Is it true that the inventor of red-and-white barricade tape patented his invention and made a fortune off it? (My Google-fu is weak today...) [more inside]
Picture the scene: you are passing a line of cars, and one of the cars has its indicator light flashing. You expect it to pull out. As you pass you notice that both indicator lights are flashing: the car's hazards are on. Why aren't hazard lights easier to distinguish from indicators?
The fan above my stove broke. I cook on the stovetop often, I've heard that the smoke from cooking could cause health problems down the road - but it's all anecdotal evidence. I've tried looking up some concrete information online, but what I can find is sparse. I'm opening the windows at the moment, but it's going to be too cold to do that soon. Is a fan necessary, or is cooking smoke not as bad as it's cracked up to be? Anyone else not using fans?
Where can we find a N95 respirator mask for a small infant, and how else can we protect a baby from very polluted air? [more inside]
Why is my oven crackling and sparking at the on/off switch and will it start a fire in my wall? [more inside]
How safe to use is a gas range that got a little bit waterlogged previously? [more inside]
Is it dangerous to live near a cell phone tower? [more inside]
Do I really have to mow my one acre meadow to prevent fire hazards? [more inside]
Water leaking from an upstairs apartment seems to be short-circuiting a ceiling light. How dangerous and how urgent is this problem? [more inside]
What could my neighbors be doing that would cause explosions that shake our house (across the street and set back a ways from the road, in a rural subdivision)? [more inside]
Would spraying a stick-on (paper) CD label with artists' fixative make the disc unsafe to play? [more inside]
name that mysterious acrid smell/taste! [more inside]
CFL bulbs -- cracking, smoking, sparking? [more inside]
NYC-Renters-filter. How do I make my management company make the ass-hat neighbors upstairs stop using our patio as an ash-tray. [more inside]
Greetings, Hive Mind. I need to know if I'm going to start a house fire. [more inside]
What household items are hazardous to the environment when thrown away? I'm compiling a list of items that we should recycle or dispose of specially instead of tossing, like batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. [more inside]
I've got a nine month old baby. I bought one of those car rugs at Home Depot and got it home only to happen to read one of the tags on it that says "Not suitable for children under 36 months". My question is, what danger does this rug pose to my 9 month old that it no longer poses to a 36 month old child?