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> This news story made me think of Shadowrun..., Exploding Chewing Gum Kills Ukranian Student
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post Dec 10 2009, 05:30 PM
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A Ukrainian chemistry student was killed when a stick of chewing gum apparently exploded in his mouth, Ukrainian media report.

RIA Novosoti, the Russian news agency, says the incident occurred while the unidentified 25-year-old student at Ukraine's Kiev Polytechnic Institute was working at a computer at his parents' house in the city of Konotop.

"A loud pop was heard from the student's room," ukranews.com reports, quoting an aide to the police chief . "When his relatives entered the room they saw that the lower part of the young man's face had been blown off."

The report says a forensic examination found that the gum was covered with an unidentified chemical substance, thought to be some type of explosive material


I think I have some inspiration here...
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post Dec 10 2009, 06:44 PM
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Brilliant! He apparently did it to himself.
So what do you call this, gumicide?
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post Dec 10 2009, 06:47 PM
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This made me think less of shadowrun, and more of darwin awards.

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How about I set this container of dangerous explosive chemical next to the identical container of lab chemicals I dip my chewing gum in. Both of these actions sound like good plans.
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post Dec 10 2009, 08:13 PM
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Am I the only one who feels sorry for the family? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Dec 10 2009, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE (McCummhail @ Dec 10 2009, 01:44 PM) *
Brilliant! He apparently did it to himself.
So what do you call this, gumicide?


I'd call it Chewicide.
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post Dec 10 2009, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (Moonhawk @ Dec 10 2009, 04:07 PM) *
I'd call it Chewicide.


Seconded.
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post Dec 13 2009, 12:54 AM
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QUOTE (Moonhawk @ Dec 11 2009, 05:07 AM) *
I'd call it Chewicide.

So Chewbacca did it?
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post Dec 13 2009, 01:10 AM
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Kinda reminds me of Mission: Impossible - "Red stick, blue stick!"

Hmm, it would be kinda fun to make a house rule to SR that explosives have some "push" to them from the shock wave and then see what stunts runners might try to pull. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Dec 13 2009, 05:46 PM
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One of my fellow players did this. Made an exploding chewing gum[in game]. Binary explosive. One compound in one colored, and flavored resin, the other compound on the other colored, flavored resin. Chew chew chew [BOOM]

Also, my condolences to the family.
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post Dec 14 2009, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE (CanadianWolverine @ Dec 12 2009, 07:10 PM) *
Kinda reminds me of Mission: Impossible - "Red stick, blue stick!"

Hmm, it would be kinda fun to make a house rule to SR that explosives have some "push" to them from the shock wave and then see what stunts runners might try to pull. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

I'm actually thinking about adapting all attacks to follow the rules given in Arsenal for Throw, in relation to the damage type done: IE: Explosives and Clubs attacks (as well as possibly others) follow the rules for Throw, and the Throw maneuver adds a certain bonus to either net successes or meters thrown.
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