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7th Sep '17 10:38:47 AM TheDocCC
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* In some musical circles, it's considered a rite of passage for hand drummers (bongos, congas, and similar) to piss blood at the end of a long night of playing. In fact, they've been playing so long that they've broken down the muscles in their hands from the damage, and they're pissing muscle tissue.

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* In some musical circles, it's considered a rite of passage for hand drummers (bongos, congas, and similar) to piss blood at the end of a long night of playing. In fact, they've been playing so long that they've broken down the muscles in their hands from the damage, and they're pissing out proteins that are leaking out of damaged muscle tissue.cells. The name for this condition is rhabdomyolysis, and it is common in marathons and other endurance events. Let [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhabdomyolysis The Other Wiki]] explain.
** Word of advice: don't do this if you like having functional kidneys.
7th Sep '17 5:29:42 AM TheDocCC
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* "Humans are capable of using only one-third of their muscles" - OK, it's time to stop parroting this myth and not substitute urban legend for science. An untrained person taps about 65% of their absolute maximum strength, which is defined as the absolute maximal power their muscles can generate. A trained weightlifter accesses about 80% in training. Trained athletes in extreme competition hit about 90%. So while it true that people are stronger than they think, this does not include "super-human" feats. For example, in most of those stories about lifting a car, a person performs a feat that exceeds their normal capacities (but not by a huge amount) and usually with the help of leverage, wheels, and so on. In one case, a guy who lifted a Camaro normally lifts over 600 lbs anyway, and he did not lift the Camaro off the ground, but just pulled it off a biker. Still an impressive, diesel-ass feat, but not inhuman. [[https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-fear-superhuman/ Scientific American explains here]].

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* "Humans are capable of using only one-third of their muscles" - OK, it's time to stop parroting this myth and not substitute urban legend for science. An untrained person taps about 65% of their absolute maximum strength, which is defined as the absolute maximal power their muscles can generate. A trained weightlifter accesses about 80% in training. Trained athletes in extreme competition hit about 90%. So while it true that people are stronger than they think, this does not include "super-human" feats. For example, in most of those stories about lifting a car, a person performs a feat that exceeds their normal capacities (but not by a huge amount) and usually with the help of leverage, wheels, and so on. In one case, a guy who lifted was celebrated for lifting a Camaro normally lifts over 600 off a biker has deadlifted 700 pounds lbs anyway, and he did not lift the Camaro off the ground, but just pulled it off a biker. Still an impressive, diesel-ass feat, but not inhuman. [[https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-fear-superhuman/ Scientific American explains here]].
7th Sep '17 5:27:52 AM TheDocCC
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* Humans are capable of using only one-third of their muscles' potential strength (even when hyped up on steroids) due to a biological block. [[UninhibitedMusclePower Only a few people have gone past this with even fewer reaching full potential]]. Every one of those situations was [[GodzillaThreshold a life or death situation]], when special hormones such as adrenaline are able to allow us to override the block, hence how people refer to this reaction as "fight-or-flight". The reason why this DefenceMechanismSuperpower can only remain as a defence mechanism is because the stress reaction deprives other systems of energy, like for example digestion (hence BringMyBrownPants) and the immune system (hence why chronically stressed people are more likely to get sick), and also because any amount of exertion above the one-third limit causes our muscles (and even tendons) to tear themselves from the bone, rip themselves apart, or even start to '''liquefy.''' Of course, the severity of the damage depends on the intensity of the stressor, how far beyond the limits one goes, and for how long.

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* Humans "Humans are capable of using only one-third of their muscles' potential strength (even when hyped up on steroids) due muscles" - OK, it's time to a biological block. [[UninhibitedMusclePower Only a few people have gone past stop parroting this with even fewer reaching full potential]]. Every one myth and not substitute urban legend for science. An untrained person taps about 65% of those situations was [[GodzillaThreshold a life or death situation]], when special hormones such their absolute maximum strength, which is defined as adrenaline are able to allow us to override the block, hence how people refer to this reaction as "fight-or-flight". The reason why this DefenceMechanismSuperpower absolute maximal power their muscles can only remain as a defence mechanism is because the stress reaction deprives other systems of energy, like for example digestion (hence BringMyBrownPants) and the immune system (hence why chronically stressed generate. A trained weightlifter accesses about 80% in training. Trained athletes in extreme competition hit about 90%. So while it true that people are more likely to get sick), stronger than they think, this does not include "super-human" feats. For example, in most of those stories about lifting a car, a person performs a feat that exceeds their normal capacities (but not by a huge amount) and also because any amount of exertion above usually with the one-third limit causes our muscles (and even tendons) to tear themselves from help of leverage, wheels, and so on. In one case, a guy who lifted a Camaro normally lifts over 600 lbs anyway, and he did not lift the bone, rip themselves apart, or even start to '''liquefy.''' Of course, Camaro off the severity of the damage depends on the intensity of the stressor, how far beyond the limits one goes, and for how long.ground, but just pulled it off a biker. Still an impressive, diesel-ass feat, but not inhuman. [[https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-fear-superhuman/ Scientific American explains here]].
11th Aug '17 8:28:45 PM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': [=McQueen=]'s crash counts as this since seconds before his tire blows out, you can hear him breathing heavily while he's struggling to catch up to Storm.
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': [=McQueen=]'s crash counts as this since seconds before his tire blows out, you can hear him breathing heavily while he's struggling to catch up to Storm.
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11th Aug '17 8:28:10 PM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': [=McQueen=]'s crash counts as this since seconds before his tire blows out, you can hear him breathing heavily while he's struggling to catch up to Storm.
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4th Jul '17 8:19:08 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight'', Ikki's Itto Shura technique can boost his strength and speed to superhuman levels, but if he uses it for too long or more than once a day, it severely overstrains his body and causes bleeding.
28th Jun '17 3:48:30 PM Eily
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* In the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series, the first sign of overdoing magic is dropping dead with your brain dried out. This is the main reason why magic isn't more common as a hobby.
17th Jun '17 5:53:59 PM nombretomado
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Named after a warning signal on Microsoft {{Xbox 360}} consoles.[[note]]They normally have a green four-part ring when they power on; when one gets the red ring instead, it usually means that the system can no longer physically function. The red ring generally doesn't appear until it's too late to do anything about it, at which point it's usually time for a new console. Originally there were 4 red ring codes in total, three red lights being the classic RROD and indicating the dreaded hardware failure (stemming from a bad soldering job on the motherboard). One red light indicates another kind of hardware failure, and two red lights mean the console is overheating. Four red lights (the only actual *ring*) is known as the Fake-out Red Ring and appears when the console is turned on without plugging the AV cables into the TV. But that just confused people and led to a lot of unnecessary returns, so in later models the red ring always means something has GoneHorriblyWrong.[[/note]]

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Named after a warning signal on Microsoft {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} consoles.[[note]]They normally have a green four-part ring when they power on; when one gets the red ring instead, it usually means that the system can no longer physically function. The red ring generally doesn't appear until it's too late to do anything about it, at which point it's usually time for a new console. Originally there were 4 red ring codes in total, three red lights being the classic RROD and indicating the dreaded hardware failure (stemming from a bad soldering job on the motherboard). One red light indicates another kind of hardware failure, and two red lights mean the console is overheating. Four red lights (the only actual *ring*) is known as the Fake-out Red Ring and appears when the console is turned on without plugging the AV cables into the TV. But that just confused people and led to a lot of unnecessary returns, so in later models the red ring always means something has GoneHorriblyWrong.[[/note]]



* An almost literal example happened during the shutdown of the original UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} Live. Because the servers couldn't be closed until everyone disconnected, a flurry of players continuously stayed home playing their favorite games online one last time until their consoles crashed from overuse, nearly a full month after the servers were planned to be shut down.

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* An almost literal example happened during the shutdown of the original UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} Live.UsefulNotes/{{Xbox Live|Arcade}}. Because the servers couldn't be closed until everyone disconnected, a flurry of players continuously stayed home playing their favorite games online one last time until their consoles crashed from overuse, nearly a full month after the servers were planned to be shut down.
1st Jun '17 2:41:37 PM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ishida and [[spoiler: Ichigo]] get one of these when they voluntarily engage in acts that they know will end up destroying their powers forever (they both eventually get them back).

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Ishida and [[spoiler: Ichigo]] get one of these when they voluntarily engage in acts that they know will end up destroying their powers forever (they both eventually get them back).



** In Accelerator uses the magical grimoire lambskin to [[spoiler: heal a sick Last Order who was slowly dying due to the strain of the summoning of Aiwass]]. Since he is an esper, using magic caused his body to essentially start self-destructing.

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** In Accelerator uses the magical grimoire lambskin to [[spoiler: heal a sick Last Order who was slowly dying due to the strain of the summoning of Aiwass]]. Since he is an esper, using magic caused his body to essentially start self-destructing.



* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei's Boosted Gear doubles his strength every ten seconds while it is activated. While this makes him ''very'' strong the longer the fight goes, the more his strength is multiplied, the greater the stress on his body and he will eventually run out of energy if the fight goes on too long. His training regimens focus on building up his endurance and toughness so he can handle the power boosts. Although this could happen in theory, it's [[DefiedTrope defied]] in practice. [[EmpathicWeapon Ddraig]] refuses to give his host any destructive feedback and ceases to function instead (normally followed by Issei getting the tar beat out of him conventionally).

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Issei's Boosted Gear doubles his strength every ten seconds while it is activated. While this makes him ''very'' strong the longer the fight goes, the more his strength is multiplied, the greater the stress on his body and he will eventually run out of energy if the fight goes on too long. His training regimens focus on building up his endurance and toughness so he can handle the power boosts. Although this could happen in theory, it's [[DefiedTrope defied]] in practice. [[EmpathicWeapon Ddraig]] refuses to give his host any destructive feedback and ceases to function instead (normally followed by Issei getting the tar beat out of him conventionally).
31st May '17 12:01:30 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', Kip damages himself so badly trying to set up the homing beacon on Pluto that it takes the Vegans (folks from Vega, not folks that eschew animal-based products) months to rebuild his body.
** In ''TheLongWatch'', Ezra Dahlquist, a young nuclear weapons officer, foils a military coup by disassembling the nuclear weapons and smashing the warheads. In doing so [[spoiler:he suffers a lethal dose of radiation. He is given a lead casket and a Geiger counter [[TearJerker "that never was quiet]]."]]

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein:
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In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', Kip damages himself so badly trying to set up the homing beacon on Pluto that it takes the Vegans (folks from Vega, not folks that eschew animal-based products) months to rebuild his body.
** In ''TheLongWatch'', ''Literature/TheLongWatch'', Ezra Dahlquist, a young nuclear weapons officer, foils a military coup by disassembling the nuclear weapons and smashing the warheads. In doing so [[spoiler:he suffers a lethal dose of radiation. He is given a lead casket and a Geiger counter [[TearJerker "that never was quiet]].quiet."]]



* Phillip in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' suffers something of the sort in the last arc, [[spoiler: since he's actually a mass of data that, in the previous arc, was infused into Wakana. After being forcefully extracted, he begins an irreversible defragmentation/disappearing process that would hasten to its end the next time he becomes Double. They use this overflow of emotion and data to its advantage to effectively defeat the Utopia dopant. Cue TearJerker farewell.]]

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* Phillip in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' suffers something of the sort in the last arc, [[spoiler: since he's actually a mass of data that, in the previous arc, was infused into Wakana. After being forcefully extracted, he begins an irreversible defragmentation/disappearing process that would hasten to its end the next time he becomes Double. They use this overflow of emotion and data to its advantage to effectively defeat the Utopia dopant. Cue TearJerker farewell.]]



* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles'': Done in a particularly slow and [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] fashion in the second game. TheHero, Leonard, finds himself gradually weakened by the use of the titular [[HumongousMecha White Knight.]] Eventually, it gets so bad that [[spoiler: he collapses in the middle of a major battle and needs to be carried back to Balandor. The next time he's seen, he's in bed, grunting from the sheer pain caused by his Heroic RROD.]] After that, he's either shown unconscious, ''intensely'' struggling with his condition, or laying around, too weak to move and completely out of it. [[spoiler: [[SeriousBusiness We're not kidding!]] He's gone for about a fourth of the game!]]

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* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles'': Done in a particularly slow and [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] heart-wrenching fashion in the second game. TheHero, Leonard, finds himself gradually weakened by the use of the titular [[HumongousMecha White Knight.]] Eventually, it gets so bad that [[spoiler: he collapses in the middle of a major battle and needs to be carried back to Balandor. The next time he's seen, he's in bed, grunting from the sheer pain caused by his Heroic RROD.]] After that, he's either shown unconscious, ''intensely'' struggling with his condition, or laying around, too weak to move and completely out of it. [[spoiler: [[SeriousBusiness We're not kidding!]] He's gone for about a fourth of the game!]]
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