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What would happen to nuclear missiles left to rot post-apocalypse? [duplicate]

A sudden cataclysm takes place. The human race is all but wiped away. And the nukes in their bunkers and silos are left to rot for 800 years before anyone finds a record of them. What has happened to ...
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Best way to stop a rotting zombie

The Context I am designing a type of zombie that is made through a ritual involving an eldritch abomination called the Unsound Vulture. These zombies manipulate their decaying flesh and bones to move, ...
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What would a giant corpse island actually be like?

Context There is an inland sea called the Poisoned sea (name subject to change), which is around the size of the Mediterranean sea. A vast majority of the land masses in the Poisoned sea are the ...
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How quickly can a swarm of insects eat 1kg of meat? [closed]

In my story a swarm of insects (ants, beetles, etc) can be controlled and directed to devour a carcass. Assuming there are enough insects to actually consume that much flesh, how long would it take ...
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Realistic clone tank design for long-term post-mortem effects [closed]

Let's say you have your stereotypical sci-fi/video game clone tanks: people, in translucent goo (preferably glowing), grown to physical maturity in a glass container. Let's presume the tanks are ...
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