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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #100 on: November 04, 2014, 08:13:44 pm »

This thread is (getting) very Fortean.
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« Reply #101 on: November 04, 2014, 08:32:19 pm »

This thread is (getting) very Fortean.


Indeed.  We keep contacts with the Fortean Society
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fort

It could also be called "Riplean"

Now where is that Fee Gee Mermaid?
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #102 on: November 05, 2014, 12:28:04 am »

This thread is (getting) very Fortean.


Indeed.  We keep contacts with the Fortean Society
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fort

It could also be called "Riplean"

Now where is that Fee Gee Mermaid?


Sidecar John Fee Gee Mermaids...as he has made some in the past
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« Reply #103 on: November 05, 2014, 05:17:33 am »

This thread is (getting) very Fortean.

I think it's gaining strength from being Forteified.
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« Reply #104 on: November 06, 2014, 09:01:36 pm »

There are the various exotic species, long rumored to exist, that were finally confirmed by the famous explorer Dr. John Dolittle

The pushmi-pullyu, which resembles a two-headed gazelle (llama?). It has characteristics of mammals, but it's evolution is a mystery:
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The giant pink sea snail, which is docile around humans and will allow them to ride inside its shell:
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The giant lunar moth, the largest known insect, which is able to live and fly in the vacuum of space; it is attracted by moonlight and earthlight, and spends its life flying back and forth between the two celestial bodies. A scale model of the moth and the famous explorer is on display at Planet Hollywood in Orlando, Florida.
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« Reply #105 on: February 23, 2016, 06:05:26 pm »

Addendum to the Dr. Doolittle Giant Snail entry:

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« Reply #106 on: February 23, 2016, 07:17:01 pm »

Few times do we have full confirmation of fantastical creatures, but real life can be just as unusual as the figments from our imagination. I'm sure we are all acquainted with the Pink Fairy Armadillo:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/pink-armadillos-ain%E2%80%99t-your-texas-critters
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« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2016, 12:36:48 am »

Don't know about travelling inside a giant pink sea snail shell - think of all that slime!
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« Reply #108 on: February 26, 2016, 09:28:58 pm »

I have with me a vintage copy of the 1911 novel "Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle", a notable early twentieth century science fiction adventure full of racism, half baked science, indescriminate killing of animals,  and ridiculous zoology.

I just read in this book an account of an animal that should be document here.

Tom Swift and his safari group are in Africa with Tom's airship. They have landed and hunted antelope and have returned to the ship to take to the air.  The ship fails to rise, and it is discovered that a huge python has gotten a hold of the ship and has its tail wrapped around a tree. Mr. Swift blasts the giant snake with his ttiticular weapon, and the airship lunges, but doesn't take off because a second snake, the first snake's mate, has a hold on the other end of the ship.

So please add giant monogamous airship grasping pythons to the list of steampunk fauna.
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« Reply #109 on: February 26, 2016, 11:14:13 pm »

Ah, yes - the famous Mooring python.
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