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3rd Oct, 2017 07:12:04 AM

See No Real Life Examples, Please! and this thread for why this is so. For example, Aluminum Christmas Trees is impossible in real life.

Edited by Synchronicity
4th Oct, 2017 08:36:02 AM

To put it another way, all examples of Aluminum Christmas Trees are Real Life examples, as they're examples of the audience not realizing that something featured in fiction is a real-life thing.

There's also Freakier Than Fiction, which is similar to Aluminum Christmas Trees, but focused on plots and events ala Ripped from the Headlines.

You might also want to check out Truth in Television, which is the master trope for the concept of tropes happening in real life.

Edited by Scorpion451
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