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8th Jul '17 4:25:54 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* Ask someone outside of Japan to name a Creator/{{Sanrio}} character. No doubt they'll say Hello Kitty, maybe Keroppi, Badzt Maru and My Melody if you're lucky, ignoring more recent characters like Cinnamon (who always tops popularity polls in Japan) or Gudetama.
16th May '17 9:55:49 AM MistrDragn
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* ''Webcomic/XKCD'' often has strips with jokes on the subjects of advanced mathematics and physics, computer coding, and various other obscure references.

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* ''Webcomic/XKCD'' ''Webcomic/xkcd'' often has strips with jokes on the subjects of advanced mathematics and physics, computer coding, and various other obscure references.
16th May '17 9:53:11 AM MistrDragn
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* ''Webcomic/XKCD'' often has strips with jokes on the subjects of advanced mathematics and physics, computer coding, and various other obscure references.
14th May '17 11:55:48 PM CheeseDogX
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* As far as stars go, most people know the North Star and that's about it. Most people don't even know its actual name is Polaris. Alpha Centauri is reasonably well-known, mostly because it's the closest to us. Don't expect anyone to know that Alpha Centauri is actually three stars (or two if you're only counting the binary pair).
14th May '17 11:49:16 PM CheeseDogX
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* Ask a person for a stock list of constellations. It will usually come in two flavors: it's either the zodiacs, or the usual common ones like Orion, Ursa Major/Minor and the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment zodiacs]].

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* Ask a person for a stock list of constellations. It will usually come in two flavors: it's either the zodiacs, or the usual common ones like Orion, Ursa Major/Minor Major/Minor[[note]]and/or the Big and Little Dippers[[/note]] and the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment zodiacs]].
14th May '17 11:41:36 PM CheeseDogX
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** Americans will also mention Three Mile Island, though it was relatively tame in comparison.

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** Americans will also mention Three Mile Island, though it was relatively tame in comparison. Most people mentioning it seem to think it was a Chernobyl-sized disaster.
14th May '17 11:34:55 PM CheeseDogX
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* The only ''Star Trek'' aliens are Vulcans, Klingons, and Tribbles - plus maybe "those helmet-headed guys with big noses."[[note]] Ferengi [[/note]]

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** And Kahn is only remembered for [[MemeticMutation that time Kirk]] [[LargeHam shouted his name]].
* The only ''Star Trek'' aliens are Vulcans, Klingons, and Tribbles - plus maybe "those helmet-headed guys with big noses."[[note]] Ferengi [[/note]] [[/note]]. Orion Slave Girls never get mentioned, even though they're the TropeNamer for GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe.
14th May '17 11:30:07 PM CheeseDogX
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* The only ''Franchise/StarWars'' aliens people remember are Jawas, Sand People[[note]] more properly known as Kumumgah, or Tusken Raiders [[/note]], Wookiees, Hutts, and Ewoks. Most people will know ''of'' a species, but can't name it: "whatever Greedo was"[[note]] Rodian [[/note]] or "whatever Admiral Ackbar was"[[note]] Mon Calamari[[/note]]. There are also "those pig-man guards"[[note]] Gamorreans[[/note]] and "that white-faced dude with the tentacle-head" [[note]] Bib Fortuna, a Twilek[[/note]]. Yoda doesn't seem to be thought of as an alien, possibly because his species doesn't have a name or because people think of him as just "a little old green guy." The more knowledgeable ''Star Wars'' buffs will also be able to mention Bith, Aqualish, Trandoshans, Ugnaughts, Kowakians, Ortolans, Pa'lowick, and Sullustans - all of whom had prominent roles in the 1977-1983 movies. If you're thinking of the prequels, then you'll probably know about Gungans and [[BuffySpeak "that Jewish hummingbird-warthog thing"]]. [[note]] Watto, a Toydarian [[/note]]

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* The only ''Franchise/StarWars'' aliens people remember are Jawas, Sand People[[note]] more properly known as Kumumgah, or Tusken Raiders [[/note]], Wookiees, Hutts, and Ewoks. Most people will know ''of'' a species, but can't name it: "whatever Greedo was"[[note]] Rodian [[/note]] or "whatever Admiral Ackbar was"[[note]] Mon Calamari[[/note]]. There are also "those pig-man guards"[[note]] Gamorreans[[/note]] and "that white-faced dude with the tentacle-head" [[note]] Bib Fortuna, a Twilek[[/note]]. Yoda doesn't seem to be thought of as an alien, possibly because his species doesn't have a name or because people think of him as just "a little old green guy." The more knowledgeable ''Star Wars'' buffs will also be able to mention Bith, Aqualish, Trandoshans, Ugnaughts, Kowakians, Ortolans, Pa'lowick, and Sullustans - all of whom had prominent roles in the 1977-1983 movies. If you're thinking of the prequels, then you'll probably know about Gungans and [[BuffySpeak "that Jewish hummingbird-warthog thing"]]. [[note]] Watto, a Toydarian Toydarian. He actually says the name of his species in Phantom Menace, but with his gravy-thick accent, it's easy to miss [[/note]]
14th May '17 11:25:34 PM CheeseDogX
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** Likewise, people tend to assume that films by Creator/IlluminationEntertainment (such as WesternAnimation/DespicableMe or WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets) are either Pixar or Dreamworks properties.
2nd May '17 9:02:59 PM PillarGeneral8
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* Most people who know about Verdi's ''Theatre/{{La Traviata}}'' have heard it in ''Film/{{Pretty Woman}}''.
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