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21st Mar '17 12:43:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'': "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your [[RapunzelHair hair]]!" Slightly unusual in that the braid was also the only way ''up'' the tower, and it was intended for other people to access said tower. The main illustrations that show her wrapping it about some kind of hook are wise. The hair could probably take the weight; it's keeping the weight from unrooting your hair that's the problem, and a hook would do it. Creator/TheBrothersGrimm have the prince bringing her stuff to make a replacement rope when she gives the game away. Apparently he never thought of just bringing ''a rope''.

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* ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'': "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your [[RapunzelHair hair]]!" Slightly unusual in that the braid was also the only way ''up'' the tower, and it was intended for other people to access said tower. The main illustrations that show her wrapping it about some kind of hook are wise. The hair could probably take the weight; it's keeping the weight from unrooting your hair that's the problem, and a hook would do it. Creator/TheBrothersGrimm have the prince Prince bringing her stuff to make a replacement rope when she gives the game away. Apparently he never thought of just bringing ''a rope''.
6th Mar '17 9:40:53 PM jamespolk
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Note: This was tested by the ''Series/MythBusters'' and ''confirmed'' -- Grant was able to climb down a 14-story building using a rope made from prison bedsheets. Kari did it with [[RapunzelHair human hair plaited into a rope]], while Tory did the same thing with ''toilet paper''.


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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'': Tested and ''confirmed'' -- Grant was able to climb down a 14-story building using a rope made from prison bedsheets. Kari did it with [[RapunzelHair human hair plaited into a rope]], while Tory did the same thing with ''toilet paper''.
6th Mar '17 9:38:20 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/WomanInTheDunes'': The man being held prisoner in the bottom of the sand pit makes a rope out of fish nets and rags, fashions a grappling hook out of a pair of scissors and a piece of wood, and uses them to escape.
28th Dec '16 9:40:07 AM Generality
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* One ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip had Calvin use one of these to sneak out of the house and phone his dad that "It is now three in the morning. Do you know where I am?"

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* One An early ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip had Calvin use one of these to sneak out of the house and find a pay phone to tell his dad that "It is now three in the morning. Do you know where I am?"am?" In a much later story, he tried the same tactic to escape from his dreaded babysitter, Rosalyn.
13th Dec '16 7:59:41 AM rjd1922
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* In Beirut Lebanon five prisoners pulled off this trick, escaping from a [[http://news.yahoo.com/using-bed-sheets-5-prisoners-escape-lebanese-jail-151856960.html maximum security prison.]]

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* In Beirut Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon, five prisoners pulled off this trick, escaping from a [[http://news.yahoo.com/using-bed-sheets-5-prisoners-escape-lebanese-jail-151856960.html maximum security prison.]]
1st Dec '16 1:16:06 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://kinsfire.fanficauthors.net/Betrayed/Excrement_Meet_Fan/ Betrayed]]'' Harry uses one to escape from the hospital wing while locked-in and wandless but has to drop the last twenty feet or so.

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* In ''[[http://kinsfire.fanficauthors.net/Betrayed/Excrement_Meet_Fan/ Betrayed]]'' Harry uses one to escape from the hospital wing a locked room while locked-in and wandless but has to drop the last twenty feet or so.
1st Dec '16 1:09:05 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://kinsfire.fanficauthors.net/Betrayed/Excrement_Meet_Fan/ Betrayed]]'' Harry uses one to escape from the hospital wing while locked-in and wandless but has to drop the last twenty feet or so.



* In ''Cadenza 3: Havana Nights'' the main character uses a bunch of Maria's scarves to avoid the police by escaping from her balcony.

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* In ''Cadenza 3: Havana Nights'' the main character uses a bunch of Maria's scarves to avoid the police by escaping escape from her a balcony.
23rd Nov '16 8:25:39 AM isolato
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* In Literature/{{Adventures of Huckleberry Finn}} Jim, a fugitive slave, made one - on urging of Tom Sawyer. As he was held in a shed, it made no practical sense - except as a part of Tom Sawyer's [[ComplexityAddiction prolonged]] exercise in EscapeTropes.
2nd Oct '16 3:01:44 PM TMIMeeg
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There is also the question of whether there is something in the room close to the window (or which can be moved close to the window) to hitch the rope to that is sturdy enough to hold your weight.
30th Sep '16 9:53:33 AM PatPayne
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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where Mike decides to make one from all the loose clothing he can find around the Satellite of Love, including Crow's Underoos. The 'Bots remind him that he's trying this in a geosynchronous orbit and that would be unwise. And besides, Crow wants his Underoos back.
** Later Mike does make it down with a steel chain ladder, only to be prodded back up by Pearl and Brain Guy.
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