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26th Sep '16 6:53:26 AM Vilui
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* People in the Anime/{{Pokemon}} world have surprisingly begun to implement current technology in the recent series, despite the series starting in the '90's and the passage of time remaining ambiguous after the Kanto saga (which is approximately one year long). This includes giving James a tablet with the new Rocket logo on the back, and characters using smartphones.

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* People in the Anime/{{Pokemon}} world have surprisingly begun to implement current technology in the recent series, despite the series starting in the '90's '90s and the passage of time remaining ambiguous after the Kanto saga (which is approximately one year long). This includes giving James a tablet with the new Rocket logo on the back, and characters using smartphones.



* ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'s family has been around for decades, and (as noted on the main page) has stayed the same age since the 1940's. However, the family now owns a flat-panel LCD screen and keyboard, presumably attached to a computer of some sort. And a bit of changing values, too: Whereas Blondie was a simple housewife early in the comic, in the '90s she finally got her own job, running a business no less (as a caterer).

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* ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'s family has been around for decades, and (as noted on the main page) has stayed the same age since the 1940's.1940s. However, the family now owns a flat-panel LCD screen and keyboard, presumably attached to a computer of some sort. And a bit of changing values, too: Whereas Blondie was a simple housewife early in the comic, in the '90s she finally got her own job, running a business no less (as a caterer).



* ''Literature/TheHelmsmanSaga'' has been started in the 80-s. In the fifth book, Wilf was stated to have a pager. In book 7, he had a mobile phone. In book eight (written in 2011, after a fifteen years' hiatus), he sends SMS messages.

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* ''Literature/TheHelmsmanSaga'' has been was started in the 80-s.80s. In the fifth book, Wilf was stated to have a pager. In book 7, he had a mobile phone. In book eight (written in 2011, after a fifteen years' fifteen-year hiatus), he sends SMS messages.



* The young ''Literature/AmeliaBedelia'' are a prequel to the original ''Amelia Bedelia'' franchise, but don't try to pretend as though they're set in the time period that would actually fit the Amelia Bedelia seen in the original books. ''Amelia Bedelia'' on the Job shows Amelia Bedelia's father working on a laptop, even though personal computers didn't even exist during the 1960s time period in which the books with the adult Amelia Bedelia were first published.

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* The young ''Literature/AmeliaBedelia'' are a prequel to the original ''Amelia Bedelia'' franchise, but don't try to pretend as though they're set in the time period that would actually fit the Amelia Bedelia seen in the original books. ''Amelia Bedelia'' Bedelia on the Job Job'' shows Amelia Bedelia's father working on a laptop, even though personal computers didn't even exist during the 1960s time period in which the books with the adult Amelia Bedelia were first published.



** In one episode, Amy's cell phone was shown to be humorously tiny. When the episode was aired in the early 2000's, the real-life trend at the time was to make cell phones as small as possible and this was the logical progression. Around the mid 2010's however, the focus shifted towards larger touchscreens, meaning ''larger'' cell phones.

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** In one episode, Amy's cell phone was shown to be humorously tiny. When the episode was aired in the early 2000's, 2000s, the real-life trend at the time was to make cell phones as small as possible and this was the logical progression. Around the mid 2010's mid-2010s, however, the focus shifted towards larger touchscreens, meaning ''larger'' cell phones.



* The greater Franchise/{{DCAU}} has something like this, since the original ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was deliberately made to evoke the character's 1930's noir roots, while ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and others are more modern. As a result, Gotham City got a massive tech upgrade between seasons as BTAS was updated to match STAS.
** This has always been inconsistent. BTAS seemed to have modern tech from the start, just with a 30's art-deco aesthetic.

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* The greater Franchise/{{DCAU}} has something like this, since the original ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was deliberately made to evoke the character's 1930's 1930s noir roots, while ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and others are more modern. As a result, Gotham City got a massive tech upgrade between seasons as BTAS was updated to match STAS.
** This has always been inconsistent. BTAS seemed to have modern tech from the start, just with a 30's 30s art-deco aesthetic.
15th Sep '16 1:25:46 AM CH4S
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Young_(astronaut) John W Young]] was is a [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NASA]] astronaut and test pilot with 6 space flights under his belt. Sounds unimpressive? Young was selected as NASA's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_selection#1962 2nd ever batch of astronauts in 1962]]. His first space flight was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3 first manned flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_program Gemini program]]; piloted the first mission to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_10 dock with two target vehicles]]; performed a "dress rehearsal" for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 first Moon landing]] by testing the Lunar module by separating it from the command module in Lunar orbit during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10 Apollo 10]] (and as {{Cracked}} mentions, [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-randomly-hilarious-pieces-found-comedy-internet_p2/ they had a]] {{Potty Emergency}}) walked ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle and drove]]) on The Moon himself on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16 Apollo 16]] (making him the second person to visit The Moon's vicinity twice); piloted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1 the first space flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle Space Shuttle]]; delivered the first Skylab module on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-9 STS-9]], before finally retiring as an astronaut in 2004, ''[[BadassGrandpa at the age of 74]]''; and, according to Swedish astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang Christer Fuglesang]], Young voluntarily continued attending NASA Astronaut Office meetings for years after retirement [[ItAmusedMe just for the lulz]]. Despite all these achievements, Young ended up {{overshadowed by awesome}}, being not as famous as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong Neil Armstrong]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_8 1st manned docking]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 1st man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin Buzz Aldrin]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 made Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 2nd man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shepard Alan Shepard]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_3 1st American in space]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14 oldest person to visit The Moon]]), or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lovell Jim Lovell]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_7 rendezvoused with Young]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 helped Buzz Aldrin make Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8 became one off the first 3 humans to enter Lunar orbit]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13 averted disaster when he became the first person to enter The Moon's vicinity twice]] + played by {{Tom Hanks}} in a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Apollo13 Hollywood movie based on his heroic act of avoiding an Apollo 13 disaster]]). As {{The Other Wiki}} puts it:

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Young_(astronaut) John W Young]] was is a [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NASA]] astronaut and test pilot with 6 space flights under his belt. Sounds unimpressive? Young was selected as NASA's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_selection#1962 2nd ever batch of astronauts in 1962]]. His first space flight was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3 first manned flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_program Gemini program]]; piloted the first mission to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_10 dock with two target vehicles]]; performed a "dress rehearsal" for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 first Moon landing]] by testing the Lunar module by separating it from the command module in Lunar orbit during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10 Apollo 10]] (and as {{Cracked}} mentions, [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-randomly-hilarious-pieces-found-comedy-internet_p2/ they had a]] {{Potty Emergency}}) walked ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle and drove]]) on The Moon himself on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16 Apollo 16]] (making him the second person to visit The Moon's vicinity twice); piloted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1 the first space flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle Space Shuttle]]; delivered the first Skylab module on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-9 STS-9]], before finally retiring as an astronaut in 2004, ''[[BadassGrandpa at the age of 74]]''; and, according to Swedish astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang Christer Fuglesang]], Young voluntarily continued attending NASA Astronaut Office meetings for years after retirement [[ItAmusedMe just for the lulz]]. Despite all these achievements, such an [[AcePilot illustrious]] and {{Troperiffic}} career, Young ended up {{overshadowed by awesome}}, being not as famous as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong Neil Armstrong]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_8 1st manned docking]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 1st man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin Buzz Aldrin]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 made Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 2nd man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shepard Alan Shepard]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_3 1st American in space]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14 oldest person to visit The Moon]]), or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lovell Jim Lovell]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_7 rendezvoused with Young]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 helped Buzz Aldrin make Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8 became one off the first 3 humans to enter Lunar orbit]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13 averted disaster when he became the first person to enter The Moon's vicinity twice]] + played by {{Tom Hanks}} in a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Apollo13 Hollywood movie based on his heroic act of avoiding an Apollo 13 disaster]]). As {{The Other Wiki}} puts it:





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\n** The fears of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3 Gemini 3]] {{mission control}} were totally plausible and the [[RealityEnsues likely consequences]] of eating unapproved foods in space featured in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnPGDWD_oLE an episode]] of {{The Simpsons}}. {{Cracked}} even compares Young to this episode, saying "(Young) was basically Homer Simpson".
15th Sep '16 1:13:31 AM CH4S
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** Young has so much space flight experience that he made it into [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22456_x-insane-nasa-stories-that-never-ended-up-in-history-boo.html this Cracked article]] ''twice''. This time it's for [[FelonyMisdemeanour sneaking a corned beef sandwich onto Gemini 3]]. {{Mission control}} feared that the breadcrumbs would play havoc with the instruments and make the astronauts choke in zero gravity. But Young knew this warning and decided to take the risk anyway because [[WhenIWasYourAge back in his day]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_food space food]] [[http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/factsheets/food.html was designed to create minimum crumbs, but at the expense of flavour]] (and was further encouraged to do so by fellow astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Schirra Wally Schirra]], who knew how [[ForeignQueasine unappetising space food was]]). Nowadays (including on Young's moonwalk and Space Shuttle flights) astronauts have more appetising foods which are similar to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meal,_Ready-to-Eat US military rations]] requiring that you {{just add water}}, with some astronauts from other backgrounds bringing expensively-modified foods from their countries (e.g. [[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/world/asia/24kimchi.html?ex=1361509200&en=4cb9efc63982cefb&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Korea's famous Kimchi]]; [[http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/09-06-2009/107747-space_toilet-0/ toilet-clogging]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cuisine Russian Food]]; [[http://news.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper140/40/class014000034/hwz1027238.htm China's Yuxiang pork, Kung Pao chicken, Eight Treasures rice and Chinese herbal tea]]; [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/world/europe/espresso-now-the-international-space-station-is-fully-equipped.html Italian espresso]]; and [[http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/06/20070627_spacefood_j.html Japanese foods and drinks such as matcha, yokan, ramen, sushi, soups, rice with ume]]).


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** Young has so much space flight experience that he made it into [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22456_x-insane-nasa-stories-that-never-ended-up-in-history-boo.html this Cracked article]] ''twice''. This time it's for [[FelonyMisdemeanour [[FelonyMisdemeanor sneaking a corned beef sandwich onto Gemini 3]]. {{Mission control}} feared was {{properly paranoid}} that the breadcrumbs would play havoc with the instruments and make the astronauts choke in zero gravity.gravity (it [[{{Pun}} messed up]] the inside of their capsule, but the mission itself went well). But Young knew this warning and decided to take the risk anyway because [[WhenIWasYourAge back in his day]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_food space food]] [[http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/factsheets/food.html was designed to create minimum crumbs, but at the expense of flavour]] (and was further encouraged to do so by fellow astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Schirra Wally Schirra]], who knew how [[ForeignQueasine unappetising space food was]]). Nowadays (including on Young's moonwalk and Space Shuttle flights) astronauts have more appetising foods which are similar to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meal,_Ready-to-Eat US military rations]] requiring that you {{just add water}}, with some astronauts from other backgrounds bringing expensively-modified foods from their countries (e.g. [[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/world/asia/24kimchi.html?ex=1361509200&en=4cb9efc63982cefb&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Korea's famous Kimchi]]; [[http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/09-06-2009/107747-space_toilet-0/ toilet-clogging]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cuisine Russian Food]]; [[http://news.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper140/40/class014000034/hwz1027238.htm China's Yuxiang pork, Kung Pao chicken, Eight Treasures rice and Chinese herbal tea]]; [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/world/europe/espresso-now-the-international-space-station-is-fully-equipped.html Italian espresso]]; and [[http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/06/20070627_spacefood_j.html Japanese foods and drinks such as matcha, yokan, ramen, sushi, soups, rice with ume]]).

15th Sep '16 1:08:34 AM CH4S
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--> "Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to make six space flights over the course of 42 years of active NASA service,and is the only person to have piloted, and been commander of, four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo Command/Service Module, the Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle."

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--> "Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to make six space flights over the course of 42 years of active NASA service,and is the only person to have piloted, and been commander of, four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_program Gemini]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Command/Service_Module Apollo Command/Service Module, Module]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Module Apollo Lunar Module, Module]], and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle Space Shuttle.Shuttle]]."



** Young's aforementioned moon farts episode is another great example of {{Tech Marches On}}. While today's astronauts on the ISS enjoy air that is quickly recirculated, treated and recycled (because [[http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/retired-astronaut-answers-amazing-questions-about-space/story-fnjwlcze-1226776314758 zero gravity encourages flatulence]]), a [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12197533 study sponsored by NASA]] found that farts in the Apollo capsule (and earlier Gemini and Mercury capsules, as well as the lunar lander craft]] can cause [[AlmostOutOfOxygen asphyxiation]], [[DeadlyGas gas poisoning]], and worst of all, creates an [[MadeOfExplodium explosion hazard]].
** Young has so much space flight experience that he made it into [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22456_x-insane-nasa-stories-that-never-ended-up-in-history-boo.html this Cracked article]] ''twice''.

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** Young's aforementioned moon farts episode is another great example of {{Tech Marches On}}. While today's astronauts on the ISS enjoy air that is quickly recirculated, treated and recycled (because [[http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/retired-astronaut-answers-amazing-questions-about-space/story-fnjwlcze-1226776314758 zero gravity encourages flatulence]]), a [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12197533 study sponsored by NASA]] found that farts in the Apollo capsule (and earlier Gemini and Mercury capsules, as well as the lunar lander craft]] craft) can cause [[AlmostOutOfOxygen asphyxiation]], [[DeadlyGas gas poisoning]], and worst of all, creates an [[MadeOfExplodium explosion hazard]].
** Young has so much space flight experience that he made it into [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22456_x-insane-nasa-stories-that-never-ended-up-in-history-boo.html this Cracked article]] ''twice''.
''twice''. This time it's for [[FelonyMisdemeanour sneaking a corned beef sandwich onto Gemini 3]]. {{Mission control}} feared that the breadcrumbs would play havoc with the instruments and make the astronauts choke in zero gravity. But Young knew this warning and decided to take the risk anyway because [[WhenIWasYourAge back in his day]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_food space food]] [[http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/factsheets/food.html was designed to create minimum crumbs, but at the expense of flavour]] (and was further encouraged to do so by fellow astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Schirra Wally Schirra]], who knew how [[ForeignQueasine unappetising space food was]]). Nowadays (including on Young's moonwalk and Space Shuttle flights) astronauts have more appetising foods which are similar to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meal,_Ready-to-Eat US military rations]] requiring that you {{just add water}}, with some astronauts from other backgrounds bringing expensively-modified foods from their countries (e.g. [[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/world/asia/24kimchi.html?ex=1361509200&en=4cb9efc63982cefb&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Korea's famous Kimchi]]; [[http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/09-06-2009/107747-space_toilet-0/ toilet-clogging]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cuisine Russian Food]]; [[http://news.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper140/40/class014000034/hwz1027238.htm China's Yuxiang pork, Kung Pao chicken, Eight Treasures rice and Chinese herbal tea]]; [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/world/europe/espresso-now-the-international-space-station-is-fully-equipped.html Italian espresso]]; and [[http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/06/20070627_spacefood_j.html Japanese foods and drinks such as matcha, yokan, ramen, sushi, soups, rice with ume]]).

15th Sep '16 12:49:55 AM CH4S
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Young_(astronaut) John W Young]] was is a [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NASA]] astronaut and test pilot with 6 space flights under his belt. Sounds unimpressive? Young was selected as NASA's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_selection#1962 2nd ever batch of astronauts in 1962]]. His first space flight was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3 first manned flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_program Gemini program]]; piloted the first mission to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_10 dock with two target vehicles]]; performed a "dress rehearsal" for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 first Moon landing]] by testing the Lunar module by separating it from the command module in Lunar orbit during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10 Apollo 10]]; walked ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle and drove]]) on The Moon himself on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16 Apollo 16]] (making him the second person to visit The Moon's vicinity twice); piloted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1 the first space flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle Space Shuttle]]; delivered the first Skylab module on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-9 STS-9]], before finally retiring as an astronaut in 2004, ''[[BadassGrandpa at the age of 74]]''; and, according to Swedish astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang Christer Fuglesang]], Young voluntarily continued attending NASA Astronaut Office meetings for years after retirement [[ItAmusedMe just for the lulz]]. Despite all these achievements, Young ended up {{overshadowed by awesome}}, being not as famous as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong Neil Armstrong]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_8 1st manned docking]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 1st man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin Buzz Aldrin]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 made Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 2nd man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shepard Alan Shepard]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_3 1st American in space]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14 oldest person to visit The Moon]]), or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lovell Jim Lovell]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_7 rendezvoused with Young]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 helped Buzz Aldrin make Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8 became one off the first 3 humans to enter Lunar orbit]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13 averted disaster when he became the first person to enter The Moon's vicinity twice]] + played by {{Tom Hanks}} in a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Apollo13 Hollywood movie based on his heroic act of avoiding an Apollo 13 disaster]]). As {{The Other Wiki}} puts it:

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Young_(astronaut) John W Young]] was is a [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NASA]] astronaut and test pilot with 6 space flights under his belt. Sounds unimpressive? Young was selected as NASA's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_selection#1962 2nd ever batch of astronauts in 1962]]. His first space flight was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3 first manned flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_program Gemini program]]; piloted the first mission to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_10 dock with two target vehicles]]; performed a "dress rehearsal" for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 first Moon landing]] by testing the Lunar module by separating it from the command module in Lunar orbit during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10 Apollo 10]]; 10]] (and as {{Cracked}} mentions, [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-randomly-hilarious-pieces-found-comedy-internet_p2/ they had a]] {{Potty Emergency}}) walked ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle and drove]]) on The Moon himself on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16 Apollo 16]] (making him the second person to visit The Moon's vicinity twice); piloted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1 the first space flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle Space Shuttle]]; delivered the first Skylab module on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-9 STS-9]], before finally retiring as an astronaut in 2004, ''[[BadassGrandpa at the age of 74]]''; and, according to Swedish astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang Christer Fuglesang]], Young voluntarily continued attending NASA Astronaut Office meetings for years after retirement [[ItAmusedMe just for the lulz]]. Despite all these achievements, Young ended up {{overshadowed by awesome}}, being not as famous as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong Neil Armstrong]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_8 1st manned docking]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 1st man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin Buzz Aldrin]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 made Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 2nd man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shepard Alan Shepard]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_3 1st American in space]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14 oldest person to visit The Moon]]), or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lovell Jim Lovell]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_7 rendezvoused with Young]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 helped Buzz Aldrin make Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8 became one off the first 3 humans to enter Lunar orbit]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13 averted disaster when he became the first person to enter The Moon's vicinity twice]] + played by {{Tom Hanks}} in a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Apollo13 Hollywood movie based on his heroic act of avoiding an Apollo 13 disaster]]). As {{The Other Wiki}} puts it:




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** Young has so much space flight experience that he made it into [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22456_x-insane-nasa-stories-that-never-ended-up-in-history-boo.html this Cracked article]] ''twice''.
15th Sep '16 12:31:59 AM CH4S
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--> Young: (realises [[IsThisThingOn he's on TV]]): [[OhCrap Oh, Shit]].

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--> Young: (realises [[IsThisThingOn he's on TV]]): he left his microphone on]]): [[OhCrap Oh, Shit]].
** Young's aforementioned moon farts episode is another great example of {{Tech Marches On}}. While today's astronauts on the ISS enjoy air that is quickly recirculated, treated and recycled (because [[http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/retired-astronaut-answers-amazing-questions-about-space/story-fnjwlcze-1226776314758 zero gravity encourages flatulence]]), a [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12197533 study sponsored by NASA]] found that farts in the Apollo capsule (and earlier Gemini and Mercury capsules, as well as the lunar lander craft]] can cause [[AlmostOutOfOxygen asphyxiation]], [[DeadlyGas gas poisoning]], and worst of all, creates an [[MadeOfExplodium explosion hazard]].
15th Sep '16 12:21:06 AM CH4S
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** Young is also known to have suffered a bout of flatulence [[MundaneMadeAwesome ON A FREAKING MOONWALK]]. Leading to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuv6TVv0r44 this hilarious exchange]] with {{Mission Control}}:
--> Young (to Mission Control): I have the farts again. I got them again, Charlie.

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** Young is also known to have suffered a severe bout of flatulence [[MundaneMadeAwesome ON A FREAKING MOONWALK]]. Leading to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuv6TVv0r44 this hilarious exchange]] with {{Mission Control}}:
--> Young Young: (to Mission Control): I have the farts again. I got them again, Charlie.



--> Young (realises [[IsThisThingOn he's on TV]]): [[OhCrap Oh, Shit]].

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--> Young Young: (realises [[IsThisThingOn he's on TV]]): [[OhCrap Oh, Shit]].
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** Young is also known to have suffered a bout of flatulence [[MundaneMadeAwesome ON THE FREAKING MOON]]. Leading to this hilarious exchange with {{Mission Control}}:

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** Young is also known to have suffered a bout of flatulence [[MundaneMadeAwesome ON THE A FREAKING MOON]]. MOONWALK]]. Leading to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuv6TVv0r44 this hilarious exchange exchange]] with {{Mission Control}}:




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--> Young: (makes a {{Cluster F Bomb}})
--> Young (realises [[IsThisThingOn he's on TV]]): [[OhCrap Oh, Shit]].
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** Young is also known to have suffered a bout of flatulence [[MundaneMadeAwesome ON THE FREAKING MOON]]. Leading to this hilarious exchange with {{Mission Control}}:
--> Young (to Mission Control): I have the farts again. I got them again, Charlie.
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Young_(astronaut) John W Young]] was is a [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NASA]] astronaut and test pilot with 6 space flights under his belt. Sounds unimpressive? Young was selected as NASA's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_selection#1962 2nd ever batch of astronauts in 1962]]. His first space flight was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3 first manned flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_program Gemini program]]; he participated in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_6A first accurate space rendezvous]]; performed a "dress rehearsal" for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 first Moon landing]] by testing the Lunar module by separating it from the command module in Lunar orbit during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10 Apollo 10]]; walked ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle and drove]]) on The Moon himself on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16 Apollo 16]] (making him the second person to visit The Moon's vicinity twice); piloted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1 the first space flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle Space Shuttle]]; delivered the first Skylab module on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-9 STS-9]], before finally retiring as an astronaut in 2004, ''[[BadassGrandpa at the age of 74]]''; and, according to Swedish astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang Christer Fuglesang]], Young voluntarily continued attending NASA Astronaut Office meetings for years after retirement [[ItAmusedMe just for the lulz]]. Despite all these achievements, Young ended up {{overshadowed by awesome}}, being not as famous as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong Neil Armstrong]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_8 1st manned docking]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 1st man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin Buzz Aldrin]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 made Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 2nd man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shepard Alan Shepard]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_3 1st American in space]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14 oldest person to visit The Moon]]), or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lovell Jim Lovell]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_7 rendezvoused with Young]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 helped Buzz Aldrin make Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8 became one off the first 3 humans to enter Lunar orbit]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13 averted disaster when he became the first person to enter The Moon's vicinity twice]] + played by {{Tom Hanks}} in a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Apollo13 Hollywood movie based on his heroic act of avoiding an Apollo 13 disaster]]). As {{The Other Wiki}} puts it:

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Young_(astronaut) John W Young]] was is a [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} NASA]] astronaut and test pilot with 6 space flights under his belt. Sounds unimpressive? Young was selected as NASA's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_selection#1962 2nd ever batch of astronauts in 1962]]. His first space flight was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_3 first manned flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_program Gemini program]]; he participated in piloted the first mission to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_6A first accurate space rendezvous]]; org/wiki/Gemini_10 dock with two target vehicles]]; performed a "dress rehearsal" for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 first Moon landing]] by testing the Lunar module by separating it from the command module in Lunar orbit during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10 Apollo 10]]; walked ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Roving_Vehicle and drove]]) on The Moon himself on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16 Apollo 16]] (making him the second person to visit The Moon's vicinity twice); piloted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1 the first space flight]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle Space Shuttle]]; delivered the first Skylab module on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-9 STS-9]], before finally retiring as an astronaut in 2004, ''[[BadassGrandpa at the age of 74]]''; and, according to Swedish astronaut [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang Christer Fuglesang]], Young voluntarily continued attending NASA Astronaut Office meetings for years after retirement [[ItAmusedMe just for the lulz]]. Despite all these achievements, Young ended up {{overshadowed by awesome}}, being not as famous as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong Neil Armstrong]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_8 1st manned docking]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 1st man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin Buzz Aldrin]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 made Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11 2nd man on The Moon]]), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shepard Alan Shepard]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_3 1st American in space]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14 oldest person to visit The Moon]]), or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lovell Jim Lovell]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_7 rendezvoused with Young]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_12 helped Buzz Aldrin make Extravehicular Activity safer and more useful]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8 became one off the first 3 humans to enter Lunar orbit]] + [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13 averted disaster when he became the first person to enter The Moon's vicinity twice]] + played by {{Tom Hanks}} in a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Apollo13 Hollywood movie based on his heroic act of avoiding an Apollo 13 disaster]]). As {{The Other Wiki}} puts it:
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