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8th Jan '16 3:57:06 PM jormis29
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* A variation from ''TotallySpies'' where when the "lava" in a volcano doesn't seem to be as hot as it should be, Sam reaches down and tastes some, revealing it as marinara sauce. * A variation appeared in ''TheAmazingSpiez''. The kids are investigating the cocooning of various scientists/important people and while on-site, Marc takes the liberty of performing this trope on the yellow substance used on the victim. His siblings are [[{{Squick}} understandably disgusted]] and somewhat baffled but Marc is quick to inform them it's just honey. Now why the SmartGuy of the team in both this and the above example took the liberty of doing this is [[FridgeLogic unclear]].
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* A variation from ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' where when the "lava" in a volcano doesn't seem to be as hot as it should be, Sam reaches down and tastes some, revealing it as marinara sauce. * A variation appeared in ''TheAmazingSpiez''.''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez''. The kids are investigating the cocooning of various scientists/important people and while on-site, Marc takes the liberty of performing this trope on the yellow substance used on the victim. His siblings are [[{{Squick}} understandably disgusted]] and somewhat baffled but Marc is quick to inform them it's just honey. Now why the SmartGuy of the team in both this and the above example took the liberty of doing this is [[FridgeLogic unclear]].
7th Nov '15 3:12:04 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* A twist in Series/{{Bones}}. When a street sweeper mulches up the body of the episode, one of the drivers assumes he's being pranked and tastes the "fake" blood to try to determine its contents. [[{{Squick}} His partner vomits.]]
11th Sep '15 4:51:57 PM samanato
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The mysterious white powder (almost) never, ever, ever turns out to be a deadly poison that kills our hero outright, despite the fact that he's found something, doesn't know what it is, and is stupid enough to put it directly in his mouth. Even if it isn't poison, the amount that of powder the hero tastes could very easily be far more than his system could handle.
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The mysterious white powder (almost) never, ever, ever turns out to be a deadly poison or corrosive chemical that kills or maims our hero outright, despite the fact that he's found something, doesn't know what it is, and is stupid enough to put it directly in his mouth. Even if it isn't poison, the amount that of powder the hero tastes could very easily be far more than his system could handle.

* Doctors and alchemists in older times often examined stuff by taste and smell -- they didn't have much choice, as most of the more sophisticated methods didn't exist yet. This is probably one reason why people who dabbled in alchemy tended to get rather strange later in their lives. (Traditional alchemy is absolutely fascinated with mercury, and mercury fumes aren't good for the brain.)
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* Doctors and alchemists in older times often examined stuff by taste and smell -- they didn't have much choice, as most of the more sophisticated methods didn't exist yet. This is probably one reason why people who dabbled in alchemy tended to get rather strange later in their lives. (Traditional Traditional alchemy is absolutely fascinated with mercury, and mercury whose fumes aren't are highly toxic and not good for the brain.)

* A group of DarwinAwards almost-winners were stationed in Russia when they discovered a barrel of white powder in storage, [[http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2004-16.html which turned out to be thallium]].
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* A group of DarwinAwards almost-winners were stationed in Russia when they discovered a barrel of white powder in storage, [[http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2004-16.html which turned out to be thallium]].thallium, one of the most toxic of all elements]].
22nd Aug '15 10:41:10 PM MagwitchOo
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* At least one nineteenth century scientist insisted upon tasting every substance he discovered, though it was known, even then, to be very dangerous. He was found dead surrounded by dozens of substances, and with no way of knowing which did him in. Another discovered a compound which was absurdly sweet, incredibly tasty. He threw a party in which all the guests joined him in taking shots of he stuff. They were all dead by morning.
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* At least one nineteenth century scientist insisted upon tasting every substance he discovered, though it was known, even then, to be very dangerous. He was found dead surrounded by dozens of substances, and with no way of knowing which did him in. Another discovered a compound which was absurdly sweet, incredibly tasty. He threw a party in which all the guests joined him in taking shots of he the stuff. They were all dead by morning.
20th Jul '15 1:17:00 PM Chabal2
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* A group of DarwinAwards almost-winners were stationed in Russia when they discovered a barrel of white powder in storage, [[http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2004-16.html which turned out to be thallium]].
16th Jun '15 1:20:12 PM angelothewizard
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* The titular hero of ''Literature/Eragon'' tries this with a mysterious canteen he finds while tracking the Ra'Zac. [[Fingore It ends up eating through a few layers of skin,]] though Brom commends him for having the good sense not to try and drink it.
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* The titular hero of ''Literature/Eragon'' Eragon tries this with a mysterious canteen he finds while tracking the Ra'Zac. [[Fingore It ends up eating through a few layers of skin,]] skin, though Brom commends him for having the good sense not to try and drink it.
16th Jun '15 1:19:27 PM angelothewizard
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* The titular hero of ''Literature/Eragon'' tries this with a mysterious canteen he finds while tracking the Ra'Zac. [[Fingore It ends up eating through a few layers of skin,]] though Brom commends him for having the good sense not to try and drink it.
16th May '15 8:18:05 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Parodied in ''GravityFalls'', when Mabel samples the strange substance coating just about everything in an abandoned convenience store.
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* Parodied in ''GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', when Mabel samples the strange substance coating just about everything in an abandoned convenience store.
5th May '15 11:00:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Actually PlayedForDrama in ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' -- this is how Mr. Gower realizes that he has accidentally put cyanide in some capsules meant for a sick child. (Which wouldn't have happened if twelve-year-old George Bailey hadn't alerted him to it.)
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* Actually PlayedForDrama in ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' -- this is how Mr. Gower realizes that he has accidentally put cyanide in some capsules meant for a sick child. (Which wouldn't have happened if twelve-year-old George Bailey hadn't alerted him to it.)

* Mitchell does it in ''{{Mitchell}}'', when he finds the plastic bags of powder in the old lady's luggage. He coats the tips of two fingers in an absurd amount of the stuff, tastes it, and declares that it's chalk.
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* Mitchell does it in ''{{Mitchell}}'', ''Film/{{Mitchell}}'', when he finds the plastic bags of powder in the old lady's luggage. He coats the tips of two fingers in an absurd amount of the stuff, tastes it, and declares that it's chalk.
5th May '15 9:39:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints 2: All Saints Day'':
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* Spoofed in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints 2: All Saints Day'':''Film/TheBoondockSaintsIIAllSaintsDay'':
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