Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Before the War

Anonymous asked:
What does "antebellum" mean?

Solace answered:
Belonging to the period before a war, as in the Civil War.


Monday, August 30, 2004

Gender-Vision

Anonymous asked:
How far along do you have to be in your pregnancy to find out the sex of the baby?


InsectQueen answered:
The sex of the baby can usually be seen by the 20 weeks scan :)


ANG87 answered:
At 16 weeks some doctors can tell what the sex is, but its not an exact reading. The best time would probably be around 5-6 months.


Friday, August 27, 2004

Tylenoliver

Anonymous asked:
How dangerous is it to take acetaminophen (Tylenol, other) before drinking alcohol?


Solace answered:
Both acetaminophn & alcohol are removed from the body by the liver. Too much of either can be dangerous. If you drink more than a couple of alcoholic drinks per day & are taking acetamenophine, this is not good. Contact your doctor or pharmacist & ask them.


Thursday, August 26, 2004

Painfully Funny

Anonymous asked:
I am INCREDIBLY scared. I have to have some wisdom teeth removed. I don't know what to think. Sometimes I find myself crying over it. Am I being silly? One of the teeth is halfway out of the gum, other half in. THe other tooth seems to be fully out, but more on a part of the tooth than the other. I am so scared. Is it going to hurt? I do not want to be put to sleep. HELP!!!!


Joni38 answered:
Get nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and you will be fine. It won't be a bed of roses but it won't be awful either and the gas is kinda fun. I am a terrible chicken at the dentist and have had sev. teeth pulled and that is what I do.


Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Bonded

Anonymous asked:
My aunt's husband died more than 10 years ago and owed taxes to the IRS. She had a counselor who told her not to ask for his social security payments. She has now gone to SSI to get social security and explained that her counselor told her not to request it. SSI then sent her a check for over $15,000 for back payments. She went to the bank to deposit the money and was told by the teller that they were obligated to tell the IRS and that IRS would probably take the money from her to pay her dead husband's taxes if she didn't make an investment. They talked her into buying a $5,000 bond. My first question is, 'doesn't SSI automatically report earning to IRS anyway?' Second, 'can they still come after her after 10 years to get taxes her dead husband owed?' Third, 'does the bank have the right to make statements like that?' Please let us know. My aunt is easily swayed and we feel she may have been taken advantage of.


shoes answered:
Anything over $10,000 is reported to the IRS. The bank can tell her anything--but I doubt they would do it for a $5000 bond. She can consult a tax attorney, or call the IRS herself. They will tell her eveything she needs to know. (They aren't as bad as we might think--they are there to help.)


Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The Weight of the Wind

Anonymous asked:
Does wind have weight?

Meg answered:
AIR has weight. At sea level it is about 15lbs to the square inch (1 atmosphere). Wind is the MOVEMENT of air, it contains ENERGY but is no heavier than the surrounding air. Wind can move a windmill with its energy. If wind were heavier than the surrounding air, it would always fall to sea level, so there would never be stratospheric winds.


Monday, August 23, 2004

Positively Confused

Anonymous asked:
I have had no symptoms of pregnancy other than a missed period. I did a pregnancy test and the first one was definitely positive, and the second was void, and then the third was negative. Is it possible that I am pregnant?


SPRICE131 answered:
I am pretty sure that if you tested positive the first time and read the results during the time you were supposed to then it is positive. Normally positives are always right unless you are taking a medication that contains the hcg hormone.


Friday, August 20, 2004

Metro-Sex in the City

Anonymous asked:
What is a metrosexual?

Mara answered:
An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Animal answers

Anonymous asked:
What are baby rabbits and beavers called?

Tootsiesmom answered:
A baby rabbit is called one of 2 names; bunny or leveret. Either is correct. And a baby beaver is a kitten.


Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Paris anyone?

Anonymous asked:
Help! Should I take a chance and move to Paris?


momof2 answered:
Hell yeah! You'll regret it later if you don't!


meg answered:
Why not? Think it through and check it out, but like momof2 says - if you don't you'll regret it later. It may go wrong - who knows? But at least you will have tried.



Anonymous replied:
Thanks guys! I am trying to make this decision and something deep in me says "go" even though it does not make a ton of sense. haha



momof2 added:
I'm assuming you're young, not married, no kids, no strings attached here in the U.S. (or England). Take a chance in life and you just never know where life will take you. Good luck and Bonjour!


Monday, August 16, 2004

The Full Houses of Congress

Anonymous asked:
How many representatives are in Congress?


MtlCstr asked:
House of Represntatives -- 435 Members -- 4 Delegates -- 1 Resident Commissioner. Senate -- 100 Senators





Friday, August 13, 2004

Land-o-cane

Jodysgirl asked:
Can Hurricanes Strengthen Once they make landfall?


B3LLD4NDY answered:
No they can't. Hurricanes only form over water which has a temperature of 27 degrees centigrade or higher. The water is the hurricanes energy source. On land there is no water to fuel the hurricane so it becomes a smaller disturbance Eg: a storm or just heavy rainfall.


Thursday, August 12, 2004

Here comes Charley!

Anonymous asked:
I have a jeep wrangler with a soft top. I'm about to be hit by Hurricane Charley. Leave top up or take it down?


Misha answered:

Thats a toughy! If you leave it up, it might be ripped off, and if you leave it off, your interior gets soaked.....why can't you put it in a garage? Even pay for space?

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Ex-caping

Anonymous asked:
What advice can you offer me on a situation where someone has been divorced for 10 years and they are still having difficulties with their ex husband. She is now living on their own with her ex husband living on the same road, visiting a public place she works in all making it difficult at times for her to conduct a normal life. I should mention here that there are 2 children involved, both of which have moved out of home but, have both asked their dad to stay away from their mum, to which it has been completely ignored. The man in question has (whilst married) hit the wife, and since the divorced continued to have a great impact on her life, including turning up at he house shouting and banging for no reason, putting letters through her door, texting her, has even given her funny phone calls for a length of time, which was during the time in which her mum passed away and he was fully aware and didn?t spare a feeling for a moment. He has never contributed financially towards the children (except for ?100 a month to the son in university, which started only 2 months ago!!!) but his mum has struggled to get by on her own rather than provoke him or have anymore contact with him than necessary. . He has married and divorced and had many partners all the whole this is going on, it seems every time a partners ends a relationship with him his ex wife cops it! He has even made her fear for her life. she has tried to do what she thought was best for 10 years but has now finally decided enough is enough (thankfully) she has now contacted the police, to which i feel i am proud but also worried now that she has to handle it the best way possible, as after many many years of suffering she does not need any messy court cases. If anyone can offer any advice it would be greatly appreciated? many thanks


bubbaqgal answered:
He can only text her if she or someone she knows gave him her number. If she really wants to be rid of him she needs to move. Most women would not have put up with this for 10 years.



Misha answered:
I agree, she needs to move and get a private number. Get the police involved. I don't know how it is in the UK, but here in the States, the guy needs to actually harm the woman before the police step in! Her best bet is to move, change jobs and just keep a lookout for this creep. 10 years is way too long to put up with this!





Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Fertility issues in the roach motel

Anonymous asked:
What are the side effects from being in a building when its being fumegated for bugs?


Werra answered:
Some of the poison they use can cause low sperm count as it is used to make the roaches sterile. It can also cause lung damage and irregular heartbeat (heart palpitations).


Monday, August 09, 2004

Taffy was a what?

B3LLD4NDY asked:
Does anyone know what this old Engish rhyme means and why the person wrote it? 'Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief, Taffy came into my house and stole a side of beef. Went round Taffy's house, Taffy wasn't in, I jumped upon his Sunday hat and poked it with a pin.'

meg answered:
In the old days, the Welsh used to raid the English cattle across the border between England and Wales. The English used to try to retaliate.

Armstrong answered:
Dunno what it means, but I remember it from childhood and that it had some hand actions too. Anyone remember what the actions were? (I know it might be hard to describe them in words...!)

Friday, August 06, 2004

Puppy Love or Puppy Lie?

Anonymous asked:
I NEED ANSWERS: Girls this is a question for you. I have had a friend that is a girl for a year now. And well she just moved about 2 months ago. Well she came to visit last week and it seemed as if she was giving me hints that she liked me but she had already rejected me when I asked her out before. The hints that I was getting were... I had asked her if she liked my friend. She said yes. and after that I said I thought you liked me. She said I can like 2 people at once can't I. The reason why I said I thought you liked me is because before this she said I think this song is about you and me. The song is country and it is by andy griggs. Its called she thinks she needs me and she told me to change everything in the song to he which met for that song she was saying i think i need her but she really needed me. That was another hint. And the last one I got was when she put her head on my shoulder when her parents went in to check out a hotel room. This seemed like enough so later that night when they were taking me home I held her hand and put my arm around her. The next day when she got home which I might add she lives 6 hours away I called her. I asked her if the night before met anything she said no. Her friend was there could that be why. She lives 6 hours away and she doesn't want to get into a long distance realationship. Or do you think she really did feal something. I mean she has said she liked me before but that was a one day thing. So ladies what is up can you give me an answer because she wont. or do you just think the answer she gave me is true? Then again why would she let me put my arm around her and hold her hand with her saying she was comfortable when I asked her.

Cody answered:
I think she does have some feelings for you.

Coolmommychick answered:
Actors do this stuff all the time. At least the ones I know. They flirt with everyone. All their friends are flirt buddies. They hold hands, kiss, fondle, and practically are all over each other. But at the end of the day when they are asked about a relationship, the person who did all the flirting is confused. Its a very strange thing, but it happens a lot. I would take it as a flirtatous relationship until she says otherwise.

Maci answered:
I think she likes you alot but she dosen't want to be with you around her friends.

Anonymous answered:
Dude- I hope I am not to late to respond. The girl has feelings for you. You are totally @#$%ing it up. The more interest you show in this girl, the less she will show in you. You need way to many assurances for a girl to be comfortable. They want to liked but not over liked. I tell you this because I wish you the best. If I could have just been content taking the gifts that woman gave me without asking for it to be explained or demanding more....


Thursday, August 05, 2004

Car Trouble

MARY CAT LADY asked:
My friend was working on my car but could not fix it. I kept calling to say I'd have it towed to the shop. He hung up and has the phone off the hook. They can't tow it unless he puts the key in it and the wheel etc back on and he won't answer the phone, the cops won't butt in, what should I do I just want my car to get fixed?

Rosalie answered:
Stop phoning and go over there! You will be much harder to deal with in person than on the phone. Go get it.

Shipwrecked with Friday

Anonymous asked:
What does Robinson Crusoe call the only other person on the island where he is shipwrecked?

Horselova592 answered:
Friday.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Tourettes

Anonymous asked:
What is Tourettes syndrome?

Eratimus answered:
A neurological disorder with four basic features: motor tics (may be sudden twitches of the head, eyeblinks, grimacing or repetitive touching); vocal tics (the uttering of noises, words, or phrases); the symptoms come and go, and vary in intensity; and the symptoms change over time. Although the symptoms are involuntary, some people can suppress them for seconds or longer. A high percentage of students with TS also have problems with learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder , and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

A Gaggle of Mice

AnswerBus asked:
A group of geese is a gaggle, what is the term for a group of mice?

Meg answered:
A nest of mice or a mischief of mice.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Hair-hand Coordination

AnswerBus712602 asked:
Why do I always give myself a bad haircut?

Coolmommychick answered:
Because you can't see the back of your head. Its also hard to cut your own hair straight because while you are looking at where you are cutting, you could be turning your head without knowing it.

Bushwacked Q & A

Anonymous asked:
What President of the United States of America was not elected, but made president?

Anonymous answered:
Gerald Ford.

kitty1000 answered:
George W. Bush.

Squidagram

Anonymous asked:
Where can I find a fully labelled squid?

Anonymous answered:
Go to Google and click on images and type in "squid diagram."