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16th Feb '18 11:25:11 AM AgProv
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* In ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Arthur, Trillian, Ford and Zaphod are detained in Margathea's planetary catalogue. In full artificial reality, they experience the dizzying range of worlds Magrathea can custom-build for the rich and tasteless. One is made of pure gold with beaches of diamond sand studded with huge diamonds. Zaphod tries to stuff his pockets until he is reminded there is no point, it's all artificial reality.
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28th Aug '17 8:45:22 AM DaibhidC
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** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', Strewth the opal miner discovers an oblong opal several feet wide and about half as tall. It's specifically mentioned that if he'd found an opal the size of a bean, that would have been enough to knock off for the day. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Strewth and his mates, the fact this opal's dimensions are identical to those of the Luggage turns out not to be a coincidence]].
17th Jul '17 7:33:40 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Constantly, but taken to extremes in the Ali Bubba's Cave trilogy which revolves around a massive diamond mine, all featuring AllNaturalGemPolish of course, with the final episode featuring an ''enormous'' diamond easily the size of a minivan.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': Constantly, but taken to extremes in the Ali Bubba's Cave trilogy which revolves around a massive diamond mine, all featuring AllNaturalGemPolish of course, with the final episode featuring an ''enormous'' diamond easily the size of a minivan.
11th Jul '17 6:10:26 AM robinjohnson
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Contrast with EnormousEngagementRing where the extreme size of the gemstone is acknowledged in-universe. GiantNoveltyCheck could be considered a {{Defictionalization}} of this trope.

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Compare CheapGoldCoins. Contrast with EnormousEngagementRing where the extreme size of the gemstone is acknowledged in-universe. GiantNoveltyCheck could be considered a {{Defictionalization}} of this trope.
3rd Jul '17 11:24:00 AM Divra
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* The Swedish ''riksdaler'', from 1642 until the invention of paper money, came in silver and copper versions of equal value. The copper version could weigh up to 44 lb.

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* The Swedish ''riksdaler'', from 1642 until the invention of paper money, came in silver and copper versions of (nominally) equal value. The copper version could weigh up to 44 lb.
15th Apr '17 7:25:28 PM Psychadelico
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* ''JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'' takes this UpToEleven with a gemstone the size a good-sized house. The miners digging it out are [[DidntThinkThisThrough not actually sure how they're going to transport it even once they have]], but figure they have a good decade or so of digging to contemplate the problem, so why bother?
5th Apr '17 6:09:00 PM PaulA
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* "The Diamond As Big As the Ritz" from a short story of the same name by FScottFitzgerald, it is supposed to be one of the mountain-sized variety.

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* "The Diamond As Big As the Ritz" from a short story of the same name by FScottFitzgerald, Creator/FScottFitzgerald; it is supposed to be one of the mountain-sized variety.
28th Mar '17 1:55:08 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Madame Medusa uses Penny to get the Devil's Eye, the size of a grapefruit and supposedly the biggest diamond in existence.
* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' introduced the Dwarfs by showing their mining operation, in which they dug out pre-cut gems averaging [[SublimeRhyme the size of Dopey's eyes]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' - Constantly, but taken to extremes in the Ali Bubba's Cave trilogy which revolves around a massive diamond mine, all featuring AllNaturalGemPolish of course, with the final episode featuring an ''enormous'' diamond easily the size of a minivan.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' - ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Constantly, but taken to extremes in the Ali Bubba's Cave trilogy which revolves around a massive diamond mine, all featuring AllNaturalGemPolish of course, with the final episode featuring an ''enormous'' diamond easily the size of a minivan.



* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' introduced the Dwarfs by showing their mining operation, in which they dug out pre-cut gems averaging [[SublimeRhyme the size of Dopey's eyes]].



* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Madame Medusa uses Penny to get the Devil's Eye, supposedly the biggest diamond in existence.
25th Jan '17 5:32:54 AM ester
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* The world's largest [[http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN0328796820070503 gold coin]] is the size of a large pizza. And the weight of a large man.
** And the world's largest copper coin is a big copper plate weighing about 40 pounds.


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* The world's largest [[http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN0328796820070503 gold coin]] is the size of a large pizza. And the weight of a large man.
4th Sep '16 2:47:31 AM erforce
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** The original film that began ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' franchise also features a gem of considerable size and weight.

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** The [[Film/ThePinkPanther1963 original film film]] that began ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' franchise also features a gem of considerable size and weight.
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