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* ''Webcomic/BreakingCatNews'': Elvis and Lupin doubt the existence of narwhals and mailmen, to Puck's annoyance.


* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModenrLife'' has Rocko trying to pick up Spunky from the pound, but the dogcatcher [[IAmNotWeasel thinks Rocko is another’s dog.]] Rocko tries to explain to him that he’s actually a wallaby, which is “like a kangaroo, but smaller.” The dogcatcher accuses him of making it up and locks him up in the pound with the dogs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModenrLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' has Rocko trying to pick up Spunky from the pound, but the dogcatcher [[IAmNotWeasel thinks Rocko is another’s dog.]] Rocko tries to explain to him that he’s actually a wallaby, which is “like a kangaroo, but smaller.” The dogcatcher accuses him of making it up and locks him up in the pound with the dogs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModenrLife'' has Rocko trying to pick up Spunky from the pound, but the dogcatcher [[IAmNotWeasel thinks Rocko is another’s dog.]] Rocko tries to explain to him that he’s actually a wallaby, which is “like a kangaroo, but smaller.” The dogcatcher accuses him of making it up and locks him up in the pound with the dogs.

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* ''Series/ShaunMicallefsMadAsHell'':
-->I can assure people that climate change is a myth. No more real than unicorns or Pacific Islanders.


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* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'':
** Bucky tries to tell Satchel that Hawaii is a myth perpetrated by the Liberal Media. When Rob informed him otherwise, he reacted with genuine surprise, "It is?? Then why the %*(# DON'T WE LIVE THERE?"
** There's also the time after Satchel's game show, where Bucky states how he believes the ''Harry Potter'' books to be lies. When Rob questions whether he is "breaking the story that magic doesn't exist," Bucky responds with "What? No, magic exists, I saw a thing on TV. But trains?... Owls?... ENGLAND? Nice try, I'm not buyin' it." Cue two-hour argument between Rob and Bucky over the existence of England (Canada and Greece, too).
** In a later strip, Bucky again claims that Owls are a myth, like Abominable Snowmen or Southern Democrats.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Lucy Van Pelt once spent several strips mocking Charlie Brown for telling her that birds fly south for the winter: "In all my life, Charlie Brown, I have never met anyone with an imagination like yours!" When Chuck insisted, and also added that they fly north during the summer, Lucy sarcastically retorted that they must fly east during the spring and west during the fall. Then she pressed the issue further with "Chickens are birds, aren't they?! You never see a chicken flying south for the winter, do you?! CHICKENS ARE BIRDS, AREN'T THEY?!" Eventually Lucy learned (from a third party) that Charlie Brown was right about (some) birds flying south for the winter, and had to eat crow.
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* Hal in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' says this while mocking Roxanne's idealism: "There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, and there is no Queen of England!" [[note]]He's [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting technically right:]] There hasn't been a monarch of England since the Acts of Union 1707 united England and Scotland to form Great Britain. Currently, the title is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo'': Will the Krill believes "black holes" (whales, actually) are myths to keep people in the swarm.
* ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'': Denzel Crocker didn't believe in North Pole or polar bears before going there and being chased by one. [[HypocriticalHumor And, yes,]] [[ArbitrarySkepticism this is coming]] from someone who already believes in Fairy Godparents and SantaClaus.

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* Hal in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' says this while mocking Roxanne's idealism: "There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, and there is no Queen of England!" [[note]]He's [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting technically right:]] There hasn't been a monarch of England since the Acts of Union 1707 united England and Scotland to form Great Britain. Currently, the title is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo'': Will the Krill believes "black holes" (whales, actually) are myths to keep people in the swarm.
* ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'': Denzel Crocker didn't believe in North Pole or polar bears before going there and being chased by one. [[HypocriticalHumor And, yes,]] [[ArbitrarySkepticism this is coming]] from someone who already believes in Fairy Godparents and SantaClaus.
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* ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'': Denzel Crocker didn't believe in North Pole or polar bears before going there and being chased by one. [[HypocriticalHumor And, yes,]] [[ArbitrarySkepticism this is coming]] from someone who already believes in Fairy Godparents and SantaClaus.
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo'': Will the Krill believes "black holes" (whales, actually) are myths to keep people in the swarm.
* Hal in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' says this while mocking Roxanne's idealism: "There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, and there is no Queen of England!" [[note]]He's [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting technically right:]] There hasn't been a monarch of England since the Acts of Union 1707 united England and Scotland to form Great Britain. Currently, the title is Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.[[/note]]



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* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'':
** Bucky tries to tell Satchel that Hawaii is a myth perpetrated by the Liberal Media. When Rob informed him otherwise, he reacted with genuine surprise, "It is?? Then why the %*(# DON'T WE LIVE THERE?"
** There's also the time after Satchel's game show, where Bucky states how he believes the ''Harry Potter'' books to be lies. When Rob questions whether he is "breaking the story that magic doesn't exist," Bucky responds with "What? No, magic exists, I saw a thing on TV. But trains?... Owls?... ENGLAND? Nice try, I'm not buyin' it." Cue two-hour argument between Rob and Bucky over the existence of England (Canada and Greece, too).
** In a later strip, Bucky again claims that Owls are a myth, like Abominable Snowmen or Southern Democrats.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Lucy Van Pelt once spent several strips mocking Charlie Brown for telling her that birds fly south for the winter: "In all my life, Charlie Brown, I have never met anyone with an imagination like yours!" When Chuck insisted, and also added that they fly north during the summer, Lucy sarcastically retorted that they must fly east during the spring and west during the fall. Then she pressed the issue further with "Chickens are birds, aren't they?! You never see a chicken flying south for the winter, do you?! CHICKENS ARE BIRDS, AREN'T THEY?!" Eventually Lucy learned (from a third party) that Charlie Brown was right about (some) birds flying south for the winter, and had to eat crow.
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** [[https://notalwaysright.com/canada-day-2019/157275/ Canada]]



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In the episode "Your Mother and Mine", Fluorite, one of the Off-Colors, believes that Rose Quartz, the leader of the Crystal Gems, "isn't real". [[spoiler:Fast-forward to "A Single Pale Rose", [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight she was right after all]]; the Rose Quartz everyone is thinking of did not exist. Pink Diamond, who [[FakingTheDead faked her own shattering]] and permanently assumed the identity of Rose Quartz, was the actual leader of the Crystal Gems.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In the episode "Your Mother and Mine", Fluorite, one of the Off-Colors, believes that Rose Quartz, the leader of the Crystal Gems, "isn't real". [[spoiler:Fast-forward to "A Single Pale Rose", [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight she was right after all]]; the Rose Quartz everyone is thinking of did not exist. Pink Diamond, who [[FakingTheDead faked her own shattering]] and permanently assumed the identity of Rose Quartz, was the actual leader of the Crystal Gems.]]


* In ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', when Count Olaf meets Dewey Denouement in Book the Twelfth, he is surprised he isn't just a legendary figure like unicorns or Music/GiuseppeVerdi.

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* In ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', when Count Olaf meets Dewey Denouement in Book the Twelfth, he is surprised he isn't just a legendary figure like unicorns {{unicorn}}s or Music/GiuseppeVerdi.


* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1173 SCP-1173]] which may or may not be be an example of this depending on how you interpret it. It either is a phenomenon that makes people think that a real country called The Islamic Republic of Eastern Samothrace doesn't exist, or it is a phenomenon that makes people think an imaginary country called The Islamic Republic of Eastern Samothrace does exist.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1173 SCP-1173]] which may or may not be be an example of this depending on how you interpret it. It either is a phenomenon that makes people think that a real country called The Islamic Republic of Eastern Samothrace doesn't exist, or it is a phenomenon that makes people think an imaginary country called The Islamic Republic of Eastern Samothrace does exist. The Foundation leadership is evenly split on the issue, and both sides have drugs that will cure the effect (or cause it if the other side is right).


* One episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had Crow do an entire presentation claiming that women don't really exist. Mike pointed out that Crow knows Pearl, causing Crow to concede that '''one''' woman exists.

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* One episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had Crow do an entire presentation claiming that women don't really exist. Mike pointed out that Crow knows Pearl, causing Crow to concede that '''one''' woman exists. Mike then gets stumped when he's asked to show evidence of [[TheSmurfettePrinciple even one other woman]].


* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/VictoryUnintentional": The Jovians insist that there aren't any inner planets (like Earth), so {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}} and [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter its moons]] are the closest thing to the sun. This is part of how Creator/IsaacAsimov shows their mental inflexibility.

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"Literature/VictoryUnintentional": The Jovians insist that there aren't any inner planets (like Earth), so {{UsefulNotes/Jupiter}} and [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter its moons]] are the closest thing to the sun. This is part of how Creator/IsaacAsimov shows their mental inflexibility.inflexibility.
** In the story "Nightfall", the planet Lagash has six suns. As such, its inhabitants only experience total natural darkness once every two thousand years, when the suns line up and are eclipsed by the planet's moon. A wacky religious cult claims that there are things called "stars" which can be seen only at this time; the more fringe scientists cautiously agree that there might be more suns in the universe than their own six - maybe a few dozen or so. Normal people think this is bunk.
***One scientist laments that universal gravity is such a difficult and complex concept. It would have been so much easier to come up with, if only they lived in a simpler solar system. Say one where there was only one sun - but of course that would be impossible. Any planet in such a system would be dark half the time, and life couldn't possibly evolve in so much darkness.


* When a football game in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is interrupted by a lightning storm, Muscle Man and Hi-Five Ghost insist that people getting struck by lightning is an old wives' tale. [[TemptingFate No points for guessing what happened to them.]]

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* When a football game in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is interrupted by a lightning storm, Muscle Man and Hi-Five Ghost insist that people getting struck by lightning is an old wives' tale. [[TemptingFate No points for guessing what happened to them.They're almost promptly proven wrong.]]

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* ''WebVideo/{{Hbomberguy}}'' used this trope in ''Climate Change: A Measured Response'' to satirize Climate Change deniers. 'Having done the research', Hbomb enthusiastically decides horses do not exist because he doesn't like them.

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* A similar internet joke says that Australia was made up by British colonists to cover up their mass murder of unwanted convicts by dumping them in an empty stretch of the Pacific rather than sending them to a remote penal colony.


* In ''Fanfic/ChasingTheRainbow'', ponies believe tht lions are fictional.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChasingTheRainbow'', ponies believe tht that lions are fictional.


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* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'': It's mentioned that oceans are just a mythology idea. This is because Oz is surrounded by desert.

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* In ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'', Krista believes that Neanderthal Man is a myth. Possibly justified given the time period, but still a strange statement from someone studying anthropology.


** Back when Timmy used to claim the stuff his Fairy Godparents gave him came from the Internet, there was one episode his parents assumed he stole the stuff from Wall 2 Wall Mart. When Timmy first used the Internet excuse, Timmy's Dad asked where Timmy got the internet.

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