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Q&A What binary poisons could work when ingested?

What are two non lethal substances that will combine to create a strong poison when ingested close together? Hopefully my character would be able to drink one of the substances mixed in to a wine ...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mais‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mais‭

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Q&A Could a centaur eat something that is poisonous to humans but not horses?

I know theoretically the human stomach is above the centaur's stomach so the obvious answer would be no. But seeing as centaurs aren't real and we don't know what their internal biolody would look...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by AshaC33‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by AshaC33‭

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Q&A How could this dragon-killing poison work?

So, dragons are rather large (2 meters at the withers and have a nose-to-base-of-tail length of 5 meters) creatures. Pic related by: KatePfeilschiefter They look something like pic related, albe...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Question regarding plant based poison for a short story

For a story I'm writing, I'm looking for an undetectable plant based poison that if ingested in a miniscule amount, would make a ten year old boy sick: intrinsic muscle weakness, stunted growth, an...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by leslie wibberley‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by leslie wibberley‭

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Q&A Is it possible to have a greenhouse effect this strong and still have an atmosphere breathable by humans?

An Earth mass terran planet is orbiting a sun-like star at 2AU. I understand the limit for CO2 greenhouse effects is 1.67AU for whatever reason (giving a conventional habitable zone limit), but per...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Axion‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Axion‭

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Q&A Substance that counteracts one poison but accelerates/exacerbates the effect of another?

Is there an example of substances interacting with each other in the following way? A is a lethal substance, killing within minutes to hours when orally ingested; anti-A is an antidote for A (or ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by A Y Mullion‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by A Y Mullion‭

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Q&A Creating a Poison Deactivated/Activated by Swirling/Mixing

In the Crescian society, on alternate Earth, the nobles have a refined sport of settling disputes with mutual assassination. The unspoken rules are that they must be carried out directly by the no...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Enthus3d‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Enthus3d‭

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Q&A Can the poison from Kingsmen be concocted?

In the movie Kingsmen, there is a poison which behaves differently from most other poisons. It has to be ingested in order to kill, but that is not enough. It is harmless until a radio signal is b...

10 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Renan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Renan‭

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Q&A Need a suitable toxic chemical for a murder plot in my novel

I need ideas for a chemical or disease which kills the victim upon holding it in the palm for about 4 or 5 seconds. The death isn't necessarily immediate, as it might take days to kill the victim i...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user63214‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user63214‭

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Q&A A quick poison with obvious effects

So I have a scene where someone gets poisoned. I want the poison to have a couple qualities: It works fast, with in the span of a meal be to exact It can be put in food or drink, either covered u...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by snowfire1224‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by snowfire1224‭

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Q&A What kind of poison can an octopus carry to kill a person via skin contact?

I'm am developing a creature, what I want to create is a giant octopus that is able to utilize poison. I would like it to shoot it from its beak if the poison is in liquid form, or emit the poison...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Skye‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Skye‭

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Q&A What gas can I use to incapacitate pesky heroes?

Supposing I have a room currently occupied by Jedi Knights, or some other force that I can't defeat with battle droids and brute strength. I wish to incapacitate the occupants of this room with a g...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by kingledion‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by kingledion‭

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Q&A Does anyone know of a poison that can be ingested and is undetectable in autopsy?

I am a fictional writer and need info on a poison that can be put in food and is undetectable in autopsy. Symptoms also can't be too messy, no specific time in how long it takes to take effect.

15 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by DoeJoe‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by DoeJoe‭

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Q&A Designing venom glands for an elephant: misting

Laugh all you like, you won't be laughing when it sprays you with its jade trunk of death. Info I figured out that I wanted an elephant that sprays poison (not acid) out of its trunk a while ago ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by FoxElemental‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by FoxElemental‭

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Q&A A poison that only works if you know it is there

In the book He Drank and Saw the Spider, a poison is talked about in a metaphorical way: A person can be poisoned by putting a specific kind of spider into their cup, but the poison only works if ...

26 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by AndyD273‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by AndyD273‭

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Q&A Are there any real-world ingested poisons with these characteristics?

So, I'm looking to get one of my characters poisoned. However, if they notice that something's up, the jig's likely up as they'll seek treatment for what happened, so this needs to happen "under th...

11 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Shalvenay‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Shalvenay‭

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Q&A What is the deadliest acid a hypothetical biological creature could utilize as a weapon?

There are a lot of acids in the world, many of them present in biological creatures. Humans, for instance, have hydrochloric acid in their stomachs. What I'm wondering here is just how nasty it cou...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Palarran‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Palarran‭

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Q&A Toxic nerve agent in humanoids?

In my world, wood elves use magic charms and illusions to ensnare their prey. They have a very opportunistic diet as they eat anything that walks into their forest. After consumption they sleep for...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Jordan Williams‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Jordan Williams‭

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Q&A What is a poison that can be given to a comatose patient that requires another character to get an antidote?

Basically, I need one main character to be comatose and the other one trying to save him. The antagonist has to give the main character a specific time period to jump through hoops or whatever to g...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Elle Harte‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Elle Harte‭

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Q&A Slow accumulative poison that is detectable in autopsy

I am looking for a number of slow accumulative poisons say over a 6 month period that is detectable in autopsy and would slowly but surely kill the patient. The poison would be hopefully something ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Judy‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Judy‭

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Q&A You eat this plant, it eats you right back. Can it work?

Based on an answer of mine from a few months ago, I've been inspired to adapt the concept to my own Life Ball. Fair warning- this question and some of its links are not for the squeamish. May con...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by cobaltduck‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by cobaltduck‭

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Q&A Nitrogen oxide atmosphere: Breathing masks

So, I've got a planet with this atmosphere. The composition is: 60% NO 20% NO2 10% N2O 5% N2 5% O2 traces of CO, CO2. The surface pressure is 0.7 atm, temperatures range from -30 to +30 degree...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by MedwedianPresident‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by MedwedianPresident‭

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Q&A Mosquito Assassin 2: Curiosity killed with A catalyst!

In the last mission, my mosquito drone needed to deliver a payload of deadly substance, but most of the items either had an antidote if discovered in time or could conceivably be traced back to a b...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by bowlturner‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by bowlturner‭

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