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23rd Nov '16 9:09:19 AM Medinoc
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* An ''Comics/AchilleTalon'' story has an emergency phone protected behind a glass that must only be broken with a hammer that is ''also'' behind the glass. This causes a breakdown to the policeman who wanted to use it, while another character attempts to comfort him by saying it probably prevents a lot of hammer thefts.

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* An ''Comics/AchilleTalon'' story has an emergency phone protected behind a glass that must only be broken with a hammer that is ''also'' behind the glass. This causes a breakdown to the policeman who wanted to use it, while another character attempts to comfort him by saying it probably prevents a lot of hammer thefts.
thefts.[[note]]In real life, the hammer would be outside the glass, but chained to the box.[[/note]]
12th Nov '16 3:24:06 PM Discar
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* Zoë's [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19970923 first line]] in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is "Help! I need a phone! I locked my keys in the car with the engine running!" This is also referenced [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20010908 later]] when she temporarily moves to a place with normal people. [[AndZoidberg (Oh, and Clem.)]]

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* Zoë's [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19970923 first line]] in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is "Help! I need a phone! I locked my keys in the car with the engine running!" This is also referenced [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20010908 later]] when she temporarily moves to a place with normal people. [[AndZoidberg (Oh, and Clem.)]]



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* In his memoir ''Carrying The Fire'', Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins devotes some time to explaining why good cockpit design is important. He describes an example of bad cockpit design: there used to be an Air Force trainer with a placard mounted on the canopy rail that listed all the steps of the ejection procedure. Unfortunately, the first item on the list was ''jettison the canopy.''

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* In his memoir ''Carrying The Fire'', Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins devotes some time to explaining why good cockpit design is important. He describes an example of bad cockpit design: there used to be an Air Force trainer with a placard mounted on the canopy rail that listed all the steps of the ejection procedure. Unfortunately, the first item on the list was ''jettison the canopy.''''

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14th Aug '16 12:18:38 AM KingLyger
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* In his memoir ''Carrying The Fire'', Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins devotes some time to explaining why good cockpit design is important. He describes an example of bad cockpit design: there used to be an Air Force trainer with a placard mounted on the canopy rail that listed all the steps of the ejection procedure. Unfortunately, the first item on the list was ''jettison the canopy.''

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* In his memoir ''Carrying The Fire'', Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins devotes some time to explaining why good cockpit design is important. He describes an example of bad cockpit design: there used to be an Air Force trainer with a placard mounted on the canopy rail that listed all the steps of the ejection procedure. Unfortunately, the first item on the list was ''jettison the canopy.''

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17th May '16 6:46:06 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', Prof. Frink has invented a drill that could cut through the dome and free them all. "It's right there, out... side the dome."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', Prof. Frink has invented a drill that could cut through the dome and free them all. "It's right there, out... [[ExplainExplainOhCrap side the dome.dome]]."
12th Feb '16 1:59:59 PM malter
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19th Dec '15 7:19:14 AM Berrenta
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* In one episode of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', [[MacGuffinGirl Tomoyo]] has been trapped in a classroom as [[spoiler: Eriol messed with the floor plan as a test for Sakura]]. Sakura needs to find her, and Syaoran says he has a magical technique that can locate lost people, provided she has left an object behind. (Not unlike a dog using scent, except it works off auras/energy signatures.) Tomoyo ''did'' have an umbrella...but it's with her in the very classroom they're trying to locate.

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* In one episode of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', [[MacGuffinGirl [[MacGuffinSuperPerson Tomoyo]] has been trapped in a classroom as [[spoiler: Eriol messed with the floor plan as a test for Sakura]]. Sakura needs to find her, and Syaoran says he has a magical technique that can locate lost people, provided she has left an object behind. (Not unlike a dog using scent, except it works off auras/energy signatures.) Tomoyo ''did'' have an umbrella...but it's with her in the very classroom they're trying to locate.
11th Dec '15 8:39:19 PM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Series/FraggleRock'' had Doc and Sprocket acquiring a locked trunk and spending the entire episode trying to get it open. When they finally do, all that's inside is the key.
18th Nov '15 5:25:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** A similar moment happens in ''[[TheWholeNineYards The Whole Ten Yards]]''.

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** * A similar moment happens in ''[[TheWholeNineYards The Whole Ten Yards]]''.''Film/TheWholeTenYards''.



* In the Creator/JossWhedon version of MuchAdoAboutNothing, NathanFillion, playing the fuzz, has this happen to him.

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* In the Creator/JossWhedon version of MuchAdoAboutNothing, ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing2012'', NathanFillion, playing the fuzz, has this happen to him.



* In ''LittleMonsters'' the heroes are trapped in a locked room by the villain. After MacGyvering a way for Maurice to be [[ItMakesSenseInContext reduced to a pile of clothes and slid under the door]], once on the other side he says:

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* In ''LittleMonsters'' ''Film/LittleMonsters'' the heroes are trapped in a locked room by the villain. After MacGyvering a way for Maurice to be [[ItMakesSenseInContext reduced to a pile of clothes and slid under the door]], once on the other side he says:



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': As it turns out, to solve a prophecy about how to get dragons back into the world so you can be very powerful through controlling them again... You kind of need to remember enough about how to incubate dragon eggs to hatch them successfully, first, to get what the clues in the riddle were going on about. Easy. Not. Alternatively, you could just totally luck out by hitting on the actual combination randomly without meaning to solve the thing. Then you just need to start experimenting on the control bit once you have dragons to aim at a lot of people unlikely to be willing to just let you do things. As, how to train those dragons has also been kind of forgotten, too. Um. No wonder the Targaryens repeatedly hit problems with trying to force that prophecy open with the equivalent of a crowbar...

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': As it turns out, to solve a prophecy about how to get dragons back into the world so you can be very powerful through controlling them again... You kind of need to remember enough about how to incubate dragon eggs to hatch them successfully, first, to get what the clues in the riddle were going on about. Easy. Not. Alternatively, you could just totally luck out by hitting on the actual combination randomly without meaning to solve the thing. Then you just need to start experimenting on the control bit once you have dragons to aim at a lot of people unlikely to be willing to just let you do things. As, how to train those dragons has also been kind of forgotten, too. Um. No wonder the Targaryens repeatedly hit problems with trying to force that prophecy open with the equivalent of a crowbar...



* Two episodes of ''ILoveLucy'' - Lucy gets locked in a meat freezer and a steamer trunk.

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* Two episodes of ''ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'' - Lucy gets locked in a meat freezer and a steamer trunk.



* One strip of ''TheFarSide'' had a pair of aliens trapped on Earth. As a crowd of curious humans approaches them, one of them says to the other "Well, here they come. ''You'' locked the keys inside, ''you'' do the talking."

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* One strip of ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' had a pair of aliens trapped on Earth. As a crowd of curious humans approaches them, one of them says to the other "Well, here they come. ''You'' locked the keys inside, ''you'' do the talking."
14th Nov '15 7:12:35 PM Audobonible
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* World War II. Hitler hears of the Staff of Moses, which can make the seas part. If the Germans can get their hands on it, they can invade England by land. Where is the staff? In the British Museum.
21st Oct '15 1:55:07 PM LaurelHS
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* In his memoir ''Carrying The Fire'', Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins devotes some time to explaining why good cockpit design is important. He describes an example of bad cockpit design: there used to be an Air Force trainer with a placard mounted on the canopy rail that listed all the steps of the evacuation procedure. Unfortunately, the first item on the list was ''jettison the canopy.''

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* In his memoir ''Carrying The Fire'', Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins devotes some time to explaining why good cockpit design is important. He describes an example of bad cockpit design: there used to be an Air Force trainer with a placard mounted on the canopy rail that listed all the steps of the evacuation ejection procedure. Unfortunately, the first item on the list was ''jettison the canopy.''
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