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23rd Mar '16 9:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the UK, the pumped storage facility at Dinorwig is used to boost the amount of electricity available in the national Grid for sudden or brief surges (most power plants require at least half an hour lag. Dinorwig can go from 0 to full power in 75 seconds) The official tour of the facility states that they regularly schedule going on for the commercial break in popular soap ''CoronationStreet'' when [[SpotOfTea millions of electric kettles across the country are switched on.]] They pick over all the TV schedules to find the day's high-demand points.

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* In the UK, the pumped storage facility at Dinorwig is used to boost the amount of electricity available in the national Grid for sudden or brief surges (most power plants require at least half an hour lag. Dinorwig can go from 0 to full power in 75 seconds) The official tour of the facility states that they regularly schedule going on for the commercial break in popular soap ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' when [[SpotOfTea millions of electric kettles across the country are switched on.]] They pick over all the TV schedules to find the day's high-demand points.
27th Nov '14 7:36:37 AM CynicalBastardo
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This may be on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope with the rise of on-demand tv and digital recording services, meaning you can watch these at your leisure later and skip the ad breaks.
27th Nov '14 7:34:42 AM CynicalBastardo
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** ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].
27th Nov '14 7:32:26 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].
14th Apr '14 4:55:43 AM LongLiveHumour
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*** In the fan made "Apocalypse Challenge" for ''TheSims 2'', the exact same gimmick is used to explain the basis of the challenge.

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*** In the fan made "Apocalypse Challenge" for ''TheSims ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', the exact same gimmick is used to explain the basis of the challenge.
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