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10th Sep '16 10:06:35 AM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/WinnieThePoohsHomeRunDerby'': With baseballs, not bullets. Rabbit's and Owl's pitches move in a blatantly physically impossible way, with Rabbit's pitches moving slowly and then speeding up, and Owl's pitches moving in a zigzagging manner. And yet, even they has nothing on Tigger's pitches, which in midflight become invisible.
8th Sep '16 7:33:57 PM sball70
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** An episode handled a few myths like these. Such as if a bullet can be fired, ricocheted off a few walls, and come back at the shooter with lethal force (answer: no). And in good ol' ''Mythbusters'' fashion, they bent a tube into a 270 degree bend and found you can shoot a bullet down it and retain lethal force

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** An episode handled a few myths like these. Such as if a bullet can be fired, ricocheted off a few walls, and come back at the shooter with lethal force (answer: no). And in good ol' ''Mythbusters'' fashion, they bent a tube into a 270 90 degree bend and found you can shoot a bullet down it and retain lethal force
30th Aug '16 3:06:51 PM AgProv
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* In ''Literature/MailedFist'', an autobiographical account of commanding tanks on WW2, Major John Foley of the Royal Tank Regiment recalls the day his Churchill received a direct hit in a CurbStompBattle with a German tank. He took a direct hit from a Tiger tank that killed Foley's co-driver and passed straight through the length of the tank from front to rear to explode in the engine compartment. Foley had been right in its path as it passed through the tank, and when he returned to the wreck to plot its trajectory between the entrance hole and the hole in the engine bulkhead, he realised it should have taken both his legs off. Yet he escaped with a slight scratch on one thigh. A ballistics expert assured him that shells do odd things in flight, especially when part of their impetus has been spent on first contact. Foley concluded it had somehow described a curved path on penetrating the forward armour, deflecting its path and somehow causing it to swerve around him.
10th Jul '16 9:17:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In Uwe Boll's ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005'', one character dies from a bullet that obviously misses her by about ''two feet''. Considering how all the bullet effects were CGI, therefore ''post-production'', one can conclude that they clearly [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't give a damn]].

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* In Uwe Boll's ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005'', one character dies from a bullet that obviously misses her by about ''two feet''. Considering how all the bullet effects were CGI, therefore ''post-production'', one can conclude that they clearly [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't give a damn]].damn.
9th Jul '16 1:42:02 PM JonWill
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* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Magneto tries to shoot Mystique, but is interrupted by Beast. He then uses his power to fire the gun, and curve the bullet out of a window and into the leg of a falling Mystique some 20 feet below the window. Justified, somewhat, since he can manipulate ferromagnetic elements.
13th Jun '16 4:38:37 AM VampireBuddha
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* In many games with HitScan weapons, an enemy can be aiming the wrong way, or even [[KnockBack flinching]], and still hit you. Conversely, if the accuracy error is determined by RNG, you or the enemy [[CriticalFailure can be aiming dead-on and miss]].

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* In many games with HitScan {{hitscan}} weapons, an enemy can be aiming the wrong way, or even [[KnockBack flinching]], and still hit you. Conversely, if the accuracy error is determined by RNG, you or the enemy [[CriticalFailure can be aiming dead-on and miss]].
27th Apr '16 11:04:39 PM Homemaderat
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* ''WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote'' has been known for these.
10th Apr '16 2:36:14 PM Darkmane
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*** Spin bowlers adjust their bowling action to make the ball spin, which makes it bounce in strange ways. If they're good enough they can make it bounce in almost any direction, though the degree depends on a whole host of other factors such as the weather, the pitch, the time of day, the state of the ball, and how closely the umpires are paying attention - a particular delivery known as a doosra is nigh-impossible to bowl legally, and some of the bowlers who can pull one off have a reputation for questionable bowling actions.

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*** Spin bowlers adjust their bowling action to make the ball spin, which makes it bounce in strange ways. If they're good enough they can make it bounce in almost any direction, though the degree depends on a whole host of other factors such as the weather, the pitch, the time of day, the state of the ball, and how closely the umpires are paying attention - a particular delivery known as a doosra is nigh-impossible to bowl legally, and some of the bowlers who can pull one off have a reputation for questionable bowling actions. That's not even getting into googlies, which are deliveries in which a bowler can twist his wrist in one direction while releasing the ball and make it spin in the ''opposite'' direction to confuse the batsman ....



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21st Jan '16 1:55:58 PM TARINunit9
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** An episode handled a few myths like these. Such as if a bullet can be fired, ricocheted off a few walls, and come back at the shooter with lethal force. And in good ol' ''Mythbusters'' fashion, they bent a tube into a 270 degree bend and found you can shoot a bullet down it and retain lethal force

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** An episode handled a few myths like these. Such as if a bullet can be fired, ricocheted off a few walls, and come back at the shooter with lethal force.force (answer: no). And in good ol' ''Mythbusters'' fashion, they bent a tube into a 270 degree bend and found you can shoot a bullet down it and retain lethal force
21st Jan '16 1:54:37 PM TARINunit9
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*** The same show demonstrated ''why'' the "magic bullet" disbelief caught on as well. The show took the injuries to the dummies and used them to produce a fake forensic report (which was supposedly a shooting that occurred in a stadium), with the rough description of the position of the victims and provided it to an experienced medical examiner who gave the opinion that there had to be more than one shooter, and who was stunned to see the video showing that it was only one bullet.

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*** The same show demonstrated ''why'' the "magic bullet" disbelief caught on as well. The show took the injuries to the dummies and used them to produce a fake forensic report (which was supposedly a shooting that occurred in a stadium), with the rough description of the position of the victims victims, and provided gave it all to an experienced medical examiner who gave the examiner; his opinion that was there had to be more than one shooter, shooter. When the examiner was told he was actually looking at a JFK assassination recreation, and who was stunned to see the given then video showing that it was only one bullet.bullet, he was downright stunned.
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