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26th Sep '16 6:35:16 AM Vilui
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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. For example, the official state map of Michigan in the late 1970's included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu fake towns of Beatosu and Goblu]] in [[TheRival Ohio]][[note]]"Beatosu" = "Beat [[SpellMyNameWithAThe (The)]] Ohio State University", "Goblu" = "Go Blue", one of the chants of the University of Micigan[[/note]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.

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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. For example, the official state map of Michigan in the late 1970's 1970s included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu fake towns of Beatosu and Goblu]] in [[TheRival Ohio]][[note]]"Beatosu" = "Beat [[SpellMyNameWithAThe (The)]] Ohio State University", "Goblu" = "Go Blue", one of the chants of the University of Micigan[[/note]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.
2nd Sep '16 7:33:18 AM megarockman
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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. For example, the official state map of Michigan in the late 1970's included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu fake towns of Beatosu and Goblu]] in [[TheRival Ohio]][[note]]"Beatosu" = "Beat [[SpellMyNameWithAThe (The)]] Ohio State University, "Goblu" = "Go Blue", one of the chants of the University of Micigan[[/note]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.

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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. For example, the official state map of Michigan in the late 1970's included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu fake towns of Beatosu and Goblu]] in [[TheRival Ohio]][[note]]"Beatosu" = "Beat [[SpellMyNameWithAThe (The)]] Ohio State University, University", "Goblu" = "Go Blue", one of the chants of the University of Micigan[[/note]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.
2nd Sep '16 7:32:37 AM megarockman
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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. For example, the official state map of Michigan included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu fake towns of Beatosu and Goblu]] in [[TheRival Ohio]][[note]]"Beatosu" = "Beat [[SpellMyNameWithAThe (The)]] Ohio State University, "Goblu" = "Go Blue", one of the chants of the University of Micigan[[/note]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.

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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. For example, the official state map of Michigan in the late 1970's included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu fake towns of Beatosu and Goblu]] in [[TheRival Ohio]][[note]]"Beatosu" = "Beat [[SpellMyNameWithAThe (The)]] Ohio State University, "Goblu" = "Go Blue", one of the chants of the University of Micigan[[/note]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.
2nd Sep '16 7:32:15 AM megarockman
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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu Here's an example that doubled as a]] TakeThat from [[TheRival Michigan to Ohio]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.

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** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. For example, the official state map of Michigan included the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu Here's an example that doubled as a]] TakeThat from fake towns of Beatosu and Goblu]] in [[TheRival Michigan to Ohio]].Ohio]][[note]]"Beatosu" = "Beat [[SpellMyNameWithAThe (The)]] Ohio State University, "Goblu" = "Go Blue", one of the chants of the University of Micigan[[/note]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.
2nd Sep '16 7:27:36 AM megarockman
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* Cartographers have always had to worry about others plagiarizing and reselling their maps - the problem being that it's very difficult to legally prove if someone copies their work. [[http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/4513-Times-Change-No-More-Fake-Streets-in-Rand-McNally-Maps.html There used to be]] a clever solution - the mapmakers would deliberately add a fake street in a nondescript area of the map. That way, if another map had the same fake street, it would give the original mapmaker solid proof of copyright infringement.
** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.

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* Cartographers have always had to worry about others plagiarizing and reselling their maps - the problem being that it's very difficult to legally prove if someone copies their work. [[http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/4513-Times-Change-No-More-Fake-Streets-in-Rand-McNally-Maps.html There used to be]] a clever solution - the mapmakers would deliberately add a fake street in a nondescript area of the map. That way, if another map had the same fake street, it would give the original mapmaker solid proof of copyright infringement.
infringement. (The practice has fallen out of use since a US federal court has ruled such "false facts" as ineligible for copyright protection.)
** There were also "paper towns", an entire fictional community that would appear on a larger map. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatosu_and_Goblu Here's an example that doubled as a]] TakeThat from [[TheRival Michigan to Ohio]]. This strategy sometimes backfired when people would move to the area and Defictionalize the paper town.
27th Aug '16 1:11:38 AM MsChibi
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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because it was (in North America) reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.

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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because it was [[SmallReferencePools (in North America) America)]] reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.


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* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/561984?view_adult=true ''Autophobia'']], after getting burned in the explosion, Mello calls one of these numbers, deluding himself into thinking that the automated response is his [[spoiler: imaginary]] boyfriend, Matt.
10th Aug '16 8:22:49 PM Willbyr
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* In ''InitialD Fourth Stage'', the URL of the racing team Project D is "[=http://project.d=]". ".d" is not a valid real-life top-level domain.

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* In ''InitialD ''Manga/InitialD Fourth Stage'', the URL of the racing team Project D is "[=http://project.d=]". ".d" is not a valid real-life top-level domain.
7th Aug '16 1:16:44 PM falcon2484
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--> Prank-call artists The Jerky Boys occasionally gave their targets a 555 callback number (or, at least, the calls recorded on their albums were edited to make it sound like they did).

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--> * Prank-call artists The Jerky Boys occasionally gave their targets a 555 callback number (or, at least, the calls recorded on their albums were edited to make it sound like they did).
7th Aug '16 1:15:30 PM falcon2484
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--> Prank-call artists The Jerky Boys occasionally gave their targets a 555 callback number (or, at least, the calls recorded on their albums were edited to make it sound like they did).
30th Jul '16 2:08:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** If someone were to try calling today however, you'll find that the number connects [[spoiler: to a phone sex line instead.]]
*** When you consider [[spoiler: her secret in [[WhoCensoredRogerRabbit the book]]]], this becomes HilariousInHindsight.
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