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19th Feb '17 4:58:39 AM SSJMagus
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** Hutts are also apparently indigestible, even to the Sarlacc, but Hutts can seemingly eat anything; in one of the ''Literature/TalesFromJabbasPalace'', it's revealed that someone is attempting to poison his food. The problem for the investigators? Over half of what Jabba eats is poisonous to most other species.

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** Hutts are also apparently indigestible, even to the Sarlacc, but Hutts can seemingly eat anything; in one of the ''Literature/TalesFromJabbasPalace'', it's revealed that someone is attempting to poison his food. The problem for the investigators? Over half of what Jabba eats is poisonous to most other species. Another example comes up in ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy''; when Jabba wants a rival Hutt poisoned, it's ''tremendously'' difficult to find anything that will actually work.
9th Feb '17 8:29:52 AM Sharlee
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** The Doctor himself has repeatedly had to fend off ''human'' doctors' attempts to treat him with human-specific medications, which would be harmful or at least ineffectual to him.
12th Dec '16 9:00:33 PM Jhonny
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* Approximately 2.6 billion years ago, the oxygen molecule was poisonous to all life on Earth, save a few microorganisms that invented aerobic respiration to use the tiny amounts generated by UV diffraction at the ocean's surface. Then a new way to extract energy from the environment appeared which we now call "photosynthesis" which transforms carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. Over a period of roughly 200 million years, the cyanobacteria that produced oxygen became more successful, killing off almost everything that could not adapt to its effects. Rightfully so, scientists called this event the Oxygen Catastrophe. Nowadays, lots of Earth life depends on oxygen to survive, but anaerobic microbes are still kicking around in sheltered micro-biomes.

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* Approximately 2.6 billion years ago, the oxygen molecule was poisonous to all life on Earth, save a few microorganisms that invented aerobic respiration to use the tiny amounts generated by UV diffraction at the ocean's surface. Then a new way to extract energy from the environment appeared which we now call "photosynthesis" which transforms carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. Over a period of roughly 200 million years, the cyanobacteria that produced oxygen became more successful, killing off almost everything that could not adapt to its effects. Rightfully so, scientists called this event the Oxygen Catastrophe. Nowadays, lots of Earth life depends on oxygen to survive, but anaerobic microbes are still kicking around in sheltered micro-biomes.micro-biomes - such as your gut. There are also some microbes that cannot do anything useful with oxygen but don't get killed by it.
25th Nov '16 11:13:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** For an air pressure example, humans have climbed [[{{Badass}} Mount Everest without oxygen tanks]]. It is not for everyone and you can get away with being there briefly, but you won't survive if you stay.

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** For an air pressure example, humans have climbed [[{{Badass}} Mount Everest without oxygen tanks]].tanks. It is not for everyone and you can get away with being there briefly, but you won't survive if you stay.
23rd Nov '16 8:44:23 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Averted in ''Literature/PayMeBug'', at least as far as getting drunk goes. One species' intoxicant is another's deadly poison, so you need to have your wits about you when drinking with others, or you could accidentally grab a bottle of poison. Of course, if you're drunk, that's precisely the time you ''don't'' have your wits about you.



* Averted in ''Literature/PayMeBug'', at least as far as getting drunk goes. One species' intoxicant is another's deadly poison, so you need to have your wits about you when drinking with others, or you could accidentally grab a bottle of poison. Of course, if you're drunk, that's precisely the time you ''don't'' have your wits about you.
21st Nov '16 6:20:47 PM Divra
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** Some Mardukan poisons do not affect humans at all, and others are in fact useful as nutrient supplements.
** Finally, a poison which is instantly lethal and tasteless to Mardukans is harmless to humans, and has a very strong taste of rotten fennel.

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** Some Mardukan poisons do not affect humans at all, and others are in fact useful as nutrient supplements.
** Finally, a
supplements. One poison which is instantly lethal and tasteless to Mardukans is harmless to humans, and has a very strong taste of rotten fennel.fennel.
** When Roger discusses bringing Marduk into the Empire in practice instead of just on paper, one of the Mardukan commodities he thinks would find a good market in the Empire is their staple crop, dubbed "barleyrice" by the humans. To humans, barleyrice is both more flavorful and nutritious than terrestrial grains.
19th Nov '16 6:36:32 PM eowynjedi
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', the crew visits a planet with sentient plants that were nearly wiped out by a gram-negative bacteria from a ''human'' visitor some years ago.
11th Nov '16 2:13:34 PM Masterweaver
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* In ''[[FanFic/OversaturatedWorld Sailor Orbital]]'' Blue Oyster stops Kikai from eating Earth food based on this very issue. Kikai assures her that she recently used a magical spell to "align" herself with a native animal and so she's perfectly safe.
2nd Nov '16 9:48:17 PM MattII
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*** Counterwise, Sam can seem to eat most stuff humans can, and quite a lot else that may be [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff300/fv00222.htm poisonous to humans]].
16th Oct '16 4:51:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Alien Wars", a Military SF setting for ''[[HeroSystem Star Hero]]'', features the Xenovore race, which can metabolize ''any'' meat regardless of which planet it comes from. [[ImAHumanitarian Sentients]] are the tastiest, but they'll eat nonsentients if that's what's available.

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* "Alien Wars", a Military SF setting for ''[[HeroSystem ''[[TabletopGame/HeroSystem Star Hero]]'', features the Xenovore race, which can metabolize ''any'' meat regardless of which planet it comes from. [[ImAHumanitarian Sentients]] are the tastiest, but they'll eat nonsentients if that's what's available.
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