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29th Oct '17 3:32:58 PM Carliro
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* Owls in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' are ''always'' associated with Blue, the color of knowledge and its application. Even owls meant to be more [[OminousOwl creepy]] than wise are still Blue, and have card effects relating to card drawing (in flavor meant to represent the player's mind).
21st Oct '17 7:57:59 PM BookReaderUSA
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* The language-learning EdutainmentGame VideoGame/{{Duolingo}}'s mascot is an owl named Duo, likely {{Invoking}} this trope. Duo even has [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a nightgown and monocle as a reward]].
16th Oct '17 7:47:47 AM FF32
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* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF045-Wise_Shitashi.jpg reminds us]]: the hardest part is to find ''that'' owl.

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* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF045-Wise_Shitashi.jpg [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/wise-shitashi/ reminds us]]: the hardest part is to find ''that'' owl.
2nd Sep '17 6:32:09 AM LadyJafaria
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** This is because owls are actually an example of CripplingOverspecialization. Their heads are so big because they need good hearing and sight, so much of their heads is just taken up by sense organs and their associated nerves. They're far from being ''ineffective'' and some owls are top predators, but they don't have what humans interpret as "intelligence." On the other hand, we can't hear mice a hundred yards away.
1st Sep '17 1:15:24 AM NedTheThird
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** Interestingly, the Latin word for owl is "ibis", which is an entirely different species of bird associated with [[EgyptianMythology an entirely different god of wisdom]]. This probably came about when the Romans, like the Greeks before them, associated aspects of Athena/Minerva with Thoth/Djehuty.
27th Aug '17 11:55:33 PM Twiddler
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* OWL magazine, published in Canada, is a digest meant to get kids interested in learning. The name and mascot are owls, obviously playing to the owl's association with knowledge.

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* OWL ''Magazine/{{OWL}}'' magazine, published in Canada, is a digest meant to get kids interested in learning. The name and mascot are owls, obviously playing to the owl's association with knowledge.
27th Aug '17 7:42:55 PM Twiddler
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* Mr. Owl the schoolteacher from ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''.
11th Aug '17 7:07:26 PM JMQwilleran
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* The owl in the ads for the medication Xyzal allergy relief encourages "Be wise all, take new Xyzal."
20th Jul '17 3:40:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The [[SarcasmMode creatively named]] Owl from ''[[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams Nights: Journey of Dreams]]'' serves as the game's ExpositionFairy.

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* The [[SarcasmMode creatively named]] Owl [[ADogNamedDog Owl]] from ''[[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams Nights: Journey of Dreams]]'' serves as the game's ExpositionFairy.
2nd Jul '17 9:06:31 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Inverted in [[Myth/HinduMythology Indian mythology]], where owls are often portrayed as stupid because of their blank expression.
** Owls are also considered a symbol of stupidity in Japanese myth for the same reasons.

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* Inverted in [[Myth/HinduMythology Indian mythology]], where owls are often portrayed as stupid because of their blank expression.
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expression. Owls are also considered a symbol of stupidity in Japanese myth for the same reasons.
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