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27th Jun '17 5:11:23 PM nombretomado
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* In Britain and the Commonwealth the traditional consolation prize is a wooden spoon. TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_(award) has a whole article on this]]; it started at Cambridge University as a prize for the lowest-scoring Maths student to still earn a degree, but was eventually discontinued. The Six Nations rugby tournament awards a (theoretical) "wooden spoon" to the overall losing side, and many smaller quizzes, competitions and tournaments will give away a real one (sometimes with some kind of decoration, as a kind of anti-trophy, but sometimes just an everyday kitchen utensil).

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* In Britain and the Commonwealth the traditional consolation prize is a wooden spoon. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_(award) has a whole article on this]]; it started at Cambridge University as a prize for the lowest-scoring Maths student to still earn a degree, but was eventually discontinued. The Six Nations rugby tournament awards a (theoretical) "wooden spoon" to the overall losing side, and many smaller quizzes, competitions and tournaments will give away a real one (sometimes with some kind of decoration, as a kind of anti-trophy, but sometimes just an everyday kitchen utensil).
17th Jun '17 4:28:10 AM eroock
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* The only achievement the loser girl Rene from the animated short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_B2UZ_ZoxU Spellbound]] has under her belt is a "You Tried" award.

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* The only achievement the loser girl Rene from the animated short [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_B2UZ_ZoxU Spellbound]] Spellbound]]'' has under her belt is a "You Tried" award.
17th Jun '17 4:27:30 AM eroock
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* The only achievement the loser girl Rene from the animated short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_B2UZ_ZoxU Spellbound]] has under her belt is a "You Tried" award.
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10th May '17 1:36:49 PM lilithmercy
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* In World War II, some higher ups in America really wanted to test out their [[NukeEm new toy]] on Nazi Germany, but their military had been completely overrun by the time they were ready to drop. Luckily for anyone who really wanted to use it, the Emperor of Japan was significantly more resistant to the idea of surrender...
20th Apr '17 8:51:39 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11809145 Make a Plan]]'' Harry and his friends discuss the inherent unfairness of AllOrNothing and decide to make gift baskets for the runners-up in the Triwizard Tournament.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11809145 Make a Plan]]'' Harry and his friends discuss the inherent unfairness disappointment of AllOrNothing and decide to make gift baskets for the runners-up in the Triwizard Tournament.
20th Apr '17 8:50:47 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11809145 Make a Plan]]'' Harry and his friends discuss the AllOrNothing trope and end up deciding to make gift baskets for the runners-up in the Triwizard Tournament.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11809145 Make a Plan]]'' Harry and his friends discuss the inherent unfairness of AllOrNothing trope and end up deciding decide to make gift baskets for the runners-up in the Triwizard Tournament.
20th Apr '17 8:48:48 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11809145 Make a Plan]]'' Harry and his friends discuss the AllOrNothing trope and end up deciding to make gift baskets for the runners-up in the Triwizard Tournament.
27th Mar '17 8:18:52 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Some games give you a small-to-medium amount of points by losing a ball down an outlane (gaps on the bottom-left and bottom-right of the playfield, which leads to the drain, ending the ball). Examples include Focus in ''Pinball/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', which gives out 500,000 points, which is a good amount but not worth losing a ball; Bit in ''Pinball/TheWalkingDead'', worth 500,000 points times the end-of-ball bonus multiplier; and Big Shot in ''Pinball/DrDude'', worth a varying amount depending on the number of times his figurine is hit during play. A few machines do give out pretty hefty awards though, up to ''multiple free games'', putting into ViolationOfCommonSense territory.
18th Mar '17 5:47:33 PM nombretomado
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* {{Neopets}}' Tiki Tack Tombola has the Booby Prize, which are usually even ''more'' pointless than the regular prizes.

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* {{Neopets}}' {{Website/Neopets}}' Tiki Tack Tombola has the Booby Prize, which are usually even ''more'' pointless than the regular prizes.
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6th Feb '17 6:35:12 AM cdrood
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** Also in U.S. sports leagues, teams get to draft new players in reverse order of the previous season's records, so theoretically the worst team has the opportunity to get the best available incoming pro, assuming they've scouted the recruits correctly and injury doesn't come into play.
** In some leagues, like the NBA, a playoff spot can be considered this since so many teams make the playoffs the lower seeded teams are so inferior they literally have no chance of advancing. All they get is the extra revenue for the additional home games.
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