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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #300 on: January 09, 2013, 01:59:28 PM »
Zombie Ant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocordyceps_unilateralis

A fungus that takes over the ants brain, leads it to an area where it can thrive and kills the ant.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #302 on: January 11, 2013, 12:33:00 PM »
That is actually pretty incredible. More about the possibility of water near the Earth's inception, but the name is nice too.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #303 on: February 18, 2013, 11:59:21 AM »
Aside from the political side to this, this map looks like it would be a great post-apoc map.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #304 on: February 19, 2013, 11:19:34 AM »
Ooh, my dinky little county (population-wise) gets to be the name of a state? Sign me up!

How did they decide the state names?
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #305 on: February 19, 2013, 11:48:58 AM »
They look to be largely based on physical geography - Blue Ridge, for example, and Mesabi after the Mesabi Range.

The disadvantages seem a little optimistic: I don't think the good people of Hawai'i would take a liking to being in the same state as Portland, OR. As a post-apoc map, I'd separate Hawai'i into its own nationstate, or even the individual islands. But otherwise, it would make for a rad Cosmic Era map, circa-22nd century.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #306 on: March 07, 2013, 02:57:36 PM »
Do NOT mess with Stephen Colbert on Tolkien knowledge!!!!

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #308 on: March 14, 2013, 10:40:09 AM »
Ah, yes. Kacirk.

You may like this, Myst: http://strolen.com/viewing/Ye_Olde_English_the_Archaic_Word_Challenge

Where we take the "interesting non-game stuff", and churn it, until it becomes "interesting game stuff" whipped cream. :)

Go on, pick a word and write a sub, i double-dare you
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
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« Reply #315 on: September 30, 2013, 09:15:58 PM »
P(A|B) = P(B|A)*P(A)/P(B)

By the power of Bayes!

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« Reply #316 on: October 01, 2013, 06:24:31 AM »
Wierd. Worked on my ipad...
   
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #319 on: October 04, 2013, 12:34:31 PM »
Forensic Phenomenon and other weird death-related stuff

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/3/4798898/human-brain-preserved-for-4000-years-after-being-boiled

After reading the story above, I ended up on Wikipedia reading some more, and here are some fascinating terms...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adipocere How gruesomely awesome is this stuff??!! And why isn't Corpse Wax a "monster" yet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_erection Nuff said. ("Angel Lust", great name!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffin_birth Gruesome again, i know. But this should also be made into some sort of horrifying undead monster!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tache_noir_de_la_sclerotique The French name makes it sound more macabre doesn't it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-suicide_smock I've heard of straight jackets, but not these.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receiving_vault Can you say temporary undead storage?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_sign Is there any wonder people have believed in Undeath since time immemorial?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadaveric_spasm Ditto.






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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #320 on: October 22, 2013, 11:18:15 AM »
http://www.viralnova.com/nightmarish-places/

Some fun places...

This thread should be re-named "Interesting Non-Game Stuff For Your Games!!" :)
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #321 on: October 23, 2013, 10:09:26 AM »
Gold collecting trees!  I'm sure there is a sub very similar to the these, but can't find it.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #322 on: October 23, 2013, 02:11:50 PM »
Loved that article, val!! Fascinating!! It all comes back to "We are but scattered elements of stardust" and "You are what you eat"
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« Reply #323 on: October 23, 2013, 02:14:54 PM »
http://www.cracked.com/article_20687_13-old-timey-photos-that-will-give-you-nightmares-part-3.html?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=History&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=feature_module

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