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Old 11-27-2017, 04:59 PM   #1771
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Real life weird road names

https://www.policeone.com/uniform-st...dWhSRxiDTT6GnQ

My favorite is Goa Way....
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:39 AM   #1772
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If you needed more proof that we are living in cyberpunk, here's a messianic cult that has believers ascending to a cyberspace realm upon their death:

The Obscure 4chan Religion That Promises a Cyberpunk Afterlife: Anime cult or 4chan prank? Unravelling the mystery of systemspace.
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:57 PM   #1773
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Monster hunters, assemble.

Mysterious North Korean Ghost Ships Full of Skeletons Wash Up In Japan

Hardly anything else needs to be said other than the title (which I took from Newsweek, though the link leads to a more informative article from the Independent).

It's not the only such case; there have been four such ships this month alone. And the number of such cases has been rising...

"During the summer, the Sea of Japan is quite calm. But it starts to get choppy when November comes. It gets dangerous when northwesterly winds start to blow". Or to put it another way, "That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed when the gales of November came early."

It's beginning to look a lot like Fomor, everywhere you go.

CNN has some video for visual inspiration.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:46 AM   #1774
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Or to put it another way, "That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed when the gales of November came early."
Two Canadian Thumbs Up, and some context for people who have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:42 PM   #1775
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The Woebot....a chatbot therapist.

https://woebot.io/

First, I am stealing that name for a mad scientist's death machine at my first opportunity.

Second, the gaming potential. Consult the Woebot after your Mythos Encouter, for example. Or hack the woebot to mess with an NPC.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:44 AM   #1776
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Pingos - Drive your players crazy with these earthworks that aren't made by bronze age cultures, ancient astronauts, nor faeries.

Pingos are hills thrown up out of frozen tundra by nothing more than epic frost heave, surrounded by bizarre polygonal land formations, also caused by frost heave (looks like a Voroni diagram).

Check out the pictures, they really look artificial.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingo

Of course, in your game they could be artificial. And why not scale it up to the size of a mountain? Inexplicably sitting in the middle of a desolate plain :)
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:50 AM   #1777
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PCheck out the pictures, they really look artificial.
I'm used to seeing those, on a much smaller scale, in badly laid tarmac.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:07 PM   #1778
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The discovery of a gravitic anomaly beneath the Antarctic ice isn't exactly new, but for some reason British, ah, less-than-reputable news sources have decided it's time to revisit theories (and "theories") regarding it.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:37 AM   #1779
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I'm used to seeing those, on a much smaller scale, in badly laid tarmac.
It's very common on roads here regardless of how they were laid, as of course we have a lot of frost heave even in the south of Canada (the Pingos are in our far north).

It's not unheard of for a freshly laid road to last a year before developing some crazy cracks and a whole bumper crop of potholes, if we have a bad freeze-thaw cycle.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:54 PM   #1780
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Live-action zombie shooting. Kind of.
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