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Old 09-05-2017, 09:52 AM   #1731
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So I was randomly doodling around on Google Patents, as one may be inclined, and came across these tidbits that could be useful for some brand of techpunk.

a) An 1890's Russian inventor's exoskeleton-
Apparatus for facilitating walking

b) I think the intent was heartfelt, but the result seems rather diabolical-
Apparatus for facilitating the birth of a child by centrifugal force


c) And of course, you can check out all of Tesla's patents-
https://patents.google.com/?inventor=nikola+tesla
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:51 AM   #1732
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Sometimes you just find things on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NooboSlowpokoPanda

I want these to be a thing in Dungeon Fantasy.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:24 AM   #1733
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Sometimes you just find things on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NooboSlowpokoPanda

I want these to be a thing in Dungeon Fantasy.
Does give the Druid something to do.

Noble lady hiring party "all you need to do is sneak into her garden and get me cuttings so I can win at this years flower show".
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:17 PM   #1734
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Sometimes you just find things on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NooboSlowpokoPanda

I want these to be a thing in Dungeon Fantasy.
Fee me, Seymour.
I guess those flowers at the end of the movie had descendants.

***** Willows, Dandelions.
Then my mind wanders to Pokemon puns:
Bulba-makeyou-saur, Lick-a-tongue (to see if you're tasty), etc.

Edit: I was afraid the profanity filter would catch that one flower. I meant it as a pun on cat and flower. No harm meant.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:07 PM   #1735
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According to this not-at-all over-hyped story, although Cephalapods are usually thought to be loners, some octopuses have built a giant underwater city named Octlantis.

Nope; no possible way to tie this into a Call of Cthulhu campaign. Move along.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:18 PM   #1736
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Primitive octopus exhibiting unusual complex behavior around a long cylindrical metal artificial object of extreme age...
I'm seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey rather than just Lovecraft.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:39 PM   #1737
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]octopuses have built a giant underwater city named Octlantis
Even more astonishing than the fact that the octopuses engineered this city is that human scientists have learned their language in order to be able to report the name that the octopuses gave their metropolis. And no one even reported on that breakthrough...
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:48 PM   #1738
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I just realized Octlantis could be said with a beak and no lips... interesting. All the evidence I need.
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Old Today, 02:23 PM   #1739
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1978: Random House has to recall a cookbook, Woman's Day Crockery Cuisine, after realizing that one of the recipes "could cause a serious explosion."
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Old Today, 05:18 PM   #1740
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There have been similar issues with recipes including nutmeg which can be toxic and somewhat horrifically hallucinogenic in high doses.
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