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7th Nov '15 3:13:04 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* In an episode of Series/{{Bones}}, a street sweeper mulches up the body of the episode, one of the drivers assumes he's being pranked and tastes the "fake" blood to try to determine its contents. [[{{Squick}} His partner vomits.]]
1st Sep '15 5:31:59 AM TMNTFanGirl
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In which a character touches a blood stain with his fingers, usually in order to make sure that it actually is blood.

Sometimes, it [[ABloodyMess turns out to be ketchup or strawberry jam]], especially if another character has been doing a Chicken Little impersonation over the supposed bloodstain. In RealLife, it's possible that some animals (bloodhounds, brown bears, tyrannosaurs, larger sharks) may have a sufficiently powerful sense of smell, this (or simply sniffing the blood) might actually allow them to [[MysteriousAnimalSenses determine the species or even the individual victim involved]].

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In which a character touches a blood stain with his fingers, usually in order to make sure that it actually is ''is'' blood.

Sometimes, it [[ABloodyMess turns out to be ketchup or strawberry jam]], jam]] (something that's red, goopy and fake), especially if another character has been doing a Chicken Little impersonation over the supposed bloodstain. In RealLife, it's possible that some animals (bloodhounds, brown bears, tyrannosaurs, larger sharks) may have a sufficiently powerful sense of smell, this (or simply sniffing the blood) might actually allow them to [[MysteriousAnimalSenses determine the species or even the individual victim involved]].
1st Sep '15 5:30:58 AM TMNTFanGirl
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In which a character touches a blood stain with his fingers, usually in order to make sure that it's actuallblood.

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In which a character touches a blood stain with his fingers, usually in order to make sure that it's actuallblood.
it actually is blood.
1st Sep '15 5:29:14 AM TMNTFanGirl
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In which a character touches a blood stain with his fingers, usually in order to make sure that it's blood.

Sometimes it [[ABloodyMess turns out to be ketchup or strawberry jam]], especially if another character has been doing a Chicken Little impersonation over the supposed bloodstain. In RealLife, it's possible that some animals (bloodhounds, brown bears, tyrannosaurs, larger sharks) may have a sufficiently powerful sense of smell, this (or simply sniffing the blood) might actually allow them to [[MysteriousAnimalSenses determine the species or even the individual victim involved]].

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In which a character touches a blood stain with his fingers, usually in order to make sure that it's blood.

Sometimes
actuallblood.

Sometimes,
it [[ABloodyMess turns out to be ketchup or strawberry jam]], especially if another character has been doing a Chicken Little impersonation over the supposed bloodstain. In RealLife, it's possible that some animals (bloodhounds, brown bears, tyrannosaurs, larger sharks) may have a sufficiently powerful sense of smell, this (or simply sniffing the blood) might actually allow them to [[MysteriousAnimalSenses determine the species or even the individual victim involved]].
29th Jun '15 8:40:25 PM LadyJafaria
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* In a sketch in ''Series/HorribleHistories'', Viking Paramedics ''know'' it's blood already. They taste it because they believe they can figure out what's wrong with the patient by doing so. [[RealityEnsues They can't]]. This sketch is accompanied by the most, if not the only, truly serious DontTryThisAtHome warning on the show.
15th May '15 1:10:21 PM bt8257
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* The title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'' is half-{{inugami}} and has the supernaturally sensitive and accurate canine sense of smell to show for it, with the result that he's frequently shown noticing the scent of blood over considerable distances, and can recognize when the blood belongs to someone he knows personally.

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* The title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'' is half-{{inugami}} half-{{youkai}} and has the supernaturally sensitive and accurate canine sense of smell to show for it, with the result that he's frequently shown noticing the scent of blood over considerable distances, and can recognize when the blood belongs to someone he knows personally.
17th Apr '15 9:04:45 PM nombretomado
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* Though it wasn't blood that he tested it with, Gil Grissom did this twice in ''{{CSI}}''. The first time, Brass merely stared in horror at him; the second, Catherine warned him how unsanitary it was.

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* Though it wasn't blood that he tested it with, Gil Grissom did this twice in ''{{CSI}}''.''Series/{{CSI}}''. The first time, Brass merely stared in horror at him; the second, Catherine warned him how unsanitary it was.
13th Oct '14 5:06:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lehrigen, a human from the ''Wild Hunt'' subseries of ''ElfQuest'', is an expert hunter and tracker, and can tell human and elfin blood apart by smell and/or taste.

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* Lehrigen, a human from the ''Wild Hunt'' subseries of ''ElfQuest'', ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', is an expert hunter and tracker, and can tell human and elfin blood apart by smell and/or taste.



* Dumbledore in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''. "Dragon blood."

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* Dumbledore in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''.''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. "Dragon blood."



* Actually somewhat justified in ''{{Cornered}}'', since a lot of shelves were knocked over, and it could have very well been ketchup.
* The 2001 obscure Nickelodeon movie, "Snow Day", had the elementary students try to derail the snowplow man's efforts to remove the snow from the streets since it will reopen their snowed-in school. One of their less successful methods was having one of the students lie in the middle of the street in wait of the snowplow man with ketchup on his shirt pretending to be unconscious. Bemused, the snowplow man simply stands next to the boy, dipping his frenchfries in the ketchup and eating them.
* ''LoadedWeapon1'' has an example where it's ketchup, given it's a parody.

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* Actually somewhat justified in ''{{Cornered}}'', ''Film/{{Cornered}}'', since a lot of shelves were knocked over, and it could have very well been ketchup.
* The 2001 obscure Nickelodeon movie, "Snow Day", ''Film/SnowDay'', had the elementary students try to derail the snowplow man's efforts to remove the snow from the streets since it will reopen their snowed-in school. One of their less successful methods was having one of the students lie in the middle of the street in wait of the snowplow man with ketchup on his shirt pretending to be unconscious. Bemused, the snowplow man simply stands next to the boy, dipping his frenchfries in the ketchup and eating them.
* ''LoadedWeapon1'' ''Film/LoadedWeapon1'' has an example where it's ketchup, given it's a parody.



* [[Series/ChappellesShow Dave Chappelle]] explains that since semen is also a tool used by police to frame the black guy while doing their jobs, they might check that instead.

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* [[Series/ChappellesShow ''Series/ChappellesShow'': Dave Chappelle]] Chappelle explains that since semen is also a tool used by police to frame the black guy while doing their jobs, they might check that instead.



* In an episode of ''{{Fringe}},'' the ketchup test is notably {{averted}}. The team finds a reddish stain on a piece of evidence left at a kidnapping scene, believing it at first to be blood, but they bag it and submit it for analysis only to discover that it is not blood but hot sauce.

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* In an episode of ''{{Fringe}},'' ''Series/{{Fringe}},'' the ketchup test is notably {{averted}}. The team finds a reddish stain on a piece of evidence left at a kidnapping scene, believing it at first to be blood, but they bag it and submit it for analysis only to discover that it is not blood but hot sauce.



* ''[[Series/TheXFiles The X-Files]]'', episode "Revelations": Mulder dabs his finger in "blood" and '''licks''' it. He promptly informs Scully that it has too much sugar.

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* ''[[Series/TheXFiles The X-Files]]'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', episode "Revelations": Mulder dabs his finger in "blood" and '''licks''' it. He promptly informs Scully that it has too much sugar.



* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 I hope this is not Chris's blood...]]

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* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 I ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'': "I hope this is not Chris's blood...]]
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13th Oct '14 5:01:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is how the [[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines T-X]] can determine the identity of her victims if there is ever any doubt. (DNA scanners in her tongue. Who'd have thought it?)

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* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'': This is how the [[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines T-X]] T-X can determine the identity of her victims if there is ever any doubt. (DNA scanners in her tongue. Who'd have thought it?)
2nd May '14 7:50:15 AM Prfnoff
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* The title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'' is half dog {{youkai}} and has the supernaturally sensitive and accurate sense of smell to show for it, with the result that he's frequently shown noticing the scent of blood over considerable distances, and can recognize when the blood belongs to someone he knows personally.

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* The title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'' is half dog {{youkai}} half-{{inugami}} and has the supernaturally sensitive and accurate canine sense of smell to show for it, with the result that he's frequently shown noticing the scent of blood over considerable distances, and can recognize when the blood belongs to someone he knows personally.
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