History Main / CriticalResearchFailure

27th Mar '17 8:38:07 AM Mineboot45
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** Early in the movie, Tulio and Miguel make a bet of two pesetas, the peseta was not the official currency of Spain until 1868, about three centuries later. This was corrected in the Spanish version, where they bet maravedis, the currency used at that time.

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** Early in the movie, Tulio and Miguel make a bet of two pesetas, the pesetas. The peseta was not the official currency of Spain until 1868, about three centuries later. This was corrected in the Spanish version, where they bet maravedis, the currency used at that time.
27th Mar '17 8:36:59 AM Mineboot45
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** Early in the movie, Tulio and Miguel make a bet of two pesetas, the peseta was not the official currency of Spain until 1868, about three centuries later. This was corrected in the Spanish version, where they bets maravedis, the currency used at that time.

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** Early in the movie, Tulio and Miguel make a bet of two pesetas, the peseta was not the official currency of Spain until 1868, about three centuries later. This was corrected in the Spanish version, where they bets bet maravedis, the currency used at that time.
27th Mar '17 8:31:16 AM Mineboot45
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** Sieges in the early modern period required the careful and continuous digging of trenches to shield oneself from heavy artillery housed in fortresses and move ones own siege guns up to the curtain wall, and the thick, low, sloped bastions of trace italienne fortresses were almost immune to field artillery. Even when the wall was breached, attackers were often hesitant, since it would mean advancing through overlapping fields of artillery fire from the bastions. However, in ''VideoGame/EmpireTotalWar'' and it's successor, it's the ''bastions'' that will break under light artillery fire in under three minutes, while the curtain wall is generally indestructible. This leaves the assault force relatively safe from overlapping fire, and makes fortresses a questionable investment, when in the Early Modern Period, the were so essential that states bankrupted themselves to pay for these fortifications.

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** Sieges in the early modern period required the careful and continuous digging of trenches to shield oneself from heavy artillery housed in fortresses and move ones one's own siege guns up to the curtain wall, and the thick, low, sloped bastions of trace italienne fortresses were almost immune to field artillery. Even when the wall was breached, attackers were often hesitant, since it would mean advancing through overlapping fields of artillery fire from the bastions. However, in ''VideoGame/EmpireTotalWar'' and it's successor, it's the ''bastions'' that will break under light artillery fire in under three minutes, while the curtain wall is generally indestructible. This leaves the assault force relatively safe from overlapping fire, and makes fortresses a questionable investment, when in the Early Modern Period, the they were so essential that states bankrupted themselves to pay for these fortifications.
26th Mar '17 3:44:01 PM Heroshii15
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:
** In a satirical skit (so the character's stupidity isn't an excuse), he once called ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' "English". What's weird is that back in Disneycember, Doug knew all about the book and compared it to the Disney movie.
** In his Disneycember review of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' Doug mentioned it's "typical 1940s animation." In reality "Snow White" was released in 1937. What's particularly glaring about this is that ''Snow White'' was the first feature length cel animated movie ever made. It kick started an entire genre. So saying it's animation was typical ignores how innovative the work put into it was.
** In his review of ''Film/PearlHarbor'', he embarked on a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] about how Michael Bay had disrespected the sailors who were at Pearl Harbor by, among other things, having a sailor shout, "I can't swim!" before falling into the water. Not only was it common for sailors to not know how at the time (swim tests in the Navy weren't introduced until years later), but Doug's father is a Navy veteran, so he had easy access to the correct information.
** In his review of ''Film/TheMatrix'', he said that Trinity was played by Kate Moss. She's actually played by ''Carrie-Anne'' Moss.
** The entire review of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' counts as one, since he focuses on the wrong things and then proceeds to go off on a tangent of the age of consent in Japan being 13. While that certainly is true, it's not the case ''everywhere'' in Japan. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint And still had nothing to do with Sailor Moon]].
** In his review of ''Film/JurassicWorld'', he consistently calls ''Pteranodons'' dinosaurs, which they aren't - they're in a class of related but separate reptiles called pterosaurs. He's also seemingly convinced that ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimorphodon Dimorphodons]]'' are genetically-engineered "Pterodactyls with T-Rex heads".
** The critic has actually made so many such goof-ups that he has released, as of now, ''[[http://channelawesome.com/nostalgia-critic-top-11-fck-ups/ three]] [[http://channelawesome.com/nostalgia-critic-the-next-nostalgia-critic-f-ups/ separate]] [[http://channelawesome.com/the-top-11-nostalgia-critic-f-ups-part-3/ countdowns]]'' where he adds up all the mistakes he's made while soundly being chastized by the overly-obnoxious [[TakeThatAudience Douchy McNitpick]]. While some are where he made an insensitive joke or a bad review, most have to do with this trope.
** In his review of ''Film/EventHorizon'', he repeatedly complains about the actions of the Lewis & Clarke's "scientific" crew, except they weren't scientists to begin with, they are instead the space equivalent of a Coast Guard rescue crew focused purely on emergency response with roles explicitly stated. The only scientist was their passenger!
22nd Mar '17 5:40:50 AM Mineboot45
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* [[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/comics/939959/739-showdown-at-the-giant-slug-exhibit/ This episode]] of ''Webcomic/NekoTheKitty'' is set in a museum, near the Giant Slug exhibit. The author admits to doing no research on museums for this sequence.

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* [[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/comics/939959/739-showdown-at-the-giant-slug-exhibit/ This episode]] of ''Webcomic/NekoTheKitty'' ''Neko the Kitty'' is set in a museum, near the Giant Slug exhibit. The author admits to doing no research on museums for this sequence.
17th Mar '17 9:45:28 PM NightShade96
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* ''CriticalResearchFailure/CinemaSins''



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17th Mar '17 11:52:55 AM erforce
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* In ''Koudelka'', the first part of the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series, the action takes place in an old abbey in Wales, which the manual says is a "small country in the north of England." Wales is southwest of England, and calling it a country is a stretch -- it's part of the UK. It's a fairly common error in Japan (and other parts of the world as well) [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK to think England, Britain, and the United Kingdom are synonymous]].

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* In ''Koudelka'', ''VideoGame/{{Koudelka}}'', the first part of the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series, the action takes place in an old abbey in Wales, which the manual says is a "small country in the north of England." Wales is southwest of England, and calling it a country is a stretch -- it's part of the UK. It's a fairly common error in Japan (and other parts of the world as well) [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK to think England, Britain, and the United Kingdom are synonymous]].
16th Mar '17 3:40:55 PM ambiguousCase
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** A ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' cutaway has George McFly accuse his wife of cheating on him with "the guy that set [them] up" because she insisted on naming their son Marty after him. Anyone who actually watched the film would know that Past Lorraine only ever knew time-travelling Marty as her friend "Calvin Klein", because he never used his real name.
15th Mar '17 3:08:42 PM merotoker
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* Creator/YoshiyukiTomino named the fascist adversaries of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' after the Nazi-like faction in the original ''Star Trek'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce "Patterns of Force"]]. He apparently didn't go back and watch the episode when he made this decision, because in that episode Zeon were the people being oppressed, and the psudeo-Nazis were actually called Ekos.

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* Creator/YoshiyukiTomino named the fascist adversaries of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' after the Nazi-like faction in the original ''Star Trek'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce "Patterns of Force"]]. He apparently didn't go back and watch the episode when he made this decision, because in that episode Zeon were the people being oppressed, and the psudeo-Nazis pseudo-Nazis were actually called Ekos.



* Chuck Austen's ''ComicBook/XMen'' story "Holy War" -- Where the [[IncrediblyLamePun hell]] to begin?!?
** The plot hinges on [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext exploding Communion hosts]] dissolving people. making everyone think that The Rapture had come, while simultaneously unmasking Nightcrawler, who would be made Pope, ''somehow'', in his usual demonic-looking form, thereby destroying Catholicism. Yeah. There are a few, slight flaws in Austen's plot...

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* Chuck Austen's ''ComicBook/XMen'' story "Holy War" -- Where the [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} hell]] to begin?!?
** The plot hinges on [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext exploding Communion hosts]] dissolving people. people making everyone think that The Rapture had come, while simultaneously unmasking Nightcrawler, ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}}, who would be made Pope, ''somehow'', in his usual demonic-looking form, thereby destroying Catholicism. Yeah. There are a few, slight flaws in Austen's plot...



* The Daughters of the Amazon featured early in ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' cut off their left breast and use bows to emulate mythological Amazons. Cutting off the left breast does nothing to make drawing a bow easier for right-handed archers, as the characters should have realized immediately on trying it.
** This is exacerbated by the fact that "Amazons cutting their breasts to use a bow" isn't an actual part of the myths, and it's merely speculation made because of faulty translation, which actual research into Amazon myths would have shown.

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* The Daughters of the Amazon featured early in ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' cut off their left breast and use bows to emulate mythological Amazons. Cutting off the left breast does nothing to make drawing a bow easier for right-handed archers, as the characters should have realized immediately on trying it.
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it. This is exacerbated by the fact that "Amazons cutting their breasts to use a bow" isn't an actual part of the myths, and it's merely speculation made because of faulty translation, which actual research into Amazon myths would have shown.



* [[https://tellygunge.wordpress.com/archives/story-archive/by-tellygunge/ Tellygunge's]] [[RealPersonFic celebrity fics]] will often involve a scene where a character getting [[CoveredInGunge gunged]] suffers a WardrobeMalfunction (or a PantyShot) at some point, and the narrative [[ShowDontTell making a remark]] about how [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYoutube it would become a YouTube hit]]. Except that it wouldn't because nudity is banned on [=YouTube=].[[note]]While it is true that the rules are often ignored by users, they would still be enforced for a viral hit because the large amount of views would cause [=YouTube=] to take notice of it.[[/note]] From the policy centre:

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* [[https://tellygunge.wordpress.com/archives/story-archive/by-tellygunge/ Tellygunge's]] [[RealPersonFic celebrity fics]] will often involve a scene where a character getting [[CoveredInGunge gunged]] suffers a WardrobeMalfunction (or a PantyShot) at some point, and the narrative [[ShowDontTell making a remark]] about how [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYoutube it would become a YouTube hit]]. Except that it wouldn't because nudity is banned on [=YouTube=].Website/YouTube.[[note]]While it is true that the rules are often ignored by users, they would still be enforced for a viral hit because the large amount of views would cause [=YouTube=] to take notice of it.[[/note]] From the policy centre:



** For all the good things we can say about the [[Film/{{Gojira}} Japanese cut]] of the first ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', it's still got a pretty glaring one of these when Prof. Yamane says that dinosaurs lived 2 million years ago, when any child could tell you that they went extinct 65 million years ago.

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** For all the good things we can say about the [[Film/{{Gojira}} [[Film/{{Godzilla1954}} Japanese cut]] of the first ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', it's still got a pretty glaring one of these when Prof. Yamane says that dinosaurs lived 2 million years ago, when any child could tell you that they went extinct 65 million years ago.



* In ''{{Film/Nightbreed}}'', A character warns a civilian about "claymores" (a type of land mine) in the area. The camera cuts down not to a land mine, but a grenade connected to a tripwire. A little more subtly, on top of that, its blue detonator marks it as a dummy grenade.

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* In ''{{Film/Nightbreed}}'', A a character warns a civilian about "claymores" (a type of land mine) in the area. The camera cuts down not to a land mine, but a grenade connected to a tripwire. A little more subtly, on top of that, its blue detonator marks it as a dummy grenade.



* In ''Film/ResidentEvil'' the Red Queen computer explains to the protagonists how the T-Virus works by reanimating cells. It then goes on to explain how some cells are still alive after a body dies, and says that a person's hair and nails keep growing after they die. That fact is actually an old disproven myth. Hair and nails don't keep growing, but as as the skin dehydrates and shrinks around them, it gives that illusion.

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* In ''Film/ResidentEvil'' the Red Queen computer explains to the protagonists how the T-Virus works by reanimating cells. It then goes on to explain how some cells are still alive after a body dies, and says that a person's hair and nails keep growing after they die. That fact is actually an old disproven myth. Hair and nails don't keep growing, but as as the skin dehydrates and shrinks around them, it gives that illusion.



** In ''Ruins college'', he makes the claim that anyone is technically eligible for financial Aid, and that millions of dollars is actually wasted every year because students do not fill out FAFSA. As the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JONqbF0pgFI comments]] on the YouTube video clearly display, loads of students ''do'' in fact fill out FAFSA, but are dismayed for being told that their parents either make too much, or instead receive applications for ''loans''.

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** In ''Ruins college'', he makes the claim that anyone is technically eligible for financial Aid, and that millions of dollars is actually wasted every year because students do not fill out FAFSA. As the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JONqbF0pgFI comments]] on the YouTube Website/YouTube video clearly display, loads of students ''do'' in fact fill out FAFSA, but are dismayed for being told that their parents either make too much, or instead receive applications for ''loans''.



* In season two of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Laurel Lance is the prosecuting attorney for Moira Queen's trial. In the real world, this would never happen because her presence could get any conviction overturned on appeal, considering not just that she is the ex-girlfriend of Moira's son (who publicly cheated on Laurel with her sister, leading to said sister's death) but also the fact that her [[spoiler: boyfriend was one of the victims]]. In fact, even the fact that the trial was in Starling City is suspicious, in the real world, there probably would have been a change of venue, because it would be impossible for Moira to get a fair trial in the city [[spoiler: she tried to destroy]].
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
** One episode has Sheldon wanting to become friends with his [[SitcomArchNemesis rival]] Kripke because Kripke could grant him access to special equipment. He goes to a book store and asks for books about making friends, and is told that all those books are in the children's section. Apparently the writers have never heard of the world famous book "How to Win Friends and Influence People," or the concept of self help books in general.
** In another episode, Sheldon fills his office with hydrogen sulphide and ammonia in an attempt to drive out Raj. Raj retaliates by lighting aromatherapy candles, but accidentally ignites the flammable gases, causing them to explode. However, hydrogen sulphide is highly toxic, and the concentration needed for it to ignite is 43 times higher than the concentration required for it to kill a person. Therefore, the amount Sheldon produced would have also been more than enough to cause Raj and Leonard, who was also in the room, to instantly collapse.



* In season two of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Laurel Lance is the prosecuting attorney for Moira Queen's trial. In the real world, this would never happen because her presence could get any conviction overturned on appeal, considering not just that she is the ex-girlfriend of Moira's son (who publicly cheated on Laurel with her sister, leading to said sister's death) but also the fact that her [[spoiler: boyfriend was one of the victims]]. In fact, even the fact that the trial was in Starling City is suspicious, in the real world, there probably would have been a change of venue, because it would be impossible for Moira to get a fair trial in the city [[spoiler: she tried to destroy]]
* One episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has Sheldon wanting to become friends with his [[SitcomArchNemesis rival]] Kripke because Kripke could grant him access to special equipment. He goes to a book store and asks for books about making friends, and is told that all those books are in the children's section. Apparently the writers have never heard of the world famous book "How to Win Friends and Influence People," or the concept of self help books in general.
** In another episode, Sheldon fills his office with hydrogen sulphide and ammonia in an attempt to drive out Raj. Raj retaliates by lighting aromatherapy candles, but accidentally ignites the flammable gases, causing them to explode. However, hydrogen sulphide is highly toxic, and the concentration needed for it to ignite is 43 times higher than the concentration required for it to kill a person. Therefore, the amount Sheldon produced would have also been more than enough to cause Raj and Leonard, who was also in the room, to instantly collapse.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "Between Two Fires", the SGC gets an ion cannon to defend the planet against Goa'uld ships in orbit. However, the cannon can only shoot line of sight, so the planet still has a large blind spot. Samantha Carter calculates that they would need 38 cannons at minimum to effectively protect Earth. Considering each cannon has 180-degrees laterally and longitudinally to aim, you would only need 4 cannons to cover all the blind spots on a sphere. It's possible she meant that only one cannon protecting a given region of space would be insufficient; an attacking force might destroy the sole cannon targeting them.
* In season 12 of ''CriminalMinds'', an important childhood event for Dr. Tara Lewis is that, while on a school in Germany, she had to correct everybody's pronounciation of her name since they automatically pronounced it wrong ("Terra"). In real life, the pronounciation she insists on is the one that would come natural to native German speakers. A german boy teased her by repeating the "wrong" pronounciation over and over escalating to that boy beating up Tara's brother and [[AllGermansAreNazis painting a swastika onto her locker]]. The swastika would get a student onto the short list for being expelled, given that the symbol is out-lawed and even scribbling it into one's own papers would get a student into trouble. Also, German schools don't have lockers, making the whole event appear to be scripted for a US school and the moved to Germany.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "Between Two Fires", the SGC gets an ion cannon to defend the planet against Goa'uld ships in orbit. However, the cannon can only shoot line of sight, so the planet still has a large blind spot. Samantha Carter calculates that they would need 38 cannons at minimum to effectively protect Earth. Considering each cannon has 180-degrees laterally and longitudinally to aim, you would only need 4 cannons to cover all the blind spots on a sphere. It's possible she meant that only one cannon protecting a given region of space would be insufficient; an attacking force might destroy the sole cannon targeting them.
* In season 12 of ''CriminalMinds'', ''Series/CriminalMinds'', an important childhood event for Dr. Tara Lewis is that, while on at a school in Germany, she had to correct everybody's pronounciation of her name since they automatically pronounced it wrong ("Terra"). In real life, the pronounciation she insists on is the one that would come natural to native German speakers. A german boy teased her by repeating the "wrong" pronounciation over and over escalating to that boy beating up Tara's brother and [[AllGermansAreNazis painting a swastika onto her locker]]. The swastika would get a student onto the short list for being expelled, given that the symbol is out-lawed and even scribbling it into one's own papers would get a student into trouble. Also, German schools don't have lockers, making the whole event appear to be scripted for a US school and the moved to Germany.



** In an example that produced no fewer than two {{meme|ticMutation}}s, had O'Reilly claiming that there was no scientific explanation for tides, notoriously claiming "You can't explain that!"[[note]]meme one[[/note]] while the guest he was interviewing, David Silverman, stared at him with a face that just ''screamed'' "you can't be serious"[[note]]meme two[[/note]]. For bonus points, when the mechanics behind tides were later explained to him, he showed his lack of understanding of the scientific method by claiming that tidal forces are "[[GravityIsOnlyATheory just a theory.]]"

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** In an example that produced no fewer than two {{meme|ticMutation}}s, had O'Reilly claiming claimed that there was no scientific explanation for tides, notoriously claiming "You can't explain that!"[[note]]meme one[[/note]] while the guest he was interviewing, David Silverman, stared at him with a face that just ''screamed'' "you can't be serious"[[note]]meme two[[/note]]. For bonus points, when the mechanics behind tides were later explained to him, he showed his lack of understanding of the scientific method by claiming that tidal forces are "[[GravityIsOnlyATheory just a theory.]]"



* ''Reviews on the Run'''s 2010 Blu-Ray award special gave the best voice actor to Creator/KevinConroy for his performance in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. While Conroy voiced Batman in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} and for some other projects, he wasn't in ''Under The Red Hood''. That was Bruce Greenwood.

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* ''Reviews on the Run'''s 2010 Blu-Ray award special gave the best voice actor to Creator/KevinConroy for his performance in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. While Conroy voiced Batman in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} and for some other projects, he wasn't in ''Under The Red Hood''. That was Bruce Greenwood.Creator/BruceGreenwood.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "Between Two Fires", the SGC gets an ion cannon to defend the planet against Goa'uld ships in orbit. However, the cannon can only shoot line of sight, so the planet still has a large blind spot. Samantha Carter calculates that they would need 38 cannons at minimum to effectively protect Earth. Considering each cannon has 180-degrees laterally and longitudinally to aim, you would only need 4 cannons to cover all the blind spots on a sphere. It's possible she meant that only one cannon protecting a given region of space would be insufficient; an attacking force might destroy the sole cannon targeting them.



* ''Series/WhiteCollar'''s pilot revolves around the counterfeiting of "Spanish Victory Bonds", some rare 1944 bonds issued by the US government "to support the Spanish underground in their battle against the Axis". But the Axis did not invade Spain during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2, a neutral (and ''Axis-leaning'') country through the whole war, and while there was a Spanish underground against UsefulNotes/TheFrancoRegime in 1944, the US never supported it financially or diplomatically. The plot [[FridgeLogic could have been]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot easily saved]] if the writers had explained the bonds' rarity as a result of [[RealityRetcon the US government considering intervention in Spain and then cancelling it for some reason]], but we are told that these bonds were printed in Madrid (what ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint underground]]'' controls the nation's capital?) and then hidden in Cantabria's [[AlternateLandmarkHistory Altamira Caves]], which would mean that the Axis invaded Spain [[ArtisticLicenseGeography from the south]].

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pilot revolves around the counterfeiting of "Spanish Victory Bonds", some rare 1944 bonds issued by the US government "to support the Spanish underground in their battle against the Axis". But the Axis did not invade Spain during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2, a neutral (and ''Axis-leaning'') country through the whole war, and while there was a Spanish underground against UsefulNotes/TheFrancoRegime in 1944, the US never supported it financially or diplomatically. The plot [[FridgeLogic could have been]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot easily saved]] if the writers had explained the bonds' rarity as a result of [[RealityRetcon the US government considering intervention in Spain and then cancelling it for some reason]], but we are told that these bonds were printed in Madrid (what ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint underground]]'' controls the nation's capital?) and then hidden in Cantabria's [[AlternateLandmarkHistory Altamira Caves]], which would mean that the Axis invaded Spain [[ArtisticLicenseGeography from the south]].



* [[WrestlingDoesntPay Wrestling Hockey Players]], The Ballard Brothers, took up a valet to serve as their Wrestling/{{Cheerleader|Melissa}}, even though hockey doesn't make use of cheerleaders. This could be excusable in that Canadian hockey has some people that resemple cheerleaders, they just don't ''call'' them [[http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/05/02/15-hottest-nhl-ice-girl-crews/ cheerleaders...]]

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* [[WrestlingDoesntPay Wrestling Hockey Players]], The Ballard Brothers, took up a valet to serve as their Wrestling/{{Cheerleader|Melissa}}, even though hockey doesn't make use of cheerleaders. This could be excusable in that Canadian hockey has some people that resemple resemble cheerleaders, they just don't ''call'' them [[http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/05/02/15-hottest-nhl-ice-girl-crews/ cheerleaders...]]



* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, pleased with the success of Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} on [=SmackDown=], decided he wanted another high-flyer ''luchador''. So he hired Wrestling/UltimoDragon and then got upset when he discovered Ultimo Dragon really was not a high-flyer at all, which shoud've been obvious to anybody within the wrestling business (such as [=McMahon=]) with a knowledge of wrestling outside the United States, as Ultimo Dragon is a Japanse wrestler, and Japanese wrestling, or ''puroresu'', is bound to entirely different dynamics to those of Mexican ''lucha libre''. This is despite the fact Ultimo Dragon had wrestled under the WWF banner before and won a WWF championship, suggesting Vince did not even watch ''his own product''.

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* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, pleased with the success of Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} on [=SmackDown=], decided he wanted another high-flyer ''luchador''. So he hired Wrestling/UltimoDragon and then got upset when he discovered Ultimo Dragon really was not a high-flyer at all, which shoud've been obvious to anybody within the wrestling business (such as [=McMahon=]) with a knowledge of wrestling outside the United States, as Ultimo Dragon is a Japanse Japanese wrestler, and Japanese wrestling, or ''puroresu'', is bound to entirely different dynamics to those of Mexican ''lucha libre''. This is despite the fact Ultimo Dragon had wrestled under the WWF banner before and won a WWF championship, suggesting Vince did not even watch ''his own product''.



* WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter claimed in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0XawmU9zn4 Animated Atrocities review]] of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "One Coarse Meal" that whales only eat krill, ignoring that some whales in RealLife actually ''do'' [[http://www.whalefacts.org/what-do-whales-eat/ eat plankton]].
** He actually does bring up this point in his "Top 11 Worst Episodes Reviewed" video, admitting he did some research and yes, some whales do eat plankton...and then points out that some whales also eat crabs, fish, and squid.
** In the same video, he mentioned that Pearl was a Sperm Whale, which doesn't eat plankton.
** In his videos on the Worst Cartoon Themes, he refers to the theme song for WesternAnimation/StreetSharks as bluegrass. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqGQyMF5a_0 This is the Street Sharks theme]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQnmQInRm_0 This is bluegrass]].

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* WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter
** He
claimed in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0XawmU9zn4 Animated Atrocities review]] of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "One Coarse Meal" that whales only eat krill, ignoring that some whales in RealLife actually ''do'' [[http://www.whalefacts.org/what-do-whales-eat/ eat plankton]].
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plankton]]. He actually does bring up this point in his "Top 11 Worst Episodes Reviewed" video, admitting he did some research and yes, some whales do eat plankton...and then points out that some whales also eat crabs, fish, and squid.
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squid. In the same video, he mentioned that Pearl was a Sperm Whale, which doesn't eat plankton.
** In his videos on the Worst Cartoon Themes, he refers to the theme song for WesternAnimation/StreetSharks ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' as bluegrass. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqGQyMF5a_0 This is the Street Sharks theme]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQnmQInRm_0 This is bluegrass]].



* EpicRapBattlesOfHistory: It could probably be chalked up to RuleOfFunny, except that this series is usually so well-researched that almost every line is a reference to one of the rappers' lives. Mr. T calls Mr. Rogers a "40 Year Old Virgin." This is just wrong. Fred Rogers married at the age of 24, and had his first son at the age of 31.

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* EpicRapBattlesOfHistory: ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': It could probably be chalked up to RuleOfFunny, except that this series is usually so well-researched that almost every line is a reference to one of the rappers' lives. Mr. T calls Mr. Rogers a "40 Year Old Virgin." This is just wrong. Fred Rogers married at the age of 24, and had his first son at the age of 31.



* In the 2007 YouTube classic "[=SpongeBob=] In China", a parody of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' which satirizes the Chinese economy, [=SpongeBob=] explicitly states that Patrick works in a factory. However, Patrick is wearing a [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_conical_hat conical hat]], whose purpose is to protect outdoor workers from rain and sun.
* In WebVideo/SomeCallMeJohnny's review of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', he mixes up a photo of Satoshi Tajiri (creator of Pokemon) with that of Tsunekazu Ishihara (the president and CEO of The Pokémon Company). Not a huge offender, but it's still a failure in research.

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* In the 2007 YouTube Website/YouTube classic "[=SpongeBob=] In China", a parody of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' which satirizes the Chinese economy, [=SpongeBob=] explicitly states that Patrick works in a factory. However, Patrick is wearing a [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_conical_hat conical hat]], whose purpose is to protect outdoor workers from rain and sun.
* WebVideo/SomeCallMeJohnny
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In WebVideo/SomeCallMeJohnny's his review of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', he mixes up a photo of Satoshi Tajiri (creator of Pokemon) with that of Tsunekazu Ishihara (the president and CEO of The Pokémon Company). Not a huge offender, but it's still a failure in research.



* [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/06/01/characters-that-dont-deserve-their-own-games.aspx?PostPageIndex=2 This article]] from Magazine/GameInformer about video game characters that don't deserve their own games clearly shows that the writer has not heard of either VideoGame/KidIcarus game. Several comments posted even point this out. The fact that 2 years later, a [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising 3rd game]] would later come that would reuse Pit's design from VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl might also count as HilariousInHindsight.

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* [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/06/01/characters-that-dont-deserve-their-own-games.aspx?PostPageIndex=2 This article]] from Magazine/GameInformer about video game characters that don't deserve their own games clearly shows that the writer has not heard of either VideoGame/KidIcarus game. Several comments posted even point this out. The fact that 2 years later, a [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising 3rd game]] would later come that would reuse Pit's design from VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' might also count as HilariousInHindsight.



** In "Dan Vs. New Mexico", it depicts skyscrapers in Santa Fe, the state covered in saguaro cacti, and the state fair in the middle of nowhere despite it being held annually in the much bigger city of Albuquerque. The most egregious example of CRF is Dan's plan to fill the hot-air balloons with hydrogen and then igniting the gas, causing an explosion. Despite Dan calling them "hot-air balloons" out loud, they act like oversized latex balloons, although the ends are never tied up after being filled. Even then, the balloons expand and burst like latex balloons. In real life, hot-air balloons float because of hot air, so it's not designed to be airtight. What produces the flame are cans of propane that sit in the basket, so he didn't need to go out of his way to hijack a hydrogen truck. Even without propnane, he could have simply used a box cutter to shred the balloons so that none of them would fly.

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** In "Dan Vs. New Mexico", it depicts skyscrapers in Santa Fe, the state covered in saguaro cacti, and the state fair in the middle of nowhere despite it being held annually in the much bigger city of Albuquerque. The most egregious example of CRF is Dan's plan to fill the hot-air balloons with hydrogen and then igniting the gas, causing an explosion. Despite Dan calling them "hot-air balloons" out loud, they act like oversized latex balloons, although the ends are never tied up after being filled. Even then, the balloons expand and burst like latex balloons. In real life, hot-air balloons float because of hot air, so it's not designed to be airtight. What produces the flame are cans of propane that sit in the basket, so he didn't need to go out of his way to hijack a hydrogen truck. Even without propnane, propane, he could have simply used a box cutter to shred the balloons so that none of them would fly.



* Maybe it's a case of creative liberty, but the Al Brodax {{Popeye}} cartoon "I Yam Wot I Yamnesia" posits that if two people bump heads with each other, they switch personalities and voices. Wimpy diagnoses this as amnesia.
** And speaking of Popeye, in the Creator/FamousStudios short "Big Bad Sindbad" of 1952, Popeye and his nephews go to a museum where they are watching statues of some famous sailors across history, Among them is, apparently [[Literature/TheBible Noah]], and the pedestal under his statue reads "The First Great Sailor"; Noah built his ark not to sail, but to take cover from the great flood along with his family, and the animals that came in pairs.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' finale, Clark asks the Thanagarians about the machine they're building 'in the Gobi desert'. Later, the location shows up on the Watchtower's radars in northern Africa. That's the ''Sahara'' Desert - the Gobi is in eastern Asia.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''
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Maybe it's a case of creative liberty, but the Al Brodax {{Popeye}} cartoon "I Yam Wot I Yamnesia" posits that if two people bump heads with each other, they switch personalities and voices. Wimpy diagnoses this as amnesia.
** And speaking of Popeye, in In the Creator/FamousStudios short "Big Bad Sindbad" of 1952, Popeye and his nephews go to a museum where they are watching statues of some famous sailors across history, history. Among them is, apparently [[Literature/TheBible Noah]], and the pedestal under his statue reads "The First Great Sailor"; Noah built his ark not to sail, but to take cover from the great flood along with his family, and the animals that came in pairs.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' finale, Clark asks the Thanagarians about the machine they're building 'in the Gobi desert'. Later, the location shows up on the Watchtower's radars in northern Africa. That's the ''Sahara'' Desert - the Gobi is in eastern Asia.



** In the finale, Clark asks the Thanagarians about the machine they're building 'in the Gobi desert'. Later, the location shows up on the Watchtower's radars in northern Africa. That's the ''Sahara'' Desert - the Gobi is in eastern Asia.



* In the "Pinky's Plan" episode of 'WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', Pinky attempts to throw a surprise party for Brain featuring various world leaders. This includes Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada, who by that time (1996) had been out of power for about four years.

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* In the "Pinky's Plan" episode of 'WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', Pinky attempts to throw a surprise party for Brain featuring various world leaders. This includes Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada, who by that time (1996) had been out of power for about four years.



* An episode of ''Series/{{Class}}'' has Matteusz draw a comparison between the characters' situation (fighting amongst themselves after they're forced to tell the truth to each other) and Susan Pevensie from ''Series/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', citing the scene in which she magically overhears a friend gossiping about her (which ruins their friendship). Except this didn't happen to Susan, it happened to Lucy in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Class}}'' ''Series/{{Class|2016}}'' has Matteusz draw a comparison between the characters' situation (fighting amongst themselves after they're forced to tell the truth to each other) and Susan Pevensie from ''Series/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', citing the scene in which she magically overhears a friend gossiping about her (which ruins their friendship). Except this didn't happen to Susan, it happened to Lucy in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.



* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' has Playboy X, the leader of a drug crew who fancies himself an intellectual. Niko Bellic quickly realizes, however, that his professed knowledge is dubious at best. Some of his more egregious errors include thinking Dubai is in Africa and that {{Jesus}} killed John the Baptist.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' has Playboy X, the leader of a drug crew who fancies himself an intellectual. Niko Bellic quickly realizes, however, that his professed knowledge is dubious at best. Some of his more egregious errors include thinking Dubai is in Africa and that {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} killed John the Baptist.



* In MetalGearSolid, Snake has a three-way conversation with Naomi and Master Miller where the former talks about her father, claiming that he was an Asian-American FBI Agent who helped perform some sting operations to bring down the Mob in New York during the 1950s. At first Miller rolls with it, but later on he contacts Snake and points out that J. Edgar Hoover would have been way too racist to hire Asians for the FBI, that the first sting operations against the mob began in 1960 instead of TheFifties, and that they began in Chicago instead of New York. [[spoiler: He uses this to lead in to some information he found that suggests "Naomi" is an imposter and TheMole]].

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* In MetalGearSolid, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Snake has a three-way conversation with Naomi and Master Miller where the former talks about her father, claiming that he was an Asian-American FBI Agent who helped perform some sting operations to bring down the Mob in New York during the 1950s. At first Miller rolls with it, but later on he contacts Snake and points out that J. Edgar Hoover would have been way too racist to hire Asians for the FBI, that the first sting operations against the mob began in 1960 instead of TheFifties, and that they began in Chicago instead of New York. [[spoiler: He uses this to lead in to some information he found that suggests "Naomi" is an imposter and TheMole]]. TheMole.]]






** When asked why Connie preferes using the library rather than the Internet when researching for school work, she said that the last time she trusted the internet "she ended up writing an egregious essay that claimed that racoons have [[EyeBeams Heat Vision]]."

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** When asked why Connie preferes prefers using the library rather than the Internet when researching for school work, she said that the last time she trusted the internet Internet "she ended up writing an egregious essay that claimed that racoons raccoons have [[EyeBeams Heat Vision]]."
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* Music/JerryGoldsmith's score for ''Under Fire'' makes heavy use of panpipes to go with its South American setting of Nicaragua - except that panpipes aren't used in Nicaraguan music. Interestingly, Goldsmith actually ''knew'' this, but panpipe music was used in the movie's temp track and a film company executive commented to Goldsmith how well they worked with the movie, and the composer agreed.

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* Music/JerryGoldsmith's score for ''Under Fire'' makes heavy use of panpipes to go with its South Latin American setting of Nicaragua - except that panpipes aren't used in Nicaraguan music. Interestingly, Goldsmith actually ''knew'' this, but panpipe music was used in the movie's temp track and a film company executive commented to Goldsmith how well they worked with the movie, and the composer agreed.
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