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1st Oct '17 10:10:43 PM ADrago
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* ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'' has a story in which Encyclopedia's clue that the story is false is this trope. Being himself, he knows that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs it doesn't work nearly so well]] in RealLife.

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* ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'' has a story in which Encyclopedia's clue that the story is false is this trope. Being himself, he knows that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs it doesn't work nearly so well]] in RealLife.
2nd Jun '17 6:23:56 PM TonyG
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* Jeremy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' after escaping Auntie Shrew, hiding under a water lily.
23rd May '17 4:10:46 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd May '17 9:18:05 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This is an example of RealityIsUnrealistic: the major problem is not the pressure, which only becomes a problem as you go really deep (most people are swimming just a few inches below the water, hardly low enough to crush your lungs), but that the width of the reed (or snorkel) needs to get wider the longer the tube is[[note]]Imagine drinking a drink from a glass through a ''really'' long straw - you'd need to suck several times just to get the drink to your mouth - air through a reed would be the same deal.[[/note]]. Otherwise you are just rebreathing the same air over and over, which will kill you after long enough. Unless you breathe out into the water, which defeats the purpose by highlighting your position with bubbles. Hmm... maybe you could do it with ''two'' reeds.

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This is an example of RealityIsUnrealistic: the major problem is not the pressure, which only becomes a problem as you go really deep (most people are swimming just a few inches below the water, hardly low enough to crush your lungs), but that the width of the reed (or snorkel) needs to get wider the longer the tube is[[note]]Imagine drinking a drink from a glass through a ''really'' long straw - you'd need to suck several times just to get the drink to your mouth - air through a reed would be the same deal.[[/note]]. Otherwise you are just rebreathing the same air over and over, which will kill you after long enough. Unless you breathe out into the water, which water -- and if you're trying to hide underwater, that defeats the purpose by highlighting your position with bubbles. Hmm... maybe you could do it with ''two'' reeds.
6th Feb '17 4:58:35 PM manepony101
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* Also done in ''Manga/DragonBall'' by Ninja Murasaki during a game of hide-and-seek. Goku finds him and pours hot tea down the reed.
28th Dec '16 10:41:44 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Oct '16 1:39:09 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''The Professor'', ''GilligansIsland.'' [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile He's correct.]]

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-->-- ''The Professor'', ''GilligansIsland.''Series/GilligansIsland.'' [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile He's correct.]]
29th Aug '16 6:51:50 AM jamespolk
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* Ronald Reagan does it in ''Film/CodeOfTheSecretService''

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* Ronald Reagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan does it in ''Film/CodeOfTheSecretService''




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* A variant in ''Film/MovieCrazy'' when Harold uses a funnel to breathe while fighting the bad guy on a flooded film set.
16th Jun '16 6:00:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Tenchu}} 2'', you can use this to become invisible in the water, which is slightly jarring as the water is depicted as crystal clear.

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* In ''{{Tenchu}} ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}} 2'', you can use this to become invisible in the water, which is slightly jarring as the water is depicted as crystal clear.
9th Feb '16 1:09:32 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/AlexRider'': In ''Point Blanc'', Alex hides beneath the surface of a lake, breathing through the barrel of a shotgun.
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