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Old 10-01-2018, 10:14 AM   #1941
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Scientific progress goes *boom*! 1200 Teslas!

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purple light? purple light flashes without special chemistry tricks are real?!!
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:53 AM   #1942
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purple light? purple light flashes without special chemistry tricks are real?!!
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:47 PM   #1943
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SCA for AtE: Wastelander Weekend.

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...Join over a thousand attendees coming from all over the the United States (and beyond) to gather in the Southern California desert for a five-day post-apocalyptic festival. Set up camp at our wasteland compound, surrounded by specially-built sets. Costumes are required and post-apocalyptic campsites and vehicles are encouraged. Live for four days in a world pulled straight out of the Mad Max movies and other post-apocalyptic films and games, beyond the grip of so-called civilization.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:18 PM   #1944
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And the really great part of the deal of being a Wastelander: not only do you not have to wash your car, doing so would actually be a bad idea, spoiling its cosplay. Instead of knocking yourself out to maintain your look, you're _supposed_ to let it decay.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:26 PM   #1945
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Teen baked her grandfather's ashes into sugar cookies and brought them to school, police say

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...baked her grandfather’s ashes into a batch of sugar cookies and gave them to classmates, some of whom were aware they contained human remains before they ate them, authorities said Tuesday.

A female student at Da Vinci Charter Academy, a public charter high school, brought the cookies to school on Oct. 4 and gave them to at least nine other students, said Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov. Some ate the cookies without knowing the extra ingredient and were horrified, he said. Others knew.
W... tf, reality.

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Old 10-23-2018, 08:38 PM   #1946
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Not really that horrifying in my opinion compared to actual murderers like William Suff.
He very likely served chili at a cook out containing the meat of one of his victims.
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:19 PM   #1947
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I don't know that we can trust Herodotus's recount of Astyages and Harpagus, more so since it's similar to the older story of Thyestes. But on the other hand, there might be a kernel of truth in at least one story with such a popular theme. Certainly real humans are cruel enough to give it a try, whether ancient Greeks or modern Americans.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:38 PM   #1948
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The Butcher of Hanover, Fritz Harmann, was known to sell finely minced meat of unclear origins during his killing spree. He purported to obtain it from a butcher named Karl, who he described inconsistently and who could not be located after Harmann's arrest.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:48 AM   #1949
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Let's see if we got this right, A religious saint tells a father his son is cursed and advises him to kill the baby. That father obliges and brings his 22 months old to him and asks him to do it. That saint gives this job to one of his followers who couldn't do it because of his wife and drops the baby at the door of a child's shelter.

I swear it's a plotline out of some fairy tale except the "cursed baby" doesn't grow up and return to defeat the evil "saint".
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:56 PM   #1950
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I swear it's a plotline out of some fairy tale except the "cursed baby" doesn't grow up and return to defeat the evil "saint".
It apparently happened not that long ago. The kids is only about 2 years old. Give him 10-15 years.
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