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17th Apr '17 3:52:47 PM Pamina
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', the IncurableCoughOfDeath is shown to indicate the kids are sick and most people assume coughing ''is'' a symptom of a terrible disease, so much that coughing is shown on made-up diseases or diseases that don't actually cause the sufferer to cough. In reality? Diphtheria actually ''does'' cause a cough because of the toxins and fluid filling the lungs. The Death Toll was also thought to have been greatly reduced for the sake of making it kid-friendly. In reality, a lot of the kids ''did'' survive. Also, there were people saying that there was no way a woman could have been a kid depicted in the film because it was so long ago. Actually, this was in ''1925'' - when the movie was done in the 90s, a woman could have easily still been alive, as she would have been in her 80s-90s.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}''
** Some viewers assume that
the IncurableCoughOfDeath caused by the diphtheria epidemic is shown just a clichéd device to indicate the kids are sick and most people assume coughing ''is'' a symptom of a terrible disease, so much that sick, since coughing is shown on so often used in fiction for made-up diseases or diseases that don't actually cause the sufferer to cough. In reality? Diphtheria actually ''does'' cause a cough because of the toxins and fluid filling the lungs. lungs.
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The Death Toll was death toll is also sometimes thought to have been greatly reduced for the sake of making it kid-friendly. In reality, a lot of the kids ''did'' survive. survive; the actual death toll is uncertain, but it may have been as few as six or seven.
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Also, there were some people saying say that there was no way a woman that little Rosy [[spoiler: could have still been a kid depicted alive as the grandmother in the film live-action framing scenes]], because it the serum run was so long ago. Actually, this it was in ''1925'' - when the movie was done in the 90s, a woman could have easily still been alive, as she would have been in her 80s-90s.
25th Mar '17 9:32:18 PM schoi30
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* RealityIsUnrealistic/{{General}}
25th Mar '17 8:54:18 PM schoi30
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* RealityIsUnrealistic/{{General}}
19th Mar '17 4:46:06 PM Rebu
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand''; a major American city gets hit by a national disaster, and the government basically leaves it to fend for itself, up to and including writing off the city and blowing the bridges out of town. Some people, including folks who liked the story, decried it as impossible, pointing out things like NoFEMAResponse. Then Hurricane Katrina rolled over New Orleans, and it didn't seem quite so improbable anymore.
16th Mar '17 4:36:09 AM Luigifan
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'''''Very'' widespread in fiction.''' In RealLife it is commonly expressed as "you couldn't make it up".

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'''''Very'' widespread in fiction.''' In RealLife RealLife, it is commonly expressed as "you "[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer you couldn't make it up".
up]]".
14th Mar '17 8:57:41 AM WaterBlap
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* TheThousandAndOneBottles: No matter what, laboratories will come fully stocked with beakers, flasks and test tubes, whether the scientist(s) need them or not.
12th Mar '17 7:37:42 PM Schroeder1174
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** "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore (at that time, a 16-year old New Jersey schoolgirl taking voice and piano lessons) was produced and recorded, vocals, orchestra, brass section and all, as a demo recording in a small four-track studio in New York City by a young Quincy Jones over the course of a day and not meant to be released commercially. That changed after PhilSpector talked to Quincy Jones at a concert both attended of his plans to record the song with the Crystals; Quincy mixed the recording, released acetates to radio stations across the country over the course of that weekend and it reached #1 in a month.
1st Mar '17 8:42:28 AM AhBengI
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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 highest level of English football... 115 years before.

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* The 2003-04 English Premier League UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague title for Arsenal, on which they went completely undefeated. This is not only strange in world football, it only had happened once in the highest level of English football... 115 years before.


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* Japan's 34-32 victory over South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history, and arguably in the sport's history. Two weeks earlier, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eFI6EP2sJw?t=99 a reviewer of the Rugby World Cup 2015 video game]] commented that its simulation of matches in the pool stages "just ends up in weirdness sometimes", citing Japan beating South Africa as an example, adding that "in no reality does that happen". CueTheFlyingPigs.
27th Feb '17 7:33:02 AM Kooshmeister
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* TheThousandAndOneBottles: No matter what, laboratories will come fully stocked with beakers, flasks and test tubes, whether the scientist(s) need them or not.
1st Feb '17 12:54:03 PM Stormwynd
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* The 2016 season of Seattle Sounders FC in [[MajorLeagueSoccer Major League Soccer]]. Shortly before the start of the season, the Sounders lost one of their high-profile players to the Chinese Super League. A string of inconsistent and poor performances led to the team spending much of the first half of the season below the playoff line, at one point sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference. After the firing of head coach Sigi Schmid and his replacement by then-assistant coach Brian Schmetzer, as well as the signing of Designated Player Nicolás Lodeiro, the Sounders went on a run of form rarely seen in MLS, carrying the team all the way to the MLS Cup finals. There, despite the Sounders not registering a single shot on goal, a tight defense (and a miraculous save from GK Stefan Frei) led to penalty kicks and the Sounders' first MLS Cup win in their history of being an MLS team.
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