Can anyone identify these cartoons? One about two poor kids who dream of a world made of food, then wake up to a feast in their kitchen. Another about a young couple at a future world/technology expo where they see instant houses, get groomed by robots, and ballroom dance? [more inside]
posted by thebellafonte
on Apr 28, 2009 -
What's the cheapest place in the world to live that is relatively safe? [more inside]
posted by skwt
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Are there any human cultures, past or present, which have developed completely (or largely) distinct spoken and written languages? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx
on Apr 20, 2009 -
I need a regularly updated, reliable list of world leaders/ministers (ideally, all the information contained here
) in Excel format. Help! [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan
on Apr 16, 2009 -
World of Warcraft: Looking for a PvP Addon that marks enemy players by class for Arena and Battlegrounds. [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Jan 28, 2009 -
My knowledge of the world outside the US is governed by a gallimaufry of dim suppositions and half remembered facts gleamed from talk radio and the news. What are some notable facts about foreign lands that you have found to be helpful or instructive? Yes, there is the CIA World Factbook
and Wikipedia, but I'm looking for info and facts that you have found to be useful or telling. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d
on Dec 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for statistics on web usage in developing countries...specifically I'd like to look at flash penetration and browser version usage. Does anybody know where I can find such numbers? [more inside]
posted by charmston
on Dec 5, 2008 -
Where can I disappear in the world? I'm stuck between majors in college, and want to take a 6 month to 2 year break from school.
posted by bradly
on Nov 7, 2008 -
I live in Argentina, and I'm working on an app that requires to use the time of a city in the US otherwise it doesn't compiles (NDA related, I think). So I've changed my macbook hour to that city timezone, and hidden the mac clock to only show the clock in analog (so I don't see this much).
I need an app or some way that allow me to display the clock +3 hours.
posted by Leech
on Sep 10, 2008 -
I'd like to ask a relatively simple question – what would happen if we switched of traffic lights when we didn't really need them? I'd like to know from an environmental aspect what effect turning off the nations traffic lights would have towards saving electricity and reducing emissions. From a social point of view could the nation's road users manage with such a change? And from a technical innovation view point – could it and should it happen and if so how?
posted by SarahM
on Sep 10, 2008 -
I live in Canada and will be traveling to India (one month) Nepal (two weeks) and Thailand (one week). I would like to call or text home to Canada, check e-mails and google maps, and make some local calls (India only). What are my best options for a cell phone??
posted by gfroese
on Aug 15, 2008 -
I'm looking for some particularly good translations (into English) of world literature, from *any* place, period, or genre. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry
on Aug 9, 2008 -
Does anyone know a place in NYC or online where I can order a wall-sized map of the world. I have an image of something similar here
. I want to purchase as a wedding gift for two dear friends. The one in the picture is French, which is fine, it can be in any language. But it would be large enough for a wall, and with a beautiful antique look to it. That said, the less expensive options are preferred. All advice and suggestions welcome and thank you in advance!
posted by jazzybelle
on Jul 14, 2008 -
I'd like to broaden my horizons by getting a better understanding of life in different cultures and time periods. Please recommend great books or films (fiction or non-fiction) which paint a broad, immersive, reasonably accurate picture of a place and time. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey
on Jul 12, 2008 -
What is the origin of these shirts?
I have this shirt. i want to know where it comes from. not where it's made, but where in the world does this pattern and style come from?
posted by karl88
on Jul 2, 2008 -
What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
posted by reenum
on May 6, 2008 -
Turning 24 in Disney World... what should we do there? I'll be there in 2 weeks for 4 days and need some ideas to make sure the SO and I are adequately entertained. So I need your suggestions for the Can't Miss things in and around Disney World. Please, help me plan my vacation! [more inside]
posted by CAnneDC
on Mar 28, 2008 -
What's the best way to get a flight for the minimum number of points using my BofA (formerly MBNA) World Points? We want to go somewhere besides the US, the Caribbean or Mexico. [more inside]
posted by uvaleg
on Mar 14, 2008 -
My friends just had their first baby. Hooray! I'd like to send a baby gift, but would like it to be thematically consistent with my shower gift. Naturally, there's a catch. I'll explain... [more inside]
posted by peacecorn
on Feb 23, 2008 -
I once heard something along the lines of there being three foods in the world all of which hardly anyone enjoys the taste, even though many people enjoy at least two. One of them was peanut butter. Another might have been Vegemite.
Where might I have heard this possibly false factoid? Any idea what the three items were?
posted by billtron
on Jan 29, 2008 -
My parents have been reading a lot of pretty pessimistic, doomsday books about the US, world, etc. I'd like to get them a book that has a more optimistic outlook, without being naive. Any suggestions, oh hive mind? I'm not too picky about topics, but I'd prefer broader rather than narrower.
posted by devilsbrigade
on Dec 21, 2007 -
I'm looking for books that will help me improve my basic knowledge of geography, other countries and cultures. [more inside]
posted by shirobara
on Dec 17, 2007 -
My grandfather recently showed us an old handwritten flight logbook from when he served in Guam in WW2 with the Navy. Would scanning this serve any interest to someone? Might it be considered classified info? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Nov 29, 2007 -
Where can I get the signature shirt of Artie, the Strongest Man in the World... in three days? [more inside]
posted by nomad
on Oct 24, 2007 -
I need to make or find a large color map of the world, but in proportion to the clothing industry i.e. Honduras and China would be much larger than the United States or Canada. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis
on Sep 17, 2007 -
Where do I find data about 1940s newspaper circulation? I want to see what was going on with newspaper readership in the 1940s, before, during and after WWII. I think that newspaper readership went up during the war and am trying to find data to prove it! I'm looking for 1940s circulation statistics for some of the big newspapers (NY times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune & Christian Science Monitor). I am finding very little reliable information. Is there a reference librarian in the house who could point me towards a reference book or source?
posted by pluckysparrow
on Sep 6, 2007 -
Are there any bars in Toronto or Niagara Falls showing the Rugby World Cup, apart from Scallywags in Toronto ? [more inside]
posted by gwynp
on Sep 5, 2007 -
World of Warcraft filter: I want to create a group channel for all 3 guilds on the site channel. Possibly mod or addon? [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Aug 13, 2007 -
T-Mobile's Unlimited International Email add-on for BlackBerry currently offers data service in "90 countries and locations." Is there such a thing as a single map showing these 90 countries and locations? If not, what's my most efficient way to make one myself?
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jun 27, 2007 -
World of Warcraft filter: Is there any mods out there that show you where to for the quest? instead of searching for hours... [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Jun 23, 2007 -
I plan to read a novel from every country. Which books are most worthwhile, both as a means to gain the truest insight into the soul of each land, and also from a literary standpoint? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring
on Apr 4, 2007 -