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20th Sep '16 8:41:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The usual explanation for heatstrokes in tropical climates until [[WorldWarI the early 20th century]] was that solar rays cook the hapless guy's head - which drove people to invent the broad-brimmed sombreros, Stetson hats, Asian conical hats or [[AdventurerOutfit pith helmets]]. In fact, heatstroke from mild to deadly forms can be triggered by any source of heat, from a hot boiler room to the depths of a mine. The protection given by the renowned pith helmet laid in keeping the heat away from the skull by it's specific design (with ventilation holes, light weight and insulative material), protecting the face from sunburns due to the broad brim and the eyes from intense sunlight.

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* The usual explanation for heatstrokes in tropical climates until [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the early 20th century]] was that solar rays cook the hapless guy's head - which drove people to invent the broad-brimmed sombreros, Stetson hats, Asian conical hats or [[AdventurerOutfit pith helmets]]. In fact, heatstroke from mild to deadly forms can be triggered by any source of heat, from a hot boiler room to the depths of a mine. The protection given by the renowned pith helmet laid in keeping the heat away from the skull by it's specific design (with ventilation holes, light weight and insulative material), protecting the face from sunburns due to the broad brim and the eyes from intense sunlight.
28th Aug '16 7:01:30 PM BattleMaster
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* The tendency to refer to apes like gorillas and chimpanzees as monkeys. Because genetic testing has revealed that Old World monkeys like baboons and macaques are more closely related to the apes than they are to new New World monkeys like howlers or capuchins. Due to this, apes are now classified as a subgroup of monkeys and it's therefore scientifically accurate to refer to them as such.
23rd Aug '16 3:23:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} founder Andrew Schlafly has started the "Conservative Bible Project", an attempt to remove what he perceives as "liberal bias" from the Bible (it is exactly as blasphemous as it sounds). One of the stories he has removed from his version is the adulteress story, on the grounds that it could be used as a justification to sleep around. Amusingly enough, he's actually right this time. This passage is currently believed by scholars not to have been in the original documents (albeit not for the same reasons Schlafly thinks)[[note]]Or more to the point, that it ''was'' in the original Gospel, just not in John's—it's thought that early on, it was mistranscribed from Luke's Gospel, where it fits in better (as one of Luke's themes was God's endless mercy with repentant sinners)[[/note]].

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* Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} Conservapedia founder Andrew Schlafly has started the "Conservative Bible Project", an attempt to remove what he perceives as "liberal bias" from the Bible (it is exactly as blasphemous as it sounds). One of the stories he has removed from his version is the adulteress story, on the grounds that it could be used as a justification to sleep around. Amusingly enough, he's actually right this time. This passage is currently believed by scholars not to have been in the original documents (albeit not for the same reasons Schlafly thinks)[[note]]Or more to the point, that it ''was'' in the original Gospel, just not in John's—it's thought that early on, it was mistranscribed from Luke's Gospel, where it fits in better (as one of Luke's themes was God's endless mercy with repentant sinners)[[/note]].
14th Aug '16 12:41:48 AM Yuihime
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', one of your tasks for the Fremennik Trials is to play an enchanted harp strung with golden fleece. A nearby troll has golden sheep, but doesn't want humans getting near the pasture. Another Fremennik going through the trials tells you he traded the troll a pet rock (to guard the pasture) for the fleece. When you try the same trade, the troll refuses-- not because he's realized the pet rock is a scam, but because he's afraid that if he has two pet rocks, they will breed.

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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', one of your tasks for the Fremennik Trials is to play an enchanted harp strung with golden fleece. A nearby troll has golden sheep, but doesn't want humans getting near the pasture. Another Fremennik going through the trials tells you he traded the troll a pet rock (to guard the pasture) for the fleece. When you try the same trade, the troll refuses-- not because he's realized the pet rock is a scam, but because he's afraid that if he has two pet rocks, they will breed.
14th Aug '16 12:40:58 AM Yuihime
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', one of your tasks for the Fremennik Trials is to play an enchanted harp strung with golden fleece. A nearby troll has golden sheep, but doesn't want humans getting near the pasture. Another Fremennik going through the trials tells you he traded the troll a pet rock (to guard the pasture) for the fleece. When you try the same trade, the troll refuses-- not because he's realized the pet rock is a scam, but because he's afraid that if he has two pet rocks, they will breed.
4th Aug '16 2:19:00 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' Ben is initially convinced that the advert to purchase a magic kingdom is a scam for the obvious reason. He eventually learns that it is a scam - not because the kingdom doesn't exist, but because it's beset by enemies and what he's bought is less "permanent vacation to fairyland" and more "full time job that will kill him if he doesn't do it exactly right". Each time the seller simply waits the new king to be killed and puts it back on the market.

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* In ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' ''Literature/MagicKingdomForSaleSold'', Ben is initially convinced that the advert to purchase a magic kingdom is a scam for the obvious reason. He eventually learns that it is a scam - -- not because the kingdom doesn't exist, but because it's beset by enemies and what he's bought is less "permanent vacation to fairyland" and more "full time job that will kill him if he doesn't do it exactly right". Each time the seller simply waits the new king to be killed and puts it back on the market.
31st Jul '16 3:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DetectiveComics'' #373, "The Riddler On The Roof", Elongated Man visits Gotham while Franchise/{{Batman}}'s busy elsewhere, and Commissioner Gordon shows him the Riddler's latest clue. He stops the Riddler shortly before Batman, who has finished his own case and seen the clue, shows up. However, when they compare notes, they have completely different interpretations of what the riddle means, although they both connected it to the same crime. Basically, either Batman, Commissioner Gordon, or ''both'' were RightForTheWrongReasons—and out of sheer spite, the Riddler won't say which.

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* In ''DetectiveComics'' ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' #373, "The Riddler On The Roof", Elongated Man visits Gotham while Franchise/{{Batman}}'s busy elsewhere, and Commissioner Gordon shows him the Riddler's latest clue. He stops the Riddler shortly before Batman, who has finished his own case and seen the clue, shows up. However, when they compare notes, they have completely different interpretations of what the riddle means, although they both connected it to the same crime. Basically, either Batman, Commissioner Gordon, or ''both'' were RightForTheWrongReasons—and out of sheer spite, the Riddler won't say which.
15th Jul '16 6:26:38 AM Euodiachloris
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** Lady Barbrey Dustin is 100% convinced that maesters are not the neutral players in the political game that they claim to be. She points out how all their useful functions as servaters, such as reading, writing, overseeing the ravens and healing, are designed to lull Lords into not questioning the motives behind the advice they give. All so that the Citadel may rule from the shadows, puppeteers of all who dance on their strings, uncontested. Yes... But, no. They really aren't neutral and do have agendas... Which are mostly cultural or personal ones, not institutional or familial ones. See, they don't kid about wanting to serve and educate, but there are political factions within the Citadel divided on how best to do it, and individual maesters can fall into any camp with differing degrees and methods of active participation in wider society. Ruling from the shadows isn't seriously on the table as a concerted, overriding consensus agenda, however. Every initiate of Citadel we get much insight of, from the surrogate parent of Maester Cressen, the sleazy Maester Pycelle, the dedicatedly heretical ex-maester Qyburn to the sincerely devoted Maester Luwin and others... they all have ''many'' reasons behind the biases they act on.

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** Lady Barbrey Dustin is 100% convinced that maesters are not the neutral players in the political game that they claim to be. She points out how all their useful functions as servaters, servators, such as reading, writing, overseeing the ravens and healing, are specifically designed to lull Lords into not questioning the motives behind the advice they give. All so that the Citadel may uncontestedly rule from the shadows, puppeteers of all who dance on their strings, uncontested.strings. Yes... But, seriously... no. They really aren't completely neutral and do many ''do'' have agendas... Which are mostly cultural or personal ones, not necessarily institutional or familial ones. See, they don't kid about wanting to serve and educate, but there are political factions within the Citadel divided on how best to do it, that, and individual maesters can fall into any camp with differing degrees and methods of active participation in wider society. Ruling from the shadows isn't seriously on the table as a concerted, overriding consensus agenda, however. Every initiate of the Citadel we get much insight of, from the surrogate parent of Maester Cressen, the sleazy Maester Pycelle, the dedicatedly heretical ex-maester Qyburn to the sincerely devoted Maester Luwin and others... they all have ''many'' reasons behind the biases they act on.on; mostly personal ones.
11th Jul '16 4:11:52 AM Trogdor
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* ''WebOriginal/PokemonRusty'': In his first gym battle against the clearly too strong for him Blaine, Rusty, after sending two clearly disadvantaged Pokemon to die, sends out his Cubone. Blaine praises Rusty for actually thinking straight as Cubone is a Ground-type, which is super effective against his Fire-type Growlithe. Rusty scoffs at Blaine, calling him an idiot, as Cubone is a "Bone-type" and dogs have a weakness for bones. It ends up being a moot point anyway as Growlithe is too high leveled for Cubone to do anything.

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* ''WebOriginal/PokemonRusty'': ''WebAnimation/PokemonRusty'': In his first gym battle against the clearly too strong for him Blaine, Rusty, after sending two clearly disadvantaged Pokemon to die, sends out his Cubone. Blaine praises Rusty for actually thinking straight as Cubone is a Ground-type, which is super effective against his Fire-type Growlithe. Rusty scoffs at Blaine, calling him an idiot, as Cubone is a "Bone-type" and dogs have a weakness for bones. It ends up being a moot point anyway as Growlithe is too high leveled for Cubone to do anything.
9th Jul '16 7:16:39 AM EDP
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* In, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', [[spoiler: [[CloningBlues Fate]]]] compares the Wolkenritter to herself after finding out that they're just [[ArtificialHuman autonomous programs]]. In reality, her view was backwards. She's not something fake that looks human, they're humans who just happen to be living magical computer programs. They're {{Anti Villain}}s just like she was who wanted to see the one they love smile at any cost.

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* In, In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', [[spoiler: [[CloningBlues Fate]]]] compares the Wolkenritter to herself after finding out that they're just [[ArtificialHuman autonomous programs]]. In reality, her view was backwards. She's not something fake that looks human, they're humans who just happen to be living magical computer programs. They're {{Anti Villain}}s just like she was who wanted to see the one they love smile at any cost.cost.
* In ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', Sayuri is the only one beside Kyosuke and Madoka herself who know they like each other. She came at this conclusion because as she was stalking Madoka she saw her and Kyosuke enter the ABCB and heard the noise of lovemaking soon after, not imagining [[ItMakesSenseInContext it was actually a porn movie put on by Hikari, Madoka's best friend and Kyosuke's girlfriend, without knowing what it actually was]].
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