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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
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ELI5: How to find lumps in breast? Everything feels lumpy, I don't get it.
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ELI5: How is an i7 processor faster than an i3 if the clock speed is almost the same?
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ELI5: how do cuts on the inside of your mouth, on your cheek, tongue and lip not get super infected by all of our nasty mouth germs?
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Eli5: What’s the point of hiccups? Does it serve a purpose for humans to have them.
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ELI5: what determines whether a surface becomes slippery or sticky when wet?
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ELI5: What makes the Mona Lisa painting special?
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ELI5: What is gentrification, and why does everybody that talks about it seem so opposed to it?
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ELI5: how come people sometimes shake their legs or bounce them up and down repetitively when when they are sitting?
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ELI5: Why does the marginal cost curve has an U shape?
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ELI5: Why do so many mobile phone manufacturers sell their devices in different regions of the world with different processors?
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ELI5: Why are DVDs encoded differently around the world (i.e. Region 1, Region 2, etc.)?
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ELI5: Why do airplane engines rev up so fiercely upon landing?
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ELI5: How does acid stay in a person’s stomach after death and not begin to immediately eat away at the body?
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ELI5: Where does cremation come from and why did it get so embedded with the Slovenian customs while being so rare in other countries?
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ELI5:What is the greenish crud that builds up on the tips of my metal liquid soap dispensers?
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Eli5: how do radios with a scanning option know the difference between static and a station that comes in?
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ELI5: How do glucose monitors actually work?
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ELI5: Why does water dry out our hands?
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ELI5: Fed minutes release and why it affects the market
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ELI5: Why does perception of vision fade when thinking deeply?
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ELI5 Why does wine give me such a quick buzz?
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ELI5: How does the body know where send immune cells?
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ELI5:How is air a good insulator?
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ELI5:Why does mouthwash burn when you swish?
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ELI5: What's a PKI
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ELI5: How does stomach medicine like peptobismol work? As in, what does it do to your stomach?
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ELI5: e-ink technology
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ELI5: How do companies like that popular company selling EVs or that other popular ridesharing company lose billions of dollars each quarter and yet manage to avoid bankruptcy? Not only that they are viewed as companies which have a bright future in front of them?
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ELI5: Why do even the cheapest soap products have their labels in French and in English?
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ELI5: How come people go to school for so many years?
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ELI5: Why did adultery become decriminalised in many western countries?
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ELI5: How much damage will magnets cause in an average house?
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ELI5: In determining blood type, the O allele is recessive to both the A and B alleles. Why is it then that O is the most common blood type and it's prevalence hasn't declined?
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ELI5 Hyperloop tunnel?
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ELI5: what is a high resistance ground system, how does it work, and why is this used?
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ELI5: If waves only cause medium to oscillate vertically, then how come ocean waves splash water on the shore?
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ELI5: What is a magic eraser and why does it work?
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[ELI5] Why is soda/pop/cola carbonated
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ELI5: How do movies get that distinctly "movie" look from the cameras?
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ELI5: How do banks trade physical money with each other in regards to online transactions/transfers?
2 wille179 In short, your brain likes for things to make sense. What's more, your brain obsessively needs to make sense of itself to itself. That is, every action you do and every thought you think must be rational and coherent to your brain. That is what it wants, but that is not often what happens. For instance, there was a study in which people were locked in a room, deprived of any sort of entertainment or stimulation (no books, no phones, no communication, no windows, no food, no water, nothing to look at, nothing to listen to, etc.) *except* there was a button on the table. If they pressed the button, they were shocked. They weren't told *not* to press it. They weren't told to press it. They weren't told that it would shock them, though most people figured that out in a few minutes. No, the interesting thing was that people would *willingly shock themselves again* to alleviate the boredom. And then, when the psychologists asked them about repeatedly shocking themselves, **the people made up bullshit.** Or, take the case of split-brain people. The two halves of their brain can no longer talk to each other, and one side, the right side, cannot talk at all. However, the right side can still read, so if you show only its eye a sign that says "pick up the ball", then ask the person why they picked it up, you'll often get answers like, "Because I wanted to" or "I like playing with balls". People occasionally perform actions that are stupid, self-destructive, or inexplicable to themselves, and their minds can't handle that. Instead, it imagines a justification for the behavior that explains it in a way that is consistent with their sense of self.
2 0 wille179 In short, your brain likes for things to make sense. What's more, your brain obsessively needs to make sense of itself to itself. That is, every action you do and every thought you think must be rational and coherent to your brain. That is what it wants, but that is not often what happens. For instance, there was a study in which people were locked in a room, deprived of any sort of entertainment or stimulation (no books, no phones, no communication, no windows, no food, no water, nothing to look at, nothing to listen to, etc.) *except* there was a button on the table. If they pressed the button, they were shocked. They weren't told *not* to press it. They weren't told to press it. They weren't told that it would shock them, though most people figured that out in a few minutes. No, the interesting thing was that people would *willingly shock themselves again* to alleviate the boredom. And then, when the psychologists asked them about repeatedly shocking themselves, **the people made up bullshit.** Or, take the case of split-brain people. The two halves of their brain can no longer talk to each other, and one side, the right side, cannot talk at all. However, the right side can still read, so if you show only its eye a sign that says "pick up the ball", then ask the person why they picked it up, you'll often get answers like, "Because I wanted to" or "I like playing with balls". People occasionally perform actions that are stupid, self-destructive, or inexplicable to themselves, and their minds can't handle that. Instead, it imagines a justification for the behavior that explains it in a way that is consistent with their sense of self.