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19th Jan '17 12:34:53 AM tigerstar
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* In the fan comic ''Twilight's First Day'', a periodic table on the wall of Twilight Sparkle's science classroom has certain elements highlighted in [[CallForward colors associated with Twilight's friends in the series premiere]]. Put them together in the order the friends in question highlighted their connection to one of the Elements of Harmony (Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash) and you get Hydrogen-Argon-Molybdenum-Nitrogen-Yttrium, which abbreviates to [=HArMoNY=]: [[{{Pun}} the Elements of Harmony]].

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* In the fan comic ''Twilight's First Day'', ''Webcomic/TwilightsFirstDay'', a periodic table on the wall of Twilight Sparkle's science classroom has certain elements highlighted in [[CallForward colors associated with Twilight's friends in the series premiere]]. Put them together in the order the friends in question highlighted their connection to one of the Elements of Harmony (Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash) and you get Hydrogen-Argon-Molybdenum-Nitrogen-Yttrium, which abbreviates to [=HArMoNY=]: [[{{Pun}} the Elements of Harmony]].
14th Jan '17 12:45:49 PM LordGravy
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* Believe it or not, the trope KarmaHoudini is a genius bonus itself! It was named after the American magician, Harry Houdini (1874-1926), who is known especially for quickly escaping even the most impossible [[BuffySpeak trap devices.]]

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* Believe it or not, the trope KarmaHoudini KarmaHoudini, along with its sister trope IdiotHoudini, is a genius bonus itself! It was named after the American magician, Harry Houdini (1874-1926), who is known especially for quickly escaping even the most impossible [[BuffySpeak trap devices.]]
14th Jan '17 12:43:00 PM LordGravy
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* Believe it or not, the trope KarmaHoudini is a genius bonus itself! It was named after the American magician, Harry Houdini (1874-1926), who is known especially for quickly escaping even the most impossible [[BuffySpeak trap devices.]]
6th Jan '17 8:27:34 AM DrFraud
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* In Jeconais' Harry Potter fanfic ''Happily Ever After'', a knowledge of psychology will let the reader suspect the main plot twist well ahead of its reveal in-story. [[spoiler:No reputable or competent psychologist would give a diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder for a ''six-year-old child''. The diagnostic criteria specifically requires that the patient be at least 18 years of age to be diagnosed, as several of the possible symptoms are not atypical behavior for small children and are only alarming if they persist unchanged through adolescence and into adulthood. Of course, Gabrielle's psychologist is actually the BigBad and misleading her parents for his own Svengali-esque agenda, which is exactly why he did it.]]

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* In Jeconais' Harry Potter fanfic ''Happily Ever After'', a knowledge of psychology will let the reader suspect the main plot twist well ahead of its reveal in-story. [[spoiler:No reputable or competent psychologist would give a diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder for a ''six-year-old child''. The diagnostic criteria specifically requires that the patient be at least 18 years of age to be diagnosed, as several of the possible symptoms are not atypical behavior for small children and are only alarming if they persist unchanged through adolescence and into adulthood. Of course, Gabrielle's psychologist is actually the BigBad and misleading her parents for his own Svengali-esque agenda, which is exactly why he did it.]]]] In addition, the ''Quibbler'' building's elevator uses [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_number Catalan numbers]].
31st Dec '16 9:44:47 AM BaronPraxis
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*** Tying into this, the legion that serves Tzeentch, the Thousand Sons, have an Egyptian motif.
29th Dec '16 9:30:04 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty'', Abe "Grampa" Simpson says, "Back in my day, we didn't ''have'' flippers!" It sounds like another characteristic absurd thing he vaguely recalls but was distorted by his deteriorating memory. However, ''The Simpsons Pinball Party'' was released in 2003, and the first machine with flippers, ''Humpty Dumpty'', was released in 1949, 54 years earlier, meaning pinball flippers really ''didn't'' exist when he was young.
19th Nov '16 6:17:13 PM Kid
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** Towards the end of ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', Cleopatra swears by "Ammon and Helios", Helios being the Greek god of the sun. Cleopatra and her family were Greek and worshipped Greek gods.
12th Nov '16 12:21:40 PM FordPrefect
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* The ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' ride at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] features a scene in the queue area where you see skeletons of pirates playing chess. The average person would think nothing of the way it's arranged, but apparently, Imagineer Marc Davis set up the pieces specifically so that it would result in a neverending game- justifying why the pirates were playing up to their deaths!

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* The ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' ride at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] features a scene in the queue area where you see skeletons of pirates playing chess. The average person would think nothing of the way it's arranged, but apparently, Imagineer Marc Davis set up the pieces specifically so that it would result in a neverending game- justifying why the pirates were playing up to their deaths!deaths! (Though [[http://www.thefloridaproject.com/blog/pirates-of-the-caribbean-chess-stalemate-rumor/ apparently]] they didn't get it quite right.)
12th Nov '16 12:19:35 PM FordPrefect
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* The ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' ride at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] features a scene in the queue area where you see skeletons of pirates playing chess. The average person would think nothing of the way its arranged, but apparently, Imagineer Marc Davis set up the pieces specifically so that it would result in a neverending game- justifying why the pirates were playing up to their deaths!

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* The ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' ride at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] features a scene in the queue area where you see skeletons of pirates playing chess. The average person would think nothing of the way its it's arranged, but apparently, Imagineer Marc Davis set up the pieces specifically so that it would result in a neverending game- justifying why the pirates were playing up to their deaths!
12th Nov '16 12:19:08 PM FordPrefect
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* In the ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' epsiode "Stage Fright", the action centers around the "Taft-Hartley Theater" where a SchoolPlay is to be held. In professional acting circles (including radio), being "Taft-Hartleyed" refers to [[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood a non-union actor being allowed to take ''one'' role in a union-signatory production without joining SAG-AFTRA]] (incidentally, being Taft-Hartleyed is often the first step to joining said union). Incidentally, ''Adventures in Odyssey'' is a union production.

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* In the ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' epsiode "Stage Fright", the action centers around the "Taft-Hartley Theater" where a SchoolPlay is to be held. In professional acting circles (including radio), being "Taft-Hartleyed" refers to [[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood a non-union actor actor]] being allowed to take ''one'' role in a union-signatory production without joining SAG-AFTRA]] SAG-AFTRA (incidentally, being Taft-Hartleyed is often the first step to joining said union). Incidentally, ''Adventures in Odyssey'' is a union production.
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