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20th Jun '16 1:16:54 PM Shishkahuben
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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!

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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? Starbucks? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!
20th Jun '16 1:16:25 PM Shishkahuben
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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. (And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!)

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* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is notorious for this, and for good reason. [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] is invading a StarbucksCoffee? [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykus3n4dl1qeeuteo1_500.jpg Not even enough to get the locals to stop checking their smartphones]]. (And And this wasn't even on a day with a con nearby!)nearby!



* The game of UsefulNotes/{{Geocaching}} relies pretty heavily on this. Geocache containers can be hidden in highly unusual places, quite often by virtue of small size, camouflage coloring, or by being disguised as something so commonplace it is easily dismissed and overlooked. Searching for geocaches often calls for stealth ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching#Controversy_and_issues ); some cachers have reported that the easiest way to conceal their search is by acting mildly nuts or wandering at complete random, and thus they can find their objective without anyone taking much notice.

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* The game of UsefulNotes/{{Geocaching}} relies pretty heavily on this. Geocache containers can be hidden in highly unusual places, quite often by virtue of small size, camouflage coloring, or by being disguised as something so commonplace it is easily dismissed and overlooked. Searching for geocaches often calls for stealth ( http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching#Controversy_and_issues ); stealth,]] some cachers have reported that the easiest way to conceal their search is by acting mildly nuts or wandering at complete random, and thus they can find their objective without anyone taking much notice.



* The Internet and it's denizens have it full-stop. Compared to what's acceptable and/or normal in real life, websites with a dedicated enough userbase to have a community, fan bases, and the like do some ''pretty freaking weird stuff'' that happens without so much as attracting a second glance. In fact, pointing out the weirdness of this online will likely have you branded as a NORP/newfag/noob and lambasted until you retreat.

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* The Internet and it's its denizens have it full-stop. Compared to what's acceptable and/or normal in real life, websites with a dedicated enough userbase to have a community, fan bases, and the like do some ''pretty freaking weird stuff'' that happens without so much as attracting a second glance. In fact, pointing out the weirdness of this online will likely have you branded as a NORP/newfag/noob and lambasted until you retreat.
24th May '16 7:47:25 PM SteveMB
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** He does mutter, [[GoingToBeOneOfThoseDays "It's gonna be one of those nights"]] when he hears the initial police radio report, suggesting that the situation is weird even by his standards.
19th May '16 5:37:46 PM erforce
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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films use this as an excuse to SnapBack in the sequel. In spite of a 50 ft tall marshmallow man rampaging through the city, by the sequel everyone has become convinced that it was all a hoax and the Ghostbusters are ordered to pay the damages.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{IT}}'', despite the fact that Derry has had far, ''far'' more child deaths, arsons, psychotic breaks, and industrial accidents than is healthy for a small town, no one notices it's out of the ordinary because It does something to the townspeople. It gets to the point where the characters wonder if It has become part of Derry, or if Derry's just always been an extension of It. Given that, in the book at least, [[spoiler: It's destruction is immediately followed by Derry falling apart (literally!)]], the latter seems more likely.

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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films use this as an excuse to SnapBack in [[Film/GhostbustersII the sequel. sequel]]. In spite of a 50 ft tall marshmallow man rampaging through the city, city in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} previous film]], by the sequel everyone has become convinced that it was all a hoax and the Ghostbusters are ordered to pay the damages.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{IT}}'', despite the fact that Derry has had far, ''far'' more child deaths, arsons, psychotic breaks, and industrial accidents than is healthy for a small town, no one notices it's out of the ordinary because It does something to the townspeople. It gets to the point where the characters wonder if It has become part of Derry, or if Derry's just always been an extension of It. Given that, in the book at least, [[spoiler: It's destruction is immediately followed by Derry falling apart (literally!)]], the latter seems more likely.
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Series/{{IT}}'' miniseries, despite the fact that Derry has had far, ''far'' more child deaths, arsons, psychotic breaks, and industrial accidents than is healthy for a small town, no one notices it's out of the ordinary because It does something to the townspeople. It gets to the point where the characters wonder if It has become part of Derry, or if Derry's just always been an extension of It. Given that, in the book at least, [[spoiler: It's destruction is immediately followed by Derry falling apart (literally!)]], the latter seems more likely.
15th May '16 10:26:05 PM PaulA
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* This happens often in film adaptations, which tend to focus on either the origin or early years, instead of going for a more en media res approach. In 1996's ''Film/ThePhantom'', someone scoffs at reports of the Phantom as "just a rumor" and in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' in 2003 the police deny Daredevil as nothing more than a rumor until, in an early scene, reporter Ben Urich lights a drawing of flammable chemicals that Daredevil left behind as a Zorro mark to spell out DD.

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* This happens often in film adaptations, which tend to focus on either the origin or early years, instead of going for a more en media res approach. In 1996's ''Film/ThePhantom'', ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'', someone scoffs at reports of the Phantom as "just a rumor" and in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' in 2003 the police deny Daredevil as nothing more than a rumor until, in an early scene, reporter Ben Urich lights a drawing of flammable chemicals that Daredevil left behind as a Zorro mark to spell out DD.
14th Apr '16 9:26:18 AM Orome
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* In [[Literature/TheFourGospels John 12]] of Literature/TheBible, while Jesus is speaking, a [[{{God}} voice speaks from heaven]], and many people in the crowd think it's just thunder.
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31st Mar '16 6:21:36 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', the characters ''do'' try to keep the {{Muggles}} from realizing that there are Franchise/CthulhuMythos monsters in their town -- but they don't bother hiding much else. Nyarko introduces herself at school as Mahiro's wife and nobody bats an eyelash. Cuko introduces '''her'''self as Nyarko's wife with nary a remark (except for Nyarko's HotScoop friend remarking "You're pretty lucky!"). Nyarko's pet shantak-bird (which looks like a mix of hippopotamus, bird, and bat) does draw some brief commentary, but they just shrug it off.

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* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', the characters ''do'' try to keep the {{Muggles}} from realizing that there are Franchise/CthulhuMythos monsters in their town (with the title character erecting a "convenient barrier" to block out her battles) -- but they don't bother hiding much else. Nyarko introduces herself at school as Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos and Mahiro's wife and nobody bats an eyelash. Cuko introduces '''her'''self as Nyarko's wife with nary a remark (except for Nyarko's HotScoop friend remarking "You're pretty lucky!"). Nyarko's pet shantak-bird (which looks like a mix of hippopotamus, bird, and bat) does draw some brief commentary, but they just shrug it off.
29th Mar '16 8:23:02 AM PixelKnight
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29th Mar '16 8:23:01 AM PixelKnight
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** In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', this tendency has been harnessed and distilled into a device called the Somebody Else's Problem field. An example is given of a man who lost a bet about making a mountain disappear when people noticed a suspicious extra [[ThatsNoMoon moon]] - it would have been much simpler to just paint the mountain pink and put an SEP field on it.

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** In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', this tendency has been harnessed and distilled into [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] by a device called the Somebody Else's Problem field. field, which mimics invisibility, but is much cheaper. An example is given of a man who lost a bet about making a mountain disappear entirely invisible when people noticed a suspicious extra [[ThatsNoMoon moon]] moon in the sky - it would have been much simpler to just paint the mountain pink and put an SEP field on it, and the judge assigned to the case would have just walked near, around, and even ''over'' the mountain and not even notice it.
3rd Mar '16 12:01:55 AM NinjaLore
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* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheCity'' are a pair of politically and culturally distinct city-states that physically overlap. Residents of both cities are trained from childhood to ignore people, vehicles, buildings, and even disasters in the other city at all times. Visitors from other countries receive training to avoid "breaching" the division.



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