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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby Fridrik » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:46 am



There is no justice in the world any more.

Personally I think the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency should have gone with one of these

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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby [red] » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:58 pm

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/09/ ... -ceremony/

Of course Today was at the signing of the UN charter.
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:56 am

I can't beat this headline.
"That fighter who died in the cage last weekend wants you to know he’s feeling much better"


https://www.mmamania.com/2017/11/7/16617540/that-fighter-who-died-in-cage-last-weekend-wants-you-to-know-hes-feeling-better-mma


I love this line"
"Doctors, not surprisingly, have advised him to give up fighting."
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby runester » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:29 am

Three-dimensional visualization and a deep-learning model reveal complex fungal parasite networks in behaviorally manipulated ants

These findings alter the current view of parasite-extended phenotypes by demonstrating that behavior control does not require the parasite to physically invade the host brain and that parasite cells may coordinate to change host behavior.


Unlike other fungal parasites that invade the ant's brain and manipulate it's behavior by secreting peptides, this one infiltrates the ant's muscles, spreads a network of filaments within the ant's body, and somehow coordinates action to directly control the ant's body.
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:21 pm

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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby Mikel » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 pm

I used this in my Unknown Armies game:



I told them they found the sign (they'd gone through a portal) and then said,

"I have to use the bathroom and fill my drink. Here's the spelling. Google it."

I came back to them going NUTS as they were finding things about this place. It was great.
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby sbonner » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:10 pm

In the category of accidentally undermining OpSec.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ssion=true
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby [red] » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:31 am

A secluded hermitage for a cult of screamers.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ir ... ow_twitter
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm

Someone replaced the guns in an armory with toy replicas and sold the real guns.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45320202
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