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24th Apr '16 8:46:03 AM Jake
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* In ''[[Film/{{Garfield}} Garfield: The Movie]]'', [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} Garfield]] hits a big red button that immediately stops all the trains at a station.

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* In ''[[Film/{{Garfield}} Garfield: The Movie]]'', [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} Garfield]] hits a big red button that immediately stops all the trains at a station. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Signalling control centres actually have these]], sometimes in actual big red button form, to be used in the event of a derailment or collision.
17th Apr '16 12:58:00 AM TheGreenHerring
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* In ''VideoGame/HopkinsFBI'', the title character must find and disarm a bomb in a bank. The ConspicuousCG bomb he uncovers has four indicator lights labeled "Powered", "Armed", "Halted", and "Explode". The last one, of course, lights up [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just before the bomb explodes]]. By then, there's not much of a point to it, is there?
9th Mar '16 4:32:43 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''[[CareBears Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', Grizzle takes over Care-a-Lot using the Caretaker II, a belly-badge-stealing ray that can turn invisible. Naturally, it gets lost while invisible, and while looking for it, Grizzle warns his minions not to press [[BigRedButton the blue button]] that releases all the belly badges, complaining that he never should have installed that button.

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* In one episode of ''[[CareBears ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', Grizzle takes over Care-a-Lot using the Caretaker II, a belly-badge-stealing ray that can turn invisible. Naturally, it gets lost while invisible, and while looking for it, Grizzle warns his minions not to press [[BigRedButton the blue button]] that releases all the belly badges, complaining that he never should have installed that button.
29th Feb '16 12:17:33 AM Eddy1215
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** Another Halloween special features Ned desperately trying to stop Homer from pressing a button in the Nuclear Plant that makes it explode and destroy Springfeild. [[spoiler: Ned was given no other choice than to kill Homer, but even THAT didn't stop him from pressing the button.]]

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** Another Halloween special features Ned desperately trying to stop Homer from pressing a button in the Nuclear Plant that makes it explode and destroy Springfeild.Springfield. [[spoiler: Ned was given no other choice than to kill Homer, but even THAT didn't stop him from pressing the button.]]
28th Feb '16 8:41:54 PM WillBGood
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Stu builds a doll-making machine, only for the dolls it makes to turn out wrong (i.e body upside down, legs attached to head, arms at wrong end). It's later revealed during Tommy and Chuckie's adventure in the basement that the reason for this was because [[HadTheSillyThingInReverse it was set in reverse]], which Tommy inadvertently fixed when he held the lever for ballsiest to grab Chuckie and ended up setting it into 'Forward'. Still, one has to wonder why Stu never noticed that error, let alone put a forward/reverse lever on the machine in the first place.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Stu builds a doll-making machine, only for the dolls it makes to turn out wrong (i.e body upside down, legs attached to head, arms at wrong end). It's later revealed during Tommy and Chuckie's adventure in the basement that the reason for this was because [[HadTheSillyThingInReverse it was set in reverse]], which Tommy inadvertently fixed when he held the lever for ballsiest ballast to grab Chuckie and ended up setting it into 'Forward'. Still, one has to wonder why Stu never noticed that error, let alone put a forward/reverse lever on the machine in the first place.
12th Feb '16 4:38:07 PM bwburke94
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** The BigFinish story "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho048Davros Davros]]" gives a justification for this, as it was put there by the doctors who saved him as an option for him to kill himself if the pain ever became too much. He never took it.

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** The BigFinish ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' story "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho048Davros Davros]]" gives a justification for this, as it was put there by the doctors who saved him as an option for him to kill himself if the pain ever became too much. He never took it.
7th Feb '16 11:06:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* A DeathCourse with chutes and flames appears in ''RaceToWitchMountain''.

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* A DeathCourse with chutes and flames appears in ''RaceToWitchMountain''.''Film/RaceToWitchMountain''.
2nd Feb '16 8:48:09 PM gophergiggles
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* Many heating devices can reach temperatures far beyond the point where they stop being useful. Some hot tubs get hot enough to kill people, while some toasters get hot enough to burn any type of bread into a hunk of charcoal. This is both handy and intentional for 240 volt heating appliances, however, in case they end up being used in a three phase circuit: Line to line voltage on a 3 phase circuit is only ''208 volts'', meaning there is a serious reduction in power (for example, a 2400 Watt 240 Volt device, when plugged into a three phase circuit, can only crank out 1800 Watts[[note]]Power equals voltage squared devided by resistance, and heating appliances are essentially big resistors that get hot[[/note]]) and that surplus of heat is [[TropesAreNotBad suddenly a lot more useful]].

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* Many heating devices can reach temperatures far beyond the point where they stop being useful. Some hot tubs get hot enough to kill people, while some toasters get hot enough to burn any type of bread into a hunk of charcoal. This is both handy and intentional for 240 volt heating appliances, however, in case they end up being used in a three phase circuit: Line to line voltage on a 3 phase circuit is only ''208 volts'', meaning there is a serious reduction in power (for example, a 2400 Watt 240 Volt device, when plugged into a three phase circuit, can only crank out 1800 Watts[[note]]Power equals voltage squared devided divided by resistance, and heating appliances are essentially big resistors that get hot[[/note]]) and that surplus of heat is [[TropesAreNotBad suddenly a lot more useful]].
1st Feb '16 10:19:38 PM gophergiggles
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* Many heating devices can reach temperatures far beyond the point where they stop being useful. Some hot tubs get hot enough to kill people, while some toasters get hot enough to burn any type of bread into a hunk of charcoal.
* Car speedometers often go higher than is safe to travel in the car in question. In some cases, the speedometer is even designed to read velocities that the car isn't even capable of reaching under normal circumstances. Mostly this happens because there is just one type of speedometer which has to cover a whole range of cars.

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* Many heating devices can reach temperatures far beyond the point where they stop being useful. Some hot tubs get hot enough to kill people, while some toasters get hot enough to burn any type of bread into a hunk of charcoal.
charcoal. This is both handy and intentional for 240 volt heating appliances, however, in case they end up being used in a three phase circuit: Line to line voltage on a 3 phase circuit is only ''208 volts'', meaning there is a serious reduction in power (for example, a 2400 Watt 240 Volt device, when plugged into a three phase circuit, can only crank out 1800 Watts[[note]]Power equals voltage squared devided by resistance, and heating appliances are essentially big resistors that get hot[[/note]]) and that surplus of heat is [[TropesAreNotBad suddenly a lot more useful]].
* Car speedometers often go higher than is safe to travel in the car in question. In some cases, the speedometer question, or is even designed to read velocities that the car isn't even capable of reaching under normal circumstances. Mostly this happens because reaching. In both cases it's fully justified. For the former, driving a vehicle at it's maximum speed for any length of time (redlining) will drastically shorten the lifespan of the car and can burn out the engine, so they are designed with much higher speeds than what would be practical to prevent this. For the latter, often there is just one type of speedometer which has to cover a whole range of cars.
25th Jan '16 6:41:08 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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*** Another Halloween special features Ned desperately trying to stop Homer from pressing a button in the Nuclear Plant that makes it explode and destroy Springfeild. [[spoiler: Ned was given no other choice than to kill Homer, but even THAT didn't stop him from pressing the button.]]

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*** ** Another Halloween special features Ned desperately trying to stop Homer from pressing a button in the Nuclear Plant that makes it explode and destroy Springfeild. [[spoiler: Ned was given no other choice than to kill Homer, but even THAT didn't stop him from pressing the button.]]
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