As a general rule, television and film doesn't apply to real life. The plots written for both apply to whacky situations or made-up stories in order to get a certain point across or to just entertain you without any applicable knowledge. For example, if your parents are murdered, don't get dressed up like a bat at night to fight crime with you hands, wits, and a serious of gadgets you put together with your butler. To solve that problem in real life, you'll need grief counseling, therapy, and a butler.

However, every so often, a little idea from a TV show or film provides a jumping off point for a bigger idea that is applied in real life. These ideas derived from pop culture can benefit the lives of people from dementia or just kill us all with a new form of bomb.

Here are more details on those consequences and other real life ideas/applications lifted from your favorite films and shows.

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