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24th Jul '16 4:22:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{The Chasers War On Everything}}'', their American correspondent roamed the streets of New York asking people the date of the 9/11 attacks. Not the year, but the date. Some people got it wrong!

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* ''{{The Chasers War On Everything}}'', ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'', their American correspondent roamed the streets of New York asking people the date of the 9/11 attacks. Not the year, but the date. Some people got it wrong!
11th Jun '16 1:47:25 PM rjd1922
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*** The hardest alias to decode is probably "Oxidane," Oxi refers to a singular oxygen, the "-ane" suffix implies that it is packed with hydrogen, "OH2."

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*** The hardest alias to decode is probably "Oxidane," Oxi refers to a singular oxygen, the "-ane" suffix implies that it is packed with hydrogen, "OH2."[=OH2=]."



* Likewise, an early episode of ''TheManShow'' had the hosts collecting signatures from women to "End Women's Suffrage," just by phrasing it as if "suffrage" was a synonym for "suffering." To their credit, they did show several people pointing out how dumb that is and trying to correct people who had been duped, demonstrating that not everyone they met was ignorant enough to fall for it.

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* Likewise, an early episode of ''TheManShow'' ''Series/TheManShow'' had the hosts collecting signatures from women to "End Women's Suffrage," just by phrasing it as if "suffrage" was a synonym for "suffering." To their credit, they did show several people pointing out how dumb that is and trying to correct people who had been duped, demonstrating that not everyone they met was ignorant enough to fall for it.



* Google once did a survey of passersby in Times Square to see how many knew what a browser was. Very few did. It was so amusing that they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ posted it on youtube]] where it proved popular.

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* Google once did a survey of passersby in Times Square to see how many knew what a browser was. Very few did. It was so amusing that they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ posted it on youtube]] YouTube]] where it proved popular.
21st Sep '15 4:15:40 PM R1ck
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* Australian satirical news show ''CNNNN'' (made by the same guys who would later make ''The Chaser's War on Everything'') had their roving reporter in America ask passers-by which country America should invade next by placing flags on a map. A lot of people put their flags on Australia, which had been mislabelled as "Iran", "France" and "North Korea". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k Watch it here]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q566ys0sqVQ]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8u54jFubM]]

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* Australian satirical news show ''CNNNN'' (made by the same guys who would later make ''The Chaser's War on Everything'') had their roving reporter in America ask passers-by which country America should invade next by placing flags on a map. A lot of people put their flags on Australia, which had been mislabelled as "Iran", "France" and "North Korea". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k Watch it here]]. And more of the same: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q566ys0sqVQ]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8u54jFubM]]
21st Sep '15 4:15:04 PM R1ck
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21st Sep '15 4:14:56 PM R1ck
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* Australian satirical news show ''CNNNN'' (made by the same guys who would later make ''The Chaser's War on Everything'') had their roving reporter in America ask passers-by which country America should invade next by placing flags on a map. A lot of people put their flags on Australia, which had been mislabelled as "Iran", "France" and "North Korea". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k Watch it here]].

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* Australian satirical news show ''CNNNN'' (made by the same guys who would later make ''The Chaser's War on Everything'') had their roving reporter in America ask passers-by which country America should invade next by placing flags on a map. A lot of people put their flags on Australia, which had been mislabelled as "Iran", "France" and "North Korea". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k Watch it here]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q566ys0sqVQ]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8u54jFubM]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q566ys0sqVQ From the same team:]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8u54jFubM]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q566ys0sqVQ From the same team:]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8u54jFubM]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k]].
21st Sep '15 4:13:29 PM R1ck
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q566ys0sqVQ The Brits seem to like this]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8u54jFubM a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k lot]].
** Those guys are Australian, as reported in the next entry.
*** But thanks for proving this trope's point.



** Julian did this with general knowledge questions in most episodes. A particularly memorable one was a man who was asked "Who was the first man on the moon?" His answer: "You know, some [[MoonLandingHoax people don't think that happened]], they think it was [[{{Malaproper}} reincarnated]] in Arizona somewhere." [[FlatWhat What.]]

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** Julian did this with general knowledge questions in most episodes. A particularly memorable one was a man who was asked "Who was the first man on the moon?" His answer: "You know, some [[MoonLandingHoax people don't think that happened]], they think it was [[{{Malaproper}} reincarnated]] in Arizona somewhere." [[FlatWhat What.]]"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q566ys0sqVQ From the same team:]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY8u54jFubM]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKMtLOKG8k]].
18th Aug '15 12:09:37 AM FerrousWill
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*** Trickier alternatives includes water's acidic alias "Hydroxic acid" , and its basic alias "Hydrogen hydroxide." To decipher these names one would need to understand hydroxide means OH, and -- for the acidic version-- that the word acid implies an additional hydrogen.

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*** Trickier alternatives includes include water's acidic alias "Hydroxic acid" , and its basic alias "Hydrogen hydroxide." To decipher these names one would need to understand hydroxide means OH, and -- for the acidic version-- that the word acid implies an additional hydrogen.
18th Aug '15 12:08:55 AM FerrousWill
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** Perhaps people should try a different name next time? "Hydroxic acid" has a nice ring to it. (For the pedants: water is a perfectly good proton donor, therefore by definition a pretty good acid. That it's also a perfectly good alkali makes no difference.)
*** Since it's also a proton acceptor and thus a base, "Hydrogen hydroxide" is another fine name.
**** Of course since those names are made up and aren't even correct scientifically it would be perfectly reasonable for people not to recognize that they mean water.

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** Perhaps people It should try a different name next time? be noted that it is actually rather easy to guess what DHMO really is, as 'di' and 'mono' means two and one respectively.
*** Trickier alternatives includes water's acidic alias
"Hydroxic acid" has a nice ring to it. (For the pedants: water is a perfectly good proton donor, therefore by definition a pretty good acid. That it's also a perfectly good alkali makes no difference.)
*** Since it's also a proton acceptor
, and thus a base, its basic alias "Hydrogen hydroxide" is another fine name.
**** Of course since those
hydroxide." To decipher these names are made up and aren't even correct scientifically it one would be perfectly reasonable need to understand hydroxide means OH, and -- for people not to recognize the acidic version-- that they mean water.the word acid implies an additional hydrogen.
*** The hardest alias to decode is probably "Oxidane," Oxi refers to a singular oxygen, the "-ane" suffix implies that it is packed with hydrogen, "OH2."
7th Jun '15 8:28:31 PM GoldenSeals
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** For those of you who are interested, here's the website for the [[http://www.dhmo.org/ Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division]].

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** For those of you who are interested, here's the There's even a website for the [[http://www.dhmo.org/ Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division]].
11th Feb '15 2:42:14 AM jormis29
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** Julian did this with general knowledge questions in most episodes. A particularly memorable one was a man who was asked "Who was the first man on the moon?" His answer: "You know, some people don't think that happened, they think it was [[{{Malaproper}} reincarnated]] in Arizona somewhere." [[FlatWhat What.]]

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** Julian did this with general knowledge questions in most episodes. A particularly memorable one was a man who was asked "Who was the first man on the moon?" His answer: "You know, some [[MoonLandingHoax people don't think that happened, happened]], they think it was [[{{Malaproper}} reincarnated]] in Arizona somewhere." [[FlatWhat What.]]
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