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2nd Nov '17 10:40:57 PM rva98014
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* Another aversion is given in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' when a sheep {{mook}} flattens himself against a wall to dodge a speeding train car. The sheep is left with a nasty friction burn where his belly fur used to be, but is otherwise unharmed.

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* Another aversion is given Subverted in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' when a sheep {{mook}} is trying to outrun a subway car. He initially pleads for the car to stop but when he realizes that isn't going to happen he flattens himself against a side wall to dodge a speeding train car.the car as it speeds by. The sheep is left with a nasty friction burn where his belly fur used to be, but is otherwise unharmed.
28th Oct '17 11:59:10 AM Actua11y
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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' lampshades the ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' example in [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/06/13 This PSA strip]] (spoilers).

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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' lampshades {{Lampshades}} the ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' example in [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/06/13 This PSA strip]] (spoilers).



* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'''s The Allergy, which has Gumball telling Darwin and Anais to run away from a falling panda truck in a straight line. Anais points out how stupid that was when they could have run to the side after the fact, but they still managed to outrun the truck in a straight line anyway.
* Lampshaded/Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'''s Backward to School Night, when a Lard Boy promotional statue is rolling after the main characters. After a while of this, the driver of the truck it rolled off says, "Just run to the right or left!" In the next shot of the rolling figure, two of the main characters are chasing it instead, with the third on top.

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* Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'''s The Allergy, which has Gumball telling Darwin and Anais to run away from a falling panda truck in a straight line. Anais points out how stupid that was when they could have run to the side after the fact, but they still managed to outrun the truck in a straight line anyway.
* Lampshaded/Subverted {{Lampshaded}}/Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'''s Backward to School Night, when a Lard Boy promotional statue is rolling after the main characters. After a while of this, the driver of the truck it rolled off says, "Just run to the right or left!" In the next shot of the rolling figure, two of the main characters are chasing it instead, with the third on top.
22nd Oct '17 5:27:51 PM NoriMori
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': When Marlin and Dory have to escape the sinking submarine, they swim directly away from it in the same direction it's slide, and when both they and the submarine finally hit an obstacle, they miss being crushed by luckily being just a few ''inches'' under its nose. They could have just swum sideways and avoided all thatů

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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': When Marlin and Dory have to escape the sinking submarine, they swim directly away from it in the same direction it's slide, sliding, and when both they and the submarine finally hit an obstacle, they miss being crushed by luckily being just a few ''inches'' under its nose. They could have just swum sideways and avoided all thatů
13th Oct '17 9:53:48 PM Tiogshi
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* One of the (many) plans to prevent Earth from being hit by a civilization-ending asteroid is not to slow it down or divert it, but accelerate the rock so it crosses Earth's orbit long before the planet does. Mass is much easier to manipulate if you have inertia on your side.
** Inertia is a tendency of an object to maintain its motion (Newton's First Law). So how exactly is it easier to speed up an object rather than slow it down?
*** Simple: The asteroid already has velocity towards the path of the Earth, which means you're adding to its momentum, rather than taking away from it. The same principle is used for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberth_effect Oberth maneuvers]].
*** Because asteroids weigh less than Earth, and more massive objects accelerate less readily than less massive objects. Tow the lighter object out of the exact speed and path that will allow it to collide with Earth, and it won't collide with earth.
*** That's true, but according to physics, accelerating the object to decrease its velocity (in the absence of friction) is exactly as difficult as accelerating the object to increase its velocity by the same amount.

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* One of the (many) plans to prevent Earth from being hit by a civilization-ending asteroid is not to slow it down or divert it, but accelerate the rock so it crosses Earth's orbit long before the planet does. Mass is much easier Although this seems incorrect according to manipulate if you have inertia on your side.
** Inertia is a tendency of an object to maintain its motion (Newton's First Law). So how exactly is it easier to speed up an object rather than slow it down?
*** Simple: The asteroid already has velocity towards
conventional physics (which says the path of energy require to accelerate in any direction is the Earth, which means you're adding to its momentum, rather than taking away from it. The same principle is used for same), when using rocket motors, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberth_effect Oberth maneuvers]].
*** Because asteroids weigh less than Earth, and more massive objects accelerate less readily than less massive objects. Tow the lighter object out of the exact speed and path
effect]] means that will allow it to collide with Earth, and it won't collide with earth.
*** That's true, but according to physics,
accelerating the object to decrease a mass colinear with its velocity (in the absence of friction) existing momentum in a given gravitational reference frame is exactly as difficult as more efficient than accelerating the object to increase its velocity by the same amount.it perpendicularly or retrograde.
8th Oct '17 11:56:47 AM CerotechOmega
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* Another aversion is given in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' when a sheep {{mook}} flattens himself against a wall to dodge a speeding train car. The sheep is left with a nasty friction burn where his belly fur used to be, but is otherwise unharmed.
8th Oct '17 9:04:53 AM TenTwelveEleven
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* In ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', two soldiers run away from an enraged Kong. One yells to the other, "Run sideways, you idiot!" and runs to the side. He survives, while the other one who runs straight gets stepped on.

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* In ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', two soldiers run away from an enraged Kong. One yells to the other, "Run sideways, to the side you idiot!" and runs to the side. He survives, while the other one who runs straight gets stepped on.
3rd Oct '17 1:24:12 PM SafariMonkey
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* Lampshaded/Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'''s Backward to School Night, when a Lard Boy promotional statue is rolling after the main characters. After a while of this, the driver of the truck it rolled off says, "Just run to the right or left!" In the next shot of the rolling figure, two of the main characters are chasing it instead, with the third on top.
26th Sep '17 10:30:32 PM NoriMori
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': When Marlin and Dory have to escape the sinking submarine, they swim directly away from it in the same direction it's slide, and when both they and the submarine finally hit an obstacle, they miss being crushed by luckily being just a few ''inches'' under its nose. They could have just swum sideways and avoided all thatů
12th Aug '17 1:19:27 PM Cameoflage
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Hanzo's Dragonstrike fires out two enormous spirit dragons (or wolves, if you have the right skin equipped) that travel in a straight line, can go through terrain, and do enough damage on contact to kill a player caught in it in a couple of seconds. Outrunning the dragons is impossible, since they continue until they reach the edge of the map. Players who don't get out of the way when Hanzo uses it in an open area have been soundly mocked by the fandom.
7th Jul '17 10:23:36 AM TheBigBopper
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Logically the fastest way to avoid something that's coming straight at you is to move a few steps aside of its path and let it pass by, but in fiction nobody ever seems to do this. At all.

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Logically Logically, the fastest way to avoid something dangerous that's coming stuck on a straight at you course is to move a few steps aside of its path and let it pass by, but in fiction nobody ever seems to do this. At all.
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