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19th Apr '17 9:06:32 PM Madrugada
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* In "Visions of Paradise", Music/TheMoodyBlues refer to ''blue'' onyx.

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* In "Visions of Paradise", Music/TheMoodyBlues refer to ''blue'' onyx.
"blue onyx". Onyx, a form of chalcedony, occurs in many colors, but notably, ''not'' blue.
28th Mar '17 8:31:30 PM Theriocephalus
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** Malachite in real life is a glassy greenish mineral, much closer to its appearance in ''Skyrim'' than the other examples listed here, and is actually an ore of copper. However, actual malachite armor wouldn't work at all well -- malachite is a rock, and not a very strong one at that, and such is much more brittle than metal and would shatter under even moderate force.

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** Malachite in real life is a glassy greenish mineral, much closer to its appearance in ''Skyrim'' than the other examples listed here, and is actually an ore of copper. However, actual malachite armor wouldn't work at all well -- malachite is a rock, and not a very strong one at that, and as such is much more brittle than metal and would shatter under even moderate force.



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28th Mar '17 8:29:47 PM Theriocephalus
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A DisasterMovie features an earthquake, volcano or some other ground-based phenomenon and does it in a relatively entertaining way. Then the FridgeLogic hits that Geology Does Not Work That Way. It doesn't always spoil the film - sometimes only an expert would know, or sometimes the viewer doesn't catch on until after the movie, but it sure can get on your nerves.

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A DisasterMovie features an earthquake, volcano or some other ground-based phenomenon and does it in a relatively entertaining way. Then the FridgeLogic hits that Geology Does Not Work That Way. It doesn't always spoil the film - -- sometimes only an expert would know, or sometimes the viewer doesn't catch on until after the movie, but it sure can get on your nerves.



For earthquakes, fissures do not chase B actors or swallow entire cities whole without a trace. For volcanoes, outrunning the lava flow in RealLife is as easy as picking up your pace to a brisk walk, and you're more likely to be overcome by fumes than caught in it - so maybe you should run. Speaking of which, it's not the lava that kills you, it's the [[ConvectionSchmonvection tremendous and far reaching heat]] that would overwhelm you. It's molten rock, and if you're that close, you'll spontaneously combust from the heat before the lava catches you.

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For earthquakes, fissures do not chase B actors or swallow entire cities whole without a trace. For volcanoes, outrunning the lava flow in RealLife is as easy as picking up your pace to a brisk walk, and you're more likely to be overcome by fumes than caught in it - by the molten rock -- so maybe you should ''should'' run. Speaking of which, it's not the lava that kills you, it's the [[ConvectionSchmonvection tremendous and far reaching far-reaching heat]] that would overwhelm you. It's molten rock, and if you're that close, you'll spontaneously combust from the heat before the lava catches you.



* The ''Literature/{{Flood}}'' series has the Earth flooded by water from the mantle, loosely based on research that has shown that the deep crust is downright saturated with water and hydrogen gas, trapped by layers of impermeable rock above it, according to samples from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Superdeep_Borehole#Research Kola Superdeep Borehole]] That there's enough of it to flood the planet with 50-60 km of water, or indeed have any way of escaping to the surface en masse is certainly less than likely, but there really is water down there, and lots of it. This is water trapped deep under continental crust, unlike in the novel (where the water is coming up from the mantle). In particular, the research that Baxter cites at the end refers to a mass of water-bearing ''rock'', in which the actual water is a small percentage of the rock (although amusingly enough, the research paper author said he'd been getting letters and e-mails from people asking him if it was the water from Noah's Flood). In a similar vein, it's estimated that the total biomass of lithotrophs (rock eating bacteria) living in porous rock in the crust exceeds by an order of magnitude the combined biomass of all surface and oceanic life.

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* The ''Literature/{{Flood}}'' series has the Earth flooded by water from the mantle, loosely based on research that has shown that the deep crust is downright saturated with water and hydrogen gas, trapped by layers of impermeable rock above it, according to samples from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Superdeep_Borehole#Research Kola Superdeep Borehole]] Borehole]]. That there's enough of it to flood the planet with 50-60 km of water, or indeed have any way of escaping to the surface en masse masse, is certainly less than likely, but there really is water down there, and lots of it. This is water trapped deep under continental crust, unlike in the novel (where the water is coming up from the mantle). In particular, likely -- the research that Baxter cites at the end refers to a mass of water-bearing ''rock'', in which the actual water is a small percentage of the rock and trapped within the crystal structure of the minerals making it up, as well as in minute pore spaces (although amusingly enough, the research paper author said he'd been getting letters and e-mails from people asking him if it was the water from Noah's Flood). In a similar vein, it's estimated that There's no way for it to physically come up to the total biomass of lithotrophs (rock eating bacteria) living in porous rock in the crust exceeds by an order of magnitude the combined biomass of all surface and oceanic life.in a huge flood.



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** Malachite in real life is a glassy greenish mineral, much closer to its appearance in ''Skyrim'' than the other examples listed here, and is actually an ore of copper. However, it's fairly certain that actual malachite armor wouldn't work very well.

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** Malachite in real life is a glassy greenish mineral, much closer to its appearance in ''Skyrim'' than the other examples listed here, and is actually an ore of copper. However, it's fairly certain that actual malachite armor wouldn't work at all well -- malachite is a rock, and not a very well.strong one at that, and such is much more brittle than metal and would shatter under even moderate force.



* InUniverse example in ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids'' when Jim and Ben [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0035.html call the GM on this trope]] with regards to Naboo being hollow and water-filled. Later on, the GM has Jim, a geophysics Ph.D. student, [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0150.html figure out how it could work]] (which requires him to {{retcon}} in that Naboo has a moon).

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* InUniverse example in ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids'' when Jim and Ben [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0035.html call the GM on this trope]] with regards to Naboo being hollow and water-filled. Later on, the GM has Jim, a geophysics Ph.D. student, [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0150.html figure figures out how it could work]] (which requires him to {{retcon}} in that Naboo has a moon).



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode "Turtles at the Earth's Core" the Turtles meet dinosaurs from "beneath the Earth's core."
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' iron/steel, or "bicenthium alloy", is stated to be exceptionally rare anywhere except Earth. This despite iron being the sixth most common element in the universe. Apparently they didn't realize why Mars was red, either.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode "Turtles at the Earth's Core" the Turtles meet dinosaurs from "beneath the Earth's core."
core". Since the core is, by definition, at the center of the spherical Earth and thus at the point where the planet's gravity pulls ''to'', there's no such thing as ''beneath'' the core -- pass the core and you'll simply start digging ''up'' in the mantle on the other side.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' iron/steel, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'': Iron/steel, or "bicenthium alloy", is stated to be exceptionally rare anywhere except Earth. This despite iron being the sixth most common element in the universe. Apparently they didn't realize why Mars was red, either.
17th Jan '17 10:40:30 PM intastiel
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This is the supertrope of CaliforniaCollapse. Compare ArtisticLicenseBiology (with which it shares the subtripe ArtisticLicensePaleontology), ArtisticLicensePhysics. Contrast ShownTheirWork. See also AllNaturalGemPolish.

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This is the supertrope of CaliforniaCollapse. Compare ArtisticLicenseBiology (with which it shares the subtripe subtrope ArtisticLicensePaleontology), ArtisticLicensePhysics. Contrast ShownTheirWork. See also AllNaturalGemPolish.
31st Dec '16 2:59:44 AM HeSupplanted
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* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' explicitly attributes the Earth's submerged status to global warming, but all the ice in the world melting would produce only a 60m (180 ft) rise in sea level, which would suck for low-lying coastal areas, but is not nearly enough to create the ocean planet depicted.

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* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' explicitly attributes the Earth's submerged status to global warming, but all the ice in the world melting would produce only a 60m (180 ft) 216ft (66m) rise in sea level, which would suck for low-lying coastal areas, but is not nearly enough to create the ocean planet depicted.
27th Aug '16 3:57:07 PM Tightwire
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A DisasterMovie features an earthquake, volcano or some other ground-based phenomenon and does it in a relatively entertaining way. Then the FridgeLogic hits that Geology Does Not Work That Way!

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A DisasterMovie features an earthquake, volcano or some other ground-based phenomenon and does it in a relatively entertaining way. Then the FridgeLogic hits that Geology Does Not Work That Way!
Way. It doesn't always spoil the film - sometimes only an expert would know, or sometimes the viewer doesn't catch on until after the movie, but it sure can get on your nerves.



For earthquakes, fissures do not chase B actors or swallow entire cities whole without a trace. For volcanoes, outrunning the lava flow in RealLife is as easy as picking up your pace to a brisk walk, and you're more likely to be overcome by fumes than caught in it. Speaking of which, it's not the lava that kills you, it's the [[ConvectionSchmonvection tremendous and far reaching heat]] that would overwhelm you. It's molten rock, and if you're that close, you'll spontaneously combust from the heat before the lava catches you.

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For earthquakes, fissures do not chase B actors or swallow entire cities whole without a trace. For volcanoes, outrunning the lava flow in RealLife is as easy as picking up your pace to a brisk walk, and you're more likely to be overcome by fumes than caught in it.it - so maybe you should run. Speaking of which, it's not the lava that kills you, it's the [[ConvectionSchmonvection tremendous and far reaching heat]] that would overwhelm you. It's molten rock, and if you're that close, you'll spontaneously combust from the heat before the lava catches you.
25th Jun '16 9:46:47 PM jormis29
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** ''Skyrim'''s moonstone is in a similar situation to the malachite � it is fairly close in appearance to the real-life counterpart (a gemstone), but is noticeably more useful for making practical armor.

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** ''Skyrim'''s moonstone is in a similar situation to the malachite � malachite, it is fairly close in appearance to the real-life counterpart (a gemstone), but is noticeably more useful for making practical armor.



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': The world is simultaneously based on our own (during a different geological era) and yet is flat with water constantly falling over the edges ([[{{Literature/Discworld}} no word on giant turtles]]). Landmasses are apparently afloat on the oceans, as evidenced by a tidal wave at the beginning of the game that causes Weyard's version of India to slam into Australia in minutes, resulting in... very little damage, actually.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': The world is simultaneously based on our own (during a different geological era) and yet [[FlatWorld is flat flat]] with [[WaterfallIntoTheAbyss water constantly falling over the edges edges]] ([[{{Literature/Discworld}} no word on giant turtles]]). Landmasses are apparently afloat on the oceans, as evidenced by a tidal wave at the beginning of the game that causes Weyard's version of India to slam into Australia in minutes, resulting in... very little damage, actually.
25th Jun '16 12:16:01 PM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': The world is simultaneously based on our own (during a different geological era) and yet is flat with water constantly falling over the edges ([[{{Literature/Discworld}} no word on giant turtles]]). Landmasses are apparently afloat on the oceans, as evidenced by a tidal wave at the beginning of the game that causes Weyard's version of India to slam into Australia in minutes, resulting in... very little damage, actually.
14th Jun '16 9:25:59 PM Doug86
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* Many old MarvelComics stories had characters visiting Subterrania, a land located at "the center of the Earth." The place was later {{Ret Con}}ned as being a cave system not far from the surface.

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* Many old MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics stories had characters visiting Subterrania, a land located at "the center of the Earth." The place was later {{Ret Con}}ned as being a cave system not far from the surface.
13th Jun '16 1:21:15 PM margdean56
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Artistic License Geology is the catch-all term for where a work shows geological phenomenon, but does so inaccurately.

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Artistic License Geology is the catch-all term for where a work shows a geological phenomenon, but does so inaccurately.
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