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8th Oct '17 4:56:54 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. "Arena" has the Metrons forcing Kirk to fight his ([[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]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. "Arena" has the Metrons forcing Kirk to fight his ([[TheReptilians]]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]]
24th Aug '17 1:09:33 AM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' "Pickle Rick", Pickle Rick manages to jury-rig an assembly line made of random junk and vermin parts that installs his pickle body into an exoskeleton made of rat limbs powered by a freshly killed rat's brain.
20th May '17 10:15:31 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Worlds of Franchise/{{Ultima}}: The Savage Empire'', most tribes in the valley have Stone Age tech - the natives most advanced (contemporary) weapon is an 'obsidian-edged sword' similar to a macuahuitl. One of your party members, Professor Rafkin, can build crude rifles and grenades out of bamboo, clay, and stray bits of hardware for you. For the most part, they outperform native weapons handily, although only 'modern' characters can figure out how to use them.

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* In ''Worlds of Franchise/{{Ultima}}: The Savage Empire'', ''VideoGame/WorldsOfUltimaTheSavageEmpire'', most tribes in the valley have Stone Age tech - the natives most advanced (contemporary) weapon is an 'obsidian-edged sword' similar to a macuahuitl. One of your party members, Professor Rafkin, can build crude rifles and grenades out of bamboo, clay, and stray bits of hardware for you. For the most part, they outperform native weapons handily, although only 'modern' characters can figure out how to use them.
13th Mar '17 9:18:00 AM arkholt
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* In ''Webcomics/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/176 #176]], "Clock," Floyd builds a working clock made entirely of sticks and leaves, in order to help birds know when it was time to eat. It was deemed useless, however, as for birds it's always time to eat.
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13th Feb '17 8:21:12 PM Specialist290
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* Science fiction authors and futurists have speculated that if we ever start building space colonies and making long-duration manned spaceflights, bamboo would [[http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/stellarcolony.php#id--Growing_a_Colony--Bamboo make for an ideal source of fuel and building material]]: It's strong, lightweight, and extremely versatile.
13th Feb '17 9:07:56 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.

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* In the ''Film/HomeAlone'' ''[[VideoGame/HomeAloneSega Home Alone]]'' 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.
22nd Jan '17 5:10:01 PM Luppercus
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* ''WebAnimation/IslaPresidencial'' as a ''Series/GilligansIsland'' parody with the presidents of Latin America and Spain uses Bamboo Technology a lot.
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22nd Jan '17 3:40:53 AM Luppercus
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** Not to mention the Amish from the Amish Planet have interstellar wood chariots...
22nd Jan '17 3:38:52 AM Luppercus
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* The Gummi Bears in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' where known (and eventually persecuted) for their marvels in engineering in a medieval setting. Although Gruffy himself seems to be very proficient as an engineer his abilities do not match those of the Old Gummis who made, among other things; an intercontinental communication device and solar-fueled death ray, a complex underground ultra-fast railway system and flying airships and all of that using medieval technology.
* Handy Smurf in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' using the technology available in the Middle Ages and with no magic involved is capable of doing tractors, crawlers, cranes, harvest machinery and a robot with artificial intelligence, just to mention the more impressive.
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.
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