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29th Aug '17 11:20:52 PM komodosp
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** According to a love letter sent by a secret admirer to Ms Krabappel, "A million poets working for a thousand years could not succeed at describing even three-eighths of your beauty.".

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** According to a love letter sent by a secret admirer to Ms Krabappel, "A million poets working could try for a thousand million years could not succeed at describing even and describe but three-eighths of your beauty.".
29th Aug '17 2:52:02 PM komodosp
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** According to a love letter sent by a secret admirer to Ms Krabappel, "A million poets could write for a million years and describe but 5/8 of your beauty".

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** According to a love letter sent by a secret admirer to Ms Krabappel, "A million poets working for a thousand years could write for a million years and describe but 5/8 not succeed at describing even three-eighths of your beauty".beauty.".
29th Aug '17 2:50:24 PM komodosp
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* An Irish radio ad for a glazer boasts that their windows are 64% "better".


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** According to a love letter sent by a secret admirer to Ms Krabappel, "A million poets could write for a million years and describe but 5/8 of your beauty".
29th Aug '17 11:37:38 AM komodosp
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25th Jul '17 5:05:11 PM mrincodi
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* Dan Harris invokes and lampshades this trope in his book, aptly called ''10% Happier''.
6th Jul '17 1:24:59 PM JMQwilleran
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* Advertisers have been doing this for years, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesterfield_%28cigarette%29 Chesterfield cigarettes]] advertising that they had a "measurably smoother" smoke, as if smoothness was something that could be physically quantified and measured. The mathematician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Seife Charles Seife]] discusses this in his book ''Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers'', along with several other such claims that went so far as to have specific numbers attached to them, a type of proofiness he refers to as "Potemkin numbers."

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* Advertisers have been doing this for years, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesterfield_%28cigarette%29 Chesterfield cigarettes]] advertising that they had a "measurably smoother" smoke, as if smoothness was something that could be physically quantified and measured. [[note]]It is actually possible to measure the smoothness of something like the surface of a mineral, but not of cigarette smoke, or a cigarette smoking experience.[[/note]] The mathematician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Seife Charles Seife]] discusses this in his book ''Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers'', along with several other such claims that went so far as to have specific numbers attached to them, a type of proofiness he refers to as "Potemkin numbers."
22nd May '17 6:40:20 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' episode "Butter Lettuce," Danny uses the Holojohn to load up a version of Beth with the request that she be "30% sexier than normal." He then follows this up with a version that is 40% sexier, which is then followed by a version that is ''[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale 9000%]]'' sexier. [[spoiler: The last one [[EldritchAbomination doesn't end well.]]]]

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* In the ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' episode "Butter Lettuce," Danny uses the Holojohn to load up a version of Beth with the request that she be "30% sexier than normal." He then follows this up with a version that is 40% sexier, which is then followed by a version that is ''[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale 9000%]]'' sexier. [[spoiler: The last one [[EldritchAbomination [[{{Gonk}} doesn't end well.]]]]
4th Apr '17 1:59:01 PM ironballs16
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* [[http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/2492884/Furry+Chart/ This funny chart]] is intended to measure the "[[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism furriness]]" of something. It's a heavily abridged version of a less comical and lesser-known image that does much the same thing -- depicting what different "percentages" of cat traits look like, from fully human to fully cat. The full version has many more examples of different percentages.

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* [[http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/2492884/Furry+Chart/ This funny chart]] is intended to measure the "[[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism furriness]]" of something. It's a heavily abridged version of a less comical and lesser-known image that does much the same thing -- depicting what different "percentages" of cat traits look like, from fully human to fully cat.cat[[note]]With [[BestialityIsDepraved the full cat]] labeled as "[[YouBastard You sick bastard]]"[[/note]]. The full version has many more examples of different percentages.
29th Mar '17 8:11:47 PM CountDorku
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** Averted with Gaige's "20% Cooler" skill, though, which does actually modify your skill cooldowns (although there's no value where it changes it by exactly 20%).
** ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'''s trailer claims it's "1000 Degrees Hotter" and has "96.5% more WUB WUB" (although since ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' contained ''no'' "WUB WUB" even just Claptrap's chanting "wub wub wub DROP" would count).
** A handful of skills have an arbitrary number thrown in just for chuckles, such as "+100% Multi-Kill".
9th Mar '17 12:42:43 PM laserviking42
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* Often invoked in modern sports where the term 'give 110%' has become something of a cliche. Aside from the vagueness of what the athletes are supposed to be giving, as noted above, by definition 100% is everything a person can give.
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