It’s not your mind playing tricks on you, or a case of myth becoming accepted fact: he really does drop nukes more than other civs. Like any other leader in the series, Gandhi has pre-determined statistics that govern his behaviour, making him more likely to do certain things and behave in certain ways.
His preference for nukes doesn’t just make the latter portions of a game messy, though, it’s a behaviour that stands in such stark contrast with his pacifist approach in the real world that it’s become Civilization’s defining joke.
…In the original Civilization , it was because of a bug. Each leader in the game had an “aggression” rating, and Gandhi - to best reflect his real-world persona - was given the lowest score possible, a 1, so low that he’d rarely if ever go out of his way to declare war on someone.
Only, there was a problem. When a player adopted democracy in Civilization , their aggression would be automatically reduced by 2. Code being code, if Gandhi went democratic his aggression wouldn’t go to -1, it looped back around to the ludicrously high figure of 255, making him as aggressive as a civilization could possibly be.
Always been a medium orderer as top levels of spice tolerance in the UK, then moved to Australia. Did that the first couple of times, and could taste nothing, so with a little bit of fear, became the guy who orders food hot. Turns out Australian hot = British medium, though I’d be embarrassed ordering hot each time because I worried people would think I was a loser spice warrior who defined myself by my lack of tastebuds.
Got over it over time though as I wasn’t the type to reply “HOT!” to the question then pull my Spice Warrior t-shirt off and jiggle my decomposing belly in front of everyone each time (i.e. @anon29812515).
Then I moved to The Netherlands and first time I ordered food here and was asked how hot I’d like it, I responded hot without thinking. Tucked in at usual speed (very fast) and quickly developed hiccups and pain on a severe scale and felt like I was going to die. Embarrassingly so. Still finished the food as I’m not one to waste, but it took forever with tiny bites each time and I didn’t enjoy it one bit.
I witnessed a chili eating contest a couple of weekend ago
By the end it was just 2 guys looking incredibly red faced and uncomfortable eating what the host claimed were the hottest chills in the world - everyone got bored and the compare just called it a draw
such a weird thing to be into - both guys had done these contests before, but nothing about it seemed enjoyable in any possible way
Yeah. Told this before, but we had an Australian post-doc come over and we took him out for a curry after his first day. He reckoned he liked his food spicy, and ordered the phall. The waiter scoffed at him, but he refused to be dissuaded.
He didn’t even make it into the lab the next day, and got shit about it for years.
For some reason it’s always more enjoyable to eat the mad spicy shit if you do it with somebody else who also likes it. My old flatmate used to love spicy stuff, so when I cooked for us both I’d go even more over the top each time, always a good time. My partner does not enjoy spicy food, so I always have to cook mild and then whack a load of sauce on afterwards to make it spicy, and then I eat it with a low-level resentment that she’s not also partaking.
Tien Fu at Shepherds Bush uses the 1-3 pepper system on their menu. I’ve had a 3 pepper dishes that only deserved one and at least one 2 pepper dish that deserved about a dozen of them. At least rate them in the right order FFS.