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14th Sep '17 12:17:01 PM Tahaneira
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cro}}'', the modern day storyline is Dr. C and Mike are trapped on a raft in the middle of a saltwater tank by a pack of voracious school of [[PiranhaProblem piranha]]. At the end of the episode, [[IntellectualAnimal Phil]] saves them by getting a biology book and pointing out to the piranha that they are, in fact, freshwater fish. Realizing this, the piranha promptly go belly-up.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cro}}'', the modern day storyline is Dr. C and Mike are trapped on a raft in the middle of a saltwater tank by a pack of voracious school of [[PiranhaProblem piranha]]. At the end of the episode, [[IntellectualAnimal Phil]] saves them by getting a biology book and pointing out to the piranha that they are, in fact, freshwater fish. Realizing this, the piranha promptly go belly-up.
14th Sep '17 12:16:07 PM Tahaneira
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cro}}'', the modern day storyline is Dr. C and Mike are trapped on a raft in the middle of a saltwater tank by a pack of voracious school of [[PiranhaProblem piranha]]. At the end of the episode, [[IntellectualAnimal Phil]] saves them by getting a biology book and pointing out to the piranha that they are, in fact, freshwater fish. Realizing this, the piranha promptly go belly-up.
16th Jul '17 11:35:22 AM nombretomado
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-->Directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg. A crippled WW2 bomber returning to base no longer has landing gear, and the turret gunner is trapped under the belly, facing an agonizing gory death when they land without wheels. He desperately draws cartoon tires (a la ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') but is running out of time. [[spoiler:The tires serve to safely land the plane, but disappear when the captain slaps him in the face to snap him out of the trance he's fallen into once he's safely out of the ball turret.]]

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-->Directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg. A crippled WW2 [=WW2=] bomber returning to base no longer has landing gear, and the turret gunner is trapped under the belly, facing an agonizing gory death when they land without wheels. He desperately draws cartoon tires (a la ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') but is running out of time. [[spoiler:The tires serve to safely land the plane, but disappear when the captain slaps him in the face to snap him out of the trance he's fallen into once he's safely out of the ball turret.]]
12th Jul '17 5:15:48 AM MrItty
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has JD desperately hoping that a patient does not have cancer. When the good news comes in, the patient does something [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he'd previously said he hated]]. When JD points out to him that he'd never do that, the patient responds "Come on, JD, you know this isn't real." At that point, JD is instantly snapped out of his episode-long fantasy.
11th Jul '17 1:48:58 PM MrItty
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* In ''Film/FindingNemo: [[TitleTheAdaptation The Musical]]'' at [[DisneyThemeParks Disney's Animal Kingdom]], a pair of penguins are flying while discussing the recent happenings in the plot. One of them cuts off their discussion by realizing, "Hey wait a minute. We're penguins. We can't fly!", and the both promptly fall to the ground while screaming.
28th Jun '17 9:02:17 PM Steam_Lord
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** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/10/11/episode-610-logic/ Red Mage tries to fight a tyrannosaur]] and claims he was born to hunt dinosaurs. The tyrannosaur says this doesn't.

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** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/10/11/episode-610-logic/ Red Mage tries to fight a tyrannosaur]] and claims he was born to hunt dinosaurs. The tyrannosaur says this doesn't.doesn't make sense because dinosaurs are extinct... cue page image.
13th Jun '17 6:26:26 PM intastiel
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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', Mage's reboot, while doing away with the ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve angle, also has an example of a Puff Of Logic; a certain Abyssal manifestation that amounts to a inescapable maze can be negated just by navigating it in a such a way to prove that it must have an exit and logical connections.

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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', Mage's ''Ascension's'' reboot, while doing does away with the ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve angle, also has an example of a Puff Of Logic; a angle but contains several examples:
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certain Abyssal manifestation that amounts to a inescapable maze can be negated just by navigating it in a such a way to prove that it must have an exit and logical connections.connections.
** Whenever {{Muggles}} witness obvious magic effects, their intrinsic disbelief in the supernatural will slowly unravel the spell, due to the power of the Abyss enforcing the lie that magic isn't real.
1st Jun '17 12:52:18 AM tehSandwich
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* In the ''Literature/FengshenYanyi'', a certain Bi Gan was coaxed by Daji to have his heart removed. He managed to survive without his heart until he was said that no one can live without a heart. He then collapsed and died.

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* In the ''Literature/FengshenYanyi'', a certain Bi Gan was coaxed by Daji to have his heart removed. Thanks to Jiang Ziya predicting the whole thing, he was given a charm and some instructions to counter his death. Bi Gan carved his chest open, pulled his heart and then, walks out the palace without looking back. He managed manages to survive without his heart like that until he was somebody said that no one can live without a heart. He then collapsed and died.died on the spot.
31st May '17 9:54:27 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In "Life of Crime", Spongebob and Patrick as keeping warm with a fire, Patrick questions how they have a fire when they're underwater, and it immediately goes out. Later it [[PercussiveMaintenance lights up again later when Patrick kicks the tinder.]]

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** In "Life of Crime", Spongebob and Patrick as keeping warm with a fire, Patrick questions how they have a fire when they're underwater, and it immediately goes out. Later on, it [[PercussiveMaintenance lights up again later when Patrick kicks the tinder.]]
7th May '17 4:19:30 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/S/schroedinbug.html Schroedinbugs]] are bugs in which a program works fine until someone looking at the source code realizes it shouldn't work, at which point it stops working. This occasionally happens. Mostly it's because it only works because of some strange bit of junk data lodged in the memory it references. When the program is edited, it references something else, which means that the little bit of randomness that made it work isn't there anymore.
** Even more aggravating are the reverse phenomena: heisenbugs. The kind that are immediately apparent when you are running your code normally, but magically disappear when you try to fix or isolate them, leaving you with [[ParanoiaFuel that nagging feeling that they can come back at any time]], no matter how much work you've done to fix them. Usually, these bugs are triggered by a reverse of the same phenomena that causes Shroedinbugs: the error only shows up due to some junk data, and the presence of a debugger disturbs the cause of the bug to the point that it no longer exists. Alternately, a bug in one subsystem is only triggered when a bug in another system goes off, and so on, to the point that the result is impossible to replicate.
** Both not are limited just to programming. In other applications -for example, complex electrical automatisms with many contactors, timers, contacts, etc.- may appear too.

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* [[http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/S/schroedinbug.html Schroedinbugs]] are bugs in which a program works fine until someone looking at the source code realizes it shouldn't work, at which point it stops working. This occasionally happens. Mostly it's because it only works because of some strange bit of junk data lodged in the memory it references. When the program is edited, it references something else, which means that the little bit of randomness that made it work isn't there anymore.
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Even more aggravating are the reverse phenomena: heisenbugs. The kind that are immediately apparent when you are running your code normally, but magically disappear when you try to fix or isolate them, leaving you with [[ParanoiaFuel that nagging feeling that they can come back at any time]], no matter how much work you've done to fix them. Usually, these bugs are triggered by a reverse of the same phenomena that causes Shroedinbugs: the error only shows up due to some junk data, and the presence of a debugger disturbs the cause of the bug to the point that it no longer exists. Alternately, a bug in one subsystem is only triggered when a bug in another system goes off, and so on, to the point that the result is impossible to replicate.
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Both not are limited just to programming. In other applications -for example, complex electrical automatisms with many contactors, timers, contacts, etc.- may appear too.
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