I'm planning a very special getaway and would like to go up the Snake River on one of the jet boat tours that are available out of Lewiston, ID. However, there are multiple vendors out there and I'm at a loss as to which tour would be the best. I'm looking for your experiences and suggestions. Hotels, restaurants, and golf course recommendations would also be appreciated.
Our basement drain got overwhelmed last night and started bubbling back some black silty water. Should we just call a Roto-Rooter style service, or try and rent a power snake to D.I.Y it? What sort of terrible things could happen if two inexperienced homeowners tried to power snake a basement drain all by themselves? [more inside]
What kind of snake is this? My son captured a video of it today on the way home from school. Rattlesnake? King snake? Poisonous or not? It's moving its tail like a rattler but it otherwise doesn't look like any i've seen. Video here. This was in southern Utah. (And yes, he's been warned about approaching snakes in future...)
I am interested in academic texts that discuss the ouroboros - the snake that eats its own tail. [more inside]
We were cleaning up out back for a cookout, and I spotted this little guy. Does anyone know what kind of snake this is? My guess was that it was not poisonous based on the head shape, but I don't know if that rule applies to baby snakes as well. More inside. [more inside]
Anyone used a drain cleaning attachment on a high pressure water cleaner? Do they handle tree roots? [more inside]
On the radio I heard an old-sounding (1960s?), female-fronted pop-rock song that had the lyrics "you tremble and you shake / when he moves like a snake". What song is it?
Saturday morning movie type cartoon, (I don't believe it was a series)...late 80's or early 90's...kids play in backyard (specific memory of them playing on a swing set) and they venture into some caves. The caves were mostly red. Here's the key: One of the girls had a pet snake that she kept hidden in her shirt..I think it was named slimey. Any ideas? I remember a weird feeling I would get when watching this "movie"....like it was almost scary, but then I knew there was nothing to be afraid of..... Thanks! :)
How do you snake a drain with right angles? [more inside]
IANYPlumber: I need some help for the world's most clogged bathroom sink. [more inside]
I just found an unknown snake in our garden and want to know what kind of snake it is. [more inside]
My son's pet California King snake is acting very odd. Does anybody have an experience with this behavior in snakes? The snake is about 6-7 years old, bred in captivity. We've had him since he was a little less than a year old. He is 4 feet long and eats 1 adult mouse (frozen) a week at this time of year. Google turns up a handful of snake forum posts describing this same behavior, but no real answers. [more inside]
Is the Titanium Dioxide in this, or any, gum a health concern?
Poetry-recall-filter: have you encountered a poem about Adam and Eve and jazz? [more inside]
[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
Help me ID the snake.... [more inside]
Snake filter: Found this guy in our apartment. It was in the entranceway near the door. Can anyone identify it? Live in Central Florida.
Help me find a gift for a snake fancier or amateur herpetologist. [more inside]
YAWTBF (Yet Another "What's That Book?" Filter): I'm trying to find a book that I loved as a child (early '80s). The book was written from the perspective of a garter snake as he slithered around a little chunk of wilderness bordered by a road. [more inside]
How do I keep my kitchen drain from clogging? I already have a good strainer, but I keep getting these grease clogs. Is there some safe chemical or homemade concoction I can use on a regular basis? [more inside]
Clogged kitchen sink, what can I try next? [more inside]
Help me find the most cost-efficient giant [fake] snake, please. [more inside]
Can anyone identify this snake? I encountered it during my hike in Sequoia/King's Canyon last summer.
Is the x-ray the doctors are looking at in this advertisement fake? It looks like someone with a snake lodged in their pelvis. I can't imagine what it could be if it was real.
Calling all Hot Wheels Redine experts. [more inside]
As a Brit traveling to California do I need to be wary of snakes or spiders (or anything else for that matter?) [more inside]
Looking for the origin of a quote referenced by Dennis Covington in Salvation on Sand Mountain as being something he "read somewhere": "Mystery...is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend." [more inside]
Why cant I find a english to latin translation for either "snake" or "serpent"? I have been trying to use online translators. and none of the ones that I have trried come up with a match.
What can I do about a business partner who ran off with an idea? [more inside]
Advice needed for solo female hiker: Am I safe on my own? What should I be aware of? Can you mace a snake? [more inside]
ShowerDrainFilter: Every six months or so our shower drain clogs and we have to call a plumber to snake it out. That costs about $125 each time. We asked him the last time if we could buy our own snake and do it ourselves and he strongly cautioned us against that. [more inside]
You know Snake? The criminal character from The Simpsons? What is his accent - where's it from? It seems pretty highbrow for a lowbrow kind of guy. [more inside]
My toilet is plugged, and I don't have a plunger. Sweet Zombie Jesus. [more inside]