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What's the name of this kids' scifi anthology I remember?

I read this book of short stories years ago, and for some reason I remember most of the stories in it but have had no luck with Googling for it. Must be that the stories' premises were creative enough or caught my imagination in a particular way. The most memorable story was about trying to survive on Earth after a supernova. I'm pretty sure these are all from the same book: [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Jun 18, 2014 - 7 answers

How do decent human beings live with pedophilia?

I'm obviously not talking about people who act on it. But we don't choose our fetishes, and I've read a few tortured anonymous accounts of people who don't want to molest children and will never act on it, but nevertheless suffer with that compulsion. So I'm wondering what resources they use to cope. [more inside]
posted by Because on Jun 12, 2014 - 15 answers

African languages among enslaved people in the USA.

When did enslaved Africans in the US stop speaking African languages? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 2, 2014 - 19 answers

How big would a snowman have to be to survive the summer?

(This is from my 11 year old son, purely because he's curious and because we have 11' snowbanks this year). How big would a snowman have to be for at least some snow to survive to the next winter? [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Feb 6, 2014 - 23 answers

I need my fix of dramatic re-enactments

Where on earth can I find a copy of all the seasons of "I shouldn't be alive"? I've torrented it off one site, but there are about 15 episodes missing and it's not clear what seasons they're missing from because the show was bought by another channel at one point and all the episodes got mixed up. I would by it legally if I could but Animal Planet.com, Amazon and eBay don't have anything other than seasons 1-3. I'm in Australia, btw.
posted by lazy robot on Feb 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man?

Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man? [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Jan 17, 2014 - 17 answers

I choo-choose you! To be the train car most likely to let me live!

In two of this year's notable high-speed train derailments--Compostella in Spain in July and the New York Metro North crash on Sunday--the train driver survived, but many of the passengers and crew, who were presumably in cars further back from the engine car, did not. Is there any data from any safety board (NTSB or similar in other countries) that suggests any particular train cars are more safe than others in the event of a derailment? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Inner strength quotes

I am looking for quotes/phrases/short poems that sum up the feeling of I'm struggling but I'll survive. Something that encompasses the struggle of being knee deep in the mud of hard facing your psyche/complexes but also that you know you will be able to get through it. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jul 15, 2013 - 47 answers

Looking for survival guides.

Recommendations for survival guides. How to build shelters, fires, foraging etc with little or no supplies. Preferably books. General guides = good. Specifically tropical regions = awesome
posted by HMSSM on Jun 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Stuck in a town I hate--break job contract or see to the end?

As above. I'm stuck in a town I hate, but I love the job. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by glache on Apr 9, 2013 - 16 answers

A sleeping bag built for two?

What cold-weather sleeping bags allow for two people to bundle together comfortably for serious camping? Zero or under bags preferred. [more inside]
posted by corb on Nov 7, 2012 - 22 answers

buried alive!

What would a family of four need to survive for three months in a backyard bunker? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Nov 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Survival Skills for Required Courses that Suck

What did you do to get through required courses that you hated, but in which you needed to do well? Help me make mine more bearable. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 26, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I survive jumping out of a tall building?

How do I survive jumping out of a tall building? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Sep 12, 2012 - 26 answers

Finding a good survival knife

A friend of mine has been getting back into camping/hiking/general outdoors-ness recently and has asked for my help locating a good 'survival' knife. [more inside]
posted by skrymir on Sep 5, 2012 - 20 answers

I spent a long time looking at those empty plastic bottles, wondering if they could save me.

If I was in a life threatening crisis, how much time would the oxygen in a soda bottle buy me. [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Sep 5, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I get through the day with two autoimmune diseases?

Within the last month, I've been diagnosed with two autoimmune disorders. I'm tired, everything hurts, and my life is pure insanity right now. What are your hacks for getting what you need when life simply isn't giving them to you? What about from the ones you love? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jun 1, 2012 - 27 answers

Looking for cancer survival statistics by individual hospitals in England.

Looking for cancer survival statistics by individual hospitals in England. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on May 2, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I make it through a long, pointless meeting?

I need advice on surviving a corporate retreat with my sanity intact. This isn't a "'fun' activity leads to team bonding" kind of retreat, it's a "sit in a conference room for hours discussing the future of our unit" retreat. So, essentially, a six-hour meeting, and I am not good with meetings. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2012 - 23 answers

Morbid in Margaritaville

I need major fashion help. Recommend shoes and clothing that allow me to look like myself in hot weather? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Apr 17, 2012 - 37 answers

Poems with a feminist slant?

I'm looking for poetry with a feminist leaning and/or covering a certain set of topics. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Mar 23, 2012 - 30 answers

How do you survive an attack by a mountain lion?

How do you survive an attack by a mountain lion? [more inside]
posted by tracert on Mar 18, 2012 - 21 answers

How to Survive a Bear Attack and Selling Typewriters, in Literature

Help me find two pieces of literature I read about thirty years ago, one a short story, the other a poem. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Sneezy kitty won't take his meds

Need clever ideas to get kitty to take his meds [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Feb 25, 2012 - 27 answers

Level 10 ├╝bervegan

Can a man survive eating only black beans and apples? [more inside]
posted by LiteOpera on Feb 17, 2012 - 35 answers

Where can I find detailed resources on how to build a raft?

Where can I find detailed resources on how to build a raft? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Order my zombie.

I have three folders on my Kindle.. Fiction, Non-fiction and Reference. Where do I place 'The Zombie Survival Guide'?
posted by Frasermoo on Dec 29, 2011 - 25 answers

You can check in any time you like.

An urgent question for a friend: your favorite survival tips for an awful hotel/motel? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Nov 23, 2011 - 33 answers

Please Help Me Survive Thanksgiving

Help: I need to at least seem 'okay' by Thursday. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 - 32 answers

Are things really worse than ever? How can I cope?

Are things really worse than ever? How can I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 63 answers

What I need to consider before spending 3-5 days in SoCal mountains/desert/brush

Trying to spend 3-4 days in the woods/hills of Southern California [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Jun 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Making a buck on the road

What is a good way to make money while completely homeless? [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on May 21, 2011 - 29 answers

How long can they last?

In the novel, The Road, the people are slowly starving to death due to a nuclear (assumption) winter. What is the reality of this situation? [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on May 19, 2011 - 22 answers

Post-quake survival: pet edition

DisasterFilter - What steps can I take to ensure my pets survival in the case where a disaster strikes and I can't get home? [more inside]
posted by MShades on Apr 2, 2011 - 7 answers

How to make the most of unemployment, or at least keep your sanity.

How to survive (not so) funemployment? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Mar 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Giving thanks for being alive.

I want to commemorate a difficult anniversary by celebrating life. And by that I mean both my life and life in general. [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Jan 31, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I survive surviving?

I'm a childhood sexual abuse survivor who is not really surviving right now. I need help with a whole bunch of things, and after reading this, I decided I'd query AskMe to see what resources are available. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 - 45 answers

Stories about sudden terrible incidents which overturned a life

Looking for books written by someone who lived a normal stable life and due to a tragic unexpected event beyond their control, their life was turned upside down. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Oct 11, 2010 - 22 answers

Can I roast a turkey by sticking my curling iron in it? And other no-kitchen survival techniques.

Need advice for living through a kitchen renovation. (Or, how to camp out in your own house?) [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Oct 3, 2010 - 33 answers

Books after divorce to help face being alone

Book Recommendations for Post-Divorce pain and anxiety? Help me help my girlfriend who is recently divorced and consumed with fears about being alone. She needs something positive and empowering to give her some strength to face the future and get comfortable living alone. She's in her early 30s with one child and she initiated the divorce because she was so unhappy.
posted by nancoix on Sep 10, 2010 - 10 answers

The Sole of a New Machine

Minimalist footwear for Chicago winter and running in said winter? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Questions Thoreau might have asked before going to Walden for 9 months

Looking for advice of the virtues and pitfalls, or personal stories of choosing a long term nature awareness and primitive skills program for myself. Specifically looking at this one. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 4, 2010 - 0 answers

If a Manic Depressive goes nuts in the woods, and no one is around... is it still a manic episode?

How to approach - Bipolar but still want to take a year long wilderness immersion program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 - 11 answers

feels like burning

BurningFilter: best (and worst) advice for a handful of twentysomething female newbies camping for a week in the desert? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Aug 12, 2010 - 16 answers

With a knife, a battery and some mud we can build a town!

What novels would you recommend regarding a small group of people rebuilding 'society' or 'civilization'? [more inside]
posted by Sustainable Chiles on Aug 4, 2010 - 52 answers

How Much Seawater Can You Safely Drink?

What percentage of sea water can you safely drink? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Jul 6, 2010 - 8 answers

what's the survival rate of finches reared in captivity and released back to the wild?

Super random question, but does anyone have any data on the survival rate of finches (the house finch, in particular) that are released back into the wild after being reared in captivity (e.g., a rehabilitator)?
posted by wuMeFi on Jun 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Survival or Travel Stories Wanted

I recently read the book Endurance about Shackleton's trip to the Antarctic and enjoyed it immensely. What other historical books in the same vein would I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jun 17, 2010 - 51 answers

Survival Hobby Communities

Blogs And Forums About First Aid, Survival, Worst-Case-Scenario Etc... Etc... [more inside]
posted by LudgerLassen on May 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Mental Swiss-Army Knife (in a Moleskine)

I have a graph-ruled Moleskine that is begging to be turned into a compendium of obscure, fascinating, and perhaps occasionally useful reference material. Some of the things I want to put in there are Rubik's Cube algorithms, keys to reading non-Latin alphabets, some simple math formulas (Trachtenberg math, e.g.), rules of thumb for estimating distance/altitude, and whatever else. I'm imagining the user would bust it out of his/her bag and use the knowledge within to solve a wide range of MacGyver/James Bond/bar bet problems. An intellectual "Swiss army knife", if you will. Any and all ideas are welcome!
posted by holterbarbour on Apr 28, 2010 - 55 answers

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