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Brandon from cleveland asks,

How long does it take bubble gum to digest after it is swallowed?

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One to three days, the same length of time it takes anything to pass through...

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In the book Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., there is a chemical compound called Ice-nine....

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Yes, in real life there is something called Ice-9. If you take water and...

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I'm curious about the possibility of "real"  superheroes.  Even though I...

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This question proposes a hypothetical birth defect.  If you...

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What would happen, given the loss of polar ice and it's deleterious affect on polar bears, if we...

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Polar bears would do wonderfully in the Antarctic.  They would,...

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