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19th May '18 8:28:26 PM MarqFJA
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Plucking a hollow reed and using it to breathe while underwater.

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Plucking a hollow reed and using it to breathe while underwater.
underwater. Often but not exclusively employed by {{Ninja}}s in fiction.
18th May '18 3:24:09 AM jamespolk
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* The same "drop a stick of dynamite down the reed" gag is used in "WesternAnimation/MouseAndGarden", when Sylvester and another cat named Sam are fighting over a mouse. Sam tries to sneak past using a pipe as a Reed Snorkel, but Sylvester has a stick of dynamite. The gag is extended a little bit when Sam twice spits the dynamite out, only for Sylvester to twice throw it back in before it goes boom.

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* The same "drop a stick of dynamite down the reed" gag is used in yet another WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, "WesternAnimation/MouseAndGarden", when Sylvester and another cat named Sam are fighting over a mouse. Sam tries to sneak past using a pipe as a Reed Snorkel, but Sylvester has a stick of dynamite. The gag is extended a little bit when Sam twice spits the dynamite out, only for Sylvester to twice throw it back in before it goes boom.
18th May '18 3:23:22 AM jamespolk
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* "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Brady#Brady.27s_Leap Brady's Leap]]". Sam Brady hid underwater breathing through a reed stem while escaping from Indians.

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* "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Brady#Brady.27s_Leap Brady's Leap]]". Sam Brady hid underwater breathing through a reed stem while escaping from Indians.

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* Sylvester tries this with a lead pipe to "save" Tweety, who is stranded by high tide, in one ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short. HilarityEnsues when a seagull decides to roost on the pipe.

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* Sylvester tries this with a lead pipe to "save" Tweety, who is stranded by high tide, in one ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short. HilarityEnsues when a seagull decides to roost on the pipe.




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* The same "drop a stick of dynamite down the reed" gag is used in "WesternAnimation/MouseAndGarden", when Sylvester and another cat named Sam are fighting over a mouse. Sam tries to sneak past using a pipe as a Reed Snorkel, but Sylvester has a stick of dynamite. The gag is extended a little bit when Sam twice spits the dynamite out, only for Sylvester to twice throw it back in before it goes boom.


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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Brady#Brady.27s_Leap Brady's Leap]]". Sam Brady hid underwater breathing through a reed stem while escaping from Indians.

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30th Jan '18 9:12:28 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'', one of DIO's Stand-using assassins hides underground while having his Stand pretend to be a genie. When Polnareff and Avdol find out, they try to flush him out by dropping dirt, rocks, ants, and a spider into the reed. When Cameo endues this, the two men [[ToiletHumor urinate into the tube]], at which point Cameo pops up and begs for mercy.
13th Jan '18 8:12:40 PM costanton11
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* The TV commercials for ''StarWarsBountyHunter'' had a bounty try to hide from Jango Fett this way. It didn't work.

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* The TV commercials for ''StarWarsBountyHunter'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsBountyHunter'' had a bounty try to hide from Jango Fett this way. It didn't work.
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.
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