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]