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* One of the entries on ''Clients From Hell'': "[[http://clientsfromhell.net/post/60004865173/will-you-need-to-be-paid-in-currency Will you need to be paid in currency?]]"
* From Ride/DisneyThemeParks, the narration for the now-defunct ''Adventures Through Inner Space'' did this several times.
--> (while the car is surrounded by giant snowflakes) "These are snowflakes!"
--> "And yet this wall of ice only ''seems'' smooth and solid. From this tiny perspective, I can see that nothing is solid, no matter how it appears!"
--> "Yes... these are ''water'' molecules! [=H2O=]... Two hydrogen atoms bonded to a single oxygen atom."
* Speaking of water, found on most if not all hot water tanks: "Caution: Contains hot water".
* John Snagge, commenting on the Boat Race, said "I can't see who's ahead - it's either Oxford or Cambridge". [[note]]these are the only contestants in the race[[/note]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'' is fond of using this for humor, as in their article "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/investigators_determine_air_france?utm_source=a-section Investigators Determine Air France Disaster Caused By Plane Crash]]".
** [[http://www.theonion.com/video/study-multiple-stab-wounds-may-be-harmful-to-monke,14150/ "Study: Multiple Stab Wounds May Be Harmful To Monkeys"]] combines this with ForScience.
** The Onion's parodying, in part, the tendency of real news media to keep repeating the same threadbare information again and again as a breaking story develops, since they have nothing substantial to report at the moment, but they have to keep covering the story. For example, one MSNBC expert's analysis of a dark spot in a photograph was "it's definitely... definitely something that's ...there". He was probably trying to say it's not a spot on the lens, but ''still''...
* In Wiki/TVTropes, tropers will {{pothole}} a word, phrase, etc. that is considered to be... well... completely obvious, to [[PotholeMagnet this page]].
* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} does this a lot.
** From the first sentence of their article on the Seville Cathedral: "Seville Cathedral...is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville"
** Any time you see the phrase "this is likely a reference to..." on Wiki/TheOtherWiki, get ready for an eye-rollingly obvious statement.
** Also from Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "Ion exchange is [[ShapedLikeItself an exchange of ions]]...".
** The section on dizygotic (fraternal) twins in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin Twins article]]:
--->Like any other siblings, DZ twins may look similar, particularly given that they are the same age. However, DZ twins may also look very different from each other. They may be of different sexes or the same sex. The same holds true for brothers and sisters from the same parents, meaning that DZ twins are simply brothers and/or sisters who happen to be the same age.
** "The United States Air Force Symbol is the Symbol of the United States Air Force."
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-man_football "The main difference between 11 man and 8 man football is most notably the elimination of three players."]]
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Water torture is torture using water.]] Gee, [[SarcasmMode I never would have guessed!]]
** [[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Pen-pen]]] has claws on his wingtips, [[ShockingSwerve which modern birds do not have.]]
** [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/67_%28number%29 67 (sixty-seven) is the natural number following 66 and preceding 68. It is an odd number.]]
*** Every Wikipedia article about integers is worded in such a way. They mostly exist because of their meanings in fields of science, or symbolism in religion, in media, slang, etc.
** "A barn door is a door characteristic of a barn. They are often/always found on barns..."
** Several animal articles will seem redundant if you know the basic information about the animal in question. For example, referring to "a venomous viper" is common. (There are no ''non''-venomous vipers.)
** Stretch marks "appear to be caused by stretching of the skin."
* The annoying Website/YouTube meme, "Thumbs up if you're watching this in [current year]", which is posted on videos with some kind of nostalgic value. The default snarky reply is, "No, I'm watching this in [year in distant past or distant future]."
* [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,983116,00.html Apparently there's porn on the internet.]]
* I think he [[http://voicetalentproductions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/captain-obvious.jpg is a captain]].
* Obviously, [[http://leohao.ru/browser.php?g=new=67 this guy]] was hanged by Captain Obvious for his crimes against the obviousness.
* The [[MemeticMutation O RLY?]] fad was an infamous snarky comeback to those who state the obvious.
** As is the You Don't Say face.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axtfB7QPTiw Thank you, Captain Obvious.]]
* Creator/RodSerling narrating the Pinball/TwilightZone pinball tends to delve into this.
--> (announcing the "Town Square Madness" mode) "There's madness...in Town Square."
--> (announcing the "Clock Millions" mode) "This clock...is worth millions"
* In the 1970's a line of kid's swivel chairs each said "[[http://www.gxclassifieds.com/child-and-039-s-hi-i-and-039-m-a-swivel-i7711605/ Hi, I'm a swivel chair!]]"
* According to FAI, pusher configuration airplanes (where the propeller is located at the aft of the fuselage) are [[DeadlyRotaryFan not suitable for skydiving]] jump planes.
* Reporters often make such questions, most commonly "how are you feeling?". At times, it goes full AskAStupidQuestion - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWunSNIMOnk for instance]], during the 2016 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames, the Brazilian swimmer that finished 6th on the 50m freestyle was describing how it went wrong, and when asked afterwards "Are you upset?" he went "[[SarcasmMode No, I'm peppy, finished 6th!]] Sorry, but... I am. A lot!"
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeonhole_principle pigeonhole principle]] states that if you put some things into containers, and their are more things than containers, at least 1 container will have multiple things in it.
* "Obviously a major malfunction": one of the first words uttered by NASA's mission control spokesperson in the moments after the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986.