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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
1375
ELI5 Why does water turn white when going over a waterfall? My 8 year old asked me and I was at a loss to explain.
440
ELI5: how did women shaving their legs/armpits come about and why did men not do it too?
8399
ELI5: Why does a familiar word sound unfamiliar after you overly repeat it?
1205
ELI5: There's 21% oxygen in air. When we breathe out, there's still 16% oxygen in the exhaled air. Why's our lung so inefficient?
108
ELI5: How close to 50/50 are genes from our parents? Is it possible to have more genes from one parent than the other?
177
ELI5 why is there so much activity with the Ring of Fire recently? How do we know which earthquakes are directly linked? Should California be as worried as the media makes out?
13
ELI5: Why does having "good lawyers" get people off with lesser punishments even if they're obviously guilty?
5
ELI5: Why is older wine considered "better"?
90
ELI5: Why might it be so hard for me to fall asleep again after waking up, but once my alarm goes off and I'm supposed to wake up, I suddenly can't stop hitting snooze and going back to sleep?
13
ELI5 How do civil engineers determine if a building is structurally sound after an earthquake?
18
ELI5: Why do we feel tense in our shoulders when we are stressed?
8
ELI5: Why didn't the US experience hyperinflation that many economists and politicians said was going to happen when the FED did its quantitative easing during the Great Recession?
182
ELI5 If symptoms of a cold serve the function of ridding our body of the illness, then do cold medicines that reduce these symptoms slow our recovery?
3
ElI5: How does anesthesia make us unconscious but doesn't harm or shut off unconscious functions?
3
ELI5; why is it that people snore when they are asleep, but don't have the same breathing pattern when awake?
4
ELI5: How can a cable possibly be stretched across the entire Atlantic Ocean?
7692
ELI5 why is it that we always see so many new awesome ways to fight cancer and yet it seems nothing of it is ever being used?
5
ELI5:Banned weapons in war
2721
ELI5: Why is CTE brain damage such a hot topic in the NFL, but don't hear anything from the Rugby community?
4
ELI5 Why do so many conservative groups use the word "Patriot" in their name?
2
ELI5: Why does the ESRB have a "Real Gambling" descriptor if online real-money gambling is illegal in the USA?
2
ELI5 why we tend to raise our voice when we're mad
3
ELI5 How do certain animals have the exact same pattern as a leopard?
4
ELI5: Why do indian people and other asian people have different skin tones despite being so close geographically?
4
ELI5: Why can my body handle heat or cold somedays better than others?
3
ELI5:Why is there such a huge disparity in airline prices (example in text)?
6
ELI5:Why must the Pythagorean Theorem contain squared values? Is there a relationship between sides prior to squaring them?
5
ELI5: Would inflation still happen if the population didn’t increase?
17
ELI5: Why are there still a few operating Blockbusters, and where does the money that they make go?
3
ELI5 - I'm driving on a Rosario with my 5 year old and she asks me how power lines carry electricity
0
ELI5 why can't we smell anything wen having a cold?
93
ELI5: That feeling you get when you’re traveling in a car and you go over a small but quick hill and your stomach has that weird sensation in it right as you reach the top and are hearing back down.
11
ELI5: What exactly is happening when one has water trapped in their ear?
3
ELIF: Why do people in black and white movies and tv shows sound the same?
2
ELI5: How does someone end up in extended domestic captivity and remain there?
1
ELI5: Why aren't service animals regulated by any sort of governing entity?
5
ELI5: Why didn't the confederates ever march on Washington D.C.?
8
ELI5:Why do some books have "This page has been intentionally left blank" page?
2
ELI5: why does a combination of weird scents, audio, and visual stimulation make me feel nauseous?
0
ELI5: How are satellites able to show such high definition photos from outer space
6 Lithuim They don't. Like you say, it's a gradual shift that occurred at different speeds in different regions. There are some notable documents like bible translations that are useful to mark the state of the language at that date, and language historians use those to track the shift in the "official" language over time. Even today some English dialects are nearly unintelligible to other native English speakers so the exact definition of "Modern English" is itself debatable.
5 0 Lithuim They don't. Like you say, it's a gradual shift that occurred at different speeds in different regions. There are some notable documents like bible translations that are useful to mark the state of the language at that date, and language historians use those to track the shift in the "official" language over time. Even today some English dialects are nearly unintelligible to other native English speakers so the exact definition of "Modern English" is itself debatable.