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28th Jul '16 10:57:59 AM jmparker78
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' might be the only aversion of SpaceIsNoisy. At the very least it's the most prominent. All space scenes are set to music, which totally replaces sound effects. There are still noises on board the individual ships, but as there is air there, it makes sense.
27th Jul '16 2:27:18 AM eroock
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* There are shops in Barcelona seemingly devoted to sell souvenirs that only the most clueless foreign tourists would want to buy, like figurines depicting [[TorosYFlamenco Andalusian dancers, bullfighting]] (currently banned in Catalonia) and [[{{Spexico}} Mexican sombreros]].
* And some souvenir shops in Prague sell Russian matryoshka dolls. Apparently, all Slavic cultures are the same...
27th Jul '16 2:21:39 AM eroock
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* Oddly, for years after the introduction of early B&W televisions, it was assumed by a significant number of people that dreaming in monochrome was the norm and dreaming in color was a rarity. If you could have asked someone from a time before the age of TV if they dreamed in black and white, they'd look at you funny like you just said the sky is green with pink polka dots. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3353504/Black-and-white-TV-generation-have-monochrome-dreams.html This study]] notes that before the advent of B&W TV, most people dreamt in color, but people who were exposed to only B&W TV during childhood are more likely to dream in B&W than people raised on color TV.

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* Oddly, for years after the introduction of early B&W televisions, it was assumed by a significant number of people that dreaming in monochrome was the norm and dreaming in color was a rarity. If you could have asked someone from a time before the age of TV if they dreamed in black and white, they'd look at you funny like you just said the sky is green with pink polka dots. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3353504/Black-and-white-TV-generation-have-monochrome-dreams.uk/news/science/science-news/3353504/Black-and-white-TV-generation-have-monochrome-dreams.html This study]] notes that before the advent of B&W TV, most people dreamt in color, but people who were exposed to only B&W TV during childhood are more likely to dream in B&W than people raised on color TV.
15th Jul '16 2:06:36 AM enfysap
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* The sound effects used in hand-to-hand combat in the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films are extremely over-the top (e.g. obtained by beating piles of leather coats with baseball bats) - so much so that the sounds are basically iconic to the series.

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* The sound effects used in hand-to-hand combat in the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films are extremely over-the top over-the-top (e.g. obtained by beating piles of leather coats with baseball bats) - so much so that the sounds are basically iconic to the series.


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*** Actually, navy blue is preferable for camouflage at night.
20th Jun '16 1:57:40 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Wild Bananas grow pointing up, not down. They will point downward as they mature. They are also small with scant flesh and lots of seeds, unlike the domesticated stand-ins more often used.

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** Wild Bananas grow pointing up, not down. They will point downward as they mature. They are also small with scant flesh and lots of seeds, unlike the domesticated stand-ins more often used. They are also not necessarily yellow. That was the result of the Gros Michel becoming the preferred banana to eat worldwide until it became extinct, with its successor, the Cavendish, chosen partially because it, too, is yellow.


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* More casual anime fans and non-fans in the west expect anime to have a particular character design, with the realistic bodies and distinct eyes, commonly called the "anime style." This was a major cause of the failure of ''Manga/OnePiece'' to catch on in the western world, as its art style is highly influenced by western animation and comics.
11th Jun '16 10:51:11 PM PaulA
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* Real bald eagles do not actually make the long, majestic "keer" noise they always make in films. That sound is actually [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33DWqRyAAUw the call of a Red-Tailed Hawk]], but because Bald Eagles and some other birds of prey have really lame and silly sounding calls in real life, their calls are usually replaced with the keer to make them sound "better". And of course, this has become so ubiquitous that now if one were to use the right sound, audiences would complain. This is only untrue in the case of nature documentaries.
** They actually sound like a combination of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDcHNVAJVAs seagulls]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0A2mZ5DjlM hearing loss]].

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* Real bald eagles do not actually make the long, majestic "keer" noise they always make in films. That sound is actually [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33DWqRyAAUw the call of a Red-Tailed Hawk]], but because Bald Eagles and some other birds of prey have really lame and silly sounding calls in real life, their calls are usually replaced with the keer to make them sound "better". And of course, this has become so ubiquitous that now if one were to use the right sound, audiences would complain. This is only untrue in the case of nature documentaries.
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documentaries. They actually sound like a combination of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDcHNVAJVAs seagulls]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0A2mZ5DjlM hearing loss]].



** [[TheGoodLife The Oo-Ah bird is so-called because it lays square eggs.]]
8th Jun '16 5:32:29 PM MagnusForce
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* Arguably, most [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology paleontological inaccuracies]], particularly when they are made by people who do have up-to-date knowledge on dinosaurs. It's a little hard to create a series featuring prehistory without a lot of liberties, since they've been portrayed those ways for so long they've become permanently ingrained in the public image (scaly raptors and T-Rexes , anyone?). The (''very'') rapidly changing image of dinosaurs makes this even harder. Referenced in the book version of ''Literature/JurassicPark''. When they cloned the dinosaurs, they found that dinosaurs were not the big, dumb brutes of popular imagination[[note]]For the longest time, scientists thought about dinosaurs that way too.[[/note]] and considered modifying them to make it so the audience would accept them. Also used in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' where they deliberately cloned the dinosaurs to be scaly because it was what the public expected when they see dinosaurs.
26th May '16 12:20:48 AM jmarley
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* Lampshaded in a[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKO6M8heGU0&t=73m50s segment of the Cave Dwellers episode of MST3K]]

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* Lampshaded in a[[https://www.a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKO6M8heGU0&t=73m50s segment of the Cave Dwellers episode of MST3K]]
26th May '16 12:19:56 AM jmarley
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* Lampshaded in a[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKO6M8heGU0&t=73m50s segment of the Cave Dwellers episode of MST3K]]


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* Lampshaded in a[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKO6M8heGU0&t=73m50s segment of the Cave Dwellers episode of MST3K]]
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