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Questions tagged [body-modification]

This tag should be used for questions about the ways your fictional creatures might modify their bodies, e.g., creating tattoos for different skin types, body modifications in counterfactual pasts or the effects of changing their body parts either positive or negative or the modifications to achieve specific adaptations.

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How much fat would need to be burned in order to shock-restart a human heart?

Imagine a device implanted inside the body which can detect when your heart has stopped and, in such a case, burns fat rapidly to generate enough energy to shock your heart into restarting, in a ...
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Would life expectancy increase if we replaced healthy organs with artificial ones?

Can we increase life expectancy by replacing important organs for life such as the heart, kidneys, young blood, etc. (but not the brain)? Most organs can fail and, for the ones which we already have ...
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Is it theoretically possible for the human body to not defecate?

Assume that I have some way to introduce nutrients into the body of a healthy human but I do not have any method of changing their biology. No surgical procedures nor special "drugs" that would affect ...
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Would breasts make human powered flight harder?

I don’t have breasts. Ok, in all seriousness, when I look up how much breasts weigh all I get in answers like “30,000 bees per bong” and all my female friends don’t know the answer. Could removing ...
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Possible character body modification for wielding large swords

Duramar was a cook, a really strange one. He would walk crooked forward and slightly bent to his right. From time to time I saw him loosing his balance trying to speed up the dinner time, only to be ...
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Plausible reason why my reptilian humanoids would get rid of their acid spit reflex?

So, the Qualians are a species of reptilian humanoids, hailing from the tropical jungles of the planet Quails. They are a very aggressive species, and can be violent very often. Their technology is on ...
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How to get tattoos in the post apocalypse?

In my post apocalyptic world there is a tribal clan called The Mutants. None of them are those radiation zombies however, and they are all actually just prime humans. They are called The Mutants, ...
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Biological Reactor through Genetic modification?

As all of you know, humans eat for energy. While being able to maintain homeostasis is great, it's also human to want more. Maybe we want stronger muscles, or the ability to breath fire, or even to ...
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Effects of transparent skin? [closed]

Let's say some chemical washed out the pigments in our skin, causing us humans to have transparent skin, and therefore we can look at our internal organs and our blood vessels. What effects would ...
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Are black eyes advantageous?

Would putting a dye on my eyeball to make my sclera (the white of my eye) turn black bring any advantages? I know that wearing black around the eyes reduces glare (as in that functional makeup some ...