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Is it zombie-Thyme?

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 - 10 answers

What's this weird bathroom cabinet-like thing for?

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 - 12 answers

Ceiling Cat has nothing on Ceiling Bugs!

With the first real rain of the season. it is now time for BUGS TO DROP OUT OF MY CEILING! What are they? (pix inside) [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Oct 22, 2012 - 10 answers

What is this mystery code token?

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 - 22 answers

Mystery Item filter

What is this tool used for? [more inside]
posted by hector horace on Sep 5, 2012 - 9 answers

The Mystery of the Rusty Broken Thingamajig

What the crazy heck is this rusty antique yard implement a friend found under their house? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Sep 5, 2012 - 8 answers

The Great Meatball Mystery

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 - 7 answers

What are these tiny white pellets on my desk?

What are these mystery pellets on my desk? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Aug 28, 2012 - 12 answers

Mystery boat filter.

Can you identify my mystery sailboat and sail? [more inside]
posted by slateyness on Aug 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Phantom push notifications from Words With Friends. WTF?

Phantom push notifications from Words With Friends. WTF? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Aug 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Major Mistress Mystery Missed: Madame Makes Masses Manic!

In 2010, the granddaughter of Marthe de Florian died at age 91. An apartment she had kept locked in Paris since 1940 was finally opened and among the items found in the apartment was a gorgeous painting of her grandmother by italian artist Giovanni Boldini. Every article about the discovery focuses on Marthe & Giovanni and the painting. My friends and I are far more interested in the granddaughter... Can you help us find details? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Aug 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find this book set in Venice!

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. Thanks!
posted by kidelo on Jul 21, 2012 - 5 answers

A Mystery Band of Double PJ Harveys

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 - 13 answers

What were these flying 'stars' I saw yesterday evening?

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 - 9 answers

Mystery Puzzles for Grownups

I'm looking for mystery puzzles for adults. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Jul 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Over the moon

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 - 10 answers

Who's that guy?

Are you familiar with the circa 1960 Chicago White Sox? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Dude, where's my pan?

The official AskMe murder missing saucepan mystery. [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Jun 12, 2012 - 52 answers

Who are they?

Can you identify this mystery wedding photo? [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Jun 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes

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 - 14 answers

Paleozoic nightmare

Horseshoe crab serial killer nonsense. Theories please [more inside]
posted by MangyCarface on Jun 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Name That Strange Plane!

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 - 6 answers

Can you ID this book?

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 - 3 answers

Name That Novel!

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 - 0 answers

I.D That Pin/Button!

I found a pin (with a button backing) at the flea market on the UWS in NYC last week I'd like to know what, if anything, it represents. Photo , Clearer with size comparison. Where/What is this design from? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 19, 2012 - 6 answers

I spy with my little eye something that is....plastic, spiky, full of holes

What is this thing? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Is this a toy or a birth control device?

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 - 16 answers

Mythical and mysterious places of the Bay Area (and CA)?

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 - 28 answers

Tell me about the mystery festival I saw today in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Tell me about the mystery festival I saw today in Sunset Park, Brooklyn [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Apr 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Mystery bugs

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 - 7 answers

Books like The Wicker Man and Harvest Home

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 - 15 answers

Robespierre, Robespierre, Robespierre, who are you?

What does this shirt mean, if anything? It says "Robespierre" three times, and each of the "O"s are the faces of three different (cartoon?) characters. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Encyclopedia Green and the Case of the Perplexing Painters

Help me track down some mystery artists! Vague memories within! [more inside]
posted by jph on Mar 16, 2012 - 4 answers

What is this song?

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 - 26 answers

The case of the missing curated recommendations

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 - 10 answers

does this ice axe murderer ring any bells?

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 - 5 answers

Throw me a bone here

Help me identify this possibly antique carved bone object I just bought. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Feb 21, 2012 - 5 answers

In the desert of memories

A film/TV show that concludes with a missile base? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Entertain Me!

I know everybody asks this (and I've read through the previous questions looking for recommendations), but what should I watch next? Preferably on Netflix or Hulu Plus (not web only). In general, I tend to like: mysteries/crime procedurals/law dramas, especially with a quirky twist, and also shows involving a quirky band of misfits (or individual) working outside the law to bring justice to the little people while finding out who done them wrong (e.g. the A-Team, Burn Notice, The Pretender, etc.) I also like heist shows and sci-fi. And occasionally anime. [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Feb 6, 2012 - 59 answers

What is this weird piece of Tupperware?

Help my friend figure out what this weird Tupperware piece is. Picture and details inside. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Feb 4, 2012 - 12 answers

help me solve a small mystery

unknown texter who knows my name? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Feb 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me solve a wifi mystery

Help me solve a wifi mystery. A paid wifi hotspot near where I am staying is intermittently providing me with free access to the 'net. I would like to try to understand why this is happening so that I can (hopefully) replicate it at will from my devices. [more inside]
posted by clark on Jan 12, 2012 - 6 answers

What does this mirror do?

What is this giant reflective thing? [more inside]
posted by sarling on Jan 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Whose lion is this?

Does anyone recognize this lion? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 7, 2012 - 10 answers

What gritty crime fiction will I like?

If you've read (and love) a few of these authors, please recommend others I might like: James Lee Burke, James Crumley, George Pelecanos, Robert Crais, Dennis Lehane, (old) Michael Connelly. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jan 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Figuring out a cause of death 30 years post-mortem.

How can I find out what killed my father? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Don't step in the mystery hole!

What could be the purpose of this mysterious hole in the middle of my brother-in-law's living room floor? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Dec 26, 2011 - 67 answers

yum, drinking tea with a dormouse

I am desperately trying to remember a song from a mix-tape around 1996 that involved a male singing in a quiet, resigned, almost-verging-on-happy-about-giving-up tone about how he was going to just stay inside and live his do-nothing life in his crappy run-down home and drink tea with a dormouse. Something to that effect. Minimalist sound, kind of plinky and plonky. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Dec 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Recommend some British Mysteries to watch via Netflix streaming.

My mom is looking for a new television series to watch via Netflix streaming in the British mystery genre. Please recommend some for her! [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Dec 6, 2011 - 38 answers

It's a mystery...

Silly question, surely it's easily answerable but I'm on a computer with no sound and have too much work to do to spend much time looking, so I turn to AskMe in hopes of settling an office disagreement before the workday is over. The classic musical phrase which describes "mystery," "detective," etc. I think it's from a TV show. Tip of my tongue, but I'm drawing a complete blank. It goes, "Duuuuum da-dum dum / Duuuuum da-dum dum dummmmmm...." Notes are: 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1 / 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1, X. Boss says X is a perfect fifth. I say it's a flat-5 Who is correct? And what the heck is it from? Thanks AskMe.
posted by Balonious Assault on Dec 5, 2011 - 12 answers

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