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Searching the hive mind for queen bees...

With Hillary Clinton favourite to win the US presidency, at which other points in history (if any) could it be argued that the most powerful person in the world was a woman?
posted by matthew.alexander on Sep 16, 2016 - 25 answers

Bed upgrade! (or sidegrade, at least)

I need a guest bedroom, so I'm figuring on taking my current bed, relocating it down the hall, and buying a new bed. How do I make the most of the opportunity to replace this piece of furniture in the master bedroom? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Feb 1, 2016 - 18 answers

Prepare for THE ARRIVAL! (of a VIP)

Have you had to prep for the arrival of a major VIP (eg a Queen? a Head of State? the head of the United Nations) to your office or factory? What did you have to do? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Jun 22, 2015 - 14 answers

Courtly behaviour

I have just finished Atoinia Fraser s biography on Marie Antoinette, and she talks in the beginning about the inter-relation of the French court with other European courts, esp. Holland and Austria, but also to a lesser extent England. She then talks about when Louis and Marie fled, they didn't seek aid in those courts, and none of those courts intervened explicitly or implicitly in rescuing the queen or her children. What's up with that?
posted by PinkMoose on Nov 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me find that shakedown beat!

Looking for songs that sound like I Need You Tonight (INXS), Another One Bites the Dust (Queen), and Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead). [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Aug 20, 2013 - 20 answers

Trooping the Colour

I am visiting London and would like to see the Queen at Trooping the Colour on Saturday. Need some advice on how best to do that. [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Jun 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Is the 1998 Toyota RAV4 5-door able to transport a queen size mattress?

Is the 1998 Toyota RAV4 5-door able to transport a queen size mattress? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jan 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Because that would be silly, that's why

If Prince William and Duchess Kate were to legally adopt a child, would that child take hereditary positions and title? If not, would the Queen have the power to bestow them -- that is, to declare a child to be in line for the throne? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Dec 1, 2012 - 10 answers

God Made the Queen?

Where does The Queen (of England)'s original authority come from? [more inside]
posted by goat on Jul 10, 2012 - 37 answers

Where is this picture of the Queen firing an SA80 from?

Where is this picture of the Queen firing an SA80 from? [more inside]
posted by richb on Jun 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me be a better King George. How do I properly grow a colony?

I found an ant queen under a pile of compost in the garden. I've taken her, some of her colony, and a few larve/eggs and I put them in a mason jar. They've lived on my desk for about a week. The larve are all gone now, I suspect they've matured. And I just found where they hid the queen and it looks like she's starting to lay again. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Is the woman in the picture Queen Victoria?

Blogger Steerforth of The Age of Uncertainty found an old picture which intrigued him, especially the figure in the center. He wonders in his blogpost if it might be Queen Victoria. Some commenters dissent. I'm curious about it myself. Can anyone shed further light on the image? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jun 29, 2011 - 12 answers

God Save Our Gracious Me

Does anyone have a link to the Kenny Everett sketch where the Queen sings, "God save our gracious me" while cooking breakfast? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Apr 29, 2011 - 4 answers

No law saves the Queen?

Is there a mechanism enshrined in law by which the British monarchy could be removed by a popular vote?
posted by vapidave on Feb 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Freddie at home

Have you seen: Freddie Mercury in a kittycat sweater? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 10, 2010 - 4 answers

The Case of the Missing Breath Mint

Help me identify the mysterious oversized breath mints I purchased somewhere in Europe four years ago. [more inside]
posted by sallybrown on Jun 17, 2010 - 8 answers

small-r republicanism

Could I have a case in the European Court of Human Rights against being subject to an unelected monarch? [more inside]
posted by northerner on Feb 22, 2010 - 18 answers

"Dave, let me tell ya: she'll never be Queen"

Who are the people portrayed in this photo? [more inside]
posted by _dario on Jan 15, 2010 - 14 answers

(Japanese?) female cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"?

This is going to be a bit of a longshot, but when I was in Japan a few months ago, I heard a cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" sung presumably by a Japanese female, and I've been trying to find it ever since. [more inside]
posted by wander on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Our bed is so bad we tend to roll together into the trough in the middle.

My wife and I stayed overnight at a hotel a few weekends ago and came to the realization that our bed is truly horrific. Help us buy a new mattress! (details inside) [more inside]
posted by QUHZK on Dec 19, 2008 - 24 answers

Is the British Queen regnant/reigning King allowed into the City of London?

Is the British Queen regnant/reigning King allowed into the City of London? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 19, 2008 - 34 answers

What do I do with an ant Queen?

So last night, I found what I think I've determined is an ANT QUEEN crawling across the carpet in front of my tv. I caught it. What in blazes do I do now? Make a little crown? [more inside]
posted by asavage on Nov 17, 2007 - 28 answers

Who will rock me?

There's a relatively recent(?) alt-rock song I've heard on the radio a couple of times in the last six months which sounds like I imagine Queen might sound if they were just starting out today. What/who is it? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Sep 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Barless in Seattle or Wanted: Beer + Talking

My girlfriend and I just moved to Seattle and are looking for new bars and hangout spots. This might be a long shot, but can anyone suggest places that are like The Garage or Rojo in Birmingham, AL or Cafe Coco in Nashville, TN? [more inside]
posted by silverspeak on Aug 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Queen music on Flash Gordon pinball machine ?

Does the Flash Gordon pinball machine from 1981 feature any sound effects with Queen music from the movie soundtrack ?
posted by jurczyk on Aug 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Who's the biggest queen of them all?

Looking for a song a friend heard played at a club this time last year. The only thing he remembers about it is a lyric something like "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the biggest QUEEN of them all?!" Anyone recognize it? Thanks in advance.
posted by awesomebrad on Nov 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Why will no one break the champions?

Why is it that Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" always plays back to back? [more inside]
posted by sled on Jun 27, 2006 - 26 answers

God save the queen

In this day and age, why do England and other democracies continue with this whole monarchy thing? Seems a rather costly form of national pride. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Nov 9, 2005 - 34 answers

How do I make a bed on wheels stay put?

Moving, got new queen bed. I have a metal frame on wheels, but find the idea of rolling my bed around the room retarded. How do I make my bed stay put like the piece of furniture its supposed to be without spending the $$ for a wooden platform bed? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Feb 24, 2005 - 11 answers

What was Freddie Mercury thinking?

LyricsFilter: Regarding word usage in Queen's "Fairy Feller's Master-stroke" ... what does "quaere" mean? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Feb 19, 2005 - 4 answers

What is the origin of the word 'Your' (as in 'Your Majesty' 'Your Honor', etc)

PersonalPronounFilter: What's the origin of the word "Your" in "Your Honor," "Your Majesty," and "Your Excellency" (among many others)? Why not "My Majesty" or "The Majesty?" Isn't the Queen supposed to be the source of my majesty? She sure as hell doesn't get any additional majesty from me.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 13, 2005 - 16 answers

Learning Chess

I just finished reading "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis (great novel!). It made me want to learn chess. I already understand how all the pieces move, but I'm lost when it come to chess strategy. What's a good beginner's guide that will help me learn to think like a chess player?
posted by grumblebee on Apr 22, 2004 - 16 answers

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