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Nauseating smell after drain overflow

An old waste pipe in my apartment, that shouldn't have been connected to anything, overflowed earlier this week. The pipe was in the bottom of my interior HVAC closet. I had standing water in the location for slightly over 12 hours. Maintenance came out to repair the pipe and replaced part of it. Now I've got a nauseating smell pervading my downstairs. What could this be from, and what if anything does my landlord need to do about it? More after the cut. [more inside]
posted by cardinality on Sep 3, 2015 - 5 answers

Where on earth do you get pregnant human pee?

I was looking for a good place to buy equine chorionic gonadotropic (eCG) hormone for science reasons today and stumbled across this listing for the more commonly used hCG. It's listed as being sourced from "Human Pregnancy Urine." Where on earth do biomedical companies get enough human pregnancy urine to distill a compound like this? Is there some sort of secret cottage industry of pregnant ladies selling their pee to biotech companies? Where does the pee come from?
posted by sciatrix on Jul 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Make my washroom pleasant

The place where I am temporarily living has one bathroom, and that room is pretty sorry. What small and inexpensive things can I do to make it better? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Jun 22, 2015 - 32 answers

How do I get this stuff off of my walls?

Something sticky has formed tiny droplets on the wall. [more inside]
posted by ksaklingon on Jun 18, 2015 - 12 answers

I need you, I want you, now go away!

I effing haaaaaate sunscreen. I'm 48 yrs old and have now finally finally maybe maybe found something I can tolerate. Everything I've ever ever tried till now just makes me gross puddles of sweat. I cannot exaggerate the discomfort and unsightliness. Nothing to do with temperature. Nivea, Neutrogena, Bullfrog, Banana Boat; fancy stuff, Dermologica, Paula's Choice; lotions, creams, gels, sprays, it has always been gross gross gross. [more inside]
posted by dmvs on May 22, 2015 - 37 answers

Am I going to catch, like, coffee scrofula?

How clean should I be keeping my french press? Help me overthink a plate of (coffee) beans. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 1, 2015 - 22 answers

If the sand worms from Dune and the worms from Tremors had a baby....

What the actual hell is this thing? Is it some kind of grub? [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Apr 28, 2015 - 5 answers

What is this?

It's a bug, in my place, in February. Beyond that, I don't know. [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Feb 10, 2015 - 13 answers

How can I fix this fingernail?

One of my fingernails is split down the middle. This is way more annoying than you'd think. Is it possible to fix it or get it fixed? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 3, 2015 - 14 answers

Overpayment by employer - gross vs. net repayment

I just received an email from the company through whom I contract, claiming that they had paid me twice for a recent week. Obviously they now want that money back; however, they are asking for the full amount I was paid, NOT the amount I received after taxes. I am assuming I am on the hook for the whole [cursing] thing, but can someone tell me how this works? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Nov 14, 2014 - 13 answers

What's this weird fruiting vine?

Help me identify this plant! [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Oct 26, 2014 - 4 answers

That Funky Lunchbox Smell

My Mr. Bento lunchbox has a persistent odor, not unlike things you've (I've) forgotten in the back of the fridge. It's starting to permeate the little containers and into my food which is... counter-productive to me using it. How do I mitigate the funk? Difficulty: it can't be submerged or put in the dishwasher. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Oct 2, 2014 - 15 answers

Ten years on... what are these gross squishy things?

About ten years ago this gross picture (NSFDinner) of whatever they are made the rounds online. I think they were described as "shark eggs" but they're obviously not. I FINALLY found the picture again today and tried to reverse-google-image-search it in the hope there was now more info... nothing. So, Mefites, do YOU know what they are?
posted by ClarissaWAM on Aug 4, 2014 - 13 answers

I am having trouble with my new "overweight" status

For the first time, in my early 40's, I'm overweight and ashamed and embarrassed and can't get back on track. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2014 - 42 answers

stop the blow outs

My daughter has suddenly started having "blow outs" nearly daily - help me fit her diapers better. [more inside]
posted by annie o on Jun 20, 2014 - 17 answers

Pregnant + stomach sucks. WTF? (IT'S NOT MORNING SICKNESS).

I'm asking for a friend. Whom I'm married to. She says: I am 16 weeks pregnant and am having a GI symptom that I can’t find any information about online, from my OB, or from several different nurse midwives. (univac sez: This is not about morning sickness. If you think this question is about morning sickness or nausea during pregnancy, GO AWAY.) [more inside]
posted by univac on Jun 18, 2014 - 34 answers

Unwanted Stuff On My Cat

My cat had something on his fur, near his left rear thigh, that looked like a slug. It was about an inch long and 3-5mm wide, black, and shiny. He is a fraidy cat who will not tolerate being touched. He only just tolerates playing chases with a piece of string, so I spent some time with him this morning doing just that and trying to take a picture. I was not able to get a picture that was clear enough. He actually washed around whatever it was, but only once, and he didn't dislodge it in the process. We tried to catch him and failed. He got outside. Since he has so many hangups it is possible that he won't come back and likely that he won't trust us for another six months if he does. He only knows a few words, but "vet" is one of them and he has a very strong reaction to that one, so the effects of stuffing him into a pet carrier can only be imagined, even if we had any hope of accomplishing that now. So: what external feline parasite looks like a slug, is about an inch long and lurks on the fur near the thigh, and what do we do about it in the unlikely event that we get the chance?
posted by tel3path on Nov 19, 2013 - 20 answers

That taste nasty

From Star Trek (original series) to this evening, I have a burning food prep question? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Sep 3, 2013 - 10 answers

I don't want my apartment to smell like a rustic old cabin all the time.

How do I change the way my apartment smells? I'm in a long-term sublet. The place has a kind of dankness to it that I find less than ideal. It's not a bad smell, it's just kind of stifling. [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Mar 10, 2013 - 19 answers

How risky is poor food handling?

What are the odds of actually getting sick from poor food handling at home? How can I convince family members their food hygiene is at worst deadly, at best simply gross. Let me know if I'm overreacting here please. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Jan 19, 2013 - 33 answers

Newbie Anchovy Advice

I had an anchovy freak-out a few months ago, and really want to give this 'superfood' a new chance. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Jan 19, 2013 - 19 answers

To brew or not to brew?

My dog ate nearly a pound of coffee beans. The vet gave him some drugs to get him to vomit them up. (He'll be fine.) The beans came up largely whole/intact, and they... bagged them up for us. If we were to rinse the beans, grind, and brew them, what's the worst that happens? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jan 18, 2013 - 48 answers

I always know where my towel is: it's on the roll or in the trash

Help me reduce my dependence on foreign oil domestic paper towels. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Dec 6, 2012 - 30 answers

Your dick pics are not welcome here, sir!

Late last night a professional acquaintance sent me an unsolicited (and cringe inducing) dick pic via text. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Nov 13, 2012 - 42 answers

Yes, they do need their legs

Maggoty Bread that even an Uruk-Hai would love? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 9, 2012 - 22 answers

RIP toenail. Now what?

Gross/TMI: Dropped a shelf on my big toe. Now the toenail is falling off. Is this something I have to go to the doctor for? Anything else I ought to do? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Oct 2, 2012 - 31 answers

How to get rid of these little black winged bugs?

What are these little black bugs with narrow almost clear wings that seem to be growing out of the bathroom tiles, and how do I make them go away and not come back? [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Mar 10, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I get rid of a weeks old compacted half-and-half stain?

How do I remove this crusty, smelly half and half stain from my carpet? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on Feb 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Liquid echinacea: The best birthday present (but only if it is disgusting enough). Help?

Which brand of liquid echinacea is the one that tastes terrible and makes you feel like hair is growing on your tongue? Or are all of them like this? [more inside]
posted by millipede on Dec 22, 2011 - 6 answers

This leaves a bad taste in my mouth...

Bought a bottle of wine I can't stand to drink. Can't return it. Can I resell it somehow? Does Craigslist work? [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Nov 5, 2011 - 47 answers

Number One Movie...Temporarily

I am looking for a list of "movies which broke the record for being the highest grossing of all time...at the time." [more inside]
posted by ShutterBun on Sep 14, 2011 - 11 answers


What is wrong with my bathroom sink? [more inside]
posted by millipede on Aug 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Something leaving a bad taste in my mouth

Why does my mouth taste like mothballs? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Jul 5, 2011 - 15 answers

The Hangover, Pt. 2.5

After a weekend of trying to act like I was 20 again, what can I do in the next 2 hours and 24 hours to make hasten my recovery? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jun 21, 2011 - 39 answers

Gross black stuff on the ceiling.

I'm afraid there is mold on the ceiling of the dorm room I'm staying in for the next 3.5 weeks. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Jun 4, 2011 - 18 answers

What movie starts with Jesus killing himself disgustingly?

What blasphemous, disgusting black and white movie did MeFi possibly introduce me to a few years ago? [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Waiter, there's a roach in my coffee!

My beloved Keurig has become infested by roaches. HELP ME! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Living with dirty landlords, and need to broach the subject of cleaning or leaving.

Currently renting a room in a couple's house-- they are my housemates and landlords. I am not liking the situation-- it's extremely dirty. How can I make the situation better, or broach the subject of leaving after I just moved in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 21 answers

The rodent eats cat food in the nighttime

What shadowy creature did I see eating my cat's food last night? What do I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Katine on Aug 23, 2010 - 31 answers

So gross, and yet I wish to share.

Does anyone have any venue suggestions for trying to publish a really gross short story? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2010 - 7 answers

I can handle the truth!

What's really in sausage? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Mar 29, 2010 - 28 answers

it was like goatse, with more pictures to choose from

What gross website from the early 2000's am I thinking of? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Mar 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Urine my powder, grossing me out.

Why does my face powder smell like pee? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Mar 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Someone is wiping wrong, and it's not me.

Searching for an explanation for something gross in the bathroom at work. [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Aug 7, 2009 - 24 answers

How can I find information on the average gross income from all streams (theatrical, DVD, VOD) for a documentary?

How can I find information on the average gross income from all streams (theatrical, DVD, VOD) for a documentary? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Aug 2, 2009 - 1 answer

Psoriasis advice

I have psoriasis and wonder what treatments work if you or someone you know also has it and what your experience has been. [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jun 17, 2009 - 23 answers


A group of my friends have been challenged to an epic food fight. Please give me all your awesome suggestions, tips, and secrets for what we should use for ammunition. [more inside]
posted by Quidam on May 22, 2009 - 40 answers

What is causing this gross taste in my mouth?

What is causing this gross taste in my mouth? Possibly distasteful details inside. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Mar 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Drinking half and half?

In your experience, how common or uncommon is the practice of drinking half and half (half milk and half cream) as a beverage? [more inside]
posted by dead cousin ted on Feb 24, 2009 - 54 answers

When am I gonna flush out this Thrush?

I was diagnosed with Oral Thrush and am being treated with Diflucan. How long before I'm back to 100% normal? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 16, 2009 - 22 answers

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