I've been messing around with the hair simulator and I've had some kind of hilarious results. My robot model looks like Chewbacca in the third one and a Muppet in the first one.
Made a simple little pill model and wanted to use it in some kind of dynamics simulation so I made a couple other colors and threw it in a marble fountain. It turned out way better than I expected, honestly.
Not a new technique for me by any stretch, but some days you don't want to reinvent the wheel.