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A Brief History On February 25, 1980, Yes Minister, a political satire British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, was first transmitted on BBC2.  This list of fictional places in Yes Minister elaborates on the details provided in Yes Minister and The Complete Yes Minister, the diary-based novelisation of the series. Digging Deeper Buranda Buranda is a fictional West African less developed country, later known as a developing country, that features in the second episode of Yes Minister (“The Official Visit”) and (briefly) in Yes, Prime Minister (“A Conflict of Interest”). Formerly British Equatorial Africa, it is referred to privately by James Hacker as a “TPLAC” (tin-pot little African country), much to Sir Humphrey’s consternation. Buranda’s leader in both episodes is Colonel Selim…

A Brief History The use of fictional medicine and drugs has history in both fiction (usually fantasy or science fiction) and the real world. In fiction, drugs and medicine have served as analogues to real-world drugs, giving color and depth to the fictional world. They are often included by authors to create or to reduce the utopian/ideal nature of their fictional world1 and to introduce harsh realism and dystopia.2, 3 In the real world, fictional drugs have been used in scientific studies as markers to determine unreliability for survey participants who are asked to provide their history of drug usage.4, 5 Digging Deeper Fictional The following list of…

A Brief History On July 20, 2012, Aurora, Colorado was the site of the third largest mass shooting in terms of number of casualties in United States history at the time, now the eighteenth largest, and the second-deadliest shooting in Colorado after the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.  The shooting occurred just after midnight, when James Eagan Holmes opened fire during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in a Century movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others.  Although widely known for this tragedy, Aurora, Colorado also counts among the 60 largest cities in the United States, with a population greater than such cities as Pittsburgh, Buffalo or Salt Lake City, but lacks…

A Brief History This article presents a list of fictional comics, which includes both comic books and comic strips. Digging Deeper Fictional comic books From The Simpsons Adam Galaxy The Adventures of The Good Shepherd Batcat Batchick Batman and Rhoda. Biclops Bloodzilla Bongo, a comic seen in “Worst Episode Ever”, but the character is actually from Matt Groening’s comic strip Life in Hell. In the episode it is referred to as a “lesser-comic” Bot Pilgrim Cap Apple Car Trek Catgirl The Clash Comic-Book Guy Comics Coming-Of-Age Sad Happy Book Death Of… Aquaman Death Of… Casper The Death of Sad Sack Dogkid Duck! Enter The Ant Evel Knievel jumps the Jackson 5 Everyman, comic…

A Brief History Many forms of fiction feature characters attributed with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as “superpowers” (also spelled “super powers” and “super-powers”) or “powers”. This tradition is especially rich in the fictional universes of various comic book stories. This is a list of many of those powers that have been known to be used. Some of these categories overlap. Digging Deeper Origins Examples of ways in which a character has gained the ability to generate an effect. Type Examples See also Inhuman nature Homo mermanus; Kryptonians;[1] Saiyans; Homo superior The character belongs to a class of wholly or partially non-human beings for whom superhuman capabilities are typical or natural. This includes, but…

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