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13th Jun '16 10:36:40 PM Whitewings
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* There have been cases of people inventing things, such as extremely heat resistant paint, working from "theories" which bear no resemblance at all to actual scientific fact. The inventions work, but the inventor's explanations are pure example of this trope.
20th May '16 3:04:03 PM Shishkahuben
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** In one episode, [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally teleports a house full of people into his pants.]] Confused as to why his teleporter had that option, he realizes he mixed its wheel's setting up with his dry-cleaning wheel... which raises the question of why he has a dry-cleaning wheel.
-->'''Doofenshmirtz''' (talking for the wheel): I am a dry-cleaning wheel. Why do I exist?


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** James Woods is, at one point, seemingly KilledOffForReal but than turns up again later. When asked for an explanation he gives an absurd and laughably insane explanation involving a woman's soul being transferred into his body to sustain him. It [[CloudCuckooLander fits perfectly with the character]].


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* ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Don't Fear the Roofer", near the end. In the story, Homer gets his new friend Ray Magini to fix his roof. However, other people soon begin to postulate that Ray doesn't actually exist, since everyone who was with Homer when he spoke to Ray claimed not to have actually seen him. Thinking that Homer is delusional, his family takes him to the doctor, and after several treatments of painful therapy, Homer thinks he's back to sanity again. But then they find out that Ray was real all along, and that there were logical explanations as to why no one else saw him -- except for one case where Bart couldn't see Ray even though he was in plain sight and should have been able to. Guest star StephenHawking then shows up and delivers the trope -- a miniature black hole had appeared between Bart and Ray that absorbed the light from Ray so Bart couldn't see him.
** It also helps that Bart's was the only scenario with an obvious explanation in the first place. The building supplies piled in his arms would have obstructed Ray from his view. Of course that would be too easy.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', [[ThoseTwoGuys Flem and Earl]] were seemingly stranded in the middle of an ocean, [[ClipShow reminiscing on memories]] that didn't actually happen. In the end, it turns out they were stuck in their bathtub the entire time, suffering from "[[RuleOfFunny Steam Induced Amnesia]]."
** Which is then lampshaded, as the Red Guy demonstrates it to the audience by intentionally breathing in steam which causes him to lose his memory and suddenly think he's Amelia Earhart.
17th Apr '16 1:48:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** John Rogers, one of the film's writers, is a physics major. The writers were entirely aware that what they were proposing was ludicrously incorrect, but deliberately patterned TheCore in the style of a 60's Science Hero movie; it's not realism that's important, it's verisimilitude. It's also worth mentioning that the craft was originally written to have a windshield, and that there were ''dinosaurs'' in one of the earlier scripts[[note]]A ShoutOut to ''Journey To The Center Of the Earth'', which posited that there was a prehistoric landscape inside the Earth's center.[[/note]]

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** John Rogers, one of the film's writers, is a physics major. The writers were entirely aware that what they were proposing was ludicrously incorrect, but deliberately patterned TheCore ''The Core'' in the style of a 60's Science Hero movie; it's not realism that's important, it's verisimilitude. It's also worth mentioning that the craft was originally written to have a windshield, and that there were ''dinosaurs'' in one of the earlier scripts[[note]]A ShoutOut to ''Journey To The Center Of the Earth'', which posited that there was a prehistoric landscape inside the Earth's center.[[/note]]
20th Feb '16 11:16:48 PM Eagal
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*** When he was introduced (much later but still a good while before Haki), Luffy's grandfather Garp also displayed the ability to hurt Luffy, claiming he was able to because of ThePowerOfLove. However, it was stated later that he had the ability to use Haki, so it doesn't really count.

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*** When he was introduced (much later but still a good while before Haki), Luffy's grandfather Garp also displayed the ability to hurt Luffy, claiming he was able to because of ThePowerOfLove. However, it was stated later that he had the ability to use Haki, so it doesn't really count.
8th Feb '16 9:41:56 PM HyperEmerson
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* ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' and ''Caterpillar'' have characters [[AnimalMotifs themed after]] all sorts of arthropods. Some of them have really unusual abilities for what appeared to be a mundane setting. Whenever one of the assassins does something, the narration goes on wild life documentary-esque tangents about how the characters' skills relate to the bugs they represent. This more often than not doesn't explain a thing about how, for example, Oki Megumi has cockroach superpowers or how Kabutomushi is immune to nerve gas and has her heart covered by steel armor.
31st Jan '16 12:41:41 PM TheUnsquished
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* ''Webcomic/StarslipCrisis'''s Superlinear drive works on the principle that the fastest path between two points is a straight line. The superlinear drive finds the straight line, then it finds an even straighter one to travel, thus allowing FasterThanLightTravel.

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* ''Webcomic/StarslipCrisis'''s ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'''s Superlinear drive works on the principle that the fastest path between two points is a straight line. The superlinear drive finds the straight line, then it finds an even straighter one to travel, thus allowing FasterThanLightTravel.
3rd Jan '16 4:20:52 PM Gregzilla
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-->'''Brain:''' In the office kitchen, I will simply stage an accident utilizing the microwave oven and the non-dairy powdered creamer. For no one really knows how a microwave works.
-->'''Pinky:''' But, why the powdered creamer, Brain?
-->'''Brain:''' No one really knows how ''that'' works, either.

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-->'''Brain:''' --->'''Brain:''' In the office kitchen, I will simply stage an accident utilizing the microwave oven and the non-dairy powdered creamer. For no one really knows how a microwave works.
-->'''Pinky:'''
works.\\
'''Pinky:'''
But, why the powdered creamer, Brain?
-->'''Brain:'''
Brain?\\
'''Brain:'''
No one really knows how ''that'' works, either.
9th Dec '15 3:18:21 AM jormis29
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* ''"It runs on pure madness!"'' is a principle used quite often in ''ShadeTheChangingMan''. Things like Angel Catchers and Time Machines are built from unlikely whirlwinds of parts, arranged in implausible configurations, and powered by Shade's insane faith that they would work. For a time, even Shade's own body was formed and held together with madness.

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* ''"It runs on pure madness!"'' is a principle used quite often in ''ShadeTheChangingMan''.''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan''. Things like Angel Catchers and Time Machines are built from unlikely whirlwinds of parts, arranged in implausible configurations, and powered by Shade's insane faith that they would work. For a time, even Shade's own body was formed and held together with madness.
20th Nov '15 2:18:40 PM thatother1dude
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** Sometimes happens with things outside the question and answer panel. For example, the reason Brook kept his FunnyAfro even after being reduced to a skeleton is that he had "strong roots".
*** He also claims that milk has healing properties for him because "Milk strengthens the bones", Usopp calls him out on this one.

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** Sometimes happens with things outside the question and answer panel. For example, the The reason Brook kept his FunnyAfro even after being reduced to a skeleton is that he had "strong roots".
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roots". He also claims that milk has healing properties for him because "Milk strengthens the bones", bones"; Usopp calls him out on this one.
17th Nov '15 9:20:54 AM Eievie
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->''"This is my timey-wimey detector. It goes ding when there's stuff."''

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->''"This is my timey-wimey detector. It goes ding '''ding''' when there's stuff."''
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