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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
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ELI5: How is it possible that ISP's can see what your up to online? I thought HTTPs encrypted your traffic so it can't be read?
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ELI5: What exactly stops our bodies from defecating and urinating as we sleep? What acts as an "alarm" that jolts us awake when we do need to do these things?
51
ELI5:Off Camera flash Duration and Shutterspeed
168
ELI5:What's special about CO2 that we add it to water/soda and not other gasses? Why not use compressed air or another gas?
6
ELI5 Why scientists can’t create a living organism from scratch
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ELI5: How were early civilizations able to calculate many, many decimals of ? (pi)? And how did they know what they were doing?
2
ELI5: When things are transparent (like a window, thin piece of paper), do the photons of the light source actually move through the object?
4
ELI5: What is a sideband and what is it relating to bandwidth?
2
ELI5: What causes the sticky, frictional feeling you get on your hands after using bar soap?
6
ELI5: How do yeast/bread starters stay alive for years at a time?
7
ELI5: Why is blue light in electronic devices bad before falling asleep?
5
ELI5: How do agricultural markets function with supply and demand along with prices?
1
ELI5: How cryptomining isn't just a massively wasteful system that just replaces wasting physical resources with wasting energy and computing power to create currency?
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ELI5: Why do our ears need to "pop* when we change elevations, and how does yawning make it happen?
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[ELI5] Why does the sky look whiter near the horizon rather than blacker?
2
ELI5: How can different image file types differ so much in size for the same content even though visually there is no difference?
4
ELI5: What's a cellular automaton ?
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ELI5: Why does breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth help with relaxation?
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ELI5: How does Kuhns concept of "incommensurability" relate to the role that Michelsons and Morleys experiment have in proving Einsteins theory of relativity?
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ELI5: Why do young children laugh differently than adults?
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ELI5: Thermochemistry
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ELI5: Is thinking about thoughts an abstraction?
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ELI5: How do radio waves transmit data over large distances?
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ELI5: In networking, what is the difference between a router and a hub?
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ELI5: How do ETFs, Index Funds And Mutual Funds work?
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ELI5: How does cyanide kill people?
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ELI5: What is giving body fat and the oily pores on our nose that yellowy color?
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ELI5: Why do some cameras that support logarithmic A/D conversion in addition to traditional A/D conversion have the highest dynamic range at ISO 100 in traditional mode while requiring a higher ISO for highest dynamic range (400, 800, or even 3200) when logarithmic A/D conversion is used?
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ELI5:What'd happend if Wasp succesfully invade the queen of insects?
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ELI5:How does the hollywood studio system works?
60
ELI5: When food goes stale, does it also become less nutricious?
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ELI5:How come eyesight gets bad very quickly (myopia) when you're young but slows down a lot when you get older?
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ELI5: If humans originated as a single tribe, how can inbreeding be bad? Arent we all inbred to the ten thousandth generation or more?
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ELI5: How are people so influenced by music, what influences people’s tastes, and what separates good from bad music?
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ELI5: Why do small, superficial wounds heal faster on certain areas of the body, like the mouth, than in other areas?
2
ELI5:What is the job of a Hollywood or any other type of agent? In the age of internet can't people represent themselves?
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ELI5: How do we know the Zodiac Killer’s cypher isn’t just complete BS that he made up?
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ELI5: How do ISPs work? Where do they get their internet?
2
ELI5: How does hot air balloon move around without wind?
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ELI5: Why do we feel less need to pee when we are walking?
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.