RReaders and writers talk about world-building in books all the time, and the best world-building usually has the extremely realistic aspects woven into the story. This is common knowledge, what’s not common knowledge is how to dilute drugs for proper dosage, or successfully get away with murder. Which means that authors get up to some pretty strange googling that in multiple cases has caused them to be flagged as flight risks! Here is just a taste of the weird stuff writers have to research in the name of novel writing!

  • Tannery chemicals that would cause a shock explosion
  • Caustic burns
  • Symptoms of chromium VI poisoning
  • How hot fire needs to be to burn bodies
  • How to relocate a dislocated shoulder
  • How to track someone’s location from their IP address
  • Shotgun wounds
  • An alternative and better element source for bombs for the terrorists to use. I found one. The best part about it, not making this up, when it blows up, it blows up PINK!
  • Nuclear bomb Yellowstone caldera
  • How terrorists communicate
  • Successful bank robberies
  • Amount of money in average bank branch
  • Money laundering in Vegas
  • Gunshot first aid
  • What lives in the deepest parts of the ocean
  • Cold weather survival gear
  • How to conduct a denial of service cyber attack
  • How to hack a credit card company and erase records
  • What homemade bombs look like
  • Taliban torture methods
  • How to maim people in various ways
  • The layout of the White House
  • What human flesh tastes like
  • How a cop would dispose of a body