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Hey, MetaFilter! We're having a theme week, as part of our fundraising month! The theme for this week is WEIRD SCIENCE! I want to see all kinds of science posts, about stuff I would NEVER learn if it weren't on MetaFilter! Old science, new science, weird forms of life, neat rocks, misbehaving AI, I want it all! Tag your posts weirdscience, and feel free to share them in this thread. FILL MY LIFE WITH WEIRD SCIENCE, MEFI! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 8, 2021 - 15 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Wrongness in the Kitchen

What's the weirdest/worst/dumbest/most obnoxious thing in your kitchen? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 15, 2017 - 299 comments

My first MeFi dream

So, do any of you have dreams involving MetaFilter? I just did. [more inside]
posted by kevinbelt on Jan 16, 2017 - 42 comments


Pretty sure an admin is not responsible for this. But: can anybody explain the existence of the MetaWTFilter twitter account? I'm guessing at this moment that it is not spam as it would be following more than 5 people if it were.
posted by JoeXIII007 on Dec 28, 2011 - 81 comments

Weirdo alert! No, wait...

Welcome MeFi's own Jeff Vandermeer, who says he's just popping his head in on Scattercat's post on The Weird, but it would be lovely if we could entice him to stay.
posted by Artw on Nov 1, 2011 - 46 comments

Chrome weirdness

Chrome weirdness : Something about the back button seems to get broken, especially after I post a reply in a thread, where I end up in an endless loop and can't back out of the thread unless I right click and choose something further back in the history. Anyone else experiencing this?
posted by crunchland on Jan 8, 2011 - 30 comments

It's a small Metafilter

In a new world record, I've already received my Secret Quonsar gift, 10 minutes after the final draw. [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Nov 26, 2010 - 45 comments

Hidden feature?

Ok, so whenever I hit Ctrl+Shift+A anywhere on Metafilter, a little thing pops up saying "Please enter the site you'd like to link!" What? For what? Is this a feature I was never informed about? By the way, I'm running Ubuntu Lucid, with Firefox.
posted by azarbayejani on Jun 21, 2010 - 28 comments

Twins on MeFi?

So I was reading that highly contentious cilantro thread, and I noticed that The Potate mentioned that he had a twin brother. Well I have a twin brother! And it got me thinking that we've never discussed how much twin action we have on the 'Filter.
So, twins! Pipe up! Is your twin on Metafilter too? (mine is) Are you identical? Fraternal? This weird genetic happenstance needs attention!
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Apr 15, 2010 - 124 comments

dum dum dum DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM

Um, is this a real member, troll, or a sock puppet? This post seems to strange to be true.... [more inside]
posted by Eleutherios on Dec 12, 2009 - 149 comments

I'm disgusted and repulsed and... and I can't look away

This AskMeFi post on what to do with your extracted teeth is completely bizarre - and noteworthy?
posted by lizbunny on Feb 23, 2009 - 63 comments

Is "weird" AskMe too chatty?

My 5 year old needs an answer to "What is the weirdest thing you've ever heard of?". Would this be considered chat-filter on AskMe (and therefore inappropriate)?
posted by Brocktoon on Dec 11, 2007 - 73 comments

AskMe Synchronicity

At last month's CT meetup, nomad observed that from time to time he would see two consecutive AskMe threads that, while not identical, would be similar enough in subject to be notable. Several theories were put forth, but then the tea tree oil toothpicks distracted us from writing a formal paper to submit to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal. He's been spending the last few weeks emailing me whenever he sees these "twin threads" (my term, not his). Here, for your thank-god-it's-not-a-callout enjoyment are the ones he's pointed out to me: How do I get rid of [skin abnormality]: 28255, 28256; What to do in London: 28678, 28679; Bottled water: 29417, 29418. (Related, somehow, to eponysterical posts)
posted by Plutor on Dec 21, 2005 - 29 comments

WTF AOL? Stripping URL's from Metafilter?

This is bizarre. A person claims they sent an email with a link to a MeFi discussion over AOL's email system and the mefi link was removed and replaced with an error URL. The error page states "There is at least one URL in your email that is generating substantial complaints from AOL members."

Anyone got AOL and can test this by sending a mefi link to another AOL member? It sounds too weird to be true.
posted by mathowie on Jun 20, 2005 - 57 comments

Ananova news is not the best of the web.

Ananova has quirkie news? Is this kind of link worthy of a front page post? I don't think so.
posted by TacoConsumer on Oct 7, 2001 - 4 comments

Just like something out of the Onion!

Maybe it's just me, but if just one more person says that any random amusing, ironic, or unusual news story is "just like something out of The Onion!", then I'm going to be forced to go on a massive, multi-state killing spree, and I'm going to take the time to lovingly spell out "METAFILTER MADE ME DO IT" with my victims' entrails.
posted by webmutant on Jul 2, 2001 - 12 comments

Metafilter of the weird

I'd just like to make a point about the way-too-predictable postings we get on Metafilter:
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 10, 2001 - 25 comments

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