• If you don't clean behind your fridge, does that make you a?

    person who won't find an elephant hiding behind it?
    person who won't find an elephant hiding behind it?
    5 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 years ago
  • Why do some aircraft have wings above the fuselage, while others have them below?

    Although passenger jets have wings below the fuselage, presumably for safety and noise; military aircraft sometimes have wings above the fuselage.
    Although passenger jets have wings below the fuselage, presumably for safety and noise; military aircraft sometimes have wings above the fuselage.
    6 answers · Aircraft · 4 years ago
  • Numbers on the side of a bicycle tyre?

    As well as tyre sizes (e.g. 700 x 38c) which are printed on the side of a tyre, there are normally a set of other numbers alongside, split by a short hyphen. What do these other numbers mean?
    As well as tyre sizes (e.g. 700 x 38c) which are printed on the side of a tyre, there are normally a set of other numbers alongside, split by a short hyphen. What do these other numbers mean?
    6 answers · Cycling · 4 years ago
  • Lunar eclipse 25th April?

    Did anyone see the partial lunar eclipse on Thursday 25th April? I did not know there was going to be one, but I saw the moon that night, around 21:20, and the Moon appeared to have had a small piece chipped out of the top of it. This would have been right at the end of the eclipse.
    Did anyone see the partial lunar eclipse on Thursday 25th April? I did not know there was going to be one, but I saw the moon that night, around 21:20, and the Moon appeared to have had a small piece chipped out of the top of it. This would have been right at the end of the eclipse.
    5 answers · Astronomy & Space · 5 years ago
  • Are you dreaming of a white Easter?

    What with all this cold weather, it's colder than winter. Are you looking forward to a white Easter where you could build a snow bunny?
    What with all this cold weather, it's colder than winter. Are you looking forward to a white Easter where you could build a snow bunny?
    4 answers · Easter · 5 years ago
  • How many times have you returned an item to a shop?

    What is the most times you have had to return something to a shop for an exchange or refund? Yesterday I fitted a new door latch to my front door, but had to make 4 trips to 2 different shops for exchanges and refunds due to having the wrong size of latch. This is despite measuring things up beforehand. I've finally fitted to the right one though.
    What is the most times you have had to return something to a shop for an exchange or refund? Yesterday I fitted a new door latch to my front door, but had to make 4 trips to 2 different shops for exchanges and refunds due to having the wrong size of latch. This is despite measuring things up beforehand. I've finally fitted to the right one though.
    1 answer · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 5 years ago
  • Can you guess what these bands have in common?

    What do Pink FLoyd, Al Kooper, and Buffalo Springfield have in common?
    What do Pink FLoyd, Al Kooper, and Buffalo Springfield have in common?
    2 answers · Rock and Pop · 5 years ago
  • Children of the Damned?

    Does anyone know where The Children of the Damned was filmed? This is the 1963 sequel to Village of the Damned from 1960. There are no shots showing street names apart from one which is very faint and in the distance, and some of the original area where the film was made looked like it was due for demolition.
    Does anyone know where The Children of the Damned was filmed? This is the 1963 sequel to Village of the Damned from 1960. There are no shots showing street names apart from one which is very faint and in the distance, and some of the original area where the film was made looked like it was due for demolition.
    1 answer · Movies · 5 years ago
  • If you had to start a night shift at 1:15am?

    Would you consider it reasonable to have to start a night shift at 1:15am? Would you take a job that starts at that time?
    Would you consider it reasonable to have to start a night shift at 1:15am? Would you take a job that starts at that time?
    4 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 years ago
  • Have rock drummers ever played standing up?

    The reason I am asking this is because classical drummers play standing up. Also, I was reading that a well known drummer (Phil Collins) had retired and it was partly due to sitting hunched while playing the drums. Whether this is a common problem with rock drummers I don't know. So would playing while standing up be a better option?
    The reason I am asking this is because classical drummers play standing up. Also, I was reading that a well known drummer (Phil Collins) had retired and it was partly due to sitting hunched while playing the drums. Whether this is a common problem with rock drummers I don't know. So would playing while standing up be a better option?
    6 answers · Rock and Pop · 5 years ago
  • Lone Working at night?

    Can an employer make someone work alone at night, where: 1) The night shift starts at 01:15, and ends at 07:45 2) It is in a 54 bed hostel for young people 3) There could be threatening or potentially violent situations 4) Building security could be compromised 5) On call back is available. The law on lone working seems unclear, and I need... show more
    Can an employer make someone work alone at night, where: 1) The night shift starts at 01:15, and ends at 07:45 2) It is in a 54 bed hostel for young people 3) There could be threatening or potentially violent situations 4) Building security could be compromised 5) On call back is available. The law on lone working seems unclear, and I need advice on this. Many thanks.
    3 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 6 years ago
  • Can Earth be affected by flares from other stars?

    If Alpha Centauri, which is 4 light years away, had a massive flare, could it reach Earth after a few years and affect us?
    If Alpha Centauri, which is 4 light years away, had a massive flare, could it reach Earth after a few years and affect us?
    6 answers · Astronomy & Space · 6 years ago
  • Have you received a silent call where the line has then remained dead for several hours?

    This happened to me on Saturday. I had 3 silent calls within 10 minutes. After the third call I put the receiver back down again, then picked it up. The line was 'dead'. I put the receiver down again, and over the following few hours checked the line. Nothing. If the caller keeps their phone off the hook, can it cause your phone to remain... show more
    This happened to me on Saturday. I had 3 silent calls within 10 minutes. After the third call I put the receiver back down again, then picked it up. The line was 'dead'. I put the receiver down again, and over the following few hours checked the line. Nothing. If the caller keeps their phone off the hook, can it cause your phone to remain silent, and prevent others from calling you?
    1 answer · Land Phones · 6 years ago
  • Easter - would a fixed date be better?

    Would Easter be better if its date was fixed instead of moveable? What would be a suitable fixed date for Easter? I think the first weekend of May (Friday to Monday) would be better as a fixed date for Easter, because the weather is warmer, even though chocolate is more likey to melt. Good Friday could be the first Friday in May, and Easter Sunday... show more
    Would Easter be better if its date was fixed instead of moveable? What would be a suitable fixed date for Easter? I think the first weekend of May (Friday to Monday) would be better as a fixed date for Easter, because the weather is warmer, even though chocolate is more likey to melt. Good Friday could be the first Friday in May, and Easter Sunday the first Sunday.
    5 answers · Easter · 8 years ago
  • Turkey for Christmas? What about something different?

    Why has turkey become the traditional Christmas meal? I would rather have something different. Has anyone ever had game bird, such as pheasant, partridge, grouse, or any other type of bird? Are there other ideas?
    Why has turkey become the traditional Christmas meal? I would rather have something different. Has anyone ever had game bird, such as pheasant, partridge, grouse, or any other type of bird? Are there other ideas?
    6 answers · Christmas · 8 years ago
  • This is my most recent poem. It is about how natural things decay back to soil, but not man made objects?

    Whereby Upon Whereby upon our deaths Or emerging lives traversing soils Upon which lie discarded bony branches Cut from emerging trees To become That from whence they came ~ And under sky, rain with wind, Forces swim while drone bees encircle Navigating ripples flexed by south wind; Petals, fallen leaves... show more
    Whereby Upon Whereby upon our deaths Or emerging lives traversing soils Upon which lie discarded bony branches Cut from emerging trees To become That from whence they came ~ And under sky, rain with wind, Forces swim while drone bees encircle Navigating ripples flexed by south wind; Petals, fallen leaves Shroud creatures dried on their backs, That find their way, or their way is found ~ Back to ground, dissolved, abound, Whereby upon their deaths slices water In front withdrawing asides, Behind its curtain closing To dark, Merely where light's finger has yet to touch. What remains refuses departure, Never a stray spirit or phantom's woe; As monuments to plasticity stand, Becoming new headstones, whereby Upon our deaths after all else walks Such moulded tombs, metal, and poisoned gold ~ Sit, wait, piled, impenetrable to all But stale air wisps, Microbials and their kin; eventually Whereupon moulded death such cavities appear Where suffocating weight collapses As roots pierce through from whence they came. Where would each apple fall If after yielding For Autumnal harvest They stand petrified On tideless shores Where only salt from sea breeze accompanies~ Whereupon ground's nourishing To nothing, Voids' dark, And decayless, Where not even we could walk Lest fruits born fell from aged stalk.
    5 answers · Poetry · 8 years ago
  • I have just written this poem about school proms. Are proms about perfection these days?

    School Prom From tatty papers pinned to cork boards Above their antisceptic floors, Holiday rest time approaches with One more wipe before multitude foot prints Of polished high heel shoes scratching over. As tatty papers flap in corridors Announcing this year's school prom As it was in previous days, now CD Roms Awaken, bugle like,... show more
    School Prom From tatty papers pinned to cork boards Above their antisceptic floors, Holiday rest time approaches with One more wipe before multitude foot prints Of polished high heel shoes scratching over. As tatty papers flap in corridors Announcing this year's school prom As it was in previous days, now CD Roms Awaken, bugle like, pupils from their doms Of leafy suburb or grey concrete box dream. Across roundabouts bubble gum pink limos stretch Followed by Humvees with tyres higher than Groups of young girls giggling within Surrounding a cooled black man in darkened shades, No lone figure, thinks the driver in front. Silver finger exhaust pipes feel their way To stretch and cool air from engine to exit. Crinolene dresses hover across herring bone floors, With flowers and other fine details got just right, Down to patterned fingernails in absolute perfection. Not 50p to pay and free bags of chips Or a beefburger like shoe tongue folded in bap; Today's perfections in their never never land Of last days of term, one final meet, Merge into long summer's laze, awaiting post school days.
    2 answers · Poetry · 8 years ago
  • What do you think of Paternoster Square, St Pauls?

    I'm interested in the history of Paternoster Square, and visited the area last week. I liked it, and compared it with an aerial view taken around 2001 which showed the older 60's office blocks. Do you remember what Paternoster Square was like in the 1960's, or before it was bombed in the war? Do you remember the TV series from the 1960s... show more
    I'm interested in the history of Paternoster Square, and visited the area last week. I liked it, and compared it with an aerial view taken around 2001 which showed the older 60's office blocks. Do you remember what Paternoster Square was like in the 1960's, or before it was bombed in the war? Do you remember the TV series from the 1960s that was made there?
    5 answers · London · 8 years ago
  • Do you use home theatre systems for mainly listening to CDs?

    I am thinking of buying a home theatre surround sound system, but mainly want it for playing compact discs (mainly classical), with occassional DVD use. Can anyone recommend anything suitable?
    I am thinking of buying a home theatre surround sound system, but mainly want it for playing compact discs (mainly classical), with occassional DVD use. Can anyone recommend anything suitable?
    4 answers · Home Theatre · 10 years ago