I need an authoritative listing of the world's seaports (by country) or failing that, a list of the number of seaports by country. Exhaustive searching has only turned up inaccurate/incomplete lists and I can't seem to find one on the IMO website either. Any ideas?
posted by B-squared
on Aug 27, 2009 -
I'm responsible for providing music for a local soccer tournament styled after the World Cup. It is a celebration of the various cultures of the immigrant communities here, and I'd like to play as much music from the participating countries as possible. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by rollbiz
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Why can't I use my MacBook's microphone to play World of Warcraft? Why do I need a USB headset? [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Jul 29, 2009 -
I just finished reading Hunting Eichmann and am wondering if any MeFites could recommend any other popular nonfiction books on Nazi Germany, Hitler, war criminals, etc. I don't do huge tomes well (400 pages or less!). The only other books I have read are MAUS and Explaining Hitler. Thanks for your input. So much out there...don't know where to begin. Probably the more well known the better as they may be available at my library.
posted by snap_dragon
on Jun 28, 2009 -
What can we expect when we travel to Durban and Port Elizabeth for the World Cup? Looking for info on transport, safety, lodging, etc. [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Jun 15, 2009 -
Jack Kirby/Fourth World filter: I have a question about the real people that influenced Kirby characters in the Fourth World series. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein
on Jun 2, 2009 -
Looking to purchase some awesome linguistics-related posters. I've searched for hours on the internet and I can't seem to find any family tree posters, IPA posters, or even anything remotely related to linguistics that is interesting and somewhat academic. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 28, 2009 -
We're setting sail from San Diego on May 25 for a cruise, but we have two days in San Diego beforehand. How can we work the transportation to Sea World and the wild animal park before our cruise while not being stuck going all the way back to the airport for a rental car? Is there a better area to stay or a better way to arrange transportation to support this?
posted by answergrape
on May 11, 2009 -
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 -