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Your own stomach has a PH of about 1.5-3.5 (your skin has a PH of 4.7 for comparisons) so not only is it possible, you'd starve to death if it wasn't possible because your stomach wouldn't work as designed. The most acidic compound in the human stomach is hydrochloric acid. In addition to the mucus membrane, gastric acids are regulated by secreation of ...


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Nitrous oxide, as the name suggests, is already an oxide, therefore its oxygen is not that eager to bind to another atom. This is why for example carbon dioxide is used as effective fire extinguisher, because it will starve the combustion from oxidant. If you look at the Wikipedia page of this substance you will read Nitrous oxide, commonly known as ...


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The fastest bird is a peregrine falcon, which can dive at up to ~200mph (~350km/h). Your dragon will be going nearly 8 times as fast, which means 82=64 times the drag. You're going to need a far more aerodynamic body and a massive amount of thrust. All that drag also gets turned into heat, so it's a good thing dragons are fireproof. However, dragons have a ...


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If your'e willing to loosen your definition of "clone" just a little bit, the same technique can be used in either direction. As noted in another answer, duplicating the X chromosome from a male, while deleting the Y, has potentially serious problems, in that the result will resemble inbreeding in terms of genetic duplication for any genes carried on the X. ...


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Yes, it's possible. The stomach acid of the common buzzard is about a Ph of 1. https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/vulture-vomit1.htm That would equal a sufuric acid concentration of 0.1N (1 liter of acid to 10 liters of water). The highest concentration of sulfuric acid is 0.1 Ph. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/acids-ph-d_401.html Like others ...


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The gods blood was nano gold, gold particles that are no bigger than a virus. We as humans have nano iron running through our blood as a conductant for electric pulses to run throughout our bodies to sustain our energy, life, soul etc. this is how touch screens on your smart phone or any other touch devices are able to work. However, nano gold is an EXTREME ...


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Female Clone from a Man This is possible without doubling up on the X gene, seeing as how in human females, despite having XX genes, only one X gene is active in any given cell at a time. (This is responsible for the color phenomenon of calico cats.) It will take genetic manipulation though, as you'll have to turn the Y gene off. As it, completely ...


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To create a female clone from a man... turn off the Androgen receptor genes. So the person will develop as female and will have Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome This method would produce an individual that is genotypically male but phenotypically female, making them intersex. The resulting offspring would be a clone, but wouldn't be "genetically" female. ...


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Possible methods of storing sulfuric acid: Carbon steel 1 Polyethylene HDPE & XLPE (types of plastic) 1 Fiberglass-reinforced plastic 1 Glass 2 Titanium 2 So basically your question boils down to: can you justify any of these substances being organically created as the lining of a holding sac/organ in your dragon? There are no known life-forms on ...


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Cremation does what you propose. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2006/07/i-m-burning-up-how-much-will-my-ashes-weigh.html This estimates 3-5 pounds of ash after cremation. Volatiles leave and carbon leaves as CO2. The ash will mostly be calcium salts and oxides from the bone. Sodium and potassium salts will be present too since that is a major ...


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The contents of the gut just aren't under enough pressure to produce an explosion--terrorist bombs usually are in pressurized containers I believe, so that they release a large amount of energy all at once when then container breaks--otherwise, you have more of a bonfire on your hands. the max volume of gas you're looking at in the gut is about 1-1.5 liters,...


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Spontaneous human combustion works on the wick effect. It's much like a candle. A small flame causes some of the fat in the person to melt and wick up into clothing or other nearby cloth. This burns just like the wick in a candle, producing additional heat. This melts additional fat. In ideal circumstances this can work its way across a large portion of a ...


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Unless there's some other really bizarre things going on in this person's digestive tract, this isn't possible. As commenters have pointed out, it's not enough to have flammable materials, you need oxygen too in order for anything to burn, and there's just not enough of it in the digestive tract Under normal conditions the oxygen concentration in intestinal ...


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Sinks Like a Stone There are a lot of potential issues here, but the first one I can see is the discrepancy between a carbon-based lifeform with olivine skin and "good swimmer in the ammonia seas". Ammonia, even under low pressure (and extremely low temperatures) has a density at best three-quarters that of water. Though using ammonia in their bodies in ...


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An ANFO derivative ANFO is a binary explosive whose two ingredients are probably something that a melon-type thing could reasonably contain, when separated. Ammonium nitrate is actually commonly used as fertilizer. I.e. it's not exactly toxic to plants. In the kind of concentrations that will be used in the melon, I don't know. But the stomach is proof ...


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1/2: Shadow Biospheres Encyclopedia Britannica's article on abiogenesis claims that some scientists support the theory of multiple geneses on Earth: Some scientists have proposed that abiogenesis occurred more than once... phosphate-based life... gained an evolutionary advantage over all non-phosphate-based life (“nonstandard” life) and thereby became ...


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Instead of going straight to different materials, let's first look at different ways that life can manifest with the materials it already has. One way to do this is through Chirality. Chirality in chemistry is basically a description of the asymmetry of molecules, and organic molecules all seem to share a specific chirality which we call 'left handed'. We ...


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Sodium-Water. This one is easy, my dear plant friend! Make a melon with 2 chambers, in one simply put water. In the other, pure sodium. Hurl the melon towards the pesky humans. Upon contact, the melon breaks and the contents of the chambers combine for an explosive conclusion. Source: https://www.nature.com/news/sodium-s-explosive-secrets-revealed-1.16771


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You might enjoy reading about the Hura Crepitans, an earth-based plant with exploding seed pods (because nature is already so much more metal than we give it credit for). Here's a paper on how it works; basically, the seeds are wrapped up in 5 "valve-like" wrappers that all curl up at once. It blasts the seeds as far as 100 meters, and acts similarly to how ...


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It is easy to suggest a range of highly reactive chemicals such as hypergolic rocket propellants which are unlikely to be produced in any organism. Much more likely would be a weapon that involves physical processes aided by some effective if less impressive chemical reaction. I suggest the plant creates a very large nut like fruit with a thick pressure ...


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Either a layer of nickel oxides or a polymerized fluorine based compound will work just fine for this. Seriously, a Teflon Dragon would be essentially invulnerable to any chemical attack but it would be HIGHLY vulnerable to scratching / slashing damage as most of these materials are very flaky and brittle. Nickel oxide is also inert to most acids. It's ...


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