Asked in Books and Literature
Can you gain information by setting fire to a library and inhaling the smoke?
You might be able to gain certain information... like how quickly you can die of smoke inhalation, how quickly the Fire Department in your area can respond, and how quickly the arson squad in your area makes arrests... even perhaps how unwise it is to commit arson, but I'm not sure if that one will come across as quickly. You will not get any information from the books though, unfortunately. They normally offer their knowledge to anyone freely, but tend to be pretty selfish about it when they are being murdered.