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24th Jun '17 6:44:10 AM Piterpicher
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* Proving that the [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Python]] boys really did know the lethal joke all along, in 1989 a Danish audiologist named Ole Bentzen [[DieLaughing died of laughter]] watching AFishCalledWanda. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080412072030/http://www.canongate.net/Lists/Death/9PeopleWhoDiedLaughing The film made him laugh so hard that his heart lethally beat upwards up 500 beats a minute.]]

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* Proving that the [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Python]] boys really did know the lethal joke all along, in 1989 a Danish audiologist named Ole Bentzen [[DieLaughing died of laughter]] watching AFishCalledWanda.''Film/AFishCalledWanda''. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080412072030/http://www.canongate.net/Lists/Death/9PeopleWhoDiedLaughing The film made him laugh so hard that his heart lethally beat upwards up 500 beats a minute.]]
22nd Jun '17 9:32:50 PM LummoxJR
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* The discord organ in ''Literature/{{Below}}'' is an enchanted pendant ocarina that lays down a lingering spell, turning people against one another. Like all spellbound objects, the magical energy it contains is finite, rendering it useless if it's "played" too many times.
21st Jun '17 9:50:35 AM DaibhidC
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* In "Spiralling Shape", the eponymous "hypnotic and strange" shape "will make you go insane", despite which "everyone wants to see that groovy thing".

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* ** In "Spiralling Shape", the eponymous "hypnotic and strange" shape "will make you go insane", despite which "everyone wants to see that groovy thing".
21st Jun '17 9:50:20 AM DaibhidC
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* The hero of one of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[=SERRAted=] Edge'' novels uses the entire discography of TheyMightBeGiants to do this to a group of psychics sicced on him by the BigBad; the theory was that the nonsensical nature of the band's lyrics made it impossible to sing along to without devoting a considerable amount of conscious thought to them, meaning his (and their) minds would be too preoccupied with thinking about the lyrics to do much of anything else. (It helped that the psychics trying to pick his brain were culturally stuck in the Middle Ages and had no ''possible'' context by which to even begin to grasp what was going on in his head; one of them was led off wailing helplessly about alchemical formulae.) Also, they were [[EarWorm Ear Worms]], so every pyschic who didn't have them stuck in their head yet would hear it from the ones who are already affected, thus infecting them too.

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* The hero of one of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[=SERRAted=] Edge'' novels uses the entire discography of TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants to do this to a group of psychics sicced on him by the BigBad; the theory was that the nonsensical nature of the band's lyrics made it impossible to sing along to without devoting a considerable amount of conscious thought to them, meaning his (and their) minds would be too preoccupied with thinking about the lyrics to do much of anything else. (It helped that the psychics trying to pick his brain were culturally stuck in the Middle Ages and had no ''possible'' context by which to even begin to grasp what was going on in his head; one of them was led off wailing helplessly about alchemical formulae.) Also, they were [[EarWorm Ear Worms]], so every pyschic who didn't have them stuck in their head yet would hear it from the ones who are already affected, thus infecting them too.



* In [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/expfilm.html "Experimental Film"]] by Music/TheyMightBeGiants, the ending of the titular film supposedly "makes your face implode".

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In [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/expfilm.html "Experimental Film"]] by Music/TheyMightBeGiants, the ending of the titular film supposedly "makes your face implode".implode".
* In "Spiralling Shape", the eponymous "hypnotic and strange" shape "will make you go insane", despite which "everyone wants to see that groovy thing".



* In the Music/TheyMightBeGiants song "Spiralling Shape", the eponymous shape "will make you go insane", despite which "everyone wants to see that groovy thing".
21st Jun '17 9:48:12 AM DaibhidC
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* In the Music/TheyMightBeGiants song "Spiralling Shape", the eponymous shape "will make you go insane", despite which "everyone wants to see that groovy thing".
19th Jun '17 3:36:35 PM CJCroen1393
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See also BlackSpeech for inherently evil languages, which may overlap with this for people who aren't evil enough. Not to be confused with the real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownian_noise "Brown noise"]], which is completely harmless and sounds a bit like a poorly maintained air conditioner.

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See also BlackSpeech for inherently evil languages, which may overlap with this for people who aren't evil enough. A common trait of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, due to how mind-breakingly alien they are. Not to be confused with the real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownian_noise "Brown noise"]], which is completely harmless and sounds a bit like a poorly maintained air conditioner.
18th Jun '17 10:38:43 AM nombretomado
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* The short story ''Guts'' from the larger book ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has been known to have this effect in real life. According to ThatOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunted_(Palahniuk_novel)#.22Guts.22 more than sixty people have fainted]] while Palahniuk was doing readings. Palahniuk himself talks about it [[http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday/palahniuk/haunted/html/haunted_aboutAuthor.html here]]. Note: he doesn't consider ''Guts'' to be worst, most horrifying, or darkest part of ''Haunted''. In fact, ''Guts'' is the first of a book of often horrifying and/or {{squick}}y short stories.

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* The short story ''Guts'' from the larger book ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has been known to have this effect in real life. According to ThatOtherWiki, Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunted_(Palahniuk_novel)#.22Guts.22 more than sixty people have fainted]] while Palahniuk was doing readings. Palahniuk himself talks about it [[http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday/palahniuk/haunted/html/haunted_aboutAuthor.html here]]. Note: he doesn't consider ''Guts'' to be worst, most horrifying, or darkest part of ''Haunted''. In fact, ''Guts'' is the first of a book of often horrifying and/or {{squick}}y short stories.
17th Jun '17 9:57:48 AM nombretomado
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* ''The Euphio Question'' by KurtVonnegut was about a device which picked up the "music of the spheres" (though it wasn't called that.) Anyone who heard it experienced pure happiness and, because they had no desire to fulfill their needs, stopped whatever they were doing to listen to it.

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* ''The Euphio Question'' by KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut was about a device which picked up the "music of the spheres" (though it wasn't called that.) Anyone who heard it experienced pure happiness and, because they had no desire to fulfill their needs, stopped whatever they were doing to listen to it.
16th Jun '17 3:18:23 PM Sammettik
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', when Link reaches the source of the river in Ikana Valley, he is attacked by a ghost who plays an evil melody that drains his hearts. The only way to get past is by playing the Song of Storms to counter it. This will restore the river, giving power to a giant sound system on a nearby house, and the song it plays will kill the mummies outside.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', when Link reaches the source of the river in Ikana Valley, he is attacked by a ghost who plays an evil melody that drains his hearts. The only way to get past is by playing the Song of Storms to counter it. This will restore the river, giving power to a giant sound system on a nearby house, and the song it plays will kill the mummies outside.
15th Jun '17 8:33:11 PM Onlythrice
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** The Pokémon Mimikyu cover themselves in rags designed to look like [[SeriesMascot Pikachu]] because their true form is so terrifying people and Pokémon can die just from looking at it, but they generally [[IJustWantToHaveFriends want to make friends despite this]].
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