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TBS’ Innovative Stats and Other Equally Innovative Things

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TBS’s INNOVATIVE STAT boxes imply the statistic displayed within is fresh,  saucy, and state-of-the-flippin-art. OPS, however,  hasn’t been fresh or state-of-the-flippin-art since like 1984, though it retains bits of its original sauce. With that in mind, I made lists of other things that were once innovative but now lack some component of freshness, sauciness, or state-of-the-flippin-artness 

INNOVATIVE MEDICINE

Bloodletting Techniques

Leeches

Scarification

Forearm/Neck Venesection

Drill a Hole in their Head

 

INNOVATIVE TERRITORIAL DIVIDES

Duchy (by Grand-ness)

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

All the Duchies I bought playing Dominion

 

INNOVATIVE MACHINES

Printing Press Inventors

Bi Sheng

Johannes Gutenberg

Lord Stanhope

Friedrich Koenig

 

 INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES

Hand-dug Irrigation Canal Leaders

Sumeria

Egypt

Mesoamerica

Trenches I dug in my backyard when I was a kid that ruined my mom’s flowerbeds

 

INNOVATIVE BODY PLANS

Pseudocoelomates

Nematodes

Rotifers

Loricifers

Aschelminthanimals