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23rd Jan '16 12:08:26 AM TSBasilisk
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Warlords of Draenor'' the Arakkoa outcasts passed down the blades and mask of their revered leader, Terokk. To hide them from their persecutors, the relics were used to decorate plainly visible effigies as they would be dismissed as too obvious. The quest is even titled "Hidden in Plain Sight".
21st Jan '16 2:48:38 PM patoezequiel
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* Lots of different species of plants and animals camouflage with their surroundings to hide, so they can catch unsuspicious preys or to avoid predators. * Black holes can do this too. They are only recognisable when there are light sources (or any electromagnetic waves' sources for the matter) close or beneath them, but in areas with little to no sources of light or when the black holes are comparatively small, they can be unnoticed.
4th Jan '16 2:49:07 PM StFan
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[[folder:Fanfiction]][[folder:Comic Strips]] * This nearly happened to ComicStrip/DickTracy, when he was paralyzed, lightly covered in wax and left to starve to death on display in the middle of his own wax museum exhibit. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Works]]

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* In ''Film/OceansThirteen'', François Toulour (AKA the Night Fox) knows Linus Caldwell and [[spoiler:his dad]] will show up on the roof of the "Bank" and has hidden by standing near an elaborately-painted wall and wearing a jumpsuit that matches the wall design. Somehow, they don't notice that his head is still visible. [[spoiler:That was all part of the plan]].
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* In ''Film/OceansThirteen'', François Toulour (AKA (a.k.a. the Night Fox) knows Linus Caldwell and [[spoiler:his dad]] will show up on the roof of the "Bank" and has hidden by standing near an elaborately-painted wall and wearing a jumpsuit that matches the wall design. Somehow, they don't notice that his head is still visible. [[spoiler:That was all part of the plan]].

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * This nearly happened to ComicStrip/DickTracy, when he was paralyzed, lightly covered in wax and left to starve to death on display in the middle of his own wax museum exhibit. [[/folder]] [[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * This nearly happened to ComicStrip/DickTracy, when he was paralyzed, lightly covered in wax and left to starve to death on display in the middle of his own wax museum exhibit. [[/folder]] [[folder: Tabletop Games ]][[folder:Tabletop Games]]

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[[folder: WebComic]][[folder:Web Animation]] * The second season of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' ends in this way -- [[spoiler:the Centurion, popping up time and again across the two seasons, is none other than Rogal Dorn beneath that helmet]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Web Comics]]

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* The second season of ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' ends in this way - [[spoiler:the Centurion, popping up time and again across the two seasons, is none other than Rogal Dorn beneath that helmet]].

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16th Dec '15 5:17:17 PM CaptEquinox
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** Ariel Jardell in ''Literature/ArielBlock'' invokes this as her rationale for keeping her SecretDiary in an ordinary spiral notebook with her school stuff.
16th Dec '15 1:56:50 PM Kakai
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* The second season of ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' ends in this way - [[spoiler:the Centurion, popping up time and again across the two seasons, is none other than Rogal Dorn beneath that helmet]].
26th Nov '15 12:16:00 PM __Vano
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There was and still is a rather chilling RealLife version [[CrapsaccharineWorld in dictatorships]]: an object of the size of a military base or town which ''is not shown at all on a map''. Something [[UpToEleven even more secret, or closed, or shameful]] than good old {{Area 51}}, because not just what happens ''inside'' is secret, but the mere existence of the place [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial is denied]], or ridiculed, or handwaved as some silly legend. In dictatorial political systems, it's far easier to hide something that way, because people are so accustomed to never asking questions and never wandering away from their path they would ignore the ElephantInTheLivingRoom.
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There was and still is a rather chilling RealLife version [[CrapsaccharineWorld in dictatorships]]: an object of the size of a military base or town which ''is not shown at all on a map''. Something [[UpToEleven even more secret, or closed, or shameful]] than good old {{Area 51}}, because not just what happens ''inside'' is secret, but the mere existence of the place [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial is denied]], or ridiculed, or handwaved as some silly legend. In dictatorial political systems, it's far easier to hide something that way, because people are so accustomed to [[HeKnowsTooMuch never asking questions questions]] and [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade never wandering away from their path path]] they would ignore the ElephantInTheLivingRoom.
19th Nov '15 5:12:15 PM Scorntex
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender:'' Happens with surprising frequency. ** Zuko and Iroh spend much of season 2 wandering through the Earth Kingdom appearing to all the world like ordinary refugees, even when they get to Ba Sing Se, which Iroh once laid siege to for over six hundred days. ** In Book 3, the Gaang hide in the Fire Nation by disguising themselves as ordinary citizens. Nobody notices the Gaang's different nationalities, or their differing eye-colours. ** And in "The Beach", none of the Fire Nation teens peg that the two moody teenagers they're talking to are members of the royal family, one of whom helped end a hundred year long war a few weeks before. Azula is actually puzzled and intrigued by this one.
13th Nov '15 10:35:34 PM foxley
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* The Creator/IsaacAsimov Black Widowers short story "The Cross of Lorraine" hinges on discovering where a Cross of Lorraine appears in everyday life without anyone noticing. It turns out it's [[spoiler:part of the Exxon company logo]]. ** The Black Widowers story "Quicker Than the Eye" had a spy somehow pass a small object to his contact at a restaurant without being seen by the counterspies carefully watching for just such a transfer. [[spoiler:The object was roughly the size and shape of a coin, and no one thought anything of the spy tipping the doorman as he left]].
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* The Creator/IsaacAsimov Black Widowers ''Literature/BlackWidowers'' short story "The Cross of Lorraine" hinges on discovering where a Cross of Lorraine appears in everyday life without anyone noticing. It turns out it's [[spoiler:part of the Exxon company logo]]. ** The Black Widowers ''Literature/BlackWidowers'' story "Quicker Than the Eye" had a spy somehow pass a small object to his contact at a restaurant without being seen by the counterspies carefully watching for just such a transfer. [[spoiler:The object was roughly the size and shape of a coin, and no one thought anything of the spy tipping the doorman as he left]].
7th Nov '15 2:21:06 PM bwburke94
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* Creator/ImprovEverywhere [[http://improveverywhere.com/2006/04/23/best-buy/ had a skit]] where they sent 80 people into Best Buy wearing [[strike:the Best Buy uniform]] khaki pants and blue polo shirts. To film the event, they inserted their own memory cards into the store's demo cameras and started recording. Additionally, one of the few photographers to not get caught was the one [[FailedASpotCheck holding her camera in her hands.]]
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* Creator/ImprovEverywhere [[http://improveverywhere.com/2006/04/23/best-buy/ had a skit]] where they sent 80 people into Best Buy wearing [[strike:the Best Buy uniform]] khaki pants and blue polo shirts.shirts, imitating the Best Buy uniform. To film the event, they inserted their own memory cards into the store's demo cameras and started recording. Additionally, one of the few photographers to not get caught was the one [[FailedASpotCheck holding her camera in her hands.]]

* An anonymous individual on {{Reddit}} came up with the following trick: Can't remember your work computer's password without writing it down, but don't want some passer-by with nefarious intentions to get up to mischief with your login details while you're out of the room? Use part of an address, a telephone number or something similarly innocuous and write it down on a Post-It note.
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* An anonymous individual on {{Reddit}} Website/{{Reddit}} came up with the following trick: Can't remember your work computer's password without writing it down, but don't want some passer-by with nefarious intentions to get up to mischief with your login details while you're out of the room? Use part of an address, a telephone number or something similarly innocuous and write it down on a Post-It note.
7th Nov '15 2:18:53 PM bwburke94
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