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4th Feb '16 12:23:51 AM Longshadow
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* Censored for those who don't like discussing sexual things: Glory Holes. [[spoiler:For men to stick their penises in, and "hopefully" receive some sort of "sexual gratification".]]

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* Censored for those who don't like discussing sexual things: Glory Holes. [[spoiler:For For men to stick their penises in, and "hopefully" hopefully receive some sort of "sexual gratification".]]sexual gratification.
14th Jan '16 12:52:18 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', Memnon tests his sorceress with a combination of this and RussianRoulette. Four snakes are put in six large pots and the table spun to confuse which is empty. She's then instructed to use her {{seer}} powers to pick the right pots. After getting it right the first couple times, she gets tired of the game and drags out one of the snakes, which obeys her rather than biting her.

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* In ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', Memnon tests his sorceress with a combination of this and RussianRoulette. Four snakes are put in six large pots and the table spun to confuse which is empty. She's then instructed to use her {{seer}} powers to pick the right pots. After getting it right the first couple times, time, she gets tired of the game and drags out one of the snakes, which obeys her rather than biting her.



* The garbage disposal version is double subverted in ''100 Feet'', where Creator/FamkeJanssen's character is being haunted by the ghost of her abusive husband. The suspenseful moments she spends fumbling around the drain pass without incident. She retrieves the item safely and removes her hand from the sink, but as she's turning away, the disposal comes back on and a ghostly hand reaches out of the drain and pulls her hand back in.

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* The garbage disposal version is double subverted in ''100 Feet'', ''Film/OneHundredFeet'', where Creator/FamkeJanssen's character is being haunted by the ghost of her abusive husband. The suspenseful moments she spends fumbling around the drain pass without incident. She retrieves the item safely and removes her hand from the sink, but as she's turning away, the disposal comes back on and a ghostly hand reaches out of the drain and pulls her hand back in.
15th Oct '15 7:03:48 PM StClair
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* This is one way to catch a monkey. Put something that the monkey wants, like a piece of fruit, into a hole in a tree where the hole is just the size of the monkey's hand. The monkey reaches in and grabs it but then it's fist is too big to pull out of the hole. Then you run up and grab the monkey before the monkey realizes that it has to let go in order to run away.
** This also works on Racoons, and any other animal with vaguely thumb-like appendages and a love for food or shiny things.
** Also, a climbing technique called "hand jamming" involves sticking your fist into a small hole, and clenching it, much like the monkey, but specifically so that it can't be pulled out. Done right, it can save you a lot of energy that would otherwise be expended in holding yourself against the wall. Done badly, it could rip most of the skin off your hand.

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* This is one way to catch a monkey. Put something that the monkey wants, like a piece of fruit, into a hole in a tree where the hole is just the size of the monkey's hand. The monkey reaches in and grabs it but then it's its fist is too big to pull out of the hole. Then you run up and grab the monkey before the monkey realizes that it has to let go in order to run away.
** This also works on Racoons, raccoons, and any other animal with vaguely thumb-like appendages and a love for food or shiny things.
things. (Some of whom end up having to be taken to the ER by their frat brothers.)
** Also, a climbing technique called "hand jamming" involves sticking your fist into a small hole, and clenching it, much like the monkey, but specifically so that it can't be pulled out. Done right, it can save you a lot of energy that would otherwise be expended in holding yourself against the wall. Done badly, ''badly'', it could rip most of the skin off your hand.
21st Sep '15 6:40:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NorseMythology'', Tyr puts his hand in Fenrisulfr's mouth to prove that the Norse Gods are sincere about their promise to let the Wolf go if they manage to hold him in their bondage games. They weren't, which is why Tyr is depicted with only one hand. It differs in that Tyr knew ''exactly'' what was going to happen to him and so it can be considered a HeroicSacrifice; Tyr not only had strong feelings in the matter (having raised Fenris from a pup), but also the fact that as the God of War, his hand is pretty important to him.

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* In ''NorseMythology'', ''Myth/NorseMythology'', Tyr puts his hand in Fenrisulfr's mouth to prove that the Norse Gods are sincere about their promise to let the Wolf go if they manage to hold him in their bondage games. They weren't, which is why Tyr is depicted with only one hand. It differs in that Tyr knew ''exactly'' what was going to happen to him and so it can be considered a HeroicSacrifice; Tyr not only had strong feelings in the matter (having raised Fenris from a pup), but also the fact that as the God of War, his hand is pretty important to him.
4th Sep '15 2:33:52 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, one of the portions of Seto Kaiba's sadistic "Death-T" course has a contraption with a hand-hole for each of the four characters running the course, each marked with some two-digit binary code (how Kaiba knew to use four holes when he was after Yugi specifically is anyone's guess). The contraption turns out to be a miniature guillotine ready to cut off their hands at the wrist if they don't press the button in the right hole before it drops. [[spoiler: The proper hole is the one that Anzu puts her hand in, marked "11". The only clue is a sign marked "bllood". Yugi realizes at the last second that it's spelled wrong, and is a clue that it is made up of binary symbols (10,11,00,01). The misspelling is a clue as to the right button.]]
* In ''Anime/MacrossII'', Hibiki re-enacts the belowmentioned ''Roman Holiday'' scene with Ishtar (it is even implied to be the same carving, ''La Bocca della Verità'').

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* In the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, one manga:
** Yami Yugi challenged a corrupt store owner to a Shadow Game where they fill a shoe with coins and a scorpion, then take turns sticking their hands in to fish coins out and avoid getting stung. Whoever got the most coins wins. After a few turns, the store owner got fed up with it and stabbed the shoe with a knife, then stuck his hand in, gloating that now he can get all the coins. However, he missed the scorpion and it stung him, sending him to the hospital.
** One
of the portions of Seto Kaiba's sadistic "Death-T" course has a contraption with a hand-hole for each of the four characters running the course, each marked with some two-digit binary code (how Kaiba knew to use four holes when he was after Yugi specifically is anyone's guess). The contraption turns out to be a miniature guillotine ready to cut off their hands at the wrist if they don't press the button in the right hole before it drops. [[spoiler: The proper hole is the one that Anzu puts her hand in, marked "11". The only clue is a sign marked "bllood". Yugi realizes at the last second that it's spelled wrong, and is a clue that it is made up of binary symbols (10,11,00,01). The misspelling is a clue as to the right button.]]
* In ''Anime/MacrossII'', Hibiki re-enacts the belowmentioned below mentioned ''Roman Holiday'' scene with Ishtar (it is even implied to be the same carving, ''La Bocca della Verità'').



* In ''NorseMythology'', Tyr puts his hand in Fenrisulfr's mouth to prove that the Norse Gods are sincere about their promise to let the Wolf go if they manage to hold him in their bondage games. They weren't, which is why Tyr is depicted with only one hand.It differs in that Tyr knew ''exactly'' what was going to happen to him and so it can be considered a HeroicSacrifice; Tyr not only had strong feelings in the matter (having raised Fenris from a pup), but also the fact that as the God of War, his hand is pretty important to him.

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* In ''NorseMythology'', Tyr puts his hand in Fenrisulfr's mouth to prove that the Norse Gods are sincere about their promise to let the Wolf go if they manage to hold him in their bondage games. They weren't, which is why Tyr is depicted with only one hand. It differs in that Tyr knew ''exactly'' what was going to happen to him and so it can be considered a HeroicSacrifice; Tyr not only had strong feelings in the matter (having raised Fenris from a pup), but also the fact that as the God of War, his hand is pretty important to him.
16th Jul '15 7:21:20 AM SteveMB
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', adventure "The Underground Menace". A farmhouse has a hole in the wall: if a character reaches into it to grab the book inside, he's bitten by black widow spiders and could die[[note]]While a single bite is painful but not all that dangerous to a healthy adult, ''multiple'' bites could easily be lethal.[[/note]].

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', adventure "The Underground Menace". A farmhouse has a hole in the wall: if a character reaches into it to grab the book inside, he's bitten by black widow spiders and could die[[note]]While a single black widow bite is painful but not all that dangerous to a healthy adult, ''multiple'' bites could easily be lethal.[[/note]].lethal[[/note]].
14th Jul '15 2:59:15 AM erforce
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* In an infamous scene from the made-for-TV ''Film/TheAmityvilleHorror 4: The Evil Escapes'', Amanda has her garbage disposal jam on her while doing the dishes. The teenage son of the electrician shows up instead of the electrician that another lady called to deal with the problems of the house, and when he sees her reaching in there to clear out the jam, he tells her that she should have taped the thing off. She does so, but then [[TooDumbToLive he reaches down there himself]]. Due to the house's problems being due to an evil possessed lamp (no, really), you can pretty much guess what happens...

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* In an infamous scene from the made-for-TV ''Film/TheAmityvilleHorror 4: The Evil Escapes'', ''Film/AmityvilleTheEvilEscapes'', Amanda has her garbage disposal jam on her while doing the dishes. The teenage son of the electrician shows up instead of the electrician that another lady called to deal with the problems of the house, and when he sees her reaching in there to clear out the jam, he tells her that she should have taped the thing off. She does so, but then [[TooDumbToLive he reaches down there himself]]. Due to the house's problems being due to an evil possessed lamp (no, really), you can pretty much guess what happens...
26th Jun '15 11:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded in ''Film/NationalTreasure 2''. Gates sticks his hand in a hole to uncover a treasure, and then starts screaming bloody murder. Nothing happened, it was just a lever.

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* Lampshaded in ''Film/NationalTreasure 2''.''Film/NationalTreasure2BookOfSecrets''. Gates sticks his hand in a hole to uncover a treasure, and then starts screaming bloody murder. Nothing happened, it was just a lever.



* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Revenge of the Mummy]]'' roller coaster at Ride/UniversalStudios in Orlando has a conspicuous hole in one part of the queue line with an image of the key to the Book of the Dead inside. Reaching a hand inside causes a puff of air to blast your hand and makes the lights flicker and dim.

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* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Revenge of the Mummy]]'' ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'' roller coaster at Ride/UniversalStudios in Orlando has a conspicuous hole in one part of the queue line with an image of the key to the Book of the Dead inside. Reaching a hand inside causes a puff of air to blast your hand and makes the lights flicker and dim.
17th May '15 1:48:38 AM erforce
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* If you are in a ''Film/{{Saw}}'' movie, and you see an invitingly hand-sized hole, it is probably a ''really bad idea'' to do the obvious. To be fair, if you're in a ''Film/{{Saw}}'' movie, no matter what you do, you're going to die a horribly bloody death. It just depends on what gets damaged first. You could die from blood loss from the aforementioned "sticking you hand into a hole", you could die from having YourHeadAsplode because that door you just opened was rigged to a shotgun, or you could die from inhaling toxic gas that was pumped into the room because you didn't kill your friend/close relative fast enough.

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* If you are in a ''Film/{{Saw}}'' ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movie, and you see an invitingly hand-sized hole, it is probably a ''really bad idea'' to do the obvious. To be fair, if you're in a ''Film/{{Saw}}'' ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movie, no matter what you do, you're going to die a horribly bloody death. It just depends on what gets damaged first. You could die from blood loss from the aforementioned "sticking you hand into a hole", you could die from having YourHeadAsplode because that door you just opened was rigged to a shotgun, or you could die from inhaling toxic gas that was pumped into the room because you didn't kill your friend/close relative fast enough.
25th Apr '15 7:38:21 PM SteveMB
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', adventure "The Underground Menace". A farmhouse has a hole in the wall: if a character reaches into it to grab the book inside, he's bitten by black widow spiders and could die. ''Multiple'' black widow spider bites might be lethal even to a healthy adult.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', adventure "The Underground Menace". A farmhouse has a hole in the wall: if a character reaches into it to grab the book inside, he's bitten by black widow spiders and could die. ''Multiple'' black widow spider bites might be lethal even die[[note]]While a single bite is painful but not all that dangerous to a healthy adult.adult, ''multiple'' bites could easily be lethal.[[/note]].
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