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18th Jun '18 10:11:21 AM rjd1922
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* The reason why ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has SuperDrowningSkills is because lead programmer Yuji Naka thought that hedgehogs couldn't swim. Too bad they didn't have Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} back in 1991, because a quick skimming of the article on hedgehogs plainly says they can. [[note]]To be fair to Mr. Naka, hedgehogs don't like to swim for extended periods, and would probably drown in [[ThatOneLevel Labyrinth Zone...]][[/note]]

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* The reason why ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog has SuperDrowningSkills is because lead programmer Yuji Naka thought that hedgehogs couldn't swim. Too bad they didn't have Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} back in 1991, because a quick skimming of the article on hedgehogs plainly says they can. [[note]]To be fair to Mr. Naka, hedgehogs don't like to swim for extended periods, and would probably drown in [[ThatOneLevel Labyrinth Zone...]][[/note]]



* An example for ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''; while designing the map Dorado, the team based it heavily on a beautiful Mexican town on Googles Images that actually turned out to be Riomaggiore, Italy.

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* An example for ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''; while designing the map Dorado, the team based it heavily on a beautiful Mexican town on Googles Google Images that actually turned out to be Riomaggiore, Italy.
18th Jun '18 10:06:39 AM rjd1922
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** Then there's ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Black and Blue'': it completely omits the whole "trainer-Pokémon trust" dynamic that plays a critically thematic part of the franchise (especially in the Generation V titles), claims that Ash wants to imprison Pikachu in a tiny Poké Ball for the rest of his life even though Ash ''never'' put Pikachu in a Poké Ball, and has the Pokémon supporting Team Plasma ''despite the fact that they were revealed to have less than savory ulterior motives '''in the previous game'''''. Moreover, N, one of the few characters whose ideology does align with PETA's mission [[spoiler:at least until he realized the error of his ways in the first game]] never makes a single appearance to support the player's liberation campaign!

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** Then there's ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Black and Blue'': it completely omits the whole "trainer-Pokémon trust" dynamic that plays a critically thematic part of the franchise (especially in the Generation V titles), claims that Ash wants to imprison Pikachu in a tiny Poké Ball for the rest of his life even though Ash ''never'' put Pikachu in a Poké Ball, and has the Pokémon supporting Team Plasma ''despite the fact that they were revealed to have less than savory ulterior motives '''in the previous game'''''. Moreover, N, one of the few characters whose ideology does align with PETA's mission [[spoiler:at least until he realized the error of his ways in the first game]] never makes a single appearance to support the player's liberation campaign!campaign! This is quite odd considering [[spoiler:Ghetsis appears as a villain with his StrawHypocrite nature pointed out]], suggesting that at least someone on the development team was familiar with ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'''s story.
18th Jun '18 3:11:41 AM Qaianna
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* ''Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes'', a spinoff of ''TabletopGame/TunnelsAndTrolls'' from 1983, cites certain 'military' guns as only available by capture or issue. Note that this includes the M1911 pistol, as well as M1 Garand rifle; both are relatively easy to find for civilian use.
6th Jun '18 6:24:38 PM costanton11
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* ''CriticalResearchFailure/DakariKingMykan''
** ''CriticalResearchFailure/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic''

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* ''CriticalResearchFailure/DakariKingMykan''
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4th Jun '18 9:04:47 AM ShaggySparrow
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**** The same episode also claims that Dog breeds originated in the Victorian era due to dog shows becoming a popular trend. This ignores a great deal of breeds that date back centuries or even millennia prior to Queen Victoria's birth such as the Pekingese or Akita Inu. This error is especially egregious because a gag features a mad scientist creating the Pembroke Corgi...which dates back at least as far as the early 12th century.


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** In ''Ruins Forensic Science'' He ends the episode claiming that DNA evidence is the most reliable and foolproof method...when it's actually quite the opposite; DNA can be tracked onto a crime scene in any number of ways, even just a few skin flakes on the bottom of a shoe can plant the DNA who had never been to the site in their life. Even if this weren't the case, most of the time all it would prove is that the person was at the scene of the crime at some point. Furthermore, it really can't be used to identify a culprit since most people aren't registered in the database. Though in all fairness in a later episode he did retract the statement.
** Adam at one point also claimed that mammograms are a bad idea, as they cannot tell the difference between the aggressive and more benign cancers, and can result in painful, invasive and even harmful treatments being performed on the benign ones. He's half right here, it's true that mammograms can't tell the difference between types of cancers. However, it's standard procedure for a doctor to order a biopsy after detecting cancer so that they can figure out how to properly treat it or even if they need to do it.
4th Jun '18 12:16:08 AM MikeW
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* In the Creator/HarryHarrison novel ''Rebel in Time'', a racist U.S. colonel goes back in time to help the South win the Civil War. His plan is to instigate a rebellion armed with submachine guns and seize key Union command towns to help achieve an early victory. A black soldier follows him and in their final confrontation, asks why Wesley would do this when John Brown tried it and failed spectacularly. Wesley's dying words: "Who's John Brown?" Going over Wesley's possessions, the soldier discovers that Wesley (who barely passed his history classes in school) just happened to be going off the ''one'' book on [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-History-Civil-War-Ordeal/dp/0486297020 the Civil War]] that ''doesn't'' mention John Brown or his raid on Harper's Ferry.
2nd Jun '18 5:53:02 PM NightShade96
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* The fact that ''WesternAimation/TheEmojiMovie'' portrays {{Troll}}s as a form of malware instead of real people is the worst of the many research failures within the movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'''s many errors relating to technology have, along [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece with]] [[TotallyRadical other]] [[ProductPlacement reasons]], made it the target of [[SnarkBait mockery]], but these are some of the biggest failures:
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The fact that ''WesternAimation/TheEmojiMovie'' portrays phone would not have been [[InsistentTerminology deleted]], but given a factory reset.
** Most phones do not have "firewalls" in the traditional sense.
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{{Troll}}s aren't malware like viruses or Trojan Horses. They're actual people. You would think that Sony would know this after having to deal with them on films like ''Film/Ghostbusters2016''.
** A factory reset can be performed ''by the user, using the phone itself'', and it doesn't need to be taken to a repair shop for that to be done.
** An emoji has no code; it's an image (which is internally stored
as a Unicode character), therefore, it can't be reprogrammed. What ''can'' be reprogrammed is the code that puts the emojis in a text, but even then, it's already in the phone and there's no need to go to the cloud to change any code. In fact, the cloud wouldn't be housing ''any'' sort of code necessary for the use of emojis, as they already come pre-installed in phones as Unicode characters.
** Guessing random words until you get the correct password is not
a form of malware instead of real people is hacking. You’d think that Sony would know this after their [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Pictures_hack infamous hack]].
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the worst only charitable explanation for the infamous [[https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emoji-movie-criticized-tasteless-handmaids-tale-tweet-1024054 "The Emoji's Tale" tweet]], a parody of ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', is that they weren't familiar with the subject matter of the many research failures within the movie.series.
29th May '18 6:47:07 AM CashSloth
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* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'': During the America singularity, Helena sadly mentions that Medb's army had already destroyed the White House before the protagonist and Mash showed up. Except the singularity takes place in 1783 during a derailed American Revolutionary War. The White House wasn't built until over a decade after the war ended.

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* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'': During the America singularity, Helena sadly mentions that Medb's army had has already destroyed taken over the White House before the protagonist and Mash showed up. Except the singularity takes place in 1783 during a derailed American Revolutionary War. The White House wasn't built until over a decade after the war ended.
26th May '18 10:11:41 PM TheGreenHerring
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* The early Creator/{{Sierra}} game ''Time Zone'', an adventure through time and space, was among the earliest by Creator/RobertaWilliams, who claims in the game's manual that "History books aren't a lot of fun." This would explain, to give just two examples, why the game believes man discovered fire in 10,000 B.C., and thinks Catherine the Great (born 1729) was the wife of Peter the Great (died 1725).
26th May '18 10:49:34 AM rjd1922
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* The fact that ''WesternAimation/TheEmojiMovie'' portrays {{Troll}}s as a form of malware instead of real people is just one of the many many instances of this trope within the movie.

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* The fact that ''WesternAimation/TheEmojiMovie'' portrays {{Troll}}s as a form of malware instead of real people is just one the worst of the many many instances of this trope research failures within the movie.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' has Tiger, the vegetarian cat. Cats are obligate carnivores, unable to survive without meat proteins. (Though he ''does'' mention that he has a little fish now and then.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' has Tiger, the [[VegetarianCarnivore vegetarian cat.cat]]. Cats are obligate carnivores, unable to survive without meat proteins. (Though he ''does'' mention that he has a little fish now and then.)



** Hilariously, the one thing Meyer claimed to have researched, she clearly did not. She stated in an interview that the only research she did was to google "vampire" for when Bella did it, but if you do none of the things Bella mentions turn up. It seems unlikely that it was very different in 2004.



* At one point in the novel ''The Atlantis Gene'' by A. G. Riddle, the protagonists make it from Indonesia to Mongolia in under 3 hours. Their method of transport: an old run down single prop seaplane with little fuel that is barely able to fly. The problem: the slightest bit of research tells you those 2 locations are roughly 3,000 miles apart. Oops, guess that rickety thing managed to break the sound barrier.
* ''Literature/KingOfTheDinosaursTyrannosaurusRex'': Dinosaurs went extinct around 65 million years ago not 5 million years ago.

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* At one point in the novel ''The Atlantis Gene'' by A. G. Riddle, the protagonists make it from Indonesia to Mongolia in under 3 three hours. Their method of transport: an old run down single prop seaplane with little fuel that is barely able to fly. The problem: the slightest bit of research tells you those 2 two locations are roughly 3,000 miles apart. Oops, guess that rickety thing managed to break the sound barrier.
* ''Literature/KingOfTheDinosaursTyrannosaurusRex'': Dinosaurs went extinct around 65 million years ago ago, not 5 million years ago.
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