A recent io9.com article professes that "Detatched [sic] octopus arms show awareness, react to danger." Read more here!
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator
Little more to say about the "Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator" other than to go try it out here!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Jerry Gretzinger's World Map
According to the Unbelievable Facts Tumblr site, "A man, named Jerry Gretzinger, has been drawing a map of an imaginary world for over 50 years." See more here!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Over on the Live Science website, there is an interesting article on the divergence of British and American English pronunciations. Read more here!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Morag of Loch Morar
It's been a couple of decades since any claims of Morag of Loch Morar sightings have been reported. Read more here!
Monday, August 26, 2013
Dan John Cox Beholder
Want a little help describing a very iconic D&D monster with a view to a kill? Check out Dan John Cox's version of a beholder over on his art website here!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Those Spicy Prehistorics
A recent article on BBC.co.UK passes on the postulation that prehistoric Europeans spiced their foods. Read more here!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Ancient Priestesses Ruled Peru
Over on RawStory.com, there is a recent article titled "Ancient tomb confirms powerful priestess ruled Peru long ago." See more here!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Glue-Spitting Velvet Worm
Over on the NBCNews.com website is a recent article titled "Glue-spitting velvet worms: There are more out there than you think." See more here!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
There is a recent article on SofiaGlobe.com titled "14th-century poison ring found near Bulgaria’s Kavarna." Read more here!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Gargoyles of Paisley Abbey
Paisley Abbey has some fantastic gargoyles. See them here!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Google Earth NOT Flat
A friend of mine pointed me toward an interesting article on Google Earth and how it has trouble applying flat images to its 3D models resulting in some bizarre photographic effects. Personally, I think an alternate dimension setting where these conditions actually apply might be in order. See more here!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Evil Eye Ring
Over on the ancient-origins.net website, there is a recent article titled "A 1,800-year-old ring and the curse of the ‘evil eye.’" See more here!
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Iron Age Irish Hoard(s)
If you're not familiar with the Broighter Hoard, have a look as inspiration to detailing treasures in your game. See more here! And while you're there, follow the link to a list of hoards in Ireland here!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Tesla Coils and Faraday Suits Means Lightning Fights
This might help some folks in describing what a lightning bolt fight might look like. Read more here and enjoy!
Friday, August 16, 2013
Timeline of the Far Future
A friend of mine pointed out a particularly interesting Wiki page, particularly for tabletop setting creators, that is. Check out the Timeline of the Far Future here!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
World's Deadliest Scorpion
Scorpions have a long history, a wide range, and can be very deadly, but there is one that is the deadliest of all. National Geographic has a new video on their YouTube channel with some basics and some particular details well worth knowing. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Perseid Meteor Shower
You'll be seeing a lot of images from what has reportedly been one of the finest Perseid Meteor Showers on record. For starters, check out the pictures they have in a recent article on DailyMail.co.UK. See more here!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Looking for a little undersea inspiration? Go check out the Okeanos Explorer project as they map portions of the ocean floor before August 17th, as they will even have some live streaming video of their undersea explorations as well as some specially selected recorded footage. See more here!
Monday, August 12, 2013
An explorer and bug enthusiast searched for and found the largest Weta ever recorded in New Zealand. Read more here!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
10 Real Sea Creatures Directly From Your Nightmares
Over on altering-perspectives.com, there is a recent article titled "10 Real Sea Creatures Directly From Your Nightmares" though I give fair warning that some of the language used might offend. See more here!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Over on the NBCNews.com website is an article highlighting a very solid type of shelter that might work well as a staple in many futuristic setting for tabletop games. They are Hide-Away Storm Shelters but made with heavy steel ready to withstand high caliber bullets. Read more here and here!
Friday, August 9, 2013
Iberians in the Army of Hannibal Barca
There is a very informative video on the Nero Claudius YouTube channel from a couple of years ago titled "Iberians in the Army of Hannibal Barca." Be prepared to pause it for easier reading. Enjoy!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
On the Archaeology Magazine website, an article from a couple months ago looks at some ships found that might suggest Vikings got an earlier start than originally thought. Read more here!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Flippin' Magnetic Field
There is an event coming up that happens about every eleven years where there magnetic field of the sun flips its poles. Might make for an interesting scenario to add to a scifi tabletop roleplaying game. Read more here!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Understanding the Lives of Lions
There is a new video on the National Geographic YouTube channel titled "Understanding the Lives of Lions." Enjoy!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Australian Aboriginal Rock Art Depicting New Arrivals
There is some fantastic Aboriginal rock art depicting what is thought to be some of the first European arrivals featured in an article on AustralianGeographic.com.AU that is quite amazing. See and read more about it more here!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Drawings from da Vinci in Edinburgh
A recent article on Scotsman.com features information on the Leonardo da Vinci drawings on display in Edinburgh. If you're looking for some inspiration to add a genius NPC to your tabletop roleplaying setting, look no further. See more here!
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Over on the National Geographic YouTube channel there is a recently uploaded video discussing "Sociable Sharks" and some unusual behavior captured on film. Enjoy!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Peruvian Shield ca. 700 A. D.
The Live Science website has a new article on a 1,300 year old Peruvian shield with feathers on it. Read more here!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Medieval Boat Discovered in Norfolk Marshland
ITV.com has a new article titled "Medieval boat discovered in Norfolk marshland" that is worth checking out. Read more here!
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