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3rd Jul '17 3:35:53 PM MarioTropes
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* When Wrestling/AndreTheGiant needed surgery, he was so huge that the anesthesiologist needed to base the dosage on what it took to get him drunk. André responded that it took two liters of vodka just to make him feel "warm inside."
17th Jun '17 2:09:04 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Apollo 13'' incident began on the ground, when one of the oxygen tanks that would later go into space with the service module was having a mechanical problem due to the tanks getting dropped during a move between spacecraft. The liquid oxygen drain was jarred and unusable.. The technicians decided to vent the liquid oxygen from the tank with the help of the onboard heating system. This caused the temperature gauge (which was designed for use in space after all) to go off-scale high. However, nobody knew at the time just how far off the scale things were. The results are well-known. Specifically, (looking at the [[OtherWiki Wikipedia]] article) the temp gauge didn't go above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees C). This wasn't considered a problem, because a thermostat was supposed to cut the heat at 80 degrees F. Unfortunately, this had fused on because when the electrical system was redesigned from 28v to 65v, the thermostat wasn't. The result was that temperatures hit an estimated 1000 degrees F (538 Degrees C) and burned the insulation off the wires. Which lead to an exposed, sparking wire ''inside'' a tank of pressurized oxygen. [[CaptainObvious Which then exploded]].

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* The ''Apollo 13'' incident began on the ground, when one of the oxygen tanks that would later go into space with the service module was having a mechanical problem due to the tanks getting dropped during a move between spacecraft. The liquid oxygen drain was jarred and unusable.. The technicians decided to vent the liquid oxygen from the tank with the help of the onboard heating system. This caused the temperature gauge (which was designed for use in space after all) to go off-scale high. However, nobody knew at the time just how far off the scale things were. The results are well-known. Specifically, (looking at the [[OtherWiki Wikipedia]] Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article) the temp gauge didn't go above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees C). This wasn't considered a problem, because a thermostat was supposed to cut the heat at 80 degrees F. Unfortunately, this had fused on because when the electrical system was redesigned from 28v to 65v, the thermostat wasn't. The result was that temperatures hit an estimated 1000 degrees F (538 Degrees C) and burned the insulation off the wires. Which lead to an exposed, sparking wire ''inside'' a tank of pressurized oxygen. [[CaptainObvious Which then exploded]].
13th Jun '17 1:06:10 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', a computer scans Violet and tries to count how many weapons she has in her HyperspaceArsenal. It eventually gives up and says "Many" in a surprised tone of voice.



* Comes up once in Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy:

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* Comes up once in Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy:''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy'':
29th May '17 1:59:36 PM mariofan1000
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* Meta Example: Put ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' into Microsoft Word, and it will bring up an error message saying that there's so many mistakes that it can't correct them.
28th May '17 9:50:05 PM Az_Tech341
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Presumably this is to allow writers to say something is astonishingly big or powerful, without having to [[{{Microts}} make up the measuring units]] for [[{{Technobabble}} Subspace Quantum Tachyon Emissions]], or using a real value that is completely [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale out of proportion]] to what would be sensible. Basically UpToEleven taken, well, UpToEleven.

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Presumably this is to allow writers to say something is astonishingly big or powerful, without having to [[{{Microts}} make up the measuring units]] for [[{{Technobabble}} Subspace Quantum Tachyon Emissions]], or using a real value that is completely [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale out of proportion]] to what would be sensible. Basically UpToEleven taken, well, UpToEleven.
[[{{Exaggerated|Trope}} Up to Eleven]].
27th May '17 12:41:11 AM Nulono
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--> '''Malcolm''': It's the wormhole, Doctor, it's getting bigger! We've gone way past 100 Bernards, I haven't invented a name for that!

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--> '''Malcolm''': It's the wormhole, Doctor, it's getting bigger! We've gone way past 100 Bernards, Bernards; I haven't invented a name for that!
16th Apr '17 7:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* Despite their phenomenally polymorphic instrumentation and interface, sensors on ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are especially prone to this fatal weakness. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' book ''Being Human'':

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* Despite their phenomenally polymorphic instrumentation and interface, sensors on ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are especially prone to this fatal weakness. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'' book ''Being Human'':
11th Apr '17 5:43:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''ShiningForce'' series, any stat that is over 100 is shown as '''??'''.

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* In the ''ShiningForce'' series, ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'', any stat that is over 100 is shown as '''??'''.
6th Apr '17 10:12:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the FRLG saga of ''PokemonSpecial'', [[TheBrute Orm]] uses the Dark Pokédex to gauge the power of Yellow's Pokémon and laughs at their low levels. And then Yellow's [[SuperEmpowering Viridian Power kicks in]], sending the numbers over the eighties, effectively freaking him and Sird out to the point that they know better than to try to fight her head-on.

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* In the FRLG saga of ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', [[TheBrute Orm]] uses the Dark Pokédex to gauge the power of Yellow's Pokémon and laughs at their low levels. And then Yellow's [[SuperEmpowering Viridian Power kicks in]], sending the numbers over the eighties, effectively freaking him and Sird out to the point that they know better than to try to fight her head-on.
1st Apr '17 6:59:27 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', after Kosma scans Nikita's magic signature, he's horrified to see that practically all of it is the berserk spirit, with almost no space on the scanner to show all the rest.
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