History Headscratchers / Waterworld

27th Nov '17 5:40:41 PM TheDoomSong
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** Fear and jealousy, fear of what the mutants might become capale of and jealousy over being able to survive better.

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** Fear and jealousy, fear of what the mutants might become capale capable of and jealousy over being able to survive better.
27th Nov '17 5:40:27 PM TheDoomSong
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* Why are water-breathing mutants so universally despised? You'd think at least some tribes would consider them to be incredibly useful demigods, essentially a situation-specific Hercules come to life. Even if those tribes were a small minority, the tremendous advantage having such mutants among them, and being willing to breed with them, would give would ensure such tribes quickly dominated the rest in terms of both wealth and numbers. It's the equivalent of treating bronze as sacred and attempting to destroy the secret of iron forging as an abomination. The few tribes who don't buy into this religion are going to destroy the ones who do.

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* Why are water-breathing mutants so universally despised? You'd think at least some tribes would consider them to be incredibly useful demigods, essentially a situation-specific Hercules come to life. Even if those tribes were a small minority, the tremendous advantage having such mutants among them, and being willing to breed with them, would give would ensure such tribes quickly dominated the rest in terms of both wealth and numbers. It's the equivalent of treating bronze as sacred and attempting to destroy the secret of iron forging as an abomination. The few tribes who don't buy into this religion are going to destroy the ones who do.do.
** Fear and jealousy, fear of what the mutants might become capale of and jealousy over being able to survive better.
21st Oct '17 9:48:08 AM Borjigin
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** Urine is generally less than 0.5% sodium. Seawater is around 3.5%.

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** Urine is generally less than 0.5% sodium. Seawater is around 3.5%.5%.
* Why are water-breathing mutants so universally despised? You'd think at least some tribes would consider them to be incredibly useful demigods, essentially a situation-specific Hercules come to life. Even if those tribes were a small minority, the tremendous advantage having such mutants among them, and being willing to breed with them, would give would ensure such tribes quickly dominated the rest in terms of both wealth and numbers. It's the equivalent of treating bronze as sacred and attempting to destroy the secret of iron forging as an abomination. The few tribes who don't buy into this religion are going to destroy the ones who do.
10th Aug '17 8:48:54 AM RadiatedRonin
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** The better question is how they are actually refining this oil. There is a reason refineries aren't built ''on'' the water!
7th Jun '16 10:15:42 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Some people are that way naturally.



* The Mariner's water purifier. If "sea water is hard on the filters," wouldn't urine be just as difficult to desalinate, if not more so?

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* The Mariner's water purifier. If "sea water is hard on the filters," wouldn't urine be just as difficult to desalinate, if not more so?so?
** Urine is generally less than 0.5% sodium. Seawater is around 3.5%.
2nd Oct '15 6:38:43 PM pwiegle
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** They've been raiding for a long time. Possibly there is (or used to be) a flotilla of old military ships roped together somewhere, still afloat but out of fuel, that they stripped of all their weapons, ammo and so on.

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** They've been raiding for a long time. Possibly there is (or used to be) a flotilla of old military ships roped together somewhere, still afloat but out of fuel, that they stripped of all their weapons, ammo and so on.on.
* The Mariner's water purifier. If "sea water is hard on the filters," wouldn't urine be just as difficult to desalinate, if not more so?
17th Aug '15 8:33:03 AM Sharlee
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* Why do only the smokers have working modern technology? They refine their own fuel from the oil on the tanker which explains why they can use the jet-skis etc, but where are they getting things like guns and bullets that no-one else has?

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* Why do only the smokers have working modern technology? They refine their own fuel from the oil on the tanker which explains why they can use the jet-skis etc, but where are they getting things like guns and bullets that no-one else has?has?
** They've been raiding for a long time. Possibly there is (or used to be) a flotilla of old military ships roped together somewhere, still afloat but out of fuel, that they stripped of all their weapons, ammo and so on.
17th Aug '15 8:30:29 AM Sharlee
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** Presumably the Mariner was born to human parents, and was taken care of by humans until he was old enough to fend for himself. The bell could be left over from when he still had an air-breathing relative to build it for.
17th Aug '15 8:27:31 AM Sharlee
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*** No advantage at all. Possibly it's some kind of giant mutant flounder, and it's the ''eyes'' that are in the wrong orientation?
7th Feb '15 1:07:55 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Given the film's ArtisticLicenseBiology (see main page), perhaps he can only breathe for short periods, and the diving ball is for longer underwater forays.

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** Given the film's ArtisticLicenseBiology (see main page), perhaps he can only breathe for short periods, and the diving ball is for longer underwater forays.forays.
* Why do only the smokers have working modern technology? They refine their own fuel from the oil on the tanker which explains why they can use the jet-skis etc, but where are they getting things like guns and bullets that no-one else has?
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