I'm trying to find out the name of a song I heard a while ago. I remember some of the lyrics. [more inside]
Help me identify this mystery object. It looks sort of like a set of metallic false teeth, smaller than life-size, with a metal tube or something where the tongue should be. [more inside]
What happens in 50 Perry Street in the West Village of NYC? [more inside]
the child otto falls down a hill, sprains his ankle, and then the situation gets worse. help me remember what children's book this scene is from? [more inside]
Help me identify this pill. [more inside]
Are there any good online resources for "Mystery Object" games? [more inside]
Please help me identify a fish that washed up on a Pacific Ocean beach in Oregon. [more inside]
About once a month, I find a roasted peanut on the ledge beside the outside of my front door. Is someone testing to find out if I am in town? [more inside]
What exactly does a Telxon 718 do? It looks like a way-back calculator but only has plus, minus, and a few weird, presumably abbreviated, button markings. Any guesses as to what it does? Video within. [more inside]
What are the classics of genre fiction? What are the best thrillers, mysteries, westerns, horror, romances, etc? [more inside]
Help me find this song's title, please. [more inside]
[ToiletMysteryFilter]Why would someone clog a public toilet with paper every day? [more inside]
SongIDFilter: Can anyone identify this song? It's from a compilation CD, and I have no distinguishing information other than the song itself. It sounds quite familiar, but no-one I've asked has been able to place it. It seems rather cinematic, making me think that it's from a film score, but that's really all I have to go on. Any leads would be much appreciated.
What is this mysterious background voice saying in the Ted Leo & The Pharmacists song "Ballad of the Sin Eaters"? It comes somewhere around 3:58... [more inside]
Great British mystery television shows/movies? My girlfriend and I are both rabid fans of good, old-fashioned British whodunnits. Nothing like a rainy Sunday curled up in the sofa to watch an insufferable amateur detective line up a bunch of eccentric upper-class Brits by the fireplace to expose their innermost red herrings: Poirot, Miss Marple, Jonathan Creek, Cadfael, Inspector Alleyn, Sherlock Holmes, Gosford Park -- we have pretty much watched them all, including numerous Agatha Christie movie adaptations. What else is out there? Must be British, or feature mainly Brits; extra points for smoking jackets, quaint little villages in Dorset, vintage automobiles and funny little Frenchmen. (We don't like modern police procedurals that much, though; Inspector Morse is all right, but not quite our cup of tea.)
What horror films feature a mystery killer? [more inside]
My boyfriend got this mystery object in his Christmas cracker and the family was stumped. What is it supposed to be? [more inside]
Mystery surrounding a miracle in Coachella involving a cross which burns bright in a window, even at night? [more inside]
I'm looking for novels that are pageturners (genres preferred: science fiction/fantasy, magic realism, mystery/suspense/thriller) but also have psychologically acute character development. Any recs?
Every Subway smells the same, and it's rank and pervasive. What is it? [more inside]
Someone at my office received this in the mail today: Picture. We have no idea who it is from or what it's about. [more inside]
For a maybe-film project that my friends and I are playing around with, what small-but-notable crime or deviance could occur at a crowded party, within an hour? [more inside]
Can someone explain to me why iPhones are routinely selling for way more than retail price on eBay? There's no shortage of 'em. [more inside]
Help me identify this mystery track from my friends' mix CD, that he can't recall either. No sample available, yet! It's more than likely a movie score track. Cross between 1941, Elfman, Zimmer, Willow, and involves kazoos in places. [more inside]
I was scrolling around my home province of Ontario in google maps, and I happened to stumble across this. [more inside]
They have a guy on NPR sometimes who gives these brief (maybe under 15 minutes?) meditations on some topic or another, and he has a fun Slavic accent, and sort of a gruff but friendly voice. Also, I have this impression that he lives in NYC. I wonder what his name is. I always seem to turn NPR on in the middle of his shtik and don't catch his name. Does anyone know who I'm talking about?
I'm trying to find the title of a movie which frightened me as a child (40's/50's) In the movie, a young girl's mother has died & she has nightmares or fantasies about a killer who wears a feather. At the climax she sees the shadow of that feather coming for her & it turns out to be a lady's hat(the woman who is about to become her evil stepmother)maybe played by Bette Davis? & she is saved by her father. [more inside]
Where on earth is this building? I know it's on the shore of a lake, possibly in Switzerland. Sorry for the bad picture quality.
Help me figure out the name of a comedian I saw in NYC...last December. [more inside]
Why do we all have headaches? Or The Case of the Mysterious Headache Mystery House. [more inside]
I belong to a New Wave forum in which someone asked for help IDing this song (YouTube). Four years later, after exhaustive searching, it's still a mystery. [more inside]
Is it possible to spoof a Caller ID easily? If so, can you call a number and spoof that number's Caller ID to itself? As in, Person A gets a call from...Person A. [more inside]
Can nitroxoline be used to treat a throat infection? Will it do anything to help? [more inside]
What the heck bird is this, seen walking around in Oakland several blocks from the bay front? [more inside]
Yesterday afternoon one of the neighbours knocked on the door to tell me there was a dead cat in our driveway. I went out to look and it was, distressingly, one of the feral kittens that lives in our neighborhood. However, the cause of death wasn't immediately apparent and the more I thought about it, the more the circumstances seemed kind of odd. [more inside]
Why would a sink in a public bathroom which had an automatic water sensor suddenly turn on even though there was no one nearby? [more inside]
Toronto: What happens in Queen's Park after midnight? [more inside]
Please help me identify a deep-woods mystery novel. [more inside]
Please help me track down information on an apparently obscure style of Monopoly game board. [more inside]
Why am I so tired? [more inside]
I heard music that I really liked at a pub the other day, and am hoping someone can help me identify it. I have very little information but am hoping the fact that it seemed I was listening to tracks on an album might help. Genre is alternative-ish. (notmany)More details inside. [more inside]
Looking for the origin of a quote referenced by Dennis Covington in Salvation on Sand Mountain as being something he "read somewhere": "Mystery...is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend." [more inside]
The significance of a blank white 1" button? I'm told not to ask. [more inside]
What does a person mean when they say they want to 'trade puzzles'? [more inside]
What is this thing? I got it from ArtchixStudio but they're not talking. I use it for jewelry-making purposes, but to me it's so odd it must have a hardware or other practical use. Here is another view. Help me, hive mind!
Help me identify this butterfly.