SCP-2753
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Photo of SCP-2753-A instance taken during Boston Anomalous Art Expo (BAAE) prior to collapse.

Item #: SCP-2753

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: A Foundation-operated bot (I/O-YUZE) is to monitor internet traffic for SCP-2753. Upon discovery, all data containing SCP-2753 is to be destroyed. Anyone outside of Foundation personnel aware of SCP-2753 is to be apprehended, interrogated, and amnesticized.

Instances of SCP-2753-A are to be kept disassembled in a secure locker on-site. Instances of SCP-2753-B are to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Tests are prohibited at this time.

Description: SCP-2753 is a 3 dimensional ratio that can be used to describe the relationship between the sides of a block.

Instances of SCP-2753-A are blocks which match SCP-2753's projection within a certain threshold; they can otherwise be of any size and material. They exhibit their anomalous property only when 54 instances of similar size and material are assembled into a standard Jenga1 tower: If this tower collapses, any structure containing it will immediately collapse with it. Although SCP-2753-A instances are not indestructible, they consistently survive these collapses without suffering significant damage.

SCP-2753 was discovered on 19/02/1991 after the collapse of a warehouse being used to host the Boston Anomalous Art Expo2. Amidst the wreckage, the Foundation recovered an instance of SCP-2753-A along with 16 other anomalous objects (including SCP-████, SCP-████, SCP-████, and SCP-████). The collapse left over 60 participants injured and 14 dead. The following note was discovered nearby:

How High Can High Art Get? Let's Find Out!

This tower is to be assembled at the start of the exposition; audience members are encouraged to take turns trying to take art higher and higher!

But be warned: High art carries high risk! Reach too high, and you might just find your paradigm comes crashing down right on top of your head!

- AWCY

Since 2007, the growing popularity and accuracy of 3D printing combined with SCP-2753's presentation within OBJ files3 as a printable Jenga set has led to 17 structural collapses, 21 injuries, and 9 deaths.

Addendum 2753.1: On 12/07/2011, a minor bug led the Foundation-operated bot (I/O-YUZE) to search for SCP-2753 projections in financial market data. The collapse of several investment firms and multi-level marketing4 companies were unexpectedly linked to SCP-2753.

Further investigation has demonstrated the existence of SCP-2753-B instances. Each instance is a financial asset that matches SCP-2753's projection within a certain threshold; they can otherwise be of any value and type. They exhibit their anomalous property only when 54 instances of similar value and type are assembled into an interdependent network: If this network loses solvency, any corporate entity linked to it will experience an immediate catastrophic financial collapse. SCP-2753-B instances consistently survive these events without losing additional value. Foundation efforts are currently underway to discover all such networks and safely disassemble them.

Addendum 2753.2: On 15/05/2015, several IntSCPFN5 servers experienced critical crashes simultaneously. Analysis of data found the crash occurred as a result of an update made to an SCP file which invalidated several cross-links to that file.

Further analysis determined the existence of a network of crosslinks involving 54 such files, all of which describe similar (and related) anomalies. It is now believed these anomalies are associated with the AWCY organization.

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