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25th Dec '16 4:54:37 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''Film/HomeAlone'' LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, Kevin can assemble homemade weapons by finding items in the houses and in the snowmen he knocks down. He needs a platform, operator, and ammo for each. They are auto assembled in the Beginner difficulty, but he has to assemble them himself on the Expert difficulty.
24th Sep '16 7:13:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an almost perfect example of this trope, Princess Kaguya in ''{{Okami}}'' returns to the moon on a ''space shuttle made of bamboo'' while wearing an ancient Japanese spacesuit.

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* In an almost perfect example of this trope, Princess Kaguya in ''{{Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' returns to the moon on a ''space shuttle made of bamboo'' while wearing an ancient Japanese spacesuit.
24th Sep '16 7:13:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* One NPC in ''GeniusTheTransgression'', Mr. Shark is a 17th-century Maori navigator who built a time-travelling ''canoe''. It can travel in time to any year between 1623 and 2223, but you still have to row it if you want to get anywhere.

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* One NPC in ''GeniusTheTransgression'', ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', Mr. Shark is a 17th-century Maori navigator who built a time-travelling ''canoe''. It can travel in time to any year between 1623 and 2223, but you still have to row it if you want to get anywhere.
17th Sep '16 10:07:47 AM JujuP
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* In ''Literature/TheAmberSpyglass'', third tome of ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', [[spoiler:Mary Malone suceeded to create a device able to detect Dust from lacquer and juice from an admittely very special tree]].


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* During the UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, the German army conceived a landmine, the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schu-mine_42 Schützenmine 42]]'' made from ''wood'', and after explosive dogs managed to find them, they switched to models made with glass, the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasmine_43 Glasmine 43]]''. This was done in order to save metal and make the work of the minesweepers more difficult.
14th Sep '16 6:38:01 PM FGHIK
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* ''Series/GoodEats'': BambooTechnology was applied for humorous effect in an episode in which host Alton Brown is "stranded on a deserted island" but has managed to put together a suspiciously well-equipped kitchen out of found objects, wherein he demonstrates the techniques and science behind several forms of tropical cooking. (The show abounds with similar framing devices, ranging from Alton playing his own EvilTwin in an episode about kimchi to a {{Courtroom Antic}}s trial of butter.)

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* ''Series/GoodEats'': BambooTechnology was applied for humorous effect in an episode in which host Alton Brown is "stranded on a deserted island" but has managed to put together a suspiciously well-equipped kitchen out of found objects, wherein he demonstrates the techniques and science behind several forms of tropical cooking. (The show abounds with similar [[ExcusePlot framing devices, devices]], ranging from Alton playing his own EvilTwin in an episode about kimchi to a {{Courtroom Antic}}s trial of butter.)



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. "Arena" has the Metrons forcing Kirk to fight his (Reptiloid) ''Gorn'' counterpart on a desert planet for which they will use their god-like powers to allow control over that region of the galaxy to the winner's species. Having discovered that dropping an almighty rock from a great height onto the Gorn has no effect, Kirk makes a hand-cannon out of coal, sulphur, saltpetre and bamboo to shoot him/her/it with the local fist-sized diamonds. They bounce off but not without knocking the Gorn captain down, whom Kirk honourably allows to retire in defeat, for which the Metrons (our demi-gods) award the human race extra Brownie points. [[note]]''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested this one. Based on their results, Kirk might have been better off using it as a bomb rather than a cannon in the real world. Still, it's an AcceptableBreakFromReality nonetheless. An ExpandedUniverse novel stated that Starfleet Academy made that episode into a holodeck training scenario. Nine out of ten cadets who tried Kirk's solutions blew themselves up. The tenth generally missed.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. "Arena" has the Metrons forcing Kirk to fight his (Reptiloid) ([[TheReptilians]]Reptiloid) ''Gorn'' counterpart on a desert planet for which they will use their god-like powers to allow control over that region of the galaxy to the winner's species. Having discovered that dropping an almighty rock from a great height onto the Gorn has no effect, Kirk makes a hand-cannon out of coal, sulphur, saltpetre and bamboo to shoot him/her/it with the local fist-sized diamonds. They bounce off but not without knocking the Gorn captain down, whom Kirk honourably allows to retire in defeat, for which the Metrons (our demi-gods) award the human race extra Brownie points. [[note]]''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested this one. Based on their results, Kirk might have been better off using it as a bomb rather than a cannon in the real world. Still, it's an AcceptableBreakFromReality nonetheless. An ExpandedUniverse novel stated that Starfleet Academy made that episode into a holodeck training scenario. Nine out of ten cadets who tried Kirk's solutions blew themselves up. The tenth generally missed.[[/note]]
16th Aug '16 11:28:57 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In VideoGame/Halo5Guardians, the player comes across ruins on Sanghelios that are noted as being "already ancient when humanity built the pyramids." Some of them have gigantic sliding stone doors that still work, one of which is triggered by ''touching a stone idol''. It's possible that the temple's been retrofitted with modern Sangheili technology hidden just out of sight to facilitate this, however.

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* In VideoGame/Halo5Guardians, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the player comes across ruins on Sanghelios that are noted as being "already ancient when humanity built the pyramids." Some of them have gigantic sliding stone doors that still work, one of which is triggered by ''touching a stone idol''. It's possible that the temple's been retrofitted with modern Sangheili technology hidden just out of sight to facilitate this, however.
25th Jun '16 4:12:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' in its early years, though in the storyline only.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' in its early years, though in the storyline only.
27th May '16 3:33:58 PM Doug86
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* The inhabitants of [[HumanxCommonwealth Midworld]] use rifle-like blowguns called "snufflers", carved of literally-green wood and powered by a type of seed pod that ruptures with a blast of air when pierced.

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* The inhabitants of [[HumanxCommonwealth [[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Midworld]] use rifle-like blowguns called "snufflers", carved of literally-green wood and powered by a type of seed pod that ruptures with a blast of air when pierced.
18th May '16 6:59:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMightyBoosh'' episode "Milky Joe", Howard and Vince flee from the coconut police in a bamboo car. They also construct houses, fashion items, and the coconut men from bamboo, palm leaves, etc.

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* In ''TheMightyBoosh'' ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' episode "Milky Joe", Howard and Vince flee from the coconut police in a bamboo car. They also construct houses, fashion items, and the coconut men from bamboo, palm leaves, etc.
15th May '16 2:17:04 AM Doug86
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** In ''{{Discworld}}TheLastHero'', Ankh-Morpork even manages to build a working ''spacecraft'' out of wood. Powered by dragons. It makes it to the Moon and back.

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** In ''{{Discworld}}TheLastHero'', ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ankh-Morpork even manages to build a working ''spacecraft'' out of wood. Powered by dragons. It makes it to the Moon and back.
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