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Take a look at this tool

Help me identify this weird tool I found while metal detecting. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on May 2, 2009 - 42 answers

Hello, my name is H1N1.

How is the swine infuenza virus identified? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Name that bug!

I'm home alone. Except I'm not. Please help me identify my new visitors. [more inside]
posted by xsquared-1 on Apr 28, 2009 - 11 answers

Lollipop Fields and Robot Makeovers?

Can anyone identify these cartoons? One about two poor kids who dream of a world made of food, then wake up to a feast in their kitchen. Another about a young couple at a future world/technology expo where they see instant houses, get groomed by robots, and ballroom dance? [more inside]
posted by thebellafonte on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

I'll be using table knives... damn.

I need help identifying a set of hand tools. [more inside]
posted by reflecked on Apr 22, 2009 - 12 answers

What the phlox?

Plant ID: Are these phlox? [more inside]
posted by bink on Apr 14, 2009 - 3 answers

What are these tiny purple flowers carried on the wind?

We've had high winds the last few days, and these tiny purple flowers have been drifting into my yard from parts unknown. I am obsessed with finding out what they are! [more inside]
posted by Orb on Apr 5, 2009 - 4 answers

What movie was this plot element in?

Plot identification: "X should have never been made a Y, but I pulled some strings to get him through and he got { killed | maimed | lost } while Ying! Oh noes!" [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Name this song?

Name-this-song-filter: Soft, acoustic, Augustana-esque song with vague descriptions of lyrics. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Mar 30, 2009 - 3 answers

What bird is this over Berlin?

Blurrybirdidentificationfilter: what raptor is this? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Mar 27, 2009 - 11 answers

What is this flower?

FlowerFilter: Can you identify this flower? [more inside]
posted by anifinder on Mar 15, 2009 - 8 answers

SciFi Story Identification - Body Switching and Mindreading

"What science fiction short story is this?" filter. One story about body switching/different perceptions, and another about mindreading. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Feb 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Impossible Story ID

What story did I read in or around 5th grade? [more inside]
posted by DU on Feb 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Please help me identify some ancient lab equipment from these photos.

Can somebody help me identify this ancient lab equipment? I'm doing some research and have posted two photos to my flickr account, here and here. (PS, I know what the typewriter is!) Thanks!
posted by soulbarn on Feb 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Where is this beautiful place?

Where is this photo taken? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jan 29, 2009 - 6 answers

What is this strange sea creature?

Can anyone identify this mysterious sea creature? My sister saw four of them swimming at the surface in Boca Raton, FL. They were undulating like squids; when contracted they look like black slugs, when stretched they look like that fellow in the photo. An entire crowd formed to watch, as they were so very weird.
posted by miffed on Jan 22, 2009 - 7 answers

What is this bag? What is this logo?

The other day I spotted a very handsome shoulder bag of brown leather with a red stripe. I want to own one just like it. I wasn't able to ask the owner where he got it, but I was able to spot the manufacturer's logo. It looks like a heart, split down the middle into two lobes, and lying on its side. I've drawn a very crude version of it here. It looks faintly familiar to me -- does anyone recognize it? And in general, is there a good resource somewhere for looking up logos?
posted by Eater on Jan 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Can anyone identify this possible latin-american supernatural history sketch?

[Image Identification Filter] Can anyone identify this small sketch? I was told it possibly relates to latin-american supernatural history. [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Kath and Kim episode background music ID

Quick song ID from a TV show... [more inside]
posted by tss on Jan 1, 2009 - 2 answers

What was this CD we listened to?

My Husband and I previewed a CD on display at Ear X-tacy in Louisville this weekend, vowed to remember the name of the artist, then promptly forgot it! We're from out of town. Here's what we (possibly inaccurately) remember: "-landia" was in the CD title. The CD cover was grey / B&W with a graphic design on the front, the music was electronica / orchestral / melodic. I remember thinking the artist might be icelandic / scandinavian from a quick glance at the artist's name, etc.
posted by FortyT-wo on Dec 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Guitar Hero Wanted!

Guitar Identification: Can someone tell me the Brand and Model of the guitar in the following picture. Extra credit for similar alternatives if it's a discontinued/vintage model. [Picture Inside Post] [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Dec 14, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I properly tattoo a rat’s tail?

How do I properly tattoo a rat’s tail? [more inside]
posted by demon666 on Nov 21, 2008 - 5 answers

What the BUG?!

The cold weather seems to have caused horrible, alien looking bugs to invade our basement. They are fairly slow moving (unless startled) and look like spiders and grasshoppers mated to produce alien children. They are brown in color, have enormous, Daddy-long-legs type legs (but only six of them), and get pretty far off the ground when they jump. Can anyone tell me exactly what is sneaking up on me when I'm working at my desk at night? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Nov 17, 2008 - 20 answers

help me identify this usb pen logo

Can you help me identify this logo? on this. my usb drive has sort of died lately, but still shows up when i plug it in with usb legacy support off. not arsed about the data, but would like to format it somehow. i have heard there may be programs on the manufacturer's website. the problem being that i don't know the manufacturer. any clues?
posted by Iananan on Nov 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Please Tell Me These Are Not Termites (I Don’t Want to Hear Carpenter Ants, Either)

Small pile of hundreds of insect/larvae carcasses found in home – should we be concerned? Have you ever encountered such a thing? [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Nov 17, 2008 - 3 answers

What is this thing?

What is this thing I found on my chain link fence this morning? It's near a spiderweb, but it doesn't look like what I thought spider eggs look like.
posted by jeffrygardner on Nov 15, 2008 - 7 answers

What the heck is that?

Can you identify this implement? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Nov 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Crabby crab crab

What's this peculiar crab-like creature? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 4, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me identify an item in a screen used Hellboy prop

Identification filter. In the bottom of the photo inside, is a small container that I'm trying to identify. (warning, geek alert!) [more inside]
posted by asavage on Oct 13, 2008 - 27 answers

Alien Fruit Identifictation

My friend found this strange fruit somewhere in or around Oaxaca, Mexico. What is it?
posted by phrontist on Oct 11, 2008 - 6 answers

What is the procedure for getting a 'certified copy' of my passport for the bank?

What is the procedure for getting a 'certified copy' of my passport for proof of identity for the bank? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Another movie ID question: Modernized Woman in White?

Movie ID help: old film, a woman in white, escaped mental patient, is hitchhiking.... [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Sep 28, 2008 - 4 answers

What is it? Is it food?

Can you help me identify this mystery plant/fruit? Will it kill my dog if he eats it? Is it edible? Photos included! [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Sep 19, 2008 - 6 answers

ID this surfboard?

I'm looking for the provenance of this old, mid-size ("fun shape") Gordon & Smith surfboard. [more inside]
posted by MaudB on Sep 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Commercial with the creepy old guy who said "Yah, yah, yah"?

What was the commercial around 10 years ago that had a creepy old guy talk about packing off his family someplace, with the vague insinuation that they might have come to a bad end? I think it was for computer printers or something, and he had taped pictures of the family up around the house and was reveling in being alone. The dialog went something like "Sent the grandkids off camping with their aunt Carrie. Yah, yah, yaaaaaaaah." The "Yah, yah, yaaaaaah" was said in sort of a satisfied sigh and was highly imitable.
posted by Addlepated on Sep 2, 2008 - 0 answers

Identify this horror movie from two brief memories.

Help me identify this horror movie from my youth. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Jaccuzzaruski?

In college my friend had a bunch of those random skate videos that mixed found footage, some skating and Big Brother style pranks and crap. This one was called "Darth Vedda" or something like that. And it contained a clip from a movie that I became obsessed with. The clips is of this dude getting into a hot-tub with two girls and he propositions them by saying "Jacuzzaruski?" I don't think it's from a porn, it has more of a Andy Sidaris kind of feel. I'd really love to watch this movie...anyone recognize it? Thanks!
posted by apetpsychic on Aug 14, 2008 - 2 answers

What are these creepy yellow buggies?

What are these creepy little bugs on my flowering plants? They don't appear to be causing much damage, but they're gross and are creeping me out. They steer clear of the herbs and veggies, and only seem to swarm on a couple of flowering plants, mostly on the leaves and stems.
posted by booknerd on Jul 28, 2008 - 11 answers

ID these Eastern US birds of prey?

Can anyone here identify these (apparent) birds of prey? The photograph was taken in Salem Massachusetts, but more than one mile away from any saltwater shore. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Jul 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Another Stand-up Comedian Post...

Based on the current influx of questions about stand-up comedians, I've been reminded of a question that has been plaguing me for a while. But unfortunately, I don't have much information. - Male. 40+ yrs old. Dressed plainly. - Opened for Lewis Black at the Univ. of Connecticut in the Fall/Winter of 2006 or 2007 - Shtick was borderline psychotic. Like he was extremely angry and ready to snap. Genuinely scared me a little at the beginning. He never really left this personality. - Worked the crowd a little and even left the stage to walk through the crowd. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
posted by coolin86 on Jul 17, 2008 - 6 answers

What succulent is this?

What sort of cactus or succulent did I buy? [more inside]
posted by andeles on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

ID this little white flower?

Flower Identification filter: What is this plant? [more inside]
posted by MaudB on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

I can('t) name that tune in 9 seconds!

I heard this snippet of a song between scenes of a recent tv show. I really like the song, but I can't figure out the artist. [more inside]
posted by shakobe on Jul 5, 2008 - 3 answers

A prickly question . . .

Can you identify this type of thistle? [more inside]
posted by flug on Jul 1, 2008 - 5 answers

The Skylark speaks in tongues.

Romanian speakers, get your radio ears on. What's she singing? I'm trying to discern the name of this folk tune. (nb.: Radio Romania itself is useless for this. No e-mail contact info on their Web site and no links or information to the "Skylark" radio program.)
posted by mykescipark on Jun 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Identify this photo

Does anyone know who the photographer is, or which series this photo is from? [more inside]
posted by quantum eclecticist on Jun 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Revamp of old question: Need help identifying 3 southeastern Minnesota trees.

Revamp of old question: Need help identifying 3 southeastern Minnesota trees. [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jun 18, 2008 - 13 answers

What song did I hear?

Name of rap song that imagines if other genres of music had beef like hip hop? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jun 13, 2008 - 2 answers

What kind of wire is this?

What kind of wire is this? It was buried in our back yard. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jun 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Font identification

Quick font indentification? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jun 11, 2008 - 9 answers

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