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Old 04-04-2018, 10:40 PM   #1811
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While the nuclear physicist apparently took the Talents approach to getting his science skills, rather than the high IQ approach.
Ah, yes, the ancient issue: IQ combining high technical intelligence with 'practical smarts', when they are two very different things...
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:36 PM   #1812
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You're a dude in medieval Italy and you lose a hand. What to do?

Replace it with a knife prosthesis, of course!
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Old 04-14-2018, 02:13 PM   #1813
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You're a dude in medieval Italy and you lose a hand... Replace it with a knife prosthesis, of course!
Of course! But from the article:

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This suggests a leather cap over the amputated limb, a buckle used for fastening - and a knife attached to the cap, although the purpose is unclear.
Unclear? To whom? I know some researchers that need to play more RPGs.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:33 AM   #1814
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The Oculus Anubis ... temple? cult? of Oregon

The Temple of Oculus Anubis: Creepiest place in Oregon?

As we drove in we saw the house on the left, the one that is constantly lit, full of people. The blinds in every room were drawn so I, as a nosy person, was able to look in at them.

Every single person in that house was standing still, staring straight out their windows at us. From every room. When we turned around they continued to stare, still motionless, until we drove away. It was creepy, but at the time I also found it to be pretty awesome.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:10 PM   #1815
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Ancient Shark Fishermen Found Buried with Extra Limbs.

Whose limbs? Are they carrying the souls of those lost to sharks by bringing what's left of their bodies? Are they battle trophies? How long were the limbs severed before being buried?

"Yeah, that's my father's arm, only bit of him we could pull back. When I go, it'll go with me, shark god willing I don't go like he did".
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:39 PM   #1816
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I feel someone may have misunderstand needing a hand with getting a leg up in the afterlife.
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:35 PM   #1817
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Diving adaption in humans, http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/...unt-underwater
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:34 AM   #1818
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That could be a justification for a level or two of Breath Holding

In other news:
Reich-5 coinage discovered?
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:43 AM   #1819
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That's a problem with assuming correlation proves causation.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:18 AM   #1820
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That's a problem with assuming correlation proves causation.
It makes a useful gaming idea.

We know of three altitude adapted populations, several cold adapted ones, and several low water adapted ones. So a diving adapted one is not a extreme claim.
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