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22nd Jul '16 2:57:31 PM WillKeaton
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* "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sixth_Finger The Sixth Finger]]" episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963''.

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* "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sixth_Finger The "The Sixth Finger]]" Finger"]] episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963''.



* December 1953 edition of ''MechanixIlustrated'' magazine. In the article "How Nuclear Radiation Can Change Our Race", Otto Binder speculated that the radiation from a nuclear war might cause mutations that could lead to the creation of a new species, Homo Superior. Among other differences, they would have brains (and heads) 50% larger than a normal human's. See the original article here: [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder1-620x467.jpg page 1]], [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder2.jpg page 2]], [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder3.jpg page 3]] and [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder4.jpg page 4]].

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* December 1953 edition of ''MechanixIlustrated'' magazine. In the article "How Nuclear Radiation Can Change Our Race", Otto Binder speculated that the radiation from a nuclear war might cause mutations that could lead to the creation of a new species, Homo Superior. Among other differences, they would have brains (and heads) 50% larger than a normal human's. See the original article here: [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder1-620x467.jpg page 1]], 1,]] [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder2.jpg page 2]], 2,]] [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder3.jpg page 3]] and [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/binder4.jpg page 4]].4.]]
3rd Jul '16 10:25:10 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' retcons Exedore/Exsedol into this, apparently to visually emphasize his role as an archivist and advisor; ''Anime/Macross7'' also uses his ''DYRL'' design (in contrast, the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' continuity ignores it in favor of his original design from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'').

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* ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' retcons ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] Exedore/Exsedol into this, apparently to visually emphasize his role as an archivist and advisor; ''Anime/Macross7'' also uses his ''DYRL'' ''DYRL?'' design (in contrast, the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' continuity ignores it in favor of his original design from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'').''SDF'' design).
15th Jun '16 8:18:10 PM coinneach
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* Wobbly-Headed Bob, a side character in Creator/JhonenVasquez's SQUEE! series. Sadly, his freakishly overdeveloped brain brings him only sadness and contempt for his fellow beings.
10th Jun '16 1:44:51 AM WillBGood
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* The classic 1957 B-film ''Film/TheBrainFromPlanetArous''. Needless to say it involved a giant alien brain (without any body at all), [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin from the planet Arous]]. Which you can watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFSeNed7mbU here]] if you're interested.
3rd Jun '16 3:16:39 AM Lapuspuer
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* Nocturnomaths in WalterMoers' ''Zamonia'' novels are a variations: they have multiple brains, which make them highly intelligent and telepathic to boot. The actual number of brains varies between individuals: three is the norm, but very brilliant nocturnomaths may have four or five, and Professor Abdullah Nightingale -- arguably the greatest genius in Zamonian history -- is rumored to have seven.

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* Nocturnomaths in WalterMoers' ''Zamonia'' novels are a variations: variation: they have multiple brains, which make them highly intelligent and telepathic to boot. The actual number of brains varies between individuals: three is the norm, but very brilliant nocturnomaths may have four or five, and Professor Abdullah Nightingale -- arguably the greatest genius in Zamonian history -- is rumored to have seven.
3rd Jun '16 3:16:07 AM Lapuspuer
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* Nocturnomaths in WalterMoers' ''Zamonia'' novels are a variations: they have multiple brains, which make them highly intelligent and telepathic to boot. The actual number of brains varies between individuals: three is the norm, but very brilliant nocturnomaths may have four or five, and Professor Abdullah Nightingale -- arguably the greatest genius in Zamonian history -- is rumored to have seven.
21st May '16 12:17:06 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' adventure ''Hot Rods of the Gods''. If a Ghostbusters fires his proton pack at Meera at the same time as Meera shoots at him with the red devolvo ray, it will [[ReversePolarity reverse the polarity]], causing the Ghostbuster to evolve into a superior being with increased intelligence and a large head.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' RPG adventure ''Hot Rods of the Gods''. If a Ghostbusters fires his proton pack at Meera at the same time as Meera shoots at him with the red devolvo ray, it will [[ReversePolarity reverse the polarity]], causing the Ghostbuster to evolve into a superior being with increased intelligence and a large head.
1st May '16 1:30:03 AM caffeinedelusions
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** Ironically, what seems to have made the difference in the 'Homo Sapiens vs Neanderthal brainoff' wasn't quantitative, but qualitative. A dip in the brain pan directly below what we term the language center of the brain allowed us to develop linguistic thought; a new mode of abstract thinking that allowed unprecedented levels of communication, and lead to the development of writing. Writing itself was revolutionary simply because it makes knowledge and experience cumulative rather than transitory. Rather than expiring with an individual's death, knowledge could begin to accrue. It could easily be argued that said tiny dip ultimately lead to the creation of human civilization.
22nd Apr '16 5:31:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Exedore/Exsedol's retconned form from the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' universe (left out of the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' continuity).

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* Exedore/Exsedol's retconned form from the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' universe (left out of ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' retcons Exedore/Exsedol into this, apparently to visually emphasize his role as an archivist and advisor; ''Anime/Macross7'' also uses his ''DYRL'' design (in contrast, the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' continuity).continuity ignores it in favor of his original design from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'').
20th Apr '16 2:00:25 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Mephisto uses the [[PowerCrystal Cosmic Crystal]] to become 'Cerebrex, Master of the Mind', and over time his body dwindled as his brain continued to grow. Or so it seemed: true to his usual modus operandi, it was all done through a mix of ThePowerOfActing, his [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower advanced mental training]], and the illusion-casting powers of the crystal, starting with an oversized costume headpiece (which hid a RayGun), and later using an animatronic drone to allow him to be somewhere else entirely while the heroes were occupied. While the original goal was to get the heroes to take him seriously as a villain again after his long trek through skid row (he couldn't be much of a distraction if he weren't dangerous, after all), but when he realized how ridiculous the new generation fo superheroes and supervillains were in the 1960s, he decided to just keep the trick rolling so he wouldn't have to personally put up with them as often.
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