History Main / BeachCombing

26th Dec '15 7:53:33 AM Jake
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This often carries the stereotype (in Britain at least) of someone who searches the countryside hoping to find buried treasure (not as silly as it sounds, since hauls of artifacts made of precious metals are occasionally found in Britain, which is what leads to this kind of behaviour in the first place). It's technically legal (and landowners have a good incentive, since they're entitled to a share of whatever's found on their land) and there are even specific laws for finding buried treasure (technically it belongs to the crown, but the finder and landowner will be paid a fee from whatever museum that ends up taking it), however for obvious reasons it greatly annoys actual historians and archaeologists, who'd rather see the sites properly excavated rather than plundered.

to:

This often carries the stereotype (in Britain at least) of someone who searches the countryside hoping to find buried treasure (not treasure. This is not as silly as it sounds, since hauls of artifacts made of precious metals are occasionally found in Britain, which is what leads to this kind of behaviour in the first place). place. It's technically legal (and landowners have a good incentive, since they're entitled to a share of whatever's found on their land) and there are even specific laws for finding buried treasure (technically it [[note]]it belongs to the crown, but the finder and landowner will be paid a fee from whatever museum that ends up taking it), it[[/note]], however for obvious reasons it greatly annoys actual historians and archaeologists, who'd rather see the sites properly excavated rather than plundered.
plundered.

Frequently they'll also find unexploded bombs or artillery shells left over from one of the World Wars, [[StuffBlowingUp sometimes to their regret.]]
30th Oct '15 7:52:22 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''RevengeOfTheNerds Part II: Nerds in Paradise'' Poindexter spent his time on the beach using one of these. I think he even found [[ChekhovsGun something that turned out to be plot-relevant]].

to:

* In ''RevengeOfTheNerds ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Part II: Nerds in Paradise'' Poindexter spent his time on the beach using one of these. I think he even found [[ChekhovsGun something that turned out to be plot-relevant]].



* ''LocalHero'': Ben, the local beach comber, becomes a huge plot point.

to:

* ''LocalHero'': ''Film/LocalHero'': Ben, the local beach comber, becomes a huge plot point.
12th Sep '15 6:05:42 AM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Metal Detector"

to:

-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', -->-- '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Metal Detector"
29th Jul '15 3:42:53 PM AriRockefeller
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In one episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete,'' Dad explains that he met Mom when he was beach-combing and his detector went off at the metal plate in her head. In the same episode he tells this story, he's still combing the beach looking for something else really good..... and finds an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutlass_Supreme Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme!]] He and his family dig it out of the sand and drive home in it.

to:

* In one episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete,'' Dad explains that he met Mom when he was beach-combing and his detector went off at the metal plate in her head. In the same episode he tells this story, he's still combing the beach looking for something else really good..... and finds an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutlass_Supreme Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme!]] He and his family [[MST3KMantra dig it out of the sand and drive home in it.it]].
17th Jun '15 8:09:55 AM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The fourth case of the first ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' game has Phoenix use ([[TrouserSpace and carry around]]) a metal detector lent to him by Detective Gumshoe. First he uses it to find a clue, at the end of the trial [[spoiler:he uses it to prove that Von Karma has a bullet in his shoulder from when he murdered Edgeworth's father]].
* In the [[LandDownunder Australia]] stage of ''[[TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'', there is a guy at the beach with a metal detector. From what he tells you when you talk to him, he's having no luck with his beachcombing. So, it's up to you to help him, by picking up cans from trashcans and giving them to him.

to:

* The fourth case of the first ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game has Phoenix use ([[TrouserSpace and carry around]]) a metal detector lent to him by Detective Gumshoe. First he uses it to find a clue, at the end of the trial [[spoiler:he uses it to prove that Von Karma has a bullet in his shoulder from when he murdered Edgeworth's father]].
* In the [[LandDownunder Australia]] stage of ''[[TonyHawkProSkater ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'', there is a guy at the beach with a metal detector. From what he tells you when you talk to him, he's having no luck with his beachcombing. So, it's up to you to help him, by picking up cans from trashcans and giving them to him.



* ''AmazingSuperPowers'' has a [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2012/02/beachcomber/ beachcomber]] who found some "good advice" ([[CrossesTheLineTwice see also]] the hidden panel).

to:

* ''AmazingSuperPowers'' ''Webcomic/AmazingSuperPowers'' has a [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2012/02/beachcomber/ beachcomber]] who found some "good advice" ([[CrossesTheLineTwice see also]] the hidden panel).
20th Apr '15 12:08:49 AM Elusivehawk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''I've got something to help you understand\\

to:

->''I've ->''"I've got something to help you understand\\



I'm the inspector over the mine''
-->'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Metal Detector"

to:

I'm the inspector over the mine''
-->'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''',
mine"''
-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''',
"Metal Detector"
14th Apr '15 9:47:53 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Heartbeat}}'': Claude Greengrass finds some Roman coins in a garden of a BigFancyHouse he'd been hired to look after. He spends a fortune on a dredger in an effort to find the rest of them, only to discover them just as the owner arrive home to claim the lot.

to:

* ''{{Heartbeat}}'': ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'': Claude Greengrass finds some Roman coins in a garden of a BigFancyHouse he'd been hired to look after. He spends a fortune on a dredger in an effort to find the rest of them, only to discover them just as the owner arrive home to claim the lot.
14th Oct '14 4:06:44 AM StarTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* How a young Louis is introduced in ''Film/KangarooJack''.



* How a young Louis is introduced in ''Film/KangarooJack''.

to:

* How a young Louis is introduced in ''Film/KangarooJack''.
14th Oct '14 4:05:57 AM StarTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* How a young Louis is introduced in ''Film/KangarooJack''.
11th Jun '14 1:20:15 PM WolfWalrus
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* ''VideoGame/JazzPunk'' has its own MetalDetectorPuzzle which doesn't really motivate the plot in any way. But then again, [[WidgetSeries neither does anything else in that game...]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 66. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BeachCombing