JamesFaix
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What's a good fire-resistant material to write on?
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Volcano spider silk Everyone knows spider silk is strong, but the silk of the great hand-waving spiders that live around Mt. Burnitdown have evolved a unique flame resistance. It can also be used like ...

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How can water magic destroy the world?
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Destabilize the orbit of earth by shifting all the water to one side This may take a little extra magical handwaving, but I thought I would throw it out there. According to this Quora question, the ...

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How would the wings of a sphinx or a manticore need to be in order for the creature to fly?
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The example image you've shown matches wing types to flight characteristics. One good thing to consider is how you want your manticore to fly. Does it cruise like a vulture? Hover like a hummingbird? ...

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Weaponized Instruments
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A flute combined with a blow gun would incorporate two things that have been around for millennia. If it had only a few holes, such that all could be covered by the players fingers, they could switch ...

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Reason to use tridents over other weapons?
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Actually, they are stun guns Some of the more radical alchemists have designed a device that can harness the power of electricity and discharge it into enemies to subdue them without killing them. ...

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What circumstances would lead art and artisan works to be considered 'worthless' or detrimental in society?
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I believe there have been multiple strict religious sects that forbid art and decoration. The most strict Amish fit this description. As I understand it, the reasoning is that it is a distraction/vice ...

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Least dangerous tranquilizer dart-ish design
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BEEEEES! Create an air cannon/potato gun that shoots jars of bees. Make sure to use auto glass for the jars so that they will shatter into small pieces and will not sever an artery. For combatants ...

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How to blow all Earth volcanoes in the same time?
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Geography does not support this Volcanos are not evenly distributed around the world or near human settlements. There are many around tectonic plate boundaries, but also huge areas without any (like ...

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Why would a powerful god need or want a blood sacrifice?
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This maybe isn't the best answer for creating a fictional world where Gods are real and actually do want blood sacrifices, but... A lot of ancient cultures associated blood with life (which makes ...

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What kind of environment would cause humans to adapt to crawling?
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Gravity This planet is twice the mass of earth and bone strength has not yet evolved to match the increase in gravity, so humans brace themselves with 4 limbs as much as they can.

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What is the largest a wheeled or tracked vehicle could get?
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Giant powered axle Build two copies of the world's largest ferris wheel, each at 550ft high. Remove the cabins so they can roll on the rims. Attach them together with an axle long enough so they don't ...

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What's the best place to open a vortex
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Does it really have to be in a forest, or just somewhere hard to discover? Here are some options that come to mind: Inside a hollowed out redwood tree Abandoned mine Active mine, resulting in a poor ...

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How can a hive mind secretly monetize its special ability to make lots of money?
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Seed money Kidney donations pay out 1,000 to 10,000 USD. You have 99 you don't need. Let's say this starts you will 5,000 x 100 (round up for easy calculation) = 500,000 USD. Good start. Casinos Split ...

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Using pre-steam technology how can a large bore tunnel be used to drain a lake from below?
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As hinted at by @Ash in the comments, gunpowder was available much earlier than steam power in our civilization. According to wikipedia it was discovered in 9th century China. That solves the problem ...

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A solar system where a planet is in the center?
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This is not a realistic scenario, but may work for a sci-fi universe. Imagine a rogue planet with some orbiting moons out in the darkness of interstellar space. Also imagine some alien race that can ...

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How dangerous would lightning REALLY be in a (especially medieval) combat situation?
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I don't know that this has been tested scientifically, but a suit of metal plate armor may work as a Faraday cage, insulating knights from lightning. A Faraday cage is any metal encasing that can ...

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