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northtreker
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08:23:34 AM Dec 22nd 2011
For IRL consideration:

Ted Stevens, the Alaskan Republican Senator in a 2006 speech about data equality on the internet referred to the network as a series of tubes. While my (cursory) research suggests that he did not understand this point, because internet infrastructure is limited by bandwidth, considering global data control as a series of tubes, that is, that particular over used sectors can occasionally "fill up" preventing further access is actually a pretty good metaphor.
Fryonic
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07:09:28 AM May 27th 2011
The Trope Repair Shop thread includes the idea that this could become a trope about a character making something up that turns out to be true.

A possible example is from the more recent Battlestar Galactica: Dr. Baltar is asked to identify which area of a cylon base should be targeted for a strike, because they've only got one shot. He points out a structure to hit, and he's right. The mission is a success. He later admits to another character that it was a wild guess.
MrInitialMan
12:13:27 PM Nov 16th 2011
That would be an in-universe example of this trope, yes.
MrInitialMan
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10:41:33 PM Nov 20th 2010
Is this an inversion? I thought the inversion of Did Not Do The Research was Shown Their Work.
Darekun
04:37:28 PM Apr 1st 2011
Accidentally Accurate could be an inversion of Dan Browned, but isn't an inversion of either of those two.
Madrugada
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07:17:33 AM May 27th 2011
It would only be an inversion of Dan Browned if the author makes a point of saying "This is all shit I made up, and should in no way be taken as factually accurate" and then it is found to be true anyway.
PaulA
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09:05:43 PM Nov 20th 2010
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