What creature was this
? Found it on the beach in Brooklin, Maine (near Penobscot Bay).
posted by jamjames
on Sep 2, 2011 -
Can anyone identify this 25-year-old book? It's a book on study skills (reading, note-taking, time management, etc.) for college students, published before 1985. There's one particular line. In the section on time management, the authors note (paraphrasing): This may seem like overkill now, but if you become (say) a lawyer, you'll need to manage your time far more intensively. Does anyone remember reading this? [more inside]
posted by russilwvong
on Sep 2, 2011 -
Do very young children (she's 20 months) need--as in absolutely required, not simply 'discretionary,' 'recommended,' or 'helpful'--any sort of identification in order to board a domestic U.S. flight and fly in a parent's lap? [more inside]
posted by resurrexit
on Aug 31, 2011 -
Help me find an only partially remembered short film I saw in the internet back in 2000 or 2001. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Looking for an identification of this dialogue: "Is that cool?" "Yes. That's extremely cool." [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Please help me identify these seeds/pods found outside the Cité des Sciences & l'Industrie museum in Paris, France. There are a bunch of trees there and I'd like to know what kind they are. Seed pods closed
and opened up
. I also found a photo of the trees in bloom here
posted by bjrn
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Name that song! Instrumental. Very recent. Overheard on the radio and in stores/restaurants where they typically play indie/alt rock. Bouncy. Very strong bassline. Kinda reminds me of Air. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Aug 4, 2011 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a piece of Interactive Fiction (IF) I once played, but remember almost nothing about. You start the game, sleeping next to your lover--and you can decide the gender of both your character and the lover--in what is essentially a hunting lodge. Your character can do something like shift into other times or other identities--I can't quite remember. I recall that it is supposed to be very long by normal IF standards. Any help?
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Jul 27, 2011 -
This ring turned up at my deceased grandmother's house and no one recognized it. General consensus was that it looked like a man's ring from the 1970s. The band/base appears to be gold and the design appears to be rose gold. Can anyone recognize the design or shed any light on this?
posted by Slinga
on Jul 22, 2011 -
I saw a trailer for an indie film about 6-8 months ago, or maybe a little longer. Please help me find the film based on very little information - gritty, realistic, probably not directly related to crime or police, set in Baltimore. The Baltimore bit seemed very important. [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Jul 18, 2011 -
Book identification: 19th century (?) American (??) novel with a scene that compares telepathy to rape [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse
on Jul 8, 2011 -
I recently ran across this little lady on my garden hose in my backyard in Milwaukee, WI. She moved very quickly when she wanted to, but mostly just tried to stay out of the sun. I snapped
a couple pictures
. She had a small white spot on top of her abdomen.
posted by Slinga
on Jul 1, 2011 -
An attacking cardinal has drawn my attention to this wasp's nest
outside my window. Is it an unusual shape? I can't remember ever seeing a "starter" nest with this sort of tubular entranceway. Maybe I just haven't been very observant. The examples I've found on the internet say that it's the distinctive shape of the Median wasp's nest but that's supposedly a European species and I'm in Toronto. It's about 3" from top to bottom. I haven't seen anything fly in or out of it yet. What'sthatbug is on holiday. The sooner I can stop wondering about this, the sooner I can get back to work.
posted by bonobothegreat
on Jun 13, 2011 -
Does anyone know what this is, found in our house, built in the 1920s? Looks too well made to be a nail. Marked with a W on the head.
posted by the_brewer
on Jun 3, 2011 -
could you help me identify these two species of plants I picked up? they were sold to me as hardy office plants: image
. That’s an indoor bamboo on the top left but there’s two of the same species on the bottom left that I’d like to identify, and one on the bottom right. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by the mad poster!
on May 22, 2011 -
Can anyone identify this bird
with its chick and does anyone know the breed of this
Both were photographed in the UK, but the bird was at a reserve that has birds from all over the world. I believe the guinea pig is a recognised UK breed.
posted by Quillcards
on May 21, 2011 -
Please help me identify this plant, or what is the meaning behind my potential tattoo? (yes, these two are the same question) [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on May 18, 2011 -
Identify this strange clamp thing.
It's black aluminum. It's pretty small. Just fits over my pinky finger. The upper left part there is held on with a screw. You can make out the rounded head of the screw. So by loosening and tightening the screw, the 'jaws' could grab something.
posted by gummo
on May 16, 2011 -
I had a bottle of mead several years ago that I haven't been able to find since, and wondered if anybody could help identify it. [more inside]
posted by silentbicycle
on May 11, 2011 -
[Flower-Identification-Filter] Please help me identify this flowering plant, and save me from making a blunder in etiquette! [more inside]
posted by numinous
on May 3, 2011 -
I'm looking for a recording of a song, but I can't find it anywhere, or even who might have recorded it! In Get Up
by Chinese Man there's a sample of a song (starts about 20 seconds in). From googling the lyrics I've found the song seems to be called Lazy Lout, but that's pretty much all I can find. [more inside]
posted by bjrn
on May 1, 2011 -
Can you help me identify this SF novel? Female protagonist is employed overseeing the construction of a transportation network into deep space. She has to deal with the ship's AI who is trying to turn her son (also a crew member) against her. They run into a very strange intelligent creature and try to figure out how to keep from destroying it with their gateway network, while also carefully monitoring the amount of time that she spends outside of suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by penduluum
on Apr 13, 2011 -
What animal or insect in Georgia is likely to climb onto a sleeping camper twice in two nights? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Apr 9, 2011 -
What classical music piece is used here
? I know the frenetic piece following is Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody but I'm stumped with tranquil piano part. It sounds like a Mozart Piano Sonata though I'm not sure which one.
posted by bodywithoutorgans
on Mar 26, 2011 -