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16th Jul '16 11:42:33 AM Doug86
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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics character Genius Jones (created by Creator/AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.

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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics Creator/DCComics character Genius Jones (created by Creator/AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.
11th Jun '16 12:10:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics character Genius Jones (created by AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.

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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics character Genius Jones (created by AlfredBester).Creator/AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.
17th Apr '16 5:52:13 PM ANTMuddle
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You have a friend, who has never actually done whatever task you need to do, but hey, (s)he has read all about the subject so they are going to attempt it anyway. What could possibly go wrong... right?

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You have a friend, who has never actually done whatever task you need to do, but hey, (s)he has read all about the subject so they are going to attempt it anyway. What {{What could possibly go wrong...wrong}}... right?
30th Nov '15 2:33:43 AM GoblinCipher
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-->-- '''Frasier''', ''Series/DueSouth''

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-->-- '''Frasier''', '''Fraser''', ''Series/DueSouth''
29th Nov '15 12:22:42 AM Hello101
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** He's actually pretty good at the climbing. It's when he looks down that it all goes wrong.

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** He's actually pretty good at the climbing. It's when he looks down that it all goes wrong. (He's afraid of heights).



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot has only read at least a few hundred years worth of gem history reports on Earth. Despite this, she didn't know there were still gems on the Earth other than [[spoiler:The Cluster and its prototypes]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot has only read at least up on a few hundred years worth of gem history reports on Earth.Earth (Gems as a species can be so old that the ''younger'' ones can fall under TimeAbyss). Despite this, she didn't know there were still gems on the Earth other than [[spoiler:The Cluster and its prototypes]].
13th Oct '15 7:42:42 AM cdrood
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13th Oct '15 7:42:19 AM cdrood
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* "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV."
5th Oct '15 11:03:11 AM val
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** In TheMiddleAges people venerated the civilisations of AncientGreece and AncientRome and couldn't believe that the classic authors could be wrong about ''anything''. UsefulNotes/TheScientificMethod hadn't been thought of; for example for a millennium people thought that insects had four legs, simply because an ancient Greek said so in a book. [[MedievalMorons No-one thought to check]].
3rd Oct '15 7:48:41 AM thatother1dude
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* [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Peridot]] has only read at least a few hundred years worth of gem history reports on Earth. Despite this, she didn't know there were still gems on the Earth other than [[spoiler:The Cluster and its prototypes]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Peridot]] ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot has only read at least a few hundred years worth of gem history reports on Earth. Despite this, she didn't know there were still gems on the Earth other than [[spoiler:The Cluster and its prototypes]].
2nd Oct '15 10:55:11 AM princessbinas
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* [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Peridot]] has only read at least a few hundred years worth of gem history reports on Earth. Despite this, she didn't know there were still gems on the Earth other than [[spoiler:The Cluster and its prototypes]].


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