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26th Nov '17 5:51:17 PM nombretomado
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** This one works in the [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli armed forces]] too. Another thing they ask you to get is a glow stick charger.

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** This one works in the [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli armed forces]] too. Another thing they ask you to get is a glow stick charger.
23rd Sep '17 1:49:33 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': The search for the titular traitor in the story "Hay un traidor en la T.I.A." ("There's a traitor in the T.I.A.") eventually turns into this. [[spoiler:The enemies knew all the secret plans because the Super transmitted them to Fulgencio, the service coordinator who is located in the building in front of the T.I.A. headquarters, by yelling them at him from the window, so the enemies only had to place a spy waiting on the sidewalk below and record everything.]]
16th Sep '17 5:21:28 PM nombretomado
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* This is apparently ''very'' common in the military. Examples from Wiki/TheOtherWiki, at least for the [[YanksWithTanks US Navy]], include:

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* This is apparently ''very'' common in the military. Examples from Wiki/TheOtherWiki, at least for the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US Navy]], include:
13th Sep '17 5:05:47 PM TrendingToon1
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** In "Great Balls of Water", Candace is briefly shown on an actual snipe hunt during her "Extraordinary" musical number.
16th Aug '17 3:15:33 PM aurora369
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** There's similar dialogue in the book as well, except book!Robert sends Lancel with an errand to the master-at-arms to stretch the breastplate (with the obvious intention to make the master-at-arms stare at Lancel).

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** There's similar dialogue in the book as well, except book!Robert sends Lancel with an errand to the master-at-arms to stretch fetch the breastplate aforementioned device (with the obvious intention to make the master-at-arms stare at Lancel).
16th Aug '17 2:21:40 PM aurora369
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** There's similar dialogue in the book as well, except book!Robert sends Lancel with an errand to the master-at-arms to stretch the breastplate (with the obvious intention to make the master-at-arms stare at Lancel).
4th Aug '17 6:16:20 PM BirdMan40
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' features a literal example. Carl sends Russell away on one to get him to stop annoying him. Eventually, he actually finds one, although it's a bit bigger than he expected. Alpha sent Dug away on a literal Snipe Hunt as well, due to the fact that Dug's foolishness was viewed a burden on the pack. True to this trope, he finds the bird. The bird becomes a principal character of the film! What makes it even funnier is that, Carl truly believed that it was impossible because he didn't know that there is such a bird as a snipe, and also that the villain has been searching for this same bird for the past century.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' features a [[TropeNamer literal example.example]]. Carl sends Russell away on one to get him to stop annoying him. Eventually, he actually finds one, although it's a bit bigger than he expected. Alpha sent Dug away on a literal Snipe Hunt as well, due to the fact that Dug's foolishness was viewed a burden on the pack. True to this trope, he finds the bird. The bird becomes a principal character of the film! What makes it even funnier is that, Carl truly believed that it was impossible because he didn't know that there is such a bird as a snipe, and also that the villain has been searching for this same bird for the past century.
8th Jul '17 10:35:14 AM nombretomado
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* This is common in most fields of employment as a welcoming ritual (also commonly known as hazing) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt#Common_items a list]] on TheOtherWiki catalogs the most common items involved, of which the "long stand" (not, as the hapless newbie eventually finds out, a supporting structure of greater than average length) is perhaps the most celebrated. This can be used to their own advantage by savvy employees who know the joke but pretend to fall for it, so they can head out for a coffee or a nap for a couple of hours on the company's nickel.
* This is apparently ''very'' common in the military. Examples from TheOtherWiki, at least for the [[YanksWithTanks US Navy]], include:

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* This is common in most fields of employment as a welcoming ritual (also commonly known as hazing) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt#Common_items a list]] on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki catalogs the most common items involved, of which the "long stand" (not, as the hapless newbie eventually finds out, a supporting structure of greater than average length) is perhaps the most celebrated. This can be used to their own advantage by savvy employees who know the joke but pretend to fall for it, so they can head out for a coffee or a nap for a couple of hours on the company's nickel.
* This is apparently ''very'' common in the military. Examples from TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, at least for the [[YanksWithTanks US Navy]], include:
31st May '17 11:40:06 AM ngh93
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* The premise of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Princess Atta sends Flik out to find some bugs to fight Hopper, not expecting him to actually find anybody willing to defend an ant colony. Subverted that Flik actually finds what he's looking for...after a fashion.

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* The premise of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Princess Atta sends Flik out to find some bugs to fight Hopper, not expecting him to actually find anybody willing to defend an ant colony. Subverted that Flik actually finds what he's looking for...[[MistakenForBadass after a fashion.fashion]].
10th May '17 1:18:16 AM morane
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** In Finland, if a novice sailor gets too nosey, the skipper will send him to fetch him a "spörbeli", a non-existent item which has always been stored in the most difficultly accessible place in the yacht. When the novice goes to fetch it, the skipper will then perform a nasty manoeuvre, such as a gybe. (Kudos points to the novice sailor who actually ''finds'' an existing but seldom used item, such as the motoring cone or anchor ball.)
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