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Best way to clean and brighten up white sheets with a pattern?

I have some sheets I love (they are white with little dinosaurs on them), but they get dingy really fast and look dirty even when I've just washed them (they're pretty cheap but they make me happy). Seriously, even when they were new they looked kind of dingy after sleeping on them for two nights. What's the best way to get them as clean and white as possible without fading the dinosaurs? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Oct 1, 2014 - 16 answers

Where can we see dinosaur fossils up close?

Specifically, this place: During Bill Nye's debate with creationist Ken Ham a few months back, in Bill's presentation he mentioned a fossilized dinosaur pit (area?) in Montana? Colorado?... (I know there's a bunch in both of those states). I have been racking my brain trying to find the image on Google from the slide he used but no combination of words or phrases looks familiar to me in the results. I would very much like to take my son and (soon to be) daughter to this place Bill Nye was talking about. Where in the sam hell is it?
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Apr 1, 2014 - 15 answers

Post your wild theories about why dinosaurs were so big:

To ask the question another way, why are modern land vertebrates so small? If it's to do with environmental factors, which ones? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Jan 29, 2014 - 18 answers

How many species of dinosaur have paleontologists discovered?

That's it...that's the whole question. What is the sum total of individual dinosaur species that have been identified? (Asking for my 6 year-old, and myself of course)!
posted by pandabearjohnson on Sep 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Remind me again, why are dinosaurs awesome?

When I was a kid, I was totally enamored of dinosaurs. I seem to have lost my affinity for them in the years since. I quit paying attention to developments in paleontology. Apparently there's been a lot that I missed, like that the dominant theory now is that modern birds are descended from a dinosaur species (I think?). And I hear velociraptors had feathers. So I need not just updates, but a good primer for adults because I've forgotten everything I used to know about them. Can anyone recommend some good modern books or documentaries on dinosaurs to rekindle the flame of dino-love?
posted by Sleeper on Jun 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Dino Debates?

What do Paleontologists fight about these days? What are the current controversies in the field? I'm interested in the Mesozoic but maybe the grant money and groupies these days is focused on a different time period? [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on May 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Name that record: dinosaurs edition

I'm trying to find the name of a dinosaur record that I listened to endlessly as a kid in 1980 or so. It was a 2-record set, I recall the covers (or the records?) being one red and one green. Songs and maybe some narrated info on various dinosaurs. I'm nearly certain it wasn't The Dinosaur Record. Anyone here happen to remember it? And if not, anyone with a tip on a shop that specializes in long-ago children's music that might be able to help me identify it?
posted by genug on Feb 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Books on the K–Pg Extinction?

What are some good, current books (or other resources) on the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Remember my dinosaur song?

I'm trying to find a vaguely remembered childhood song about dinosaurs. [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on Jun 26, 2012 - 6 answers

I can't remember the name of this kids' book about evolution.

Help me find this children's book about evolution that I used to read as a kid. [more inside]
posted by thehandsomecamel on Dec 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Dinosaur slippers in TO?

Quick and easy Toronto shopping filter: where to find a pair of novelty dinosaur slippers, in adult women's sizes? Downtown core or Yonge and Eg preferred; TTC access essential. Thanks!
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Nov 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Triceratops is best. There. I said it.

Book identification: dinosaur edition. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Oct 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Where in NYC can I find literary/spooky/cinematic/weird places to visit?

I will be holidaying in NYC this month for ten days and am staying near Union Square. Please tell me about literary/spooky/cinematic/weird things to do! [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Sep 13, 2011 - 20 answers

rar.

Identify this toy dinosaur? (yes, really.) [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Press A to RAWR, press B to stomp

What are some fun videogames where you play as a dinosaur? [more inside]
posted by thoughtless on May 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Birds? Those are dinosaurs!

Can'tFindThisVideoAgainFilter: YouTube, perhaps; within last 6 months. A couple of guys go back in time (!) and keep a diary. They return to the present and assert that birds are just dinosaurs. Pretty sure the punchline was something close to my tagline above. Much better than as described...
posted by TigerMoth on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Cool kid's room design for klutzes?

I need to repaint my two-year-old son's room. Color and design ideas, please, for a room that will be cool, fun, easy to do, and *cheap*? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Oct 23, 2010 - 12 answers

I saw dinosaurs, for real! I swear!

Did I confabulate this, or did my very youthful self really play an early 90s DOS adventure game where you ran around with a group of dinosaurs trying to save the dinosaurs from extinction? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Sep 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Four-legged carnivorous dinosaurs?

My six-year-old son wants to know how many carnivorous dinosaurs walked on four legs. [more inside]
posted by winston on Aug 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Where was the Yucatan located 65 million years ago?

Where was the Yucatan peninsula located during the impact that created the Chicxulub crater? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Jul 19, 2010 - 4 answers

This book, it vibrates

Another forgotten book from childhood. Time travel/survival. Dinosaurs. And yes, it vibrates. Help? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Aug 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Does anyone remember this book series?

Help me remember the name of a series of kids books about anthropomorphic dinosaurs I used to read. [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Mar 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Dear god not more plaid.

Are all adult sized pajamas boring? Where can I find some with dinosaurs, space ships, fairies, that kinda thing?
posted by Eothele on Dec 14, 2008 - 26 answers

Did my mother walk into a dinosaur?

Could my mother have hit her head on a dinosaur neck when I was four? [more inside]
posted by minifigs on Nov 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Who let the brontosaurus out?

What is going on in this Southern California arroyo and what's with the dinosaurs all over the place? [more inside]
posted by buggzzee23 on Sep 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Help this guy roar

I want to make this guy roar and wag its tail in flash. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Aug 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Could high air-pressure explained huge dinosaurs?

SCIENCE! > Has anyone in paleontology explored the possibility that some aspects of dinosaur morphology can be explained by air pressure much higher than Earth's contemporary atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by joe_from_accounting on Mar 21, 2008 - 15 answers

The Lifecycle of the Imaginary

Who has imaginary friends, and why? [more inside]
posted by laughinglikemad on Nov 2, 2007 - 31 answers

Pictures of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs - old drawings, illustrations, etchings of [more inside]
posted by turbanhead on Dec 5, 2006 - 5 answers

How long before a skyscraper decays?

How long would it take for the Empire State Building to vanish without a trace? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 16, 2006 - 25 answers

Can you remember this arcade game?

I fondly remember an arcade game from my childhood at the local junk-food kiosk, but I can not remember the name. I have tried to search Google, but I have not found anything. The game, as I remember it, was a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. You flew planes (1 player or 2 players) and on the ground beneath you dinosaurs where actively trying to kill you with their prehistoric might. [more inside]
posted by Grums on Oct 19, 2006 - 3 answers

How does the Christian Bible explain or account for fossil evidence?

How does the Christian Bible explain or account for fossil evidence of cavemen and dinosaurs? Was Adam a Neanderthal? Were there dinosaurs on Noah's Ark?
posted by robbie01 on Apr 3, 2006 - 37 answers

Dinosaur, Alien movie from the early 80s

70/80s sci-fi/horror movie filter: Does anyone remember a movie that was broadcast on network television in the very early 80s that involved claymation dinosaurs attacking a house and aliens that entered the house through a key-hole (?). [more inside]
posted by lyam on Feb 24, 2006 - 4 answers

The dinosaur book juggernaut: how big is it?

Within the world of Children's and Young Adult books, is there a way to guage the popularity of dinosaur-related titles? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Feb 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Recommend a kid-friendly hotel in NYC?

NYCFilter: Can anybody recommend a hotel or B&B in Manhattan compatible with two adults and a four-year old paleontologist? [more inside]
posted by ldenneau on Sep 21, 2005 - 3 answers

How many raptors of crude oil did I burn on my way to work?

This is a weird question that just popped in my head. Crude oil is usually made from the ancient biomass, which may include both plant and animal material. Let's say that in the crude oil that was used to create the gas for my car was made of all dinosaurs -- specifically, a mass grave of thousands of raptors. On my typical daily commute (30km, or 18.64 miles), how many raptors have I burnt? Let's use a conservative 20 miles per gallon, round up, and say I used a gallon of gasoline. I've done some preliminary analysis, so [More Inside]
posted by sleslie on Jun 2, 2004 - 22 answers

"Dinosaurs" show

Does anyone remember the last episode of that old ABC show Dinosaurs (you know, with the puppets?) Something just triggered some strange memory of the last episode and I seem to remember all the characters kicking the bucket (even the baby). Is that what happened? Is there a detailed synopsis of this episode somewhere on the web? Tvtome doesnt have it to much detail. It was called "Changing Nature," i believe.
posted by Slimemonster on Apr 14, 2004 - 17 answers

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