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]
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]
When did enslaved Africans in the US stop speaking African languages? [more inside]
(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]
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.
Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man? [more inside]
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]
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]
Recommendations for survival guides. How to build shelters, fires, foraging etc with little or no supplies.
General guides = good.
Specifically tropical regions = awesome
As above. I'm stuck in a town I hate, but I love the job. What do I do? [more inside]
What cold-weather sleeping bags allow for two people to bundle together comfortably for serious camping? Zero or under bags preferred. [more inside]
What would a family of four need to survive for three months in a backyard bunker? [more inside]
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]
How do I survive jumping out of a tall building? [more inside]
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]
If I was in a life threatening crisis, how much time would the oxygen in a soda bottle buy me. [more inside]
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]
Looking for cancer survival statistics by individual hospitals in England. [more inside]
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]
I need major fashion help. Recommend shoes and clothing that allow me to look like myself in hot weather? [more inside]
I'm looking for poetry with a feminist leaning and/or covering a certain set of topics. [more inside]
How do you survive an attack by a mountain lion? [more inside]
Help me find two pieces of literature I read about thirty years ago, one a short story, the other a poem. [more inside]
Need clever ideas to get kitty to take his meds [more inside]
Can a man survive eating only black beans and apples? [more inside]
Where can I find detailed resources on how to build a raft? [more inside]
I have three folders on my Kindle.. Fiction, Non-fiction and Reference. Where do I place 'The Zombie Survival Guide'?
An urgent question for a friend: your favorite survival tips for an awful hotel/motel? [more inside]
Help: I need to at least seem 'okay' by Thursday. Advice? [more inside]
Are things really worse than ever? How can I cope? [more inside]
Trying to spend 3-4 days in the woods/hills of Southern California [more inside]
What is a good way to make money while completely homeless? [more inside]
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]
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]
How to survive (not so) funemployment? [more inside]
I want to commemorate a difficult anniversary by celebrating life. And by that I mean both my life and life in general. [more inside]
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]
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]
Need advice for living through a kitchen renovation. (Or, how to camp out in your own house?) [more inside]
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.
Minimalist footwear for Chicago winter and running in said winter? [more inside]
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]
How to approach - Bipolar but still want to take a year long wilderness immersion program? [more inside]
BurningFilter: best (and worst) advice for a handful of twentysomething female newbies camping for a week in the desert? [more inside]
What novels would you recommend regarding a small group of people rebuilding 'society' or 'civilization'? [more inside]
What percentage of sea water can you safely drink? [more inside]
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)?
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]
Blogs And Forums About First Aid, Survival, Worst-Case-Scenario Etc... Etc... [more inside]
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!