Serendipitous Inspiration
Someone finds the solution to their problem by coming across an analogous but unrelated event or object.

(permanent link) added: 2012-02-29 05:30:03 sponsor: Atreides83 (last reply: 2012-02-29 14:50:37)

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e.g. in Master and Commander, Jack decides to use subterfuge in his plan after observing an insect using camouflage. There must be many examples.
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