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Do orcs drink water?

Yes. Sam asks the same question, of whether orcs eat and drink or just live on foul air and poison, and Frodo gives him the following answer: "No, they eat and drink, Sam. The Shadow that bred ...
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Are there any species in Star Trek whose dietary requirements are different enough, that they couldn't survive on e.g. Human or Vulcan food?

The Horta, a silicon based life form that eats rocks. From the TOS episode The Devil In The Dark. And Odo's people, the Changelings or the Founders don't eat at all. It isn't clear how they gain ...
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Is Lembas (Elven bread) magical?

Almost certainly There's an entire essay devoted to the subject of lembas in History of Middle-earth, imaginatively titled "Of Lembas"; in it, Tolkien writes: The Eldar say that they first ...
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What are Luke and Yoda eating in Yoda's hut in Episode V?

There's mention in the film and film script that he's cooking something called rootleaf. CREATURE: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him. (tasting food from the pot) Rootleaf,...
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What has Lieutenant Lopez been consuming during interrogation sessions?

These are described in Leviathan Wakes as "focus drugs". They apparently give the user the ability to accurately assess the mental state of those that they're observing through their micro-...
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Is Lembas (Elven bread) magical?

Lembas may seem like magic to us, but the elves would have seen it as simply natural. Clarke's Third Law is Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke ...
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What livestock did hobbits raise?

Cows There is one specific mention of owning cows, which is the fictional innkeeper in the song Frodo sings at Bree, which is a song that it's implied Bilbo would frequently sing in the Shire, ...
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Is Lembas (Elven bread) magical?

Its virtues cannot be explained with science. From Letter #210 We are not exploring the Moon or any other more improbable region. No analysis in any laboratory would discover chemical properties of ...
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Aliens attack space station and dissolve humans into food

It's "Proxima Centauri", a short story by Murray Leinster published in 1935. The human starship Adastra is in exploration and is suddenly attacked by a race of plant-based creatures, whose ...
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Why are there so many oranges in Sheridan's quarters?

John's obsession with oranges seems to stem from his childhood, eating oranges from his family's orchard. When I was 12, I used to sit in my dad's garden the air full of the smell of orange blossoms ...
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Where is food found on Arrakis?

Assuming you're talking about Dune prior to its 'greening', there are essentially three different populations on Dune, each with their own primary sources of food. The gentry The well-to-do nobles ...
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Do orcs drink water?

Yes. In addition to the quote provided by @Randal'Thor, there is also this: 'Water, water!' muttered Sam. He had stinted himself, and in his parched mouth his tongue seemed thick and swollen; but for ...
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Out-of-universe, why was the Fifth Doctor given a piece of celery to wear?

Unknown, but maybe because it was unusual As indicated in the comment by Richard, the celery idea was due to the producer, John Nathan-Turner, who did not offer an explanation for it. The celery ...
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Why didn't Sirius, and Ron, Harry, Hermione just conjure animals to use as food while they were on the run?

They probably wouldn't have been edible There are indeed many examples of people conjuring apparently edible things out of thin air. You mention the animals that Hermione and Draco conjured, but there ...
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How did Romilly's food supplies last 23 years?

No specifics are given in the film or the film's novelisation regarding the food situation. We know from the dialogue that he used the cryo-sleep pods to hibernate for a couple of long periods (10+ ...
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Are there any species in Star Trek whose dietary requirements are different enough, that they couldn't survive on e.g. Human or Vulcan food?

We know of several races that do not eat at all. Pete already mentioned the Founders, though there was a brief period of time where Odo was temporarily "human" and had to eat, but that was a ...
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Was Leonard Nimoy a vegetarian?

Probably not. As you mention yourself in your question, he was quoted once as saying his favourite food is steak. Despite the many vegetarian / vegan lifestyle web sites that claim he is a ...
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A short story about a dish that was not eaten and a bottle that contained no wine

La Choucroute (The Sauerkraut) (1947) by Belgian author Jean Ray. As far as I can see there's no English translation; most of the translations below are courtesy of DeepL. From this review: The first ...
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How often do ewoks eat sentients?

The episode "An Imperial Feast" of the canon series Forces of Destiny depicts the ewoks as fully willing to eat some captured stormtroopers. Apparently, they have no qualms about eating ...
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Was Star Trek the first television series with a vegetarian character?

No, but he was the first recurring vegetarian character in a western TV show. The Animal Liberation Front has done their research on this matter. From the following page: Vegetarians have been ...
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What do Spock and Kirk eat?

Solid food was not shown nearly as frequently on the original Star Trek series as drinks. I remembered there was a dinner party scene in "Space Seed" with Khan hosted by the Enterprise's senior ...
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Is Spice-Melange vegan?

From Wikipeida article on vegan, we have: Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet Also from Wikipedia, entry on Melange: Herbert notes ...
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How often do ewoks eat sentients?

I've looked around a lot for this, and as best I can tell, there is no canonical answer. It seems unlikely Lucas put much thought into the idea outside of it being a quaint plot device wherewith Luke ...
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What does the Doctor eat?

As early as 1963's The Daleks, the Doctor is seen eating pretty much what everyone else is eating. At that time, the TARDIS had a food machine that produced little blocks that could be made to taste ...
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Are Orks edible?

So I flipped through my copy of Rogue Trader and this is really the only section I found that relates: ...Humans and Orks share a similar physiology, and require the same sort of worlds on which to ...
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Are Peter Jackson's Elves vegetarian?

Jackson decided that the elves of Elrond's court were vegetarians, according to the film's production team, WETA Workshop. We [WETA] discuss what kinds of foods the Elves would serve in Rivendell ...
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Story where real food is illegal but there is an underground org to rebuild

If I have a purpose in life, it's to answer story identification questions where the questioner has remembered most of the salient points of Frank Bonham's The Missing Person's League, first published ...
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How does the Magic World obtain their food?

I don't believe wizards/witches need to do their grocery shopping exclusively at Muggle stores. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of Wizarding grocery stores available. Some of these appeared ...
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What factors affect Elves starving?

The obvious difference is that Maedhros was from Valinor, while Beleg was a Sindarin elf that had never been to Valinor. There are other references to the hardiness of the recent Noldorin arrivals (...
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Space adventure story: infiltration identified by restrictions on ship's menu

It's a much later story, and the bit about the menu isn't the same, but infiltrating aliens being stopped by garlic is a major plot point in "An Ill Wind" (1986) by Joseph H. Delaney, ...
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