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4th Sep '17 11:09:33 AM WillKeaton
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* In ''TunnelInTheSky'' Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease, so he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found.
29th Aug '17 2:07:34 AM PaulA
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* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's story "Semley's Necklace", incorporated into the novel ''Rocannon's World'': Semley goes on a quest to recover the lost heirloom of the title, meeting a group of dwarf-like creatures who promise to help her get it back. What she doesn't realise is that they've taken it to another planet, eight light-years away, and thanks to relativity, what seems like a short trip to her is actually 16 years.

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* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's story "Semley's Necklace", incorporated into the novel ''Rocannon's World'': ''Literature/RocannonsWorld'': Semley goes on a quest to recover the lost heirloom of the title, meeting a group of dwarf-like creatures who promise to help her get it back. What she doesn't realise is that they've taken it to another planet, eight light-years away, and thanks to relativity, what seems like a short trip to her is actually 16 years.
20th Aug '17 11:54:45 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Blink of an Eye" sees the ship trapped in orbit of a planet where time moves much faster than the space around it. Over the course of a few days, their presence as a new light in the sky becomes the focus of religion, then of rational speculation as technology advances, until finally the people on the planet are able to observe it, attempt to communicate with it, and then send astronauts in an Apollo-like capsule to explore it.
27th Jul '17 5:56:51 AM morane
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* This was the primary function of the Three Elven Rings in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and in ''TheSilmarillion''. One of he Morgoth's deeds was corrupting the essence of Arda, causing the immortal Elves to fade and the mortal Men to fear death. To prevent the fading the Elven-Smiths designed the Three Rings of Power, which would effectively stop time from flowing, keeping the three ''noldorin'' realms (Mithlond, Imladris and Lothlórien) in continuous stasis. Unfortunately, unbeknowst to the Elven-smiths, Sauron then forged the One Ring...
27th Jul '17 12:23:01 AM morane
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* The ''Music/{{Queen}}'' song '''39" is about a crew of astronauts who go to find a new, liveable world when Earth appears to be dying. They return triumphant, but due to travelling at near-lightspeed only a year has passed for them but a century has passed in earth years. The song ends with the line [[TearJerker "For my life still ahead, pity me"]].

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* The ''Music/{{Queen}}'' song '''39" is about a crew of astronauts who go to find a new, liveable world when Earth appears to be dying. They return triumphant, but due to travelling at near-lightspeed only a year has passed for them but a century has passed in earth years. The song ends with the line [[TearJerker "For my life still ahead, pity me"]]. This song is said to be "the most painless introduction to relativistic physics". ShownTheirWork - Brian May has Ph. D. in astronomy.
15th Jul '17 6:32:11 PM nombretomado
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** ''Here Abide Monsters'': YouCantGoHomeAgain from the AlternateUniverse on the other side of the CoolGate, in effect, and if you ever got the chance to do so, you wouldn't want to because of this trope. The gates rarely seem to flow ''from'' their world ''to'' ours, and time on one side has little discernable relationship to time on the other. The contemporary (1970s) heroes meet with WorldWarII-era refugees for whom only four years have passed, as well as encountering medieval-era and Mongol refugees.

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** ''Here Abide Monsters'': YouCantGoHomeAgain from the AlternateUniverse on the other side of the CoolGate, in effect, and if you ever got the chance to do so, you wouldn't want to because of this trope. The gates rarely seem to flow ''from'' their world ''to'' ours, and time on one side has little discernable relationship to time on the other. The contemporary (1970s) heroes meet with WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era refugees for whom only four years have passed, as well as encountering medieval-era and Mongol refugees.
31st May '17 4:56:04 PM Sabrewing
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* Time seems to stand completely still while inside the ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore''; thirty real-world years have passed, but none of the four humans who went inside of the virtual reality are even a day older.

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* Time seems to stand completely still while inside the title location of ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore''; thirty real-world years have passed, but none of the four humans who went inside of the virtual reality are even a day older.
13th Apr '17 12:26:19 PM StFan
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the Universe Of The Four Gods was a book and originally worked on the [[YearInsideHourOutside opposite trope]] for most of the Suzaku/Seiryu and part of the Suzaku arc. Horribly subverted when it turns into this after Miaka's watch, which Suzaku Seikun had chosen to reside in, was destroyed and he, having chosen to switch to her pocket messenger, has no means of knowing what the real world equivalent to the Universe's time is anymore. It results in Miaka and Taka reappearing in the real world after being about two days in the Universe but were gone for ''three months'' in the real world.

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the Universe Of The of the Four Gods was a book and originally worked on the [[YearInsideHourOutside opposite trope]] for most of the Suzaku/Seiryu and part of the Suzaku arc. Horribly subverted when it turns into this after Miaka's watch, which Suzaku Seikun had chosen to reside in, was destroyed and he, having chosen to switch to her pocket messenger, has no means of knowing what the real world equivalent to the Universe's time is anymore. It results in Miaka and Taka reappearing in the real world after being about two days in the Universe but were gone for ''three months'' in the real world.



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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has the 'slow cell,' a piece of technology which causes a 1:360 time dilation bubble to form inside it to restrain prisoners who might escape. Five seconds inside the cell is equivalent to thirty minutes outside. [[spoiler: That fact comes back to bite Chromedome in the aft when he is outmaneuvered by Overlord, who escapes the time dilation bubble without alerting anyone and so has thirty minutes to rampage before Chromedome can free himself]].

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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has the 'slow cell,' "slow cell", a piece of technology which causes a 1:360 time dilation bubble to form inside it to restrain prisoners who might escape. Five seconds inside the cell is equivalent to thirty minutes outside. [[spoiler: That [[spoiler:That fact comes back to bite Chromedome in the aft when he is outmaneuvered by Overlord, who escapes the time dilation bubble without alerting anyone and so has thirty minutes to rampage before Chromedome can free himself]].



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* Myth/HinduMythology: According to ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' and other texts, a certain king Kakudmi a.k.a. Raivata once went to Brahma himself with his daughter Revati, to ask for advice on to whom he should marry Revati. After waiting a short time while the gandharvas[[note]]Hindu equivalent of angels[[/note]] were playing music for Brahma, Kakudmi pleaded his request to Brahma. Brahma laughed, informing him that while the gandharvas had played, 108 ''yugas''[[note]]Depending on the authority you accept, this equals either 324,000 or 116,640,000 mortal years.[[/note]] had passed on Earth, and all the suitors that Kakudmi had considered as suitable son-in-laws were long dead and forgotten. Kakudmi and Revati experienced no ill effects upon returning to Earth.
* Myth/JapaneseMythology: A tragic legend that can be traced to the 8th century tells how the fisherman Urashima Tarō saved the Daughter of the Dragon God Ryūjin (who was disguised as a small turtle) from a bunch of children, and was invited to stay at the divine palace of Ryūgū-jō as his reward. After three days, he wished to return to his homeland, and received a certain box as a present, but was warned not to open it. When he arrived in his village, he found out that 300 years had passed since he came to Ryūgū-jō (i.e. 1 day in Ryūgū-jō = 100 years in Japan). Overwhelmed by the realization that his home, family, and friends were gone, he opened the box. The box was the force that kept him from aging, and when he opened it, he [[NoImmortalInertia aged three hundred years at once and died]].
* Myth/IrishMythology:
** ''Literature/TheVoyageOfBranMacFebail'' tells how Bran sails to the island of Emain, a paradisical land in the western ocean. When he returns to Ireland after one year in Emain, he finds out that hundreds of years have passed there. When Bran's companion Nechtan jumps onto the shore despite the warning of the Queen of Emain, he instantly crumbles into a heap of ashes.
** Oisín is taken to the land of Tir na nÓg (literally, the Land of the Young) by a blond fairy, Niamh with the Golden Hair, on a magic horse where they marry and have two children. After three years, Oisín gets a little homesick and wishes to see Ireland again, but Niamh warns him not to get off the magic horse and touch the ground. When he returns to Ireland, he finds that 300 years have passed and isn't very happy about it. He meets two men lifting a stone onto a wagon and offers his help. He promptly falls off the horse and ages 300 years instantly upon hitting the ground, and the horse runs back to the LandOfFaerie and leaves him to die.
* This is a recurring trope in most [[Myth/ChineseMythology Chinese fairytales and children's tales]]: a day in the celestial plane (or the underworld in some) is about a year in the land of the living. Examples:
** Two young boys went up a mountain and saw two old men playing chess, with a rabbit behind them jumping up and down. Every time the rabbit jumped, the world changed from sunny, to leaves turning brown, to snowy, to flowery, to sunny again. By the time the boys left, they returned to their village to find that hundreds of years had passed, and were punished angrily by members of the village for claiming to be their ancestors. (Not literally. To the villagers they were ancestors (despite the villagers not being the children's descendants) because the people of the village viewed everyone who had lived there in the past as ancestors of the community.)
** Another ancient legend of China retold is the story of a fisherman who finds himself in the Chinese Faerie kingdom and marries the queen there. After about 50 years of staying with the Queen, he returns to the real world... and finds out that 200 years had passed since then. Talk about time flying...
** In the realm of the Dragon Kings, beneath the sea, a day is equal to a year in our world.
* This nasty trick is often encountered in fairy tales or legends involving the TheFairFolk. Usually, the hero is lured into the fairy mound, where he dances the night away. When he emerges from the mound, he finds that many years have passed (from 10 to 100). Sometimes he instantly ages or dies.
* In the legend of True Thomas, also known as Thomas the Rhymer, the hero must serve in the Fairy Queen's realm for seven years. When he comes back out to his side of the veil, everyone he ever knew is long dead.
* Occurs in the legends of the Czech mountain Blaník, e.g. a blacksmith who worked for the [[KingInTheMountain sleeping knights]] for a day found out after returning that a year has passed.
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* Myth/HinduMythology: According to ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' and other texts, a certain king Kakudmi a.k.a. Raivata once went to Brahma himself with his daughter Revati, to ask for advice on to whom he should marry Revati. After waiting a short time while the gandharvas[[note]]Hindu equivalent of angels[[/note]] were playing music for Brahma, Kakudmi pleaded his request to Brahma. Brahma laughed, informing him that while the gandharvas had played, 108 ''yugas''[[note]]Depending on the authority you accept, this equals either 324,000 or 116,640,000 mortal years.[[/note]] had passed on Earth, and all the suitors that Kakudmi had considered as suitable son-in-laws were long dead and forgotten. Kakudmi and Revati experienced no ill effects upon returning to Earth.
* Myth/JapaneseMythology: A tragic legend that can be traced to the 8th century tells how the fisherman Urashima Tarō saved the Daughter of the Dragon God Ryūjin (who was disguised as a small turtle) from a bunch of children, and was invited to stay at the divine palace of Ryūgū-jō as his reward. After three days, he wished to return to his homeland, and received a certain box as a present, but was warned not to open it. When he arrived in his village, he found out that 300 years had passed since he came to Ryūgū-jō (i.e. 1 day in Ryūgū-jō = 100 years in Japan). Overwhelmed by the realization that his home, family, and friends were gone, he opened the box. The box was the force that kept him from aging, and when he opened it, he [[NoImmortalInertia aged three hundred years at once and died]].
* Myth/IrishMythology:
** ''Literature/TheVoyageOfBranMacFebail'' tells how Bran sails to the island of Emain, a paradisical land in the western ocean. When he returns to Ireland after one year in Emain, he finds out that hundreds of years have passed there. When Bran's companion Nechtan jumps onto the shore despite the warning of the Queen of Emain, he instantly crumbles into a heap of ashes.
** Oisín is taken to the land of Tir na nÓg (literally, the Land of the Young) by a blond fairy, Niamh with the Golden Hair, on a magic horse where they marry and have two children. After three years, Oisín gets a little homesick and wishes to see Ireland again, but Niamh warns him not to get off the magic horse and touch the ground. When he returns to Ireland, he finds that 300 years have passed and isn't very happy about it. He meets two men lifting a stone onto a wagon and offers his help. He promptly falls off the horse and ages 300 years instantly upon hitting the ground, and the horse runs back to the LandOfFaerie and leaves him to die.
* This is a recurring trope in most [[Myth/ChineseMythology Chinese fairytales and children's tales]]: a day in the celestial plane (or the underworld in some) is about a year in the land of the living. Examples:
** Two young boys went up a mountain and saw two old men playing chess, with a rabbit behind them jumping up and down. Every time the rabbit jumped, the world changed from sunny, to leaves turning brown, to snowy, to flowery, to sunny again. By the time the boys left, they returned to their village to find that hundreds of years had passed, and were punished angrily by members of the village for claiming to be their ancestors. (Not literally. To the villagers they were ancestors (despite the villagers not being the children's descendants) because the people of the village viewed everyone who had lived there in the past as ancestors of the community.)
** Another ancient legend of China retold is the story of a fisherman who finds himself in the Chinese Faerie kingdom and marries the queen there. After about 50 years of staying with the Queen, he returns to the real world... and finds out that 200 years had passed since then. Talk about time flying...
** In the realm of the Dragon Kings, beneath the sea, a day is equal to a year in our world.
* This nasty trick is often encountered in fairy tales or legends involving the TheFairFolk. Usually, the hero is lured into the fairy mound, where he dances the night away. When he emerges from the mound, he finds that many years have passed (from 10 to 100). Sometimes he instantly ages or dies.
* In the legend of True Thomas, also known as Thomas the Rhymer, the hero must serve in the Fairy Queen's realm for seven years. When he comes back out to his side of the veil, everyone he ever knew is long dead.
* Occurs in the legends of the Czech mountain Blaník, e.g. a blacksmith who worked for the [[KingInTheMountain sleeping knights]] for a day found out after returning that a year has passed.
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* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' - Adam and Barbara don't realize they're dead yet when he goes to retrace their steps and walks out of the house - where he finds himself in a frightening alien landscape for a few seconds before Barbara yanks him back inside, claiming he'd been gone for three hours.

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* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' - ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Adam and Barbara don't realize they're dead yet when he goes to retrace their steps and walks out of the house - where he finds himself in a frightening alien landscape for a few seconds before Barbara yanks him back inside, claiming he'd been gone for three hours.



* In Joe Dever's ''Literature/LoneWolf'' and ''World of Lone Wolf'' books, years pass in Magnamund over the course of days spent on the shadow plane of Dazhiarn.

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* In Joe Dever's ''Literature/LoneWolf'' and ''World of Lone Wolf'' books, Wolf'':
** Both Lone Wolf and Grey Star spends only a few days in the Astral Plane of Daziarn, but to find out upon their return that
years pass in Magnamund over have gone by on Magnamund.
** To a lesser degree,
the course Plane of days spent Darkness. Lone Wolf spends perhaps five minutes there before escaping in a hurry in one adventure, while several hours passed on the shadow plane of Dazhiarn.his home world.



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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-004 SCP-004 ("The 12 Rusty Keys and the Door").]] SCP-004 causes space-time anomalies nearby, such as personnel experiencing only a few days inside Site 62 even though they had actually been in it for several weeks.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-163 SCP-163 ("An Old Castaway").]] After an alien being crash-landed on Earth millions of years ago, its ship was encased in a stasis field that protected it from being crushed by collapsed rock. When the rock was removed, the stasis field disappeared and released the alien, which has not aged at all in the intervening time.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-216 SCP-216 ("The Safe").]] Two experiments indicate that time does not pass inside the safe while the door is closed.
*** In one experiment an ice cream bar was placed inside the safe and the door closed. Three hours later it was taken out again. It had not melted at all during that time.
*** In another experiment an operating video camera was placed inside the safe and the door closed. After some time the door was opened again and the video camera removed. When the tape was played it showed that no time at all passed between the door being closed and opened again.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-455 SCP-455 ("Cargo Ship"),]] Experiment Log 455. During the second expedition into SCP-455 16 hours passed outside the ship while one minute passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-462 SCP-462 ("The Getaway Car").]] Most people who use SCP-462 for {{Teleportation}} remember driving for a few minutes before ending up at their destination. However, they can re-appear up to seven months later.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-728 SCP-728 ("The Forever Room")]]
*** During one test, an hour passed on the outside of SCP-728 while only 1 minute thirty seconds elapsed inside it.
*** In another test 66 hours passed outside the container while no time at all passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1272 SCP-1272 ("Slow-Motion Catastrophe").]] The TimeDilation effect associated with SCP-1272 causes time to pass inside it at a rate of only 184 nanoseconds per hour outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1351 SCP-1351 ("Moebius Cave").]] A Foundation expedition entered the cave in 1925 and was discovered by the Foundation again in 2009. As far as the expedition was concerned they had only been in the cave for 18 hours.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1979 SCP-1979 ("Relativistic Treadmill").]] While SCP-1979 is being operated time passes faster on the outside than the inside: the multiplication factor depends on the speed the device is set for. At a speed of 2 km/hour the factor is 7.23 to 1. At a speed of 10 km/hour the factor, for each minute spent running on SCP-1979 15 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 18 seconds pass outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2590 SCP-2590 ("Trailer Trash").]] During its pursuit of SCP-2590, Alpha Squad lost contact with the Foundation. When it re-appeared almost three and a half years later, as far as it was concerned only fifteen minutes had passed.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-004 SCP-004 ("The 12 Rusty Keys
Myth/HinduMythology: According to ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' and the Door").]] SCP-004 causes space-time anomalies nearby, such as personnel experiencing only other texts, a few days inside Site 62 even though they had actually been in it certain king Kakudmi a.k.a. Raivata once went to Brahma himself with his daughter Revati, to ask for several weeks.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-163 SCP-163 ("An Old Castaway").]]
advice on to whom he should marry Revati. After an alien being crash-landed on Earth millions of years ago, its ship was encased in waiting a stasis field that protected it from being crushed by collapsed rock. When the rock was removed, the stasis field disappeared and released the alien, which has not aged at all in the intervening time.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-216 SCP-216 ("The Safe").]] Two experiments indicate that
short time does not pass inside the safe while the door is closed.
*** In one experiment an ice cream bar was placed inside the safe and the door closed. Three hours later it was taken out again. It had not melted at all during
gandharvas[[note]]Hindu equivalent of angels[[/note]] were playing music for Brahma, Kakudmi pleaded his request to Brahma. Brahma laughed, informing him that time.
*** In another experiment an operating video camera was placed inside the safe and the door closed. After some time the door was opened again and the video camera removed. When the tape was played it showed that no time at all passed between the door being closed and opened again.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-455 SCP-455 ("Cargo Ship"),]] Experiment Log 455. During the second expedition into SCP-455 16 hours passed outside the ship
while one minute passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-462 SCP-462 ("The Getaway Car").]] Most people who use SCP-462 for {{Teleportation}} remember driving for a few minutes before ending up at their destination. However, they can re-appear up to seven months later.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-728 SCP-728 ("The Forever Room")]]
*** During one test, an hour
the gandharvas had played, 108 ''yugas''[[note]]Depending on the authority you accept, this equals either 324,000 or 116,640,000 mortal years.[[/note]] had passed on Earth, and all the outside of SCP-728 while only 1 minute thirty seconds elapsed inside it.
*** In another test 66 hours passed outside
suitors that Kakudmi had considered as suitable son-in-laws were long dead and forgotten. Kakudmi and Revati experienced no ill effects upon returning to Earth.
* Myth/JapaneseMythology: A tragic legend that can be traced to
the container while no time at all passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1272 SCP-1272 ("Slow-Motion Catastrophe").]] The TimeDilation effect associated with SCP-1272 causes time to pass inside it at a rate of only 184 nanoseconds per hour outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1351 SCP-1351 ("Moebius Cave").]] A Foundation expedition entered
8th century tells how the cave in 1925 fisherman Urashima Tarō saved the Daughter of the Dragon God Ryūjin (who was disguised as a small turtle) from a bunch of children, and was discovered invited to stay at the divine palace of Ryūgū-jō as his reward. After three days, he wished to return to his homeland, and received a certain box as a present, but was warned not to open it. When he arrived in his village, he found out that 300 years had passed since he came to Ryūgū-jō (i.e. 1 day in Ryūgū-jō = 100 years in Japan). Overwhelmed by the Foundation again in 2009. As far as realization that his home, family, and friends were gone, he opened the expedition box. The box was concerned they had only been the force that kept him from aging, and when he opened it, he [[NoImmortalInertia aged three hundred years at once and died]].
* Myth/IrishMythology:
** ''Literature/TheVoyageOfBranMacFebail'' tells how Bran sails to the island of Emain, a paradisical land
in the cave for 18 hours.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1979 SCP-1979 ("Relativistic Treadmill").]] While SCP-1979 is being operated time passes faster on
western ocean. When he returns to Ireland after one year in Emain, he finds out that hundreds of years have passed there. When Bran's companion Nechtan jumps onto the outside than shore despite the inside: warning of the multiplication factor depends on Queen of Emain, he instantly crumbles into a heap of ashes.
** Oisín is taken to
the speed land of Tir na nÓg (literally, the device is set for. At a speed Land of 2 km/hour the factor is 7.23 to 1. At Young) by a speed of 10 km/hour the factor, for each minute spent running on SCP-1979 15 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 18 seconds pass outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2590 SCP-2590 ("Trailer Trash").]] During its pursuit of SCP-2590, Alpha Squad lost contact
blond fairy, Niamh with the Foundation. When it re-appeared almost Golden Hair, on a magic horse where they marry and have two children. After three years, Oisín gets a little homesick and a half wishes to see Ireland again, but Niamh warns him not to get off the magic horse and touch the ground. When he returns to Ireland, he finds that 300 years later, as far as it was concerned only fifteen minutes have passed and isn't very happy about it. He meets two men lifting a stone onto a wagon and offers his help. He promptly falls off the horse and ages 300 years instantly upon hitting the ground, and the horse runs back to the LandOfFaerie and leaves him to die.
* This is a recurring trope in most [[Myth/ChineseMythology Chinese fairytales and children's tales]]: a day in the celestial plane (or the underworld in some) is about a year in the land of the living. Examples:
** Two young boys went up a mountain and saw two old men playing chess, with a rabbit behind them jumping up and down. Every time the rabbit jumped, the world changed from sunny, to leaves turning brown, to snowy, to flowery, to sunny again. By the time the boys left, they returned to their village to find that hundreds of years
had passed, and were punished angrily by members of the village for claiming to be their ancestors. (Not literally. To the villagers they were ancestors (despite the villagers not being the children's descendants) because the people of the village viewed everyone who had lived there in the past as ancestors of the community.)
** Another ancient legend of China retold is the story of a fisherman who finds himself in the Chinese Faerie kingdom and marries the queen there. After about 50 years of staying with the Queen, he returns to the real world... and finds out that 200 years had passed since then. Talk about time flying...
** In the realm of the Dragon Kings, beneath the sea, a day is equal to a year in our world.
* This nasty trick is often encountered in fairy tales or legends involving the TheFairFolk. Usually, the hero is lured into the fairy mound, where he dances the night away. When he emerges from the mound, he finds that many years have passed (from 10 to 100). Sometimes he instantly ages or dies.
* In the legend of True Thomas, also known as Thomas the Rhymer, the hero must serve in the Fairy Queen's realm for seven years. When he comes back out to his side of the veil, everyone he ever knew is long dead.
* Occurs in the legends of the Czech mountain Blaník, e.g. a blacksmith who worked for the [[KingInTheMountain sleeping knights]] for a day found out after returning that a year has
passed.



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-->'''Starkeeper''': You got to get used to a new way of tellin' time, Billy. A year on earth is just a minute up here.

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-->'''Starkeeper''': -->'''Starkeeper:''' You got to get used to a new way of tellin' time, Billy. A year on earth is just a minute up here.



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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-004 SCP-004 ("The 12 Rusty Keys and the Door").]] SCP-004 causes space-time anomalies nearby, such as personnel experiencing only a few days inside Site 62 even though they had actually been in it for several weeks.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-163 SCP-163 ("An Old Castaway").]] After an alien being crash-landed on Earth millions of years ago, its ship was encased in a stasis field that protected it from being crushed by collapsed rock. When the rock was removed, the stasis field disappeared and released the alien, which has not aged at all in the intervening time.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-216 SCP-216 ("The Safe").]] Two experiments indicate that time does not pass inside the safe while the door is closed.
*** In one experiment an ice cream bar was placed inside the safe and the door closed. Three hours later it was taken out again. It had not melted at all during that time.
*** In another experiment an operating video camera was placed inside the safe and the door closed. After some time the door was opened again and the video camera removed. When the tape was played it showed that no time at all passed between the door being closed and opened again.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-455 SCP-455 ("Cargo Ship"),]] Experiment Log 455. During the second expedition into SCP-455 16 hours passed outside the ship while one minute passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-462 SCP-462 ("The Getaway Car").]] Most people who use SCP-462 for {{Teleportation}} remember driving for a few minutes before ending up at their destination. However, they can re-appear up to seven months later.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-728 SCP-728 ("The Forever Room")]]
*** During one test, an hour passed on the outside of SCP-728 while only 1 minute thirty seconds elapsed inside it.
*** In another test 66 hours passed outside the container while no time at all passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1272 SCP-1272 ("Slow-Motion Catastrophe").]] The TimeDilation effect associated with SCP-1272 causes time to pass inside it at a rate of only 184 nanoseconds per hour outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1351 SCP-1351 ("Moebius Cave").]] A Foundation expedition entered the cave in 1925 and was discovered by the Foundation again in 2009. As far as the expedition was concerned they had only been in the cave for 18 hours.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1979 SCP-1979 ("Relativistic Treadmill").]] While SCP-1979 is being operated time passes faster on the outside than the inside: the multiplication factor depends on the speed the device is set for. At a speed of 2 km/hour the factor is 7.23 to 1. At a speed of 10 km/hour the factor, for each minute spent running on SCP-1979 15 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 18 seconds pass outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2590 SCP-2590 ("Trailer Trash").]] During its pursuit of SCP-2590, Alpha Squad lost contact with the Foundation. When it re-appeared almost three and a half years later, as far as it was concerned only fifteen minutes had passed.
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* TheThemeParkVersion of Einstein's Theory of TimeTravel: There isn't such a thing as actually jumping ahead or back in time, but if a person were to approach the speed of light or a large gravity well (like a UsefulNotes/{{black hole|s}}), their relative time is much slower compared to everyone else. Notice this is used in several fictional examples listed.
** In fact, proponents of AncientAstronauts theories occasionally take the existence of fairy tales using this trope as a proof of extra-terrestrial meddling.

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* TheThemeParkVersion of Einstein's Theory of TimeTravel: There isn't such a thing as actually jumping ahead or back in time, but if a person were to approach the speed of light or a large gravity well (like a UsefulNotes/{{black hole|s}}), their relative time is much slower compared to everyone else. Notice this is used in several fictional examples listed.
**
listed. In fact, proponents of AncientAstronauts theories occasionally take the existence of fairy tales using this trope as a proof of extra-terrestrial meddling.
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-004 SCP-004 ("The 12 Rusty Keys and the Door")]]. SCP-004 causes space-time anomalies nearby, such as personnel experiencing only a few days inside Site 62 even though they had actually been in it for several weeks.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-163 SCP-163 ("An Old Castaway")]]. After an alien being crash-landed on Earth millions of years ago, its ship was encased in a stasis field that protected it from being crushed by collapsed rock. When the rock was removed, the stasis field disappeared and released the alien, which has not aged at all in the intervening time.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-216 SCP-216 ("The Safe")]]. Two experiments indicate that time does not pass inside the safe while the door is closed.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-004 SCP-004 ("The 12 Rusty Keys and the Door")]]. Door").]] SCP-004 causes space-time anomalies nearby, such as personnel experiencing only a few days inside Site 62 even though they had actually been in it for several weeks.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-163 SCP-163 ("An Old Castaway")]]. Castaway").]] After an alien being crash-landed on Earth millions of years ago, its ship was encased in a stasis field that protected it from being crushed by collapsed rock. When the rock was removed, the stasis field disappeared and released the alien, which has not aged at all in the intervening time.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-216 SCP-216 ("The Safe")]]. Safe").]] Two experiments indicate that time does not pass inside the safe while the door is closed.



** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-455 SCP-455 ("Cargo Ship")]], Experiment Log 455. During the second expedition into SCP-455 16 hours passed outside the ship while one minute passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-462 SCP-462 ("The Getaway Car")]]. Most people who use SCP-462 for {{Teleportation}} remember driving for a few minutes before ending up at their destination. However, they can re-appear up to seven months later.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-455 SCP-455 ("Cargo Ship")]], Ship"),]] Experiment Log 455. During the second expedition into SCP-455 16 hours passed outside the ship while one minute passed inside it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-462 SCP-462 ("The Getaway Car")]]. Car").]] Most people who use SCP-462 for {{Teleportation}} remember driving for a few minutes before ending up at their destination. However, they can re-appear up to seven months later.



** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1272 SCP-1272 ("Slow-Motion Catastrophe")]]. The TimeDilation effect associated with SCP-1272 causes time to pass inside it at a rate of only 184 nanoseconds per hour outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1351 SCP-1351 ("Moebius Cave")]]. A Foundation expedition entered the cave in 1925 and was discovered by the Foundation again in 2009. As far as the expedition was concerned they had only been in the cave for 18 hours.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1979 SCP-1979 ("Relativistic Treadmill")]]. While SCP-1979 is being operated time passes faster on the outside than the inside: the multiplication factor depends on the speed the device is set for. At a speed of 2 km/hour the factor is 7.23 to 1. At a speed of 10 km/hour the factor, for each minute spent running on SCP-1979 15 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 18 seconds pass outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2590 SCP-2590 ("Trailer Trash")]]. During its pursuit of SCP-2590, Alpha Squad lost contact with the Foundation. When it re-appeared almost three and a half years later, as far as it was concerned only fifteen minutes had passed.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1272 SCP-1272 ("Slow-Motion Catastrophe")]]. Catastrophe").]] The TimeDilation effect associated with SCP-1272 causes time to pass inside it at a rate of only 184 nanoseconds per hour outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1351 SCP-1351 ("Moebius Cave")]]. Cave").]] A Foundation expedition entered the cave in 1925 and was discovered by the Foundation again in 2009. As far as the expedition was concerned they had only been in the cave for 18 hours.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1979 SCP-1979 ("Relativistic Treadmill")]]. Treadmill").]] While SCP-1979 is being operated time passes faster on the outside than the inside: the multiplication factor depends on the speed the device is set for. At a speed of 2 km/hour the factor is 7.23 to 1. At a speed of 10 km/hour the factor, for each minute spent running on SCP-1979 15 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes and 18 seconds pass outside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2590 SCP-2590 ("Trailer Trash")]]. Trash").]] During its pursuit of SCP-2590, Alpha Squad lost contact with the Foundation. When it re-appeared almost three and a half years later, as far as it was concerned only fifteen minutes had passed.
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* In the novel ''Once Upon a Summer Day'' by Dennis L. McKiernan the main character Borel must enter the Fairy King's domain in order to gain his help in his quest to rescue the [[DistressedDamsel damsel in distress]]. He is warned before hand that time doesn't flow the same. He ends up playing a chess game against the King, which takes a few hours. But when he leaves (having won and gained the aid he needed) he finds that in the real world a few weeks have passed--meaning he is only a day or two before his deadline of [[SaveThePrincess saving the girl]].

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* In the novel ''Once Upon a Summer Day'' by Dennis L. McKiernan [=McKiernan=] the main character Borel must enter the Fairy King's domain in order to gain his help in his quest to rescue the [[DistressedDamsel damsel in distress]]. He is warned before hand that time doesn't flow the same. He ends up playing a chess game against the King, which takes a few hours. But when he leaves (having won and gained the aid he needed) he finds that in the real world a few weeks have passed--meaning he is only a day or two before his deadline of [[SaveThePrincess saving the girl]].
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