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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
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ELI5: How is magnesium, an easily flammable metal used in flares, used to make products such as car parts and computer casings?
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ELI5: Why do LED lights look jittery or like they're strobing when you look at them quickly?
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ELI5: What is the Speed of a Photon as it Gets Reflected by a Mirror?
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ELI5: What is the difference between a tort and a crime?
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ELI5:If you put water into an unbreakable container and froze it, what would happen?
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ELI5: Does a person age slower living on the equator than the arctic circle due to traveling faster in the same amount of time?
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ELI5: Why do lines appear in the picture when you photograph a computer screen?
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ELI5: If one company buys out another company for a monetary fee, wouldn’t the money go back to the parent company, therefore the parent company essentially gained capital for free since they own the other company? How does that work?
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ELI5: How the speed of light is constant in all reference frames
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ELI5: Plants vs Fungi
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ELI5: What is an RSS Feed?
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ELI5:Why would the government produce a record of all the CIA's wrong doing?
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ELI5: Why does freshly squeezed orange juice taste so different from orange juice in a carton?
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ELI5: Why is the standard deviation of the sampling distribution less than the standard deviation of the population?
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ELI5: how can Washington Lake (freshwater) exist on Teraina (middle of the Pacific Ocean)?
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ELI5: Why does it become nearly impossible to hold your bladder when you are near to the bathroom?
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ELI5: Why didn’t any astronomers see the meteor that went past Michigan?
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ELI5: what is a bond investment in relation to a Roth IRA?
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ELI5:How come a person's signature is needed when paying with a credit card if the staff doesn't check it?
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ELI5: Why is sound measured in decibels? Is it logarithmic?
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ELI5: zipped files
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ELI5: How can projector produce a black image.
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ELI5: Why do conduction and valence bands occur?
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ELI5: Why does liquid bubble when it boils?
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ELI5: Why do you get cramps when you drink water really fast and exercise/run?
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ELI5:What is the difference between Term life and Whole life insurance?
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ELI5: Bank of Canada Interest Rate: Why do they raise it, why is it good to raise it (and who for), and why can’t they leave it at 0%?
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ELI5: Why is it more difficult to wake up when its raining/cloudy outside?
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ELI5: Why is it that when we try to remember something in the past, it sometimes takes a minute to actually recollect it? What is our brain doing during that time?
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ELI5: How do the etymologies of the words 'deductive'-, 'inductive'- and 'abductive'- reasoning fit in with their definitions?
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ELI5: How do guitar pickups avoid picking up other vibrations and background noise?
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ELI5: Linking cars together like a train to go up a hill collectively more effective than going by your car’s power singularly
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ELI5: The difference between square rooting and simplified square rooting?
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ELI5: Why do cars slightly move up when your foot isn’t touching the gas pedal?
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ELI5: Why is our bodies reacting like it is to drugs like heroin.
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ELI5: How do I calculate these probability situations if my math skills end around algebra?
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ELI5:Why do certain colors of lights have a second, differently colored ring around the source?
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ELI5: How do Bionic Ears work?
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ELI5: What is an Exchange-Traded Fund?
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ELI5: Why is deer meat described as “gamey”? What does “gamey” mean?
18 ThisIsTheMilos The general answer is that it is faster and cheaper, which most people prefer, but leave it to Japan to do it in an interestingasfuck way: https://www.wired.com/2013/01/japan-building-demolition/ I think in time this will be a preferred method as the cost of building materials keeps going up and this allows a lot more material reclamation. *also cleanliness. demolishing is a serious mess and fouls the air, not something most people like especially when they are older buildings.
6 Concise_Pirate They are built extremely strong, so it takes a great deal of time to disassemble, especially to break up the concrete. (Have you seen how long it takes workers to jackhammer the road for just a small sewer replacement project?) Collapse does an effective job breaking up the concrete into chunks in seconds.
7 kouhoutek There is no easy way to take them apart without damaging their structural integrity, risking an uncontrolled collapse that would be far more dangerous. Also, it is just a lot cheaper to let gravity bring all that material down to you rather than going up and getting it.
4 mrtumblr It's unsafe for the workers that are disassembling it as it will make the skyscraper unstable. Here's an analogy too to help you understand: If you have a jenga tower, is it easier to take down every little piece one by one or just knock the tower down, collect it together and clear it.
2 cdb03b Time, and the fact that you cannot take apart a skyscraper without making it unsafe for the workers to be doing it. It is far cheaper and safer to destroy it then clear out the rubble.
17 0 ThisIsTheMilos The general answer is that it is faster and cheaper, which most people prefer, but leave it to Japan to do it in an interestingasfuck way: https://www.wired.com/2013/01/japan-building-demolition/ I think in time this will be a preferred method as the cost of building materials keeps going up and this allows a lot more material reclamation. *also cleanliness. demolishing is a serious mess and fouls the air, not something most people like especially when they are older buildings.
6 0 Concise_Pirate They are built extremely strong, so it takes a great deal of time to disassemble, especially to break up the concrete. (Have you seen how long it takes workers to jackhammer the road for just a small sewer replacement project?) Collapse does an effective job breaking up the concrete into chunks in seconds.
9 0 kouhoutek There is no easy way to take them apart without damaging their structural integrity, risking an uncontrolled collapse that would be far more dangerous. Also, it is just a lot cheaper to let gravity bring all that material down to you rather than going up and getting it.
4 0 mrtumblr It's unsafe for the workers that are disassembling it as it will make the skyscraper unstable. Here's an analogy too to help you understand: If you have a jenga tower, is it easier to take down every little piece one by one or just knock the tower down, collect it together and clear it.
2 0 cdb03b Time, and the fact that you cannot take apart a skyscraper without making it unsafe for the workers to be doing it. It is far cheaper and safer to destroy it then clear out the rubble.