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Free crash course in DSLR

What is the best resource for giving yourself a crash course in using a Digital SLR camera? Food photography tips also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Why do you brace for a fall or slam on brakes?

What is the technical term for the phenomenon of reflexively or instinctively thrusting your foot out to brace for a fall, slam a brake, etc. when fearful of impending injury? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

stopping birds bobbing their head

Is it possible to stop birds doing that goofy thing with their heads when they walk? [more inside]
posted by uncanny hengeman on Oct 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Why did my Krasnogorsk-3 16mm camera give me loose film?

Why did my Krasnogorsk-3 16mm camera give me Loose Film? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Jul 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Gag me with a spoon, or with my own uvula

GagReflexFilter....I don't know if I can adequately explain this medical problem, but I'll try...(It's one of those things that if it doesn't happen in the doctor's office, they don't know what you're talking about.) [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Jun 3, 2007 - 6 answers

The Underwater Shiver-- What Causes It?

So I'm still trying to pinpoint this one (I keep forgetting to ask it, and Google turns up nothing)-- when one lies down in a bathtub, faceup, and submerges at least their entire ears, they shiver (it's more kind of an uncontrollable, brief spasm of the upper body and doesn't FEEL like shivering, but looks like it). It isn't related to the water temperature, as far as I can tell, and DOESN'T happen when facedown or swimming, etc. Or do other people not have this happen? Do you? I get it every single time, without fail, and have since I can remember. My mom knows exactly what I'm talking about, but my dad insists we're both crazy. Is this just one of those odd reflex reactions like coughing when you have something in your ear or sneezing when you get in the sun? (I also do that one-- always funny to explain to people :) ) Any idea what causes this, though?
posted by dmaterialized on Feb 5, 2007 - 7 answers

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