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17th Sep '17 6:05:42 AM JackG
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--->I flipped a coin to decide, and of course won since I had palmed the coin before the toss. It was going to be action.

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--->I -->I flipped a coin to decide, and of course won since I had palmed the coin before the toss. It was going to be action.



* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shan and Thorvald are trapped in mists, with no sense of direction. They have an artifact rather like a bone coin, which has shown strange powers before, and decide to flip it as they have really no other alternative--heads this way, tails that way.\\
It flies off through the air, and they chase it instead.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shan and Thorvald are trapped in mists, with no sense of direction. They have an artifact rather like a bone coin, which has shown strange powers before, and decide to flip it as they have really no other alternative--heads this way, tails that way.\\
It flies off through the air, and they chase it instead.
13th Sep '17 3:04:35 AM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': When Stumpy and [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] get into an argument, Stumpy pulls out a coin so they can toss it and see who wins. He then says "Heads I win, tails you lose." He wins, obviously, and Pretty tries to attack him.
1st Jul '17 3:43:08 PM nombretomado
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Flipping coins to decide on an action has been a practice that, according to TheOtherWiki, dates at least back to Ancient Rome. In fiction, it usually happens in the following situations:

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Flipping coins to decide on an action has been a practice that, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, dates at least back to Ancient Rome. In fiction, it usually happens in the following situations:
4th Jun '17 5:52:21 PM jormis29
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* Babe, in ''Film/NoManOfHerOWn'', always flips a coin to make a decision that he can't decide on. He mentions that he never goes back on a coin either.

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* Babe, in ''Film/NoManOfHerOWn'', ''Film/{{No Man of Her Own|1932}}'', always flips a coin to make a decision that he can't decide on. He mentions that he never goes back on a coin either.
27th May '17 6:35:48 AM JackG
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* In the first Soldiers of Barrabas novel, Billy Two walks in on Alex Nanos [[InterruptedIntimacy while he's having sex]] and announces he's going to re-enlist with the Marine Corps. Alex starts to argue, and eventually they decide to settle the matter with a coin toss. Unfortunately they don't have a coin as they're both naked, so they decide to flip the woman Alex was having sex with ('boobs or butt' instead of 'heads or tails'). She is not amused.

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* In the first [[HeroesRUs Soldiers of Barrabas novel, novel]], Billy Two walks in on Alex Nanos [[InterruptedIntimacy while he's having sex]] and announces he's going to re-enlist with the Marine Corps. Alex starts to argue, and eventually they decide to settle the matter with a coin toss. Unfortunately they don't have a coin as they're both naked, so they decide to flip the woman Alex was having sex with ('boobs or butt' instead of 'heads or tails'). She is not amused.




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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. At the end of "Thin Ice", Nardole gets annoyed at the Doctor for nicking off to have another adventure in time and space instead of staying on Earth like he promised. The Doctor promises to stay if Nardole wins a coin toss. However earlier in the episode he got the secret of winning a coin toss out of a conman who was using this trick, so Nardole loses.
4th May '17 3:41:59 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Babe, in ''Film/NoManOfHerOWn'', always flips a coin to make a decision that he can't decide on. He mentions that he never goes back on a coin either.
15th Apr '17 12:43:28 PM nombretomado
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rhea]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName Snaketail]] in SlightlyDamned. She flips a coin to decide if she will help [[ApologizesALot Kieri]], but lies about the outcome and [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/03/03182007/ decides to help anyway.]]

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rhea]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName Snaketail]] in SlightlyDamned.''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned''. She flips a coin to decide if she will help [[ApologizesALot Kieri]], but lies about the outcome and [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/03/03182007/ decides to help anyway.]]
22nd Mar '17 9:21:06 AM TheRazgar
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* Parodied in the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'' where [[ActorAllusion a character played the same actor]] who played Guino is ''Scarface'' asks a fellow gangster (who is flipping a nickel) "Where did you pick up THAT cheap trick?"

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* Parodied in the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'' where [[ActorAllusion a character played by the same actor]] who played Guino is ''Scarface'' in ''Film/{{Scarface 1932}}'' asks a fellow gangster (who is flipping a nickel) "Where did you pick up THAT cheap trick?"
10th Mar '17 9:31:46 AM CosmicFerret
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* [[EuropeanChampionship Euro 1968.]] Italy, against the Soviet Union, won by this after none having scored in the semi-final match. It was the first and only time that this method was used.

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* [[EuropeanChampionship [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 1968.]] Italy, against the Soviet Union, won by this after none having scored in the semi-final match. It was the first and only time that this method was used.
7th Mar '17 5:08:05 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' cartoon "Devil In Her Heart" had Ringo losing his way to the picnic grounds and approaches a fork in the road. He flips a coin to decide which route to take, and the coin sprouts vampire wings (he and George are in Transylvania) and flies away.



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