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5th Aug '17 7:38:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Same in the movie ''SupermanReturns''. They [[ShownTheirWork did do enough homework]] to show him expending most of his effort trying to "brake" the plane's fall after failing to stop it by grabbing a wing --meaning Superman knew he'd rip right through the fuselage and cabin if he tried to stop it cold in midair-- but none of that research transferred over to the part where he then sets the plane gently down by holding its nose, or when he lifts half of a huge luxury yacht out of the ocean by a single piece of its framework.

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* Same in the movie ''SupermanReturns''.''Film/SupermanReturns''. They [[ShownTheirWork did do enough homework]] to show him expending most of his effort trying to "brake" the plane's fall after failing to stop it by grabbing a wing --meaning Superman knew he'd rip right through the fuselage and cabin if he tried to stop it cold in midair-- but none of that research transferred over to the part where he then sets the plane gently down by holding its nose, or when he lifts half of a huge luxury yacht out of the ocean by a single piece of its framework.
24th Jul '17 10:27:51 AM Leporidae
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* SeaSinkhole
22nd Jul '17 5:43:03 AM DivineFlame100
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* In the prologue of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', a three-meter wide satellite crashes into the conference building in Akihabara after falling from space. The building, however, is still standing with no worse for wear other than some minor structural damage, and the satellite itself, now embedded into the building, is largely still intact. In reality, the crash would've been far more destructive because of the kinetic energy the satellite would've produced from falling through the atmosphere at terminal velocity. It would've completely destroyed the building it crashed into, as well as level surrounding buildings adjacent to it and reduce the city block into a crater. And that's assuming if the satellite is strong enough to not break apart into pieces upon atmospheric entry. However, the downplay is justified for plot-related reasons.

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* In the prologue of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', a three-meter wide satellite crashes into the conference Radio Kaikan building in Akihabara after falling from space. The building, however, is still standing with no worse for wear other than some minor structural damage, and the satellite itself, now embedded into the building, is largely still intact. In reality, the crash would've been far more destructive because of the kinetic energy the satellite would've produced from falling through the atmosphere at terminal velocity. It would've completely destroyed the building it crashed into, as well as level surrounding buildings adjacent to it and reduce the city block into a crater. And that's assuming if the satellite is even strong enough to not break apart into pieces upon atmospheric entry. However, the downplay is justified for plot-related reasons.
20th Jul '17 12:32:11 PM DivineFlame100
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* In the prologue of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', a three-meter wide satellite crashes into the conference building in Akihabara after falling from space. The building, however, is still standing with no worse for wear other than some minor structural damage, and the satellite itself, now embedded into the building, is largely still intact. In reality, the crash would've been far more destructive because of the kinetic energy the satellite would've produced from falling through the atmosphere at terminal velocity. It would've completely destroyed the building it crashed into, as well as level surrounding buildings adjacent to it and reduce the city block into a crater. And that's not assuming if the satellite is strong enough to not break apart upon atmospheric entry. However, the downplay is justified for plot-related reasons.

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* In the prologue of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', a three-meter wide satellite crashes into the conference building in Akihabara after falling from space. The building, however, is still standing with no worse for wear other than some minor structural damage, and the satellite itself, now embedded into the building, is largely still intact. In reality, the crash would've been far more destructive because of the kinetic energy the satellite would've produced from falling through the atmosphere at terminal velocity. It would've completely destroyed the building it crashed into, as well as level surrounding buildings adjacent to it and reduce the city block into a crater. And that's not assuming if the satellite is strong enough to not break apart into pieces upon atmospheric entry. However, the downplay is justified for plot-related reasons.
20th Jul '17 12:28:31 PM DivineFlame100
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* In the prologue of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', a three-meter wide satellite crashes into the conference building in Akihabara after falling from space. The building, however, is still standing with no worse for wear other than some minor structural damage, and the satellite itself, now embedded into the building, is largely still intact. In reality, the crash would've been far more destructive because of the kinetic energy the satellite would've produced from falling through the atmosphere at terminal velocity. It would've completely destroyed the building it crashed into, as well as level surrounding buildings adjacent to it and reduce the city block into a crater. And that's not assuming if the satellite is strong enough to not break apart upon atmospheric entry. However, the downplay is justified for plot-related reasons.
11th Jul '17 10:04:39 AM Hjortron18
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* CircularWaterfall
15th Jun '17 9:41:50 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Smallville}}'''s grand finale had Clark shoving the planet Apokolips out of orbit. It was large enough to fill a large portion of the sky. Then there's the issue of how Clark suddenly had the power to both move a planet and counter the planet moving engines but that's another trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Smallville}}'''s grand finale had Clark shoving the planet Apokolips out of orbit. It was large enough to fill a large portion of the sky. Then there's the issue of how Clark suddenly had the power to both move a planet and counter the planet moving engines planet-moving engines, but that's another trope.



** In "Commencement", meteors are said to take 45 minutes to pass the atmosphere when in real life this takes less than a minute.

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** In "Commencement", meteors are said to take 45 minutes to pass the atmosphere atmosphere, when in real life life, this takes less than a minute.
15th Jun '17 9:38:51 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Disney's ''The Black Hole'' depicts a black hole as an inhospitable wormhole space cave without the effects of gravity or density.

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* Disney's ''The Black Hole'' Film/TheBlackHole depicts a black hole as an inhospitable wormhole space cave without the effects of gravity or density.
15th Jun '17 9:37:15 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Film/DeepImpact'', blowing up the second piece of the comet would not only not help, it would arguably make things much worse. If every piece still impacts the Earth (as in actually is stopped by the Earth or its atmosphere) you are still dumping all the kinetic energy of the comet chunk into the Earth's atmosphere! That's a '''huge''' amount of energy, dumped in practically all at once. It would still create a massive explosion, dwarfing all of our nuclear bombs combined. About equal to 10,000 times the global nuclear arsenal.

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* In ''Film/DeepImpact'', blowing up the second piece of the comet would not only not help, it would arguably make things much worse. If every piece still impacts the Earth (as in actually is stopped by the Earth or its atmosphere) atmosphere), you are still dumping all the kinetic energy of the comet chunk into the Earth's atmosphere! That's a '''huge''' amount of energy, dumped in practically all at once. It would still create a massive explosion, dwarfing all of our nuclear bombs combined. About equal to 10,000 times the global nuclear arsenal.
15th Jun '17 9:35:03 PM 64SuperNintendo
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*** Actually, the train was likely moving at full speed, which is around 320 km/hr. Now, that is a possible terminal velocity for a human body... when the limbs are tucked in. This means that in his wide-spread limbs position, Logan should be accelerating "down" the train at about 1 gravity, which is certainly enough to make it seem as though he was flying like superman.

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*** Actually, the train was likely moving at full speed, which is around 320 km/hr. Now, that is a possible terminal velocity for a human body... when the limbs are tucked in. This means that in his wide-spread limbs position, Logan should be accelerating "down" the train at about 1 gravity, which is certainly enough to make it seem as though he was flying like superman.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' 1973/74 episode "The Shamon U". Near the end Superman picks up a full size sperm whale from a city street and carries it back to the ocean. There's no way the whale could survive that much force being applied to such a small point on its body. It would have been ripped apart.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' 1973/74 episode "The Shamon U". Near the end end, Superman picks up a full size full-size sperm whale from a city street and carries it back to the ocean. There's no way the whale could survive that much force being applied to such a small point on its body. It would have been ripped apart.
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