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20th Jul '16 2:16:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Combine dark energy cores in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' are a rare serious interpretation. The sphere stores dark matter plasma for the Combine and is relatively safe so long as it remains confined in a storage device or generator. If released, it accelerates rapidly and smashes about before exploding; organic matter is disintegrated on contact, vaporizing the victim into thin air while floating them upwards due to their mass being canceled out by the process. Especially notable as the Combine doesn't use it merely as a portable power source but actually [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy weaponized it as the grenade launcher-equivalent on the Pulse Rifle]].

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* Combine dark energy cores in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' are a rare serious interpretation. The sphere stores dark matter plasma for the Combine and is relatively safe so long as it remains confined in a storage device or generator. If released, it accelerates rapidly and smashes about before exploding; organic matter is disintegrated on contact, vaporizing the victim into thin air while floating them upwards due to their mass being canceled out by the process. Especially notable as the Combine doesn't use it merely as a portable power source but actually [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy weaponized it as the grenade launcher-equivalent on the Pulse Rifle]].Rifle.
12th Jul '16 2:19:43 PM Willbyr
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\[[caption-width-right:350:[=*=]bang* '''"COMBO x 3!"''' *tching* '''"COMBO x 4!"''' *crash* '''"JACKPOT!!!"'''[[note]][[PricelessMingVase My vase!]][[/note]]]]
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11th Jul '16 1:22:24 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"''This'' caused the 1977 New York blackout. A practical joke by the Great Attractor. [[ItAmusedMe He thought it was funny as hell.]]"''

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->''"''This'' caused the 1977 New York blackout. A practical joke by the Great Attractor. [[ItAmusedMe He thought it was funny as hell.]]"''"''
11th Jul '16 9:31:43 AM Willbyr
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** Series/{{Mythbusters}} demonstrated that if you're bouncing the bullet off anything soft enough that it won't shatter on the first impact, by the third ricochet, it's moving so slowly that it would merely be annoying if it hit you.

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** Series/{{Mythbusters}} ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}' demonstrated that if you're bouncing the bullet off anything soft enough that it won't shatter on the first impact, by the third ricochet, it's moving so slowly that it would merely be annoying if it hit you.


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3rd Jul '16 8:38:30 PM Doug86
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** RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.92mm_DS 7.92x107mm ammo]] devised by the [[PolesWithPoleaxes Polish Army]] just before WorldWarII was designed for this: flatten upon impact to light armor used in tanks of the time and spall one or more chunks of armor off the inside to ricochet around and [[{{Squick}} cut the crew to pieces]]. It was very efficient against the thin, 15-20mm or so armor of early WorldWarII tanks, but after 1943 it became obsolete. More recently, anti-tank ammo using the same principle has come back into vogue.

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** RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.92mm_DS 7.92x107mm ammo]] devised by the [[PolesWithPoleaxes Polish Army]] just before WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was designed for this: flatten upon impact to light armor used in tanks of the time and spall one or more chunks of armor off the inside to ricochet around and [[{{Squick}} cut the crew to pieces]]. It was very efficient against the thin, 15-20mm or so armor of early WorldWarII World War II tanks, but after 1943 it became obsolete. More recently, anti-tank ammo using the same principle has come back into vogue.
10th Jun '16 12:16:19 AM gewunomox
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu99_ulxyFI "The Boxer"]] by TheChemicalBrothers has this as its main focus. That thing just ''will not die''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu99_ulxyFI "The Boxer"]] by TheChemicalBrothers Music/TheChemicalBrothers has this as its main focus. That thing just ''will not die''.
5th Jun '16 11:12:45 AM StFan
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%% * Various mobs have a method of execution which employs this principle. If you shoot someone behind the ear with a low caliber bullet, it will bounce around inside their skull eating it up like VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}. It has been inspired by the hunting practice of firing low caliber bullets, like .22LR or .17HMR, at very high velocities against small game with precious furs, to kill without an exit wound and avoid staining of the fur with blood.

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%% * Various mobs have a method of execution which employs this principle. If you shoot someone behind the ear with a low caliber bullet, it will bounce around inside their skull eating it up like VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}.VideoGame/PacMan. It has been inspired by the hunting practice of firing low caliber bullets, like .22LR or .17HMR, at very high velocities against small game with precious furs, to kill without an exit wound and avoid staining of the fur with blood.
28th May '16 1:45:47 PM hoodiecrow
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** The M3 tank produced by the US as an interim measure until the M4 was ready for production had a serious flaw: its armor was riveted together rather than cast or welded. A hit by an armor-piercing round that didn't penetrate, or a sufficiently strong explosion near the tank, would cause the rivets to pop out and massacre the crew. One nickname for the tank was "a coffin for six/seven brothers" (different versions had different numbers of crew members).

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** The M3 tank produced by the US as an interim measure until the M4 was ready for production had a serious flaw: its armor was riveted together rather than cast or welded. A hit by an armor-piercing round that didn't penetrate, or a sufficiently strong explosion near the tank, would cause the rivets to pop out out, bounce around, and massacre the crew. One nickname for the tank was "a coffin for six/seven brothers" (different versions had different numbers of crew members).
28th May '16 1:44:42 PM hoodiecrow
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** The M3 tank produced by the US as an interim measure until the M4 was ready for production had a serious flaw: its armor was riveted together rather than cast or welded. A hit by an armor-piercing round that didn't penetrate, or a sufficiently strong explosion near the tank, would cause the rivets to pop out and massacre the crew. One nickname for the tank was "a coffin for six/seven brothers" (different versions had different numbers of crew members).
6th Jan '16 5:21:43 PM Wuz
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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-018 SCP-018]], a 6cm red ball that, in a standing affront to the laws of thermodynamics, can bounce with 200% efficiency. A normal bouncing ball put through [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-914 SCP-914]] on "Very Fine" also has this property. The former caused 5 civilian injuries and is currently sitting in a tank of goo, while the latter caused 45 casualties upon being dropped and is currently thought to be orbiting Mars.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-018 SCP-018]], a 6cm red ball that, in a standing affront to the laws of thermodynamics, can bounce with 200% efficiency. A normal bouncing ball put through [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-914 SCP-914]] on "Fine" and "Very Fine" settings ''thrice'' also has this property. The former caused 5 civilian injuries and is currently sitting in a tank of goo, while the latter caused 45 casualties upon being dropped and is currently thought to be orbiting Mars.
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