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3rd May '16 8:38:24 AM BlackKnight359
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-->-- '''The Journalist''', ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''

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-->-- '''The Journalist''', ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''
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6th Apr '16 1:26:09 AM zequeins
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* You've got kudzu? The Soviet Union will one up you with giant hogweed, also known as Stalin's revenge! This thing is just as easy to grow, and its sap is a potent, insidious, slow-acting poison causing burns like mustard gas! It can kill kids who don't know better and tamper with it. It's also fifteen feet tall and grows in massive growths of hazardous shrubbery, like some toxic alien jungle. You have to wear a hazmat suit if you want to clear a patch of this plant monster.

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* You've got kudzu? The Soviet Union will one up you with giant hogweed, also known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Stalin's revenge! Revenge!]] This thing is just as easy to grow, and its sap is a potent, insidious, slow-acting poison causing burns like mustard gas! It can kill kids who don't know better and tamper with it. It's also fifteen feet tall and grows in massive growths of hazardous shrubbery, like some toxic alien jungle. You have to wear a hazmat suit if you want to clear a patch of this plant monster.
3rd Apr '16 9:49:18 AM Jhonny
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* Some plants could be considered that if they weren't so damned useful. Potatoes for instance originally come from high up in the Andes (and most types of them do not grow anywhere else), but almost everybody who lives in a temperate climate can tell tales of thrown away potatoes suddenly germinating on their compost heap. Those tubers are hard to kill easy to grow and so nutritious that Ireland basically ran on them for a century, until a disease killed most of them and caused one of the worst famines in European history.
30th Jan '16 9:07:37 AM nombretomado
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* The body of the many in and around the Rickenbacker levels of ''SystemShock2''.

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* The body of the many in and around the Rickenbacker levels of ''SystemShock2''.''VideoGame/SystemShock2''.
19th Jan '16 1:38:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** The story was influenced heavily by Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace'' in which a meteorite lands in a small, backwards New England farm. The meteorite contains an alien colour which infects the land and water around the farm. Ammi Pirece, the narrator telling the story to a guy from a land development agency, states that [[spoiler: the area of infection/contamination is growing slowly, year by year...]]




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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace'' in which a meteorite lands in a small, backwards New England farm. The meteorite contains an alien colour which infects the land and water around the farm. Ammi Pirece, the narrator telling the story to a guy from a land development agency, states that [[spoiler: the area of infection/contamination is growing slowly, year by year...]]
16th Jan '16 11:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF248-Transmission.jpg This]] ''PerryBibleFellowship'' strip shows one more surprisingly clingy and adaptable lifeform in this role.

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* [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF248-Transmission.jpg This]] ''PerryBibleFellowship'' ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' strip shows one more surprisingly clingy and adaptable lifeform in this role.
26th Dec '15 4:15:38 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Going back farther, when European settlers first came to the Americas, they brought several plant species with them. Normally not thought of as being aggressive, when introduced to the environment, they went absolutely berserk. Before kudzu, the Deep South was overrun with peach trees (see the correlation between peaches and the state of Georgia,) and Argentina was smothered under feral spinach. Though, being edible, these weren't as bad as kudzu. (Technically, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu#Food_and_beverage kudzu is also edible]], but that requires a lot of processing and is a pain.)

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** Going back farther, when European settlers first came to the Americas, they brought several plant species with them. Normally not thought of as being aggressive, when introduced to the environment, they went absolutely berserk. Before kudzu, the Deep South was overrun with peach trees (see the correlation between peaches and the state of Georgia,) and Argentina was smothered under feral spinach. Though, being edible, these weren't as bad as kudzu. (Technically, http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu#Food_and_beverage kudzu is also edible]], but that requires a lot of processing and is a pain.)
11th Dec '15 12:39:59 PM eroock
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-->--'''The Journalist''', ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''

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27th Nov '15 12:17:59 AM DetailsCat
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* The acid Cephad Zoa in ''VideoGame/WakingMars'' eventually takes over any environment it's planted in, converting the fertile soil to an acid type so nothing else can grow.
23rd Nov '15 1:48:06 PM Doug86
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* In the two part Season 4 premiere of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Equestria is being taken over by Plunder Vines, which grew from seeds planted by Discord shortly before the Royal Sisters sealed him away, but were kept in check by the Tree of Harmony's reserve power, which is running out.

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* In the two part Season 4 premiere of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Equestria is being taken over by Plunder Vines, which grew from seeds planted by Discord shortly before the Royal Sisters sealed him away, but were kept in check by the Tree of Harmony's reserve power, which is running out.
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