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In this world there's a most peculiar defense mechanism, just like normal poison once it is ingested or touches you... You are kind of screwed.

But this poison works differently, everything that it touches suddenly weights about 150 times it's original weight.

Exceptions are:

  • Air and any gas

  • The actual animal that produced the poison

The poison itself alone has the weight of water, but for example if you were to touch it, your finger tip, that finger tip would probably fall off being pulled by gravity.

The poison can be evaporated and then it loses it's properties forever.

So how would someone get any monetary gain from farming those creatures for their poison? This question might seem to wide but it's actually only two things "how to handle the poison without dying?" and "what use does it have?"

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  • $\begingroup$ Technology level: it doesn't matter kind of level $\endgroup$
    – user81643
    Jan 15, 2021 at 15:58
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    $\begingroup$ I would use it to make a perpetual motion machine. Also, as described it sounds like amount of poison doesn't matter so just store it in bulk. Also, how does it not affect the animal? If it does not turn the animal into bags for the poisin. $\endgroup$
    – DKNguyen
    Jan 15, 2021 at 15:59
  • $\begingroup$ @DKNguyen how do you put it inside the machine? And how doesn't the machine collapse on itself? $\endgroup$
    – user81643
    Jan 15, 2021 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ Simple. You just put it in. Also, things don't collapse on themselves in free fall, nor do they necessarily if they are small or solid. $\endgroup$
    – DKNguyen
    Jan 15, 2021 at 16:02
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    $\begingroup$ @DKNguyen Argh! I came here to say just that, you speedy Ninja! $\endgroup$
    – PcMan
    Jan 15, 2021 at 16:02

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A variation of PcMan's answer:

Have a reservoir full of the poisonous animal's carcasses. Then let water fall on it. The water will have an increase in mass and become denser than metal. You can use the energy of the water falling just as you would do in a regular hydroelectric power plant. The animals however are still dense as animals and they will float.

Collect the water from below the reservoir. You can use a fraction of the energy you generated to extract most of the water, distill it, and circulate it back to the top of the dam. Then let it fall again.

Infinite energy with a very practical way to harvest it.

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Typical rubber gloves weigh give or take 10 grams. Multiply by 150, you get 1.5 kg. While not easy to work with, you do not need to be a bodybuilder to be able to wear them, certainly for long enough to grab the substance and do, well, whatever you need to do with it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not to mention you can just use large containers with max volume to surface area. If the poison only affects what it is in contact with just store it in a container where it is mostly in contact with itself. $\endgroup$
    – DKNguyen
    Jan 15, 2021 at 16:12
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Perpetual motion Energy machine.

Make a big wheel. Like a Ferris wheel, just stronger. Let's say it is 100m high, that's a convenient number. Put 360 Lead blocks each weighing 100kg around the rim.

At the top, just slightly offset from vertical, is a sponge applying your MiracleJuice to the passing lead blocks.

At the bottom, you have a small flamethrower, evaporating any remaining MiracleJuice from the lead blocks as they pass.

Now you have one side of a 100m circle that weighs 2 682 TONS more than the other side, on a moment arm of 100m. The wheel will turn with a constant torque, regardless of its rotational speed.

You can tap power from the axle to your heart's content, all that is consumed are micrograms of this MiracleJuice toxin.

You could run a small city off one of these wheels!

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