What is this non-English, possibly German word? Sounds like veetsul zooten, means emotional from an impending change. [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy
on Jan 3, 2013 -
Sometimes when I have a sexual thought, I can literally feel a buzz, a reaction in my brain just above the ears on both sides of my head, almost an electrical feeling, usually in two short pulses. What is this? Do you experience it? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 12, 2012 -
My daughter throws up after she showers. (And a few other times, too.) It's been going on for nine days. What could be causing my kid's mystery vomiting, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia
on Dec 12, 2012 -
What are the best non-Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, collections, and novels?
posted by jsturgill
on Dec 7, 2012 -
BookFilter: The sketchy detail kind. This is about a young adult novel, available by the early 80s, set among a family of artists or writers in, I think, New York City. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Dec 6, 2012 -
Seeking recommendations for (non-American/British) crime novels that also serve as interesting social commentary [more inside]
posted by 1901gunner
on Dec 2, 2012 -
My computer cycles off without warning, and it's on a battery pack/surge protector UPS. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d
on Nov 14, 2012 -
I would like to find the name of a film I saw a decade ago. To my recollection, it came out in 1992-1993 and had a male lead whose name I recognized at the time. A couple are driving in a snowstorm and go off the road. The wife disappears and the man makes his way to town (in Colorado, I believe).
He tells the sheriff and others that he doesn't know what happened to his wife, but she shows up and it is revealed that he tried to have her killed for financial gain.
posted by Radiophonic Oddity
on Oct 30, 2012 -
There's a strange poster that's been posted all over my neighborhood in Vancouver. I can't figure out whether it's viral marketing, obscure religious propaganda or somebody's strange idée fixe
. Can you help me figure out what it means? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow
on Oct 28, 2012 -
What is the mystery plant growing in what used to be my (indoor, potted) thyme? (Pics inside) [more inside]
posted by Rallon
on Oct 26, 2012 -
My friend's apartment had a small fixture in the bathroom that I've never seen before. Help me identify it. [more inside]
posted by Fuego
on Oct 23, 2012 -
Mystery token! What is it's use? What is it made of? When was it made? What do the numbers mean? What do the letters mean? What does the grid mean? What does the dial mean? What is the significance of AM? What does W. & H. CO. mean? [more inside]
posted by clorox
on Sep 16, 2012 -
This weekend, IKEA is offering a food special
where the price of your meal is deducted from furniture orders of $100 or more. In the fine print, I noticed an unusual clause: "Swedish meatballs not included in restaurant offer at IKEA Carson." Everyone loves Ikea's Swedish meatballs, but is the meatball market really THAT much more robust in Carson, CA? What's the deal?
posted by bowbeacon
on Aug 31, 2012 -
Book search: looking to find the title/author of a mystery set in Venice.
Likely NOT Donna Leon, the mystery features a married British couple in Venice on vacation. Plot elements may include a suitcase of books, a murder that takes place at a film festival or fashion show. The couple become involved in solving the case.
Published in the last decade, perhaps.
posted by kidelo
on Jul 21, 2012 -
Help my identify a band I heard earlier this year! Two Scottish girls that sound like two PJ Harveys... [more inside]
posted by indiebass
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Yesterday evening I was looking at the sky and noticed a star like object flying across the sky. As I watched I noticed there were 5 or so more... and then a moment later even more, perhaps 9 or 10, moving at the same speed across the sky, South to North, at a rather slow pace, yet I got the impression they were very high up so in actual fact moving at some speed. I called out to the wife to see them and she saw them also. So I guess the question is, what objects flying across the sky may look like stars moving? I thought satellites but never thought they flew in clusters like that. [more inside]
posted by razzman
on Jul 5, 2012 -
My friend wants me to try to recreate this painting
as a decoration for her wedding. The problem is that neither of us have any idea who the artist is/where the image came from. Can you help? Also, it would help me out immensely if I had access to a higher quality image to work from.
posted by corn_bread
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents
episodes [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Jun 11, 2012 -
I just saw a very odd aircraft -- a twin-engine passenger jet with an odd protrusion from the top front, taking off from Phoenix Sky Harbor. Any idea what it might be? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Jun 1, 2012 -
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 -
I read a mystery around 1980 that I'd like to find again. Our hero, a professor on sabbatical, goes to Spain and meets an old college friend for dinner. The friend asks a favor along the lines of, "If anything happens to me, please bring this item to the American Embassy," or something like that. He hands something to our hero, and, of course, the friend is murdered before the meal is finished. Our hero is on the run. So, Mefites, any ideas?
posted by islandeady
on May 25, 2012 -
What is this
mystery object found on the floor of a public bathroom at a Boston Best Buy?
posted by Dragonness
on Apr 30, 2012 -
San Francisco Bay Area (and CA) - can you think of any mysterious, or interesting or secret places? Legends/myths? Strange rewards for a bit of driving, or walking, or an ExpeditionTM
of Discovery, etc? Difficulty: not looking for woo, or establishments of commerce, no-matter how good hole-in-the-wall-food may be :) Examples inside... [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Apr 29, 2012 -
Tell me about the mystery festival I saw today in Sunset Park, Brooklyn [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Apr 28, 2012 -
A few months ago, I began noticing tiny bugs in my place. They appear very sporadic - I may see one or two a week at best - but it's always the same kind. I'd like to see no bugs in my place at all, ideally. [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius
on Apr 14, 2012 -
I'm interested in fiction books reminiscent of The Wicker Man
and Harvest Home
. Horror or mystery stories of strange nature cults/paganism/mystery religions...Not so much stories of Da Vince Code or Name of the Rose but more the former two titles.
posted by snap_dragon
on Mar 30, 2012 -
Help me track down some mystery artists! Vague memories within! [more inside]
posted by jph
on Mar 16, 2012 -
Extremely vague song description: I heard a woman playing acoustic guitar in Boston at South Station tonight. She was playing a fairly famous song from the 60's or 70's. The song is sung by a male with a deep scratchy voice, like hungover whiskey voice. He is singing powerfully and it is a powerful song. Not a happy song. It's a singer's song, not so much about the music. The song is definitely famous enough, but not something you would regularly hear, or hear at all on a classic rock radio station. I picture the man singing it to have a lot of facial hair. The lyrics may contain the word 'fire' or they may not.
posted by comatose
on Mar 8, 2012 -
I like mysteries. I don't have a good way of finding new ones. What are some blogs that review mysteries? [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Who was the good-selling (maybe even best-selling) mystery or police procedural novelist whose protagonist always ate dinner standing over his kitchen sink? [more inside]
posted by bukvich
on Mar 2, 2012 -