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17th Sep '17 11:22:12 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'', it's mentioned that local wags near the [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower Strategic Air Command]] HQ joked that the relatively new (at the time) Command Center was made so that the actual place matched up with the common Hollywood depictions of the facility, which were better than the original structure.

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* In ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'', it's mentioned that local wags near the [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower [[UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower Strategic Air Command]] HQ joked that the relatively new (at the time) Command Center was made so that the actual place matched up with the common Hollywood depictions of the facility, which were better than the original structure.
12th Sep '17 5:15:49 PM igordebraga
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* Given the nature of the show, the ''Series/BlackMirror'' Twitter account likes to [[https://twitter.com/blackmirror/status/846469568633753609 acknowledge]] [[https://twitter.com/blackmirror/status/829799153597300736 cases]] [[https://twitter.com/blackmirror/status/792178074532085760 of]] [[https://twitter.com/blackmirror/status/789974270625640448 this]].
3rd Sep '17 11:13:25 PM TomWalpertac2
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* As mentioned above, [[TankGoodness tanks]] are notable for the fact that they were an entirely fictional concept for a long time before RealLife decided that they'd be useful for the purpose of war, with the invention of the caterpillar track making them practical to build.

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* As mentioned above, [[TankGoodness tanks]] are notable for the fact that they were an entirely fictional concept for a long time before RealLife decided that they'd be useful for the purpose of war, with the invention of a reliable and compact internal combustion engine and the caterpillar track making them practical to build.
29th Aug '17 7:39:02 PM tiiger
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* One of the [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness stranger]] storylines in ''Series/{{Oz}}'' involved trialing a drug that accelerated the aging process. The idea was to save taxpayer money by depriving the convict of the time they otherwise would have had to serve. More recently there has been talk of a "time dilation" pill which would take the opposite approach to the same end - rather than physically age the subject, the pill would cause them to perceive time as passing much more slowly than it really is. This way, they could serve a decades-long sentence in their mind while spending mere hours incarcerated. The latter pill inspired an episode of ''Series/{{Elementary}}''.
23rd Aug '17 7:38:47 AM CerotechOmega
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* The plot of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Mega Man Zero 4]]'' was that refugees from Neo Arcadia were fleeing to the crash site of [[VideoGame/MegaManX the Eurasia Space Colony]], which had naturally regrown the whole century since the crash due to environmental conditioning equipment in the wreckage that remained functional. Real-life nature said "fuck that" and [[http://kotaku.com/fukushima-evacuation-area-overrun-with-vegetation-1798337117 reclaimed the Fukushima Daiichi area in seven years]].
16th Aug '17 8:57:05 PM KZN02
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** Electrolaser rifles[[note]]which use a laser to rarefy a line of air by energizing it, then fires a beam of high voltage electicity through it[[/note]] are the closest we're probably ever going to get to sci-fi ray guns. Their main use is bomb disposal.

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** Electrolaser rifles[[note]]which use a laser to rarefy a line of air by energizing it, then fires a beam of high voltage electicity through it[[/note]] are the closest we're probably ever going to get to sci-fi ray guns. Their main use is bomb disposal.BombDisposal.
16th Aug '17 10:06:34 AM DracoKanji
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** Electrolaser rifles[[note]]which use a laser to rarefy a line of air by energizing it, then fires a beam of high voltage electicity through it[[/note]] are the closest we're probably ever going to get to sci-fi ray guns. Their main use is bomb disposal.
5th Jul '17 2:59:46 PM Phys101
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See also HilariousInHindsight, HarsherInHindsight, and FunnyAneurysmMoment.

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See also HilariousInHindsight, HarsherInHindsight, and FunnyAneurysmMoment.
FunnyAneurysmMoment. When taken UpTo11, especially with a dash of these thrown in for good measure, it can become Life Imitates Farce.
30th Jun '17 3:41:35 PM Green_lantern40
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* The JeopardyIntelligenceTest has been since the titular show's beginning a quick, easy way to show off a character's intelligence by making him accurately answer even the most difficult questions of the titular game show. 2014 rolled in, and IBM put an artificial intelligence on the show just to show off how good they were at big computing and machine learning.

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* The JeopardyIntelligenceTest has been since the titular show's beginning a quick, easy way to show off a character's intelligence by making him accurately answer even the most difficult questions of the titular game show. 2014 2011 rolled in, and IBM put an artificial intelligence on the show just to show off how good they were at big computing and machine learning.
28th Jun '17 8:25:22 AM intastiel
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* In the Creator/WhiteWolf RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', the Pope's name is Benedict XVI. This was revealed in the book that came with the Storyteller's Screen, in 1999...six years before the actual Pope Benedict XVI took office.
** Not that surprising since the names of Popes are public record, and "Benedict" is obviously a common choice. The next Benedict would have to be XVI.

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* In the Creator/WhiteWolf RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', a 1999 sourcebook gives the Pope's name is as Benedict XVI. This was revealed in XVI. A common choice of papal name, true, but the book that came with the Storyteller's Screen, in 1999...six years before the actual next Pope to take office was Benedict XVI took office.
** Not that surprising since the names of Popes are public record, and "Benedict" is obviously a common choice. The next Benedict would have to be XVI.
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