History Main / AteTheSpoon

12th Apr '18 6:10:50 AM jormis29
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* In a 1999 Czech film ''Pelíšky'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosy_Dens Cosy Dens]]), set in TheSixties, achievements of the "[[AluminumChristmasTrees space-age socialist science]]" are examined, in the form of the plastic teaspoons from East Germany -- which [[http://media1.webgarden.cz/images/media1:5105f76ba1c9f.jpg/Pel%C3%AD%C5%A1ky.jpg promptly melt in hot coffee]]. The phrase "Where did the comrades from GDR make a mistake?" underwent rapid MemeticMutation in Czech.

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* In a 1999 Czech film ''Pelíšky'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosy_Dens Cosy Dens]]), (Film/CosyDens), set in TheSixties, achievements of the "[[AluminumChristmasTrees space-age socialist science]]" are examined, in the form of the plastic teaspoons from East Germany -- which [[http://media1.webgarden.cz/images/media1:5105f76ba1c9f.jpg/Pel%C3%AD%C5%A1ky.jpg promptly melt in hot coffee]]. The phrase "Where did the comrades from GDR make a mistake?" underwent rapid MemeticMutation in Czech.
9th Apr '18 3:04:41 PM Vir
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* This happens a lot in WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts (especially if it foreshadows a transformation sequence). One instance where it doesn't foreshadow a transformation sequence is in ''Fair-Haired Hare'', when Yosemite Sam puts poison in Bugs' glass of carrot juice.

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* This happens a lot in WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts (especially if it foreshadows a transformation sequence). One instance where it doesn't foreshadow a transformation sequence is in ''Fair-Haired Hare'', when Yosemite Sam puts poison in Bugs' glass of carrot juice.
9th Mar '18 9:35:36 AM MisterBeeg
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* Subverted in the first episode of ''Evil Josh & Billy'', when Billy makes a potion for the sole purpose of this trope. To his disappointment, the spoon doesn't dissolve. [[spoiler: The spoon ends up ''coming to life'' instead.]]
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22nd Jan '18 12:33:47 AM matteste
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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse: In Creator/DonRosa's Scrooge [=McDuck=] story "The Black Knight", after [[Literature/ArseneLupin gentleman thief Arpin Lusense]] attempts to steal all of Scrooge's money, he ends up stealing a jar of universal solvent (from [[ContinuityNod another Don Rosa story]], that eats everything except diamonds), not knowing what it is. He stirs it with a spoon while drinking his tea, and notices what it is. He proceeds to take a suit of armor he stole from the money bin, add a layer of diamond dust to it, and then coat it with the solvent.

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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse: In Creator/DonRosa's Scrooge [=McDuck=] story "The Black Knight", ''ComicBook/TheBlackKnight'', after [[Literature/ArseneLupin gentleman thief Arpin Lusense]] attempts to steal all of Scrooge's money, he ends up stealing a jar of universal solvent (from [[ContinuityNod another Don Rosa story]], that eats everything except diamonds), not knowing what it is. He stirs it with a spoon while drinking his tea, and notices what it is. He proceeds to take a suit of armor he stole from the money bin, add a layer of diamond dust to it, and then coat it with the solvent.
6th Dec '17 10:47:10 AM Winter
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* In Episode 4 of ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', Haruna (a OneNoteCook who can only make eggs) and Seraphim (a vampire ninja who's never cooked before) team up to make a bubbling purple concoction that eats chopsticks, a ladle, the pot it's served in, and the table they're eating on.
12th Sep '17 12:31:28 AM Vir
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* In the ''SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2'' comic "Blood in the Water", Sniper mentions that his family moonshine recipe doesn't last long because it eventually eats through its barrel.

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* In the ''SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2'' ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' comic "Blood in the Water", Sniper mentions that his family moonshine recipe doesn't last long because it eventually eats through its barrel.
12th Sep '17 12:28:15 AM Vir
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** The "Special sheep liniment" from The Wee Free Men is also quite strong. When Tiffany is asked by the toad how strong it is she replies with "It dissolves spoons." (No-one in the books are quite sure about what would happen if its ever given to sheep.)

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** The "Special sheep liniment" from The Wee Free Men is also quite strong. When Tiffany is asked by the toad how strong it is she replies with "It dissolves spoons." (No-one (No one in the books are is quite sure about what would happen if its it's ever given to sheep.)



* One episode of ''Series/CandidCamera'' had a segment revolving around this trope, in which people were offered people a spoon with a cup of coffee. The spoon was made of something whose melting temperature was below the temperature of the coffee.
* In one episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' the professor is cooking up a batch of sulphuric acid to use to purify the rubber from the rubber trees. Gilligan finds the kettle bubbling and assumes it's soup. He tries to ladle some into his mouth, and burns up the ends of two spoons in the process. Then he hits upon the idea of using [[TooDumbToLive a cup]]...

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* One episode of ''Series/CandidCamera'' had a segment revolving around this trope, in which people were offered people a spoon with a cup of coffee. The spoon was made of something whose melting temperature was below the temperature of the coffee.
* In one episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' the professor is cooking up a batch of sulphuric acid to use to purify the rubber from the rubber trees. Gilligan finds the kettle bubbling and assumes it's soup. He tries to ladle some into his mouth, mouth and burns up the ends of two spoons in the process. Then he hits upon the idea of using [[TooDumbToLive a cup]]...



* In an episode of ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'', Craig is brewing homemade soda after it's banned at school. His assistant stirs it with a paddle and the mixture eats through it, having apparently done so multiple times in the past. Craig counted on this and brought a spare.

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* In an episode of ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'', Craig is brewing homemade soda after it's banned at school. His assistant stirs it with a paddle and wooden paddle, but [[NutritionalNightmare the mixture is so oversaturated with sugar]] that it eats through it, having it and [[OhNoNotAgain has apparently done so multiple times in the past. before]], so Craig counted on this and brought a spare.another paddle.



* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series features grog. In RealLife, grog is watered down rum. In the games, grog is [[GargleBlaster so offensively strong]] that it eats through not only the spoon, but the mug as well.

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* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series features grog. In RealLife, grog is watered down rum. In the games, grog is [[GargleBlaster so offensively strong]] that it eats through not only the spoon, spoon but the mug as well.
23rd May '17 6:19:37 PM Vir
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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' had a scene where a brew was being made to cure Lina's anti-magic curse. Of ''course'' it AteTheSpoon.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' had a scene where a brew was being made to cure Lina's anti-magic curse. Of ''course'' it AteTheSpoon.Ate the Spoon.


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* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Komputer Overload", Plankton is cooking a batch of chum that eats through the bottom of the pot, then ''moans'' as it eats through the floor.
15th Mar '17 11:18:46 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Storage of extremely spicy chili peppers, from the Naga Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) and up, must be done very carefully, as the capsaicin is distributed all around the pepper rather than just near the seeds. Capsaicin is corrosive and will burn holes on your skin, into your gloves, onto the countertops, and into non-glass containers if left in one place for too long. People who harvest and handle these peppers must wear gloves, which they must swap out for new ones every now and then before the peppers disintegrate them.
16th Jan '17 4:47:38 PM Lloigor
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* Happens once in the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse". To put Jerry out of the way permanently, Tom pours a variety of toxic chemicals into his milk. He spins the brew with a spoon, but the poisonous chemicals caused the spoon to melt, with the melted part falling into the toxic milk.

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* Happens once in the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse". To put Jerry out of the way permanently, Tom pours a variety of toxic chemicals into his milk. He spins the brew with a spoon, but the poisonous chemicals caused causes the spoon to melt, with the melted part falling into the toxic milk.
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