Can you identify these wine (water? sherry? liqueur?) glasses? Pics 1
. They are from before 1960 and feature an etched design and, oddly, rose pink bases. Bonus question: what beverages are the different sizes/shapes meant to contain? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Mar 28, 2010 -
Does anyone know the title of this book? The setting is a metal-poor prison planet where the people have segmented into vaguely feudal societies that trade with their guards in orbit for iron. The protagonist's society has developed really fast regeneration, with the side effect that some of them start growing extraneous body parts which are harvested and sold up to orbit. Another society has learned to experience time at any speed, and yet a third has no particular super-powers but is the wealthiest of them all because they've got fantastic scholars whose theorems and designs are sold for iron. I read this novel in a school library seven years ago, as a hardcover with a picture of a guy lifting himself out of a hole or well in the ground. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang
on Mar 14, 2010 -
Can't find my birth certificate. New social security card will take 2 weeks to arrive. Starting new job...what can I do? [more inside]
posted by ian1977
on Mar 11, 2010 -
I heard a bird outside my window yesterday. I'm in Western New York State. The only way to describe its song is a slow 'yoo-hoo...' performed as a whistle. Didn't see the bird. Heard it at about 10AM local time.
I've been pouring over whatbird.com, but their categories of calls don't seem to fit what I heard.
I'm happy to provide more information if I can. Yesterday's weather was a completely clear sky, with high temps in the mid 50's F. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Mar 10, 2010 -
What kind of bug could be persistently biting my girlfriend but not me? She gets anywhere between 1 and 12 new bites per day. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Mar 8, 2010 -
Help me ID this story/author: I've been listening to a little more Warren Zevon than usual lately, and this has tickled a vague recollection of a novella or short story (possibly from an anthology) about a white-collar werewolf working as a repo man or debt collector, driving a big ol' (green?) Cadillac. [more inside]
posted by MarchHare
on Mar 8, 2010 -
What's the name of this new rock/pop album, I recently heard about (on NPR?) that used autotune creatively? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza
on Jan 14, 2010 -
What is the French song and band posted on the background of this page?
I must download now!
posted by mtstover
on Nov 18, 2009 -
There is this insect/arachnid I remember from my childhood in Las Vegas. It had a body about the size of a raisin, only it was quite flat. They were red with black spots (larger than ladybugs, but flatter), and the kids in the neighborhood called them "bloodsuckers" for some reason. (I have no idea if they bit or not.) I don't remember them flying, but I could be wrong about that. What insects were they? Scientific name or common name is fine, anything I can use to find out more info.
posted by ErWenn
on Nov 7, 2009 -
Do you know vintage cognac?
My Father-in-law was handed down a bottle of, assumably, nice cognac. It was given to his father as a gift from his company in the 1930s. It's been sitting in the basket it was packaged in for years and years and we'd really like to have more information about it.
It's a bottle of "Cognac Napoleon, Grande Fine Champagne, Reserve". Pictures of the front label
, the mark on the bottle's neck
, and the back label
. [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Oct 8, 2009 -
Can you help me find the origins of a poorly remembered quote? I think it's about research, and it goes something like this: "Half of X is pointless, but you can never know which half".
posted by handee
on Sep 8, 2009 -
Half remembered short story identification filter: A story in which scientists discover grids underground which might be the cities of beings who live at a greater density, and then at the end scientists from the underground city are looking through the documents, having wiped out humanity accidentally just by coming to the surface.
posted by Artw
on Sep 7, 2009 -
Spider identification. Outside my ground floor window a spider has set up shop in a corner. It's an orb weaver, but it does something I've never seen before. [more inside]
posted by sevenless
on Sep 3, 2009 -
Movie Identification Filter: Can anyone identify this movie based upon my faint recollections? [more inside]
posted by starscream
on Aug 30, 2009 -
A friend's recent blog post featured a picture of her father standing next to the ol' family car. She can identify the dad, but not the car. I'd love some help. Here's a link to the picture.
posted by apollo
on Aug 7, 2009 -
I really love the Flickr "ID Please" group
, which I originally found here
Are there other services/communities online that allow you to submit a photo (or other media item) for discussion/identification by experts? This particular group tends to focus on identifying types of flora/fauna. [more inside]
posted by k7lim
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Liar: I found the following picture
on my computer. Can someone tell me what film/photo/piece of art this picture comes from? It's such a strange question, I don't even know where to begin!
posted by ashaw
on Jul 25, 2009 -
A flower question in three parts: 1) what are these flowers: a1
? (I included versions w/my hand to show scale, since I have a lot of trouble figuring that with most internet pix)
2) what are other potted flowering plants that will do as well as these in my climate/situation? 3) Help me help myself? Suggestions for plant/flower identification sites. [more inside]
posted by taz
on Jul 23, 2009 -
I saw a 'new' animal from my balcony this evening and have had no luck finding anything on the net that matches. [more inside]
posted by woodblock100
on Jul 16, 2009 -
Please identify this houseplant. This
tall and skinny houseplant intrigues me, and I would like to get my own. Who can tell me what it is, and possibly where I would go to get one? (i am a plant newb)
posted by mrgoldenbrown
on Jul 13, 2009 -
A friend of mine made this mobile for my soon-to-be-born baby's nursery from found objects on hiking trips in several states. One of the dangly(sp?) things is this weird pinwheel shaped fruit
. Its about 5" across and as you can see the pods dehisced along the one edge--no seeds were found in the fruit. He thinks he found it either in California or Nevada (or the desert SW). [more inside]
posted by buttercup
on Jul 9, 2009 -
I own two pieces of jewelry. I want more jewelry like them, and I don't know who designed either of them. [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Jun 22, 2009 -
can anyone tell me if there's a way to tell the difference between a determinate vs an indeterminate tomato plant as a seedling? my 3 year old pulled out all of my markers before the seeds had sprouted. i don't want to prune the determinate plants by accident!
posted by cvilleluke
on Jun 16, 2009 -
I dislike my signature and would like to completely change it. Would this lead to any problems down the road concerning credit cards/legal documents etc.? Does it even matter? [more inside]
posted by shoebox
on Jun 9, 2009 -
Music ID Filter: Nan-Lo and the Knights - got any info about this group? Trying to find out more about some tracks on an acetate purchased in Southern California. The label says the songs are called "Oo Hun, It's Fun" and "Haunting Blues". [more inside]
posted by chuke
on May 28, 2009 -