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But I'll not reveal that plot secret, and will discuss the curious fact that both of these U.S. agencies wage what amounts to warfare in Vancouver, which is actually in a nation named Canada, which has agencies and bureaus of its own and takes a dim view of machineguns, rocket launchers, plastic explosives and the other weapons the American agents and their enemies use to litter the streets of the city with the dead.
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005, on Ballistic: Bullets Vs. Humans Ecks vs. Sever


You can make huge coins materialize

Shoot fireballs out of your hand

You can grow ten times your normal size

That's what it's like in Japan
Logan Whitehurst
4. The Regency bluestocking heroine can't stop saying "OK," the hero gets the date for the Battle of Waterloo wrong, somebody mentions Darwin's theory of natural selection about 50 years before Charlie-boy publishes On the Origin of the Species, and all the non-English phrases in the book are either gibberish or sound like they'd gone through several drunken rounds of translation and re-translation in Babelfish.
I have no idea if that's true. I'm just making stuff up about bears now.
Suspension of disbelief does not mean hanging it by the neck until dead.
—Attributed to Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Civil War was a war that took place during a certain period in our nation's history. When, exactly? No one can say.
—Crow's Civil War documentary, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episode 805- The Thing that Couldn't Die

Schindler's List is about a wealthy entrepeneur who owns... A DINOSAUR ISLAND. The island is called... Jurassic Park.

This is the book that we are reviewing. It is called Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, and it is a tale about... about... an albino boy named Daniel, who runs a drycleaner's with his mother, and he keeps guinea pigs.

Fun chemistry fact, all chemical reactions stop at sub zero temperatures.
—Simon Stagg Justice League TV series.

The Alchemist: And who wrote "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?

Hank: Edgar Allan Poe!

The Alchemist: Not even close, Hank.
"Thus Aristotle laid it down that a heavy object falls faster than a light one does. The important thing about this idea is not that he was wrong, but that it never occurred to Aristotle to check it."[1]
Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight!..." Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it! And then he perfected it, so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. And then he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth. And then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward, any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo!

...

Unless it's a farm!
The Soldier, Team Fortress 2

Daff: Damn you, Ketsukov!

Slowbeef: What? Who the Hell's--

Daff: Ketsukov, it's the guy who invented Tetris.

Slowbeef: NO IT ISN'T IT'S ALEXEI PAJITNOV YOU FUCK! ... Oh why did I say that on camera.
"Guess he didn't research on how gold is generally discovered. *whispers* Here's a hint: it generally doesn't involve digging."
The Nostalgia Chick on Radcliffe's plan to find gold.
The entire Left Behind series is proof that obsession need not produce curiosity -- that it is possible to spend decades obsessing over and dreading and opposing an institution and yet still never bother to learn even the most basic facts about it.

I tried to find information on Al Acorn myself and I couldn't find anything, so he (The Irate Gamer) must have really done his research!

Notes

  1. In a twist of meta-humor, it's the case of Did Not Do the Research as well: usually they do fall faster, of course, just not for the reasons that Aristotle postulated. Galileo evaded the common trap via first the proper imaginary experiment and then rolling balls down inclined planes, so that air drag didn't messed up his results as much as it would in a free fall from the Tower of Pisa advertised by Hollywood History.