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Is this plant the Brazilian Pepper tree, or something else entirely?

My friend in LA is wondering if she can eat this plant. [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on May 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Dialect in "The Singing Detective"?

What is the regional dialect/accent in the childhood scenes in the British miniseries "The Singing Detective"? Does it have a name? Does it still exist today? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 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

Please help identify this ceramic bowl

Hi, I picked up this ceramic bowl at a thrift shop and would love some help identifying the marks (hallmarks?) on the bottom. [more inside]
posted by Fun Bobbie on Apr 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Earworm

This has been bugging me all weekend - what's the song played during the interview with Sparrow and the Workshop here (at about 1.42 in)? The context - an anecdote about playing with Brian Jonestown Massacre in Paris - suggests it's BJM, but it doesn't seem to be. Help!
posted by mippy on Apr 15, 2013 - 3 answers

An early- to mid-90s computer game about mystery-solving kids?

I'm trying to remember the name of a computer game I used to play in the early- to mid-90s. I think it was a series set in suburbia with two kids (possibly brother and sister?) tasked with solving crimes. It had suspects, a map with possible locations, and it was probably vaguely educational. It was not Carmen Sandiego-related. What was the name of the game?
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me identify this Merrell bag.

At one time I had the budget and energy for a modest bag collection, and now I've had this bag sitting in a closet for far too long and can't remember the model name of it. It's made by Merrell, early 2000's. [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Identify a TV documentary (1990s) about life in the jungle (audio clip)

My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads. I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time: Theme Song Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy on Mar 2, 2013 - 1 answer

How can I find information about a building?

I have been obsessed with this building in Alexandria, Virginia for years. I want to know more about it - who designed it, when it was built, past tenants, and so forth. Should there be public records available somewhere and if so, where can I find them? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Feb 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Can anyone tell me what this is?

I ordered a few USB cables and adapters online, in an envelope marked free gift was this.... thing. It's padded, plastic, baffling.
posted by Cosine on Jan 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Can anyone identify this indie, children's folk singer?

I've been wracking my brains trying to remember the identity of this female folk singer from the 1980s-1990s. She made at least a few albums targeted at kids, incorporating many environmental themes. And I can't for the life of me remember even enough to do a proper Google search. Gah! [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Jan 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Japanese fruit identification

What is this Japanese fruit: four brown seeds inside tennis ball size fruit? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Dec 22, 2012 - 11 answers

My frying pan is holey...

What is this frying pan with holes in the raised center? I'd like to replace it but I can't find one on the Tubes. [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Dec 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Sitcom about a former hero and former villain living in suburbia together

Okay, so there was this show (maybe on the USA network?) around 1990-ish, maybe. The premise was that a former superspy/secret-agent/hero had retired to the suburbs, and his former archnemesis moves into the house next door. They're still kind of enemies, but in a Simpsons/Flanders "friendly" way, instead of trying to kill each other like they used to. What is this show? [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Can you help me identify this building?

Can you help me identify this building? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Dec 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Identify this children's book

Asking for a friend: "I read a book when I was very young, a fantasy story for kids, that featured a character called Airy Bear, who would inflate himself and thus leap and bounce about. I cannot remember the name of this book and I really, *REALLY* want to know what it is. Help? The internet (or at least my search-term-crafting-fu) is failing me."
posted by kilo hertz on Oct 29, 2012 - 4 answers

The House of Possums

Please identify this tree (3 photo imgur album) growing in my backyard in Sydney, Australia. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Oct 24, 2012 - 21 answers

Identify This Children's Book

I need help identifying a children's book that may have been illustrated by someone whose style was similar to that of Maurice Sendak, Audrey Wood, and even Tomie dePaola. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Oct 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Unwelcome bed partners

What is this dried bug in my bed? [more inside]
posted by amerrydance on Oct 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Trip hop song with male vocalist stuck in my head

Downtempo/Trip Hop/Chillout song stuck in my head in a huge way. It's something I've heard dozens of times before but now, of course, I can't identify it. It's got a male vocalist, possibly British-sounding. The song is somewhat popular - it may be on a bunch of compilations and chillout/downtempo internet radio stations. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Oct 2, 2012 - 28 answers

Name That Song

Identify this song please! I'm making a mixtape of songs with distinctive vocal flourishes and there's a snippet going through my head that I just can't place. This song's building to a crescendo and the singer yells "Whoo!" followed by three piano chords that sound almost like percussion (bum! bum! bum!) before continuing on. [more inside]
posted by psoas on Oct 2, 2012 - 9 answers

The beeping, incidentally, means he's speeding.

Tell me a little bit about this recording I made in a taxi in the UAE. I think it's in Urdu. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 28, 2012 - 9 answers

What's this white powder?

What (if any) powdered drugs, illegal or pharmaceutical, can be identified by taste or smell - you know, like how the cops do on TV? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Sep 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Seven = ?

Trying to identify a band logo. [more inside]
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 on Sep 22, 2012 - 7 answers

What are these tools for?

Can you help identify what trade this toolkit is from, and what it is used for?
posted by Morsey on Sep 18, 2012 - 18 answers

What kind of apples are these?

Can you identify these apples in an orchard? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Sep 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me find lyrics of Knee Play 4 from “Einstein on the Beach” by Philip Glass

What words are the chorus singing beginning here in Knee Play 4 of Philip Glass's “Einstein on the Beach”? Alas much googling has failed me.
posted by nfg on Sep 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me identify this glass bottle

Please help me identify this glass bottle. [more inside]
posted by komara on Sep 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Rap song with indian singing sample

Identify-that-song-filter: What is the current top-40's rap song with sample of high-pictched male(?) indian singing looping repeatedly in the beat? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Aug 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Identify this board game...

Identify-this-board/card-game-filter: you play 'answer' cards and the most appropriate one wins. [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Aug 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Can you identify the origin of this beret flash?

Help me identify this beret flash. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 23, 2012 - 5 answers

What Bird Did I See?

Need help identifying a bird I saw today. I was driving along Jordan Lake, near Chapel Hill, NC. A large bird flying over the lake folded its wings in slightly, and glided down, in a slight partial spiral, to the lake surface and grabbed a fish. I'd guess I was about 200 feet away. I've seen eagles and osprey at the lake. This bird was that size, with a very large wingspan. Coloring: Appeared black; may have been dark brown. Markings: White on the trailing underside of the wings, at least one-half the width of the wing, beginning at the body and continuing approx. 80 percent of the way to the wing tip. I didn't notice any other markings.
posted by justcorbly on Aug 22, 2012 - 13 answers

What is that delicious wallpaper paste?

This morning I had this really nice Israeli spread - and I hesitate to use that word because it's quite liquidy - which I would like to know more about. What's in it? Can I buy it anywhere else? What is it called? The name is comething like "chrinach," it's considered a student food (cheap, easy to make), and it has a salty, maybe malty or yeasty taste. Making it is easy: start with a concentrated paste, add water little by little; add salt, garlic. Has the color and texture of wallpaper paste, but tastes awesome. Goes great with bread, vegetables. What is it!?
posted by whatzit on Aug 9, 2012 - 16 answers

What is this tool for?

WeirdToolFilter: What is this tool for? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

What are the names of these plants?

Identify this plant. [more inside]
posted by Wanderlust88 on Aug 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me decipher this handwritten placename!

Bad scan, old handwriting; can anyone decipher this handwritten Irish placename? [more inside]
posted by andraste on Aug 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Does anyone know this early 2000s song?

I'm looking for help with a very vague song identification for a song I heard in the early 2000s on FUSE/Much Music USA. Barring that, I'm looking for recommendations of websites that help identify songs. [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Jul 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Joke in Bad Taste

Do you recall a TV show or movie where the characters used the word "rape" as a mnemonic device? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 - 7 answers

What's that sandal?

What's that shoe? Please help identify a men's sandal. [more inside]
posted by domnit on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Can you identify this classic blues rock song

Can you identify this classic/blues rock song from a 4-bar GarageBand remake of a guitar melody? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Please help me help my parents to stop texting me about this.

My parents were eating in a Cracker Barrel last night and saw this thing hanging on the wall. What the heck is it? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 17, 2012 - 13 answers

A pin that might be a little too sharp to wear on an airplane now

Can you help identify this old airline pin? It's an angular bird with a curved beak and blue markings on the tail, about the size of a normal airline "wings" pin, probably from the 1960s or earlier. [more inside]
posted by dreamyshade on Jul 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Help identify font

What font is this? [more inside]
posted by Awkward Philip on Jul 8, 2012 - 3 answers

+apple -computer +myth -game

What is the source of this half-remembered myth/folk-tale about an apple which grew when stamped on? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Name that classical trombone tune

Name that classical tune! This classical music tune has bugged me for years. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jun 28, 2012 - 11 answers

What sort of plant is this?

Please help me identify this Northern Ontario plant. [more inside]
posted by stealthy_hippo on Jun 25, 2012 - 2 answers

And the voice of the dove WILL EXPLODE YOUR EARDRUMS

What bird did I just see harrassing a squirrel in my Toronto backyard? (Sorry, I couldn't get a camera in time so I have just a verbal description, no picture). [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Jun 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you identify this (possibly French) celebrity?

Who is this? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jun 24, 2012 - 5 answers

What kind of flower is this?

Help me identify this flower. [more inside]
posted by BurnChao on Jun 23, 2012 - 25 answers

What hatched from this thing's belly button?

What strange sci-fi movie or show am I sort-of remembering from ~20-22 years ago featuring a woman giving birth to an egg through her belly button? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jun 9, 2012 - 8 answers

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