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27th Jul '17 7:04:17 AM cricri3007
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlph_4wvF8s this]] ''VideoGame/TitanFall2'' fansong, "Wait, what's this button for?" "[[AC:Eject eject, that's the nuclear core]]
25th Jul '17 8:02:37 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* In part 3 of the Father and Music episode of ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' when his son (Jimmy Rogers) and his grandson (Alex Rogers) visits him. While playing the trolley, Alex was about to play with the trolley control switch Fred reminds his baby grandson that it does work unless the trolley is on the track.
31st May '17 6:23:01 PM nombretomado
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* In the music video for TheYoungOnes' "Living Doll", Vyvyan says "What does this button do?", pushes a button on the mixing desk, and blows up the studio.

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* In the music video for TheYoungOnes' Series/TheYoungOnes' "Living Doll", Vyvyan says "What does this button do?", pushes a button on the mixing desk, and blows up the studio.
1st May '17 12:22:08 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Rocket shows Groot an explosive device (with the yield of a [[NukeEm nuke]]) and gives him specific instructions not to press the BigRedButton, as it would set the nuke off immediately, killing them all. [[HilarityEnsues Groot has trouble understanding.]] [[spoiler:Luckily, when Groot has to press the button, the instant explosion one is cracked and possibly broken, meaning the right one is the only choice]].
15th Apr '17 1:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarshipTitanic'' has a button that says, "Push button to disarm bomb." You can guess what it actually does.

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* ''StarshipTitanic'' ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'' has a button that says, "Push button to disarm bomb." You can guess what it actually does.
26th Feb '17 10:48:15 PM gewunomox
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* In ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', Ringo presses a button just after he's told not to do so. It is a panic button/ejector seat that puts him in the Sea of Monsters... (RingoStarr himself said children all over the world asked him "why did you push the button?")

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* In ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', Ringo presses a button just after he's told not to do so. It is a panic button/ejector seat that puts him in the Sea of Monsters... (RingoStarr (Music/RingoStarr himself said children all over the world asked him "why did you push the button?")
22nd Jan '17 10:16:23 AM Euodiachloris
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When it comes to curiosity, there are generally two main types. The first type is patient enough to wait for an explanation to be given, usually by an expert on a subject and/or its creator. Someone who can [[LaymansTerms break it down into a more simplified language]], to a point where it can be easily understood, what its benefits are, what dangers it may impose, and the like. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny The second type]]...doesn't have that kind of patience. Or insight. Or anything resembling ''restraint''. They're willing to stumble blindly towards a control panel and start randomly pressing buttons. Usually they'll ask the all important question, "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" just before doing so, or just after doing so, if the work emphasizes them being unthinking rather than reckless. "WhatWereYouThinking!" also crops up as a regular post-press reaction in either frustrated hiss or yelling flavours.

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When it comes to curiosity, there are generally two main types. The first type is patient enough to wait for an explanation to be given, usually by an expert on a subject and/or its creator. Someone who can [[LaymansTerms break it down into a more simplified language]], to a point where it can be easily understood, what its benefits are, what dangers it may impose, and the like. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny The second type]]...doesn't have that kind of patience. Or insight. Or anything resembling ''restraint''. They're willing to stumble blindly towards a control panel and start randomly pressing buttons. Usually they'll ask the all important question, "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" just before doing so, or just after doing so, if the work emphasizes them being unthinking rather than reckless. "WhatWereYouThinking!" also crops up as a regular post-press reaction in either frustrated hiss or yelling flavours.
reckless.



A very bad way to [[TemptingFate tempt fate]]. The proper response to anyone who asks this question is, "DontTouchItYouIdiot" Note, however, that {{Big Red Button}}s are usually a ChekhovsGun: even in the event that a curious character is prevented from pushing it, rest assured that you'll eventually find out what the button does.

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A very bad way to [[TemptingFate tempt fate]]. The proper response to anyone who asks this question is, "DontTouchItYouIdiot" "DontTouchItYouIdiot", although "WhatWereYouThinking!" also crops up as a regular post-press reaction in either frustrated hiss or yelling flavours. Note, however, that {{Big Red Button}}s are usually a ChekhovsGun: even in the event that a curious character is prevented from pushing it, rest assured that you'll eventually find out what the button does.
22nd Jan '17 10:13:10 AM Euodiachloris
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When it comes to curiosity, there are generally two main types. The first type is patient enough to wait for an explanation to be given, usually by an expert on a subject and/or its creator. Someone who can [[LaymansTerms break it down into a more simplified language]], to a point where it can be easily understood, what its benefits are, what dangers it may impose, and the like. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny The second type]]...doesn't have that kind of patience. Or insight. Or anything resembling ''restraint''. They're willing to stumble blindly towards a control panel and start randomly pressing buttons. Usually they'll ask the all important question, "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" just before doing so, or just after doing so, if the work emphasizes them being unthinking rather than reckless.

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When it comes to curiosity, there are generally two main types. The first type is patient enough to wait for an explanation to be given, usually by an expert on a subject and/or its creator. Someone who can [[LaymansTerms break it down into a more simplified language]], to a point where it can be easily understood, what its benefits are, what dangers it may impose, and the like. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny The second type]]...doesn't have that kind of patience. Or insight. Or anything resembling ''restraint''. They're willing to stumble blindly towards a control panel and start randomly pressing buttons. Usually they'll ask the all important question, "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" just before doing so, or just after doing so, if the work emphasizes them being unthinking rather than reckless.
reckless. "WhatWereYouThinking!" also crops up as a regular post-press reaction in either frustrated hiss or yelling flavours.
19th Jan '17 6:26:32 PM SteveMB
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[https://xkcd.com/242/ takes it a step further]] -- finding out what the lever does leads to the question "Will it do the same thing if I pull it again?"
19th Jan '17 4:25:21 AM Blazer
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* Burnie Burns of Creator/RoosterTeeth was shocked to find out that there was a "death switch" to the machinima offices in their kitchen - a poor schmoe found the switch and began flipping it, innocently wondering why the kitchen lights weren't turning off. Gus Sorola, Barbara Dunkleman and Creator/GavinFree postulated that, had the switch existed during the early days of the company, Burnie would have flipped and ripped it out ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' style.
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