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26th Jun '16 6:32:36 PM Kytseo
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* Before anything else, most WideOpenSandbox games aren't exactly realistic when it comes to actual size. For example, in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Cyrodill, a country, can be traversed from one end to another in an hour tops. TropesAreNotBad, since a premade, full sized country would probably take up a terabyte of data when made with relatively-modern technology.
25th Jun '16 5:48:58 AM BigDannyK
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': in the pilot episode Sarah and John Connor move to Red Valley, New Mexico. There isn't a place called Red Valley in New Mexico, but there is one in Arizona.
14th Jun '16 1:55:10 PM dmcreif
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*The {{NASCAR}} track known as the Charlotte Motor Speedway is located in the city of Concord, North Carolina, which is not even in the same county as Charlotte. Its location in Cabarrus County puts it just across the county line from Mecklenberg County, the county that contains Charlotte. Not only that, but the Charlotte city limits are only a few miles away. As Charlotte is by far the more well-known city, well...
** Similarly, the Milwaukee Mile is neither located in the city of Milwaukee (although West Allis, where the track is actually located, is still in Milwaukee County) nor is it a true mile.
** Indianapolis Motor Speedway is not located in Indianapolis, Indiana proper, but an enclave within the city known as Speedway. Given that the city of Speedway is ''surrounded'' by the city of Indianapolis, this example splits hairs somewhat, but still.
2nd Jun '16 5:05:57 PM dmcreif
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** Through the south Chicago suburbs and northwest Indiana, Interstate 94 is situated to the ''south'' of Interstate 90.
29th May '16 5:40:51 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' has a brief example in "Like Mother, Like Daughter" when Luke and Lorelai debate the fastest way to get from Stars Hollow to Connecticut. Lorelai mentions taking I-5, which is an interstate on the other side of the country.



* In "Folsom Prison Blues" by Music/JohnnyCash, he is in Folsom Prison because he "shot a man in Reno/Just to watch him die." Folsom Prison is a California state prison, and Reno is in Nevada.

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* In "Folsom Prison Blues" by Music/JohnnyCash, he is in Folsom Prison because he "shot a man in Reno/Just to watch him die." Folsom Prison is a California state prison, and Reno is in Nevada.Nevada (though given the
28th May '16 9:40:50 AM dmcreif
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* Some interstate highways are located out of their proper place in the Interstate grid. Normally, the Interstate highways increase in number from west to east and south to north. However, exceptions occur:
**Interstate 71 is a north-south highway from Cleveland, Ohio to Louisville, Kentucky via Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. The Ohio section of the route (which constitutes the majority of the highway's miles) is east of the higher-numbered Interstate 75.
**Interstate 85 south of Atlanta, Georgia runs west of the lower-numbered Interstate 75.
23rd May '16 4:13:08 PM dmcreif
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* Auxiliary Interstate highways can get this trope, since the last two digits of their designation come from the parent Interstate highway that they branch off of. Thus, a spur from an even-numbered (east-west) highway can travel north-south (like I-380 in Iowa) or vice-versa.
16th May '16 10:58:46 PM scooter
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* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/MisterT'' entitled "Fortune Cookie Caper" is set in New York City and, apart from it being a strange, alternate-universe New York that has neither traffic nor parallel-parked cars (and where there are rickshaws in its HollywoodAtlas Chinatown), the plot relies on street addresses that turn out to be clues. All of the addresses are impossible and would send anyone seeking them deep under water in either the Hudson or the East River, as the AgonyBooth [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Mister_T/Fortune_Cookie_Caper.aspx had some fun pointing out]]. It would be one thing if it were just code, but actual buildings are shown with the addresses in question.
15th May '16 8:08:02 AM dmcreif
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** Diagonal highways can end up with either an odd or an even number. For instance, there is a 145 mile section of overlap between east-west Interstate 40 (which runs between Kent, Texas and Florence, South Carolina) and north-south Interstate 59 (between Chattanooga, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana) from Meridian, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama. The overlap segment runs on a northeast to southwest diagonal.

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** Diagonal highways can end up with either an odd or an even number. For instance, there is a 145 mile section of overlap between east-west Interstate 40 20 (which runs between Kent, Texas and Florence, South Carolina) and north-south Interstate 59 (between Chattanooga, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana) from Meridian, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama. The overlap segment runs on a northeast to southwest diagonal.
6th May '16 10:33:40 AM dmcreif
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**Diagonal highways can end up with either an odd or an even number. For instance, there is a 145 mile section of overlap between east-west Interstate 40 (which runs between Kent, Texas and Florence, South Carolina) and north-south Interstate 59 (between Chattanooga, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana) from Meridian, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama. The overlap segment runs on a northeast to southwest diagonal.
** Though on a north-south alignment, Interstate 25 has a 45 mile segment where it runs on a northwest-to-southeast diagonal between Santa Fe and Las Vegas, New Mexico, where it crosses Glorieta Pass.
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