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11th Nov '17 11:29:25 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/TheLongEarth'': Travel to parallel dimensions is achieved with a device that consists of a metal case, a few wires, and a potato.
11th Nov '17 11:26:32 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{ComicStrip/Foxtrot}}'': One strip has Paige intently watching a pot on the range. Peter asks her what she's doing, and she says she's watching the pot to ensure it doesn't boil, so whatever foul concoction their CordonBleugh of a mother put in won't end up as dinner. Peter laughs, then learns there's twice the usual amount, and joins her.
--> ''Paige:''' Try not to blink when I do.
17th Sep '17 12:05:06 PM VutherA
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** One can elaborate this this idea by using a very expensive oriental rug, on the theory that the chance of the toast landing butter side down is directly proportional [[MurphysLaw to the expense of the surface it's dropped over]]. Additionally, attaching two cats back to back to a driveshaft that falls freely and dropping the entire assembly should result in it spinning in midair indefinitely. Hooking this up to a generator would make The Bi-feline Dynamo.

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** One can elaborate this this idea by using a very expensive oriental rug, on the theory that the chance of the toast landing butter side down is directly proportional [[MurphysLaw [[FinaglesLaw to the expense of the surface it's dropped over]]. Additionally, attaching two cats back to back to a driveshaft that falls freely and dropping the entire assembly should result in it spinning in midair indefinitely. Hooking this up to a generator would make The Bi-feline Dynamo.
17th Sep '17 12:01:43 PM VutherA
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** One can elaborate this this idea by using a very expensive oriental rug, on the theory that the chance of the toast landing butter side down is directly proportional to the expense of the surface it's dropped over. Additionally, attaching two cats back to back to a driveshaft that falls freely and dropping the entire assembly should result in it spinning in midair indefinitely. Hooking this up to a generator would make The Bi-feline Dynamo.

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** One can elaborate this this idea by using a very expensive oriental rug, on the theory that the chance of the toast landing butter side down is directly proportional [[MurphysLaw to the expense of the surface it's dropped over.over]]. Additionally, attaching two cats back to back to a driveshaft that falls freely and dropping the entire assembly should result in it spinning in midair indefinitely. Hooking this up to a generator would make The Bi-feline Dynamo.
9th Sep '17 11:30:37 AM Nire
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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' combines this with an inverted example of TooDumbToLive. Mega Man is able to survive incredible amounts of damage because he has the "extraordinary ability to not recognize life-threatening injuries." In other words, he's too stupid to die.
4th Sep '17 11:58:24 PM twilightwanderer
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** Many theoretical models in Chemistry and Physics that predate the discoveries of quantum mechanics and relativity are this. While many, especially the older, less accurate concepts, are only taught for historical context, certain models, such as Lewis bonding and dot-structures, Arrhenius' Acid-Base definition, and the majority of classical electromechanics and electromagnetics are still taught and used, despite varying degrees of theoretical inaccuracy, as their practical applications remain valid and their predictive power holds true in many common cases.
22nd Aug '17 9:39:23 AM FlashRebel
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* ''{{Awesomenauts}}'' being a homage to wacky 80s' sci-fi cartoons, revels on this trope when it comes to some of the Nauts' backstories. The silliest example so far is probably Commander Rocket, who somehow survived getting his head blown away and replaced by a head prosthesis. Don't ask...


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* ''{{Awesomenauts}}'' being a homage to wacky 80s' sci-fi cartoons, revels in this trope, above all when it comes to some of the Nauts' backstories. The silliest example so far is probably Commander Rocket, who somehow survived getting his head blown away and replaced by a head prosthesis. Don't ask...
22nd Aug '17 9:37:49 AM FlashRebel
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* ''{{Awesomenauts}}'' being a homage to wacky 80s' sci-fi cartoons, revels on this trope when it comes to some of the Nauts' backstories. The silliest example so far is probably Commander Rocket, who somehow survived getting his head blown away and replaced by a head prosthesis. Don't ask...
4th Aug '17 1:56:28 PM DracoKanji
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonsAdventures'', when Buster Bunny asked Calamity Coyote how the machine he created works, all he could say is that it works "[[DoingInTheScientist with magic]]". Buster even comments on "[[SarcasmMode the miracles of modern science]]".

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonsAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', when Buster Bunny asked Calamity Coyote how the machine he created works, all he could say is that it works "[[DoingInTheScientist with magic]]". Buster even comments on "[[SarcasmMode the miracles of modern science]]".
4th Aug '17 1:00:04 PM DracoKanji
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* [[MadScientist Dr. Forrester]] from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', his explanation for some of his more implausible inventions? "It would take a scientist to explain it, and I'm just too mad".

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[[MadScientist Dr. Forrester]] from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', his Forrester]]'s explanation for some of his more implausible inventions? "It would take a scientist to explain it, and I'm just too mad".


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** When Crow's voice actor was changed at the beginning of Season 8, it was lampshaded by the crew. His explanation? "I got a new bowling pin".
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