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7th Feb '17 6:44:59 AM Kinrah
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has '''The Tumor''', a bomb with the explosive capability to destroy a ''sun'', which has [[ArcNumber ten hours and twenty five minutes]] from when John finds it to its detonation.
3rd Feb '17 1:24:48 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': The ignition mechanism for the bomb at Glen Canyon Dam ignites the bomb 18 seconds after triggering the elevator, so that the bomb will have been transported down the dam and can thus cause more damage.
27th Jan '17 12:35:04 AM Xtifr
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* ''ElFilibusterismo'' has a 19th-century version in the form of [[spoiler:a gas lamp.]]
* Boba Fett uses one to pull a SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb on Bossk in ''[[BountyHunterWars The Mandalorian Armor]]'' so he can steal Bossk's ship (long story). As Fett gets away in the ''Hound's Tooth'', Bossk hears a voice aboard ''Slave I'' counting down. The timer reaches zero and ... nothing happens. [[spoiler:Fett was planning to come back to retrieve ''Slave I'' after he got the price on his own head lifted. [[CaptainObvious That's kinda hard to do if it's free hydrogen.]]]]

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* ''ElFilibusterismo'' ''Literature/ElFilibusterismo'' has a 19th-century version in the form of [[spoiler:a gas lamp.]]
* Boba Fett uses one to pull a SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb on Bossk in ''[[BountyHunterWars ''[[Literature/BountyHunterWars The Mandalorian Armor]]'' so he can steal Bossk's ship (long story). As Fett gets away in the ''Hound's Tooth'', Bossk hears a voice aboard ''Slave I'' counting down. The timer reaches zero and ... nothing happens. [[spoiler:Fett was planning to come back to retrieve ''Slave I'' after he got the price on his own head lifted. [[CaptainObvious That's kinda hard to do if it's free hydrogen.]]]]
17th Jan '17 11:38:05 AM DynamiteXI
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* The ''Series/Rescue911'' episode "University Pipe Bomb" reenacts the RealLife [[http://kuhistory.com/timeline/schools-a-blast/ story]] of a time bomb placed near a dormitory at the University of Kansas in 1991.
14th Jan '17 4:41:41 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/AbleTeam''. Carl Lyons tries to create an improvised version when he has to dispose of the body of a guard. He sets the timer on a video recorder, then puts the wires in a pool of gasoline so the short-circuit will start a fire. Unfortunately this method is unreliable as the fire starts too late, after the body has been discovered.

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* ''Literature/AbleTeam''. Carl Lyons tries to create an improvised version when he has to dispose of the body of a guard. He sets the timer on a video recorder, then puts the wires in a pool of gasoline so the short-circuit [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident will start a fire.fire]]. Unfortunately this method is unreliable as the fire starts too late, after the body has been discovered.
14th Jan '17 4:40:23 AM JackG
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->'THE HEART OF THIS CLOCK HAS STOPPED TICKING,' they read. '[[YourDaysAreNumbered THE BEATS OF YOUR OWN HEART ARE NUMBERED]], I KNOW THAT NUMBER AND I HAVE STARTED TO COUNT.'

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->'THE -->'THE HEART OF THIS CLOCK HAS STOPPED TICKING,' they read. '[[YourDaysAreNumbered THE BEATS OF YOUR OWN HEART ARE NUMBERED]], I KNOW THAT NUMBER AND I HAVE STARTED TO COUNT.'
14th Jan '17 4:38:37 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''. JamesBond hears a ticking in his apartment and throws himself behind cover. He's beginning to think ItsProbablyNothing when there's a loud bang. Turns out the bomb was connected to a blank cartridge, and was [[ImpliedDeathThreat only meant to frighten Bond]]. There's also a note.
->'THE HEART OF THIS CLOCK HAS STOPPED TICKING,' they read. '[[YourDaysAreNumbered THE BEATS OF YOUR OWN HEART ARE NUMBERED]], I KNOW THAT NUMBER AND I HAVE STARTED TO COUNT.'
11th Jan '17 7:09:27 PM Sark0TAG
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* Two examples in the first entry of ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject'' series. First is the paper-thin Access Card Bomb that was set by a robot to blow up the Mars Colony's atmospheric shield generator; you have to disarm it by [[HackingMinigame playing a variant of Mastermind]]. The remake, ''Pegasus Prime'', adds a nuke set by [[spoiler: Elliot Sinclair]] to blow up the flying city of Caldoria. Disarming this requires solving a set of geometric puzzles inside a virtual cube. And yes, both of these are timed, and taking too long kills you in very gruesome ways.
* You get the option to ''make'' one of these at the end of ''VideoGame/LighthouseTheDarkBeing'', provided you'd collected an alarm clock and a circuit board along the way. Building it sets up an ''hour-long'' time limit to finish the final area of the game before the bomb destroys it.
7th Jan '17 9:17:08 AM nombretomado
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* JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]''. Hale jumps off the train pressing the cancel button on the remote trigger exactly at two seconds.

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* JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]''. Hale jumps off the train pressing the cancel button on the remote trigger exactly at two seconds.
6th Dec '16 6:51:00 PM contrafanxxx
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** This is [[spoiler: Blofeld's]] last resort plan to kill Bond and Madeleine in the climax of ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
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