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25th Apr '16 5:00:38 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* In the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, the The Tunguska Event was the climax of an epic battle between a cabal of [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Mages]] and an ancient dragon.

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* In the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, the The Tunguska Event was the climax of an epic battle between a cabal of [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Mages]] and an ancient dragon.dragon.
** Unless you're the Void Engineers, of course, in which case it's the result of the Engineers finding an alien ship somewhere in the Deep Universe and [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally setting off its main weapon]]. Cue mini-singularity landing in Russia.
21st Jan '16 4:50:39 PM Llygodenfawr
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* In the backstory to ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'', [[AllThereInTheManual presented in the book]] ''Before Tomorrowland'', the Tunguska Event was an early test conducted by Nikola Tesla and the Plus Ultra organization to open a rift into an alternate dimension via the atomic bomb. The devastating power of the Tunguska bomb lead to the organization looking to alternate technologies . The Manhattan Project as it turns out was an effort to tone down Plus Ultra's original designs into weapons that wouldn't blow big holes in the fabric of reality.

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* In the backstory to ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'', [[AllThereInTheManual presented in the book]] ''Before Tomorrowland'', the Tunguska Event was an early test conducted by Nikola Tesla and the Plus Ultra organization to open a rift into an alternate dimension via the atomic bomb. The devastating power of the Tunguska bomb lead led to the organization looking to alternate technologies .technologies. The Manhattan Project as it turns out was an effort to tone down Plus Ultra's original designs into weapons that wouldn't blow big holes in the fabric of reality.
8th Jan '16 7:54:17 AM thatother1dude
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "It Could have Been Great", Peridot shows Steven [[spoiler:the global plans of the Homeworld's colony.]] The [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/f/fd/It_Could%27ve_Been_Great_00132.png map]] shows a giant rift forming an ocean where a large part of Russia should be, as an indication of the Gem war's effects with its AlternateHistory.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "It Could have Been Great", Peridot shows Steven [[spoiler:the global plans of the Homeworld's colony.]] The [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/f/fd/It_Could%27ve_Been_Great_00132.png map]] shows a giant rift forming an ocean where a large part of Russia should be, as an indication of the Gem war's effects with its AlternateHistory. The gem structure at the center of the ocean is right about where the Tunguska Event occured.
8th Jan '16 12:59:08 AM darkabomination
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "It Could have Been Great", Peridot shows Steven [[spoiler:the global plans of the Homeworld's colony.]] The [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/f/fd/It_Could%27ve_Been_Great_00132.png map]] shows a giant rift forming an ocean where a large part of Russia should be, as an indication of the Gem war's effects with its AlternateHistory.
16th Nov '15 3:18:28 PM LondonKdS
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On February 15, 2013, a 50 foot, 7000 ton meteor airburst over the Chelyabinsk Oblast, releasing the equivalent of 300 kilotons of TNT and [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/world/europe/meteorite-fragments-are-said-to-rain-down-on-siberia.html injuring 1,200 people]]. Thanks to most Russian motorists armed with videocameras in their dashboard (to settle traffic and speeding disputes), the Chelyabinsk Superbolide was no mystery, and coincidentally was the largest explosion from an extraterrestrial source since... the Tunguska Event.

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On February 15, 2013, a 50 foot, 7000 ton meteor airburst over the Chelyabinsk Oblast, releasing the equivalent of 300 kilotons of TNT and [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/world/europe/meteorite-fragments-are-said-to-rain-down-on-siberia.html injuring 1,200 people]]. Thanks to most the many Russian motorists armed with videocameras in their dashboard who use dashcams (to settle traffic and speeding disputes), the Chelyabinsk Superbolide was no mystery, and coincidentally was the largest explosion from an extraterrestrial source since... the Tunguska Event.
7th Nov '15 5:14:32 PM nombretomado
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* In GameMod ''RedAlert3Paradox'', the event was a meteorite impact and research on its material left granted the Soviets their magnetic weaponry.

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* In GameMod ''RedAlert3Paradox'', ''VideoGame/RedAlert3Paradox'', the event was a meteorite impact and research on its material left granted the Soviets their magnetic weaponry.
2nd Oct '15 6:33:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PaperinikNewAdventures'' the Tunguska Event is caused by a meteorite made by Unobtainium. The Russian army fights the [[PlanetLooters Evronians]] over it, but [[spoiler:it had already been taken away by locals.]]

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* In ''PaperinikNewAdventures'' ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' the Tunguska Event is caused by a meteorite made by Unobtainium. The Russian army fights the [[PlanetLooters Evronians]] over it, but [[spoiler:it had already been taken away by locals.]]
7th Sep '15 9:39:07 PM nombretomado
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Other less credible, but more interesting, theories suggest that the event was caused by: a deuterium-rich meteorite causing an all-natural thermonuclear explosion; a chunk of antimatter; a miniature black hole passing through the Earth; an alien spacecraft exploding or discharging some alien weaponry; psychic experiments or magic rituals gone wrong; or a test run of NikolaTesla's DeathRay.

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Other less credible, but more interesting, theories suggest that the event was caused by: a deuterium-rich meteorite causing an all-natural thermonuclear explosion; a chunk of antimatter; a miniature black hole passing through the Earth; an alien spacecraft exploding or discharging some alien weaponry; psychic experiments or magic rituals gone wrong; or a test run of NikolaTesla's UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla's DeathRay.



* In Literature/{{Leviathan}}, NikolaTesla caused the explosion by using his DeathRay, Goliath. He wishes to use this weapon to stop [[WorldWarOne the war.]] [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in that it doesn't work. The explosion at Tunguska was actually caused by an asteroid like in real life, and Tesla was only testing Goliath at the same time and ended up believing that he caused the explosion.]]

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* In Literature/{{Leviathan}}, NikolaTesla UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla caused the explosion by using his DeathRay, Goliath. He wishes to use this weapon to stop [[WorldWarOne the war.]] [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in that it doesn't work. The explosion at Tunguska was actually caused by an asteroid like in real life, and Tesla was only testing Goliath at the same time and ended up believing that he caused the explosion.]]
6th Sep '15 10:24:31 AM nombretomado
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* From what players have [[JigsawPuzzlePlot pieced together]] using clues left in the levels, the NaziZombies problem from the bonus stages of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' seem related to a meteor impact in Tunguska.

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* From what players have [[JigsawPuzzlePlot pieced together]] using clues left in the levels, the NaziZombies VideoGame/NaziZombies problem from the bonus stages of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' seem related to a meteor impact in Tunguska.
4th Sep '15 4:07:46 PM nombretomado
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* AtomicRobo ascribes to the "Tesla did it" school of thought, naturally - specifically, he used Wardenclyffe Tower to "pinch" reality in order to stop an EldritchAbomination from manifesting. It only slowed it down.

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* AtomicRobo ComicBook/AtomicRobo ascribes to the "Tesla did it" school of thought, naturally - specifically, he used Wardenclyffe Tower to "pinch" reality in order to stop an EldritchAbomination from manifesting. It only slowed it down.
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