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In the Mario games, I'm pretty sure that Yoshi is supposed to be a dinosaur but in Super Mario Run the yellow yoshi with a red saddle looks almost exactly like a red-shelled koopa with a rounded snout instead of a beak. Do yoshis and koopas belong to the same evolutionary branch? Does this mean that koopas are dinosaurs? Is Bowser a dinosaur?
She and I are going camping! In a tent! What should we get to sleep on that isn't an air mattress, since all air mattresses are unsatisfactory what with the bouncing around and the deflating and the failure to reinflate. We are both prone to sore backs. We would like to not spend our kid's college fund on this.
I like to play visual-novel-esque games with my mostly-non-gamer girlfriend (and occasionally one other friend), with me "driving" and us all discussing the plot / themes / puzzles / choices as they occur. Looking for other games that do well with this "Let's Play"-meets-book-club type treatment. [more inside]
I am looking for background ambience music to play when I game master for my RPG group. I'm looking for sources for music that I can use as background for various fantasy scenes. Twist: I don't have much time to build the playlists and sort the music, so I'm looking for resources or recommendations that can do that work for me. [more inside]
I want to take a friend out for a treat, budget £30-50, in London. What thing that I haven't thought of or don't know about would be a magical evening? [more inside]
After foot injuries have made hiking iffy, I've decided to get a mountain bike. What should I get based on these parameters? Looking to have a good idea of what's reasonable before I get mansplained to at the bike shop. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations of good, fun R/C cars to run on a track. I acquired a rather extravagant R/C car track (like these) and will be surprising my 8-year old with it at her birthday party. [more inside]
I'm hoping that someone has good suggestions for a free/very low cost summer camp options for two boys ages 9 & 12 in Westchester County, New York. I've already run down all of my best guesses including YMCAs and libraries, but I haven't found anything that meets the low cost requirement. It doesn't have to be a full day or full summer program, but just something that will get them out of the house and away from screens for a bit. They do not receive any social services, but meet every low-income standard that can be applied. Creative ideas are welcome! Thanks!
My s/o and I took an ASA 101 course and did pretty well (aced the test!) and now figuring out if we want to transition from land-lubbers to cruisers without spending a ton of money. [more inside]
Hi all, We rent our own apartment in Amsterdam on Airbnb while we are on vacation, a few weeks per year. We don't own a TV and are not interested in getting one or a substitute such as netflix or similar. Which popular, easily sourced and language-independent board games should i buy so our guests (usually between 2 and 4 persons, only adults) can entertain themselves during their stay? [more inside]
I would absolutely love to learn to produce pottery but there are no classes in my area, is this too ambitious? [more inside]
I have reviewed a few online journal questions, but I have a few specific requirements that I have not seen addressed elsewhere. Here are my must haves/nice to have’s: [more inside]
Help me come up with an escape room for 15 -20 seven year olds. Themes? Clues? Ideas? [more inside]
Canon produced two faux leather holster cases for the Canon F1 SLR (1971). I'm looking for the the case that fits the 50/55mm f. 1.2. Unfortunately I cannot find a resource that will tell me the model number for the case, and most of the online used retailers do not designate between the two. I've included a Ebay post, for reference, after the jump. Please help. [more inside]
Does this exist? [more inside]
Hi MeFites, we have an abundance of board games to sell. Like 3-4 bookcases worth of games. They are posted on Board Game Geek but many of those people want to trade and we need to actually sell them. Where should we do that? [more inside]
Looking for a destination that's relatively easy to get to from NYC (by car or short length one stop flight) and has 2-3 days worth of beginner friendly hiking/outdoors activities in late August. [more inside]
I'm lucky enough to get summer fridays but every year end up feeling like I've "wasted" them. Looking for themes or ideas that can help me feel like I've put my extra 60 hours to use! [more inside]
Camping Filter: Making the jump from all-day hiking to overnights, but clueless about modern tent technology. Help. [more inside]
I'm trying to sew stretch fabrics, but have been having difficulties with the top layer of fabric bunching and getting shoved out of the way by the presser foot. I checked online and the answer seems to be to reduce the presser foot's pressure....however.... My machine - a Brother SQ9000 - doesn't have a presser foot pressure adjustment! Is there any other way to adjust the presser foot that doesn't include the machine's knob? Any way of "artificially" lifting the presser foot a little? [more inside]