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Old 05-10-2012, 06:38 AM   #311
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A knight in armor, on horseback, is riding across Canada. He just passed through my city :D

He's covering about 30km a day (on roads and sidewalks) for folks interested in low intensity long distance travel by horse, but can do almost double that on a long day (but he has to take days off to rest his horse and work for room and board on farms)
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:06 AM   #312
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My apologies if this has been raised previously, but these old Yugoslav war memorials are rather weird. IMHO.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:27 AM   #313
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On the same site, I came across the Victorian artificial arm, which these days is inevitably reminiscent of this arm.

Anyone for Terminator:1889? John Connor has ancestors all the way back, after all.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #314
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There is a sadly unfinished fanfic by a pair of pro SF writers (Brenda W. Clough and Ryk Erik Spoor) out on the net. Terminators of Endearment, or Pride and Extreme Prejudice a Jane Austin/Terminator crossover.

Not Terminator but the Wild Wild West tv series had a Six Thousand Dollar Man episode.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #315
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Woman and two children go to beach, pick up some pretty rocks, go home. Rocks dry out in womans pocket, BURST INTO FLAME.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #316
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The Soviet Union had given Qaddafi six Foxtrot-class subs in 1982, so a Libyan submarine threat was not unthinkable. But no Libyan sub patrols had been reported since 1984, and none may have been operational at the time of America’s airstrike. Facts on the final fate of Libya’s submarine fleet are flimsy. One sub has been reported sunk, another stranded by sanctions in Lithuania and a third captured at Benghazi by the victorious rebels in Libya’s recent revolution.
There you go, a source for three military submarines, ex-Russian by way of Libya, out there somewhere, unknown to the major powers. Suitable for housing mysterious terrorist organizations, freebooting adventurer companies, or rich mad engineers.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #317
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There you go, a source for three military submarines, ex-Russian by way of Libya, out there somewhere, unknown to the major powers. Suitable for housing mysterious terrorist organizations, freebooting adventurer companies, or rich mad engineers.
That's...

That's awesome.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #318
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There you go, a source for three military submarines, ex-Russian by way of Libya, out there somewhere, unknown to the major powers. Suitable for housing mysterious terrorist organizations, freebooting adventurer companies, or rich mad engineers.
I think it was 6 Million Dollar Man had an episode with that premise.

Mysterious terror organisation in a submarine, I mean, not downfall of a dictatorship. And the organisation was a motley mix of nationalities- German, Russian, American and British.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:49 PM   #319
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The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Saw this name on Google Maps when I was planning a jaunt around Lisbon and just had to look it up. Any place with that kind of name could be used in all kinds of games.

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The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is a multidisciplinary centre for translational research of excellence, with the best possible conditions to attract and retain the best researchers, academics and medical doctors from Portugal and abroad in the fields of neurosciences and oncology.
That must be their explanation for the bizarre brain diagrams, people with funny electrical hats, and odd shambling "patients" seen running around late at night.

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The Centre includes laboratories for basic and clinical research, an ambulatory care centre, a vivarium, an auditorium, conference rooms, teaching facilities and an exhibition area.
Great place to host an unusual find from a traveling Fortean response squad, don't you think? Or a well-meaning lecture by an educated professor who scoffs at the ravings of that lunatic who had been on the digs too long?

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This area, where the river Tagus meets the Atlantic Ocean, is of great historical significance as the great Portuguese pioneers sailed from this location to discover the "unknown" in the XV and XVI centuries. The presence of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown leverages this historical heritage by creating an inspirational link between the discoveries of yesteryear and the epic adventure of scientific research.
So it's near to the ocean, studies neuroscience, has exhibition areas for its cutting-edge research, and is proud of its link to the creation of ancient knowledge.

Yep. There's gonna be an eldritch invasion around there any night now.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:15 AM   #320
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Appantly it can rain "Cats and dogs" with fish
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Lajamanu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raining_animals
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