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Help me identify the big metal thing I saw on the highway

A few days ago, as I drove down I-69, I saw two semi trucks heading in the opposite direction. Each transported a long, narrow metal object. I would estimate each object was the length of three semi truck trailers. It mostly resembled a knife blade in color and shape - something like a chef's slicing blade. It seemed to look serrated toward what would resemble the tip of the knife. What the heck were they transporting?
posted by rikhei on Feb 28, 2014 - 10 answers

What is this maroon capsule-looking thing?

I found a couple of these in a bag of old clothes. The maroon "shell" is thin, rigid, and cracks under pressure (the one in the picture was originally whole). There is a ridge on one side (visible in the second picture) that looks like the result of being sealed in a machine. The inside is lighter, somewhat whitish, and looks a bit like the inside of a bean. When I squeezed one of them a sort of white fluid came out, which was sticky. The outside looks inorganic and the inside looks organic (although I guess the whole thing probably is organic). I haven't touched them with bare skin so I don't know how they feel. Any insight as to what this is? Thanks!
posted by John Raskolnikov Gilson on Sep 29, 2013 - 6 answers

70s Anime ID

Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Tree ID

What type of tree is this? I'm sure it's quite common, as they're found all over Chicago. There were no old leaves on the ground nearby, and I'm useless at identifying leafless deciduous trees unless they're white and peeling. Thanks.
posted by heyho on Apr 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Identifying a 90s PC game

Trying to identify a PC game I played while I was young. I want to say it was a point and click adventure game with darkish themes. It was 2D, not isometric, and I seem to remember there being a level/levels in a silhouetted art style, and *maybe* claymation. (It's not neverhood.) [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Sep 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Radio KreyĆ²l

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

This thing makes a polio-stricken girl in a field look positively cheerful

Art ID: old print, possibly by Andrew Wyeth? Help solve this family mystery! [more inside]
posted by ErikaB on Apr 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me ID this possibly-scandalous movie!

Identify this movie! Girl brushing her hair, man and girl in truck, potentially disturbing dialogue. [more inside]
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad on Mar 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Name this spider, please!

What is this spider? (1,2,3,4) [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Feb 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Can you ID this still life painting?

Meta-art-historians: Can anyone help me identify this luminous still life painting? The fruit is almost old-masterish, but the cocktail glass with the pink liquid looks more modern. What do you think is the liquid in the glass?
posted by skidoom on Nov 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Which song has a chorus of "See you tonight"?

Please help me find a song played before the Pavement concert in St. Paul last night! Byrdsy jangle pop with a chorus of "See you tonight" repeated. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Help identify true story of escape from cave/dungeon

When I was a boy, I read a true story about two prisoners who escaped from some kind of cave/prison. Can anyone help me identify it? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jul 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Bizarre 1980s video-identification question

"Well, why didn't you just WANG YOUR WIENER?!?!" Utterly bizarre 1980s video-identification question follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Song ID from This American Life tv show

SongIDfilter: "This American Life" tv show, season 2 episode 2, "Two Wars": what is the song playing over the last 2.5 minutes or so, as the "Grassnost" story's family eats dinner? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on Jun 26, 2010 - 5 answers

It's not "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"!

Help me identify a poem mentioned in Alan Moore's graphic novel "From Hell". [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on May 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Help identify author: The Happy Holidays (old YA series)

Identifyfilter: Probably quite cheesy children's/young adult book series -- "The Happy Holidays". Google-Fu failing spectacularly. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Mar 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Font I.D., please.

Could someone identify the font used in the headings on this webpage? I am looking for the font used in Who We Are | What We Do | Special Services. I am much obliged.
posted by Tufa on Aug 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Help ID: Young adults book about kid who builds robots (out of spare parts, I think)

Help ID: Young adults book about kid who builds robots (out of spare parts, I think) [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on May 31, 2009 - 6 answers

What is this? And: Is it loud?

Can you identify this strange interactive sound making device? [more inside]
posted by Henrik on Feb 12, 2009 - 8 answers

What is this song with the sample from "39 Steps"?

I would love to know what song this is. [Direct Link to 4.7 MB mp3] [Caution at work, song gets louder] [more inside]
posted by churl on Mar 9, 2008 - 7 answers

What sci-fi book is this?

I remember reading this sci-fi book a long while ago, but I can't remember anything easily googleable. Can anyone help identify it? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Free valve replacement with every inspection

What is this tiny valve, and what was it doing in my suitcase? [more inside]
posted by SemiSophos on Nov 22, 2007 - 9 answers

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