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How much space is needed to feed 30,000 people? [duplicate]

also how much space is needed for 30,000 people? I need to build an orbiter that will feed and make sure 30,000 people survive on Jupiter.
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Would vampires survive on synthetic blood? [closed]

I’m writing a novella for a school competition. One of my other main characters is a vampire. I’ve found very good scientific explanations behind vampires and their mannerisms etc. But instead of ...
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How much raw pig's blood could a person swallow without getting sick? [closed]

I know there are some animals that you can safely drink from. Bear Grylls once drank the blood of an Elk, for example. In a story I'm writing, I'm including a birthday ritual where the sons and ...
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The dangers of eating magical food [closed]

I'm working on a setting in which magical objects can be conjured, but will disappear once the spell that created them is no longer maintained. I'm curious about the specific effects that would happen ...
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Can a human eat alien food for the tastiness? And vice versa [closed]

Would it be plausible for a human to eat an alien's food (and vice versa) not because said being needs nutrition or such but purely to enjoy alien cuisine. Assuming the species is fairly compatible; ...
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What would our food taste like to a far-out alien civilization? [closed]

In my world, aliens who have been able to create wormhole tech and visit earth to immerse themselves in the culture here. they split into groups and visit the largest cities (NY, London, Paris, ...
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How could humans survive 9 month winters in the classical Roman era?

I have a world I am building that is similar to ours, and is set in the height of the Roman empire era. The main difference is that the winter is half the year and full rotation of seasons is 18 ...
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Is it possible to extract all nutrients from human via blood? [closed]

You want to extract all nutrients from other human. You build some sort of machinery that processes blood, taking most of nutritions - fats, proteins, carbohydrates etc. and some blood, so nutrients ...
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What changes to civilization would exist if a humanoid species evolved with a diet of feces?

The year is 2018. Assume a species that looks near-exactly like humans. The only difference is diet. Instead of meat or vegetation, people consume feces; mainly from animals raised for the task (...
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How might a modern culture wanting to avoid excess trash deal with individually wrapped servings? [closed]

I like cheese. But I'm also absent-minded enough that I'll not think to grab a serving from the refrigerator for days, and lazy enough that I'll sometimes skip a snack so that I don't have to pull out ...
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The Stone-age Limbo People - How do they hunt wild boar?

The Limbo People (who are hominids with intelligence somewhere between chimpanzees and humans) have long survived by hunting wild boar. They use spears with wooden hafts and flint tips. They are a ...
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Could you survive on all this food alone?

In this country, large amounts of the population are slaves. About 1 in 5. Most are used in construction projects, like building walls and aqueducts. These slaves have 14 hour construction shifts, ...
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What would mammoth meat and milk taste like? [closed]

In my book series, there is this planet called Ryu 108. This is a very cold planet, with a southern continent resembling Norway and a northern continent resembling Iceland. The civilization inhabiting ...
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What is the number of square kilometers of crops necessary to feed a population of 100,000? [duplicate]

Yo. I have a city. Pop. 100,000. They need to eat. Due to pantheism as their government-enforced religion, they do not eat meat. I need to know how much space in square kilometers would be needed in ...
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Livestock vs frozen food for interplanetary travel to Saturn's moon

Set in the year 2216 C.E. Imagine a spacecraft with a crew of twenty is leaving for Enceladus, moon of Saturn which is estimated 1.272 billions km away in a matter of months using the next generation ...
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Apples and mushroom diet [closed]

In my world, there is a disease present in all plants, animals, fish, insects and birds, which doesn't hurt them but is deadly for humans. What can they do with their diet (consisting currently of ...
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If the moon were actually made of cheese, how long would it take to spoil? [duplicate]

Let's say that our moon is actually made of cheese, except for the outer layer of rock. Although there are no microbes or oxygen, temperature is still a factor in its spoilage. Is there a formula that ...
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How much food would the average person eat and what would happen to obesity rates if food replicators become commonplace? [closed]

If we have in the future devices that can provide any kind of foof any time we want what would be the average amount of food the average person would want daily? I don`t think that most people in the ...
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Would sleep deprivation be an effective way of mass execution?

My army of kobolds (Small, bunny-like rapidly-breeding carnivorous creatures) captured an army of 100,000 human soldiers. The prisoners were transported to my massive underground prisons. My kobolds ...
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Should pregnancy wait? [closed]

Robin and Lisa have run into a bit of a conundrum. They just planted a garden in the beginning of spring and are growing fruits, vegetables, and grains, some of which came from Robin's grandparents. ...
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Can humans survive using only minerals as food? [closed]

Can a human being lead a healthy life by consuming only mineral compounds? Mineral compounds are minerals that can be mined or synthetically manufactured from mined materials, no organics. For ...

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