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Searching for the mysterious Lost Diary of Whatchamacallit

Sometime back, I believe on Metafilter, I saw a bit about a primitive diary. I believe it was from Central or South America, maybe Mexico. It was filled with odd ink sketches of people and things... very simply drawn. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Jun 14, 2016 - 7 answers

I think we're beIng followed!

Here's one I've had no luck finding: A) in the movies, is there a name for those films they used to project behind actors in a movie car to make it look like they were actually on the road? You know the ones: the slightly out of focus view out the rear window. Maybe a chase scene with the bad guy car in pursuit... Or just plain ol' traffic... B) are any of these background films archived online? Tried Prelinger archives but no luck.
posted by ecorrocio on Mar 14, 2013 - 8 answers

The wherefores and whatofs if back when...

I would like to write a fictional novel based in actual events that occurred in the West in the 1700s. It would draw extensively from the true story ( which is likely already enhanced through the centuries ). The names would change, though the locations would be actual places. Is there anything I should be aware of with regards to the "legality" of retelling such a story? Ie. the storyline is not my original creation. I'd be adapting it for my story, but it would have a lot of similarity. The story is told, with minor variation, in a number of historical sources.
posted by ecorrocio on Nov 9, 2012 - 10 answers

I hope not a leaden question...

Did soldiers (1800's) shot with lead musket balls suffer from any sort of lead poisoning? [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Dec 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Ahoy MeFi Mates!

SchoonerFilter: For a bit of fiction in the works.... Could four men sail an 1807 version of a schooner like this. Plus another schuestion. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Mar 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Black American Innovator

For my daughter's Black History Month report: Help me find the name of this remarkable black american surgical/medical innovator. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Feb 21, 2010 - 8 answers

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