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20th Jun '16 11:39:50 AM Divra
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* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'': Many people will scoff at the idea of landlocked Austria having a navy, and, as a corollary, find Captain von Trapp's past as a submarine commander ludicrous. In reality, pre-WorldWarOne Austria-Hungary controlled a large part of the Adriatic Sea coast, and had a small but well-trained and well-equipped navy to keep their blue-water ports open. Captain von Trapp, in the meantime, earned his stripes as a midshipman in China helping to put down the Boxer Rebellion, commanded two submarines during WorldWarOne (U-5 and U-14), sank an Italian sub and a French armored cruiser and was Austro-Hungary's most decorated Navy officer after the war. Incidentally, he also angsted over the German offer of a submarine command a ''lot'' longer in real life than the musical; after having been a naval officer without a navy for two decades, the offer of a top-of-the-line submarine command was ''sorely'' tempting to him.



* ''Theatre/SoundOfMusic'': Many people will scoff at the idea of landlocked Austria having a navy, and, as a corollary, find Captain von Trapp's past as a submarine commander ludicrous. In reality, pre-WorldWarOne Austria-Hungary controlled a large part of the Adriatic Sea coast, and had a small but well-trained navy with cutting-edge equipment to keep their blue-water ports open. Captain von Trapp, in the meantime, earned his stripes as a midshipman in China helping to put down the BoxerRebellion, commanded two submarines during WorldWarOne (U-5 and U-14), sank an Italian sub and a French armored cruiser and was Austro-Hungary's most decorated Navy officer after the war. Incidentally, he also angsted over the German offer of a submarine command a ''lot'' longer in real life than the musical; áfter having been a naval officer and submarine specialist without a navy or a sea for two decades, the offer of a top-of-the-line submarine command was ''sorely'' tempting to him.

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* ''Theatre/SoundOfMusic'': Many people will scoff at the idea of landlocked Austria having a navy, and, as a corollary, find Captain von Trapp's past as a submarine commander ludicrous. In reality, pre-WorldWarOne Austria-Hungary controlled a large part of the Adriatic Sea coast, and had a small but well-trained navy with cutting-edge equipment to keep their blue-water ports open. Captain von Trapp, in the meantime, earned his stripes as a midshipman in China helping to put down the BoxerRebellion, commanded two submarines during WorldWarOne (U-5 and U-14), sank an Italian sub and a French armored cruiser and was Austro-Hungary's most decorated Navy officer after the war. Incidentally, he also angsted over the German offer of a submarine command a ''lot'' longer in real life than the musical; áfter having been a naval officer and submarine specialist without a navy or a sea for two decades, the offer of a top-of-the-line submarine command was ''sorely'' tempting to him.
20th Jun '16 11:37:01 AM Divra
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* ''Theatre/SoundOfMusic'': Many people will scoff at the idea of landlocked Austria having a navy, and, as a corollary, find Captain von Trapp's past as a submarine commander ludicrous. In reality, pre-WorldWarOne Austria-Hungary controlled a large part of the Adriatic Sea coast, and had a small but well-trained navy with cutting-edge equipment to keep their blue-water ports open. Captain von Trapp, in the meantime, earned his stripes as a midshipman in China helping to put down the BoxerRebellion, commanded two submarines during WorldWarOne (U-5 and U-14), sank an Italian sub and a French armored cruiser and was Austro-Hungary's most decorated Navy officer after the war. Incidentally, he also angsted over the German offer of a submarine command a ''lot'' longer in real life than the musical; áfter having been a naval officer and submarine specialist without a navy or a sea for two decades, the offer of a top-of-the-line submarine command was ''sorely'' tempting to him.
11th Jun '16 3:35:20 PM spiritsunami
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* The 2003-04 English Premier League title for Arsenal, on which they went completely undefeated. This is not only strange in world football, it only had happened once in the Premier League... 115 years before.

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* The 2003-04 English Premier League title for Arsenal, on which they went completely undefeated. This is not only strange in world football, it only had happened once in the Premier League... highest level of English football... 115 years before.before.
** Which is nothing compared to Leicester City's Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season. For those not in the know, most European football leagues run on a tier system, where the top few teams in each of the lower tiers each season are promoted to the next tier while the bottom few in every tier above the lowest get relegated to the next one down; in England, it's a four-tiered system, with the Premier League at the top and the Football League Championship, Football League One, and Football League Two below in that order. Due to the economic inequalities involved on all levels, the same few teams tend to bounce up and down between tiers year after year, while the highest tier is dominated by a select few teams. Leicester City was, for quite some time, one of those teams that tended to bob up and down--in their history dating back to the 1894-1895 season, their longest stretch at the top tier was 12 years from 1957-1969, and their longest stretch at ''any'' tier was 14 years at the second tier (starting with their founding). So is this just your usual underdog story? No, that doesn't begin to capture it. It took a furious closing stretch to the 2014-2015 season just for Leicester City to avoid being relegated back to Championship--a common fate for those who've just been promoted, as Leicester City had following a 2014 Championship title--which itself came just five years after a ''League One'' title. The preseason oddsmakers had Leicester City at 5000-to-1 to win the Premier League, which doesn't sound like much, but actually exceeds anything you'll ever get in American sports--to get up to 5,000-to-1 odds with the British bookmakers, you have to go to stuff like [[ElvisLives confirmed sightings of a living Elvis Presley.]]
8th Jun '16 11:08:51 AM Scorpion451
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* SpaceIsCold: It depends on exactly ''where'' you are in space. If you're in orbit above Mars, you will freeze, but in orbit above Venus, you'd fry like an egg.

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* SpaceIsCold: It depends on exactly ''where'' you are in space. If you're in orbit above Mars, you will freeze, but in orbit above Venus, you'd fry like an egg. Neither one is instantaneous.
2nd Jun '16 10:19:13 PM Shishkahuben
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* Parodied in one ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode in which Mr. Krabs pulls his way to use the sponge himself as a promotional money-making tool for the Krusty Krab, after a food critic complimented him. He makes Spongebob [[ArtisticLicenseLogic leave his current position to manually work on a ride, having set up Squidward, in costume, for his place]]. After tiring out, Spongebob gets attacked with insult and mockery for [[YourCostumeNeedsWork not looking like the real thing]]. It's not until the end of the episode that Mr. Krabs fixes things up.

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* Parodied in one ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode in which Mr. Krabs pulls his way to use the sponge himself as a promotional money-making tool for the Krusty Krab, after a food critic complimented him. He makes Spongebob [[ArtisticLicenseLogic [[InsaneTrollLogic leave his current position to manually work on a ride, having set up Squidward, in costume, for his place]]. After tiring out, Spongebob gets attacked with insult and mockery for [[YourCostumeNeedsWork not looking like the real thing]]. It's not until the end of the episode that Mr. Krabs fixes things up.
4th May '16 7:09:04 PM manny517
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* FreakierThanFiction: when adapting a true story, the story has to be toned down because the audience wouldn't believe it otherwise.

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* FreakierThanFiction: when When adapting a true story, the story has to be toned down because the audience wouldn't believe it otherwise.
4th May '16 5:26:26 PM aye_amber
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** RageAgainstTheMachine have a similar disclaimer on their albums that all sounds are made by guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. That didn't stop some reviewers from assuming Tom Morello's guitar solos on "Bulls On Parade" and "Guerilla Radio" were a turntable and harmonica respectively.

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** RageAgainstTheMachine Music/RageAgainstTheMachine have a similar disclaimer on their albums that all sounds are made by guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. That didn't stop some reviewers from assuming Tom Morello's guitar solos on "Bulls On Parade" and "Guerilla Radio" were a turntable and harmonica respectively.
15th Mar '16 5:48:47 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Defied in the ''{{Batman}}'' graphic novel ''Hush'': Catwoman is shot in the arm by Harley Quinn...and while she survives, in subsequent scenes she is shown to be physically weakened from loss of blood.

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* Defied in the ''{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' graphic novel ''Hush'': Catwoman is shot in the arm by Harley Quinn...and while she survives, in subsequent scenes she is shown to be physically weakened from loss of blood.
8th Mar '16 3:23:45 PM Jhonny
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* The 2016 Handball European Championships. Germany was basically a bunch of nobodies from a country that just a few years prior had to be given a "wild card" to even make it to the world cup. They squeaked by in the first round (after a loss in the first round to Spain) and only made it to the semifinal with a lot of luck and dedication. The semifinal is another squeaker which gets them to the final... Against Spain... Cue a 24:17 CurbStompBattle. It was not even as close as the score makes it sound.

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* The 2016 Handball European Championships. Germany was basically a bunch of nobodies from a country that just a few years prior had to be given a "wild card" to even make it to the world cup. They squeaked by in the first round (after a loss in the first round to Spain) and only made it to the semifinal with a lot of luck and dedication. The semifinal is another squeaker which gets them to the final... Against Spain... Cue a 24:17 CurbStompBattle.CurbStompBattle - for Germany. It was not even as close as the score makes it sound.
8th Mar '16 3:21:55 PM Jhonny
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* There's this Quarterback. Let's call him P.M. He is by all measurable (and some unmeasurable) categories the best of his era. However, any team he plays for suffers from chronic EveryYearTheyFizzleOut - and the blame is often (justly or unjistly) put on him. Cue his last season (for all we know) where he plays horribly but for the first time in ''ages'' is surrounded by a good or even above average defense and special teams. Of course he makes it to the Super Bowl (beating his long time rival with a reputation of being "clutch" in a 20:18 squeaker that went down to the wire to get there) against the undisputed MVP and probably one of the best young QBs of his era. Of course "P.M." wins his game. Of course this all just too cheesy to be true. Only that it is the story of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

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* There's this Quarterback. Let's call him P.M. He is by all measurable (and some unmeasurable) categories the best of his era. However, any team he plays for suffers from chronic EveryYearTheyFizzleOut - and the blame is often (justly or unjistly) unjustly) put on him. Cue his last season (for all we know) where he plays horribly but for the first time in ''ages'' is surrounded by a good or even above average defense and special teams. Of course he makes it to the Super Bowl (beating his long time rival with a reputation of being "clutch" in a 20:18 squeaker that went down to the wire to get there) against the undisputed MVP and probably one of the best young QBs of his era. Of course "P.M." wins his game. Of course this all just too cheesy to be true. Only that it is the story of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
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