"As we've mentioned a few times before, the real world occasionally gives rise to murderers so terrifyingly crazy that if we saw them in a horror film, we would instantly write them off as utterly ridiculous B-movie cheese."When exposed to an exaggeration or fabrication about certain real-life occurrences or facts, some people will perceive the fictional account as being more true than any factual account.This might lead to people acting on preconceptions about unfamiliar matters even in a life-or-death situation, or cause viewers to cry foul when things on a show work out in a way that actually realistic, but contrary to "what everybody knows", like complaining of the "fake Scottish accent" of a real Scottish actor or about a character's death from a bullet "merely" to the shoulder.But then you research it a little more, and discover...that it was invented by a Los Angeles advertising executive in 1989?'Traditions' which appear or claim to be old are often quite recent in origin and sometimes invented."So you've run across a trope or story element that seems unspeakably old.It simply drips with antiquity and grandeur, so you assume that it must have been around since the first caveman.
It is an informational web site for the documentation of the Supraphonic Snare Drum."Nothing appears more ancient, and linked to the immemorial past, than the pageantry which surrounds British monarchy in its public ceremonial manifestations.Yet,..its modern form it is the product of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.Congratulations: You've learned that some things are Newer Than They Think — a relatively recent invention that people tend to assume has much deeper roots in history and popular culture than it actually does — or the roots are considerably further from the end result than you realize.It usually arises from the myth being tied into an older myth; or the assumption that because the mythology is as old as they think, but it's only become popular within recent historical memory.