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Escape from the pyramid of Dooom

I've seen a few silly shows recently (e.g. the film of "Mr Peabody and Sherman" and I think an episode of kids show "Bubble Guppies"), where our heroes have escaped from a pyramid full of traps in a boat which shoots out of the pyramid and lands on the sand. Does this have any basis in anything? [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on Feb 21, 2015 - 4 answers

How do I talk to a friend who's just signed on as an Herbalife rep?

A friend has just informed me that she and her boyfriend have started up a new health-food company. That's great, I said, what's it called? Turns out it's Herbalife. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Sep 3, 2014 - 22 answers

My boss invited me to a pyramid scheme.

When a person holds some sway over your career path, how do you tell him that you don't want to join his network marketing team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2013 - 20 answers

Is ACN A Scam?

I friend of mine is telling me about this ACN (American Communications Network Inc) service she is getting into. Does anybody have any experience with them? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Sep 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Moody Gardens: Rainforest: Tarantula: Colon: The Question

My family and I want to go to Moody Gardens in Galveston tomorrow to see the new Rainforest Pyramid. My wife HATES spiders. The pyramid has a tarantula. For those who have gone, are the animals clearly marked so she can skip the spider part?
posted by BeeDo on Jun 20, 2013 - 3 answers

What are these alchemical symbols on this pyramid?

The pyramid in question is really an ice house, built in the New Gardens in Potsdam in 1791-92. It was built at the direction of Friedrich Wilhelm II, who was a Freemason and a Rosicrucian, among other things. So what are those alchemical symbols over the door? Extra credit if you can figure out the symbolism of the weird insects and such carved into the stone.
posted by Pallas Athena on May 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Can deficiency needs be answered?

Thinking in context of "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" (the pyramid) - can voids be filled? If so how did you succeed in it? [more inside]
posted by MTuser on Jul 30, 2011 - 6 answers

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Identify triads in writing? [more inside]
posted by past on Jun 25, 2011 - 21 answers

Is my SO working for a pyramid scheme?

Is my SO working for a pyramid scheme? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jun 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Food Subsidy Inverse of Food Pyramid

Recently, I came across an online article with a diagram which sketched out how US food subsidies are practically an inverse of the food pyramid — that the items we're supposed to be consuming the least of (fats, sweets, and meats) get the most support from the gov't. I thought this was at GOOD.is, but I can't find it there. Does anyone know where I could find this article/graphic online?
posted by silusGROK on Apr 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Buying odd dice in bulk

Where would I purchase dice in bulk? Not just six-sided dice you'd find in Risk or Monopoly, but tetraherdral (4-sided, pyramid) or dodecahedral (12-sided, cries itself to sleep)? [more inside]
posted by Mozai on Nov 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Is this MLM business worth a look?

Does anyone have experience/views on this particular MLM, ShopToEarn? [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Sep 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Anyone up on Web 2.0 MLM scams?

Looking for background on a new (to me) type of MLM scam. [more inside]
posted by Roach on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers


Why, exactly, are pyramid schemes so bad? Should I try to convince a relative to leave one, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2009 - 28 answers

Did the Onion invent the Reagan Pyramid?

Is this story from the Onion the original source for the idea of building a pyramid to honour Ronald Reagan and interring Bush I with him in it? I feel like the idea goes back to the eighties... punk song? zine? [more inside]
posted by geos on Dec 21, 2008 - 1 answer

Do we need a lawyer or a deprogrammer?

Some family members have gotten involved with a cult/pyramid scheme called Psi Seminars. They've been spending money they don't have (up to $4000/seminar, for which they travel to another state and have to stay in hotels) and it's wreaking havoc on their lives. One has lost his home, two are threatening to end their marriages and are alienating their grown children. They are demanding that our relationships with them be within the context of us paying them to attend these seminars as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2007 - 14 answers

I have some nice waterfront property to sell you for cheap.

I was wondering if anybody has any knowledge of Canadian Diamond Traders Inc. [more inside]
posted by ashbury on Mar 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Should I become an IBO?

Tonight at 7:00pm I had representatives of Quixtar come into my home. Should I join or not? Apparently by being an Independent Business Owner (IBO), I can make tons of money just through referrals. As a poor college student, this sounds enticing. [more inside]
posted by j-urb on Dec 21, 2005 - 29 answers

Pyramid blade sharpener - real or urban legend?

I remember reading a while back, possibly in Cosmic Trigger or some other such book, that the pyramid shape is naturally conducive to the sharpening of blades. According to this source, if you put dull blades inside a pyramid-shaped object, they will naturally sharpen over time. I don't think it matters what material the pyramid is made from, or how big it is. Anyway, as implausible as this idea seems, I know that I've heard it at least a few times, and cannot find anything about it on Snopes. So my question to the MeFi Mythbusters- real or urban legend?
posted by afroblanca on Feb 20, 2005 - 24 answers

Greens plus

Does anyone have any experience with "greens plus"? Is it a waste of money, or can one really absorb 7 servings of vegetables with three tablespoons of powder? Google seems to be biased as to that question, and I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the other health and nutrition questions on here. Help?
posted by loquax on Jun 18, 2004 - 22 answers

Tell me about Mary Kay.

My wife is considering getting into Mary Kay. The sales pitch sounds good, and everyone she knows who's involved with it has said it's a good thing. So naturally I'm suspicious that it's too good to be true. Is there a catch? Anyone had personal experience with Mary Kay?
posted by oissubke on Feb 16, 2004 - 20 answers

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