I'm on vacation solo and bought my husband a really cool soccer ball, but the store did a bad job of deflating it, and cracked the outer shell. Will it be okay when I inflate it again, or should I be looking for a backup gift? [more inside]
posted by scrute
on Mar 9, 2014 -
I'm looking for the title of a children`s picture book which had a boy named Paul and a man with a crystal ball named Solamand (sp?) . Many of the pages had shiny silver spots on them such as a silver rain puddle. I thought it had ``Apprentice`in the title, but maybe not. I don`t know when it was published but my children read it in the `80s. Paul somehow travels from his home to were Solamand is. Does anyone remember it?
posted by mcbeitz
on Jan 20, 2014 -
I'm working with some science-types on a project, and we're looking for a joint that gives a similar range of motion to a human elbow or shoulder. Is there a name for this, and is our current path to finding some a good one? [more inside]
posted by ASoze
on Nov 11, 2013 -
It has been too long since I went to a costume party, but I am not really into the Halloween bar scene. I am looking for: a crowd wearing nice costumes in an interesting venue; something that's kind of special. I am not looking for: "I'll wear a bathrobe and say I'm a Jedi, let's go drinking!" crowds. More Venetian carnival
, less "this fuzzy pimp hat was all that was left at iParty." [more inside]
posted by usonian
on Sep 4, 2013 -
I'm looking for the best ball and cup magic routine I've ever seen. It was posted on the blue about a year ago. I believe the guy had a beard, and he may have used mugs and music to go with the routine. The amount of variations and throws that he used were mind boggling. My google fu is failing me, hive mind please help.
posted by MechEng
on Aug 7, 2013 -
In a couple months I have to attend my first ever military ball. I do not know much in the way of social expectations of such an event, I guess I'm just supposed to go and look pretty.. which leads to the real question, What do I wear!!!? . Or how I should dress exactly, what are the "norms"...
posted by misformiche
on Jan 23, 2013 -
What did I eat? Fifty years ago, when I was a kid, a friend's Japanese mother made us a snack. She pulled 2 plain, fist sized rice balls from the fridge and sprinkled a dark green, watery sauce on them. It was salty and fishy tasting. It may have had some dark green flecks in it. I've seen nothing like it in Asian markets, and I think it may have been homemade, for it was poured from a wine bottle with a metal liquor spout tube. I've wondered for years.
posted by sagejumper
on Dec 31, 2012 -
Looking for the name of a toy I had in the 1970s that had 2 long ropes with handles on both ends, one person would pull their ropes apart and send a football shaped ball with the ropes running through it flying towards the other person. The ball on ours was red, the handles were blue - but who knows, it may have come in different colors. My sister swears it was called the Woosh, but I haven't found it via that name. I want to buy one for my niece & nephew if I can find it - and I think having the name will be the key to locating one. But if you know where I can get one, even better.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Oct 14, 2012 -
I need to buy some reballing materials like solder balls and some kester 951
i believe no clean water soluble flux. I need to obtain these items preferably as close as possible to Waterloo Region Ontario Canada. I need some ideas on how to get this stuff cheaply and effectively. Also any links to the shops that I just cant find would be great.
posted by Chamunks
on Sep 5, 2012 -
I am searching for a ballpoint pen - Papermate Pendulum. Can anyone help me find some? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum
on Aug 10, 2012 -
Help me find or create a calendar of events in Orlando that would be suitable for a couple in a tuxedo and gown or cocktail dress. Not just things that are in the near future, but year round types of things! [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Jun 28, 2012 -
Is there an office chair that provides the same strengthening and stability as a medicine ball but would pass the office requirement for safety? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey
on Sep 14, 2011 -
My friend agreed for me to full on tackle him... We are in the 10th grade, I outweigh him by probably 80lbs, and he said he would let me do it... Questions: can we get in trouble or suspended?
Im will only be a few feet away, and he will have pillows, a helmet, and will land on some grass, can he (or I) get hurt?
And finally, if one of us DOES get hurt, what will the injurys be?
posted by sizzil34
on Sep 2, 2011 -
Ball-Python-Care-Filter: How do we best care for our ball python during the cold cold winter? [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Sep 17, 2009 -
Lucille Ball plays golf after aborted attempts at other sports....
she and Ethel are jealous of the time lost to Desi and Fred...they take up golf to be with the boys and the boys 'teach' them a silly way of 'playing'...haliarity doth ensue. [more inside]
posted by dawson
on Jul 10, 2009 -
How is it like to own a ball python? I'm asking for personal experiences only please, as I can always Google for husbandry, etc.
posted by Yasuo
on Jun 26, 2009 -
I've been sitting on a swiss ball (gym ball) for a few weeks and whilst I've found it's improved my pousture I like the look of the Isokinetics Fitness Ball Chair
and the Gaiam BalanceBall
they both don't ship to the UK.
Could someone please point me in the direction of an alternative product which has stockist's in the UK?
posted by nam3d
on Jun 22, 2009 -
What's the difference between various types of parties? Why are some called hootenannys, others called hoedowns, still others called mixers, balls, dances, shindigs, etc? Can anyone point me towards a (semi-serious, or totally facetious... either one would be valuable) list or comparison of various types of parties? Bonus points for descriptions of linguistic / dialectical differences.
posted by fvox13
on Jan 9, 2009 -
I suddenly developed a knot/lump and pain in the ball of my foot late last night that has persisted for 24 hours. I know it's not plantar fasciitis as I don't have stabbing pains in my heel or midfoot. [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on May 7, 2008 -
Where can I find a "Magic 8 Ball" in Panama City, Panama....today? If I had one...it would be able to help answer my own question about where to buy one...
posted by wogbat
on Nov 8, 2007 -
I'm going to be a drinking bird for Halloween and need a clear plastic ball to fill with colored liquid and attach to my butt. How can I buy or make one? [more inside]
posted by ethorson
on Oct 5, 2007 -
I'm throwing a Balls Ball. You know, just a buncha dudes, enjoying balls, watching 300 and drinking together. That kind of thing. We have a reasonable menu already, but still, I would like you to suggest your favorite balls. Give me your balls. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog
on Aug 16, 2007 -
BaseballFilter: If a batter has a full count and then fouls off the next few pitches, do those pitches go as a ball or a strike in the pitcher's pitch count for the game?
posted by phaded
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Mysterious bangkok street photos.
I was recently in Bangkok and took, on my camera phone, two photos
(one in focus one not).
Could anyone explain/wildly speculate what occured to create this scene? ie. What the ball is and why was it steaming/smoking? What is the sandy stuff on the floor? How did it come to crush a motorbike? [more inside]
posted by selton
on Jun 1, 2007 -
What's the name for those giant plastic bubbles people get into to walk on water, slide down a hill, and crowd surf with called? (besides ZORB) [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on May 14, 2007 -
Help-us-name-filter: Our urban envirionmental group is working on a project to seed vacant land. We're using the seed ball
technique pioneered by Masanobu Fukuoka
--forming seeds, humus and clay into small balls which are tossed onto the ground or thown over a fence . We need a catchy name for the process, something better than "seed balls," and without the violent/militaristic/terroristic assoiciations of "seed bombs." [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Feb 17, 2007 -
what's the name of the sport where the players have a scoop on their arm
posted by Svea
on Jun 27, 2006 -
My daughter wants to decorate a sphere in a football pattern. How do we determine the correct side length for the pentagons and hexagons, given a sphere of diameter n?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen
on Jun 9, 2006 -
Asian Ball Jointed Dolls Filter -- Can you recommend a reputable American seller/dealer, and what has been your experience with them (the vendor)? It seems like the only ones I can find are foreign companies and I'd rather buy from someplace stateside if I can, unless I'm confident enough in them from recommendations.. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on May 9, 2006 -
Where can I get one of those ball chairs like they have in the Apple Store? My kid loves em. [more inside]
posted by ldenneau
on Feb 23, 2006 -
I use to play a pretty simple game on an old computer of mine - I even played it once on a game boy. I can not recall the name of it but the play is simple. You control an arrow that can move forward, back, left & right the object is to move this arrow and connect the line you produce before a ball that is bouncing around touches you. You advance to the next level when you cover a specific amount of the given area.. 50 % 60 % etc .. as you move up the rankings they add more bouncing balls to make the game harder.. What is the name (s) of this game?! and are there any free versions out there for my PC and or Treo 650.
posted by crewshell
on Dec 29, 2005 -
Should I use an exercise/balance ball instead of an office chair? Anyone done it? Is it actually comfortable for long stints at the computer? If so, what size should I get? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Dec 21, 2005 -
Dog behavior question: My friend recently adopted a 3-year-old dog from a shelter. It doesn't seem to "get" the whole idea of fetch and retrieve. [more inside]
posted by Brian James
on Jun 29, 2005 -