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February 24[edit]

Historical locations in the Isle of Man[edit]

I'm working on an article about a legendary person from Manx folklore. The tale concerning him mentions a journey from the Isle of Man to Norway. I have been unable to find several of the locations mentioned, probably due to the passage of time. I want to be able to chart them on a map. The version in which they were mentioned was printed in 1884. The locations I have been unable to find are (in bold):

  • Shergdydoo (possibly Shergdy Dhoo) along the coast road from St Patrick's Isle. Either a place or a stream.
  • Footpath along the Clagadh - possibly a stream or river
  • death place of 12 druids, ordered burnt by St Patrick.
  • Lough Balla (possibly Ballaugh)
  • Cairn of Fingal Godredson
  • Glentrammmon (fortress of Magnus Barfod)
  • Myerscough, and three islands - one a state prison, one the home of a witch, and another that was a former druids isle
  • Ramsey (here for context)
  • Bewaigne Point - possibly another name for the Point of Ayre?

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.--Auric talk 01:48, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Since nobody has yet responded, I think you're going to have to contact a local library or museum. I had a quick look at which has maps of the Isle of Man going back to 1868, but I couldn't find any of those names, which I suspect are earlier than that source.--Shantavira|feed me 16:33, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Myerscough is the Curraghs - see [1]. Could the Clagadh be the Sulby Claddagh? Warofdreams talk 10:38, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
According to "A Manx Scrapbook", Glentrammon is a stream in Lezayre parish. I suppose Magnus built a fortress along the stream somewhere. Adam Bishop (talk) 11:29, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm bored. So I wanna experience the illusion of another reality, or just escape reality. I'm wondering how I can do this.[edit]

Troll question, or med advice we can't give. Usual suspects chime in. Close it out.

I'm trying to find a way I can escape reality (I've tried sleeping, but sometimes I don't feel sleepy. So I can't make myself fall sleep if I don't feel sleepy. So I don't know if sleeping is the solution to my problem.). I'm looking for an activity where I can experience the illusion that I'm dreaming or that I'm in another reality. Is there such an activity? Perhaps there's such a place where I can experience this, huh 05ac (talk) 07:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm not going to recommend psychoactive drugs, so how about a sensory deprivation chamber ? Or just reading a good book. StuRat (talk) 07:36, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Join the Republican Party and run for U.S. Congress. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 07:48, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Watch Fox New 24 x 7. ←Baseball Bugs RmhermenWhat's up, Doc? carrots→ 08:10, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
I was gonna say drugs, but after reading StuRat's answer, maybe that isn't such a good idea. They can work (sometimes) though. But you can sleep if you want. If you can't make yourself fall asleep, have a glass of wine or a beer. But there is a way you can experience the illusion of another reality (besides drugs). There's a virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift. This is a way that was never possible until 2012. You can use it while playing games on tbe Xbox 360, PS3, or on PC. The headset covers your eyes completely. And it tracks head movements. So whether you look left, right, up, down, all you'll be seeing is the virtual environment of the games. Unfortunately, there are probably no other easy ways to escape reality, besides sleep, the Oculus Rift, drugs, and alcohol. And there probably isn't anyone who would disagree with that statement. Fanddlovernamedjason (talk) 08:22, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
I do. I listed a couple more. StuRat (talk) 08:32, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Need I mention this is an obvious ridiculous question that should have been closed immediately? Shadowjams (talk) 14:10, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Cee Lo Green's Bodies[edit]

this has been moved to the entertainment desk. μηδείς (talk) 16:01, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

manual / how to change heater core on 2002 pontiac montana[edit]

Hi , do u have any manuals here , I need information on how to change a heater core on a 2002 pontiac montana

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:5B0:22FF:EF0:0:0:0:3E (talk) 21:16, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia isn't a help guide, but you can probably find the info you are looking for at [2]. If not, just google for your heater brand manual. Rcsprinter (talk to me) @ 03:38, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Rcsprinter123 is correct in saying that we're not a help guide for car repairs, but I wish we were. I had to do some searching myself last week for a mysterious problem with one of our family's cars. Googling took me to all sorts of spam and scam sites. It seems that spam distributors think car nuts are an easy touch. Someone who could provide a clean set of service information online for those odd questions could get a lot of hits once well known. HiLo48 (talk) 03:47, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Most auto part stores sell service manuals with procedures for most repairs you should ever need to do. The book for your car is probably less than $20. You can also check at your local library. Mine stocks service manuals that cover pretty much every car sold in the US. (talk) 14:16, 26 February 2013 (UTC)