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  1. WI: A Large Hurricane strikes the South before Civil War

    The POD: in the 1860 Atlantic hurricane season, the first hurricane of the season, IOTL cat 4, is much larger, instead being h a cat 5 on the scale of Katrina. You obviously know what's going to happen: how would this affect the resources of the southern states, and how much if at all the...
  2. DBWI: James Garfield dies

    When it comes to US presidents, James Garfield ranks quite high. Among other things, he is credited with advancing education and rights for African-Americans and compensating for slavery, and for ending the increasingly maligned patronage system. However, its a bit less known that early on in...
  3. Literal AH Descriptions

    Not to tread on AH Cultural Descriptions, but here we'll do a more literal thing, Jeopardy-style, like some describes an AH thing, and then the next gives a title and further details. For instance, try this: "The offshoot pantheon of an Egyptian colony"
  4. AHC: Make Scottish Cossacks a thing

    Just found this comment in this amazing video. Now, you have to make a slavic or slavic-descended group inhabiting the UK who are effectively scottish cossacks.
  5. Create an ATL Museum

    This may seem random, but thanks to both my love for things from dinosaurs to Atlas Obscura, I'm interested in museums, ranging from small local museums to the big metropolitan ones. So, the goal is to make up a museum. it can be one for an ATL municipality, or for an ATL subject, whether human...
  6. DBWI: Justin Bieber went into singing

    I remember a video or maybe of Florida Panthers player Justin Bieber playing guitar as a young child. One of them is below. It actually makes me imagine what if Justin never got into hockey like IOTL. What would both the NHL and music worlds look like if Justin was a music star rather then a...
  7. DBWI: Explain this map of Australia

    Found this map of Australia online while doing research for an online class. First, it looks like Beurleau [OOC: ATL french corruption of Boorloo] is part of the Australian Commonwealth rather then an often-contested separate country [1], and is thus a british country. Second, it looks like...
  8. DBWI: Mr. Plankton and Captain Krabs Swapped Roles from the start

    One of my favourite episodes of Spongebob Squarepants is The Algae's Always Greener, where Captain Krabs, after yet another unsuccessful attempt to plunder the secret formula from the Crusty Coral and from Mr. Plankton, ends up sailing his ship into a storm that sends him to an alternate...
  9. AHC: Make Male Same-Sex Marriage Accepted and Legal, but only Male Same-Sex Marriage

    Just an idea I came up with a couple months ago. LGBT acceptance can get pretty complicated in history. The idea here is that you have to make the western world accept and legalise gay (or bisexual in male) marriage while not allowing lesbianism or anything else on LGBT+ spectrum as IOTL. Why...
  10. DBWI: Effects of someone other then Roland Emmerich directing Airbender

    Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Airbender, Roland Emmerich's adaptation of the iconic Nickelodeon series, and believe me, I do think its pretty good. Sure, its not the most faithful adaptation, but it was still a solid fantasy action/martial arts film, with a hilariously...
  11. DBWI: George H.W Bush Doesn't Get Food Poisoning

    January 8, 1992 marked a shocking day around the world, where during a banquet between George H.W Bush and Kiichi Miyazawa, when Bush suddenly became ill, vomiting into Miyazawa's lap while letting out flatulence, then fainted and was taken to hospital, where after weeks, he died. It was...
  12. DBAHC/WI: Explain why the Indian Subcontinent looks like this:

    I found this insane map of the Indian Peninsula online. I mean, how so you end up with three countries and not two, with a border down the middle of it? What the heck happened to the Barclay Model and the Bisecting? Our goal here to speculate what would cause India and Pakistan to become three...
  13. DBAHC/WI: Discovery Channel as a truly Trash Channel

    As of the early 2020's, the Discovery Channel airs a good variety of both straight documentaries, more sensationalist docs, and just plain dumb reality shows. The latter started appearing and getting prominent around 2010 or so, but began getting phased out in 2017 onwards with new management...
  14. AHC: A more complex culture emerges in pre-roman England

    A book about Arthurian England has given me an idea for what if a more complex (and not advanced as I wrote before so as not to be colonialist) culture (i'm picturing mesoamerican for some reason) can emerge from either the Celtic culture or even pre-celtic bronze or even chalcolithic cultures...
  15. AHC: Create a new Sub- or Microgenre

    I'm a bit interested in small obscure genres or subgenres, whether films, games, music, or literature. The goal of is to make up one of these, kind of like my Whateverpunk thread. Gathering Metal: A genre combining metal with indigenous american instruments, typically drums, and highly...
  16. AH Photo Explainations

    In this game, you take a photo from the internet, and the next person has to explain what it means. I will go firs: Timebeast, a 1985 horror movie about an experiment in time travel leading a dinosaur from the mesozoic era to be brought to the present and going on a rampage through the lab...
  17. What Would Egyptian Horror Stories Look Like?

    Inspired by @Scorpio Retindar's norse horror thread, I have recently become highly interested in egyptian mythology, and so I wonder what horror media be like in a world where traditional ancient egyptian (or kemetian to be more accurate) be like. Obviously, you're going to have a lot of focus...
  18. Explain an AH Newspaper Headline

    A reboot of some old threads, including one I made a while ago. You know what to do, write down interpretation above, write a new one below, repeat. Right-Wing Small Business Owners across country protest new policies by refusing service to all nonwhite customers
  19. DBWI: The Malvinas never had its Indigenous Population

    Today the Honawa people of the Malvina islands off the coast of Patagonia are fairly obscure and numbered, at just 1,200, and the vast majority of their culture has been wiped out by the spanish colonists. The most famous wasn't even a full honawa, Charles Darwin's biracial wife Pilar Darwin...
  20. DBWI: There really was one shooter

    Even 58 years and three generations later, John F. Kennedy's assassination at the hands of Lee Oswald, George de Mohrenschildt, and Paul Gregory still looms large among americans, with a common conspiracy theory being only Oswald was responsible for the assassination, which evidence has time...
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