It a round-about way I've discovered that the creepiest, scariest creature to manifest in the wasteland might not have been there so coincidentally.
The Fiestaware Red/Christmas/Lawn Gnome. It seems the damn things actually existed and not only that, are indeed radioactive.
Those 2 links are about the same but the more cites the better a case.
I also found an excerpt from Bones as well:
' "I took the unhatched silverfish eggs, made a milkshake, and ran it through the mass-spec," he explained.
"To find out what poisoned them?" Cam asked because it was also possible that he did it solely for his own personal enjoyment.
"Not poisoned, but rendered infertile," he corrected her.
"Oh, suggesting chemical agents or radiation," Brennan knew.
"Radiation. What I found were phyllosilicate minerals, along with some interesting metal oxides, very small traces of vitrified clay and Uranium 235," Hodgins specified.
"So, an atomic bomb?" Cam wasn't understanding him this time.
"No, something much more interesting than that," he grinned and pulled up an image of a garden gnome on the screen.
"An atomic gnome?" Cam couldn't believe it.
"Basically. Yeah. This is the Fiestaware Christmas Gnome, circa 1954. Now, the uranium was a common ingredient in the glaze on these gnomes until the second World War, when all production of the red Fiestaware Gnome was halted," he nodded.
"The victim claimed he possessed something worth $50,000. How much is the gnome worth?" Brennan made the connection.
"$50,000," Hodgins confirmed.'
The other thing of interest I found was this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_GNOME
As much as the occasional gnome will freak me out,(radios turning on near them, things falling down and they're the only ones there, etc.) I see that their place within the game is well justified. I expect to see their return now as Project: Gnome was in the general viscinity... and they do make for some funny scenarios.
You've udderly confounded me sir.
My name's Duke Nukem. After some few days of R&R, I'll be ready for some more action!
Aww, come back to bed, Duke! I'm ready for some action, noowww!
Didn't you post the exact same thing on the fallout 3 forum?
i liek teh nomes
"Didn't you post the exact same thing on the fallout 3 forum?"
About 3 hours after this one since that board seems to stay active at night. Am I not allowed to?
VIOLATION!!! VIOLATION!!! VIOLATION!!!
MUST DESTROY!!! TOO MUCH DISCUSSION AND KNOWLEDGE BEING RELEASED!!!
IMMEDIATE FORUMS SHUT DOWN!! EVACUATE!!!
Aww, ****. I knew this was srs bsns...