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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

Black German soldiers on the EU front during WW1?

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- Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:07:35 EST GuYk56cq No.56773
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So apparently in the new upcoming Battlefield 1 game there's some Black German soldiers on Europe's side. History-wise did this ever happen? Pic related.
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Jenny Wazzlechone - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:01:05 EST 4UligxRH No.56816 Reply
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>>56814
That's true. At least they got a relatively highly developed rail system out of the deal as opposed to the Russian side.
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Hedda Bavingbot - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:26:38 EST 4RNy1lDa No.56820 Reply
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There were ALOT of black soldiers on all sides. They wen't black because they were African, they were black covered tooth to toe in a mixture of dirt, excrement, and gore.
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Ebenezer Docklehall - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 05:56:05 EST ZOEUWx6F No.57467 Reply
I believe a handful of individuals fought for Germany in the Europe theatre. I think one of which was a band musician whose life is well documented. Might be WW2 though, I don't remember well.

The studio cleared up that they want to move towards a policy of "inclusion" rather than historicity. They want to player to be themselves rather than historical role-play which is a curious excuse I don't really believe.

The Battlefield's WW2 sequel includes a one-armed female GI.

>>56776
Don't make things up when you have nothing to virtue signal about, you axe-grinding fool.

There were no race designations in WW1. African Askari were employees, not honorary anything. The Germans didn't have the manpower to defend their colonial possessions so employed sympathetic locals. There were no race restrictions on the mainland because there were virtually no resident black people.

As an aside, there is an interwar era film called "The Knights of German East Africa" set in WW1 Tanzania.

Crazy Battles, Underdog Events, Upsets General

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- Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:06:07 EST Bmj8cTo6 No.56664
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Share cool battles or historical accounts, preferably with an intriguing or unexpected twist.

>Battle of Alesia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1Ej9Yqt68
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Phineas Blytheway - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:04:59 EST 6PhWCkVP No.56761 Reply
>>56759
Well, as for the world wars;
In WWI, they lost countless young men in the trenches and nearly turned on their government. The futility of the Great Slaughter must have destroyed their will to fight.
In WWII they were totally overwhelmed by the great gamble of the armored thrust that accomplished what was impossible in the previous conflict.
The French are actually pretty high speed US army term for competent and skillful fighters, but circumstances weren't in their favor in the big 20th century conflicts.
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Oliver Fuckingshit - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:10:25 EST JrT3V8vw No.56786 Reply
>>56739
Aktually in 1315 chocolate had not come to Europe yet
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Martha Bunspear - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:23:14 EST BspiNik5 No.56815 Reply
>>56786
The Swiss were so badass they were making it anyway

The Story of the World in Pictures, 1934

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- Sat, 10 May 2014 13:18:16 EST XyVGo1SW No.52472
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Hello /his/. When I was a teenager my grandfather gave me one of his books, 'The Story of the World in Pictures', published in 1934. It's full of photographs and covers the many natural wonders and cultures of the world, while also illustrating the technological progress and arts of the time. With the intent of preserving it I photographed every single page a few years ago (I don't own a scanner, I'm afraid). I stumbled upon the pictures recently and thought you guys might be interested in them, all 303 of them.

It's an interesting little piece of history - images of native cultures and natural wonders long since lost, and some of that optimism that pervaded in the interwar period, that after the Great War we could grasp science and our natural abilities to build a better tomorrow for all mankind - anything was truly possible.
And then 5 years later we began a war that killed 60 million people and culminated in the nuclear destruction of multiple cities...so it goes.

I'm currently uploading them into 3 RARs on Mediafire, and will also post a few of them here.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - the Story of the World in Pictures.
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Graham Gupperfield - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:24:14 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56792 Reply
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>>54434
It would imply some kind of medieval genetic engineering project...

...as if some outside agency engineered Europeans to become storm troopers in their quest for global domination.

Also, I was just about to join the sharing-old-books deal because I own three reproductions of medieval "biology" books filled with wood etchings, but that's a silly idea since you can just download those books of the Goethe project or whatever that's called.
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Barnaby Tootshaw - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:10:29 EST im/ZMsTa No.56794 Reply
>>54434
Black Death? Seems like there would have been a massive proliferation of genes suited for survival due to half the population of Europe dying horrible deaths.
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Cornelius Mannerforth - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:50:43 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56795 Reply
>>56794
Diseases don't make a species stronger. They just lower the genetic diversity. The only positive thing the Black Death caused was social and economic change.

Reenacting

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- Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:24:27 EST esKrHkkm No.56578
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Any reenactors on here?

My buddy is in a 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen unit. Apparently they have a fucking Tiger. I wanna smoke meth from my vape and get drunk as shit off beer listening to German marching music (apparently war reenactors get drunk as fuck).

Not a Nazi, war reenacting is for fun not politics, I'm a Polish, gay, social democrat so I definitely have no reason for joining a Nazi unit beyond I fucking love German militaria.

So anybody else interested in or does reenactments? I'm looking to do WW2 and WW1, but I would be interested in Napoleonic shit as well.
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Edward Tootridge - Fri, 18 Mar 2016 02:12:46 EST dTrWcnnQ No.56593 Reply
>>56586
I have to ask who is this? Is that you Ge-Ge?
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Phyllis Poblingfut - Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:37:34 EST slEOrfVs No.56594 Reply
A friend of mine grew up doing American Revolutionary War reenacting. I'm sure he still does them with his father.
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John Feckleman - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:10:42 EST 0mbXqywz No.56769 Reply
>>56578
Ill bump this hoping someone can tell me about any vietnam reenacting groups in southern california? I posted in b but i got a lecture from what i assume is my uncle on a computer

WYR

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- Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:32:32 EST /tTl6uQD No.56747
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Would you guys rather be in the trenches in France/Belgium during the First World War or the Ostfront in the second?

I can't even imagine, but I suppose the trenches would be worse but that's not including Stalin/Leningrad, idk.

Et tu?
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Beatrice Shakewill - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:06:47 EST sGiU0mfm No.56748 Reply
Assuming I'm just enduring the conditions and I'm not going to get hurt, the East surely. Way more space, way less rot.
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Oliver Blungerlock - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:18:07 EST PMeC+LId No.56749 Reply
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>>56747

False Dichotomy, I would be dying of Avian Flu spread by the general mobilization.

The mobilization spread disease and killed more people than the war itself. Fucking Wilson.

Musings on the Nature of Catholicism

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- Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:52:27 EST NPevHm2F No.56709
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If Jesus is God, why isn't God lazy?

It would explain how fucking retarded ducks look.

GET A JOB JESUS
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Doris Shakecocke - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:19:07 EST PMeC+LId No.56728 Reply
The funny thing is local deities and cult figures sprang up all the time in antiquity and filled important social roles. People were reluctant to turn away bearded men, since it could be Zeus, and everyone wore beards so.

The gods would bless people and provide them with relics much like pop idols do today.
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Jenny Becklebury - Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:42:15 EST slEOrfVs No.56729 Reply
Jesus is one of the best examples of the power of memetics in human human history.
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Nathaniel Hombleworth - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:45:56 EST OcqFH6+Q No.56731 Reply
>Guy shitposts on /h/

>People reply with /h/

I fucking love you guys

War on Drugs just a Nixon scam to fuck up Hippies and Black people

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- Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:10:40 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56603
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Found an interesting piece that talks a bit on how the War on Drugs came about.

https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/

>At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
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Thomas Shittingson - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:50:53 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56722 Reply
>>56721
Random drugs documentaries on NatGeo.

Don't ask which, I watched that shit as high as a kite.
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Edwin Chommlefat - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:00:37 EST slEOrfVs No.56725 Reply
>>56691
>>56721
So i googled "DMT was known as yuppie crack" and came up with this cool New York Magazine article from 1995 talking about drug use in white America. (It uses the phrase "the businessman's psychedelic"). Although it's pretty anecdotal, so I don't know about an "absurd amount."
https://books.google.com/books?id=kuMCAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=false

This article is so quaint in other ways. It talks about Rohypnol as a "hot new party drug" and quotes the high times editor as saying people will get really into coca tea because "it's just a plant."

what are /his/'s thoughts on the fucking new reality garbage history channel?

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- Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:51:47 EST x7WtT6UX No.56597
File: 1458593507592.png -(1785677B / 1.70MB, 1598x980) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. what are /his/'s thoughts on the fucking new reality garbage history channel?
pic related is how I feel everytime I see it
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Hedda Bladgehood - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:25:29 EST EnR4mp+i No.56653 Reply
that's from that fountain of jenkum film!!!
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Doris Nanderforth - Sat, 21 May 2016 11:29:22 EST wbo9Cc1W No.56693 Reply
Honestly, I'll take Pawn Stars over stuff about aliens and ghosts. That said I have no idea what their programming looks like these days.
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Sidney Fimmlestetch - Wed, 25 May 2016 07:17:23 EST yXsWe7+S No.56699 Reply
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>>56693
I honestly didn't mind Pawn Stars too much when it was new. At the time they at least focused mainly on the historical items that got brought in to the shop and it was interesting to see what kind of weird historical shit people found in their attics or whatever and decided to try to sell for money. Being reality TV it of course quickly went to shit but at least it wasn't another show about fucking loggers or aliens.

Where Rich People Come From

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- Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:26:24 EST NPevHm2F No.56658
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Once upon a time, there were two cities. One city had an intelligent, wise man that helped people, healed people, and ordered society nicely. Another city had an intelligent, wise man, that killed his enemies, and surrounded himself with thugs that got a share of the dead people's resources, and everyone had to work for that man.

Then the peaceful man's city got wiped out by the violent man's city. The violent man separated himself from society, and his thugs became soldiers and police and bureaucrats.

That is most human history since then.
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Hedda Berrypatch - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:23:16 EST 5ZhO+S72 No.56659 Reply
>That is most human history since then.

Since when, Professor Brirrychun?
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Emma Fedgestad - Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:25:51 EST 6PhWCkVP No.56660 Reply
Is this something from Sumerian times?
Care to give us details?
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Ebenezer Duffingtodge - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:06:24 EST WhY2x3bu No.56662 Reply
I see the violent man sent his thugs to bully this thread
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Swords brah

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- Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:01:17 EST FyPnrQjn No.56637
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So, I want to learn about swords in all their glory. From proper technique, to how they were made and how their formation and smithing changed

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swords-Swordsmen-Mike-Loades/dp/1848841337?ie=UTF8&colid=38E3MG7ZPKQJ0&coliid=I52PDBH4AA4RT&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl

Think I'm gonna start with this. Any other recommended reading?
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Martin Bommerbeck - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:31:10 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56639 Reply
Look up Schola Gladiatore on youtube, a channel on (military) history run by Matt Easton.

He's an archeologist who didn't really like digging up Roman urns on construction sites so he ended up trading antique weapons and armour. He also runs a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) club.

It's really good, because he's someone who actually studied history on a university, unlike most history youtube channels, he actually cites sources and books.

The Nivkh People's "Bear Festival"

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- Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:27:16 EST M0v1aQOJ No.56636
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nivkh_people#Bear_Festival

>Nivkh Shamans also presided over the Bear Festival, a traditional holiday celebrated between January and February depending on the clan. Bears were captured and raised in a corral for several years by local women, treating the bear like a child.[34] The bear was considered a sacred earthly manifestation of Nivkh ancestors and the gods in bear form (see Bear worship). During the Festival, the bear would be dressed in a specially made ceremonial costume. It would be offered a banquet to take back to the realm of gods to show benevolence upon the clans.[29] After the banquet, the bear would be sacrificed and eaten in an elaborate religious ceremony.

Fucking hell, that's a mental ceremony. To think that while all these wild things were going on all over the world, these people were just living the tribal/nomadic lifestyle virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.

Black death in Arabia/India

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- Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:41:50 EST UbbM3HsU No.56607
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I'm kind of interested in the black death, I guess that's a popular enough topic.
Thing is I always hear brief mentions of how it started in Arab nations and moved west as it moved east, and also hit Persia and India (so I guess Afghanistan too?)

And... you never hear about that. There's so much literature and media about the black death in Europe and it's effects on killing SO MANY people but I've found nothing in terms of what it did to the Muslim world.

Then I was thinking, maybe due to genetic differences (Like how Native Americans were destroyed by smallpox but Europeans carried it without symptoms) ... maybe those middle eastern folks weren't as susceptible and didn't die in such huge numbers, and that's why no one makes a big deal about it?

Or maybe there's just not much info available in English because Eurocentrism.

I have done some searches on the topic and come up with essentially nothing.

Does ANYONE know anything about this, can give me an overview or recommend some books/articles/documentaries/whatever.
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Beatrice Firringville - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:22:22 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56618 Reply
>>56615
Just because you bath, doesn't mean you're clean. You need proper sewer work to get rid of that filth. You need garbage disposal etc.

I don't think I've ever read anything about Europeans outside people living in South-Europe taking care of getting rid of their filthy bathwater, excrements and garbage.

Do you know anything about it?
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Jenny Lightfuck - Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:10:09 EST Tkqef7x1 No.56619 Reply
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>>56618

Well, here is something I've learned from studies of Jorvik (York), is that they had a system for garbage (which is actually one of our biggest contributors to what life was like back then, food, agriculture and stuff), the common practice among vikings was bathing every week and grooming of hair, makeup and accessorising with braids and the like.

The anglo-dudes did also wash, just more like.. Once or thrice a month if you were part of the usual rabble.

If you're from Britiain or Scandi you've mighta heard the word Midden? It comes from the danish mødding, which means garbage. They had a system for domestic crap, and since most the shit they threw were organic they didn't have to worry about the problems -we- face with todays trash.
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Nathaniel Crandlehatch - Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:36:18 EST NPevHm2F No.56625 Reply
>>56607
The Black Plague hit a Mongol Horde (not sure which one) as they were outside a Genovese trade city. The Mongols were too decimated to take the city, but catapulted some of their plague-riddled corpses over the city walls before leaving.

That's probably how the plague spread to Europe.

Romia Imperio

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- Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:48:10 EST SbLL3rxd No.56323
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All I want is for the EU to dissolve and for the Roman Empire to be reborn. Instead of Latin, spread a language people can actually learn, like Esperanto.

This should be the anthem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5EgbPr50hY


How can we blend modern technology and societal norms with Roman culture?
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Esther Grandman - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:06:09 EST 6PhWCkVP No.56527 Reply
Why are people so polarized when it comes to Esperanto?
I prefer Klingon, personally.
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Augustus Grimstone - Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:42:29 EST AyVfeCOd No.56592 Reply
>>56527
Its straight up newspeak. A fabricated language devoid of any cultural context or nuance. Its fucking sterile. I don't want more reasons to destroy the interesting nuances of the currently dying languages just cos some fucks cant be bothered learning a language that takes more than a month.

Military History Tidbits and Stories

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!!HToBa9dh - Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:34:33 EST XFinykGi No.56165
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Post your favourite tidbits of military history and maybe (but please not) get into angry debates over the politics of war.

>be vietnam
>M16 costs 2x more than AR-15
>top brass reads reports that M-16 excels to AK-47 and AR-15
>buys it up, sends all M16s to nam
>jams all the time with a significant amount of people dying next to jammed guns
>turns out massive Colt lobby to inflate M-16 test results
>soldiers use M16 to kill VietKingKongs to get more reliable AK-47s
>be like arms race when you kill a guy, you get an upgraded gun
>M-16 cost around 3-4x more than AK
>mfw M16 still used today
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Eliza Dellerwell - Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:02:24 EST WJ647f/P No.56585 Reply
>>56302
Fuckin right on
You forgot one of the tools used to service aks, the duct tape
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Edwin Sebberbury - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:27:02 EST WhY2x3bu No.56655 Reply
>>56384
what if you just shot it straight up from the surface like a rocket.
nb because old

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