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ELI5: When you receive a local anaesthetic, although you don’t feel pain, why do you still feel pressure? Also, why does that area sometimes feel big or heavy (for example your lip when you get local anaesthetic for dentistry)

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Points : 5,477
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 212

ELI5: Why does your skin turn red when pressure is applied for long periods of time?

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Points : 3,527
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 158

ELI5: What happens to all the bleach and washing liquids and chemicals we use. Is any of it filtered out or degrades once it goes down the drain or are we simply polluting the seas?

Author : dozzer85
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Points : 27
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 12

ELI5: Why does the sun seem to bleach everything but our skin?

Author : Leon_fresh
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Points : 9
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: How and why does emotional distress trigger pain in the chest that we know as “heartbreak”?

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Points : 6
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: How do we 'see' images in our head?

Author : Joeyy24
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Points : 11
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Who determines which names/jobs show up during the opening credits for movies and how do they determine the order?

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Points : 8
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: why do most of the nations drive on the right instead of left side of the road?

Author : Alkazei
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Points : 12
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: Why do things like bread and cheese go stale when exposed to air? There will always be air inside whatever you seal it with, so why does new air make things go stale?

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

ELI5: How did people sync their clocks / know what time it was (say, 1875) when things like catching a train required you to know the exact time?

Author : mreastvillage
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Points : 10
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 18

ELI5: Why do ancient Greek sculptures have such small penises?

Author : DrGeek94
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Points : 3
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: How does someone die of cancer?

Author : Smerplle
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Points : 7
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5 why do batteries bounce differently when fully changed vs when empty.

Author : dan4o
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Points : 4
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: How do you get cricks in your neck?

Author : God_the_third
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Points : 13
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Medicine commercials who are they for?

Author : gregiorp
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Points : 7
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: If sound can't travel through the near vacuum of space, what happens to the energy that would have vibrated the air to make a sound? Also how do other wave forms travel in space if the atoms are spaced so far apart?

Author : Slaytounge
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Points : 3
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Why do humans need physical training to be strong? Why aren't we just genetically coded to grow into our peak state naturally?

Author : BangNANANA
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Points : 3
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: I see that countries are using old tanks to create artificial reefs, how exactly does this work and how is it non-polluting?

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Points : 5
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: what is stiff suspension and why would you want it?

Author : atomicxanni
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Points : 41
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 25

ELI5: What's a budget surplus?

Author : Rogj75
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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: What are the popping sounds after you turn off a car/motorcycle, especially if it's been driving for awhile?

Author : callmewoof
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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Why is it important to vote?

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Points : 2
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 10

ELI5: Why does windows instantly verify a correct password on startup but take a few moments when my attempt was incorrect.

Author : scarletmedic
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Points : 5
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: Does the heart want us to exercise?

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Points : 2
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: Why does salt sting an open wound?

Author : lilavdb
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Points : 5
Published : 52 minutes ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Why when i’m listening to music with headphones on, and I yawn heavily, the music sounds flatter? Or lower pitched?

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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: Why do prescription drugs have potentially harmful interactions but foods do not?

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

ELI5: Is glass railing really safe?

Author : bradsk88
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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: What causes an inflated balloon to rise?

Author : chetbule
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Points : 8
Published : 54 minutes ago
Comments : 15

ELI5: what does it mean for something to be unironically good?

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Points : 2
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Do certain foods actually cause/reduce inflammation?

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

ELI5: What makes a country song a country song?

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Points : 5
Published : 3 minutes ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: why is being addicted to methadone seen as a healthier alternative to being addicted to narcotics ?

Author : M0z0nian
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Points : 25
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 22

ELI5: Multiple Sclerosis - why have we not found a cure for it yet? What is lacking in research?

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Points : 3
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: Why is it possible to charge your phone through your laptop?

Author : dddddnlya
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Points : 1
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: Acceleration = m/s^2. How can time be squared? (PS. I mean how can you square time, rather than how do you get s^2)

Author : MohebPlayz
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Points : 6
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 15

ELI5: is potato bread better for you than white bread?

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

ELI5: How do setup wizards work?

Author : CaptainLuther
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Points : 1
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: How did the very first living entity come to be? What caused the jump from "non-living" to "living"?

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Points : 9
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 19

ELI5: why is cranberry juice “good for your kidneys”

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

ELI5: Why do people have pinky toes?

Author : Edge_Meister
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Points : 1
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 14

ELI5: Why telltale games is being shut down.

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Points : 3
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: How are vitamins absorbed into the body?

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Points : 1
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: How does the stealth technology work on stealth aircraft? How ‘invisible’ are these aircraft to sensors? Some examples being the B-2 Spirit, and F-117 Nighthawk.

Author : CaptOrdinary
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Points : 68
Published : 18 hours ago
Comments : 36

ELI5: What is bearing in navigation and how is it different from heading?

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

ELI5: How Do Powder Makers Ensure Uniformity?

Author : dza76wutang
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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 13

ELI5: how do acids and bases work

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Points : 2
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: What causes batteries to leak in a device when they don’t leak in their original packaging?

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Points : 5
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: How does one die from holding in a sneeze

Author : hashslinky
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Points : 0
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: Why do recovering anorexics get hypermetabolism?

Author : Unorthadog
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Points : 1
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: Why do mushrooms need such an excessive amount of water to thrive?

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Points : 2
Published : 1 minute ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: How can normal metal objects pick up radio frequencies and play the audio?

Author : HerrKrieg
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Points : 2
Published : 2 minutes ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: What practical applications has research into patterns in prime numbers yielded?

Author : calwil37
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Points : 2
Published : 32 minutes ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: How is infinity represented mathematically?

Author : ytRaptor
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Points : 2
Published : 36 minutes ago
Comments : 13

ELI5: What is Enterprise Modeling?

Author : Goyabaman
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Points : 2
Published : 37 minutes ago
Comments : 1

ELI5 What is it that give rally cars that distinct "rattling" quality to their engine for want of a better word?

Author : Prescott1997
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Points : 2
Published : 50 minutes ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: in movie disinfection scenes, a large puff of air is blown in the characters. What is that? Is it a real quarantine measure?

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

ELI5: What is so special about the thermal conductivity of water?

Author : sports39
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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 3

Eli5: energy of electromagnetic radiation?

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

ELI5 Does darkness genuinely affect sleepiness and tiredness or is it a learned trait?

Author : gingerfegit
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Points : 1
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG)

Author : slaggie
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Points : 3
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: How do you predict what a good stock will be if you're an investor?

Author : theblackfresh
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Points : 3
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: How do name translations work across languages?

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Points : 2
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: Why are Europe and Asia considered different continents when they look like the same land mass?

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Points : 2
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 11

ELI5: how does a pension work?

Author : malyha1234
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Points : 0
Published : 32 minutes ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: How do your muscles move?

Author : AxleMaster13
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Points : 1
Published : 23 minutes ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Why does a longer muzzle on a pistol or rifle make the firearm more accurate?

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Points : 0
Published : 19 minutes ago
Comments : 11

ELI5: How did multiple superpower civilizations co-exist back in the day?

Author : tamken94
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Points : 0
Published : 7 minutes ago
Comments : 5

ELI5: What is it about music that helps older people with Alzheimer or dementia remember a lot more and be able to communicate more? what in music triggers certain memories in people either happy or sad, if they haven't heard the song in a long time?

Author : LukesRealDad4
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Points : 1
Published : 42 minutes ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: How does erosion work?

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

ELI5: why is it in some places you can see more stars then other places

Author : hgigi11
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Points : 0
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 8

ELI5: How could America realistically pay off it's debt of over $20 trillion?

Author : Uncle_Leo93
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Points : 1
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 15

ELI5: How does your stomach know when the food is bad and decides to stop processing and starting pushing it back where it came from?

Author : BlueSky4200
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Points : 1,245
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 206

ELI5: How do banks profit from subprime lending? Does interest really make up for losing the principal on defaults?

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

ELI5: If VGA port is analog, why isn't there image noise on the monitor?

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Points : 1
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 1

ELI5: How do campaign donations work?

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

ELI5: What does an oversaturated market mean?

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Points : 1
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 12

ELI5: How do polyatomic ions form?

Author : Byumbyum
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Points : 12
Published : 15 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: What happens when you report someone innocent on Twitter?

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Points : 0
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: What causes the different types of galaxies?

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Points : 13
Published : 16 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5 When you observe the sunset over a lake, why does the reflection on the water of the land beyond seem to have a white streak close to the shore once the sun is gone?

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

ELI5: what causes the wind?

Author : massiveal
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Points : 1
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: Why are love bugs attracted to the color white?

Author : CarriedCoin
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Points : 1
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5: What's a surplus?

Author : IdgibIkirD
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Points : 1
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 10

ELI5: How are movies graded/rated? Who gives the rating/grade? And what is the criteria that a movie needs to meet to get each rating?

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

ELI5: why do old people’s frontal area under the belt swell or grow awkwardly large?

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Points : 1
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 9

ELI5: Why is there concern that use of antibacterial soap will lead to super drug resistant bacteria yet hand washing with regular soap is OK? Don’t they both have the same effect?

Author : JerbilJ
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Points : 71
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 56

ELI5 Why is the fibonacci spiral seen in many paintings ?

Author : camoyus
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Points : 0
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 3

ELI5 why people get money for things like “emotional distress” or “loss of enjoyment of life” in auto accident cases.

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Points : 0
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 23

ELI5: Why can't we convert sea water into drinking water??

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Points : 0
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 15

ELI5: Do AER investments build on the initial investment each year, or build on the total accumulated in the account?

Author : HoneyWatts
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Points : 1
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 2

ELI5: Is it possible to get nails removed and If I Was to get all my nails removed, toe and fingernails. will there be any downside to this?

Author : AlicornGamer
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Points : 0
Published : 4 hours ago
Comments : 15

ELI5: Why can we store butter out of the fridge in a butter dish, but if you left other diary products like a pint of milk out, it would go bad very quickly ?

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Points : 79
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 30

ELI5: How does an electronic device (such as a laptop) know when a cable (such as a HDMI) has been connected and to send data down it?

Author : MACintoshBETH
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Points : 1
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 6

ELI5: why are random and prime numbers so important in cryptography?

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

ELI5: why different metals have different sound /bass when they're hitting together?

Author : new24-5
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Points : 5
Published : 16 hours ago
Comments : 7

ELI5: Why is there H2 in the center of the sun? Isn't H2 the lightest material known? So why doesn't the gravitation force H2 up and heavier material down? + What happens to asteroids when they "fly" into the sun?

Author : DrFripie
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Points : 1
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 12

ELI5: How is the immunsystem handling the transition from innate to adaptive immunology, with all its' helper cells and different components?

Author : HugePrune
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Points : 0
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 0

ELI5: How does work a website where you upload a file and it retrieves your file processed?

Author : Vendreddit
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Points : 0
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 4

ELI5: Why do fingernails and toenails grow at different rates on different digits?

Author : puntaserape
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Points : 10
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3