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24th Jun '16 5:52:38 PM nombretomado
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* Gold commonly emits "glow" lines in cartoons to denote its shininess. But some animators made gold objects ''actually glow''. Like the ''TinyToons'' episode "Journey To The Center Of Acme Acres".
* ''TheSimpsons'':

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* Gold commonly emits "glow" lines in cartoons to denote its shininess. But some animators made gold objects ''actually glow''. Like the ''TinyToons'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToons'' episode "Journey To The Center Of Acme Acres".
* ''TheSimpsons'':''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
18th Jun '16 1:33:52 AM Doug86
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** In the DCUniverse' it's their version of adamantium.
** In the MarvelUniverse Promethium is used as the name of an extradimensional metal with magical properties.

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** In the DCUniverse' Franchise/TheDCU it's their version of adamantium.
** In the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse Promethium is used as the name of an extradimensional metal with magical properties.
15th Jun '16 9:46:59 AM TheNicestGuy
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* An issue of Adventure Comics from 1947 had a young {{Franchise/Superman}} help a friend win a contest to show off the most valuable specimen of whatever. The [[RichKids rich kid]] brings diamonds, which Superboy tops with several tons of pitchblende. Even though the judge proclaims the pitchblende victorious because it's an ore of extremely valuable uranium and radium, there's no acknowledgement of the corollary: It's dangerously radioactive. The comics-medicine blog Polite Dissent [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/4850 ran the numbers]] and concluded that the contestant and judge standing next to the rock for even a few minutes had a poor chance of surviving their radiation poisoning, while cancer rates were measurably increased for everyone else in the room. Not to worry; Superboy himself would be [[BewareTheSuperman just fine]].
4th Jun '16 4:55:40 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: UFO Defense'' has [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Elerium-115]] being one of the most important items to collect in the game. The 115, in this case, is most likely a reference to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Element_115 the conspiracy theories about element 115]], known today as ununpentium, as it is used in much of the same manner. Unfortunately for them, [name]-[number] notation usually denotes an isotope, and the number is its ''atomic mass'', not element number. The subsequent games in the series refer to it only as Elerium, and the [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] specifically says that whatever Elerium is, it is ''not'' an element, sidestepping the issue entirely.

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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: UFO Defense'' has [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Elerium-115]] being one of the most important items to collect in the game. The 115, in this case, is most likely a reference to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Element_115 the conspiracy theories about element 115]], known today as ununpentium, as it is used in much of the same manner. Unfortunately for them, [name]-[number] notation usually denotes an isotope, and the number is its ''atomic mass'', not element number. The subsequent games in the series refer to it only as Elerium, and the [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] specifically says that whatever Elerium is, it is ''not'' an element, sidestepping the issue entirely.Elerium.
30th May '16 3:43:36 AM jormis29
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* Star Wars ''Film/{{TheForceAwakens}}'': Rey tells us that BB-8 has a selenium drive, which is a tip of the cap to Galaxy Quest's Beryllium Sphere, whether it was intended to be or not.

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* Star Wars ''Film/{{TheForceAwakens}}'': ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Rey tells us that BB-8 has a selenium drive, which is a tip of the cap to Galaxy Quest's Beryllium Sphere, whether it was intended to be or not.
27th May '16 8:51:06 PM Uncle_Jeff
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* Star Wars ''Film/{{TheForceAwakens}}'': Rey tells us that BB-8 has a selenium drive, which is a tip of the cap to Galaxy Quest's Beryllium Sphere, whether it was intended to be or not.
22nd May '16 12:08:42 AM Anddrix
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* Invoked and subverted in one comic by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in a discussion with Catwoman after tagging her with a radioactive isotope tracker hidden in a pie he threw at her. The whole idea was that once she had the tracer on her, the Joker could then play [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame a twisted game of cat and mouse with her throughout Gotham]] (Hint: She's not the cat...). Subverted in the sense that yes, radioactive isotope tracers can work that way, and invoked in the following conversation:

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* Invoked and subverted in one comic by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in a discussion with Catwoman after tagging her with a radioactive isotope tracker hidden in a pie he threw at her. The whole idea was that once she had the tracer on her, the Joker could then play [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame a twisted game of cat and mouse with her throughout Gotham]] (Hint: She's not the cat...). Subverted in the sense that yes, radioactive isotope tracers can work that way, and invoked in the following conversation:
18th Mar '16 1:32:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': The main characters have to destroy a stockpile of coltan, an alloy which would be used to make Terminator models more advanced than the T-800 (that, being armored primarily with titanium, had a weakness to heat). In real life, coltan is an ''ore'' containing niobium and tantalum and not an alloy. Although, "in-universe" the fact that they used a thermite reaction to "cremate" dead terminators supposedly made of this highly heat-resistant metal is accurate. Thermite reactions are the hottest thing most people can get their hands on quietly (the simplest is rust and the powder from an Etch-a-Sketch (Aluminum)). It also burns through everything else (including steel and concrete) fairly easily.

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* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': The main characters have to destroy a stockpile of coltan, an alloy which would be used to make Terminator models more advanced than the T-800 (that, being armored primarily with titanium, had a weakness to heat). In real life, coltan is an ''ore'' containing niobium and tantalum and not an alloy. Although, "in-universe" the fact that they used a thermite reaction to "cremate" dead terminators supposedly made of this highly heat-resistant metal is accurate. Thermite reactions are the hottest thing most people can get their hands on quietly (the simplest is rust and the powder from an Etch-a-Sketch (Aluminum)). It also burns through everything else (including steel and concrete) fairly easily.
11th Mar '16 4:00:46 AM jormis29
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* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'': There's an episode in which an ulcer-plagued soap-maker is murdered by his wife, who dumps his body in one of his rendering vats and turns him into a stack of bath products. She uses one of these soap bars in the shower, only to be fatally burned by the residual acid from his stomach ... which is impossible, as turning fats into soap requires adding enough lye to give it a neutral to ''alkaline'' pH.
* In season 4 of the TV show ''Alias'', one episode features a substance called Ice Five, which is functionally identical to Vonnegut's Ice Nine. (Yes, there is a real ice V, and just like ice IX it's only stable at high pressures and temperatures below the ordinary freezing point of water.)

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* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'': ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': There's an episode in which an ulcer-plagued soap-maker is murdered by his wife, who dumps his body in one of his rendering vats and turns him into a stack of bath products. She uses one of these soap bars in the shower, only to be fatally burned by the residual acid from his stomach ... which is impossible, as turning fats into soap requires adding enough lye to give it a neutral to ''alkaline'' pH.
* In season 4 of the TV show ''Alias'', ''Series/{{Alias}}'', one episode features a substance called Ice Five, which is functionally identical to [[Literature/CatsCradle Vonnegut's Ice Nine.Nine]]. (Yes, there is a real ice V, and just like ice IX it's only stable at high pressures and temperatures below the ordinary freezing point of water.)
9th Mar '16 1:56:01 PM justanid
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