Talk:2593: Deviled Eggs

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First commit was accidentally wiped off because an edit conflict with somebody who changed "created by a bot" to "created by an EGG" :( Am sad now. Mumingpo (talk) 02:45, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Shouldn't that be "created by a CHICKEN", anyway? Although I suppose the chicken was created by an egg...172.69.79.223 12:24, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

The blue flash mentioned in the title text represents Cherenkov Radiation. In the case of the Demon Core accidents, those who saw the blue flashes saw it because of gamma radiation being slowed by the fluid inside of their eyeballs. 172.69.42.137 02:46, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Not according to [Wikipedia]. There it says that the blue glow in criticality incidents such as those with the demon core is not from Cherenkov radiation.
While False (talk) 09:15, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Pretty sure the blue flash relates to the sunset phenomenon (usually a green flash as mentioned in 766: Green Flash, but can be blue). Clam (talk) 02:47, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Whenever the explanation is added, it needs to reference 1242: Scary Names, which talks about the Demon Core. Trimeta (talk) 02:49, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Summary would likely be better formatted in table to match spatial arrangement of original comic labelsAbstreudel (talk) 02:53, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Not really. It's four examples that happen to be two-by-two, no reason to need to keep/restore the row-neighbours and column-neighbours. It'd just potentially look messy.
(If you're suggesting table of "Name | Description | ... ", with four rows within, then it would be consistent with other explanations, but unnecessarily white-space heavy compared to the current minor-header and explanatory paragraph(s) format.) 172.70.85.177 07:36, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

A comment was misplaced below this discussion form. I tried to delete it but ended up deleting the whole discussion section for a moment. Would someone take care of that? 172.70.110.209 03:24, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

If anyone is curious about what the demon core event looked like, the movie "Fat Man and Little Boy" (1989) while (hilariously) bad, has a fairly accurate scene depicting the second experiment, which can be found on YouTube. 172.70.130.91 14:23, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

I think something could be added about why the Demon Core is so famous at the moment. 141.101.76.193 16:24, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Is this referencing recent events that have brought the Cherynobyl nuclear complex (and its Chernobyl disaster/criticality incident) into the headlines? Mwarren (talk) 17:16, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Kyle Hill created a documentary on the Demon Core. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFlromB6SnU 172.70.230.63 18:57, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Is demon egg a pun on demon and devil being synonymous? 2a02:1810:2f04:1d00:5dfb:d515:b384:91a3 11:33, 08 Jun 2022 (UTC)

Well, yes and no. And they're loosely synonymous, at best, with classically the Devil may have many demons doing his bidding (you may have many devils, as subordinate mischief-makers, but there is rarely but one Demon in existence within a mythology, except insofar as a Demon King, overload of the various demonic substrata by whatever names) but enough for it to be an easy (or understandable) switch in terminology. Clearly a relationship, but too broad to be a full-on pun, IMO. 162.158.22.175 12:32, 8 June 2022 (UTC)