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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.
16th Jun '17 9:41:09 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.
23rd May '17 3:24:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''TheSquiresTales'' has Geoffrey of Monmouth as a scholar at Myth/KingArthur's court.

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* ''TheSquiresTales'' ''Literature/TheSquiresTales'' has Geoffrey of Monmouth as a scholar at Myth/KingArthur's court.
21st May '17 2:33:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' loves these. Expect to hear at least two per episode. Usually in a one-line throw away gag, or even just items sitting innocently on shelves in the background.

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' loves these. Expect to hear at least two per episode. Usually in a one-line throw away gag, or even just items sitting innocently on shelves in the background.
5th May '17 5:52:59 PM MrGuy
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* The Bakumatsu chapter of ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' sees the ninja Oboro-maru set out to stop a man named Ode Iou from throwing Japan into war by infiltrating his castle, rescuing a man he has prisoner, and killing him. The man turns out to be [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma Ryoma Sakamoto]], and you have the option of joining him at the end of the chapter. If you choose to, Oboro-maru becomes Sakamoto's bodyguard, and is seen stopping an assassination attempt. In real life, Ryoma Sakamoto was assassinated.

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* The Bakumatsu chapter of ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' sees the ninja Oboro-maru set out to stop a man named Ode Iou from throwing Japan into war by infiltrating his castle, rescuing a man he has prisoner, and killing him. The man turns out to be [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ryōma Ryoma Sakamoto]], and you have the option of joining him at the end of the chapter. If you choose to, Oboro-maru becomes Sakamoto's bodyguard, and is seen stopping an assassination attempt. In real life, Ryoma Sakamoto was assassinated.
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