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Posted by u/ELI5_Modteam
ELI5: How are there only 7 days remaining to apply to be a moderator for ELI5?
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Posted by u/ChasingEmbers
ELI5: how do people find exploits in video games like item duplications or ways to skip areas?
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Posted by u/mwilliams7187
ELI5: Chickens are constantly called living dinosaurs. Why aren’t Bats, Snakes, Apes ,Turtles...mostly all animals called living dinosaurs if there were versions of that same animal walking the earth millions of years ago?
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Posted by u/BadRashWino
ELI5: Why does an 'off' lightbulb seem to glow more when I'm not looking directly at it?
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Posted by u/krushna1
ELI5: Why are flies so persistent to keep coming back, even after being swung at multiple times?
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Posted by u/asianstyleicecream
ELI5: How do puzzles benefit our brains?
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Posted by u/ojhu1998
ELI5 : Why is the tongue more efficient than the fingers in spotting where the food is stuck between my teeth?
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Posted by u/KnifeNeedzKillz
ELI5: Why does vibrato "sound good?"
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Posted by u/Panimu
ELI5: What do physicists mean when they say photons do not experience time? They took time to get from A to B, so didn't they experience time in that journey? They had one position at time X and another at time Y, isn't that a different experience?
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Posted by u/Kattykat21
ELI5:Why are certain vitamins such as C and E applied to the skin in the form of serums? Why isn't having vitamin C enriched food enough?
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Posted by u/Billy_Bones59
ELI5: what’s the difference between Diovan and Diovan HCT (Co-Diovan)?
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Posted by u/Wuschlkopp
ELI5: If the "chemical imbalance theory" (serotonin hypothesis) of depression is assumed to be insufficient, what else makes up the dysfunction of serotonergic activity in depressed individuals' brains?
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Posted by u/Cautious-Office6072
ELI5: What exactly is in the foods that make you constipated? And what happens to the body when you’re constipated?
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Posted by u/bassistmuzikman
ELI5: How does the body decide where to add or take away fat when gaining/losing weight?
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Posted by u/fryedpillow
ELI5: Why are some chemicals carcinogens and other aren’t?
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Posted by u/SweatyCount
ELI5: Why did NASA wait so long before they flew the ingenuity helicopter?
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Posted by u/lianeric
ELI5: I am a bit confused about what my assignment is?
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Posted by u/LosFairy
ELI5: Why do songs with the same chord progression and in the same key stil sound different?
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Posted by u/kono-LordV-da
ELI5: Just like a child learns a language by listening to people talk around him while growing up, can an adult learn another language if he's surrounded by people speaking that language?
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Posted by u/Internaldoot
ELI5 why is it that we can walk hours without getting winded but 5 minutes of light running exhausts is?
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Posted by u/Bulwark1491
ELI5:What does a flywheel do and how does it work?
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Posted by u/YouWantMyNameBruh
ELI5: What's the thing in berry juices (specifically cranberry) that make your tongue feel dry as an aftertaste sorta effect?
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Posted by u/gambithusker
ELI5: What on earth is IRONY?
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Posted by u/xInfinity962
ELI5: What factors determine a "seller's market" vs. a "buyer's market" in real-estate? How can one take place without the other?
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Posted by u/lsarge442
ELI5 Why do photographs when emailed from a iPhone to a computer come out sideways many times?
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Posted by u/smellyfatzombie
ELI5: How do medications like Diamox (Acetazolamide) help treat idiopathic intracranial hypertension?
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Posted by u/rox_fenrir
ELI5: Why "Truth serum" is not a thing in courthouses?
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Posted by u/emroo07
Eli5: How does kinesio tape works?
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Posted by u/scottjay86
ELI5 How can shares change in price after trading ends if noone is trading them?
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Posted by u/theeggman1977
ELI5: How do “Stunt Horses”( I’m assuming they must be a thing) fall safely, especially with a rider? It can’t all be CGI...
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Posted by u/MilfyMacgyver
ELI5: Why can't we focus on two things at once?
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Posted by u/bezymeca
ELI5: What is gene expression and can it be affected by enviromental factors?
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Posted by u/Mantastica
ELI5: how do earphones (specifically AirPods spatial sound) make us distinguish sound as if it’s coming from front vs back of our head?
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Posted by u/icyblade_
ELI5: Why are humans so sensitive to small ambient temperature changes?
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Posted by u/SolqrSun
ELI5: What's the difference between feelings and emotions?
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Posted by u/Tamed_Delirium
ELI5: Why are cold beverages usually more refreshing? Can a hot beverage be Refreshing?
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Posted by u/Daryl_Hall
ELI5: Why does it hurt so much worse when you stub your toe on something blunt, as opposed to something sharp?
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Posted by u/IcyVulpix
ELI5: How can someone be convinced of Third and Second Degree Murder and Second Degree Manslaughter
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Posted by u/numberonebullshitt
Eli5: How does a moving coil ammeter work?
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Posted by u/Chainwalker
ELI5: The computer is smarter and faster at thinking than any human. How was something essentially "smarter and faster" at thinking than a human created by humans?
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Posted by u/willowwing
ELI5: The 5-Second Rule: How Many Germs Hop On?
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Posted by u/Ok_Influence9398
ELI5: What megapixel were analog cameras and how is it different to digital?
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Posted by u/Indagoo_
ELI5: How are ghost-items produced on Google Maps street-view?
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Posted by u/TheMaslankaDude
ELI5: How does the spinal cord work? When a signal reaches the spinal cord, does it consist of many nerves that carry that signal to the brain (and then different nerves that carry it back to target location), or is the spine just one big nerve that gathers information from all peripheral nerves?
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Posted by u/mydoghasticks
ELI5: What is "referential transparency" that I hear talked about in computer programming?
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Posted by u/FredDegn
ELI5: Why does boats measure speed in knots and not mph/kmh?
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Posted by u/Same-Transition8449
ELI5: Have we fully figured out what the function for the appendix is?
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Posted by u/offbrandpretzels
ELI5: What are reparations?
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Posted by u/KrispyCrime
ELI5: why do eyelashes fall out so easily from rubbing?
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Posted by u/spacemanu
eli5: How do baby animals like jaguar cubs and fox pups know to wait for their mom when she goes out hunting without wandering away from the den and getting lost?
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Posted by u/Shower-karaoke-star
ELI5: How does youtube know exactly what you want, even if you type in something that's not even close to the title, but merely describing the video?
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