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* Seed Animation Studios has a CGI in-house short, ''[[http://www.seedanimation.com/studio/CGI-character-short-film-farm-Freerange Freerange]]'', with farm animals merrily killing each other. Prominently featured: a sheep suicide bomber.

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* Seed Animation Studios has a CGI in-house short, ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.seedanimation.com/studio/CGI-character-short-film-farm-Freerange com/video-freerange-animated-short-animation Freerange]]'', with farm animals merrily killing each other. Prominently featured: a sheep suicide bomber.



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* Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil has its main character Catherine raising cows and deers from the dead, then filling them with goblin munitions and sending them to explode near the enemy's defences.

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*** [[FoulFlower Sleepblooms]] deliver their spores by "popping" on contact. This deals no damage but [[StandardStatusEffects makes its victims fall asleep]] instead. The player deals with this by throwing rocks at them.


* Comedian SpikeMilligan served on the expected invasion coast of Southern England in 1940. He relates how some people would still insist on taking their dogs for a walk on the beach as if it were still peacetime, and felt seriously inconvenienced that they were no longer allowed to, for the very good reason that the beaches were now heavily mined. He relates an incident of a distraught woman who let her dog off the lead in the wrong place. Because she had clout with the military authorities, Milligan's unit was tasked with the chore of retrieving the dog. Milligan did feel they could have handled it more tactfully; the owner was eventually shown a severed canine leg and a collar and asked "Is this your dog, ma'am?"

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* Comedian SpikeMilligan Creator/SpikeMilligan served on the expected invasion coast of Southern England in 1940. He relates how some people would still insist on taking their dogs for a walk on the beach as if it were still peacetime, and felt seriously inconvenienced that they were no longer allowed to, for the very good reason that the beaches were now heavily mined. He relates an incident of a distraught woman who let her dog off the lead in the wrong place. Because she had clout with the military authorities, Milligan's unit was tasked with the chore of retrieving the dog. Milligan did feel they could have handled it more tactfully; the owner was eventually shown a severed canine leg and a collar and asked "Is this your dog, ma'am?"


* In ''Cannon Fodder'', on later missions, sheep are booby-trapped with explosives.

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* In ''Cannon Fodder'', ''VideoGame/CannonFodder'', on later missions, sheep are booby-trapped with explosives.


** The fact that this can include humans results in a truly horrible BasedOnATrueStory incident in TheRegenerationTrilogy.

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** The fact that this can include humans results in a truly horrible BasedOnATrueStory incident in TheRegenerationTrilogy.''Literature/TheRegenerationTrilogy''.


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* Creator/JamesHerriot references an incident in the life of another vet where a cow exploded. Apparently due to a build-up of trapped internal gas and a careless cigarette. This may be an UrbanLegend in the vetinary profession.

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* Creator/JamesHerriot references an incident in the life of another vet where a cow exploded. Apparently due to a build-up of trapped internal gas and a careless cigarette. This may be an UrbanLegend in the vetinary veterinary profession.


** Dismantling Britain's beach defences after WW2 took ''decades''. It wasn't until the late 1950's that many southern and eastern English beaches were deemed free of landmines and safe for holidaymakers. Even today things still surface; a north Norfolk beach had to be evacuated in 1998 after a dog triggered an hitherto overlooked mine.

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** Dismantling Britain's beach defences after WW2 [=WW2=] took ''decades''. It wasn't until the late 1950's that many southern and eastern English beaches were deemed free of landmines and safe for holidaymakers. Even today things still surface; a north Norfolk beach had to be evacuated in 1998 after a dog triggered an hitherto overlooked mine.


In RealLife, sheep generally do not [[StuffBlowingUp spontaneously combust]], and if they did it would probably be a serious matter. This does not stop video games and other media from featuring exploding sheep for absurd comedy, because there's just something inherently silly about the idea having those placid woolly ruminants explode with a loud cry of "baa!". It's so prevalent that TheOtherWiki used to have an article about it. Of course, different species, barnyard or otherwise, have been shown to explode as well, but for some reason, writers and designers just like their exploding sheep.

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In RealLife, sheep generally do not [[StuffBlowingUp spontaneously combust]], and if they did it would probably be a serious matter. This does not stop video games and other media from featuring exploding sheep for absurd comedy, because there's just something inherently silly about the idea having those placid woolly ruminants explode with a loud cry of "baa!". It's so prevalent that TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki used to have an article about it. Of course, different species, barnyard or otherwise, have been shown to explode as well, but for some reason, writers and designers just like their exploding sheep.


* In an episode of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Blue Team tries calming down a bomb named Andy with imagination therapy. One of the images presented was a flock of sheep, "but not the exploding kind."

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* In an episode of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Blue Team tries calming down a bomb named Andy with imagination therapy. One of the images presented was a flock of sheep, "but not the exploding kind.""[[DefiedTrope The kind that don't blow up]]!"


** ''VideoGame/Hearthstone'' has a card called "Explosive Sheep" that does damage to everyone when it dies.

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** ''VideoGame/Hearthstone'' ''VideoGame/HearthStone'' has a card called "Explosive Sheep" that does damage to everyone when it dies.

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** ''VideoGame/Hearthstone'' has a card called "Explosive Sheep" that does damage to everyone when it dies.


* Creator/TomSharpe's farce of TheApartheidEra, ''Literature/IndecentExposure'', uses exploding ostriches as a plot point. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* Creator/TomSharpe's farce of TheApartheidEra, UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra, ''Literature/IndecentExposure'', uses exploding ostriches as a plot point. ItMakesSenseInContext.


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