I recently made an online purchase for a necklace made with a bird skull, shipped from the UK to the U.S. Seller said it shipped on March 17, and general guidelines seem to be 5-7 days for items to arrive here from the UK (which has been my experience with other mailed items in the past). However the package hasn't arrived yet and I'm wondering if it was delayed by customs. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy
on Mar 31, 2014 -
Settle an argument about making stock for cooking. One half says that you should save every odd and end from vegetables and keep them in a big ziploc bag in the freezer for when you make stock so it can get the most varied amount of flavor possible and "recycle" kitchen waste. Other half says that since we're not making vegetable stock and only ever make stock with left over bones you should just keep to the basic recipie ( carrots, onion, celery, etc) and not introduce all these unknown cauliflower ends and parsnip bits and it's a false economy anyway. Who is right? Is anyone right? Are they both right?
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 25, 2014 -
I often give my dogs roasted beef "soup bones" straight from the butcher, the kind with marrow in them. After an evening's worth of undivided attention, they are stripped down to the bone and empty inside. What can I do to turn the hollow bones back into treats? [more inside]
posted by mireille
on Apr 12, 2013 -
Help me calculate: if my dead body were placed in an ossuary, how much would my skeleton weigh when pretty much fully dessicated? [more inside]
posted by Mngo
on Jan 19, 2012 -
Human or what? Kids found a box of bones (photo). Here's a photo
Sure you advise us to go to the police, but really .. any chance these are human ?
posted by Xhris
on Nov 29, 2011 -
The Mystery of the Basement Burial Mound — sticks and stones, bricks and bones (and now cat poop!): what do I do about a giant pile of rocks and debris in my basement? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Aug 18, 2011 -
Foot-filter: My feet are... tall? High-boned? Help me find a term for this, and maybe even some boots. [more inside]
posted by nicodine
on Feb 2, 2011 -
Say I have two femurs (okay, I do have two femurs, like most people), but say I have them lying on the table in front of me (I don't, but go with me), and I know one of them is from a woman and one is from a man, is there a way an archaelogist/paleontologist/someone-smarter-than-I could tell which is which? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman
on Oct 16, 2010 -
I'm want to cut back on my weight training, but I'm not sure how best to do it. Is there a good once-a-week casual approach to weight lifting? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Dec 29, 2009 -
What does a paleopathologist
actually do? I'm not looking for technical terms, but rather "a day in the life of."
Is there another term for this specialty that can lead to more information about the profession?
posted by biochemist
on Jun 18, 2009 -
I'm 40 years old. Is there any way to bend my bones into another position if they're malformed? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Apr 21, 2009 -
SkullCourierFilter- My fiancee's family had a human skull that her father had somehow procured. I donated it to our school and they said they may have to report it to the police. Do I have anything to worry about? [more inside]
posted by Modus Pwnens
on Feb 4, 2009 -
I'm searching for a word, possibly a technical or medical term, that I think starts with the letter p, and that defines the relationship between the bones in the feet as they apply to overall balance. Am I dreaming this word?
posted by Mil
on Jun 27, 2008 -
My dress "bones" are impaling my chest - anyone know any tricks to ease the pain? [more inside]
posted by Kloryne
on Aug 10, 2007 -
I just got my cast off my broken distal radius. I'm supposed to move it, but it hurts like crazy. Is that normal? Can anyone recommend a good exercise to strengthen my (sad, weenie) muscles while I wait for physical therapy? Any post-cast advice in general? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue
on Dec 7, 2006 -
Any ideas on the value an unopened 12 ounce bottle of Coke, purchased in the spring of 1960, with pork bones inside?
posted by ok
on Jul 2, 2006 -
How would one go about legally obtaining a real human skull?
posted by Espoo2
on Mar 12, 2006 -