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25th Jul '16 1:03:36 PM TheKaizerreich
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* AllFlyersAreBirds: Birds are the only avian ones, even though there's also bats, for example.

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* AllFlyersAreBirds: Birds are the only avian ones, even though there's also bats, for example. Thus creatures that fly must be inherently bird-like.
25th Jul '16 1:02:46 PM TheKaizerreich
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* AllFlyersAreBirds

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* AllFlyersAreBirdsAllFlyersAreBirds: Birds are the only avian ones, even though there's also bats, for example.



* KensingtonGore

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* KensingtonGoreKensingtonGore: Fake blood people have come to associate with how "real" blood looks like.



* LeadTheTarget

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* LeadTheTargetLeadTheTarget: Sufficient distances require a weapon using bullets/shells to shoot "in front" of the target to make their trajectories intersect and thus hit. Fiction often ignores that or, on the other extreme, wildly exagerates it.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistoryPoliticallyCorrectHistory: Changing or removing uncomfortable facts from history in a work that is supposed to be historically accurate. Itself often used as a criticism towards regimes with a {{Retcon}}-happy attitude.



* StockObjectColors

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* StockObjectColorsStockObjectColors: An object must have a certain colour because the audience expects it so, else there must be something wrong with it.



* UnrealisticBlackHole

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* UnrealisticBlackHoleUnrealisticBlackHole: Portraying Black Holes as anything other than just a giant gravity field that will trap anything that passes its event horizon. The typical portrayal is more akin to a vacuum cleaner.
23rd Jul '16 1:34:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheCSIEffect: The fictionalized depiction of crime scene investigation has given the general public unrealistic expectations of RealLife crime scene investigation. (It has also created [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy more savvy criminals]]).

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* TheCSIEffect: The fictionalized depiction of crime scene investigation has given the general public unrealistic expectations of RealLife crime scene investigation. (It has also created [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy more savvy criminals]]).criminals).
19th Jul '16 11:41:50 PM MsChibi
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* ConsummationCounterfeit: The hymen can be broken in ways ''completely unrelated'' to sex, and it doesn't always break the first time a woman has penetrative sex. The vast majority of women ''do not'' bleed TheirFirstTime. There is no [[VirginityFlag reliable way to tell a virgin from a non-virgin]]. With that in mind, sometimes trickery of this sort was necessary whether the bride was a virgin or not, because the families wanted to see what they thought was proof that she was a virgin. (Some places still do this.) The misconception of a woman's first sex necessarily being a bloody and painful event is found in many works.
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.
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