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The platonic ideal of soap dispensers

My hand soap dispensers suck. [more inside]
posted by looli on Aug 1, 2014 - 13 answers

Yes, I'm being nosy

When I go to the prescription counter at a local pharmacy in a not-so-great area, I often am waiting behind people getting a liquid prescription that they need to drink in front of the pharmacist. What is this? [more inside]
posted by barnoley on Jun 2, 2014 - 13 answers

How long should I dry out a Mac Mini after a coffee spill?

I am trying to determine how long to air dry a computer that suffered a liquid spill. [more inside]
posted by thelonius on Mar 2, 2014 - 16 answers

What does my body do with the water I drink?

What happens to the drinking water I swallow? All I know is that it goes down my throat to my stomach, and then my body does its thing. Can you go into greater detail for me? For example: What positive effects does the water I drink have on my mouth, my throat, my stomach and other parts of my body? How does the stomach process the water? Where does the water go after my stomach? How does what's in the water get from my stomach to the necessary parts of my body? What's in water that my body needs? What parts of my body benefit the most from the water I drink? Feel free to answer other relevant questions that I've overlooked.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Tastless, cheap liquid caffeine

For some time now, I've been getting my AM caffeine through these fancy "sparkling energy water" drinks I get at the health food store. They are totally unsweetened carbonated water with caffeine. These drinks are expensive, and earlier tonight my husband and I had a come to jesus talk about our out of control grocery budget. My daily sparkling energy water can has got to go. [more inside]
posted by long haired child on Nov 29, 2013 - 25 answers

Please recommend the best scented liquid hand soap

I want to get fantastic smelling liquid hand soap as a gift. I.e., the kind that makes you happy to smell your hands all day. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Nov 4, 2013 - 31 answers

What should my elderly parents do with their only asset, a liquid $250K?

I'm seeking as many opinions as I can get from people with knowledge of financial advising and/or trusts & estates and/or estate planning, about what my parents (in their 80s) ought to do with their $250,000 in liquid assets. I'm NOT looking for the kind of detailed plan we'd get from an advisor whom we hire; I'm looking for short, quite general, common sense answers (such as "These ONE OR TWO types of instruments are good/bad; all others are to be avoided/considered.") I'm also looking for as many answers as I can get. In order to get that assortment of answers, I want to disclose only a very few specific things about the folks: 1. they currently rent an apartment; they do not own a home. 2. they are in their 80s--relatively healthy and can drive, shop, take care of themselves, but I'm not sure how long that'll last. I'd like to see them in a retirement community within a couple years. 3. Their only income (which doesn't amount to much) is social security. 4. They lose about $2,100 in total expenses every month. That's just about equal to what they take in each month. 5. Their one and only significant asset is a liquid $250,000. Okay, at their age, and considering all the above, WHAT IS/ARE THE MOST PRACTICAL THING(s) THEY SHOULD DO WITH THAT LUMP OF LIQUID MONEY? THANK YOU from their worried adult child with a family of my own!
posted by losdavos on Oct 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Pickles without brine?

I have a bunch of pickles just hanging out with no brine. Just pickled cucumbers, right now sitting in a bowl loose. I have a big jar I can put them in, but...what liquid should I put in there with them? Do I need any liquid, or will they keep without? If I do need liquid, what kind? There are a *lot* of pickles. I have water, a variety of vinegars, and about a cup of brine that's in another pickle jar that I could maybe repurpose.
posted by stellaluna on Sep 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Why so bloated?

When I drink more than, say, a cup of something (water, milk, tea, etc), I feel bloated and gross. Why? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Aug 5, 2013 - 10 answers

How to thicken liquid, namely water or milk.

Looking for suggestions on how to thicken liquid, namely water or milk, for the purposes of photography. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jan 28, 2013 - 25 answers

Foam or liqud soap?

Does foam hand soap work as well as liquid soap for cleaning purposes? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

How to make water like gas?

Weird science-y question! Is there any kind of (nontoxic, readily available) liquid that behaves in some ways like smoke? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Feb 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Fluid Robot

Help IDing a TV commercial involving a clear robot run by blue liquid [more inside]
posted by Capa on Dec 25, 2011 - 0 answers

Liquid echinacea: The best birthday present (but only if it is disgusting enough). Help?

Which brand of liquid echinacea is the one that tastes terrible and makes you feel like hair is growing on your tongue? Or are all of them like this? [more inside]
posted by millipede on Dec 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I take apart my MacBook Air to get the spilled liquid out?

Spilled a little coffee on my MacBook Air. I've done what I could to dry it out, but should I try and get inside the computer to do further damage control? [more inside]
posted by charlemagne on Dec 8, 2011 - 11 answers

All juiced up and nothing to do

Can garbanzo bean liquid be used for anything else? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Oct 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Hey paleface

Looking for the impossible - a liquid foundation for pale skin that covers redness but not too many freckles, and lasts a good while without giving me spots. Recommend something! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 15, 2011 - 24 answers

getting rid of smudge inside lcd laptop screen?

I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by chicofly on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Liquid vinyl or epoxy floor covering for plywood floor in "cat room"?

What options can you suggest for replacing carpet in a "catbox room" with something moisture-resistant and easily cleaned? Some of the cats occasionally get confused and miss the boxes. The sub-floor is plywood. I've been thinking along the lines of the 2-part epoxy coating I applied to the concrete garage floor several years ago, but don't know if it works well on wood, which flexes. Flooring companies have pointed out problems with conventional floor coverings either absorbing or being etched by cat urine. The room has a wood-burning stove in it, so something that won't burst into flame if exposed to an occasional ember would be best. X/
posted by Death by Ugabooga on May 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Why do you have to ferment liquid fertilizers made from comfrey/nettle? [more inside]
posted by leigh1 on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Non-Costly Cryogenic Liquids?

How do I buy liquid nitrogen in New York City, or otherwize perform food-grade flash-freezing on a budget? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Mar 8, 2011 - 13 answers

DIY liquid tooth soap

Please help me make liquid tooth soap! I only know of two available - Perfect Prescription, which would cost ±$50 per bottle to order from Australia, and one on etsy but the seller won't answer my emails asking if she'll ship to Oz. [more inside]
posted by Zaire on Oct 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Which liquids can I drink?

Which liquids, apart from water, can humans drink? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Oct 23, 2010 - 42 answers

Arts&CraftsFilter: How do I make a solid look like a liquid?

Arts&CraftsFilter: How do I make a solid look like a liquid? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jun 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Shakes for a shocked intestine?

Girlfriend diagnosed with diverticulitis two days ago, admitted into hospital for IV antibiotics, hopefully being released this afternoon. Still awaiting discharge instructions, but anticipating she'll be on a low-residue, liquid only diet for a week. Looking for ideas/recipes on soups/juice/smoothies to prepare for her so it's not the same old chicken broth and orange juice every day. She may be advised to limit dairy intake (milk/yogurt) to under 2 cups a day.
posted by de void on May 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Clouds in my coffee

Today I poured cream into my coffee whilst standing up. As the cream 'billowed' through the coffee, I happened to rotate my body but kept my eyes on the coffee, and I noticed that the cream 'clouds' seemed to remain in the same place while the mug turned around them, i.e. the turning motion of the mug had no effect on the 'absolute' position of the goings-on inside it. I think this is kinda cool, and I'm just curious: what principle of physics is this based on? Can someone explain to me how/why this works?
posted by Brentusfirmus on Mar 18, 2010 - 20 answers

Is this Liquid chromatography thing worth 2 hours drive?

How much is this stuff worth? [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Mar 16, 2010 - 2 answers

How does the body process a liquid diet?

How does the body process a liquid diet? [more inside]
posted by srbrunson on Jan 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me find a cryogenic approved pitcher/bucket!

Help me find a cryogenic approved pitcher/bucket for liquid nitrogen! [more inside]
posted by mandapanda on Jan 7, 2010 - 10 answers


I have a pale pink bottle with a liquid inside. How can I figure out what it is? [more inside]
posted by past on Nov 5, 2009 - 13 answers

please help me to not starve

I'm having surgery in my pelvic/abdominal area on Friday, and since my doctor is expecting some bowel involvement, he is putting me on a clear fluid diet as of Thursday morning. I'm going to be STARVING by surgery time (noon Friday). [more inside]
posted by happy scrappy on Aug 31, 2009 - 23 answers

A delicious way to die

Would you drown in a pool filled with honey? [more inside]
posted by typography on Jul 13, 2009 - 24 answers

Pumping water with batteries

Small pump. For liquids. Battery powered. Inexpensive. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker on Jul 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Liquid Plummer or Drano?

Liquid Plummer or Drano? [more inside]
posted by redandblue on Jun 2, 2009 - 25 answers

What is a gel that turns to liquid with minor agitation?

What do you call a gel that turns into a liquid with very minor agitation/pressure? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on May 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Looking for a way to keep 2 spoonfuls of medicine in my pocket.

I'm looking for a clever way to bring 2 tablespoons of liquid medicine around with me in my pocket on weekends, without lugging around an entire bottle. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2009 - 40 answers

Where to obtain a small amount of liquid nitrogen in north Seattle?

Where to obtain a small amount of liquid nitrogen in north Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Riemann on May 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Get coffee out of a Macbook keyboard?

Just spilled coffee into a 13" macbook. Remediation tips? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Apr 15, 2009 - 9 answers

What is a dense/heavy transparant oil or inert/safe non-water-based liquid?

I need a crystal-clear transparent liquid that is as heavy (dense) or heavier than water, not dangerous, and not difficult to obtain. The heavier the better. The catch - it can't be water-based. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jul 18, 2008 - 23 answers

Water Sucks

It seems obvious, but what is the best liquid to drink to prevent dehydration in a desert environment? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 19, 2008 - 24 answers

I seek the King of Nutrition Drinks

LiquidNutritionfilter: I know a little about sports nutrition, and a little about parenteral nutrition. Is there a nutritionally complete liquid that healthy people can drink such that the only other necessary is water? If not, what liquid comes closest to being The One Food? If it's not commercially available, what's the closest to it you can buy? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Oct 6, 2007 - 17 answers

If you're dumb and you know it, clap your hands.

I'm sure this has been covered before but I'm in a small panic, so forgive the indulgence. I just spilled a small (maybe 1/4 oz.) of beer on my MacBookPro. I caught it very quickly and sopped up the liquid with an absorbent towel. However, a small discolored spot has developed in the LCD and I'm wondering what the best way to abate the liquid might be. [more inside]
posted by maniactown on Aug 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Does stirring accelerate cooling?

Does stirring a mug of hot liquid make it cool faster? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Jan 9, 2007 - 19 answers

Not planning to try this, just curious

Has anyone taken ice through airport security? It's a solid, of course, but I wonder (idly) what the reaction would be.
posted by amtho on Nov 21, 2006 - 11 answers

Mars Needs Protein!

I'm going to be on an all-liquid diet for an undetermined amount of time in order to give my diseased and angry intestines a break. What are some good sources of protein that can be taken in liquid form? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Apr 19, 2005 - 32 answers

How do I ship carbonated bevvies overseas?

What is the best way to ship carbonated beverages overseas? (In this case it's rootbeer from California to Australia.) Will they explode with the pressure changes?
posted by small_ruminant on May 26, 2004 - 11 answers

Can someone explain the red liquid spray patterns that appear on the asphalt of Southern California freeways?

Can someone explain the red liquid spray patterns that appear on the asphalt of Southern California freeways? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Mar 26, 2004 - 5 answers

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