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  1. Speeches with a small group behind the speaker?
  2. Inertia and my wheelbarrow
  3. What is this weird pattern of streets in China? (Google Maps)
  4. Transferring files to a new computer -- fast method?
  5. The Market for Meteorite Fragments
  6. The Next K-T Level Extinction Event
  7. At work, how do you mark you time?
  8. Exporting file names as a list
  9. Landmark Seen During Tour de France Coverage
  10. Regaining feeling decades after paralysis?
  11. Will it harm an ice maker to run it without water?
  12. Can't set Firefox as default browser.
  13. Do I have to explain why I quit my job?
  14. Is It Posssible to Bankrupt Someone by Giving Them Assets or Money?
  15. What's a "Money" Cat?
  16. 2 questions about breasts
  17. Red light cameras: Does every single flash equal a photograph?
  18. African Canadians ?
  19. Did Howard Hughes Meet Melvin Dummer in the Nevada Desert?
  20. How much to pay a house sitter?
  21. Can someone date this wick lighter for me?
  22. Ancient China - the lowly status of butchers?
  23. The antithesis of Bartleby...
  24. Completely improbable FM DX radio propagation
  25. Coprimes and polynomials: gcd (x, f(x)) = 1?
  26. Why do bartenders do this?
  27. American Money and the National Debt
  28. Linux command to remove a file only if it's a certain size?
  29. Apartments in Norway?
  30. Diagnose this car problem - transmission related
  31. How do Chinese spell words over the phone?
  32. Online vs Regular Savings Accounts
  33. Uh: money orders and check cashing (need answer fast!)
  34. Interstellar asteroids
  35. Educational broadcasts/internet resources in the US for recent immigrants, underpriviledged, etc.
  36. President "Sore-Toe"
  37. Legal Ethics- Recommending a Lawyer
  38. Anyone taken the Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Mongolian, or Trans-Manchurian)?
  39. Can your parent's genes be extracted from you?
  40. What is Gmail telling me as far as available space goes?
  41. Explain this headstone to me
  42. Exactly what is the trick used on CosmicFingerprints?
  43. What animal is making these holes?
  44. Replacing "horn and airbag assembly" on 1993 Saturn SL2
  45. What is a 'corporation in suspense'?
  46. Can one see the Blue Angels while they are parked at Boeing Field?
  47. How does the gas pump not pop out?
  48. DVD region settings - limited number of changes
  49. What's needed to convene a constitutional convention in California?
  50. Percentage of homes along Gulf Coast without A/C?
  51. Why didn't the Germans use the occupied territories as bargaining chip in 1918?
  52. iTunes can't find files that are _right there_
  53. Will freezing kill ants?
  54. What Language Has The Longest Alphabet?
  55. Did puritans preach from tubs?
  56. Teach me how to bend spoons with my mind
  57. Acer support group?
  58. Can I buy beer from the distributor?
  59. Silver round
  60. High Intensity Training (HIT) .. does it really work?
  61. Will the Moller Skycar ever be ready?
  62. Facebook - removing somebody from a friend list
  63. Who had launch authority during the "Beer Summit"?
  64. Pine Cones on Arborvitae
  65. How many raindrops fall every day?
  66. Soft soled clean shoes to enter a rail car?
  67. Was the Led Zep gig at O2 in London 2007 filmed, and will it be released on DVD?
  68. Is there a specific term for a member of a Diet?
  69. How do you prounce Connecticut?
  70. What's the Protocol for Translating Wikipedia?
  71. Buying a car at a police auction?
  72. Would a massive volcanic eruption significantly mitigate global warming?
  73. Medicare question
  74. So I updated from IE 6 to IE 8....
  75. What real benefits to AARP membership?
  76. What do you know about Apollo Global Management LLC ?
  77. Rotten Seiko watch
  78. Motorcyle jackets and weather
  79. How do you raise gg laying chickens.
  80. Origin of "All swans are white"?
  81. Identify this cane-with-pee-spout
  82. Can I put my old credit card statements in the recycling if the cards are expired?
  83. New Refrigerator reliability?
  84. Korean Nationalist Religion
  85. Do magazines generally pay for interviews of famous people?
  86. Where does the light go?
  87. What is the straight dope on Amsoil?
  88. How Good Are Artificial Knees These Days?
  89. How much do credit cards add to the cost of general merchandise?
  90. Please explain to me this Christian bumper-sticker
  91. So, I want to go wireless, and get a netbook for home and travel.
  92. strength training and sore muscles
  93. Uninstallshield ????
  94. Cash for Clunkers, Destroying Engines
  95. Will Tetrafluoroethane from a gas duster evaporate?
  96. Origin of this photo of a defenestrated locomotive?
  97. Bail bondsman fees.
  98. So what really was life like in the Eastern Bloc?
  99. Do any mythologies have an anti-muse?
  100. Anyone know the NLS (National Language Service) code the en_GB (British English)
  101. Framed posters getting kind of wrinkly?
  102. Free software for listing file sizes
  103. Are helmets required for motorcycle riders in California?
  104. Chipped A Granite Countertop
  105. Has a land vehicle ever skimmed across water?
  106. Protocols for Using names of British Aristocracy
  107. Psychology - Cognitive Biases
  108. Spouse is to widow as parent is to...?
  109. Why does the new day start at 12AM?
  110. Are AMD and Intel processors noticeably different?
  111. Windows Vista: Time displayed changes while logging off
  112. Are there any 'useful' viruses to humans?
  113. cash for clunkers and the govt controlling your computer
  114. Re "50 things you are not supposed to know" has anyone fact checked these claims?
  115. AE vs. BE: use of autumn vs fall
  116. Car idling around 600 RPM at stoplights- not good, right?
  117. Growing nectarines
  118. Does "the gas turn the bodies pink"?
  119. Grammar question: "to have" or "to have" not?
  120. Aiming in billiards
  121. Hail, roof damage and insurance
  122. Battery
  123. Professional Hunters in Africa, armed?
  124. Could they have dropped a nuclear bomb on the moon?
  125. Explosive power of 30 mm HEI round
  126. A swimming pool on the Moon.
  127. Cinnamon Gum
  128. Arriving at the airport with a bag full of cash
  129. Why can laptops not resize the display properly?
  130. I came this >< close to liking Windows 7 - odd connectivity issues
  131. Help me waste less time, computer related
  132. Deaths from Drunk Driving (US)
  133. What do I do with these old coins?
  134. So, why does one need a prescription for distance glasses, but not reading ones?
  135. Linked-in question - Can I have two profiles?
  136. plaintiff dismissal (foreclosure)
  137. What are the rules on showing people's faces on TV?
  138. Microwaving a cup of water before nuking the popcorn improves results? Why?
  139. I just bought a clock radio that sets its own time. How does it do that?
  140. sending a tv to soldier deployed in Iraq
  141. How exactly did Christian von Brunswick die?
  142. Tell me about cleaning and scanning old slides and negatives
  143. Stealth software that will pop up messages at future dates?
  144. "Your Your Own Worst Enemy" Quote
  145. Does someone have any legal protection against a spouse who decides to cease gainful employment?
  146. Why a sobriety test?
  147. Defragging with DiRMS
  148. How old was Jesus when he was said to be crucified?
  149. Two Q's about US 66 and travel in the old timey days.
  150. PC freezes on start up when hard drive is attached.
  151. Mentioning Settlement Offers at Trial
  152. Internet Explorer weirdness - help needed
  153. Tracing streaming video
  154. What are the residency requirements for a Psychiatrist?
  155. Popcorn from a burning/burnt corn field
  156. What the heck happened to my car?
  157. Outsourcing My Personal Bookkeeping.
  158. Neurology question about boiling someone alive
  159. What's the deal with Facebook?
  160. Usgae question: "A homework"
  161. Police Badges
  162. What is happening when I push on the corner of my eye and "see" a halo?
  163. Massage as therapy for Diabetic Neuropathy
  164. Is the world really getting overcrowded?
  165. Paying for street fairs on public streets?
  166. Q. for lawyers and cops about accidents and police reports.
  167. Doonesbury - the baby woman's birthday?
  168. "Industrial strenth" hand-dryers?
  169. We've Talked About This Before (Network Adapter), But....
  170. Digital Picture Frames
  171. So there was this creepy painting on ebay..
  172. Obama Birth Conspiracy #438: 39 Social Security Numbers.
  173. Abandoned railroad trackage and rights-of-way, still shown in Google Earth
  174. How do corporations establish credit?
  175. Getting sued for sharing music files
  176. When did "time delays" come into the chess picture?
  177. Blurred Home Videos
  178. Did California's gay marriage ban pass due to black voters?
  179. Care for aging books.
  180. Help with Windows bottom-bar-thingum
  181. Any way to tell if a machine uses 3-phase power?
  182. Doper medicos: excessive consumption of sugar and behavioral problems?
  183. Blowdryer Usage: Air Velocity, Heat, etc.
  184. How did "The Mob" come to mean organized crime?
  185. Are there any non-royal british aristocracy still living on old money?
  186. Islamic commentaries
  187. Natural born citizen?
  188. Are Water Piks worthwhile?
  189. I put too much oil in my trimmer's gas tank
  190. What are the ants "farming" on my sunflowers?
  191. Why is Cuba suffering from the recession?
  192. MS outlook set up
  193. What is Obama's proposed health care solution, in a nutshell
  194. Casting ballots for multiple people
  195. Can an animal be legally prosecuted?
  196. Applying for graduate school
  197. Tow truck company must accept 8800 pennies?
  198. Another question about birther so-called logic
  199. Stock Dividends
  200. Where can I get colored golf balls?
  201. 401k withdrawl to use for house down payment
  202. MSA (Multple System Atrophy), anyone?
  203. Entomologists: What the heck are these moths doing?!?
  204. Legal drug use & employer drug tests
  205. USA healthcare... what happens to homeless diabectics?
  206. What if the Birthers are right?
  207. Draw 2 amps from a 75 amp hr trolling battery
  208. Math Problem
  209. Armenians in Jerusalem
  210. What, exactly, causes edema?
  211. Gold Standard & wealth creation
  212. Psychology of kids wishing for a cast
  213. "Remiss" or "Remiss not" (usage/grammar question)
  214. Help me understand Afghanistan time.
  215. Nature buffs, what animal/insect made this little burrow in the sand?
  216. Group Theory Hybridization (chemistry)
  217. Keeping Tomatoes Out of the Refridgerator
  218. What was Chris Watson's citizenship?
  219. Why does the phone work during blackouts?
  220. Heads of State/Goverment with the most air kills?
  221. Chase Sapphire Card: Does yours have a magnetic strip?
  222. info about a company
  223. How does "Yoda speak" translate to spanish?
  224. Simulating the voltage from an active phone line
  225. What did I see in the sky the other night?
  226. Age limits for infant vaccinations?
  227. Video on iPhone (and other phones too)
  228. Are there any countries or places with a "culture of aviation?"
  229. Law Firm Billing
  230. Question about RAM and that card-shuffling sound
  231. What to do when Gnome hangs?
  232. True vs Apparent Wind
  233. Is there a cheap way to practice with a CAD/modeling package?
  234. Quickest way to dry wet fabric you're wearing.
  235. Does HIPAA require doctor's offices to call you by your first name?
  236. I there any evidence that punishing dogs "after the fact" does no good ?
  237. Steel-Toed Shoes on Aircraft: Yea or Nay
  238. What could cause these frequent BSoDs on Vista?
  239. Hand washing water temperature
  240. Drilling, machining gadolinium metal
  241. Fiat Money and stability of the markets
  242. I have a voltmeter. Can I make a simple metal detector
  243. How much for a domestic supercomputer?
  244. How will concurrent programming languages work?
  245. Is there an "Obama Health Care Plan for Dummies"?
  246. Understanding American Health Care - Case 1: John Smith gets Diabetes
  247. Federal obscenity question
  248. Do People Stiil Get killed by Landmines in Russia?
  249. How can I find out what's happening with this Cayman based company?
  250. Biggest household toaster?

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