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  1. Are black holes exists? (black hole formation)
  2. Delivery methods: why do we iodize salt and fluoridate water?
  3. Are there photographs of the ORIGINAL Amber Room?
  4. Do animals understand the concept of names?
  5. where is IE8?????
  6. The Simulation Argument versus Relativity
  7. What's Wrong with the Name Fu Manchu?
  8. Sieve of Eratosthenes
  9. When a crime isn't really a crime
  10. Could James Glanton have uprighted his Jeep with a jack?
  11. How Did People Hunt Mammoth?
  12. Electrical question: can I mount a wired power strip directly on an unfinished basement wall?
  13. What should I do about a puddle in the garage?
  14. Question about 'random number generators' and their seeds (with respect to real world cryptography)
  15. Boxers and the IRS
  16. Toxoplasmosis in wildlife
  17. Our dogs and their scat fetish.
  18. Car trn off when idling
  19. Is there a word for this? (similar to erosion)
  20. At what point in history did China become a lower income country?
  21. text editor--how to cut/paste columns, not rows?
  22. Accuracy of GPS digital coords?
  23. Google Chrome Question about those 8 "most visited site" panels
  24. The Why of Fruit Labels
  25. why do engines fast-idle when cold?
  26. sidewalk deicing problem
  27. problem with MS Access
  28. Could the Army & Marines operate their own A-10s if they wanted to?
  29. Stuck......1099 Tax Question
  30. Solar heating
  31. An odd Youtube video that I have a question about...
  32. What happens when a corporation runs out of money and there is nothing left?
  33. Where To Find Car Light Screw?
  34. International Shipping of Vodka
  35. Elon Musk : "Retire on Mars" : feasible?
  36. How can i own an abandoned car?
  37. Obama's promise to gift people
  38. Why Pen Won't Write On Some Paper?
  39. What's the point of a "market neutral" mutual fund?
  40. Quick, easy water heater question
  41. Why are my florescent floodlights burning out?
  42. Urine retention and urinary tract infections...where does the bacteria come from?
  43. String Theory
  44. Excel VBA open website and paste something in a box
  45. LED bulbs and heat
  46. Difference between CR123A batteries and [brand] 123?
  47. ID on raptor species
  48. Use for "suicide cables"?
  49. Legal Question About Affluenza Case
  50. How many Vienna All Beef Franks can you eat?
  51. Printing webpages WYSIWYG
  52. When did it become aceptible for stars to appear in tv commercials?
  53. spray foam insulation...is it worth it?
  54. Gerunds after "is"
  55. Grammar question: is or are (banking jargon, ugh)
  56. Were the constellations closer to the images/figures they represent in ancient times?
  57. Vatican finances
  58. Does the pope wear pants?
  59. Could I Replace My Skull With One Made Of Titanium?
  60. Jupiter Ignites. What happens?
  61. What are the six branches of human knowledge represented by the menorah?
  62. Who was Doghouse Riley?
  63. Can autoland land a damaged plane?
  64. Can you batch print from Google Docs(drive) and if so, how?
  65. Can you "print" an html file to a pdf file?
  66. Submarine Class Names
  67. What is written on this wall after the Benghazi attack?
  68. Evolution question - asian eye skin flap
  69. Kindle Fire: Screen Won't Unlock. Cracked Glass.
  70. Quick Star Question
  71. Need help diagnosing plasma tv issues
  72. Christmas Elements that Predate Christianity
  73. How cold can moving water get without freezing?
  74. Pedal configuration in RHD cars
  75. US Travel around 1776?
  76. What is a Catholic mission church?
  77. Leveraging existing satellite signal cable for OTA antenna--can it be done?
  78. Does Preventative Medical Reduce Health Care Costs?
  79. Chicago during the holidays
  80. What city is this?
  81. Whats the best way to write a resume when your employer has been bought,merged and changed names?
  82. Gmail question.
  83. Toilet with grinder? (big poop problem)
  84. Trash bags and wild animals
  85. Martian Polar caps-Snow or frost?
  86. Will random rocks sharpen swords?
  87. Heating advice needed
  88. Old saying [origin: Too old to cut the mustard]
  89. Question for dentist regarding crowns
  90. Cited for Expired/No Vehicle Inspection in a Different State?
  91. How autonomous are drones?
  92. Question about Freemasonry: Different times it takes to be passed and raised
  93. Survival guide says to eat ashes...
  94. Editable PDFs online?
  95. Why is the electrical grid ground referenced?
  96. Is criminal amnesty really a thing?
  97. Why do some colleges insist that students live on campus?
  98. Giant man-with-wings statue?
  99. Explain to me why I'm wrong (math and probability)
  100. What is this trail in the sky?
  101. When are you really married?
  102. Odds of Winning Megamillions Jackpot Compared to Being Killed by an Asteroid
  103. Using the wrong motor oil - dangers
  104. US Healthcare Question (prompted by Classic Simpsons)
  105. Is the Spanish Quarter in Paris the same as the Latin Quarter?
  106. How do you "isolate" the vocals in a song?
  107. Burning a CD from MP3's?
  108. Anyone going to the Chriskindlemarkt?
  109. Do payments in kind count towards wages?
  110. HP32Sii and HP35S probability functions help
  111. Could This EVER Happen? (Defense Council called as Prosecution Witness)?
  112. WWII Japanese and German alignment
  113. Why does it get colder after the Winter Solstice?
  114. Linguistic studies of non-native error patterns?
  115. Physics help - sliding a fire engine
  116. How do Chinese kids learn their ABC when there's no ABC to learn?
  117. how to get rid of Carbonite
  118. Ever sold a gold crown?
  119. Speeding cameras in Maryland?
  120. If former military personnel reveal secrets, who goes after them?
  121. University Accreditation
  122. Getting ready to (re)take Calculus after 12 years, looking for good lecture videos/sources
  123. How often do Hindu women replace the red dot on their foreheads?
  124. Measuring wattages of living animals?
  125. Culture Orbital: Mass and orbit questions
  126. DropBox, SkyDrive, etc. How secure against data loss?
  127. Were The Chinese The First To Discover Australia
  128. Historical effective tax rates
  129. What is a "Jack"
  130. The familiar sound of a cough
  131. Who names the chemical elements ?
  132. Any good resources on emergence?
  133. helicopters q's: rotor blade integrity/strength and autorotation
  134. Why does arresting+booking seem to be such an indispensible part of the US law enforcement process?
  135. So has the SDMB ever been the origin of a broader cultural phenomena?
  136. California labor laws
  137. Can you help me ID this drinking glass?
  138. How, exactly does a CPU generate heat?
  139. Do they make switches with built-in light fixtures?
  140. What media is illegal to own in the United States
  141. WhatsApp help needed
  142. Anyone know of a "what beeped?" app for Mac?
  143. How important was King George III in the American Revolution?
  144. WTH does WTF really mean?
  145. Did you shop at Dominick's? Where to now?
  146. Historical Frequency of Flight Delays
  147. Why do bankers want higher inflation?
  148. What kind of sorcery is this!? [missing tiles optical illusion]
  149. What does it mean to "make an emotional claim on someone"?
  150. Removing a blanked inlet to waste pipe under sink
  151. What're breast cancer survival rates like these days?
  152. Are there any known descendants of any Anglo-Saxon royal families?
  153. Etymology of British slang "takes the piss"
  154. Why is my daughter's abdomen tinted green?
  155. Whene Will NASA Send a Rover to Mar's North Pole?
  156. How to compare two HEX dumps?
  157. Installing new thermostat - need C wire
  158. Adjusting my Inkjet printer
  159. Physics setup? On up escalator, holding on, pivot, push, accel., pivot right on landing
  160. Car heating system question
  161. Under what conditions is Niven's Ringworld unstable?
  162. What does this mean? (British English translation needed)
  163. Telephone number that shows up on caller ID "out of order"?
  164. Does high body fat index person take longer to starve?
  165. Washing Machine: Detergent First? Why?
  166. Mug Shots - What's Up With the Towel?
  167. Electrical Outlets Doesn't Work in Apartment
  168. Oliver Twist In "Victorian Era" US (sort of) or What were almshouses actually like?
  169. Computer question: What is a binary vs ASCII file?
  170. What would happen if the speed of sound were equal to the speed of light?
  171. So, if you get a ton of views on YouTube, will they just give you the money...?
  172. When creating a new mobile app..
  173. Wireless rear speakers in a surround sound system.
  174. Buying car from tow yard with lien?
  175. What sort of organism would be harmed by human saliva or blood? (aka Humans as Cthulu)
  176. Does the white horse in Revelations represent Christ or the Antichrist?
  177. Car CV joint question
  178. Brain imaging for diagnosing mental disorders
  179. More Auto Accidents Just Before Christmas?
  180. Space elevator questions
  181. Do doctors prescribe placebo?
  182. Should a refinished rim have paint/powdercoat on the mounting face?
  183. Employee liability vs Employer liability if an employee gets scammed out of money on the job
  184. How many years of math and physics training to "understand" (see text) 'Path Integral Formulation'
  185. Builders/carpenters: what do these measurements relate to (14 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 18 ½ | 37.8 cm x 16.2 cm
  186. Lease Calculation
  187. Is there a legal peaceful way to end the US government?
  188. Cost of living in mid 1960's?
  189. How were soldiers, sailors, etc, paid during WW2?
  190. How to make sense of Cable service
  191. Why Do cars "Go Out of Alignment"?
  192. Why do showers burst/drip some time after shutting off?
  193. Using Electricity from home to charge car battery
  194. Customer gives Target cashier a $100 gift card
  195. RF Signals: When to Use a Repeater?
  196. Tropical Oasis at the South Pole
  197. Can cancer be weaponized as a political assassination tool
  198. .308 vs 7.62 NATO question. Need answer before 12/24!!
  199. What is the proper scientific name for "“microbial alchemy.”?
  200. Palace ofVsailles: What Were The Bathrooms Like?
  201. Different kinds of humans
  202. Lost Product Key for MS Word, am I SOL?
  203. Question about rare old vacuum-tube radio collecting
  204. Zero Gravity Day—Straight Dope Please
  205. Is USB 3.0 backwards compatible?
  206. How is the battle between Bayesians and Frequentists going? And is it a war or a friendly squabble?
  207. Question about shortest day
  208. Switch user on Windows 7 (not as braindead as it sounds)
  209. Which chip is a motherboard battery powering?
  210. How do I re-download skype?
  211. power consumption for residential furnace blower?
  212. I don’t understand how to share photos with Dropbox
  213. What's the sense of the German phrase 'morgen noch mal'?
  214. Toilet Repair
  215. house is 600 meters from a dragway
  216. Cooking with noise?
  217. "I'm down with that": history of the expression?
  218. Tightening exercises for scarred lower abdominal muscles?
  219. Microsoft Excel Web Queries
  220. When does the ACA Individual Mandate actually start?
  221. Is adult-onset diabetes always linked to obesity? (I have type II, aka the "fat and forty" one)
  222. What industries are there no small/obscure players?
  223. Could you launch an Exocet from an A-1 Skyraider?
  224. Scientific name for boogers
  225. "Walking off" an ankle injury
  226. Bracket for fixing squeaking floors from below?
  227. Interest rate calculator
  228. How do I watch TV on my computer (Comcast)?
  229. Mercedes stop-start: how's it work?
  230. Would humans raised on heavy gravity worlds be physical supermen or not?
  231. Fabricating metal plates for skulls?
  232. The history of small insurgent groups taking VIP hostages
  233. buying car with lien
  234. Quick Facebook how-to question
  235. Still cameras for surveillance - just a cliché?
  236. Gold braid around National flags.
  237. Kitchen electrical question
  238. Was the Ashurbanipal Library at Nineveh the oldest library in history?
  239. Bypassing the stomach to allow unlimited eating
  240. Giving "No quarter" in war
  241. Raytheon claims about data generated
  242. Help me ship a package to Denmark, please!
  243. New Tab in Google Chrome
  244. Can I request a refund from the town and state for a traffic violation?
  245. Personal Heart Monitor
  246. DVD autorun formatting question....from a computer tech
  247. Yet another Chrome question
  248. Ethnically Ashkenazi - what does that mean?
  249. The Star of Bethlehem
  250. How do I put songs on my iPod?

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