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23rd Aug '16 2:42:35 AM meanmetalmario
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Elaine using this technique by giving a container of Tic-Tacs to an employee who sneaks up on her in inconvenient situations.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Elaine using this technique by giving a container of Tic-Tacs to an employee a co-worker who sneaks up on is master of the StealthHiBye. All it does is drive her boss crazy, because the rattling of the Tic-Tacs is heard throughout the entire building constantly but nobody can tell where it's coming from because the man is still just as stealthy as before. Then Elaine had the [[SarcasmMode brilliant idea]] to pop a few Tic-Tacs herself while her boss was in inconvenient situations. the room, making him think she was the one making the sound all along.
13th Aug '16 6:07:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' tales of Creator/AAPessimal, any manifestation of the crocodile-headed Great God Offler is always accompanied by a muffled but audible ticking. Offler does not like to talk about this very much.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' tales of Creator/AAPessimal, any manifestation of the crocodile-headed Great God Offler is always accompanied by a muffled but audible ticking. Offler does not like to talk about this very much.
17th Jul '16 4:45:45 AM Sharlee
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A subtrope of HellIsThatNoise. Sister trope to ISophagus, may be related to WhyAmITicking

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A subtrope of HellIsThatNoise.HellIsThatNoise, and a low-tech sister trope to SensorSuspense. Sister trope to ISophagus, may be related to WhyAmITicking
27th Jun '16 3:18:48 PM AgProv
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27th Jun '16 3:18:23 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' tales of Creator/AAPessimal, any manifestation of the crocodile-headed Great God Offler is always accompanied by a muffled but audible ticking. Offler does not like to talk about this very much.
7th Feb '16 5:31:19 AM Sharlee
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* Non-creature example: In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Phoenix]]'', Vlad travels to Greenaere on the trading skip ''Chorba's Pride''. He asks why the ship's head stay has bells tied to it just as the wind shifts, and demonstrates why the bells are needed: it's to warn people on deck so the boom won't swing around and hit them in the back. (Next time, he knows to duck.)
18th Dec '15 7:13:41 AM Medinoc
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'', when the Croc's clock runs out, ''time breaks down'' in Neverland. Tinkerbell ends up having to get in, wind the clock and get out to solve the problem.
22nd Aug '15 11:02:57 AM Sharlee
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* Riders for the Yam, a horseback messenger system established by the Mongols for rapid communication within their Empire, wore jangling bells to alert relay posts of their approach so fresh horses could be brought quickly to them, and to warn travelers on the caravan routes to clear a path for the Great Khan's mail carriers.
13th Jul '15 6:03:44 AM shokoshu
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* Carl Sandburg "Rootabaga Tales" has a scene where baby alligators are fed with clocks. ("Peter Pan" and this books are only a few years apart and it's probably a ShoutOut.

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* Carl Sandburg "Rootabaga Tales" has a scene where baby alligators are fed with clocks. ("Peter Pan" and this books book are only a few years apart and it's probably a ShoutOut.
ShoutOut.)
13th Jul '15 6:02:49 AM shokoshu
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* Carl Sandburg "Rootabaga Tales" has a scene where baby alligators are fed with clocks. ("Peter Pan" and this books are only a few years apart and it's probably a ShoutOut.
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