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27th Jul '16 2:20:49 PM margdean56
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* In Creator/CoryDoctorow's ''Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town'', 3 of the protagonist's brothers are Matryoshka dolls in the literal sence (by the way, his father is a mountain, his mother a washing machine and two of his other brothers are an island and an undead ghoulish thing), so when the one with the actual digestive system goes missing, the other 2 start to starve.

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* In Creator/CoryDoctorow's ''Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town'', 3 three of the protagonist's brothers are Matryoshka dolls in the literal sence sense (by the way, his father is a mountain, his mother a washing machine and two of his other brothers are an island and an undead ghoulish thing), so when the one with the actual digestive system goes missing, the other 2 two start to starve.



** This is also the basis of the game "Pass the Parcel" - a prize is hidden within multiple layers of packaging and is passed around while music plays. When the music stops, whoever's holding the parcel gets to remove one layer.

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** This is also the basis of the game "Pass the Parcel" - -- a prize is hidden within multiple layers of packaging and is passed around while music plays. When the music stops, whoever's holding the parcel gets to remove one layer.
27th Jun '16 4:05:32 PM WillKeaton
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* The smallest scale of model railroad, Z scale (1:220), can be used on larger model railroads to represent a model railroad. Yes, a model railroad featuring a model railroad. ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/878/ had fun with this idea]].

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* The smallest scale of model railroad, Z scale (1:220), can be used on larger model railroads to represent a model railroad. Yes, a model railroad featuring a model railroad. ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/878/ had fun with this idea]].idea.]]
27th Jun '16 4:03:15 PM WillKeaton
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* The Mammoshka boss in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam''. It's a mammoth like creature inside a whole horde of mammoth like shells each slightly bigger than the one inside it. The actual creature even turns out to be less than half the size of the thing you start out by facing!

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* The Mammoshka boss in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam''. It's a mammoth like creature inside a whole horde of mammoth like shells each slightly bigger than the one inside it. The actual creature even turns out to be less than half the size of the thing you start out by facing!
27th Jun '16 4:02:15 PM WillKeaton
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* In one episode of Series/{{Castle}}, Castle and Beckett have to check Eastern European shops to try to find a candy bar the victim had (so that they can hopefully identify her). Beckett tells the captain Castle "had to buy something in every shop!" He's then seen showing off a set of new nesting dolls, gleefully explaining that they defy the laws of physics because "Just when you think there can't be another one..."

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* In one episode of Series/{{Castle}}, ''Series/{{Castle}}'', Castle and Beckett have to check Eastern European shops to try to find a candy bar the victim had (so that they can hopefully identify her). Beckett tells the captain Castle "had to buy something in every shop!" He's then seen showing off a set of new nesting dolls, gleefully explaining that they defy the laws of physics because "Just when you think there can't be another one..."
27th Jun '16 4:01:24 PM WillKeaton
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** A nested doll appears in the "Making Christmas" sequence, the smallest doll of which contains a live scorpion ([[FridgeLogic We never see it opened]]).

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** A nested doll appears in the "Making Christmas" sequence, the smallest doll of which contains a live scorpion scorpion. ([[FridgeLogic We never see it opened]]). opened.]])
12th Jun '16 8:45:41 PM Andyroid
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* One of the "good" things listed in "Definition of Good" by Music/TheyMightBeGiants is "Thing that's stored in a larger version of itself".
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18th May '16 7:35:04 AM TonyG
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* In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck & WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Hare The Million Hare]]'' (1963), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz3tvUDZO9I Daffy and Bugs compete to win a prize]]. The prize turns out to be a "[[{{Pun}} million box]]"... which proves to be ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: an enormous wooden crate, with ''one million'' tiny cardboard boxes inside. Each of the little boxes contains a $1 bill.

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* In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck & WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Hare The Million Hare]]'' (1963), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz3tvUDZO9I Daffy and Bugs compete to win a prize]]. The prize turns out to be a "[[{{Pun}} million box]]"... which proves to be ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: an enormous wooden crate, with ''one million'' tiny cardboard boxes inside. Each of the little boxes contains a $1 bill.bill, but Daffy doesn't find out until after he ceded the prize to Bugs.
** In "Knight-mare Hare", a sorcerer turns Bugs into a horse, but Bugs is able to remove it like a costume. Later, Bugs uses the same spell on the sorcerer, but when the sorcerer tries to remove the horse costume, he finds himself wearing an identical costume underneath, which has another costume underneath, and so on.




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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "WesternAnimation/{{Dancevidaniya}}", Mickey gives Minnie a nesting doll, with the innermost doll being a Faberge egg twice the size of the largest doll. Later, When Mickey confronts WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}, [[spoiler:he opens himself up like a nesting doll and out comes multiple Mickeys who outdance Pete into submission. At the end, Mickey produces a full-size sleigh with horses from the Faberge egg.]]
9th May '16 1:10:29 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. The titular mech is the size of a galaxy, piloted by Choginga Gurren Lagann, the size of a moon, piloted by Arc Gurren Lagann, the size of a mountain, piloted by Gurren Lagann, the size of a house, piloted by Simon, the size of a man. [[CaptainObvious Simon pilots himself.]]

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. The titular mech is the size of a galaxy, piloted by Choginga Gurren Lagann, the size of a moon, piloted by Arc Gurren Lagann, the size of a mountain, piloted by Gurren Lagann, the size of a house, piloted by Simon, the size of a man. [[CaptainObvious Simon pilots himself.]]
15th Dec '15 8:30:30 PM FF32
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* [[SCPFoundation SCP-]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-641 641]] takes the form of a set of these.

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* [[SCPFoundation [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-641 641]] takes the form of a set of these.
4th Dec '15 8:39:42 AM tiger64guy
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* In ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', it's possible to open a chest only to find another, smaller chest inside of it. This can potentially happen multiple times in a row, leading to smaller and smaller chests.
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