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8th Jan '16 5:08:47 PM nombretomado
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* SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' story "Have You Heard The One...?" A time traveler from the future arrives, offering to sell miraculous devices for all the pennies in the bar. He plans to bury the pennies in the present and dig them up again in his own time, where copper is extremely valuable due to resource depletion. He does it this way so the Time Cops don't realize he arranged for their finding through time travel (which is illegal in the future).
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* SpiderRobinson's Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' story "Have You Heard The One...?" A time traveler from the future arrives, offering to sell miraculous devices for all the pennies in the bar. He plans to bury the pennies in the present and dig them up again in his own time, where copper is extremely valuable due to resource depletion. He does it this way so the Time Cops don't realize he arranged for their finding through time travel (which is illegal in the future).
1st Jan '16 2:20:16 PM FF32
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* In the ''Series/ChildrensHospital'' episode where Dr. Maestro traveled back to the 40's, he made sure to write down a LongList of businesses that would become famous in the ensuing years. Unfortunately, the plan isn't ''that'' well though through, so he winds up locking it in a desk and eagerly reading it in the present day.
3rd Dec '15 8:39:29 PM sorako
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1st Dec '15 8:20:53 PM Gamermaster
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]] * Kirie from ''Manga/UQHolder'' uses her SaveScumming powers to make a fortune on the stock market.

* In ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'' in the independent episode "Three Ancients of the Realm of Aran", the three old men, rulers of the country, often defy a brave candidate to go through a perilous way in order to find a huge treasure, that they could keep. Along the way they are to take a potion that makes them travel to the past, where they meet the three men then in their twenties. They then explain they use fools arriving from the future with a phial containing the Water of the Dawn of Times, in order to increase their own richess, and they kill the now useless fool. Thorgal breaks the cycle by pouring the water on the ground.
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'' in the independent episode "Three Ancients of the Realm of Aran", the three old men, rulers of the country, often defy a brave candidate to go through a perilous way in order to find a huge treasure, that they could keep. Along the way they are to take a potion that makes them travel to the past, where they meet the three men then in their twenties. They then explain they use fools arriving from the future with a phial containing the Water of the Dawn of Times, in order to increase their own richess, riches, and they kill the now useless fool. Thorgal breaks the cycle by pouring the water on the ground.
16th Nov '15 8:15:36 AM FF32
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* ''{{Blackadder}} Back & Forth'' involves an unscrupulous man with a time machine. By the end he's King, his buddy is PM, he's married to the hottest woman in history, he has 98% approval, and had disbanded parliament.
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* ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back & Forth'' involves an unscrupulous man with a time machine. By the end he's King, his buddy is PM, he's married to the hottest woman in history, he has 98% approval, and had disbanded parliament.
27th Oct '15 11:09:58 AM Sark0TAG
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* Agent 5, Gage Blackwood, is framed for stealing items from his mission time periods in ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 2: Buried in Time'', and he enlists his past self to fix the problem. From the news articles, everyone is aware of what the dangers of time travel are about, and from how celebrated Gage was from his efforts in the previous game, his peers refuse to believe that Gage would never do this for personal gain, he was only arrested because that's where the evidence pointed. [[spoiler: Turns out that he really was framed. His colleague Agent 3, Michelle Visard, tampered items in those mission time periods to spread time travel technology to an alien race, since she, having had to research several time periods of war, believed [[HumansAreBastards humans should not be trusted with time travel technology.]] Because the items she was modifying would not only coincide with Gage's mission locations, they were also to be sold in an auction at the Louvre in the present day, Agent 3 could get away with it without the Temporal Security Agency knowing. She almost succeeded, [[StableTimeLoop if not for future Gage's intervention in the first place]].]]
23rd Sep '15 4:59:16 PM StClair
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'' in the independant episode "Three Ancients of the Realm of Aran", the three old men, rulers of the country, often defy a brave candidate to go through a perillous way in order to find a huge treasure, that they could keep. Along the way they are to take a potion that makes them travel to the past, where they meet the three men then in their twenties. They then explain they use fools arriving from the future with a phial containing the Water of the Dawn of Times, in order to increase their own richess, and they kill the now useless fool. Thorgal breaks the cycle by pouring the water on the ground.
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'' in the independant independent episode "Three Ancients of the Realm of Aran", the three old men, rulers of the country, often defy a brave candidate to go through a perillous perilous way in order to find a huge treasure, that they could keep. Along the way they are to take a potion that makes them travel to the past, where they meet the three men then in their twenties. They then explain they use fools arriving from the future with a phial containing the Water of the Dawn of Times, in order to increase their own richess, and they kill the now useless fool. Thorgal breaks the cycle by pouring the water on the ground.

* In ''[[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/08/wikihistory Wikihistory]]'', [="SneakyPete"=] changes history by getting Hitler admitted to Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts, and brings back some genuine Hitler paintings to sell. He forgot that the paint on these supposedly 200-year old paintings wasn't completely dry yet .
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* In ''[[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/08/wikihistory Wikihistory]]'', [="SneakyPete"=] changes history by getting Hitler admitted to Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts, and brings back some genuine Hitler paintings to sell. He forgot that the paint on these supposedly 200-year old paintings wasn't completely dry yet .yet...

--> 17822 was a ''very'' interesting year on Ferenginar. In that year alone, over twenty thousand Grand Nagi held office; the Ferengi Financial Exchange crashed 3152 times, while setting 12322 record highs; there were 41098 civil wars; an unknown number of Ferengi-incited interstellar wars (estimates are in the millions); and the Ferengi sun went nova at least one a week.
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--> 17822 was a ''very'' interesting year on Ferenginar. In that year alone, over twenty thousand Grand Nagi held office; the Ferengi Financial Exchange crashed 3152 times, while setting 12322 record highs; there were 41098 civil wars; an unknown number of Ferengi-incited interstellar wars (estimates are in the millions); and the Ferengi sun went nova at least one once a week.
15th Jul '15 7:13:47 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' Lou and Nick aim to do this but run into some problems. [[spoiler: By the end of the film, however, Lou has successfully joined Motley Cru and taken over [[strike: Google]] Lougle.]] ** Interestingly, he fails to win a bet with a guy based on a close football game, as the squirrel he [[ItMakesSenseInContext blinded with vomit]] at the start of the film ran onto the field and distracted the kicker.
7th Jul '15 7:37:46 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded/subverted on ''{{Lost}}'', in which Hurley goes back to the '70s and attempts to rewrite (or rather, write in the first place) ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' when he goes back in time -- not to make money, but to improve it, because "Ewoks sucked, dude." He apparently has every intention of sending it to George Lucas.
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* Lampshaded/subverted on ''{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}'', in which Hurley goes back to the '70s and attempts to rewrite (or rather, write in the first place) ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' when he goes back in time -- not to make money, but to improve it, because "Ewoks sucked, dude." He apparently has every intention of sending it to George Lucas.
5th Jul '15 5:12:30 PM nombretomado
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* In the Ruby-Spears ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' cartoon, there was one episode where LexLuthor stole a machine that can see one hour into the future. He considered using it to bet on horses.
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* In the Ruby-Spears ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' cartoon, there was one episode where LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor stole a machine that can see one hour into the future. He considered using it to bet on horses.
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