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20th Jun '16 7:46:37 AM Duffan
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* A minor example: in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2", Peridot spends much of the episode trying to understand why [[spoiler: Garnet]] enjoys being fused all the time. She ultimately figures it out when it's put in the terms of her favorite Earth TV show:
--> [[spoiler:'''Garnet''']]: I'm Percy and Pierre.
--> Peridot: ...oooooh!!!



* A minor example: in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2", Peridot spends much of the episode trying to understand why [[spoiler: Garnet]] enjoys being fused all the time. She ultimately figures it out when it's put in the terms of her favorite Earth TV show:
--> [[spoiler:'''Garnet''']]: I'm Percy and Pierre.
--> Peridot: ...oooooh!!!
4th Jun '16 6:39:27 PM gewunomox
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* In ''Film/TellNoOne'', Alexandre has received a mysterious e-mail from [[spoiler: someone claiming to be his dead wife, Margot]], who's left him a username and password to answer another e-mail that's being sent later. Alexandre can't access the account no matter how he tries, much to his frustration. That night, he's out walking the dog when he hears "[[{{U2}} With or Without You]]" playing, and realizes what the username and password are really *supposed* to be, allowing him to go to an Internet cafe and access the account.

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* In ''Film/TellNoOne'', Alexandre has received a mysterious e-mail from [[spoiler: someone claiming to be his dead wife, Margot]], who's left him a username and password to answer another e-mail that's being sent later. Alexandre can't access the account no matter how he tries, much to his frustration. That night, he's out walking the dog when he hears "[[{{U2}} "[[Music/{{U2}} With or Without You]]" playing, and realizes what the username and password are really *supposed* to be, allowing him to go to an Internet cafe and access the account.
12th May '16 11:18:59 AM Omar_PhD
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** They actually got the idea from Rosalind Franklin's research. Not so much a Eureka Moment as it was intellectual theft.
7th Apr '16 5:12:24 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** And the toilet and the bed aren't the only times when people are in this state of mind. There are others, like going to the fridge, and such is the inspiration for our very own [[TropesOfLegend trope titles]] FridgeLogic and FridgeBrilliance. The idea is that when you're realizing how [[FridgeBrilliance insightful]] something really is, or how [[FridgeLogic it doesn't make quite as much sense as it should]], either way it often comes in a Eureka Moment a few hours or minutes after the fact.

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** And the toilet and the bed aren't the only times when people are in this state of mind. There are others, like going to the fridge, fridge for a snack, and such is the inspiration for our very own [[TropesOfLegend trope titles]] FridgeLogic and FridgeBrilliance. The idea is that when you're realizing how [[FridgeBrilliance insightful]] something really is, or how [[FridgeLogic it doesn't make quite as much sense as it should]], either way it often comes in a Eureka Moment a few hours or minutes after the fact.
7th Apr '16 5:11:31 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** And the toilet and the bed aren't the only times when people are in this state of mind. There are others, like going to the fridge, and such is the inspiration for our very own [[TropesOfLegend trope titles]] FridgeLogic and FridgeBrilliance. The idea is that when you're realizing how [[FridgeBrilliance insightful]] something really is, or how [[FridgeLogic it doesn't make quite as much sense as it should]], either way it often comes in a Eureka Moment a few hours or minutes after the fact.
3rd Apr '16 10:12:01 PM bobwolf
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': When Judy learns the truth about the Night-Howlers.
-->[[spoiler: "Night-Howlers aren't wolves. They're flowers. The flowers are making the predators go savage. That's what I've been missing!"]]
3rd Apr '16 12:00:48 AM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', when Ray lies that he has a great Christmas present ready for Debra, which he got the idea for on a trip they took to Manhattan a while back when she shouted "Oh my god!". On his brother's advice he gets her a First Edition copy of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', then has to blunder his way through an explanation of what she shouted "Oh my god" at in Manhattan that caused him to think of the book.

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* Inverted in ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', when Ray lies that he has a great Christmas present ready for Debra, which he got the idea for on a trip they took to Manhattan a while back when she shouted "Oh my god!". On his brother's advice he gets her a First Edition copy of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', then has to blunder his way through an explanation of what she shouted "Oh my god" at in Manhattan that caused him to think of the book.
31st Mar '16 1:01:53 PM GoldenKeyblade
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* A minor example: in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2", Peridot spends much of the episode trying to understand why [[spoiler: Garnet]] enjoys being fused all the time. She ultimately figures it out when it's put in the terms of her favorite Earth TV show:
--> [[spoiler:'''Garnet''']]: I'm Percy and Pierre.
--> Peridot: ...oooooh!!!
20th Mar '16 7:17:52 PM dotchan
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* The word "Eureka" originates from [[OlderThanFeudalism ancient Greek]], meaning "I have found it!" Archimedes was consulted to figure out how to tell whether a crown that the king had commissioned was made from the pure gold he had supplied to the jeweler, or whether the jeweler had substituted silver for gold to make a crown the same weight. But Archimedes couldn't damage the crown in any way to do so, and as the crown was souch an odd shape, he was unable to math it out. When Archimedes took a bath, some of the bathwater overflowed the edge of the tub, prompting him to realize that an object displaces its equal volume in water. Jumping out of the water, Archimedes shouted "Eureka!" and ran to report this discovery to the king. {{Naked|PeopleAreFunny}}. The subject of volume displacement in physics is, fittingly enough, known as "Archimedes' Law" because of this.

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* The word "Eureka" originates from [[OlderThanFeudalism ancient Greek]], meaning "I have found it!" Archimedes was consulted to figure out how to tell whether a crown that the king had commissioned was made from the pure gold he had supplied to the jeweler, or whether the jeweler had substituted silver for gold to make a crown the same weight. But Archimedes couldn't damage the crown in any way to do so, and as the crown was souch such an odd shape, he was unable to math it out. When Archimedes took a bath, some of the bathwater overflowed the edge of the tub, prompting him to realize that an object displaces its equal volume in water. Jumping out of the water, Archimedes shouted "Eureka!" and ran to report this discovery to the king. {{Naked|PeopleAreFunny}}. The subject of volume displacement in physics is, fittingly enough, known as "Archimedes' Law" because of this. (A Ted Talk presents an alternate theory that the project was building a massive ship, as "crown" and "keel" sound similar in Greek. [[http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-real-story-behind-archimedes-eureka-armand-d-angour See the video.]])
19th Mar '16 4:02:13 AM Hossmeister
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