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Points : 863
Published : 9 months ago
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ELI5: Why are we attracted to a pretty face in terms of mate selection? Physical features of the body show traits that are important to survival/reproduction but what do facial features show?

Author : d50000
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Points : 6,025
Published : 41 minutes ago
Comments : 675

ELI5: Why does a person become angry/moody when they're tired?

Author : VertigoBlue_
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Points : 818
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 100

ELI5: How does a bird start a nest? Wouldn’t the first stick just blow away in the wind?

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Points : 11,839
Published : 23 hours ago
Comments : 632

ELI5: when my phone is connected to my cars audio system via Bluetooth, how does the person talking not hear themself through my speakers?

Author : ammonite89
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Points : 1,182
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 102

ELI5: What happens if two people with Down's Syndrome have a child? Does their child also have Down's Syndrome? If they do, is it worse than their parent's?

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Points : 46
Published : 18 minutes ago
Comments : 20

ELI5: How are we able to measure space?

Author : tatszico
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Points : 129
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 31

ELI5: Since magnetic north is not the same direction as true north, when and how did navigators figure this out, how did they compensate, and does the advent of GPS navigation render the magnetic compass completely obsolete?

Author : TequillaShotz
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Points : 36
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 21

ELI5: How was the first computer program or software created? Wouldn't you need a program to create software for another program?

Author : K_Al-Shaya
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Points : 10
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: How do spiders initially connect the first couple of threads to surrounding objects?

Author : zbawse
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Points : 43
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 14

ELI5: How can a file be compressed into something smaller but still contain all the information it needs to work properly?

Author : Hatamaru
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Points : 5
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Why do so many rest stops have stands where they sell cologne/perfume and only cologne/perfume?

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Points : 8
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5 What is cardiovascular endurance, what happens within your body when you gain it, and what happens when you lose it.

Author : De_SelbysCave
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Points : 8
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Why is it common advice to splash cold water on your face after washing it to "close your pores"? Wouldn't they just go back to normal size as soon as your skin gets back to normal temperature?

Author : threeeAM
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Points : 4
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: what does Alan Turing’s reaction diffusion model State about many of the patterns found in nature?

Author : codybevans
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Points : 20
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: Chemically, what happens to your body (brain) when you can’t stop laughing?

Author : TunaTempurra
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Points : 8
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Why are many Asian written languages word or idea based whereas most European written languages are sound or phonetically based?

Author : Runner_one
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Points : 5
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: How do speed detectors work?

Author : megtheabyss
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Points : 24
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 13

ELI5: Why water looks blue in large quantities, but clear in a bottle or clear glass?

Author : Svargas05
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Points : 4
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: How does Creatine work in the body?

Author : KingMoka
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Points : 3
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: How does one develop a phobia, and how does your brain chemically react when faced against that phobia?

Author : LoatesOates
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Points : 7
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: How does the wheel on a pirate ship control the ship?

Author : EverydayBro23
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Points : 5
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Does producing light or heat deplete the # of electrons in a circuit?

Author : HundredthTime
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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: Why Electronic devices work all the same if I plug them one way or the other, but they doesn't if the batteries are inverted?

Author : Lomby85
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Points : 4
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Why is it that on a bicycle, it's easier to pedal when the chain is on the larger cog at the back but it's harder to pedal when the chain is on the larger cog at the front?

Author : corny16
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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: What does ego death mean?

Author : actnicer
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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: Why are we more likely to have a heat stroke if we've had one before?

Author : WateryCartoon
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Points : 4
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: Index funds

Author : gstar1996
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Points : 13
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Flashbangs disabling claymores.

Author : zR7txkK
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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: How is blood circulation restored after an amputation?

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Points : 6,255
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 305

ELI5: Wins Above Replacement (WAR)

Author : softstiffy
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Points : 6
Published : 20 minutes ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Why do aerosol cans explode/catch fire when exposed to heat?

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Points : 3
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: How have scientists figured out what the continents and tectonic plates used to look like billions of years ago?

Author : gishgob
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Points : 8
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Why are things that are distant (1 mi+) have a blueish fog?

Author : AmusedGrap
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Points : 5
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5 : How come a Wi-Fi repeater uses the same channel as the router?

Author : Vo_AGer
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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 11

ELI5 How bodybuilders get such huge veins.

Author : mdnitedrftr
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Points : 7
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 13

[ELI5] How does the 'back' option on a browser know exactly where to scroll down to, even though the URL is the same as before?

Author : ETerribleT
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Points : 6
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: Does using contactless cards - NFC based - reduce or remove your chances of being skimmed at a card reader?

Author : r2doesinc
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Points : 2
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: how do you put a “price” on a dollar

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Points : 9
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 25

ELI5; How do graphics get better over time?

Author : osrsslay
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Points : 2
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Why are the ear, nose, and throat grouped together as one specialty in medicine?

Author : yonbb
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Points : 4
Published : 26 minutes ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: why does it take a full minute for a modem/router to re-establish an internet connection after being unplugged?

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Points : 3
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: Bone/Joint/Body Pain after sneezing

Author : notscb
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Points : 4
Published : 4 minutes ago
Comments : 7

ELI5 what do you look for when you’re searching for vulnerability in software

Author : Sigdavtilmig
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Points : 2
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: why dont bubbles pop in the rain?

Author : gcracker8
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Points : 2
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: How do people crack safes with earpieces

Author : Vic_KE
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Points : 2
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: What's the difference among Rasterization, Ray Casting and Ray Tracing ?

Author : pixie_laluna
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Points : 2
Published : 48 minutes ago
Comments : 6

ELI5 How do speakers create the sounds of certain instruments (drums, guitar, etc.) without actually having the physical elements of each of those instruments?

Author : cestlavie7
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Points : 3
Published : 48 minutes ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: What's the difference between Forward Rendering & Deferred Rendering ?

Author : pixie_laluna
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Points : 1
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: How can different web browsers claim to run faster than others if the internet speed is fixed?

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Points : 3
Published : 38 minutes ago
Comments : 10

ELI5: Why is it so easy to fall asleep after crying?

Author : CrowBH
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Points : 1
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: I've seen all holographic plates or films are flat or planar. can holographic plates be also made non-planar like semi-spherical or any other shape?

Author : dinesh_durgam
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Points : 2
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: how do snakes move?

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Points : 1
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELIF: When hurricanes form, pressure drops, how and why does the air pressure start dropping in the first place?

Author : johyyy
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Points : 1
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: Why are controversial conquistadors memorialized by Latin American countries even after independence (e.g., Panamian currency is the balboa)?

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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 2

ELI5 why does copying and pasting sometimes take up to 30 seconds, yet other times is instant, even for much larger text files?

Author : APater6076
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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 4

[ELI5] Did anyone see the Drifting Cube in the Drift Studio's exhibition in Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands? How does the cube float on air? What is the mechanism behind it?

Author : goldenpig17
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Points : 1
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5:why are biological materials like wood,gas and paper so good at creating fire?

Author : mikey10006
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Points : 1
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: Why can't some fractures fuse together and how long can a bone survive in a nonunion before amputation is the only option?

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Points : 88
Published : 20 hours ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: Why can’t our devices simultaneously connect to 2 WiFi networks to provide an even faster internet connection?

Author : igootin
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Points : 80
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 36

ELI5: Why do our eyes water after gulping too much soda?

Author : bitTuna
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Points : 0
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5:How do jellyfish eat?

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Points : 2
Published : 10 minutes ago
Comments : 2

ELI5 Does it mattter to fish and other sea creatures whether the sea is rough or calm?

Author : trueanurag
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Points : 9
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5 : what exactly is the turing reaction definition model, and how does it work?

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Points : 3
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: ‘Fx traders’ on instagram

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Points : 1
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: What is the meaning of "The medium is the message" - Marshall McLuhan

Author : fivezerosix
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Points : 1
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Can someone explain the Differential Association Theory?

Author : KiNGXaV
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Points : 1
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 0

[ELI5] How are pictures of emission nebulas (space clouds) taken?

Author : rpeters330
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Points : 7
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Why are hotel bed sizes so different from standard US sizes? How can they use the terms "king" and "queen" when they're not?

Author : kermit2014
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Points : 0
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 2

ELI5 why do broadcast TV and radio stations list cities other than where the station is located along with their call sign?

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Points : 4
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: If our bodies can heat themselves up to fight viruses, then why can’t they do the same when we’re cold?

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Points : 0
Published : 29 minutes ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: How are babies made with young cells when adults have old cells?

Author : TheHypeKiller
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Points : 1
Published : 23 minutes ago
Comments : 1

[ELI5] If pink eye is super contagious, how can it infect only one eye without infecting the other?

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Points : 5
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Performance difference between a smartphone SoC, a mobile processor like in laptops and in desktop processors running at same clock speeds

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Points : 5
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 16

ELI5: How does hen prevent it's egg from spilling before making eggshell around the liquid part of the egg?

Author : Gwamb0
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Points : 9
Published : 12 hours ago
Comments : 10

ELI5: Why did most ancient societies become patriarchies?

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

ELI5: How do they protect historical ships such as those found in Boston and New York from storms or hurricanes?

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Points : 1
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: Why do sunsets look incredible after nasty thunderstorms?

Author : zombiez4me
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Points : 7
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 10

ELI5: How does repetition of failure lead to improvement?

Author : TheNicholson
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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: What in the world does Log acctually do

Author : nothonyi
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Points : 3
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 13

ELI5: Why do people stop growing at a certain point in their life?

Author : dolan9465
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Points : 6
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Why do civil courts have a lower standard of proof than criminal courts?

Author : adellabk
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Points : 3
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Why haven't prions infected every living system/organism, around 1 billion / 500 million years ago?

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Points : 3,676
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 475

ELI5: how are the intensity and speed of wind related to the time of day? Aka why are winds calmer in the morning and pick up throughout the day?

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Points : 10
Published : 18 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: What is backtesting?

Author : mypirateapp
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Points : 0
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: What happens in your brain physiologically when you learn to do something?

Author : seancarter90
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Points : 10
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: Why isn’t college free, but K-12 is? (USA)

Author : gamer087
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Points : 4
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 12

ELI5: Interest rate swaps

Author : codytownend18
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Points : 3
Published : 12 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: when apple seeds produce apple trees, how come the apples themselves can have “no relation”?

Author : starkprod
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Points : 2
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: is an allergy a disease?

Author : TheFineHat
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Points : 2
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: How do flooring companies make a floor surface that is LESS slippery when it gets food/liquid on it?

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Points : 3
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: How does the "logic" of neurons in our brain differ from logic gates in circuits?

Author : corimaith
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Points : 16
Published : 23 hours ago
Comments : 15

ELI5: when your mouth is dry, and you take a drink of something cold, why do your eyes start watering?

Author : concoope
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Points : 1
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: If green & blue eyes are recessive and less likely to be passed on, how did they ever become common?

Author : BCEGK
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Points : 4
Published : 16 hours ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: Why do different alcohol sources present different hangover symptoms?

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Points : 7
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: How can contortionists bend their bodies without damaging their internal organs?

Author : SuperHunkyMan
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Points : 15
Published : 23 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: if milk is essenital for a infants growth then how do babies with lactose intolerance deal without it?.

Author : bawbagistan69
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Points : 3
Published : 15 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: How come that when balancing a cup of coffee, it is easier to not look at the cup but instead look straight ahead?

Author : flaffyflaffy
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Points : 3
Published : 15 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5 How Do Windcatchers Work?

Author : noeinan
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Points : 2
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: How come it is easier for your brain to count money counting the largest bills to the smallest then it is to count smallest bills to largest?

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Points : 3
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: How can certain people dislike drinking water, it seems only natural that we would love it

Author : Sooperman05
Subreddit : explainlikeimfive
Points : 89
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 72