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16th Jun '17 12:59:29 PM Kalaong
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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame}}!'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".

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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame}}!'', ''Anime/{{Blame}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".
16th Jun '17 12:59:02 PM Kalaong
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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame!}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".

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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame!}}'', ''Anime/{{Blame}}!'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".
16th Jun '17 12:58:48 PM Kalaong
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* In the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".

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* In the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', ''Anime/{{Blame!}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".
16th Jun '17 12:56:27 PM Kalaong
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* Invoked in the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', where early on, Killi provided a settlement with a concentrated bar the size of a "king size" candy bar. Upon adding water, it expanded to the size of a coffee table and was more than enough to sate dozens of people.

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* Invoked in In the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', where early on, Killi provided Killy is invited into a settlement with a concentrated bar the size that is running out of a "king size" food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar. Upon adding water, it expanded to the size bar + 20 gallons of a coffee table and was more than enough to sate dozens water = 8 cubic feet of people.spongy "food".
21st May '17 1:46:24 PM sarysa
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* Invoked in the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', where early on, Killi provided a settlement with a concentrated bar the size of a "king size" candy bar. Upon adding water, it expanded to the size of a coffee table and was more than enough to sate dozens of people.
26th Apr '17 4:40:30 AM Andyroid
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** The episode "House of Next Thursday" features a dehydrated bed. Then Stimpy pees on it...

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** The episode "House of Next Thursday" Tuesday" features a dehydrated bed. Then Stimpy pees on it...



-->Head for the hills, folks, or you'll be up to your armpits in Martians!

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-->Head -->Run for the hills, folks, or you'll be up to your armpits in Martians!



* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode where Spongebob and Patrick are invited to Sandy's Treedome, they forget to keep hydrated and shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode where ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Tee at the Treedome", Spongebob and Patrick are invited to Sandy's Treedome, they forget to keep hydrated and shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them.



** In one episode, a device allows for the ''re-dehydration'' of one particularly unredeemable experiment.
* Parodied in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' when [[TooDumbToLive Fry]] choked on a dehydrated tent by eating it in pill form and drinking some water.
** A pool is filled with ''Dehydrated Water'' (Dead leaves and chlorine included). Just throw a cup of water and the pool fills up!

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** In one episode, a device allows for the ''re-dehydration'' of one particularly unredeemable irredeemable experiment.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''
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Parodied in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' when [[TooDumbToLive Fry]] choked chokes on a dehydrated tent by eating it in pill form and drinking some water.
** A swimming pool in "Crimes of the Hot" is filled with ''Dehydrated Water'' (Dead leaves and chlorine included). Just throw a cup of water and the pool fills up!



* [[spoiler:After returning from a trip to outer space, having apparently not aged in that time]], [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko and Heffer]] are getting used to what is, from their perspective, the future. Heffer loves it.

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* [[spoiler:After WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife:
** "Hut, Sut, Raw" had Rocko, Heffer, and Filbert go on a camping trip. At one point, Rocko takes out of bag of [[MindScrew "Instant Fire" with the instructions "Just Add Water!"]]
** In "Future Schlock", after
returning from a trip to outer space, having apparently not aged in that time]], [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife time, Rocko and Heffer]] Heffer are getting used to what is, from their perspective, the future. Heffer loves it.



-->'''Heffer:''' I love the future.
** Another episode had Rocko, Heffer, and Filbert go on a camping trip. At one point, Rocko takes out of bag of [[MindScrew "Instant Fire" with the instructions "Just Add Water!"]]

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-->'''Heffer:''' I love the future.
** Another episode had Rocko, Heffer, and Filbert go on a camping trip. At one point, Rocko takes out of bag of [[MindScrew "Instant Fire" with the instructions "Just Add Water!"]]
future!
30th Mar '17 8:25:10 AM FekketCantenel
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* In ''Literature/EdenGreen'' and sequel ''Literature/NewNight'', humans infected with an alien needle symbiote are able to regrow entire parts of their bodies after disastrous injuries, a process that uses mostly water as raw material.
11th Mar '17 2:51:16 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Dragon magazine #73 had the Pill of Plentiful Water. Just add a tiny amount of water to it and it would expand and become a gallon of water.
* Chaosium's ''Stormbringer'' supplement ''Stormbringer Companion''. When placed in water, a waterhorse wafer will swell up and become a full sized waterhorse (a demon from the Plane of Probability.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Dragon magazine ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' #73 had the Pill of Plentiful Water. Just add a tiny amount of water to it and it would expand and become a gallon of water.
* Chaosium's ''Stormbringer'' Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}'' supplement ''Stormbringer Companion''. When placed in water, a waterhorse wafer will swell up and become a full sized waterhorse (a demon from the Plane of Probability.
19th Nov '16 5:25:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* The original Space Quest game from Sierra On-Line, featured a canister of dehydrated water (hydrogen gas). Part of the game takes place on a desert planet; you actually have to drink the water to avoid dying. You could also throw the canister at the creature Orat. His belly would swell up and he would explode.

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* The original Space Quest ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' game from Sierra On-Line, featured a canister of dehydrated water (hydrogen gas). Part of the game takes place on a desert planet; you actually have to drink the water to avoid dying. You could also throw the canister at the creature Orat. His belly would swell up and he would explode.



* Played straight in an episode of ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' where melons and other foods are dehydrated to tiny sized, and spring back to normal in a pool.

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* Played straight in an episode of ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' where melons and other foods are dehydrated to tiny sized, and spring back to normal in a pool.
9th Nov '16 11:10:45 AM nombretomado
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In a way it's connected to the tendency in sci-fi for large, complex objects to [[ImpossiblyCompactFolding fold or retract into small ones]], such as [[TheJetsons George Jetson's]] car turning into a suitcase, those vanishing animal-head masks in ''Series/StargateSG1'', or the capsule items in ''{{Dragonball}}''. In all of these cases, the shrunken item is easily carried, implying all that mass actually went somewhere else. At the very least, there's an overarching trope here- the idea that if you make an object smaller, it magically [[HollywoodDensity gets lighter too]].

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In a way it's connected to the tendency in sci-fi for large, complex objects to [[ImpossiblyCompactFolding fold or retract into small ones]], such as [[TheJetsons [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson's]] car turning into a suitcase, those vanishing animal-head masks in ''Series/StargateSG1'', or the capsule items in ''{{Dragonball}}''. In all of these cases, the shrunken item is easily carried, implying all that mass actually went somewhere else. At the very least, there's an overarching trope here- the idea that if you make an object smaller, it magically [[HollywoodDensity gets lighter too]].
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