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Johnny1A.2 05-31-2013 10:03 PM

Re: Real-Life Weirdness
Whether or not this qualifies as 'weird' might be a mileage-varies thing. I would consider it so. Whenever I see something like this, part of me wonders if it's for real, but assuming it is, here it is:

Dolphin Assisted Child Birth

I can actually see role playing potential here, esp. for a party that has high skills in swimming, animal handling, and emergency medical situations...

vicky_molokh 06-01-2013 11:25 AM

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Darth Vader sends a humanitarian detachment of Imperial Stormtroopers to clean up the outcome of a windstorm in Odessa.

tshiggins 06-02-2013 01:56 PM

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Oklahoma could use some of those guys, right now... :p

Dalillama 06-03-2013 09:42 AM

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Looks like he turned up in Istanbul too.

William 06-05-2013 03:41 PM

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Unusual archaeological digs are always good. I was recently pointed to:

An Egyptian city being dug up after 1200 years under the sea.

Article comes complete with photos of this enormous black stone tablet engraved with hieroglyphics, which this photo of it emerging from the depths shows is taller than a man.

Anaraxes 06-24-2013 12:10 PM

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"An ancient statue made as an offering to Osiris, the Egyptian god of death, that is currently housed at the Manchester Museum in England has suddenly started spinning inside its closed display case and no one seems to know why." The statue has been kept here for eighty years, but only now has started to move.

There's a time-lapse video on YouTube that shows the statue moving. Perhaps it's tracking visitors.

Agemegos 06-24-2013 05:20 PM

Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Originally Posted by Anaraxes (Post 1602093)
Osiris, the Egyptian god of death

Osiris was the god of Death? Someone tell James Frazer.

Anaraxes 06-24-2013 05:40 PM

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I saw it on the Internet; it must be true.

Anders 06-25-2013 01:58 PM

Re: Real-Life Weirdness
Probable explanation for the moving statue.

Anaraxes 06-25-2013 05:50 PM

Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Originally Posted by Asta Kask (Post 1602917)

Well, that premise is no fun!

There wasn't any real mystery even in the original post. As with the rest of the thread, it's meant as a springboard to adventure or game ideas, where the world isn't necessarily tied to mundane behavior. What if the supernatural explanation were true?

Even in a strictly realistic setting, though, you might find this a useful flavor detail or MacGuffin. The PCs might have to interact with a credulous person or charlatan-- or the party might contain one. So at least you've got the "what was really happening" explanation ready for when those meddling kids unmask the villain.

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