My Entry for The Ugly Truth Contest. I actually did a little research on the fact that was listed under Giant which was big tobacco companies were scared to release the research they did on the emission of polonium 210 because it might "awaken a sleeping giant." Its awake, and its affects on poeple will be realized.
I really wanted to create the "ugly truth" starting from the source, the tobacco plant itself. The radioactive polonium 210 is absorbed into the tobacco plant from rock phosphates used to fertilize mass quantities of the tobacco product. The radiation from polonium 210 is released when the plant is smoked through cigarettes (combined with a slew of other chemicals.) Polonium 210 is, by mass, around 250,000 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide (as the internet says) Its also a metalloid, which is why I tried to make some of the plates of my creature "metal" like.
On a personal level, My dad was a heavy smoker, and he lost his life due to complications that were heightened from his smoking. He missed my graduation, my acceptance to his alma mater, LSU, the birth of my twin boys, and now he will miss so much more. I do blame his smoking partially for his passing, and I have always been very and will remain against smoking.
Another cool thing about Polonium 210-
"Polonium-210: A Volatile Radioelement in Cigarettes (1964)
Polonium-210, which emits alpha particles, is a natural contaminant of tobacco. For an individual smoking two packages of cigarettes a day, the radiation dose to bronchial epithelium from Po210 inhaled in cigarette smoke probably is at least seven times that from background sources, and in localized areas may be up to 1000 rem or more in 25 years. Radiation from this source may, therefore, be significant in the genesis of bronchial cancer in smokers."
In all, Thank you for looking, I spent a really really long time on this and I tried my absolute best. Im not a goodwriter, so if the description is no good, Im sorry
Oh also, (sorry that I forgot) I used brushes from a downloadable pack by [link]
so credit for those brushes! Sorry again
Thanks again! Enjoy!