Why does water fresh out of the tap look white, and then turn clear? [more inside]
What’s the probability that I have drunk the same molecule of water more than once in my life? [more inside]
I need advice for cleaning a water stain on a leather purse. [more inside]
How can I limit damage to my virtually-unfinished hardwood floors without the trouble/expense of refinishing? [more inside]
Help! We're at the cottage and we're having problems with the jet pump system. [more inside]
Tea Brewing question. Help me fill in a few missing details for how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Bonus question: should I trust the instructions printed on the box? [more inside]
DIY Seltzer: We love seltzer/sparkling water at my house. We buy lots of it from the store. This seems wasteful. I've seen other questions asking about CO2 etc, but I'm interested in knowing what your experience has been with certain vendors/equipment. [more inside]
Should a hot water pump be this noisy? [more inside]
My shower (an in-stall water heater) sometimes smells like something rubber is burning. It's a strong acrid smell that I only notice while in the shower and usually only after a sweaty workout. There is no sign of smoke like you would expect with burning rubber. Is this just some sort of weird sweat and treated water chemical reaction? Anybody heard of something like this?
What the frack is a roor? [more inside]
How have landscapes transformed by drought in Australia (esp. Brisbane or Melbourne) impacted people's perceptions of climate change? [more inside]
Help Me find out what wrong with my car, or find a mechanic i can trust in Laguna Niguel, CA. [more inside]
I recently moved to Phoenix and am lucky enough to have a swimming pool in my backyard. It's perfect for water aerobics but not so much for swimming, as one end of the pool is much shallower than the other. I'm looking for good instructional water aerobics videos. Any suggestions? I haven't found much on the web so I'm ok with buying something if it's highly recommended.
I have a bicycle with a step through frame, and am looking for solutions for carrying fluids and keeping hydrated on long (30 - 100 mile) bike rides. C'mon, bike-friendly problem-solving MeFites, help a girl out! [more inside]
What is the best hydration pack for running with? [more inside]
So I just got my water tested, and the lead level was about 43 parts per billion. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
Watching the golf today, they showed a greenskeeper taking water out of a hole. He used what looked like a giant syringe. What is this tool called, and where can I get one?
What governs the pitch of a glass as you rub your finger along the rim? [more inside]
What is the least destructive method I could use to determine what if any mold might be growing in drywall? You see, there's this roof leak... [more inside]
Help me make an awesome homemade (adult) Slip N' Slide. [more inside]
The water in my #7 plastic polycarbonate 5-gallon jug is starting to taste funny. Also a bonus BPA question. [more inside]
How much tap-temperature water (say 15 C) would you need to add to 1 litre of water to make a mass of water 80 C? [more inside]
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
My sister and I want to take a cheap cruise over the summer. I'm 22, but she's 19. Are there cruise lines that let you drink at 19 in international waters? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish (doesn't have to be dirt cheap, just reasonable) and fun cruises?
Wedding venue in the greater Boston area, near some sort of H2O. [more inside]
Are there any good nutritional/metabolic water mixes out there for sedentary desk workers who are perhaps over-reliant on fast food? [more inside]
Is "old" water safe to drink? [more inside]
Is there a book or museum or resource that specifically lists the stories of people who survived in Lifeboats? [more inside]
Why did my microwave oven stop heating after I tried to use it to heat water in a clear pyrex measuring cup? And how can I get it to work again? I've had the not-heating problem before, and it has gone away. I can't remember whether I did something to make it work again. This time, I tried unplugging the oven and plugging it in again -- no dice. Everything works except for the heating up part.
Dishwasher vs. hand washing. Assuming we run the dishwasher only when it's full, which method uses less water and fuel?
It seems like my tea kettle (on a gas burner) boils more quickly when there's a large volume of water in it than if there's just a bit. Am I imagining this, or is there a reason it might happen?
My water company says that I used 81 units of water last month, which in Minneapolis costs about $500. Since moving into our house in Sept. of 2007 we have never used more then 5 units in a month. I have searched my house, and I can't find anything that would account for that much water usage and if there was an issue, it is no longer occurring because my water meter has only incremented by one unit since this reading was taken 10 days ago. [more inside]
What is the best way to obtain non-tap drinking water at home? [more inside]
What product is effective in doing dishes in hard water?
Can you help me find the perfect water bottle for every-day use? [more inside]
Why is hot water more effective at cleaning than cold water? [more inside]
There is fine iron sediment in my well water. My hot tub has a water circulating system that cannot tolerate filter blockage. [more inside]
Why when you pour hot water into a mug, water appears below your mug?
Where is the best place online to buy glass water pipes? [more inside]
Yashica T4/T4 Weatherproof: I've recently bought myself a Yashica T4 camera for my travels, but I'm now getting reverse cold feet, and think that maybe i should have splashed out a little more for the Weatherproof model/T5 with waist level scope. More inside! [more inside]
By what process do air bubbles form in water? [more inside]
What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
Um, my Jeep is full of water. What do I do? [more inside]
When our pool equipment runs, it triggers the sound of a leaky pipe in a wall adjacent to our hot water heater. By triggering the valve on the hot water heater when the water to the house is off, I can stop the noise. How can I fix this? [more inside]
why does pernod turn milky when water is added? [more inside]
My son wants to play water polo in his freshman year of high school this August but has never played. Does he have a chance of making a team. What kind of training is done to start this sport... swimming laps? treadmill..??
I do not like drinking (plain) water, but I know I should. Is it healthy to only drink stuff like Gatorade? If not, how can I force myself to like water? [more inside]
My wife thinks we should be boiling all drinking water here in Pittsburgh, I don't think it's necessary. What references should we look up, or experiments can we run, to determine what to do? [more inside]
When I get in the shower I smell that earthy smell associated with mold. Help me figure out what the source may be! [more inside]
How do you clean hard water rust stains from plastic and rubber? The fridge front door where you get water and ice has nasty brown stains on the rubber levers and plastic drip tray.