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27th Apr '16 1:52:44 PM DaibhidC
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-->'''Bernard''': It's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it: ''I'' have an independent mind, ''you'' leak, ''he's'' round the twist.

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-->'''Bernard''': It's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it: ''I'' have an independent mind, ''you'' leak, are eccentric, ''he's'' round the twist.
25th Apr '16 9:57:55 AM kataangluvr
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** Mario in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' can take three hits before he dies. The only exceptions are if he finds a Life Mushroom, which gives him three more hits as long as he gets coins to replenish any hits, or is doing the Daredevil Comet Challenge, which gives him ''one'' hit.
14th Apr '16 8:52:42 AM 20person
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** A variation for the lives of college/university students: Good grades, enough sleep, and a social life. You can only pick two.
12th Apr '16 6:41:44 AM labrat
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** "Mayday, mayday, mayday" as a distress signal in aviation is similarly repeated three times to ensure that the call for help is understood and not in error.
19th Mar '16 9:46:41 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Ever since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', there is almost always a twist that comes after three dungeons/{{MacGuffin}}s: Three Pendants of Virtue (in ''A Link to the Past'' itself and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''), three Spiritual Stones (in '[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]')', three Goddess Pearls (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker the Wind Waker]]''), three Fused Shadows and then three missing Mirror Shards (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', note that [[FreeSamplePlotCoupon the fourth Fused Shadow is already in Midna's possession and the fourth Mirror Shard is still in its place]]), three Servant Spirits and then three Pure Metals (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''), and three Ancient Tablets, three Sacred Flames, three Dragons who know the Song of the Hero and the aforementioned three fragments of the Triforce (all of them in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''). To a lesser extent, ''A Link to the Past'' also started the tradition of certain abilities, items and tools coming in sets of three (Magic Medallions, Spells, elemental Arrows, etc).

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** Ever since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', there is almost always a twist that comes after three dungeons/{{MacGuffin}}s: Three Pendants of Virtue (in ''A Link to the Past'' itself and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''), three Spiritual Stones (in '[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]')', Time]]''), three Goddess Pearls (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker the Wind Waker]]''), three Fused Shadows and then three missing Mirror Shards (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', note that [[FreeSamplePlotCoupon the fourth Fused Shadow is already in Midna's possession and the fourth Mirror Shard is still in its place]]), three Servant Spirits and then three Pure Metals (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''), and three Ancient Tablets, three Sacred Flames, three Dragons who know the Song of the Hero and the aforementioned three fragments of the Triforce (all of them in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''). To a lesser extent, ''A Link to the Past'' also started the tradition of certain abilities, items and tools coming in sets of three (Magic Medallions, Spells, elemental Arrows, etc).
19th Mar '16 9:46:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Ever since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', there is almost always a twist that comes after three dungeons/{{MacGuffin}}s: Three Pendants of Virtue (in ''A Link to the Past'' itself and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds]]''), three Spiritual Stones (in '[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]')', three Goddess Pearls (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker the Wind Waker]]''), three Fused Shadows and then three missing Mirror Shards (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', note that [[FreeSamplePlotCoupon the fourth Fused Shadow is already in Midna's possession and the fourth Mirror Shard is still in its place]]), three Servant Spirits and then three Pure Metals (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''), and three Ancient Tablets, three Sacred Flames, three Dragons who know the Song of the Hero and the aforementioned three fragments of the Triforce (all of them in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''). To a lesser extent, ''A Link to the Past'' also started the tradition of certain abilities, items and tools coming in sets of three (Magic Medallions, Spells, elemental Arrows, etc).

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** Ever since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', there is almost always a twist that comes after three dungeons/{{MacGuffin}}s: Three Pendants of Virtue (in ''A Link to the Past'' itself and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds]]''), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''), three Spiritual Stones (in '[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]')', three Goddess Pearls (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker the Wind Waker]]''), three Fused Shadows and then three missing Mirror Shards (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', note that [[FreeSamplePlotCoupon the fourth Fused Shadow is already in Midna's possession and the fourth Mirror Shard is still in its place]]), three Servant Spirits and then three Pure Metals (in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''), and three Ancient Tablets, three Sacred Flames, three Dragons who know the Song of the Hero and the aforementioned three fragments of the Triforce (all of them in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''). To a lesser extent, ''A Link to the Past'' also started the tradition of certain abilities, items and tools coming in sets of three (Magic Medallions, Spells, elemental Arrows, etc).
19th Mar '16 9:43:53 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** A gag from the Original Series episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The Trouble With Tribbles]]:

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*** ** A gag from the Original Series episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The Trouble With Tribbles]]:
19th Mar '16 9:02:42 PM Geoduck
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*** A gag from the Original Series episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The Trouble With Tribbles]]:
---->'''Kirk''': You'll do it?\\
'''Spock''': He'll do it.\\
'''Cyrano Jones''': I'll do it!
7th Mar '16 2:58:48 PM Tank50us
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* Used extensively in Military and Emergency Services as a way to ensure that certain things are heard, some examples include:
** "EjectEjectEject": Military Pilots shouting this have every intention of Ejecting from their aircraft. Shouting it three times serves three main purposes:
*** To make sure that no single utterance of the word results in someone initiating the Ejection sequence (and throwing away a perfectly good plane)
*** To make sure all crew-members hear it, and no one gets left behind (not all crew in some military planes can simply Eject, and must bail out the old fashioned way).
*** So that their Command knows that they are bailing out, and can get Search and Rescue to start looking for them.
** Fighter Pilots will sometimes do this when using their weapons, but not always. One example is the call "Guns Guns Guns", which is the call to let everyone know that you are firing your guns at a target.
** In policing, some precincts practice a rule of calling out "Shots Fire" three times to avoid any confusion over the radio. Something that has cost some police officers their lives waiting for back-up because Dispatch didn't hear the radio call.
** Some Fire Departments use a similar method to the Eject call mentioned above, in this case, if someone shouts "Evacuate" three times over the radio (followed closely by an evacuation horn blaring three times), it's a clear warning to those inside (or on the roof) that the building in question is about collapse, and that they should [[UnderStatement leave the building]].
** In Hospitals, some codes must be repeated when called out. These are typically the more life-threatening ones such as "Code-Blue" (Cardiac Arrest), but the reasons are the same as before: To ensure that it's been heard.
29th Feb '16 12:41:15 AM shamblingdead2
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* The three kinds of science: Life, Physical, and Earth. And then [[SixthRanger social]]. Alternatively, the three pure natural sciences: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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* The three kinds of science: Life, Physical, and Earth. And then [[SixthRanger social]]. (Social sciences are usually grouped as Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, as well). Alternatively, the three pure natural sciences: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


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* A good way to remember what "third party" is in terms of your liability insurance: First party is the insured. Second party is the insurance company (the insurer). Third party is everyone else.
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