How can I re-create chip shop style chicken chunks at home? Specifically I am trying to re-create the kind of fried chicken chunks made at NYC's A Salt And Battery, in general I am trying to get that moist, crunchy, batter-just-pulls-away taste and texture found in fry joints. [more inside]
I put two-stroke oil into my four-stroke lawn mower engine. How bad is that? [more inside]
I'm an engineering student that's been applying for internships since the start of the year but with no offers. Can any MeFi members give me any advice on landing one and how to keep my motivation? [more inside]
Can anyone weigh in on the best way to ingest castor oil to kickstart labor? [more inside]
What are some ways to kick up my cooking skills and techniques? I need to add a little more variety. [more inside]
Is there any simple way to know if the olive oil I've bought is genuine? If my olive oil does not soldify in the fridge, does that mean it is adulterated? What brand (or certification) can I buy of olive oil that I know for sure is genuine? [more inside]
Where can I buy bulk quantities of high-quality body soap online? [more inside]
Is the world going to go to hell when we run out of oil? [more inside]
Where can I find a simple like-for-like publicly available price comparison between palm, sunflower, corn and olive oils as raw materials? [more inside]
Economics of an electrical vs. an heating oil radiator? [more inside]
Recreating the Yves-Couder Experiment from Through the Wormhole [more inside]
What do I do with all this extra flax seed oil? [more inside]
I have a good feeling the oil price will go through the roof (+50%) in the next 6-12 months. How can I profit from this in the UK? [more inside]
Unimog engine oil: how much, and what kind? [more inside]
Can salivary amylase break down oil of oregano?? [more inside]
How bad is it to stick out the winter with my house's ridiculously old heating system? [more inside]
I have stains on my deck from some spilled butter during a BBQ. How do I get them out? [more inside]
If I seal wood with some oil (say, olive oil, or mineral oil), does heating the wood add anything to this process? [more inside]
What to do with a liter of slightly dirty olive oil? [more inside]
How can I best remove old oil stains from my concrete garage floor? [more inside]
How to remove savon noir from leather? [more inside]
Ear cleaning with olive oil: do you successfully do this? If so, can you recommend any tricks for someone who currently can't follow it up by flushing with water (due to an ear infection)? [more inside]
The oil-change place has been putting the wrong weight oil in my GF's hybrid for three years (5w instead of 0w). What damage has this done, and how upset should I be? [more inside]
If Alberta had no oil, would a 5% provincial sales tax make up for the lost tax revenue? [more inside]
How long should I give my new acne treatment? [more inside]
We've just moved, and I'm working on the backlog of laundry. The problem is that one of the hampers apparently was close to the oil furnace of the old house, and now the entire basket smells like oil. How do I get rid of the smell? [more inside]
In 2006, Norwegian petroleum company Statoil was ordered by a US court to pay $21M in fines for breaking the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when paying bribes to an Iranian public servant. While Statoil's primary listing is with the Oslo stock exchange, it is also listed with the NYSE. To what extent is Statoil's activities outside of the US subjected to US law?
In Lessons Of Darkness by Werner Herzog, why do the oil well firefighters send lit torches into non-burning wells at the end? [more inside]
Is the latest Libyan intervention really about oil? [more inside]
Do natural gas and oil fired power plants release radiation in the form of radium, or otherwise? How much radiation per MW would be released by a typical plant? Would the release of such elements be reduced by cogeneration of steam? [more inside]
Can a broken dipstick cause a car to lose two quarts of oil over a couple of months? Should I just replace the dipstick, or should I have a mechanic investigate other potential problems? [more inside]
How can I safely reuse cooking oil? [more inside]
The Oil Cleansing Method seems to be awfully popular around here. I've been doing it for 5 days now and my skin is both better and worse than ever! If you've tried it, how long did it take for things to really improve? Or did you give up on it? [more inside]
I was given a bottle of homemade olive oil. How long will it last/does olive oil ever go bad?
Is truffle oil a chemical or made from truffles? [more inside]
Can I snow/water-proof my new boots without darkening them substantially? [more inside]
Tell me your favorite products to have around the house for massaging your partner. Oils, candles, sheets, music, etc. [more inside]
I am setting up a painting studio in my attic and I am concerned about how fluctuating temperatures will affect the paints and paintings. [more inside]
Does cooking olive oil "ruin" it in any way? I'd be more specific but I'm quoting my girlfriend so I want to be very careful here.
Does cooking olive oil ruin it? [more inside]
We have very effective artificial sweeteners that give the flavour of sugary foods without the calories. Why have we been so much less successful at creating the taste of fatty foods without the calories? Where are my zero-calorie butters, creams, lards, oils, and fats? [more inside]
So I'm looking for some hard data on the Alberta Oil Sands: Employment rate, type of employment, demographics, who owns what, etc. I'm finding plenty of opinion pieces, and plenty of environmental assessments, but not much hard data on the economics of it. Does anyone know where to look for this kind of information?
Where on http://www.energy.gov/ can I find their weekly inventory reports for crude oil? Thank you!
Oil Tank decommissioning. Some residual oil left in underground tank. Anything I can put in there to absorb this? [more inside]
I am not looking to earn a degree or anything, just looking for a time filler and to learn something new. In particular painting techniques for Oil and Acrylic on canvas. [more inside]
what should I ask a mechanic to look for before buying an uncoverted diesel car that was powered with waste oil?
I'm considering purchasing a 2009 VW Jetta TDI with 12k miles. During summer months, the owner used waste oil for fuel. (no separate tank or conversion kit). But we're in the mountains, and it gets brisk even in the summer. Should I walk away altogether? Can I ask a mechanic to specifically check out the fuel injection system? What else should I ask of the mechanic? Thanks.
What are your favorite literary texts about oil and oil capitalism? I'm looking for anything from traditional realism to noir to science fiction, from poetry to film to comic books to video games to philosophy and theory. Anything could work. Bonus points if the focus is on globalization and/or Peak Oil and resource scarcity. [more inside]
What is the most direct, but practical, way for an individual to invest in petroleum? [more inside]
My girlfriend's 97' chevy blazer sputters and looses power when under load (like going up a big hill), but once the oil is changed it runs fine. What is going on here??? [more inside]
How soon do I need an oil change after a very long highway trip? [more inside]