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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7

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Points : 868
Published : 1 year ago
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ELI5: Why does brown not appear in a rainbow (or on a color wheel)?

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Points : 4,101
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 820

ELI5: Where does the brain generate its ‘current’ to send small electrical impulses to muscles etc...?

Author : drewgle12345
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Points : 773
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 61

ELI5: Why would a butterfly be attracted to a human? I recently watched a video (link below) where a Monarch Butterfly (named Penelope) hung out with this guy for about a week. I would like to understand why a butterfly would do this.

Author : Snukes42Q
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Points : 272
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 31

ELI5: What is 'gaslighting' and some examples?

Author : 0MoodIndigo0
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Points : 21,948
Published : 19 hours ago
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ELI5 How did Houston know what conditions would be like for a human on the moon to prepare the space suits just right to protect the astronauts during apollo 11?

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Points : 14
Published : 6 hours ago
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ELI5: Why is the melanine on the palms of people with a dark skin colour lower in concentration?

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Points : 39
Published : 5 minutes ago
Comments : 15

ELI5: Why was Germany held responsible for WWI when Austria-Hungary was the one that started it?

Author : Walrus9000
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Points : 70
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 25

ELI5: Is the 'fact' that there are only 3 primary colors subjective to the average human experience more than fact?

Author : 31337grl
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Points : 8
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: How do flies react faster than us?

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Points : 34
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: Why are 47/50 of the most dangerous cities in the world in the Western Hemisphere?

Author : kyno1
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Points : 5
Published : 6 hours ago
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ELI5: How does barrel length on a gun improve or worsen accuracy?

Author : NotDrake98
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Points : 5
Published : 7 hours ago
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ELI5: When the news says 'The feds raised the interest rates', what are they talking about, and what impact this this have on the economy?

Author : kreyio3i
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Points : 5
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: What does over/under mean in terms of gambling, and is there a trick to understanding/calculating odds?

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Points : 24
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: So I know that you can't eat/drink x hours before surgery to not aspirate your food, but what do they do when it's an unexpected surgery and the person just ate, like a car crash or burst appendix, etc?

Author : ThriftAllDay
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Points : 54
Published : 7 hours ago
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ELI5: Why is data built off of increments of 1024 bytes instead of a rounded 1000?

Author : Crustybatch
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Points : 5
Published : 6 hours ago
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ELI5: Why did Russia decide in the late 1500's to attempt to conquer Siberia - an unimaginably large & frigid territory - which would increase the size of its kingdom by ~17x?

Author : laanalech90
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Points : 15,843
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 1131

ELI5: What does it mean to blow a fuse and what's the process that happens when a fuse is blown?

Author : OverallCrash
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Points : 4
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Why are DJs important? What’s wrong with a playlist?

Author : Tyekn
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Points : 5
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 11

ELI5: With so many shipwrecks and ocean-related deaths throughout history, why isn't it common for human remains to wash ashore?

Author : kolbell
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Points : 5
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 11

ELI5: Why do colds and flu get worse at night than they are during the day?

Author : cutty1991
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Points : 10
Published : 52 minutes ago
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ELI5: Why are there no giant masses of bacteria colonies?

Author : antworld
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Points : 4
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: Why do so many animals, large or small, cold or warm blooded, seem to enjoy human affection?

Author : mcgeequinox
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Points : 9
Published : 24 minutes ago
Comments : 16

ELI5: In biological terms what is happening when you’re really tired and get a second wind?

Author : NormalGuy103
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Points : 6
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: What determines whether you have a good or bad memory? Is it genetic?

Author : avenged_llama
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Points : 18
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5 Code-Switching

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Points : 4
Published : 4 hours ago
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ELI5: Why do some animals run off or hide to die?

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Points : 3
Published : 7 hours ago
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ELI5: When doing surgery, how are surgeons able to see what they are doing? How is there not bleeding obstructing their view? I.e. surgery to remove a fibromatosis from a finger.

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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: Why should larger things appear to move more slowly?

Author : grandpa_at20
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Points : 18
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 11

ELI5: Why does more sound also make sound louder?

Author : posterne
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Points : 26
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 21

ELI5: What is the biological explanation of the feeling often called “a stitch in your side” while exercising?

Author : notnominal
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Points : 3
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: Why do diet sodas tend to have more caffeine than their regular counterparts?

Author : a-z2
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Points : 13
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: is there a reason spicy things become less spicy after being refrigerated?

Author : fukduks
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Points : 6
Published : 3 minutes ago
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ELI5: Speed squares used in carpentry.

Author : BigBeaver92
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Points : 3
Published : 2 hours ago
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ELI5: How does substrate level phosphorylation in cellular respiration work exactly?

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Points : 5
Published : 4 hours ago
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ELI5: Many worlds interpretation

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Points : 5
Published : 39 minutes ago
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ELI5: How are perfectly looping gifs made from real videos?

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Points : 7
Published : 54 minutes ago
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ELI5: Why do 18 wheelers pop tires so often?

Author : elidw
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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: Why do Crabs/Lobster shells turn bright red when cooked?

Author : BTDxDG
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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: why people tend to be more motivated at night

Author : ScaraCross
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Points : 4
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: What is vape oil made out of? How is it made?

Author : SergeantMage
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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: Why do people go insane when locked in solitary confinement?

Author : GoHawgs
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Points : 11
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: How does outside influences (i.e. prescriptions, turmeric, etc.), effect how the body fights infections?

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Points : 3
Published : 39 minutes ago
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ELI5: why does condensed milk not spoil (for at least a couple of years) the same way pasteurized milk does?

Author : Mizzy3030
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Points : 2
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: How does a smart watch calculate calories burned during exercise and are they accurate?

Author : LobbyBoys
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Points : 2
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: Why are more developed countires less religious (think Western Europe , Japan etc) whereas poorer countries tend to be more religious. If religion is equally "free" what explains this?

Author : abrandis
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Points : 4
Published : 35 minutes ago
Comments : 13

ELI5: Is there an environmental impact difference between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide?

Author : rminter505
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Points : 2
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: how a bio-digester works

Author : rivertpostie
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Points : 3
Published : 47 minutes ago
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ELI5:How do underwater gunfights work?

Author : Vivalyn
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Points : 0
Published : 6 hours ago
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ELI5: Why does our butt/butthole sting after eating something spicy?

Author : FocusedPotato
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Points : 2
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Why is the perpendicularity of the diameter not equal to the perpendicularity of the circumference?

Author : ivanng2014
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Published : 6 hours ago
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ELI5: What is the difference between nominal and real economics in the perspective of Macroeconomic’s?

Author : Alexis_AcE
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Published : 6 hours ago
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ELI5: What is Canonical form in math, particular Canonical basis in the context of Linear Algebra

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ELI5: What are a human's natural sleeping positions? How would we sleep comfortably and healthy out in the wild?

Author : Dominik_001
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Published : 4 minutes ago
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ELI5: What is money, really?

Author : Juggletrain
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Points : 2
Published : 2 hours ago
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ELI5: What makes sharks go into a “trance state” when turned upside down?

Author : cbudryk
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Points : 1
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: How can one graduate from college at the age of 10?

Author : mxzbzz
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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5 How do the lenses at the eye tests work?

Author : Tristy2910
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Points : 1
Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: Why are plural checks online often missed out or completely ignored? Example: You have 1 notifications

Author : Dyoragen
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Points : 3
Published : 22 minutes ago
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ELI5: Why do CEOs tend to be famous than their COO or CFO counterparts?

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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: Why do red lights show up so vividly in photographs?

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Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: NCAA Semifinals Volleyball - What is causing the random bright flashes of light in the stadium?

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Published : 5 hours ago
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ELI5: There have been a lot of train crashes recently reported, and i'm wondering how do train systems even work in the first place?

Author : Redeyethinker
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Points : 6
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: (ELI3 would be better) What is a CFD (Contract For Differences) ?

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Points : 6
Published : 4 hours ago
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ELI5: What is humanism and what is the point?

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Published : 2 hours ago
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ELI5: When an online video dips in resolution why doesn't the audio lose quality as well?

Author : Shnazo
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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: Why is there a gust of air when you open a door to the subway station?

Author : Zephyrius51
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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: If objects don't "touch" each other on a mulecular level, how does sound happen when two objects hit each other?

Author : Direnk
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Points : 8
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: What is the difference between $5 department store headphones and $500 headphones? Do they fundamentally have the same components inside or made with different materials?

Author : questiondudes
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Points : 32
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 40

ELI5: How come if I smoke a cigarette after an extended period of time I get light headed?

Author : vivek31
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Points : 1
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Where did the question mark come from and why did we start using it to end questions?

Author : Ericg08
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Points : 5
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: Why does it hurt more to be injured when you’re cold/chilly than when you’re warm/comfortable?

Author : leolacakes
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Points : 65
Published : 18 hours ago
Comments : 7

[ELI5] In the treaty of Versailles, why didn’t Poland just take the easternmost bit of Germany? Why was the Polish corridor created?

Author : W-eye
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Points : 0
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: What happens to the money confiscated by police?

Author : pythonfangs
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Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5 with the ongoing reports about the Kashoggi murder, what does it mean when the US Senate has voted to “Condemn” Saudi Crown Prince?

Author : 200Hectares
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Points : 1
Published : 3 hours ago
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Eli5 how do we know what the sun is made of?

Author : Doublehell425
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Points : 1
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: what are prebiotics/ probiotics and their benefits/ examples?

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Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: Why do people keep the beat while listening to music through foot tapping or head nodding, etc.?

Author : Hoshef
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Points : 1
Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: How do companies make money from giving away free apps?(app store)

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Points : 3
Published : 4 hours ago
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ELI5: Is it possible to damage our vision by being exposed to too bright things?

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Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: What exactly is a "bug" in a game?

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Published : 40 minutes ago
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ELI5: why are there less car accidents while under the influence of cannabis than alcohol?

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Published : 2 hours ago
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ELI5: How do device drivers work?

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Published : 2 hours ago
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ELI5: Why are there bags under your eyes when you sleep very little?

Author : pecanpie9
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Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: Why do some cars have a wider or small turning circle?

Author : alphanunchuck
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Points : 4
Published : 6 hours ago
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ELI5: What's a blow off valve and why is it being used mostly in Track cars?

Author : mofider2te
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Published : 3 hours ago
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ELI5: Why are there people in some food/beverage packaging?

Author : lavl
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Points : 0
Published : 2 hours ago
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ELI5: Why do people with Downs syndrome have similar face features?

Author : AaronTsuki
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Points : 14
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 11

ELI5: Why does the bathroom get cold when the door is left wide open, even though I have the radiator on?

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Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: Why do car manufacturers often have different names for the same cars in different parts of the world?

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Points : 11
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 23

ELI5: How come homeless people don't head south for the winter like birds do?

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Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: Is there a reason why it seems like most autistic kids don't participate in team sports like hockey for example?

Author : TiBlode
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Points : 3
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: if looking up personal information on public WiFi is considered dangerous, why does no one seem to warn about doing the same on cell phone networks shared by way more people?

Author : Claydough89
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Points : 8
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 12

ELI5: Why does the smoke detector does not detect steam from shower? What basically comprises smoke that it differs from steam?

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Points : 1
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: How do TV series plan big plot twists in long term episodes that were not previously planned?

Author : FrannyJK
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Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: how are phones like the iphone XS water proof?

Author : nooblet98
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Points : 1
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: Where does dust come from? And why do things constantly get dusty?

Author : Luminous9595
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Points : 0
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: How could there be so much fossil fuels JUST from dinosaurs? And how are fossil fuels found in places like North Sea where it has been under water during Jurassic period?

Author : abrandis
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Points : 1
Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: What happens physiologically when you trap a nerve?

Author : StarStuff03
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Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5 Can someone explain how/why electric cars can be charged so fast without damaging their batteries?

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Published : 1 hour ago
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ELI5: How a persons poor diet can affect their mental state.

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Points : 3
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 4