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13th Nov '17 5:39:59 AM Snicka
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* Most of the prehistoric animals from the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' series films are all referred by the names of modern-day animals. For example, [[PantheraAwesome Diego the Saber-toothed Cat]] is still referred as [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology a tiger.]] On the other hand, Sabre-toothed Tiger ''is'' a common name for his species, and their scientific name (Smilodon) doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

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* Most of the prehistoric animals from the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' series films are all referred by the names of modern-day animals. For example, [[PantheraAwesome Diego the Saber-toothed Cat]] is still referred as [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology a tiger.]] On the other hand, Sabre-toothed Tiger ''is'' a common name for his species, and their scientific name (Smilodon) doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Similarly, the brontotheres are referred to as "rhinos", despite being only distantly related to modern rhinoceroses.
5th Nov '17 2:47:10 PM rosvicl
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*** A lot of what we eat as vegetables are botanically fruit, including peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini. (If you remove seeds to prepare it, it's a fruit.)
5th Nov '17 2:36:44 PM rosvicl
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** The giant panda was named after the red panda, not the other way around. If they looked a bit more alike, "panda bear" would be an entirely appropriate name for the black-and-white panda, which (this decade) is classified with the other bears.
1st Nov '17 7:51:41 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** The game has mammoths with two pairs of tusks (it stands out, as the other two almost-but-not-quite-Earth animals have Smeerpy names).
** It also continues a mineral variant of this trope, with ebony being a hard mineral rather wood, and malachite, quicksilver and moonstone being similar to their Earth selves, but ''much'' more useful for smithing. The quicksilver (mercury) is used in the form of ingots; apparently Skyrim is ''much'' colder than it looks. Also, the corundum is a coppery-looking metal rather than rubies or sapphires (and in RealLife, the metal you can get from corundum is silvery, since it's aluminum).

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The game series has numerous examples when it comes to the series' FantasyMetals. Ebony is a real life type of wood. Quicksilver is another name for real life mercury. Corundum is a real life type of crystal. Glass is...well, real life glass. In this universe, all function as metals which can be formed into ingots and used to forge weapons/armor.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'',
mammoths with have two pairs of tusks (it stands out, as the other two almost-but-not-quite-Earth animals have Smeerpy names).
** It also continues a mineral variant of this trope, with ebony being a hard mineral rather wood, and malachite, quicksilver and moonstone being similar to their Earth selves, but ''much'' more useful for smithing. The quicksilver (mercury) is used in the form of ingots; apparently Skyrim is ''much'' colder than it looks. Also, the corundum is a coppery-looking metal rather than rubies or sapphires (and in RealLife, the metal you can get from corundum is silvery, since it's aluminum).
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10th Oct '17 7:59:19 AM thatother1dude
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* Wildmutt from the ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise is referred to as a dog, which is pretty reasonable except it has ape arms, gills (that, somehow, help with echolocation), and neither eyes nor ears.

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* Wildmutt from the ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise is referred to as a dog, which is pretty reasonable except it has ape arms, gills (that, somehow, help with echolocation), gill-like flaps that it uses to smell, and neither eyes nor ears.
16th Sep '17 6:09:18 PM nombretomado
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* When Sea Monkeys were being marketed, the packages showed illustrations of [[http://www.lghmarketstrategy.com/sea-monkeys-and-marketing-is-there-a-connection/ little humanoid seafolk]] frolicking in their own miniature undersea kingdom which you can hatch from the eggs that the package came with. For those who have never kept Sea Monkeys, this is what they [[http://brineshrimp.co.za/images/brineshrimp.jpg look like]]. This was actually a plot point in one of the episodes of {{South Park}} where Cartman buys a package of "Sea People" (a parody on Sea Monkeys) expecting to hatch a colony of merpeople who will take him away "this crappy god damn planet full of hippies". He's enraged when they hatch and are nothing more than brine shrimp.

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* When Sea Monkeys were being marketed, the packages showed illustrations of [[http://www.lghmarketstrategy.com/sea-monkeys-and-marketing-is-there-a-connection/ little humanoid seafolk]] frolicking in their own miniature undersea kingdom which you can hatch from the eggs that the package came with. For those who have never kept Sea Monkeys, this is what they [[http://brineshrimp.co.za/images/brineshrimp.jpg look like]]. This was actually a plot point in one of the episodes of {{South Park}} ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' where Cartman buys a package of "Sea People" (a parody on Sea Monkeys) expecting to hatch a colony of merpeople who will take him away "this crappy god damn planet full of hippies". He's enraged when they hatch and are nothing more than brine shrimp.
4th Sep '17 2:57:46 PM SenorCornholio
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[[caption-width-right:304:Do ''these'' look like "tigers" to you?]]

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[[caption-width-right:304:Do ''these'' ''[[CanisMajor these]]'' look like "tigers" to you?]]
1st Sep '17 2:39:11 AM PaulA
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** The Hounds of Tindalos are named mainly for their persistence in tracking down anyone whose "scent" they have picked up. Otherwise they're vaguely-described abominations that apparently hunt their victims through ''time'', can materialize from any nearby corner they find, and presumably don't bear much if any family resemblance to canines as we know them at all.

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** The Hounds of Tindalos Literature/TheHoundsOfTindalos are named mainly for their persistence in tracking down anyone whose "scent" they have picked up. Otherwise they're vaguely-described abominations that apparently hunt their victims through ''time'', can materialize from any nearby corner they find, and presumably don't bear much if any family resemblance to canines as we know them at all.
15th Aug '17 11:46:11 PM Gamermaster
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* The plot of the ''Anime/DogDays'' manga features Cinque wanting to harvest some honey for his tea. It's only after the expedition sets off that he finds out that honey in Flonyard doesn't come from bees... it comes from [[BearsAreBadNews bears]].
20th Jul '17 3:49:29 PM Ajoura
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* In ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'' there is one moment the protagonist finds a music box. Upon examination, it plays first three bars from "Pop Goes the Weasel". Then the box stops playing... and a weasel appears right behind the protagonist, accompanied with the fourth bar. Said "weasel" is a freakish green crustacean-like mess of pincers; all official information sources refer to it by this name.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'' ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'', there is one moment when the protagonist finds a music box. Upon examination, it plays first three bars from "Pop Goes the Weasel". Then the box stops playing... and a weasel appears right behind the protagonist, accompanied with the fourth bar. Said "weasel" is a freakish green crustacean-like mess of pincers; all official information sources refer to it by this name.
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