shown to have long enough lifespans to witness Cinderella growing up from a little girl to a young woman.
* In ''The Cleaver Family Reunion'', [[spoiler:Grandma Cleaver]] reveals that she's been white all of these years, but has been taking melatonin to make her look black. Melatonin doesn't work that way...
** The correct term is "melanin". Melanin is what causes pigmentation of skin. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid.

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* Mice live a very short life - -- 3 years at the most, but in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'' ''Film/Cinderella2015'' Gus Gus and Jacqueline are shown to have long enough lifespans to witness Cinderella growing up from a little girl to a young woman.
* In ''The Cleaver Family Reunion'', [[spoiler:Grandma Cleaver]] reveals that she's been white all of these years, but has been taking melatonin to make her look black. Melatonin doesn't work that way...
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way... The correct term is "melanin". Melanin is what causes pigmentation of skin. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid.



* ''{{Film/Jaws}}'' and its sequels are infamous for depicting sharks as relentless man-eaters. Great white sharks do not see humans as food due to lack of enough fat to provide them calories and usually (''usually'', not always) attack if provoked, smelled blood, or in a case of mistaken identity. They also need much of their energy to maintain their body temperature. Being opportunists, they will eat most things they can catch, but they don't specifically target people.
** ''{{Film/Jaws 2}}'' had an orca that was mauled to death by the great white shark, and the supposed marine biologist claimed that there were far greater marine predators than it referencing the shark. In real life, orcas are capable of killing young great white sharks and the only predator (besides humans and larger great whites) that preys on great whites. There have even been cases of entire populations of great whites fleeing from an area due to orcas preying on one individual. While an adult shark is far too big to be taken out by the orca's M. O (flipping it over), it is still less than half the size of the mammal, and would not bother attacking an orca. In general, great whites avoid attacking animals larger than themselves.

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* ''{{Film/Jaws}}'' ''Film/{{Jaws}}'':
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and its sequels are infamous for depicting sharks as relentless man-eaters. Great white sharks do not see humans as food due to lack of enough fat to provide them calories and usually (''usually'', not always) attack if provoked, smelled blood, or in a case of mistaken identity. They also need much of their energy to maintain their body temperature. Being opportunists, they will eat most things they can catch, but they don't specifically target people.
** ''{{Film/Jaws 2}}'' had ''Film/Jaws2'' has an orca that was is mauled to death by the great white shark, and the supposed marine biologist claimed claims that there were are far greater marine predators than it it, referencing the shark. In real life, orcas are capable of killing young great white sharks and the only predator (besides humans and larger great whites) that preys on great whites. There have even been cases of entire populations of great whites fleeing from an area due to orcas preying on one individual. While an adult shark is far too big to be taken out by the orca's M. O (flipping it over), it is still less than half the size of the mammal, and would not bother attacking an orca. In general, great whites avoid attacking animals larger than themselves.



* ''Film/ReignOfFire'': A whole species consisting of thousands of females and only one male? It's actually not impossible in real life: Blue-Headed Wrasses (a fish) have a reproductive pattern where they live in large schools of females led by a single male. When the male dies, one of the females actually switches sex and becomes the new male. In the film, though, killing the male results in the extinction of the species—the biological version of NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup—which is why it's listed here.

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* ''Film/ReignOfFire'': A whole species consisting of thousands of females and only one male? It's actually not impossible in real life: Blue-Headed Wrasses (a fish) have a reproductive pattern where they live in large schools of females led by a single male. When the male dies, one of the females actually switches sex and becomes the new male. In the film, though, killing the male results in the extinction of the species—the species -- the biological version of NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup—which NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup -- which is why it's listed here.



* ''Film/StarshipTroopers''. A biology teacher calls the Bugs "insects" and calls up a holographic image of one which has four legs (by definition, insects have six legs). They're also referred to as "arachnids" throughout the movie.
** Let alone the fact that they're from the opposite end of the galaxy (meaning they are unlikely to be any more closely related to earth's arthropods than they are to anything else on earth), have the ability to poop city-destroying plasma accurately over interstellar distances, or the simple square-cube law that would make those giant bugs somewhat crunchy puddles in short order.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', given, they ''are'' mutant turtles, however in the case of great blood loss as the turtles experience, giving them adrenaline would definitely give them short-lived pep but it would be short lived and not last as long as through the end of the movie. The amount they received on their dangerously low blood pressure should also have given them heart failure within minutes.

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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers''. A biology teacher calls the Bugs "insects" and calls up a holographic image of one which has four legs (by definition, insects have six legs). They're also referred to as "arachnids" throughout the movie.
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movie. Let alone the fact that they're from the opposite end of the galaxy (meaning they are unlikely to be any more closely related to earth's Earth's arthropods than they are to anything else on earth), Earth), have the ability to poop city-destroying plasma accurately over interstellar distances, or the simple square-cube law that would make those giant bugs somewhat crunchy puddles in short order.
order.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', given, they ''are'' mutant turtles, however in the case of great blood loss as the turtles experience, giving them adrenaline would definitely give them short-lived pep but it would be short lived short-lived and not last as long as through the end of the movie. The amount they received on their dangerously low blood pressure should also have given them heart failure within minutes.



* In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', Renard has a bullet lodged in his medulla oblongata that is "slowly killing off his senses". NoOneCouldSurviveThat! This is credited with removing his sense of touch, despite this not being where the sense of touch is in the brain. The sense of touch is in the parietal lobe (mostly) which is at the top back of the brain. The medulla is at the bottom of the brain. While some have survived with bullets in their brains, such as Kiran Prajapati, who they were likely thinking of, if a bullet was damaging your medulla your heart would quickly fail, you would stop breathing, and your sense of touch would be fine. Until you die.
** Not to mention the absence of a sense of touch would produce a profound loss of balance. People who genuinely lose their sense of touch have to learn how to balance themselves all over again. And even then it's a tricky thing thereafter - every time Bond hit him, he would lose his spatial awareness and have to reorient himself, or he would keel over.
* The ''Film/XMen'' series has a whole collection of offenses. Mutants cannot be called another ''species'', given that they can still interbreed freely with normal humans. There is also the continuous reference to a so-called "mutant gene". In reality, any gene in the genome has the potential to be mutated. Even if you don't have a biology diploma, it ought to be obvious that there could be no universal "cure" that suppressed all the flashy mutations (but not "regular" ones like, say, heterochromia?) on any given mutant without affecting anything else, and certainly not in a matter of seconds.

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* In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', Renard has a bullet lodged in his medulla oblongata that is "slowly killing off his senses". NoOneCouldSurviveThat! This is credited with removing his sense of touch, despite this not being where the sense of touch is in the brain. The sense of touch is in the parietal lobe (mostly) which is at the top back of the brain. The medulla is at the bottom of the brain. While some have survived with bullets in their brains, such as Kiran Prajapati, who they were likely thinking of, if a bullet was damaging your medulla your heart would quickly fail, you would stop breathing, and your sense of touch would be fine. Until you die.
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die. Not to mention the absence of a sense of touch would produce a profound loss of balance. People who genuinely lose their sense of touch have to learn how to balance themselves all over again. And even then it's a tricky thing thereafter - -- every time Bond hit him, he would lose his spatial awareness and have to reorient himself, or he would keel over.
* The ''Film/XMen'' series has a whole collection of offenses. offenses.
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Mutants cannot be called another ''species'', given that they can still interbreed freely with normal humans. There is also the continuous reference to a so-called "mutant gene". In reality, any gene in the genome has the potential to be mutated. Even if you don't have a biology diploma, it ought to be obvious that there could be no universal "cure" that suppressed all the flashy mutations (but not "regular" ones like, say, heterochromia?) on any given mutant without affecting anything else, and certainly not in a matter of seconds.



** The iron injected into the prison guard wouldn't have gone unnoticed, least of all by the guard himself. Iron injections have a risk of anaphylactic shock - high enough that many doctors won't prescribe them unless the patient has no other option - and are incredibly painful.

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** The iron injected into the prison guard wouldn't have gone unnoticed, least of all by the guard himself. Iron injections have a risk of anaphylactic shock - -- high enough that many doctors won't prescribe them unless the patient has no other option - -- and are incredibly painful.



* 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 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).
** This specific manifestation is subverted in the Creator/GaryOldman [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099242/ film]] ''Chattahoochee''. Oldman's character tries to commit SuicideByCop via a shooting spree, which doesn't work. He then takes his gun and shoots himself just above his left nipple. When he wakes up in the hospital, the doctor gives him a short anatomy lesson.

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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 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).
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breast). This specific manifestation is subverted in the Creator/GaryOldman [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099242/ film]] ''Chattahoochee''. Oldman's character tries to commit SuicideByCop via a shooting spree, which doesn't work. He then takes his gun and shoots himself just above his left nipple. When he wakes up in the hospital, the doctor gives him a short anatomy lesson.



** In addition, vampire bats after a feeding are usually too heavy to fly and must accommodate this by digesting the blood quickly and releasing most of it through their urine.
*** Because of this, their necessarily high metabolisms and the sparse nutrients in blood, a vampire bat will die if it goes without feeding for two nights in a row. Even missing one night of feeding could make it too weak to go out the next night for blood unless it begs some blood off another bat in the roost. A human-sized vampire would have to completely drain several humans a night to keep up their health, and do all the things vampires can supposedly do (such as turn into bats, which have higher metabolism than humans, meaning they'd need to consume even ''more'' blood just to stop them running out of energy in minutes).
** Any form of metabolism would be odd seeing as vampires are physically ''dead'', and as such they are living corpses.
*** [[OurVampiresAreDifferent In some versions]] -- others differ on that.

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** In addition, vampire bats after a feeding are usually too heavy to fly and must accommodate this by digesting the blood quickly and releasing most of it through their urine.
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urine. Because of this, their necessarily high metabolisms and the sparse nutrients in blood, a vampire bat will die if it goes without feeding for two nights in a row. Even missing one night of feeding could make it too weak to go out the next night for blood unless it begs some blood off another bat in the roost. A human-sized vampire would have to completely drain several humans a night to keep up their health, and do all the things vampires can supposedly do (such as turn into bats, which have higher metabolism than humans, meaning they'd need to consume even ''more'' blood just to stop them running out of energy in minutes).
** Any form of metabolism would be odd seeing as vampires are physically ''dead'', and as such they are living corpses.
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corpses.[[OurVampiresAreDifferent In some versions]] -- others differ on that.



-->'''Spencer:''' Do girls ''have'' bladders?
--->'''Carly:''' "Do butts have muscles?"

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-->'''Spencer:''' ** In-universe, with this exchange:
--->'''Spencer:'''
Do girls ''have'' bladders?
--->'''Carly:'''
bladders?\\
'''Carly:'''
"Do butts have muscles?"



* Cryptid-buffs on ''Monster Quest'' attempted to catch photos of Bigfoot, baiting camera-traps with smelly chunks of salmon. If Bigfoot is alleged to be a great ape, why assume it would use smell to find food, or consider fish edible? Apes are mainly vegetarians, the species that do eat meat don't scavenge it, and their sense of smell is only slightly better than our own. Brightly-colored fruit would seem the better ape-attracting food to offer.
** Bigfoot accounts often mention them eating meat. If they're a great ape, they could be at least partly a carnivorous one (like humans).

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* Cryptid-buffs on ''Monster Quest'' attempted to catch photos of Bigfoot, baiting camera-traps with smelly chunks of salmon. If Bigfoot is alleged to be a great ape, why assume it would use smell to find food, or consider fish edible? Apes are mainly vegetarians, the species that do eat meat don't scavenge it, and their sense of smell is only slightly better than our own. Brightly-colored fruit would seem the better ape-attracting food to offer.
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offer. Bigfoot accounts often mention them eating meat. If meat -- if they're a great ape, they could be at least partly a carnivorous one (like humans).



* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'''s Season 7 "Flower Child" was a flagrant offender in this category, featuring Violet, a plant lifeform taking the form of a hot chick via stealing human DNA. At the end of the episode and when her plans are questioned, she reveals her plans for Earth - to the human male who "fathered" her family of spores, no less - with the words "A new species, part you but more of me. To spread across this land, to become many. To become dominant." Isn't the whole point of inherited genetic characteristics that each parent contributes HALF of their DNA to the child, and not more than half?
** But even more so, since Violet's human form isn't 100% E.T. by default, isn't the new species going to be more him?!?

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'''s Season 7 "Flower Child" was a flagrant offender in this category, featuring Violet, a plant lifeform taking the form of a hot chick via stealing human DNA. At the end of the episode and when her plans are questioned, she reveals her plans for Earth - to the human male who "fathered" her family of spores, no less - with the words "A new species, part you but more of me. To spread across this land, to become many. To become dominant." Isn't the whole point of inherited genetic characteristics that each parent contributes HALF of their DNA to the child, and not more than half?
**
half? But even more so, since Violet's human form isn't 100% E.T. by default, isn't the new species going to be more him?!?



* ''Series/{{QI}}'' had an episode about animals and SeanLock, either as a joke he kept up all evening (claiming that he learned everything he knew about animals from glamour-model Katie Price), or through what he professed to be sincere ignorance, was unable to score a lot of points. Among other "facts", he claimed that Rhinos are dinosaurs, because he thought they were called "Rhinosaurus".

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* ''Series/{{QI}}'' had has an episode about animals and SeanLock, either as a joke he kept up all evening (claiming that he learned everything he knew about animals from glamour-model Katie Price), or through what he professed to be sincere ignorance, was unable to score a lot of points. Among other "facts", he claimed that Rhinos are dinosaurs, because he thought they were called "Rhinosaurus".



* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''’s first season, Derek needed a blood transfusion. Apparently, he needed his own blood type despite being AB ("Universal recipient", able to take blood from any other type)... Sarah said she was type O ("Universal donor", able to give blood to anyone), but her biological son John was AB?! Even if John's father Kyle was also AB, John must have an O from his mother, so he's either A or B, yet his not-AB-blood worked just fine...
* In one of the early episodes of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (which, admittedly, is not well-known for scientific accuracy), an embittered [[LonersAreFreaks loner entomologist]] decides to take out his [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity newfound mutant aggression]] on his mother. He blames this on his nifty bug genes, but rather than describing a real critter, he likens himself to the fictitious pharaoh spider. The fact that this creature exists in ''VideoGame/{{Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy}}'' is either a coincidence or a ShoutOut, as the game wasn't released until ''two years'' later.

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* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''’s first season, Derek needed needs a blood transfusion. Apparently, he needed needs his own blood type despite being AB ("Universal recipient", able to take blood from any other type)... Sarah said she was type O ("Universal donor", able to give blood to anyone), but her biological son John was AB?! Even if John's father Kyle was also AB, John must have an O from his mother, so he's either A or B, yet his not-AB-blood worked just fine...
* In one of the early episodes of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (which, admittedly, is not well-known for scientific accuracy), an embittered [[LonersAreFreaks loner entomologist]] decides to take out his [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity newfound mutant aggression]] on his mother. He blames this on his nifty bug genes, but rather than describing a real critter, he likens himself to the fictitious pharaoh spider. The fact that this creature exists in ''VideoGame/{{Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy}}'' ''VideoGame/SphinxAndTheCursedMummy'' is either a coincidence or a ShoutOut, as the game wasn't released until ''two years'' later.



** The Asgard have a serious problem -- they are all clones and because they simply clone their last body their DNA is degrading! It seems that nobody had the bright idea to not copy the last clone, but just use the original copy every time.
*** Well, this is actually the point - they do not have any original from back in the time when they were still well enough. They found some ancient frozen Asgard, but those were not yet ready to be used as "hosts". There is no saying what the requirements of the clone are - possibly, the mind transferring process isn't actually as simple as they make it to be - possibly, the body has have some compatibility with the "transplantee". By the time they realized they have a problem, it was already too late. Yes, they could have bought some time if they stored some current copies for later use, but at the end of the series, [[spoiler: they made it clear they do not want to protract their "death" as a species any longer, when there are no advancements in their condition]].

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** The Asgard have a serious problem -- they are all clones and because they simply clone their last body their DNA is degrading! It seems that nobody had the bright idea to not copy the last clone, but just use the original copy every time.
*** Well,
time. Though this is actually the point - -- they do not have any original from back in the time when they were still well enough. They found some ancient frozen Asgard, but those were not yet ready to be used as "hosts". There is no saying what the requirements of the clone are - -- possibly, the mind transferring process isn't actually as simple as they make it to be - -- possibly, the body has have some compatibility with the "transplantee". By the time they realized they have a problem, it was already too late. Yes, they could have bought some time if they stored some current copies for later use, but at the end of the series, [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they made it clear they do not want to protract their "death" as a species any longer, when there are no advancements in their condition]].



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* [[http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=25750 "As far as I know I wasn't an egg. I don't believe human beings lay eggs do they?"]]
* Lampshaded [[http://xninjared.deviantart.com/art/The-Mermaid-Problem-155487940 here]] about Mermaids.

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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Back in Stampede Wrestling, [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]], a {{Heel}}, was feuding with Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith. Dynamite took a rather, to put it mildly, ''unique'' approach to generating heat for the feud. He and manager JR Foley[[note]]John Foley, no relation to those [[Wrestling/JimRoss other]] [[Wrestling/MickFoley guys]][[/note]] were being [[http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=25750 "As far as I know I youtube.com/watch?v=ziv6MnVIRQg interviewed]] and Dynamite claimed that Davey Boy was a test tube baby, but that's not the unscientific part. The unscientific part was Dynamite saying that Davey being a test tube baby meant that he wasn't an egg. I don't believe human beings lay eggs do they?"]]
* Lampshaded [[http://xninjared.deviantart.com/art/The-Mermaid-Problem-155487940 here]] about Mermaids.
and that he should "go back to Jupiter or Mars."



[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Back in Stampede Wrestling, [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]], a {{Heel}}, was feuding with Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith. Dynamite took a rather, to put it mildly, ''unique'' approach to generating heat for the feud. He and manager JR Foley[[note]]John Foley, no relation to those [[Wrestling/JimRoss other]] [[Wrestling/MickFoley guys]][[/note]] were being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziv6MnVIRQg interviewed]] and Dynamite claimed that Davey Boy was a test tube baby, but that's not the unscientific part. The unscientific part was Dynamite saying that Davey being a test tube baby meant that he wasn't human and that he should "go back to Jupiter or Mars."
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Back in Stampede Wrestling, [[Wrestling/DynamiteKid the Dynamite Kid]], a {{Heel}}, was feuding with Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith. Dynamite took a rather, to put it mildly, ''unique'' approach to generating heat for the feud. He and manager JR Foley[[note]]John Foley, no relation to those [[Wrestling/JimRoss other]] [[Wrestling/MickFoley guys]][[/note]] were being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziv6MnVIRQg interviewed]] and Dynamite claimed that Davey Boy was a test tube baby, but that's not the unscientific part. The unscientific part was Dynamite saying that Davey being a test tube baby meant that he wasn't human and that he should "go back to Jupiter or Mars."
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* The Cure Virus in ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}''. Willing suspension of disbelief can take you a pretty long way... but a natural retrovirus that not only rewrites the host to be immortal and have a HealingFactor? Maybe that one can slide. But with no apparent benefit to itself and also apparently ''adapting'' itself to give [[spoiler:infrared vision]] to cover the inability to cope with UV rays and therefore be unable to go out when it's not dark? Don't think so! Retroviruses are not magical, intelligent and they do not change DNA for the benefit of their host. Odds are, however, that the Cure virus isn't natural. [[spoiler:Leiblich ''was'' researching virus engineering, after all. It would explain how and why they knew Tsugumi had been infected at all. They infected her. Then, they studied her to try and find out what was about her that made the virus work.]]
** VisualNovel/{{Never7}} reveals that [[spoiler:the Cure Virus was created as a result of a Cure Syndrome delusion, so the "magical" part of the virus can be explained that the virus adapted itself to work in a human's body that way]].
* Ironically, an Edutainment game - though, thankfully, it wasn't one that teaches biology. ''VideoGame/JumpStart Spelling'' features some cavemen mistaken Edison Firefly for fire. And yes, his abdomen gives off heat.

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* The Cure Virus in ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}''. Willing suspension of disbelief can take you a pretty long way... but a natural retrovirus that not only rewrites the host to be immortal and have a HealingFactor? Maybe that one can slide. But with no apparent benefit to itself and also apparently ''adapting'' itself to give [[spoiler:infrared vision]] to cover the inability to cope with UV rays and therefore be unable to go out when it's not dark? Don't think so! Retroviruses are not magical, intelligent and they do not change DNA for the benefit of their host. Odds are, however, that the Cure virus isn't natural. [[spoiler:Leiblich ''was'' researching virus engineering, after all. It would explain how and why they knew Tsugumi had been infected at all. They infected her. Then, they studied her to try and find out what was about her that made the virus work.]]
** VisualNovel/{{Never7}} reveals that [[spoiler:the Cure Virus was created as a result of a Cure Syndrome delusion, so the "magical" part of the virus can be explained that the virus adapted itself to work in a human's body that way]].
* Ironically, an Edutainment game - -- though, thankfully, it wasn't one that teaches biology. ''VideoGame/JumpStart Spelling'' features some cavemen mistaken Edison Firefly for fire. And yes, his abdomen gives off heat.



[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The Cure Virus in ''VisualNovel/Ever17''. Willing suspension of disbelief can take you a pretty long way... but a natural retrovirus that not only rewrites the host to be immortal and have a HealingFactor? Maybe that one can slide. But with no apparent benefit to itself and also apparently ''adapting'' itself to give [[spoiler:infrared vision]] to cover the inability to cope with UV rays and therefore be unable to go out when it's not dark? Don't think so! Retroviruses are not magical, intelligent and they do not change DNA for the benefit of their host. Odds are, however, that the Cure virus isn't natural. [[spoiler:Leiblich ''was'' researching virus engineering, after all. It would explain how and why they knew Tsugumi had been infected at all. They infected her. Then, they studied her to try and find out what was about her that made the virus work.]] ''VisualNovel/Never7'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Cure Virus was created as a result of a Cure Syndrome delusion, so the "magical" part of the virus can be explained that the virus adapted itself to work in a human's body that way]].
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* Keith Thompson's [[http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/ghoul.html Ghoul]] seems to depict [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_%28disease%29 Kuru]] as the complete opposite of what it really is: rather than slowly turning destroying the physical and mental capabilities of its victims as it does in RealLife, Keith Thompson's Kuru [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombifies]] them. However, he has [[ShownTheirWork Shown His Work]] in that both versions of the disease are transmitted by eating infected corpses.

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* Keith Thompson's [[http://www.''[[http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/ghoul.html Ghoul]] Ghoul]]'' seems to depict [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_%28disease%29 Kuru]] as the complete opposite of what it really is: rather than slowly turning destroying the physical and mental capabilities of its victims as it does in RealLife, Keith Thompson's Kuru [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombifies]] them. However, he has [[ShownTheirWork Shown His Work]] in that both versions of the disease are transmitted by eating infected corpses.



--> "The only thing the kick can be used for is kicking palm trees to make cherries appear. But please God, tell me one thing: ''Why are there '''cherries''' coming out of a [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] '''palm tree'''?!'''"

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--> "The -->'''Nerd:''' The only thing the kick can be used for is kicking palm trees to make cherries appear. But please God, tell me one thing: ''Why are there '''cherries''' coming out of a [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] '''palm tree'''?!'''"tree'''?!'''
* [[http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=25750 "As far as I know I wasn't an egg. I don't believe human beings lay eggs do they?"]]
* Lampshaded [[http://xninjared.deviantart.com/art/The-Mermaid-Problem-155487940 here]] about Mermaids.



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* An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'' involved extracting mitochondria from a virus. Viruses aren't cellular and don't have cells, and by extension don't have mitochondria.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', some cows and a human were turned into mutant monstrosities due to exposure to an alien mutagen. Fortunately they were 'only briefly exposed', so the mutation reversed itself by the end of the episode.
** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' features numerous human/alien hybrids, biologically impossible enough on its own. One of these had a nonhuman parent of a species ''made of fire''.

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[[folder: Western [[folder:Western Animation]]
* An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'' involved ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' involves extracting mitochondria from a virus. Viruses aren't cellular and don't have cells, and by extension don't have mitochondria.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'':
**
In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', episode, some cows and a human were turned into mutant monstrosities due to exposure to an alien mutagen. Fortunately they were 'only "only briefly exposed', exposed", so the mutation reversed itself by the end of the episode.
** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' features numerous human/alien hybrids, biologically impossible enough on its own. One of these had has a nonhuman parent of a species ''made of fire''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', failed cloning resulted in a [[DistaffCounterpart female, younger version of Danny, named Danielle]], who would [[CastFromHitPoints devolve into ectoplasm]] if she used her powers. She got better. Cloning ''should'' produce a younger version, just a fair bit more so than the cartoon likely portrayed. The entire thing was an obvious reference/homage to the 90's Clone Saga from Franchise/SpiderMan, which similarly botched cloning in many, ''many'' ways.
* Combine that with ArtisticLicenseHistory: In Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town'', one music segment has the chickens tell a story [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment in a song]] that makes fun of the riddle of "chicken or the egg": They explain that "the chicken came first" by retelling Literature/TheBible story of [[TheGreatFlood Noah's Ark]], and comparing the riddle to who came first: "[[NurseryRhyme the pussycat or the fiddle]]", "the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_of_Youth Fountain]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_de_Le%C3%B3n Ponce de León]]", and "[[BreadEggsMilkSquick the cow or]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_O%27Leary Mrs. O'Leary]]".
** ScienceMarchesOn: Scientists now think the dinoid oviducts had to evolve to produce the proper egg before the chicken('s ancestor) could be hatched. Technically, the chicken did evolve first.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', failed cloning resulted in a [[DistaffCounterpart female, younger version of Danny, named Danielle]], who would [[CastFromHitPoints devolve into ectoplasm]] if she used her powers. She got better. Cloning ''should'' produce a younger version, just a fair bit more so than the cartoon likely portrayed. The entire thing was an obvious reference/homage to the 90's '90s Clone Saga from Franchise/SpiderMan, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', which similarly botched cloning in many, ''many'' ways.
* Combine that with ArtisticLicenseHistory: In Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town'', one music segment has the chickens tell a story [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment in a song]] that makes fun of the riddle of "chicken or the egg": They explain that "the chicken came first" by retelling Literature/TheBible story of [[TheGreatFlood Noah's Ark]], and comparing the riddle to who came first: "[[NurseryRhyme the pussycat or the fiddle]]", "the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_of_Youth Fountain]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_de_Le%C3%B3n Ponce de León]]", and "[[BreadEggsMilkSquick the cow or]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_O%27Leary Mrs. O'Leary]]".
** ScienceMarchesOn: Scientists now think the dinoid oviducts had to evolve to produce the proper egg before the chicken('s ancestor) could be hatched. Technically, the chicken did evolve first.
ways.



* One episode of the 2007 version of ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' had a rhinoceros skeleton with the horns still intact. A rhino's horn is made up of keratin, so when the animal dies it would have rotted away with the flesh if not quicker.
* Among the many errors regarding animal physiology and behavior, one of the more minor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hero 108}}'' is the Deer King and his men, who neigh, grunt, and whinny like horses even though deer in real life make noises more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaPhVcLdz4M like they have kazoos stuck in their throats]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EWzg4eiJnM barking.]]

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* One episode of the 2007 version of ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' had has a rhinoceros skeleton with the horns still intact. A rhino's horn is made up of keratin, so when the animal dies it would have rotted away with the flesh if not quicker.
* Among the many errors regarding animal physiology and behavior, one of the more minor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hero 108}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Hero108'' is the Deer King and his men, who neigh, grunt, and whinny like horses even though deer in real life make noises more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaPhVcLdz4M like they have kazoos stuck in their throats]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EWzg4eiJnM barking.]]



* Much like the Warhammer example above, ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' had an episode where Dr. Quest found out that Moai statues that he was studying were resonant chambers, and by playing a certain tone could speed up evolution. They discovered this by testing some odd-looking grass nearby, which had triple helix DNA. Jeremiah Surd used this in [=QuestWorld=] to ''devolve'' Race and Benton into cave men, but only their minds. How this works is never explained since their bodies don't change (since simulations don't have DNA) and there was no suggestion that it could be used in reverse. It also doesn't explain why only certain things are targeted and others aren't, even if they're in range to be affected.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has a biological inaccuracy serve as the key plot-point to a season 1 episode. In "Fury", [[BigBad Arisia]] attempts to [[{{Gendercide}} wipe out all men on Earth]] with a deadly "allergen". Allergens are not contagious; different people (and different ''species'') have different allergic reactions to the same substance. And '''crystals do not make something super-allergic'''!
** Also, the episode focuses on the sociological implications rather than the very glaring one of "All non magically guided humans will die off very quickly with no men to participate in the reproductive process with." Yes, the villain grew up on an island of women who are created from clay and greek god magic, but pointing out to her that that's the ONLY place this happens might be helpful.

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* Much like the Warhammer example above, ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' had has an episode where Dr. Quest found foinds out that Moai statues that he was is studying were are resonant chambers, and by playing a certain tone could speed up evolution. They discovered discovers this by testing some odd-looking grass nearby, which had has triple helix DNA. Jeremiah Surd used uses this in [=QuestWorld=] to ''devolve'' Race and Benton into cave men, but only their minds. How this works is never explained since their bodies don't change (since simulations don't have DNA) and there was is no suggestion that it could can be used in reverse. It also doesn't explain why only certain things are targeted and others aren't, even if they're in range to be affected.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has a biological inaccuracy serve as the key plot-point to a season 1 episode. In "Fury", [[BigBad Arisia]] attempts to [[{{Gendercide}} wipe out all men on Earth]] with a deadly "allergen". Allergens are not contagious; different people (and different ''species'') have different allergic reactions to the same substance. And '''crystals do not make something super-allergic'''!
**
super-allergic'''! Also, the episode focuses on the sociological implications rather than the very glaring one of "All non magically non-magically guided humans will die off very quickly with no men to participate in the reproductive process with." Yes, the villain grew up on an island of women who are created from clay and greek Greek god magic, but pointing out to her that that's the ONLY place this happens might be helpful.



** Gummy, Pinkie's alligator, has a forked tongue like a monitor lizard.
** When a pony opens their mouth especially wide, you can often see their uvula - very few animals outside of humans have uvulas, and horses are not one of them. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, the uvula exists primarily to aid in speech, and Equestrian ponies are much more talkative than Earth ones.]]

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** Gummy, Pinkie's alligator, has a forked tongue like a monitor lizard. \n He can lick his own eyes whit it, which real alligators can't.
** When a pony opens their mouth especially wide, you can often see their uvula - -- very few animals outside of humans have uvulas, and horses are not one of them. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, the uvula exists primarily to aid in speech, and Equestrian ponies are much more talkative than Earth ones.]]



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', someone pitches ideas for an "inaction figure" based on Perry the Platypus, one of which is "The Mad Marauding Marsupial of Death." Right continent, wrong order. The platypus is a monotreme, not a marsupial.[[note]]Thankfully, the creators took notice of this and have later episodes describe platypodes as monotremes.[[/note]] Ferb has also stated that the platypus is the only mammal that lays eggs; apparently, he's never heard of echidnas.
** Also, in one episode Phineas states that platypuses are supposed to stay inside at night. One problem, platypuses are mostly nocturnal.
** Perry's behaviour and appearance in general is nothing like that of normal platypodes (yes, that's the plural). He doesn't have webbed hands/front feet and his tail is more like a beaver's (the platypus is covered in fur all but for their bills and feet). Overlooking all this is seemingly played for RuleOfCool, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
**
In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', episode, someone pitches ideas for an "inaction figure" based on Perry the Platypus, one of which is "The Mad Marauding Marsupial of Death." Right continent, wrong order. The platypus is a monotreme, not a marsupial.[[note]]Thankfully, the creators took notice of this and have later episodes describe platypodes as monotremes.[[/note]] Ferb has also stated that the platypus is the only mammal that lays eggs; apparently, he's never heard of echidnas.
**
echidnas. Also, in one episode Phineas states that platypuses are supposed to stay inside at night. One problem, platypuses are mostly nocturnal.
**
nocturnal. Perry's behaviour behavior and appearance in general is nothing like that of normal platypodes (yes, that's the plural). He doesn't have webbed hands/front feet and his tail is more like a beaver's (the platypus is covered in fur all but for their bills and feet). Overlooking all this is seemingly played for RuleOfCool, though.



* A group of Decepticons from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', known as the Predacons (whom, believe it or not, are actually the ancestors of the Predacons from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''), actually compose of [[PantheraAwesome Razorclaw (a lion), Rampage (a tiger)]], [[FeatheredFiend Divebomb (an eagle)]], [[RhinoRampage Headstrong (a rhino)]], and [[ALoadOfBull Tantrum (a bull)]]. In real life, the alt-modes of the last two are supposed to be herbivores - very vicious herbivores, but herbivores just the same.

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* A group of Decepticons from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', known as the Predacons (whom, believe it or not, are actually the ancestors of the Predacons from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''), actually compose of [[PantheraAwesome Razorclaw (a lion), Rampage (a tiger)]], [[FeatheredFiend Divebomb (an eagle)]], [[RhinoRampage Headstrong (a rhino)]], and [[ALoadOfBull Tantrum (a bull)]]. In real life, the alt-modes of the last two are supposed to be herbivores - -- very vicious herbivores, but herbivores just the same.



* Any gag where a character eats spicy food and drinks water or juice to cool down their tongue. Spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin, which binds to the taste buds, causing a burning sensation. Water only alleviates the pain momentarily and sugary juices only make it worse by opening up the taste buds and allowing more capsaicin in. The best thing to drink is milk -- or alcohol, which is why Indian food and lager is such a popular combination.
** However, many people don't know this, making these gags quite realistic. Plus, almost any beverage is better than nothing, since it will dilute or wash away the capsaicin to some extent.
** Milk works mostly because of the fat content. Any fatty food will kill the burn fairly effectively. Starchy foods also work, to a lesser extent.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa''

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* Any gag where a character eats spicy food and drinks water or juice to cool down their tongue. Spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin, which binds to the taste buds, causing a burning sensation. Water only alleviates the pain momentarily and sugary juices only make it worse by opening up the taste buds and allowing more capsaicin in. The best thing to drink is milk -- or alcohol, which is why Indian food and lager is such a popular combination.
**
combination. However, many people don't know this, making these gags quite realistic. Plus, almost any beverage is better than nothing, since it will dilute or wash away the capsaicin to some extent. \n** Milk works mostly because of the fat content. Any fatty food will kill the burn fairly effectively. Starchy foods also work, to a lesser extent.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'':



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