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  • Cave crystal growth toward light?

    I once heard of a cave that was completely dark, but crystals deep in that cave grow in the direction of where light WOULD come from if light did penetrate the cave. This would probably be in the direction of the opening to the cave. Has anyone else heard of this? Can you point me to scientific articles regarding this phenomenon?

    3 AnswersEarth Sciences & Geology2 months ago
  • In French, what does it mean when a number is followed by "RE"?

    An example of this would be: 8RE.

    Would this be translated as: 8th? Or is there another meaning?

    3 AnswersLanguages7 years ago
  • Why doesn't Yahoo take abuse complaints seriously?

    Yahoo doesn't seem to take abuse complaints seriously. I am a member of a Yahoo group and recently there is an individual on the group who has been abusive and has also communicated direct terrorist threats against the personal safety of group members. This individual's actions are clearly in violation of Yahoo Terms of Service and Group Guidelines. I attempted to report this to the group moderator and received no response. I next attempted to report this to a Yahoo email address specifically intended for reporting problems with Yahoo groups. Still no response. I then attempted to submit the abuse complaint to Yahoo using their customer support page, but that page has apparently been deliberately hobbled so that it is not possible to submit a complaint via that means. So finally, I sent my complaint by email to Yahoo headquarters in California. Even after that I did not receive any response to the complain.

    So why does Yahoo ignore such complaints. Do they think it is preferable that someone be physically harmed or even killed by this individual before they will take any action to shut down his account?

    I suppose that my only real recourse at this point is to start posting this complaint everywhere on the internet until someone brings it to the attention of Yahoo. That really isn't the desireable path, but there doesn't seem to be any alternative if Yahoo will not respond to abuse complaints submitted through normal channels.

    1 AnswerYahoo Groups7 years ago
  • Where can I get a copy of the Torah?

    I would like to obtain a copy of the Torah that is either solely in Hebrew or, alternatively, Hebrew with inter-linear English. In addition it needs to be no larger than abour 4x6 and must have the ability to open flat - which probably means that it cannot be paperback. I've been looking at various web sites that have Jewish items, but so far everything I've seen has either been too large or two expensive. Does anyone know a web site that has what I have described?

    5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
  • Why hasn't Johnny Cash had any concerts recently?

    It has been a while. Does anyone know?

    6 AnswersCountry8 years ago
  • Is it ok to use return address labels sent by an organization seeking donations?

    If some organization sends a person return address labels and seeks a donation in return, is there any legal, moral or ethical obligation to not use those labels if that person doesn't make a contribution?

    3 AnswersLaw & Ethics8 years ago
  • Why do insects belly-up when they die?

    Why is it that insects (e.g. cockroaches) turn on their back before they die?

    3 AnswersOther - Home & Garden8 years ago
  • At what point is a person responsible for the death of another?

    First let me add that this is absolutely a hypothetical question and is not based on any actual event.

    First suppose that a person lives in a house (not an apartment, condo, townhouse, etc) alone. This person seldom has visitors. Now suppose that the only time that the front door of this home is used is if one of those occasional visitors comes to visit. Normally this person exits and leaves the home through the garage, which is on a differnt level than the front door. So that is the scenario.

    Now, suppose for some reason a person who is unknown, or at least initially unknown, were to leave a small infant in a baby carrier on the front poarch of this person's home. Because days go by where no one uses the front door, this baby, exposed to the elements, dies. If that happens, is the resident legally liable for the death of that infant even though that person did not know that someone was going to leave an infant at the front door without any prior or subsequent notification? The factor that makes me wonder about this has to do with the resident being the owner of the property and that property owners are at least on some level responsible for everything that happens on their property.

    But let's extend this just a bit further. In the first case the resident finally does look out the front door and realize that something was left there. Realizes it is an infant that has died, immediately calls emergency services (i.e. police) and explains the circumstances as accurately as possible. But in the second case, the resident never does know until one of the occasional visitors arrives at the front door and discovers the dead infant that the resident didn't even know was there - followed by notification by that individuals or the resident to emergency servers. In either case there was not attempt to practice any level of deception and notification to emergency services occurs as soon as the realization is made that the death of said infant has occurred.

    Ok, I know this is the product of an idle mind that didn't have anything better to do than think up stuff like this, but I'm interested in learning what the legal ramifications would be for the resident under these circumstances since the resident had no way of knowing that an infant would be dropped off at the front door.

    4 AnswersLaw & Ethics9 years ago
  • What is the "secret doctrine"?

    Can someone provide a simple, easy to understand explanation of the "secret doctrine" that theosophy speaks of? I've read HLB's books and to me there is no "secret" involved. She uses thousands of words to describe the concept of the "secret doctrine", but never actually comes out and gives a two or three sentence explanation that everyone can grasp.

    5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Grand ole Opry performer?

    I once heard that there was a Grand Ole Opry performer who had previously been a governor of some southern state. Is that true? If it is true, who was it? Roy Acuff doesn't count in this because even though he ran for governor once, he was defeated in the election and therefore was never actually a governor.

    2 AnswersCountry9 years ago
  • Why do angry people use a sweeping motion to clear a desk or table?

    TV and Movie directors are always sooooo predictable. If they want to show that someone is angry they have the individuals use a grand sweeping motion to knock everything off of a table or desk.

    Has anyone ever actually done this in real life? If so, how long were you under psychiatric care for being totally out of control psychologically?

    5 AnswersMovies9 years ago
  • In Les Miserables, what is Eponine's motivation for helping Cosette?

    When both Eponine and Cosette are children, Eponine is not very kind to Cosette due to the influence of the Thenardiers, her parents. Yet as adults even though Eponine could be a very real rival for Cosette for Marius's attentions, she goes out of her way to assist Marius in his relationship with Cosette. What is her motivation? Is it possibly to set the stage for her death scene and then later as a guide to heaven in the finale?

    2 AnswersTheater & Acting9 years ago
  • Can young women have obstructive sleep apnea?

    Is it possible for a young, very slender (5'6"/102 lbs), petite female to have sleep apnea? I recently started dating such a woman and she told me that sometimes she wakes up gasping for air and her heart is pounding. She has been told in the past that she snores. I thought that only people who were overweight or older can develop that condition.

    2 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Is it possible to roller-skate in a buffalo herd?

    I can see why there might be difficulties, but perhaps they are surmountable. Are there any authoratative answers?

    1 AnswerOther - Sports9 years ago
  • In a committed relationship, do you have sex without condom?

    I'm wondering how many couples, once they are in some form of committed relationship foregoe condoms for bareback sex and rely on other contraceptive measures.

    I suppose I am curious about this because in a former relation my gf and I used condoms every time until the day she moved in with me and that night when we were making out and I reached to get one from the nightstand she just said it wasn't necessary.

    4 AnswersSingles & Dating9 years ago
  • Would a lesbian woman consider marrying a man to appear heterosexual overtly?

    I am wondering whether there are many cases where a lesbian woman would consider marrying a stable man and perhaps even having children with him for the sake of appearing to the world as if she is fully heterosexual while at the same time being involved in a lesbian relationship with the full knowledge of the man she married. In other words, married with children for the sake of outward appearances so that she is free to truly love the woman who means more to her than anyone else.

    Personally, I would be open to marrying such a woman as long as we both went into the situation with eyes wide open. I would not be jealous of her relationship with her lesbian partner in exchange for the companionship she would provide.

    6 AnswersMarriage & Divorce9 years ago
  • What is the trick to separating eggs?

    I will admit that I'm not much of a cook. In fact I'm a fairly terrible cook. But I do want to learn more.

    So anyhow I wanted to try this recipe that I found and it said to separate two eggs. So I put one on either end of the kitchen counter but I wasn't sure what to do next because the eggs just sat there and finally I had to give up and had a hot dog for supper.

    What did I do wrong?

    8 AnswersCooking & Recipes10 years ago