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24th Aug '16 7:04:32 PM GoldenKeyblade
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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'''s author usually makes sure to research the topic he investigates, [[ShownTheirWork and it]] [[GeniusBonus shows]]. However, this trope is played very straight when discussing the StanfordPrisonExperiment, which the author (or at least the characters) apparently take at face value. In real life, the experiment was a complete disgrace and is often held up as a textbook example of what ''not'' to do when performing scientific research; and what's more, Harry, being in this universe both well versed in science and obsessed with doing research, should absolutely know that.
24th Aug '16 6:52:30 PM GregroxMun
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has the Season 2 episode "Carbon Creek", which implies that Velcro was given to humanity by the Vulcans. Being a recent invention, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velcro invention of Velcro]] is very well-documented.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has the Season 2 episode "Carbon Creek", which implies that Velcro was given to humanity by the Vulcans. Being a recent invention, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velcro invention of Velcro]] is very well-documented. To be fair, the episode did hint that T'Pol was telling a made up story.
24th Aug '16 5:48:24 PM CRE040295
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* YoshiyukiTomino named the fascist adversaries of MobileSuitGundam after the Nazi-like faction in the original Star Trek episode StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce . 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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* YoshiyukiTomino Creator/YoshiyukiTomino named the fascist adversaries of MobileSuitGundam ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' after the Nazi-like faction in the original Star Trek ''Star Trek'' episode StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce .Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce. 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.
24th Aug '16 5:45:56 PM CRE040295
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** If you didn't know Ozamu Tezuka was a certified M.D before he was a mangaka, you'd think he was this. As it is, the official translation actually has footnotes explaining the discrepancies between the manga and real life, with some being honest mistakes like claiming that dingoes are descendants of dogs brought to Australia by Europeans when in fact they were already present before colonization, which is a mistake anyone could make at first. Blatant errors in medical knowledge, are actually embellishments done on purpose for RuleOfFun and RuleOfCool, and a situation where a woman gets her ovaries removed and later on appears as a man is a case of [[CrossDresser cross-dressing]], which was been mistaken for a literal GenderBender due to the use of phrases like not being able live like a woman anymore used in dialog, making this a case where the readers, reviewers and critics are the ones that committed the failure in research, because a medical doctor like Tezuka would know that getting their ovaries removed wouldn't cause a woman to become a man.

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** If you didn't know Ozamu Tezuka Creator/OsamuTezuka was a certified M.D before he was a mangaka, you'd think he was this. As it is, the official translation actually has footnotes explaining the discrepancies between the manga and real life, with some being honest mistakes like claiming that dingoes are descendants of dogs brought to Australia by Europeans when in fact they were already present before colonization, which is a mistake anyone could make at first. Blatant errors in medical knowledge, are actually embellishments done on purpose for RuleOfFun and RuleOfCool, and a situation where a woman gets her ovaries removed and later on appears as a man is a case of [[CrossDresser cross-dressing]], which was been mistaken for a literal GenderBender due to the use of phrases like not being able live like a woman anymore used in dialog, making this a case where the readers, reviewers and critics are the ones that committed the failure in research, because a medical doctor like Tezuka would know that getting their ovaries removed wouldn't cause a woman to become a man.
24th Aug '16 2:02:46 PM Pinokio
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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': The archaeologist Sebastian De Rosa claims the Aztec calendar used the long count, used by the Mayans, not the Aztec, that the calendar is metric, or base ten, when The Aztec calendar is base twenty, and that the calendar refers to the tenth month, which would be a different month than October of the Julian calendar. He can instantly read and translate centuries old hieroglyphics from a civilization that is supposed to be a composite written language based on a mix of Egyptian, Cambodian, and Aztec languages. in the novelization, Sebastian had been developing theories about pre-Egyptian civilizations, so it's possible he found enough evidence of this language beforehand before translating it, otherwise it looks unlikely that a composite language could be translated so quickly. Cambodia is from the 9th century Khmer Empire, which was not around early enough to meet the ancient Egyptian or Aztec civilizations, though there have been 900 year old cities uncovered in Angkor Wat.
24th Aug '16 9:21:30 AM DivineFlame100
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* The [[https://youtu.be/hQW8dz8yAnI?t=6m4s 101 Facts About Space]] video uploaded by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 101Facts]] has '''A LOT''' of inaccuracies that would make astronomers and space enthusiasts cry, but by far the most egregious example on the video is fact #23 where the speaker says it would take ''70,000'' years to reach the Sun. This is completely false. Not only had NASA already sent a probe to the Sun before called Ulysses, but several other spacecraft had also crossed distances in our Solar System greater than 1 AU (the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun). The 70,000 year claim is only true for the ''other'' closest star to us called Alpha Centauri.

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* The [[https://youtu.be/hQW8dz8yAnI?t=6m4s 101 Facts About Space]] video uploaded by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 101Facts]] has '''A LOT''' of inaccuracies that would make astronomers and space enthusiasts cry, but by far the most egregious example on the video is fact #23 where the speaker says it would take a spacecraft ''70,000'' years to reach the Sun. This is completely false. Not only had NASA already sent a probe to the Sun before called Ulysses, but several other spacecraft had also crossed distances in our Solar System greater than 1 AU (the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun). The 70,000 year claim is only true for the ''other'' closest star system to us called Alpha Centauri.
23rd Aug '16 1:31:57 AM DivineFlame100
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* The [[https://youtu.be/hQW8dz8yAnI?t=6m4s 101 Facts About Space]] video uploaded by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 101Facts]] has '''A LOT''' of inaccuracies that would make astronomers and space enthusiasts cry, but by far the most egregious example on the video is fact #23 where the speaker says it would take ''70,000'' years to reach the sun. This is completely false. Not only had NASA already sent a probe to the Sun before called Ulysses, but several other spacecraft had also crossed distances in our Solar System greater than 1 AU (the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun). The 70,000 year claim is only true for the ''other'' closest star to us called Alpha Centauri.

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* The [[https://youtu.be/hQW8dz8yAnI?t=6m4s 101 Facts About Space]] video uploaded by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 101Facts]] has '''A LOT''' of inaccuracies that would make astronomers and space enthusiasts cry, but by far the most egregious example on the video is fact #23 where the speaker says it would take ''70,000'' years to reach the sun.Sun. This is completely false. Not only had NASA already sent a probe to the Sun before called Ulysses, but several other spacecraft had also crossed distances in our Solar System greater than 1 AU (the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun). The 70,000 year claim is only true for the ''other'' closest star to us called Alpha Centauri.
23rd Aug '16 1:25:32 AM DivineFlame100
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* The [[https://youtu.be/hQW8dz8yAnI?t=6m4s 101 Facts About Space]] video uploaded by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 101Facts]] has '''A LOT''' of inaccuracies that would make astronomers and space enthusiasts cry, but by far the most egregious example on the video is fact #23 where the speaker says it would take ''70,000'' years to reach the sun. This is completely false. Not only had NASA already sent a probe to the Sun before called Ulysses, but several other spacecraft had also crossed distances in our Solar System greater than 1 AU (the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun). The 70,000 year claim is only true for the ''other'' closest star to us called Alpha Centauri.
21st Aug '16 7:37:06 AM Naram-Sin
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*** Brown learned at some point that UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus is buried in the Cathedral of Seville. Or maybe Santo Domingo. So, being ignorant of {{UsefulNotes/Catholicism}} beyond the fact that [[AuthorAppeal he's supposed to hate it]], he made the logic leap that Columbus was made a saint. And everyone knows that Catholics chop up saints to make them into relics, right...?

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*** Brown learned at some point that UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus is buried in the Cathedral of Seville. Or maybe Santo Domingo. So, being ignorant of {{UsefulNotes/Catholicism}} Catholicism beyond the fact that [[AuthorAppeal he's supposed to hate it]], he made the logic leap that Columbus was made a saint. And everyone knows that Catholics chop up saints to make them into relics, right...?
21st Aug '16 7:29:51 AM Naram-Sin
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*** Brown learned at some point that UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus is buried in the Cathedral of Seville. Or maybe Santo Domingo. So, being ignorant of {{UsefulNotes/Catholicism}} beyond the fact that [[AuthorAppeal he's supposed to hate it]], he made the logic leap that Columbus was made a saint. And everyone knows that Catholics chop up saints to make them into relics, right...?
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