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3rd Apr '16 1:31:10 PM TSBasilisk
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': "Turtles at the Earth's Core" has the Turtles meet dinosaurs from "beneath the Earth's core."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode "Turtles at the Earth's Core" has 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.
12th Mar '16 11:59:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CodeGeass'', when the F.L.E.I.J.A. bomb is deployed it leaves a [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/F.L.E.I.J.A./ 1300 meter-deep crater]], but the now exposed terrain is uniform and absent of geological layers. It's possible the weapon burns the exposed earth to a uniform appearance, but that appearance is regular soil brown.

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* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', when the F.L.E.I.J.A. bomb is deployed it leaves a [[http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/F.L.E.I.J.A./ 1300 meter-deep crater]], but the now exposed terrain is uniform and absent of geological layers. It's possible the weapon burns the exposed earth to a uniform appearance, but that appearance is regular soil brown.
2nd Jan '16 8:37:06 PM Pinokio
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* Daler Mehndi's ''Tunak Tunak Tun'' music video shows major depressions in the Indian Ocean when the Earth is viewed from space.




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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': "Turtles at the Earth's Core" has the Turtles meet dinosaurs from "beneath the Earth's core."
20th Nov '15 8:20:33 PM Jake
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* One dinosaur comic has paleontologists find "the most complete T. Rex skeleton ever", and carbon-date it to make sure it's genuine. Carbon dating is not used on objects older than 30,000 years (by then, any radioactive carbon-14 in the sample has decayed to unusable levels).

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* One dinosaur comic has paleontologists find "the most complete T. Rex skeleton ever", and carbon-date it to make sure it's genuine. Carbon dating is not used on objects older than 30,000 years (by then, any radioactive carbon-14 in the sample has decayed to unusable levels).
levels); it might serve to rule out the possibility that it's a modern-era replica but there's probably easier ways of doing that.
5th Nov '15 2:54:02 PM StFan
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* The MagicalLand realm of Skartaris in Creator/DCComics' ''TheWarlord'' is located in the center of a HollowWorld Earth as a tribute to the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' novels of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* The MagicalLand realm of Skartaris in Creator/DCComics' ''TheWarlord'' ''ComicBook/TheWarlord'' is located in the center of a HollowWorld Earth as a tribute to the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' novels of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
10th Aug '15 5:00:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the miniseries ''[[TenPointFive 10.5]]'', a volcano erupts without any hint of activity and a ground fissure chases a train, and the very title is not possible,[[note]]At least not through normal geological processes. A sufficiently large impact event could produce a 10.5 or higher magnitude earthquake, but then it would also do a lot of other really nasty things to the planet.[[/note]] among many other errors. Immediately following the original airing of ''10.5'' a local news program of the same network showed a bunch of real-life geologists watching ''10.5'' and laughing their heads off.
* In one Steptoe And Son episode, the pair try to hawk a zircon to a half-blind fence as a diamond, figuring that he won't be able to see that it's fake. However, he "tests" it by smashing it with a hammer. This test wouldn't work in reality; a diamond would break at least as easily as a zircon.

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* In the miniseries ''[[TenPointFive 10.5]]'', ''Series/TenPointFive'', a volcano erupts without any hint of activity and a ground fissure chases a train, and the very title is not possible,[[note]]At least not through normal geological processes. A sufficiently large impact event could produce a 10.5 or higher magnitude earthquake, but then it would also do a lot of other really nasty things to the planet.[[/note]] among many other errors. Immediately following the original airing of ''10.5'' a local news program of the same network showed a bunch of real-life geologists watching ''10.5'' and laughing their heads off.
* In one Steptoe And Son Series/SteptoeAndSon episode, the pair try to hawk a zircon to a half-blind fence as a diamond, figuring that he won't be able to see that it's fake. However, he "tests" it by smashing it with a hammer. This test wouldn't work in reality; a diamond would break at least as easily as a zircon.



* The mines of the ''HarvestMoon'' games. Even discounting the one set in [[ConvectionSchmonvection a semi-active volcano]], you have mines where you can find gold, silver and copper, along with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds ''on the same level''. Older games at least tried to pay lip service to reality by having the precious gems and metals in different mines, but that was abandoned in favor of streamlining.

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* The mines of the ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games. Even discounting the one set in [[ConvectionSchmonvection a semi-active volcano]], you have mines where you can find gold, silver and copper, along with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds ''on the same level''. Older games at least tried to pay lip service to reality by having the precious gems and metals in different mines, but that was abandoned in favor of streamlining.
3rd Jul '15 7:39:08 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Doyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" misuses the term "carbuncle", as it's actually a term for ''red'' garnets cut in a particular style. It is not clear whether this is a mistake by the author or if the stone in question has acquired a misleading
nickname in-universe.

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* Doyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" misuses the term "carbuncle", as it's actually a term for ''red'' garnets cut in a particular style. It is not clear whether this is a mistake by the author or if the stone in question has acquired a misleading
misleading nickname in-universe.
9th Jun '15 3:49:06 AM GnomeTitan
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** This game has a volcano in a limestone cave system. While here's nothing preventing a volcanic intrusion from occurring in an area with caves, which might cause magma to enter the cave system. It would not create an actual volcano, though. Another problem is that because of the presence of the ''hot magma'', the limestone should have recrystallized as marble, or melted to become a calcic igneous rock.
** Unlike most computer games set underground, the trope is averted in the very first version which was a fairly accurate simulation of the real Bedquilt Cave in Kentucky, with a few fantasy elements thrown in. Later versions (including the first complete version, finished by Don Woods) included more fantasy and magic, including the volcano, but the actual cave layout, being described by an experienced caver, is quite accurate to the real place.

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** This game has a volcano in a limestone cave system. While here's nothing preventing a volcanic intrusion from occurring in an area with caves, which might cause magma to enter the cave system. It system, it would not create an actual volcano, though.volcano. Another problem is that because of the presence of the ''hot magma'', the limestone should have recrystallized as marble, or melted to become a calcic igneous rock.
** Unlike most computer games set underground, the trope is averted in the very first version which was a fairly accurate simulation of the real Bedquilt Cave in Kentucky, with a few fantasy elements thrown in. Later versions (including the first complete version, finished by Don Woods) included more fantasy and magic, including the volcano, but the actual cave layout, being described by an experienced caver, is still quite accurate to the real place.
5th Jun '15 12:10:08 PM Tightwire
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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. Rarely does it move any faster than a few kilometers per hour across open ground; it needs to be constricted to move faster, and then it's a simple matter of walking right or left. On the other hand, you cannot [[OutrunTheFireball Outrun the Pyroclastic Flow]]. Those travel at up to 700 kph and are essentially made of extremely hot rocky air, although you could attempt to get beyond the extent of the flow if you had enough advance warning. Speaking of which, it's not the lava that kills you, it's the [[ConvectionSchmonvection tremendous and far reaching heat.]]

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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. Rarely does it move any faster than a few kilometers per hour across open ground; it needs walk, and you're more likely to be constricted to move faster, and then it's a simple matter of walking right or left. On the other hand, you cannot [[OutrunTheFireball Outrun the Pyroclastic Flow]]. Those travel at up to 700 kph and are essentially made of extremely hot rocky air, although you could attempt to get beyond the extent of the flow if you had enough advance warning. 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.]]
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.
30th May '15 1:30:01 AM GnomeTitan
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* ArthurConanDoyle's story [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terror_of_Blue_John_Gap The Terror of Blue John Gap]] has the semi-precious stone [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derbyshire_Blue_John Blue John]] occurring in the wrong part of Derbyshire.
** His Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" mis-uses the term "carbuncle", as it's actually a term for ''red'' garnets cut in a particular style. Possibly an in-universe example, if the stone in question had acquired a misleading nickname.

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* ArthurConanDoyle's Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's story [[http://en.''Literature/TheTerrorOfBlueJohnGap'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terror_of_Blue_John_Gap The Terror of Blue John Gap]] described here]]) has the semi-precious stone [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derbyshire_Blue_John Blue John]] occurring in the wrong part of Derbyshire.
** His * Doyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" mis-uses misuses the term "carbuncle", as it's actually a term for ''red'' garnets cut in a particular style. Possibly an in-universe example, It is not clear whether this is a mistake by the author or if the stone in question had has acquired a misleading nickname.
misleading
nickname in-universe.



* The first InteractiveFiction game ''ColossalCave'' has a volcano in a limestone cave system.
** Depending on how the "volcano" is described, it could be possible. There's nothing preventing a volcanic intrusion from occurring in an area with caves, which might cause magma to enter the cave system. It would not create an actual volcano, though.
*** Another problem is that because of the presence of the ''hot magma'', the limestone should have recrystallized as marble, or melted to become a calcic igneous rock.
** This one does depend on the version, however. The very first version (which was far from finished) had fewer fantasy elements and was more a straight simulation of the real Bedquilt Cave in Kentucky, but later versions (including the first complete version, finished by Don Woods) included more fantasy and magic, including the volcano. The actual cave layout, being described by an experienced caver, is quite accurate to the real place.

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* The first InteractiveFiction ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'':
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game ''ColossalCave'' has a volcano in a limestone cave system.
** Depending on how the "volcano" is described, it could be possible. There's
system. While here's nothing preventing a volcanic intrusion from occurring in an area with caves, which might cause magma to enter the cave system. It would not create an actual volcano, though.
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though. Another problem is that because of the presence of the ''hot magma'', the limestone should have recrystallized as marble, or melted to become a calcic igneous rock.
** This one does depend on Unlike most computer games set underground, the version, however. The trope is averted in the very first version (which which was far from finished) had fewer fantasy elements and was more a straight fairly accurate simulation of the real Bedquilt Cave in Kentucky, but later with a few fantasy elements thrown in. Later versions (including the first complete version, finished by Don Woods) included more fantasy and magic, including the volcano. The volcano, but the actual cave layout, being described by an experienced caver, is quite accurate to the real place.
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