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4th Sep '15 10:02:19 PM Quanyails
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* In the massively crossover fanfic Bring Me the Head of Harry Potter, it's revealed that Voldemort used a spell that turned people inside out. Examining a battlefield long after the fact, Willow Rosenberg feels the earth's pain from wrong-chirality organic molecule poisoning.
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* In the massively crossover fanfic Bring ''Bring Me the Head of Harry Potter, Potter'', it's revealed that Voldemort used a spell that turned people inside out. Examining a battlefield long after the fact, Willow Rosenberg feels the earth's pain from wrong-chirality organic molecule poisoning.
16th Aug '15 2:41:50 PM john_e
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* In ''The Documents in the Case'' by Creator/DorothyLSayers, stereochemistry is proof that the death was a murder, not an accidental poisoning -- the poison is optically inactive (and hence produced by synthesis in a laboratory) rather than optically active (as it would have been if it came from a poisonous toadstool eaten by mistake).
8th Apr '15 12:26:42 AM superkeijikun
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** In the Dark Star Lounge on the Citadel, when Shepard asks for the strongest drink in the bar, the bartender serves up a green liquor and remarks: "[It's] guaranteed to knock you on your ass, unless you're dextro-DNA like me. If you are, it'll kill ya."
3rd Apr '15 7:28:39 PM RedShoe
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* The pungently orange-scented solvent popular under various trade names as a household cleaner is the D-enantiomer of the hydrocarbon limonene. The R-enantiomer is also a solvent that can be used as a cleaner, but smells of pine. Upon learning this, some people suddenly realize the true but often-overlooked fact that pine and citrus are very similar scents.
28th Feb '15 11:19:48 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** In case you're wondering, Mass Effect pulls a major case of ArtisticLicenseBiology with this. Turns out the amino acid differences aren't dangerous to the other ones. If anything they'd [[http://darthempress.tumblr.com/post/21009439428/dextro-wont-kill-you-honey-still-proceed-with taste like mint or some kind of sugar]].
13th Jan '15 9:42:33 PM rodneyAnonymous
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** Possibly this effort is doomed to failure, as a brain that doesn't receive an actual (right-handed) glucose rush in the wake of eating a sweet-tasting flavoring is likely to start registering that flavor as ''non''-sweet after several exposures. (As this argument applies to all low-calorie sweeteners, it is probably flawed.) ** Another probelm is that if the sugars can't be absorbed in the gut, there could be mild laxative effects from osmosis. This one seems actually likely, since "sugar alcohols" used as "non-caloric" sweeteners (such as sorbitol) really ''are'' laxatives in large doses.
25th Nov '14 3:16:09 PM theAdeptRogue
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* In ''[[WilliamSleator The Boy Who Reversed Himself]]'' by William Sleator, the protagonists gain the ability to enter the fourth dimension and therefore end up reversed. They learn that mirror-ketchup is an extremely addictive drug.
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* In ''[[WilliamSleator The 'The Boy Who Reversed Himself]]'' Himself'' by William Sleator, Creator/WilliamSleator, the protagonists gain the ability to enter the fourth dimension and therefore end up reversed. They learn that mirror-ketchup is an extremely addictive drug.
25th Aug '14 5:14:35 PM ChronoLegion
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** However, the planet Vulcan orbiting Epsilon Eridani A is even rarer since the local life has the exact same chirality as terrestrial life. Unfortunately, the same is true for the new aliens discovered in the fifth book, and these aliens are looking for some new prey to hunt and eat.
24th Jul '14 5:55:21 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** In her bar on Ilium, Matriarch Aethyta warns Shepard against eating the beer nuts in the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red bowls]] because they're for turians and quarians. She also speaks of a NoodleIncident where a krogan drank liquefied turian on a dare. Krogans are infamous for SuperToughness to the point where it's a RunningGag, but according to Aethyta "no one came out of that one looking pretty."
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** In her bar on Ilium, Matriarch Aethyta warns Shepard against eating the beer nuts in the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red bowls]] because they're for turians and quarians. She also speaks of a NoodleIncident where a krogan drank liquefied turian on a dare. Krogans are infamous for SuperToughness to the point where it's a RunningGag, but according to Aethyta "no one "nobody came out of that one looking pretty."
20th Jul '14 12:22:23 PM Ptorquemada
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** Another probelm is that if the sugars can't be absorbed in the gut, there could be mild laxative effects from osmosis.
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** Another probelm is that if the sugars can't be absorbed in the gut, there could be mild laxative effects from osmosis. This one seems actually likely, since "sugar alcohols" used as "non-caloric" sweeteners (such as sorbitol) really ''are'' laxatives in large doses.
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