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22nd Jun '16 11:51:55 PM Doug86
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein, ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''. Lazarus Long travels back in time and reads a newspaper to learn the current date: August 1, 1916. This is about three years earlier than he intended to arrive, since he'd planned to skip WorldWarI.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein, ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''. Lazarus Long travels back in time and reads a newspaper to learn the current date: August 1, 1916. This is about three years earlier than he intended to arrive, since he'd planned to skip WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
28th May '16 8:00:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A more short term version appears in ''MahouSenseiNegima.'' [[spoiler:Chao]] sends Negi and his friends a week into the future to the point that she has already won the battle. They realize something is up (the massive SchoolFestival has disappeared), but they don't figure out what happened until Yue sees the date on a newspaper. Chisame finds out separately over the internet.

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* A more short term version appears in ''MahouSenseiNegima.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima.'' [[spoiler:Chao]] sends Negi and his friends a week into the future to the point that she has already won the battle. They realize something is up (the massive SchoolFestival has disappeared), but they don't figure out what happened until Yue sees the date on a newspaper. Chisame finds out separately over the internet.
17th May '16 2:33:57 AM Arcorann
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* In ''Film/MidnightRun'' the second not-so-bright bounty hunter is trying to sell out Charles Grodin's character to his mob bosses and uses a picture of the day's paper, taken in the bathroom of the motel where he has Grodin's character hidden. Unfortunately for him, the towels for the motel, with it's name plainly seen, are hanging on a rack in the background.
10th May '16 4:28:32 AM erforce
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%%* ''{{Film/Terminator}}''.

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%%* ''{{Film/Terminator}}''.''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.
25th Apr '16 11:06:40 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'', Cortez picks up a photo of the BigBad. The MissionControl proposes a complex scheme to determine when/where to send Cortez to, regarding the building heights and designs. Cortez waits through the speech, then reads out the date, time and place from the back of the photo.

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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'', ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'', Cortez picks up a photo of the BigBad. The MissionControl proposes a complex scheme to determine when/where to send Cortez to, regarding the building heights and designs. Cortez waits through the speech, then reads out the date, time and place from the back of the photo.



* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', Layton first realizes how far into the future he is when he finds a newspaper and realizes that the date is 10 years into the future.

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* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', Layton first realizes how far into the future he is when he finds a newspaper and realizes that the date is 10 years into the future.
21st Nov '15 12:13:05 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2149801/1/Out_of_Time Out of Time]]'' when [[RurouniKenshin Kenshin]] from the revolution ends up time traveling twelve years into the future (during the main series). While Sano has figured out what's going on, Kenshin isn't convinced (and is rather intent on killing Sano, believing he's a spy). Sano's barely able to get him to look at an old discarded newspaper, which wins him over.

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* Inverted in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2149801/1/Out_of_Time Out of Time]]'' when [[RurouniKenshin [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kenshin]] from the revolution ends up time traveling twelve years into the future (during the main series). While Sano has figured out what's going on, Kenshin isn't convinced (and is rather intent on killing Sano, believing he's a spy). Sano's barely able to get him to look at an old discarded newspaper, which wins him over.
18th Sep '15 4:26:44 AM StFan
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* Subverted in a 1993 ''DylanDog'' storyline, where the eponymous hero wakes up with amnesia in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]]. It's only near the end of the story that he finds, in the ruins of a library, a collection of (very aged) newspapers running up to 2001, the year civilization ended. Dylan deduces he must be in the early 21st century... Then, not three panels later, he reads on a solar-powered clock it's August 4th, 2560.

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* Subverted in a 1993 ''DylanDog'' ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' storyline, where the eponymous hero wakes up with amnesia in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]]. It's only near the end of the story that he finds, in the ruins of a library, a collection of (very aged) newspapers running up to 2001, the year civilization ended. Dylan deduces he must be in the early 21st century... Then, not three panels later, he reads on a solar-powered clock it's August 4th, 2560.



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4th Jun '15 9:57:13 AM erforce
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* Marty does this in the first and second ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' movies. Played with in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', where the newspaper confirms Marty has the right date, he's just in a different timeline. And then there's a ClickHello.

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* Marty does this in the first [[Film/BackToTheFuture first]] and second ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' movies. Played with in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', where the newspaper confirms Marty has the right date, he's just in a different timeline. And then there's a ClickHello.



* ''{{Film/Terminator}}''.

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* %%* ''{{Film/Terminator}}''.
19th May '15 9:21:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Angel}}''. After spending sixteen years in a hell dimension, Holtz looks at a newspaper to see what year it is and is shocked to find that [[YearInsideHourOutside only days have passed since he left]].

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* ''{{Angel}}''.''Series/{{Angel}}''. After spending sixteen years in a hell dimension, Holtz looks at a newspaper to see what year it is and is shocked to find that [[YearInsideHourOutside only days have passed since he left]].
17th May '15 4:08:27 PM nombretomado
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* Kyon does this in the novel ''[[SuzumiyaHaruhi The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi]]'', in which he finds himself on a time traveling trip. Upon arriving in one time period, he considers asking WhatYearIsThis, but swiftly discards the idea after [[GenreSavvy realizing]] how demented he would look to others and instead heads for a convenience store to check the newspapers.

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* Kyon does this in the novel ''[[SuzumiyaHaruhi ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi]]'', in which he finds himself on a time traveling trip. Upon arriving in one time period, he considers asking WhatYearIsThis, but swiftly discards the idea after [[GenreSavvy realizing]] how demented he would look to others and instead heads for a convenience store to check the newspapers.
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