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9th Jan '17 9:57:41 PM ChilledXSocks
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* OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers: ''Always'' call a lawyer if you're accused of ''anything'' with consequences above a citation. If you are ever placed under arrest, you need a lawyer, and sometimes one is a good idea even if you're not arrested but are being questioned or even if you're only a witness. As has been noted in many places online, talking to the police without a lawyer unless you are a victim (and sometimes even then) is a very bad idea. On a related note, if your country allows silence as a right, ''invoke and use that right'' until/unless your lawyer advises you otherwise. If you are involved in a lengthy interrogation without a lawyer, demand one and don't answer questions if possible. Regardless of whether or not you are dealing with a corrupt or incompetent cop, the reason the Miranda Warnings says "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law" is because '''anything you say ''can'' and ''will'' be used against you in a court of law'''. Saying "I'm sorry" because you accidentally bumped somebody with your elbow in the interrogation room can be construed as a confession for the larger event, and it will be mentioned as such.

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* OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers: ''Always'' call a lawyer if you're accused of ''anything'' with consequences above a citation. If you are ever placed under arrest, you need a lawyer, and sometimes one is a good idea even if you're not arrested but are being questioned or even if you're only a witness. As has been noted in many places online, talking to the police without a lawyer unless you are a victim (and sometimes even then) is a very bad idea. On a related note, if your country allows silence as a right, ''invoke and use that right'' until/unless your lawyer advises you otherwise. If you are involved in a lengthy interrogation without a lawyer, demand one and don't answer questions if possible. Regardless of whether or not you are dealing with a corrupt or incompetent cop, the reason the Miranda Warnings says "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law" is because '''anything '''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin anything you say ''can'' say]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin can and ''will'' will]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin be used against you in a court of law'''.law]]'''. Saying "I'm sorry" because you accidentally bumped somebody with your elbow in the interrogation room can be construed as a confession for the larger event, and it will be mentioned as such.
27th Nov '16 2:23:39 PM DimensionalShambler
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* OneManArmy: There's a reason why most military organizations emphasize teamwork, and why police call for backup. Many RealLife one man armies had help and almost always got wounded or killed.
27th Nov '16 1:46:51 PM DimensionalShambler
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* BoomHeadshot: Attempting to shoot your target in the head is incredibly difficult and will often lead to a missed shot or perhaps even an innocent being shot. RealLife snipers aim for the center of mass, because even if you miss that, you'll likely hit a limb.



* CrazyAwesome: Trying to do things in ridiculous ways will make you look like an idiot regardless of how successful it is and will likely get you fired at best or arrested at worst.
24th Nov '16 5:38:17 PM Chariset
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* AnnoyingArrows: Arrows, while certainly annoying, are not useless. They can tear organs and muscles and lead to death from uncontrolled bleeding, whether or not the victim yanks them out. In fact, arrows are ''more'' likely to cause infections than bullets, because arrowheads contain bacteria that is not killed in the process of firing. There is a reason that crossbowmen and archers were hated in medieval Europe.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Arrows, while certainly annoying, especially the kind with broad, bladed heads, are not useless.extremely dangerous. They can tear organs and muscles and lead to death from uncontrolled bleeding, whether or not the victim yanks them out. In fact, arrows are ''more'' addition, an arrow wound is more likely to cause infections become infected than bullets, a gunshot wound because arrowheads contain bacteria that is not killed in the process of firing. There is a reason that crossbowmen and archers were hated in medieval Europe.



* BoomHeadshot: In RealLife, shooting any part of the body will deal lethal or at least, critical amounts of damage to that person to the point of incapacitation CriticalExistenceFailure be damned. Yes, that includes their limbs. Shooting them in the head is incredibly difficult and will often lead to a missed shot or perhaps even an innocent being shot.

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* BoomHeadshot: In RealLife, shooting any part of the body will deal lethal or at least, critical amounts of damage Attempting to that person to the point of incapacitation CriticalExistenceFailure be damned. Yes, that includes their limbs. Shooting them shoot your target in the head is incredibly difficult and will often lead to a missed shot or perhaps even an innocent being shot.shot. RealLife snipers aim for the center of mass, because even if you miss that, you'll likely hit a limb.



* OnlyAFleshWound: Injuries that don't involve vital organs and are left untreated can still result in death from blood loss, infection, or permanent debilitation, and they leave permanent scarring.

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* OnlyAFleshWound: Injuries that don't involve vital organs and are left untreated can still result in death from blood loss, infection, or permanent debilitation, and they leave permanent scarring. This is doubly true of gunshot wounds.



* SarcasticConfession: While you can try this to someone you know well, the authorities will take whatever you have said seriously regardless of whether it is sarcastic or not. And it's also rude to them.

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* SarcasticConfession: While you can try this to someone you know well, the authorities will take whatever you have said seriously regardless of whether it is sarcastic or not. And Besides, it's also rude to them.rude.



* SoftWater: A fall into water may cause ''less'' injury than hitting solid concrete (thanks again, ''Series/MythBusters''), but it will still be lethal from a significant height, resulting in similar crush injuries. Also, if you are so injured you can't swim from the impact, you ''will'' drown, where if a fall onto even solid concrete left you alive, you might have a chance of survival with being found and getting prompt medical treatment.

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* SoftWater: A fall into Compared to dry ground, water may cause ''less'' injury than hitting solid concrete is ''softer'' (thanks again, ''Series/MythBusters''), but it will still be lethal from a significant height, resulting in similar crush injuries. Also, if you are so injured cannot swim, you can't swim from the impact, you ''will'' drown, where if will drown after a hard fall into water, whereas a fall onto even solid concrete left you alive, you might have a ground leaves open the chance of survival with being found and getting prompt medical treatment.rescue if you survive the initial impact.
24th Nov '16 5:23:22 PM Chariset
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* AllAnimalsAreDomesticated: Some truly domesticated animals can be dangerous if approached in the wrong way, and wild as well as stray animals should be left alone.

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* AllAnimalsAreDomesticated: Some Even truly domesticated animals can be dangerous if approached in the wrong way, and wild as well as stray animals should be left alone.



* BulletproofVest: They're not an guarantee against all damage. [[ExactWords Bulletproof vests spread out the impact so that bullets can't punch through through and embed themselves in you.]] That's all. You will still get hurt: a bruise at best; broken ribs and internal injuries at worst. Moreover, they're not proof against bladed weapons and multiple shots, especially in the same place.
* CanCrushingCranium: Slamming an object ([[PutTheirHeadsTogether or someone else's skull]]) onto your skull is never a good idea.
* ChainsawGood: RuleOfCool aside, chainsaws are susceptible to kickback and chain snappage when used on material harder than wood, all of which will cause more harm to the user than the target.

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* BulletproofVest: They're not an guarantee against all damage. [[ExactWords Bulletproof vests spread out the impact so that bullets can't punch through through and embed themselves in you.]] your body. That's all. You will still get hurt: a bruise at best; broken ribs and internal injuries at worst. Moreover, they're not Nor are they proof against bladed weapons and multiple shots, especially in the same place.
place. Paradoxically, a vest or other armor can make you ''less'' safe in a firefight, making you more willing to take risks out of a sense of invulnerability.
* CanCrushingCranium: Slamming an object ([[PutTheirHeadsTogether or someone else's skull]]) onto into your skull is never a good idea.
* ChainsawGood: RuleOfCool aside, chainsaws are susceptible to kickback and chain snappage when used on material harder than wood, all of which will likely cause more harm to the user than the target.



* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Don't assume that the wooden door, fence, interior wall, car body, or even concrete bricks you're behind will protect you from bullets. It won't.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Being near a fire, a lava pool, a hot oven, a nuclear or conventional explosion, or some other source of radiant heat can be just as deadly or injurious as being in it. A flashpoint is where an object instantly catches fire when the air is a certain temperature.

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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Don't assume that the The wooden door, fence, interior wall, car body, or even concrete bricks you're hiding behind will protect you from bullets. It won't.
can't stop a bullet. The most it can do is make your attacker more likely to miss.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Being near ''near'' a fire, a lava pool, a hot oven, a nuclear or conventional explosion, or some other heat source of radiant heat can be just as deadly or injurious dangerous as being in it. A flashpoint is where an object instantly catches fire when the air is at a certain temperature.



* CoolClearWater: The water in that lake or mountain stream may be clear, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's safe to drink. It may contain lethal chemicals, dangerous microorganisms, or be boiling hot -- in fact, those things may be ''why'' the water is clear. This is especially true in areas like the high mountains in the Midwestern USA where cyanide was used in gold mining; there are pools, ponds and even small lakes where there is no life at all due to their high levels of cyanide.

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* CoolClearWater: The water in that lake or mountain stream may be clear, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's safe to drink.potable. It may contain lethal chemicals, dangerous microorganisms, or be boiling hot -- in fact, those things may be ''why'' the water is clear. This is especially true in areas like the high mountains in the Midwestern USA where cyanide was used in gold mining; there are pools, ponds and even small lakes where there is no life at all due to their high levels of cyanide.



* CowTipping: Cows are more than capable of holding their own against humans trying to push or pull them over. They will also defend themselves, possibly lethally.

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* CowTipping: Cows are more than capable of holding their own against humans trying to push or pull them over. They will can also defend themselves, themselves with their horns or hooves, possibly lethally.



* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: The visible part of the tornado is merely the center. The tornado proper extends quite far away from the funnel cloud, to the point where you must distance yourself quite a bit from it if you don't want to subject yourself to winds sometimes in excess of 200 miles per hour. Beyond that you are still in danger of shrapnel. Thunderstorms severe enough to spawn tornadoes can also contain other lethal and injurious hazards, specifically lightning, large hail, and enough rain to cause flash floods.

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* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: The visible part of the tornado is merely the center. The tornado proper extends quite far away from the funnel cloud, to the point where you must distance yourself quite is a bit from it if you don't want to subject yourself to large, circular area of rotating, high-speed winds sometimes in excess of 200 miles per hour. Beyond that can easily blow you are still in danger of shrapnel. away (or blow something heavy into you). Thunderstorms severe enough to spawn tornadoes can also contain bring other lethal and injurious hazards, specifically lightning, large hail, and enough rain to cause flash floods.



* ExtremeOmnivore: Go ahead and eat those things not meant for human consumption. Don't be surprised if you get sick, or at the very least, your body has a negative reaction to what you've eaten.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: Go ahead and If you eat those things something not meant for human consumption. Don't be surprised if you get sick, or at the very least, your body has a negative reaction to what you've eaten.consumption, you'll feel sick ''at best''.



* FartsOnFire: You can incur severe burns on your anus and genitals doing this if it goes wrong.

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* FartsOnFire: You can incur severe burns on your anus and genitals doing this if it goes wrong.this.



* HardHead: All head injuries should be treated immediately, even if the patient looks "fine". Brain hemorrhaging could be occurring. The brain has no nerve endings, so it cannot sense pain directly. Only the membrane surrounding it does.
* HealingHerb: As with AllNaturalSnakeOil, not all herbs will be beneficial; they all come with side effects, some worse than others. Do your research.

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* HardHead: All head injuries should be treated immediately, even if the patient looks "fine". Brain hemorrhaging could be occurring. The brain has no nerve endings, so it cannot sense pain directly.its own injuries. Only the membrane surrounding it does.
* HealingHerb: As with AllNaturalSnakeOil, not all herbs will be are beneficial; they all come even herbs with known medicinal properties cause side effects, some worse than others. Do your research.



* ImprovisedZipline: Real ziplines take a while to construct and require specific, strong materials so they don't break. The cords are designed to support the weight of an elephant or two for a reason.

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* ImprovisedZipline: Real ziplines take a while to construct and require specific, strong materials so they don't break. The cords are designed to support the weight of an elephant or two for a reason. Further, as ''LiveActionTelevision/MythBusters'' demonstrated, a cord has to be strong and 'slippery'' to function as a zipline; otherwise you can't slide at all.



* TheMarvelousDeer: Deer are actually among the most dangerous animals of the forest. They gore with their antlers, break bones by kicking and become especially aggressive during mating season.

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* TheMarvelousDeer: Deer are actually among the most dangerous animals of the forest. They gore with their antlers, break bones by kicking and can become especially blindly aggressive during mating season.



* MotorcycleJousting: Unless you are a trained stunt rider on a closed course, this is a ''very'' good way to unbalance or totally lose control of your bike and crash.

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* MotorcycleJousting: Unless you are a trained stunt rider on a closed course, this This is a ''very'' good way to unbalance or totally lose your bike, often leading to a loss of control of your bike and subsequent crash.
24th Nov '16 2:53:24 PM Chariset
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* BulletproofHumanShield: Human bodies are pliable and not great against supersonic metal. This is especially true for armor piercing rounds and high caliber.
* BulletproofVest: [[ExactWords Bulletproof vests stop some bullets and pretty much nothing else.]] Knives and arrows get through, and can slip past ceramic plates meant to guard against them. In addition, even the highest-rated vests are only meant to withstand a few rifle shots -- and that's if you're lucky. Even if the armor does absorb the bullet, it is merely spreading out the impact, meaning that you'll still get a nasty bruise and even broken ribs. Armor tends to make people take greater risks, thinking themselves invincible, which isn't the case -- cover is the best armor you've got.

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* BulletproofHumanShield: Human bodies are pliable heavy, pliable, and not great against at blocking supersonic metal. This is especially true for armor piercing rounds and high caliber.
* BulletproofVest: They're not an guarantee against all damage. [[ExactWords Bulletproof vests stop some spread out the impact so that bullets can't punch through through and pretty much nothing else.]] Knives and arrows get through, and can slip past ceramic plates meant to guard against them. In addition, even the highest-rated vests are only meant to withstand a few rifle shots -- and that's if you're lucky. Even if the armor does absorb the bullet, it is merely spreading out the impact, meaning that you'll still get a nasty bruise and even broken ribs. Armor tends to make people take greater risks, thinking embed themselves invincible, which isn't in you.]] That's all. You will still get hurt: a bruise at best; broken ribs and internal injuries at worst. Moreover, they're not proof against bladed weapons and multiple shots, especially in the case -- cover is the best armor you've got.same place.



* CoolClearWater: Just because water is clear doesn't mean it is safe to drink. It may contain lethal chemicals or organisms, or be lethally hot. In fact, the water may be clear DUE to those things: it could mean everything in there (besides microbes) is dead, usually indicating some amount of cyanide. This is especially true in areas like the high mountains in the Midwestern USA, where cyanide was used in gold mining. There are pools, ponds and even small lakes where there is no life at all due to the generous use of cyanide.

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* CoolClearWater: Just because The water is clear in that lake or mountain stream may be clear, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is it's safe to drink. It may contain lethal chemicals or organisms, chemicals, dangerous microorganisms, or be lethally hot. In boiling hot -- in fact, those things may be ''why'' the water may be clear DUE to those things: it could mean everything in there (besides microbes) is dead, usually indicating some amount of cyanide. clear. This is especially true in areas like the high mountains in the Midwestern USA, USA where cyanide was used in gold mining. There mining; there are pools, ponds and even small lakes where there is no life at all due to the generous use their high levels of cyanide.



* CowTipping: Cows are very heavy animals, far too heavy for one person to move. They will also defend themselves, possibly killing the unfortunate tipper.

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* CowTipping: Cows are very heavy animals, far too heavy for one person more than capable of holding their own against humans trying to move. push or pull them over. They will also defend themselves, possibly killing the unfortunate tipper.lethally.



* CrazyAwesome: Trying to do things in ridiculous ways will make you look like an idiot regardless of how successful it is and will likely get you fired at best or even go to jail at worst.

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* CrazyAwesome: Trying to do things in ridiculous ways will make you look like an idiot regardless of how successful it is and will likely get you fired at best or even go to jail arrested at worst.
19th Nov '16 1:02:14 AM DimensionalShambler
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* FreakLabAccident: Disregarding lab safety can get yourself killed.



* RapunzelHair: Having a hair that reach up to ankle length is incredibly impractical to maintain and can easily inhibits your every day life from eating, drinking, even sitting and sleeping anywhere.
21st Oct '16 11:06:45 PM N1KF
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* FingerSuckHealing: In reality, sucking on someone else's cut is unsafe; while saliva actually contains growth factors and anti-septic compounds which are beneficial, your mouth is also full of microorganisms which could contaminate the cut, and there is a risk of contracting blood-borne diseases. Sucking on your own wounds is a lot safer, if less sensual.
21st Oct '16 5:50:42 PM N1KF
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* EvilIsCool[=/=]EvilIsSexy: Violent crime is absolutely ''not'' a cool thing to do in RealLife, and even nonviolent crimes such as theft/fraud can carry a risk of arrest or being caught, which could lead to violence. Most real life violent criminals tend to act like a DirtyCoward by threatening to shoot someone unless they do what they say. That victim could probably be yourself, who probably just lost their most valuable possessions and at worst, was robbed blind by them, severely injured, or even has lost a very close person to criminal violence. Also, committing any type of crime, violent or not, places you at risk for arrest in most societies, and violent actions also risk the danger of violence in return from both police and from people defending their right to live or their possessions from you.

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* EvilIsCool[=/=]EvilIsSexy: Violent crime is absolutely ''not'' a cool thing to do in RealLife, and even nonviolent crimes such as theft/fraud can carry a risk of arrest or being caught, which could lead to violence. Most real life violent criminals tend to act like a DirtyCoward by threatening to shoot someone unless they do what they say. That victim could probably be yourself, you, who probably just lost their most valuable possessions and at worst, was robbed blind by them, severely injured, or even has lost a very close person to criminal violence. Also, committing any type of crime, violent or not, places you at risk for arrest in most societies, and violent actions also risk the danger of violence in return from both police and from people defending their right to live or their possessions from you.



* FreakLabAccident: Disregarding lab safety can get you killed.

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* FreakLabAccident: Disregarding lab safety can get you yourself killed.



* AManIsAlwaysEager: The wide-spread and culturally ingrained idea that a man is unable to refuse sex can lead to male rape victims being accused of lying when they try to come forward and report their attack. Consequently, millions of affected males around the world find it difficult to get the assistance that they desperately need after such a life-changing and traumatic event. The likelihood of a sexually violated man gaining even a shred of sympathy decreases drastically if his attacker is a woman.

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* AManIsAlwaysEager: The wide-spread and culturally ingrained idea that a man is unable to refuse sex can lead to male rape victims being accused of lying when they try to come forward and report their attack. Consequently, millions of affected males around the world find it difficult to get the assistance that they desperately need after such a life-changing and traumatic event. The likelihood of a sexually violated man gaining even a shred of sympathy decreases drastically [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale if his attacker is a woman.woman]].



* ParrotPetPosition: Don't do this with bigger birds like falcons unless you ''want'' to [[EyeScream have your eye gouged out.]] Other times, some animals are just too heavy to remain on your shoulder.

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* ParrotPetPosition: Don't do this with bigger birds like falcons unless you ''want'' to [[EyeScream have your eye gouged out.]] out]]. Other times, some animals are just too heavy to remain on your shoulder.
13th Oct '16 6:40:08 PM Loekman3
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* RapunzelHair: Having a hair that reach up to ankle length is incredibly impractical to maintain and can easily inhibits your every day life from eating, drinking, even sitting and sleeping anywhere.
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