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6th Dec '17 6:00:10 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/MarvelGenerations,'' Comicbook/TheMightyThor goes to ancient Egypt and fights ComicBook/Apocalypse; after his victory, he took the nose of their ridiculous lion-man as a trophy.
11th Nov '17 10:27:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', the original visual novel version has soldiers from Hinamizawa being responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo_Bridge_Incident Marco Polo Bridge Incident]]. [[spoiler:It was the first outbreak of the HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome.]]



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', mentions of violent insurrections in Amestris across the centuries include the Wellesley Incident of 1811. No hint of what it is, but depending on how alternate the show's world is, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Wellington Arthur Wellesley]] may have been involved.

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In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', mentions of violent insurrections in Amestris across the centuries include the Wellesley Incident of 1811. No hint of what it is, but depending on how alternate the show's world is, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Wellington Arthur Wellesley]] may have been involved.



* In Northumbrian's Harry Potter fanfic ''Research and Development'', which is set in 2000, George and Ron invent a magical cell phone, inspired by Hermione's new Muggle cell phone. Their first prototype turns out to be quite similar to Hermione's phone, but Ginny thinks it's impractical, so Ron and George try to improve it. Their fifth prototype looks like a pocket mirror and is "about two-and-a-half inches wide, four-and-a-half long and no more than one-third of an inch thick". The mirror is "set into this solid block of wood". The corners are "smoothly rounded". You operate the phone by touching the mirror. Hermione complains that it doesn't look like cell phone because it lacks buttons and it is "too thin, too long and too wide". Ginny says that "perhaps in ten years Muggle phones will look like this".

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* In Northumbrian's Harry Potter ''Harry Potter'' fanfic ''Research and Development'', which is set in 2000, George and Ron invent a magical cell phone, inspired by Hermione's new Muggle cell phone. Their first prototype turns out to be quite similar to Hermione's phone, but Ginny thinks it's impractical, so Ron and George try to improve it. Their fifth prototype looks like a pocket mirror and is "about two-and-a-half inches wide, four-and-a-half long and no more than one-third of an inch thick". The mirror is "set into this solid block of wood". The corners are "smoothly rounded". You operate the phone by touching the mirror. Hermione complains that it doesn't look like cell phone because it lacks buttons and it is "too thin, too long and too wide". Ginny says that "perhaps in ten years Muggle phones will look like this".


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has soldiers from Hinamizawa being responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo_Bridge_Incident Marco Polo Bridge Incident]]. [[spoiler:It was the first outbreak of the HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome.]]
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28th Oct '17 11:24:50 PM jaymiechan
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* UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan's return to basketball? [[Film/SpaceJam Because he helped rescue the]] Franchise/LooneyTunes.
4th Oct '17 8:13:11 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Stick tells [[Series/Daredevil2015 Matt Murdock]], Series/JessicaJones2015, Series/LukeCage2016, and [[Series/IronFist2017 Danny Rand]] that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eruption_of_Mount_Vesuvius_in_79 Pompeii]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster Chernobyl]], events the history books like to call "catastrophes", were just cover-ups for the Hand's activities.



** The Fourth Doctor explains how he helped Newton discover gravity:

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** The Fourth Doctor explains how he helped Isaac Newton discover gravity:
18th Sep '17 4:59:34 PM Psyclone
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*** In fact, [=MGS3=] is ''rife'' with instances of this, including Snake being the first to perform a HALO jump (which ''was'' actually first performed in 1964), as well as Snake finding an [=XM16E1=] and making suggestions for how it would be a better rifle, echoing complaints from soldiers in Vietnam who made the same suggestions that were ultimately incorporated into the rifle's design.

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*** In fact, [=MGS3=] is ''rife'' with instances of this, including Snake being performing the world's first to perform a HALO jump (which ''was'' actually first performed in 1964), 1964 in real life), as well as Snake finding an [=XM16E1=] and making suggestions for how it would be a better rifle, echoing complaints from soldiers in Vietnam who made the same suggestions that were ultimately incorporated into the rifle's design.
23rd Aug '17 1:14:27 AM PaulA
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20th Aug '17 2:24:15 AM Rorosilky5
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* ''Film/SpaceJam'''s evil aliens don't steal Michael Jordan's talent at basketball because he had temporarily retired from basketball at the time and was playing baseball instead. At the end of the movie, Michael Jordan goes back to playing professional basketball as a result of playing basketball with the LooneyTunes.

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* ''Film/SpaceJam'''s evil aliens don't steal Michael Jordan's talent at basketball because he had temporarily retired from basketball at the time and was playing baseball instead. At the end of the movie, Michael Jordan goes back to playing professional basketball as a result of playing basketball with the LooneyTunes.WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes.
17th Aug '17 7:24:57 PM TitaniumDragon
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* ''Film/SpaceJam'''s evil aliens don't steal Michael Jordan's talent at basketball because he had temporarily retired from basketball at the time and was playing baseball instead. At the end of the movie, Michael Jordan goes back to playing professional basketball as a result of playing basketball with the LooneyTunes.
29th Jun '17 2:02:29 PM Psyclone
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** In ''Rogue'', the ''Assassins'' of all people are responsible for both the 1751 Port-Au-Prince and the 1755 Lisbon earthquakes, thanks to their negligent explorations of First Civilization sitessetting off devastating mechanisms contained inside. The latter earthquake in particular, triggered by the protagonist Shay, proves to be such a DespairEventHorizon for him that he defects to the Templars. In real life, the sudden nature of and the massive loss of life caused by the Lisbon earthquake had a profound effect on philosophy as a whole, in particular massively Liebniz's famous stipulation that "we live in the best of all possible worlds".
16th Jun '17 9:41:26 AM JackG
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** One of those poems (Sonnet 130, a satire of the flowery love sonnets prevalent in his era) has Shakespeare complaining of his Dark Lady's reeking breath. Turns out his own is nothing to boast about when Martha turns down an offer of romance from Shakespeare because his breath stinks.

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** *** One of those poems (Sonnet 130, a satire of the flowery love sonnets prevalent in his era) has Shakespeare complaining of his Dark Lady's reeking breath. Turns out his own is nothing to boast about when Martha turns down an offer of romance from Shakespeare because his breath stinks.
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