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23rd Jun '17 5:00:38 PM REV6Pilot
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[[caption-width-right:350:Who mistook a rabbit for a cat??]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Who mistook a rabbit for a cat??]]
cat?[[labelnote:*]][[DontExplainTheJoke Unlike dogs and cats, rabbits don't have paw pads]].[[/labelnote]]]]
17th Jun '17 8:22:52 AM Gosicrystal
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** Scrat the proto-squirrel has huge saber-like canine teeth. Being rodents, squirrels -- even prehistoric ones -- don't have canines at all. Although the authors have said in an interview that it was PlayedForLaughs. Later crosses into AccidentallyAccurate since [[http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/03/141997834/scientists-unveil-fossil-of-saber-toothed-squirrel-that-lived-among-dinos a recently discovered prehistoric mammal was indeed squirrel-like]], [[ScienceMarchesOn and did indeed have fangs]]. It was not a rodent though, and lived in the ''Mesozoic'', not in the Cenozoic, much less the last ice age.

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** Scrat the proto-squirrel has huge saber-like canine teeth. Being rodents, squirrels -- even prehistoric ones -- don't have canines at all. Although the authors have said in an interview that it was PlayedForLaughs. Later crosses into AccidentallyAccurate AccidentallyCorrectWriting since [[http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/03/141997834/scientists-unveil-fossil-of-saber-toothed-squirrel-that-lived-among-dinos a recently later discovered prehistoric mammal was indeed squirrel-like]], [[ScienceMarchesOn and did indeed have fangs]]. It was not a rodent though, and lived in the ''Mesozoic'', not in the Cenozoic, much less the last ice age.
15th Jun '17 2:44:35 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s physical capabilities are supposedly natural, without any artificial or supernatural enhancements, but his feats are greatly embellished. For example, he's able to bench press 1,000 lbs ''and'' fight for 28 hours straight. Fighting for 28 hours straight is basically impossible for the human body, and much more-so if you've got the oxygen-sapping physique of a power-lifter. Consider that top professional fighters carefully regulate their training to enter the ring at their absolute physical peak, yet still need to rest every 3 to 5 minutes to fight at their maximum capacity.

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* ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s Franchise/{{Batman}}'s physical capabilities are supposedly natural, without any artificial or supernatural enhancements, but his feats are greatly embellished. For example, he's able to bench press 1,000 lbs ''and'' fight for 28 hours straight. Fighting for 28 hours straight is basically impossible for the human body, and much more-so if you've got the oxygen-sapping physique of a power-lifter. Consider that top professional fighters carefully regulate their training to enter the ring at their absolute physical peak, yet still need to rest every 3 to 5 minutes to fight at their maximum capacity.
11th Jun '17 9:36:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Franklin and the Green Knight'', a film from the ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' series depicts Mrs. Turtle, an anthropomorphic turtle, as being pregnant with Franklin's sister, Harriet, rather than laying an egg. Franklin can also remove his shell in the cartoon series. In reality, a turtle's shell is fused to its spine and ribcage. Even if it were possible to take it off, attempting such an act would kill the turtle in a very messy way. (While we're on the subject, someone should remind a [[http://friskywoods.deviantart.com/art/Shellshocked-77703850 certain Italian plumber]] of this.)

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* ''Franklin and the Green Knight'', a film from the ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' series depicts Mrs. Turtle, an anthropomorphic turtle, as being pregnant with Franklin's sister, Harriet, rather than laying an egg. Franklin can also remove his shell in the cartoon series. In reality, a turtle's shell is fused to its spine and ribcage. Even if it were possible to take it off, attempting such an act would kill the turtle in a very messy way. (While we're on the subject, someone should remind a [[http://friskywoods.deviantart.com/art/Shellshocked-77703850 certain Italian plumber]] of this.)) This is averted in the follow-up series ''Franklin and Friends'' in which not only can neither Franklin nor any of his family remove their shells, but it's also said at least once that the shell grows with them.
11th Jun '17 9:34:23 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat'', Peg has an allergy to four-leaf clovers, which make her sneeze. This isn't biologically possible - four-leaf clovers aren't really chemically different from regular clovers other than possibly having a different gene that causes the extra leaf to grow, but whatever allergen would still be present.
3rd Jun '17 2:55:06 PM Vir
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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode where Timmy's Dad's first time on the ''Series/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader'' spoof, "Are You Brighter Than A 6th Grader" had him answer "sea cucumber" to nearly all the questions until the last one, "what kind of cucumber lives in the sea" prompting him to say the wrong answer. Forcing himself to re-attend school, Timmy's Dad retakes the competition and goes on a roll until the last question, "which sea vegetable would suit perfectly on an undersea salad", causes him to hesitate until he find it in himself to say the right answer. In spite of the name, sea cucumbers are ''not'' cucumbers or vegetables in general, but animals - specifically echinoderms, like starfish. ''Regular'' cucumbers aren't technically vegetables, even.

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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode where Timmy's Dad's first time on the ''Series/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader'' spoof, "Are You Brighter Than A a 6th Grader" had him answer "sea cucumber" to nearly all the questions until the last one, "what kind of cucumber lives in the sea" prompting him to say the wrong answer. Forcing himself to re-attend school, Timmy's Dad retakes the competition and goes on a roll until the last question, "which sea vegetable would suit perfectly on an undersea salad", causes him to hesitate until he find it in himself to say the right answer. In spite of the name, sea cucumbers are ''not'' cucumbers or vegetables in general, but animals - specifically echinoderms, like starfish. ''Regular'' cucumbers aren't technically vegetables, even.



** Most of the jokes based on Joe's crippled status fall under this. Anyone who knows ANYTHING about paralysis knows the problem isn't the legs, it's the ''damage to the spine'' that keeps the legs or anything below the damage from being used. Leg transplants wouldn't repair the damage at all, correcting the damage to the spine would. Even stranger in that in one episode when he was cured, he got re-paralyzed by a gunshot wound to the lower back, and they also make a lot of jokes about how nothing else below the waist [[ToiletHumour works very well]]. Like most things on the show, Joe's paralysis mostly seems to run on RuleOfFunny. Never mind the UnfortunateImplications of all the cripple jokes.

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** Most of the jokes based on Joe's crippled status fall under this. Anyone who knows ANYTHING about paralysis knows the problem isn't the legs, it's the ''damage to the spine'' that keeps the legs or anything below the damage from being used. Leg transplants wouldn't repair the damage at all, correcting the damage to the spine would. Even stranger in that in one episode when he was cured, he got re-paralyzed by a gunshot wound to the lower back, and they also make a lot of jokes about how nothing else below the waist [[ToiletHumour [[ToiletHumor works very well]]. Like most things on the show, Joe's paralysis mostly seems to run on RuleOfFunny. Never mind the UnfortunateImplications of all the cripple jokes.jokes.
** At the end of the episode "Quagmire's Quagmire", Quagmire gets a call from his male-to-female father saying that he's pregnant. As explored on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when Mr. Garrison got a sex change, his father wouldn't be able to carry a child because the surgery wouldn't have given him the organs needed to do so.
31st May '17 8:32:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* When Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' is unable to use testosterone for several weeks his voice starts reverting to a more feminine pitch. In real life going off testosterone doesn't do that to trans men. It might affect other parts of your body however your voice changes are permanent.

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* When Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' is unable to use testosterone for several weeks his voice starts reverting to a more feminine pitch. In real life going off testosterone doesn't do that to trans men. It might affect other parts of your body body, however your voice changes are permanent.



** Realistically, a lot of the dogs would have a tougher time surviving than the wild than depicted. Sweet, for example, is a Greyhound. They're known for getting injured very easily and getting cold very easily, due to the low amount of fat on their bodies. Sweet still fares perfectly well in the cold environment and [[spoiler:is powerful enough to become an Alpha]]. Sunshine, a West Highland White Terrier, is depicted as being weak, though Westies are rather hardy and tenacious hunters so she'd likely actually be a pretty capable addition to the pack.

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** Realistically, a lot of the dogs would have a tougher time surviving than the wild than depicted. Sweet, for example, is a Greyhound. They're known for getting injured very easily and getting cold very easily, due to the low amount of fat on their bodies. Sweet still fares perfectly well in the cold environment and [[spoiler:is powerful enough to become an Alpha]]. Sunshine, a West Highland White Terrier, is depicted as being weak, though Westies are rather hardy and tenacious hunters so she'd likely actually be a pretty capable addition to the pack.
28th May '17 7:17:17 PM Game_Fan
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** Surgery in {{Manga/Naruto}} tends to work a bit like Lego. The best example is probably the time one character plucked another's eye out and transplanted it into his own head all while sprinting.

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** Surgery in {{Manga/Naruto}} tends to work a bit like Lego. The best example is probably the time one LEGO with anyone being able to put pieces of other people onto themselves with minimal effort. Eyes are repeatedly removed and given to other people. In once case a character plucked another's manages to implant someone else's eye in his socket while sprinting. Another character managed to pull out his own eyes and transplanted it put them into someone else's head without that other person noticing what had happened.
** The cells of Hashirama Senju can apparently just be implanted willy-nilly into anyone for various effects. Madara Uchiha discovered their power when, for some reason, he used pieces of Hashirama's flesh to patch his wounds.
** The same thing happens with Orochimaru. Late in the story [[spoiler:Kabuto]] injects Orochimaru's blood
into his own head all body and it gradually infests his body like a cancer while sprinting.also giving him Orochimaru's abilities.
22nd May '17 2:22:51 AM Snicka
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* MonstrousGerms
21st May '17 3:56:38 PM CaptainAshTiberiusKirk
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* One of the many problems with the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie.
-->'''Mario:''' So what single-celled organism did you evolve from?
-->'''Koopa:''' Tyrannosaurus Rex, the lizard king, thank you very much.
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