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13th Dec '17 8:26:35 AM ZarbiNerada
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* In ''VideoGame/UnfairMario'', this is part of the PlatformHell nature of the game; so many warnings mislead that the game sometimes tells the truth about a FakePlatform or [[SpikesOfDoom spike]] trap to make the player ''less'' suspicious of the platform.
20th Nov '17 6:43:24 PM RichardX1
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* Turns out, your own body might even be prone to this. A few years back, scientists conducted studies which supported the idea that excessively consuming artificial sweeteners will make your body less likely to respond to sweet tastes by producing insulin, which makes it all the more worse when you consume actual sugars.[[note]]Just to be clear, high-fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar, not an artificial sweetener, so that you don't misinterpret which side of the problem it falls on.[[/note]]
18th Nov '17 10:19:25 PM omega13a
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** Air traffic control in the San Diego area had an automated system that was supposed to prevent mid air collisions by sounding an alarm when there was two planes on a collision course. There was one problem with the system. It issued so many false alarms that air traffic controllers ignored it. Then on the morning of Sept. 25, 1978 the alarm went off warning that a PSA 727 was going to collide with a small Cessna. The controller on duty ignored the alarm only to discover to his horror [[[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_Flight_182 it was for real after the two planes collided]].
11th Nov '17 8:16:06 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "The Bunny Who Cried Lobster" from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'', Ruby tells Max the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, with Max cast a boy minding toy chicks against wolf attack, after he claims that his toy lobster somehow got out of the cupboard, swiped a piece of her upside-down cake, and went back into the cupboard. (Not that actually says as much directly, he just [[PokemonSpeak says "lobster"]] when she points out what happened to her cake.) As it turns out, it's a BrokenAesop from the beginning, as Max is telling the truth, as Ruby finds out when she concludes the story, summarizes the moral, and then watches the lobster do the exact same thing after she hears Max shout "Lobster!" again. Additionally, in Ruby's version of the story, the villagers actually tell the boy point-blank after the second time that they ''won't'' believe him if he calls out a third time, which means they're being actively ''stupid'', as they've now directly surrendered responsibility to someone they've admitted they won't come for when he calls.
31st Oct '17 11:10:48 AM DrOO7
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* When ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Kit Fisher is raped, Tad Martin flat-out states that she's lying, not just because he knows about her past as a con artist, but because she once made a FalseRapeAccusation against ''him'' when he threatened to expose her thieving ways.
29th Oct '17 12:28:17 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: Episode 2'', after an (offscreen) unending stream of false alarms due to crows, nobody takes seriously the first Combine assault on the White Forest base. [[RedShirt Several lives]] are lost for not reacting faster, and of course it's Gordon's job to fix things.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 2'', after an (offscreen) unending stream of false alarms due to crows, nobody takes seriously the first Combine assault on the White Forest base. [[RedShirt Several lives]] are lost for not reacting faster, and of course it's Gordon's job to fix things.
15th Oct '17 8:06:05 AM 64SuperNintendo
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14th Oct '17 11:40:33 PM NegiSpongie
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* The ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Lucy Cries Wolf" features Lucy wanting to test Ricky's reaction by pretending that the house has been broken into. When she makes the house look like it had been ransacked, Ethel, Fred, and Ricky all mourn Lucy's loss until a neighbor phones and tells that Lucy is sitting on the ledge of the window. Later when Lucy is pouting in the hallway and is really attacked by some crooks, Ricky and the Mertzes ignore her cries for help, thinking that she faking again. Even when Lucy comes through the door all tied up, they still don't believe her.
20th Sep '17 9:24:45 AM nighttrainfm
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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' the Janitor plots to get J.D., who is living in a tent on his half-acre. The Janitor calls the police from a nearby payphone for several days, reporting a wolf. When the police arrive and ask J.D., there is no wolf. The plan culminates in the Janitor releasing an actual wolf in JD's tent, only to have the wolf turn on Janitor instead.
** Played fairly straight in an episode where the Janitor claims to have been a world class hurdler in his younger days. J.D., who had been victimized by the Janitor's compulsive lying for years, finally cries foul and tells him that the hurdling bit is a bridge too far. J.D. finds out later that the Janitor was actually telling the truth this time.

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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' does this a lot, usually involving [[AlmightyJanitor the Janitor plots to get Janitor]]:
** One episode involves him planning an elaborate prank on
J.D., who is living in a tent on his half-acre. The Janitor calls the police from a nearby payphone for several days, reporting a wolf. When the police arrive and ask J.D., there is no wolf. The plan culminates in the Janitor releasing an actual wolf in JD's tent, only to have the wolf turn on Janitor instead.
** Played fairly straight in an episode where the Janitor claims to have been a world class world-class hurdler in his younger days. J.D., who had been victimized by the Janitor's [[MultipleChoicePast compulsive lying lying]] for years, finally cries foul and tells him that the hurdling bit is a bridge too far. J.D. finds out later that the Janitor was actually telling the truth this time.
4th Sep '17 5:23:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' has the story "The Girl Who Cried Monster", about a girl who constantly pulls monster pranks. Eventually, she finds out that the librarian is a monster, but nobody believes her. Of course, this aesop is a bit undermined by [[FantasticAesop the inherent nature of it]] -- people ''may'' believe you if you say there's a wolf in town, but a bug-eyed monster? [[CassandraTruth Unlikely]]. It turns out that [[spoiler: Her parents - as well as her and her brother - are actually monsters, which she didn't know at the time and they had been acting like they didn't believe her when they were planning to eat the librarian.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' has the story "The Girl Who Cried Monster", about a girl who constantly pulls monster pranks. Eventually, she finds out that the librarian is a monster, but nobody believes her. Of course, this aesop is a bit undermined by [[FantasticAesop the inherent nature of it]] -- people ''may'' believe you if you say there's a wolf in town, but a bug-eyed monster? [[CassandraTruth Unlikely]].Unlikely in any case]]. It turns out that [[spoiler: Her parents - as well as her and her brother - are actually monsters, which she didn't know at the time and they had been acting like they didn't believe her when they were planning to eat the librarian.]]
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