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What can you tell me about my little ceramic whale and mustachioed cat?

I have two little mid-century ceramic figures that my mom gave me and I'd love to know more about them (especially the cat.) [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 24, 2016 - 3 answers

Help me aquire the perfect purse.

I am extremely picky about my purses. When I shop for bag first I go by appearance, quality, then strap drop. The strap drop excludes a good 95% of bags I like, but online it is the hardest thing to search by. Does there exist a site something like Zappos or Nordstrom that will let me search by strap drop? That would solve most of my problems. I have tried to google for a site like that but my Fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by Requiax on Nov 22, 2015 - 9 answers

Whale-watching recommendations in New England

For my birthday in mid-July, my wife and I would like to go whale-watching somewhere in New England. Given our location (SE Connecticut), we would prefer not to drive quite so far as Maine, but Portsmouth would be OK. We're looking for recommendations/horror stories about locations, companies, and so forth. Tell us your New England whale-watching experiences! [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jun 14, 2015 - 14 answers

Whale Nipples

Do whales have nipples? Do they shrink when they get cold? What do they look like? Is there such a thing as a whale milk farm? How would/is that done? Is there a proper technique for milking whales? Seriously. Whale nipples. Wow.
posted by Folk on Sep 24, 2013 - 18 answers

At what pressure is water released from a whale's blow hole?

K, so I've found out through researching this that the water can come out at 200mph, but does anyone know how much pressure the water comes out at? (I've done a fair amount of research on it, but have only found the 200mph bit out. Was hoping I might get some help from the hive.)
posted by sockpim on Jul 15, 2013 - 9 answers

January Baja Whale Watching?

Looking for information about budget whale watching vacations in Baja in early January. [more inside]
posted by straw on Oct 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Tail up-and-down or side-to-side?

What advantages/disadvantages are there to swimming as fish do versus swimming as cetaceans do? [more inside]
posted by glhaynes on Apr 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me see a whale

I want to see a whale in the wild. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Jul 3, 2010 - 36 answers

Whale Watching in CA?

Whale Watching in CA, I will be traveling to Bakersfield CA in the next couple of days and spending some time there and in Santa Monica. Anyone know of somewhere I could go and take a whale watching trip while there? (within a reasonable driving distance from either location)
posted by jseven on May 25, 2009 - 5 answers

There she blows...

What's a good edible substitute for whale blubber? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Apr 24, 2009 - 20 answers

And all shall be whale?

WhaleFilter: My fiancé is trying to find a film he vaguely remembers about whales. [more inside]
posted by Spinneret on Feb 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Whale Wars - but on land?

Just finished watching an episode of Whale Wars, and I was wondering: are there any groups that do this sort of thing on land? Meaning, volunteer, nonprofessional or otherwise NGO-type people who confront and interfere with poachers in the wild, head-on and dangerously?
posted by El Curioso on Nov 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Sky Whales movie?

Can you help me remember this barely remembered cartoon from my childhood? A community of alien looking people live on a floating island and go out in flying boats to catch flying whales. Every so often one of them would turn blue and die, and they would throw him down a well. The well was actually a hole passing through the island and as the body fell it would turn into a new sky whale. Any ideas?
posted by Artw on Oct 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Is Japan allowed to catch any whales for food use?

I have just read an article in the New Scientist about the Chile Whaling Conference. The article describes how Japan is allowed to catch 1000 whales each year for scientific purposes, yet has been accused of allowing some of the meat to make it's way to the dinner table. I lived in Japan a couple of years ago, and every supermarket seemed to sell small quantities of whale meat, and it wasn't a particularly rare sight in many restaurants. Would this meat be part of this, presumeably illegal, "for scientific purposes only", catch? Or do they have a separate quota for food use?
posted by mairuzu on Jun 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Who illustrated Twitter’s whale and robot?

I am looking for the name of the artist who created the “over capacity whale” and “technically wrong robot” illustrations for Twitter. Any information or pointers would be amazingly helpful.
posted by grant on Jun 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Ribs as ceiling beams, guts as carpeting... now what?

After being swallowed alive by a whale, what is the best course of action that might result in your survival? [more inside]
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on Sep 27, 2007 - 33 answers

Has anyone ever served a jail sentence for harassing a whale?

Has anyone ever done time in prison for harassing a whale? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 10, 2007 - 10 answers

the cows are back in town

A long time ago I cherished a shirt. It had a drawing of a whale on it, below text that read "Save The Cows." A speech bubble attached to the whale read "I am not a cow." Either that or the roles were reversed. Or they could have been different animals entirely - though I doubt that. Where did this adorable tee come from? There is nothing - NOTHING - more inside. Except your answers. I hope.
posted by thejoshu on Jan 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Are they taking them to the whale weigh stations?

Whalefilter: What are the Japanese whaling fleet researching? [more inside]
posted by scodger on Dec 31, 2006 - 7 answers

What is this bone?

This bone was found on a Cape Cod, Massachusetts beach this week. It is about 3" tall and about 3" from tip to tip of the "horns." It looks like a vertebra of some type, but I can find no images of similar ones online. Any marine biologists out there care to tell me what kind of a bone it is? Other images inside. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Oct 17, 2006 - 11 answers

The Squid and the half Whale.

Is this the installation shown in the film "The Squid and the Whale"? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on May 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Photo of kayaker+whale

Foggy photo of a kayaker with a whale surfacing alongside. Anyone remember where? [more inside]
posted by figment on Mar 21, 2005 - 9 answers

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