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21st Mar '17 9:24:43 PM Candi
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* And in WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'s "[[ComicBook/TeenTitans Teen]] {{Film/Titanic 1997}}" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz71HuUqTjI sketch]], a version of Superboy with strength and fight and without TK tried to lift the titular ship out of the way of the iceberg (from the front, or bow). It promptly snaps in half.

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* And in In WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'s "[[ComicBook/TeenTitans Teen]] {{Film/Titanic 1997}}" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz71HuUqTjI sketch]], a version of Superboy with strength and fight and without TK tried to lift the titular ship out of the way of the iceberg (from the front, or bow). It promptly snaps in half.
15th Mar '17 7:07:28 PM Andyroid
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*''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'': In "space program", the Strong Badian Administration of Some Aluminum Foil plans a mission to send "fifteen Earth dollars" into space where, [[LampshadeHanging "according to our vague understanding of the theory of relativity"]], it will "age" into one million dollars in gold bullion. Then it's rendered moot when Strong Bad and the Cheat spend the fifteen bucks on a CD of humorous sound effects.
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "space program". The Strong Badian Administration of Some Aluminum Foil plans a mission to send "fifteen Earth dollars" into space where, [[LampshadeHanging "according to our vague understanding of relativity"]], it will "age" into one million dollars in gold bullion. Then it's rendered moot when Strong Bad and the Cheat spend the fifteen bucks on a CD of humorous sound effects.
15th Mar '17 7:04:06 PM Andyroid
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "space program". The Strong Badian Administration of Some Aluminum Foil plans a mission to send "fifteen Earth dollars" into space where, [[LampshadeHanging "according to our vague understanding of relativity"]], it will "age" into one million dollars in gold bullion. Then it's rendered moot when Strong Bad and the Cheat spend the fifteen bucks on a CD of humorous sound effects.
3rd Feb '17 1:49:16 PM Pinokio
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', the opening depicts Alvin surfing in a bathtub, on a wave created by an electric fan. The wave supports Alvin, maintains its wavy shape, and stays in place for several seconds without collapsing.
23rd Jan '17 1:57:11 PM Doug86
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* The Escher Vault in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' was ''designed'' by Escher.

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* The Escher Vault in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/Warehouse13'' was ''designed'' by Escher.
15th Jan '17 11:48:25 AM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheStarchildTrilogy'', the authors decided to throw out the widely accepted Big Bang Theory, not because they didn't think it was true, but because the alternative "Continuous Creation" theory espoused by astronomer Fred Hoyle (and, basically, no one else) let them imagine new life spontaneously appearing in the void between the stars, to take advantage of the energy available from the new hydrogen appearing there in Hoyle's theory.
27th Dec '16 12:36:00 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Same in the movie ''SupermanReturns'', when he puts a Boeing gently down by holding its nose, and when he lifts a ship too.

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* Same in the movie ''SupermanReturns'', when ''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 puts a Boeing 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, and or when he lifts half of a ship too.huge luxury yacht out of the ocean by a single piece of its framework.
28th Nov '16 4:34:16 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Stitch in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', who possesses super-strength, is able to pull a semi-truck to a stop. In WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie, he actually keeps a space ship from taking off by grabbing onto it. In truth, regardless of how strong he is, a creature of Stitch's light weight could never do these things [[RequiredSecondaryPowers unless he also had super-anchoring powers]].

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* Stitch in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', who possesses super-strength, is able to pull a semi-truck to a stop. In WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie, ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', he actually keeps a space ship from taking off by grabbing onto it. In truth, regardless of how strong he is, a creature of Stitch's light weight could never do these things [[RequiredSecondaryPowers unless he also had super-anchoring powers]].
26th Nov '16 9:11:59 PM Seanette
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* It's not like The Asylum is known for being on the deep end of the Moh's Hardness scale, but their 2014 film ''Asteroid vs Earth'' hinges on stupidity that may not even be quantifiable. Faced with an Earth destroying asteroid 1/4th the size and weight of the moon, one of the characters correctly informs the military that firing nukes at it won't work. He soon loses these "did his homework" points by raising another plan, that requires that nukes be set off in and around the Ring of Fire in the Pacific. By doing so, he hopes to create a magnatude ''18'' earthquake that will move the planet out of the way of the asteroid. That would be 18 on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricter_scale Ricter Scale]]. Pothole included for reference: every step up on the scale releases 31 times more energy. A little math shows that an earthquake of magnitude 18 would release a force equivalent to 12 '''zettatons''' (zettaton = 10 ^ 21 tons) of TNT. The crater from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs only released 100 teratons (teraton = 10 ^ 12 tons). At this point, the plot is a non issue: no matter what is done, everybody on Earth is going to die.

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* It's not like The Asylum is known for being on the deep end of the Moh's Hardness scale, but their 2014 film ''Asteroid vs Earth'' hinges on stupidity that may not even be quantifiable. Faced with an Earth destroying asteroid 1/4th the size and weight of the moon, one of the characters correctly informs the military that firing nukes at it won't work. He soon loses these "did his homework" points by raising another plan, that requires that nukes be set off in and around the Ring of Fire in the Pacific. By doing so, he hopes to create a magnatude ''18'' earthquake that will move the planet out of the way of the asteroid. That would be 18 on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricter_scale Ricter org/wiki/Richter_scale Richter Scale]]. Pothole included for reference: every step up on the scale releases 31 times more energy. A little math shows that an earthquake of magnitude 18 would release a force equivalent to 12 '''zettatons''' (zettaton = 10 ^ 21 tons) of TNT. The crater from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs only released 100 teratons (teraton = 10 ^ 12 tons). At this point, the plot is a non issue: no matter what is done, everybody on Earth is going to die.
13th Nov '16 10:19:04 AM Idek618
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While technically not specifically under this (possible) subtrope, gross violations of the Inverse Square Law for energy intensity are common due to this effect, as the limited ranges common for water/air combat seldom cause the writers to think about how energy intensity is effected by the vastly different distances common in space. For example, it's easy to shoot a laser beam at an opponent a couple of miles away, and not presume too much loss of effect. Shooting the same beam at a spacecraft tens of thousands of miles away, on the other hand, will cause a potential "death beam" to feel like a penlight pointer when it hits the target.

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While technically not specifically under this (possible) subtrope, gross violations of the Inverse Square Law for energy intensity are common due to this effect, as the limited ranges common for water/air combat seldom cause the writers to think about how energy intensity is effected affected by the vastly different distances common in space. For example, it's easy to shoot a laser beam at an opponent a couple of miles away, and not presume too much loss of effect. Shooting the same beam at a spacecraft tens of thousands of miles away, on the other hand, will cause a potential "death beam" to feel like a penlight pointer when it hits the target.
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