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16th Apr '16 3:44:48 AM Veanne
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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]]. [[labelnote:In case this sounds illogical]] Nitrate it just a bit, and it turns explosive (and yellow, in many cases). Nitrate it too much, and BOOM! And the warmer it gets, the faster the reaction goes. And it gives off quite a bit of heat... So if you were thinking of going into chemical engineering, think again.[[/labelnote]]

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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]]. [[labelnote:In case this sounds illogical]] Nitrate it just a bit, and it turns explosive (and yellow, in many cases). Nitrate it too much, more, and it gets so [[MadeOfExplodium explosive it just goes BOOM! spontaneously]]. And the warmer it gets, the faster the reaction goes. And it this one gives off quite a bit of heat... So if you were thinking of going into chemical engineering, think again.[[/labelnote]]
14th Apr '16 7:49:47 AM Veanne
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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]].

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** Nitration is an especially dangerous exothermic chemical reaction, as it is [[FridgeHorror both exothermic and used to prepare explosives]]. [[labelnote:In case this sounds illogical]] Nitrate it just a bit, and it turns explosive (and yellow, in many cases). Nitrate it too much, and BOOM! And the warmer it gets, the faster the reaction goes. And it gives off quite a bit of heat... So if you were thinking of going into chemical engineering, think again.[[/labelnote]]
10th Apr '16 12:18:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''NeedfulThings'' Ace Merrill gets a hint that something is ''really'' wrong with his new employer Mr. Gaunt, when he sees that the tape player, that had played a message from Gaunt, is unplugged ([[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape also reacts to his actions]], and there was no way Gaunt could've recorded it in the first place).

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* In ''NeedfulThings'' ''Literature/NeedfulThings'' Ace Merrill gets a hint that something is ''really'' wrong with his new employer Mr. Gaunt, when he sees that the tape player, that had played a message from Gaunt, is unplugged ([[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape also reacts to his actions]], and there was no way Gaunt could've recorded it in the first place).



* Used in several ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes. For example in "Houses of the Holy", a fundamentalist Bible show appears on a character's TV, and will not leave how often they change the channel.

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* Used in several ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes. episodes.
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For example in "Houses of the Holy", a fundamentalist Bible show appears on a character's TV, and will not leave how often they change the channel.
10th Mar '16 4:46:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' there's a blink-and-you-miss-it secret in the "Anticitizen One" chapter: a TV set briefly shows an image of the G-man, despite not being plugged in.
* In ''Videogame/{{Doom}} 3'' there's an [[ApocalypticLog audio log]] that mentions a technician getting his hand torn off by a machine that wouldn't stop running, even after it was disconnected from the power-grid. Presumably the work of the [[LegionsOfHell demons]], who were already messing with the Martian colonists before they invaded.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''Videogame/HalfLife2'' there's a blink-and-you-miss-it secret in the "Anticitizen One" chapter: a TV set briefly shows an image of the G-man, despite not being plugged in.
* In ''Videogame/{{Doom}} 3'' ''Videogame/{{Doom 3}}'' there's an [[ApocalypticLog audio log]] that mentions a technician getting his hand torn off by a machine that wouldn't stop running, even after it was disconnected from the power-grid. Presumably the work of the [[LegionsOfHell demons]], who were already messing with the Martian colonists before they invaded.
10th Mar '16 4:45:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similar to the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' example above, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's Halloween special had him criticizing an old Teddy Ruxpin doll... and then later that night it starts threatening him. The Critic declares it's time he removed the batteries, only to discover they've been out the whole time.

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* Similar to the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' example above, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's Halloween special had him criticizing an old Teddy Ruxpin doll... and then later that night it starts threatening him. The Critic declares it's time he removed the batteries, only to discover they've been out the whole time.
10th Mar '16 4:45:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SaladFingers'' has a radio and a telephone that emit noises despite clearly being nonfunctional. At least, Salad Fingers ''hears'' noises coming from them...

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* ''SaladFingers'' ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers'' has a radio and a telephone that emit noises despite clearly being nonfunctional. At least, Salad Fingers ''hears'' noises coming from them...
11th Feb '16 4:23:41 PM pablo360
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The presence of otherworldly elements around technology isn't always enough to [[MagicIsAnEMP stop it working]]. Occasionally a stubborn ghost or haunting creature will keep a machine doing what it wants past the point that physics finds it possible.

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The presence of otherworldly elements around technology isn't always enough to [[MagicIsAnEMP [[MagicVersusTechnology stop it working]]. Occasionally a stubborn ghost or haunting creature will keep a machine doing what it wants past the point that physics finds it possible.
11th Feb '16 4:22:19 PM pablo360
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The presence of otherworldly elements around technology isn't always enough to [[MagicVersusScience stop it working]]. Occasionally a stubborn ghost or haunting creature will keep a machine doing what it wants past the point that physics finds it possible.

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The presence of otherworldly elements around technology isn't always enough to [[MagicVersusScience [[MagicIsAnEMP stop it working]]. Occasionally a stubborn ghost or haunting creature will keep a machine doing what it wants past the point that physics finds it possible.
20th Jan '16 10:04:27 AM Piando
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* A radio that changes stations and volume by itself and cannot be turned off is used by [[spoiler:Melanie via telekinesis]] to warn other characters of danger in ''The Door To December'', by DeanKoontz.

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* A radio that changes stations and volume by itself and cannot be turned off is used by [[spoiler:Melanie via telekinesis]] to warn other characters of danger in ''The Door To December'', by DeanKoontz.Creator/DeanKoontz.







* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "A Thing About Machines" a JerkVictim discovers that the clock ringing is the one that he destroyed the innards of yesterday.

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* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "A Thing About Machines" a JerkVictim an AssholeVictim discovers that the clock ringing is the one that he destroyed the innards of yesterday.



* ''TheElectricCompany'' had a sketch in which a disgruntled TV owner returns his TV to a dealer, complaining that it turns on by itself. They go into an argument where the dealer scoffs at the complaint with "It didn't!" and the customer responds, "It did!" repeatedly, until the TV turns on by itself just as the customer described and MorganFreeman is on the screen saying, "It did!"
* In ''{{Friends}}'', Phoebe is woken up one night by her smoke alarm. She tries to turn it off, but it keeps beeping, even after she pulls the battery out. Finally, she resorts to smashing it with a hammer, [[FromBadToWorse causing it to let out]] [[MostAnnoyingSound a single, long piercing tone.]]

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* ''TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' had a sketch in which a disgruntled TV owner returns his TV to a dealer, complaining that it turns on by itself. They go into an argument where the dealer scoffs at the complaint with "It didn't!" and the customer responds, "It did!" repeatedly, until the TV turns on by itself just as the customer described and MorganFreeman is on the screen saying, "It did!"
* In ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe is woken up one night by her smoke alarm. She tries to turn it off, but it keeps beeping, even after she pulls the battery out. Finally, she resorts to smashing it with a hammer, [[FromBadToWorse causing it to let out]] [[MostAnnoyingSound a single, long piercing tone.]]



* In ''NanashiNoGame'', the [[HauntedTechnology cursed, nameless game]] switches on your [[NintendoDS TS]] on its own whenever it decides it's time for you to play it some more. Early on, your hero gets so freaked out they smash their system against the ground... and [[ClingyMacGuffin a new TS appears]], with all their personal information already entered and the game loaded up and ready to go.

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* In ''NanashiNoGame'', ''VideoGame/NanashiNoGame'', the [[HauntedTechnology cursed, nameless game]] switches on your [[NintendoDS TS]] on its own whenever it decides it's time for you to play it some more. Early on, your hero gets so freaked out they smash their system against the ground... and [[ClingyMacGuffin a new TS appears]], with all their personal information already entered and the game loaded up and ready to go.



1st Jan '16 5:21:18 PM FordPrefect
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* Diesel engines don't require electricity or spark plugs. Once started, a diesel engine will run until it either runs out of fuel or is mechanically stopped. Usual diesel engine stopping mechanisms cut the fuel supply.
** Same applies also to hot-spot engines, such as glow plug engines and hot bulb engines. They will run until they run out of fuel or are stopped.

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* Diesel engines don't require electricity or spark plugs. Once started, a diesel engine will run until it either runs out of fuel or is mechanically stopped. Usual diesel engine stopping mechanisms cut stopped (usually by cutting off the fuel supply.
supply).
** Same applies also to hot-spot engines, such as glow plug engines and hot bulb engines. They will run until they run out of fuel or are stopped.
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