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Old 09-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #531
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How much damage does a Bible do?

Alleged Ohio robber hits clerk with Bible.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:21 PM   #532
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How much damage does a Bible do?
Depends on whether the clerk was undead, and whether the assailant had True Faith.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #533
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The Eight Best Fake Storefronts and Phony Facades in New York

Speakeasies, secret restaurants, and clandestine tutoring centers!

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:54 PM   #534
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Scientists compute the energy needed to vaporise a human body.

Now why would they need to know that?
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:10 AM   #535
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It's good to know that if you're making a phaser/disruptor which is going to vaporize someone that you need to generate ~3,000 megajoule reaction, which would mean 3+ GW batteries on those Star Trek blasters.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:49 PM   #536
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Now why would they need to know that?
It comes in handy for creating those journalistic metaphors, such as "Worldwide, nuclear power plants produce enough energy to completely vaporize the population of Providence, Rhode Island in less than half an hour."
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:41 PM   #537
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It's good to know that if you're making a phaser/disruptor which is going to vaporize someone that you need to generate ~3,000 megajoule reaction, which would mean 3+ GW batteries on those Star Trek blasters.
For what it is worth, they seem to have calculated the dry tissue part incorrectly. They used the calorie content from the complete combustion of dried pork - which is the energy you get from burning the dried tissue, not the input energy needed to turn it in to vapor.

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #538
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You ought to be careful when discussing philosophy...

I could see that used as a cover up, for example in a oWOD Mage game, the grocery store being the location of a deal in view of mundanes that went awry and the rubber bullets being the explanation to not suffer from paradox.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:02 AM   #539
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The Northampton Clown.

This is scary, folks.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #540
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The Northampton Clown.

This is scary, folks.
Many places have laws against wearing masks not on Halloween. I gather England doesn't?
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