The sound of this animal or insect was captured a few nights ago. I live in the Northeast, this was at night and the noisemaker in question was clearly high up in a tree. [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Oct 12, 2013 -
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 -
Help me identify a book I read in the mid-90's! All I remember about it is that it was a crime novel, about a guy on death row, and the big surprise at the end of the book is that he and his lawyer (an ostensibly straight married man) wind up having some kind of sexual encounter before the client is executed. At least I think that is what happened - I could be making up some of the details. But hopefully this is enough to go on - thanks, book sleuths!
posted by Neely O'Hara
on Jun 1, 2012 -
Longshot Music Filter: Please help me identify this (asian?) song from this short, poor quality recording. [more inside]
posted by forforf
on Sep 10, 2011 -
Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
posted by wivy
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Can anyone help me identify this song, given a description of the first 45ish seconds (no lyrics)? [more inside]
posted by mekily
on Sep 27, 2010 -
Help me remember this book (murder mystery) we read in grade school, with only vaguely remembered details (aka what askme does best) [more inside]
posted by chndrcks
on Jun 24, 2010 -
I bought this
photo at a yard sale today. The woman who sold it to me had no idea who the people in it are. She said she'd had the photo since 1960. It's clearly a lot older than that. What, if anything, can you tell me about it?
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 19, 2010 -
What kind of bird is making this annoying noise (mp3 file; alternate link here
) behind my Manhattan apartment building? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man
on Aug 7, 2009 -
GardenFilter: We just harvested some potatoes and came across these potato-like knot things
. We found about five or six in a bed that hosted both potatoes and garlic, though they were found kinda far from the garlic and well under ground—at least four inches. What are they? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Aug 2, 2009 -
Please help me identify a mystery object: Apparently manufactured by 'Leica'. Looks like it is supposed to magnify things. Pictures inside.
Links [more inside]
posted by billy_the_punk
on Apr 23, 2007 -
Here's a challenge. Anyone happen to recognize the book whose cover is partially revealed/shown here
? I think it looks like Ralph Nader. My friend thinks it's Al Pacino. But neither panned out. Ideas?
posted by beingdaddy
on Dec 8, 2004 -