Score
Title
757
How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
5222
ELI5: Why is rice so readily available and cheap?
652
ELI5: Synthetic meat
312
ELI5: Why do our joints ache when the barometric pressure changes?
121
ELI5: What creates the “zooming out” effect you see when you shut off a TV or computer?
7774
ELI5: Why do large numbers before the decimal point get separated by commas in groups of 3, but numbers after the decimal do not?
89
ELI5: How does Rogaine work?
56
ELI5: How did computer hackers do their hacking back in the 60s and 70s?
1604
ELI5: why don’t you hear about the history of Africa before colonialism?
7
ELI5: How does Icy Hot work?
7
ELI5: Pineapples have a 1 year growth time before it can be harvested. Why are they relatively cheap despite them having a long growth time?
6
ELI5: What is a hash-table?
4
ELI5: If water is just hydrogen and oxygen molecules (H20) can’t we just synthesize it, and if not why?
13
ELI5: How does a car engine keep working when the car is still.
3
ELI5 : cities build into/inside a mountain
13
ELI5: How do deep sea diving mammals such as seals and whales survive the changes in pressure?
3
ELI5: If I pour a bottle of water into a lake/pond, does the height of it change on the nanoscale?
17
ELI5: Why do pregnant women crave certain foods?
5229
ELI5: why does your skin turn red after you scratch it for some time?
5
ELI5: How does a pinhole camera take pictures when its just a box with film inside of it?
5
ELI5: How are mice cloned?
1929
ELI5: Why do our eyes water when we are getting choked
2
ELI5: What’s happening when your eyes get tricked like this? (Link in post)
5
ELI5:Why is this magnetic ring acting like this? (+video)
1
ELI5:How can snowboarders fall 5 stories and not break their legs ?
1
ELI5: How come other mammals can hold their breath for hours while humans can’t?
2
ELI5: how do scientists and historians know what colour dinosaurs (and other pre-human animals) were?
1
ELI5: Why did the most advanced cultures of the classical period form in the Mediterranean?
1
Eli5; Why do two headed snakes seem so common?
0
ELI5: ??Px0(2^18×5^18)p*k*k*k
0
ELI5: What is an Enzyme?
0
ELI5:Difference between CDs, IRAs, and Money Markets?
0
ELI5: Why does an object in orbit need to move? since it's only under microgravity, why cant it stay over the same area?
1
ELI5: electrical current and electron flow directions, and how we can design a circuit from positive to negative if the electrons are flowing the opposite direction?
1
ELI5: How do we track things in three dimensions, particularly in space?
7
ELI5: How does a medicine for lowering your body temperature work ?
8
ELI5: Lyrics aside, how does our brain make us feel happy/sad etc. when listening to certain songs?
6
ELI5: How are thoughts and emotions connected?
3
ELI5: Why does a minimal difference in temperature have such a deep impact on a global scale?
8
ELI5: Maritime Law and International Waters.
3
ELI5: Why can our eyes sometimes see heat coming from air vents, and other sources of heat?
15 slash178 "Food groups" refer to the food pyramid which the USDA stopped using in 2011 because it gave people way wrong ideas about how to eat healthily. Foods are not inherently bad or good, it's all dependent on lifestyle and diet. For most people who eat pizza, it is very easy to overeat and consume way more calories than appropriate for a single meal. 2 slices would be a normal size meal. How many people do you think eat *only 2 slices* when eating pizza? That's the problem.
10 Concise_Pirate In a small quantity pizza is an excellent food. It's low in fiber and some vitamins, but high in lots of other things. If you eat a modest portion of pizza together with something that has fiber and vitamins -- say, a big salad -- that's a healthy meal. The main problem is that people eat a shitload of pizza and nothing else. That's too high in calories, carbs, fats, and salt, and too low in fiber and vitamins.
3 bulksalty 4 slices of Pizza Hut medium (12") hand tossed pizza have 880 calories, mostly from simple carbs (100 cal vs 90 from fat and 30 from protein), which is almost half of a 2000 calorie diet's daily caloric intake, and very few vitamins.
14 taggedjc What does having some (potentially small) part of each food group have to do with being healthy? Most pizza is greasy and full of carbs, and even pizza with vegetables on it typically doesn't have a lot of vitamin or other nutrient content relative to the fats and carbs.
2 flaagan As a type 1 diabetic, I love but hate pizza. It's great, it's easy to figure out how many carbs in a slice, and you can get it in so many forms. The problem is, there's a delayed hit on the carbs due to the cheese and oils, so a few hours later I get a sudden spike in my bloodsugar.
1 techcaleb I remember when I was a kid watching a Barney episode on the food groups, and at the end they made pizza because it had an item from all the food groups. My mom was not amused.
1 kodack10 Your submission has been removed for the following reason(s): ELI5 is not for: Straightforward answers or facts - ELI5 is for requesting an explanation of a concept, not a simple straightforward answer This question seems disingenuous. It is like asking why chocolate cake isn't healthy since it contains eggs and wheat. --- *Please refer to our [detailed rules](http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/about/rules)*.
1 GivesNoShts Look up nutritional guides for chain pizza places. Little caesars, for example, lists their supreme as having 320 calories per slice. 120 of those calories are from fat. There is a good amount of protein, vitamin c, and calcium, but the sodium and fats are whats bad. We arent even getting to the flavor of that shit. Their large is like a medium at a real pizza place so i can eat the whole damn thing without any trouble. Their latest extra pepperoni and cheese tastes decent but is over 3000 calories for the whole thing. I had to stop eating it even though it was only once every couple months or so. Like anything else, its about portion control and making it part of the meal instead of the entire meal. Who does that shit though? Pizza night is about pizza.
12 0 slash178 "Food groups" refer to the food pyramid which the USDA stopped using in 2011 because it gave people way wrong ideas about how to eat healthily. Foods are not inherently bad or good, it's all dependent on lifestyle and diet. For most people who eat pizza, it is very easy to overeat and consume way more calories than appropriate for a single meal. 2 slices would be a normal size meal. How many people do you think eat *only 2 slices* when eating pizza? That's the problem.
11 0 Concise_Pirate In a small quantity pizza is an excellent food. It's low in fiber and some vitamins, but high in lots of other things. If you eat a modest portion of pizza together with something that has fiber and vitamins -- say, a big salad -- that's a healthy meal. The main problem is that people eat a shitload of pizza and nothing else. That's too high in calories, carbs, fats, and salt, and too low in fiber and vitamins.
3 0 bulksalty 4 slices of Pizza Hut medium (12") hand tossed pizza have 880 calories, mostly from simple carbs (100 cal vs 90 from fat and 30 from protein), which is almost half of a 2000 calorie diet's daily caloric intake, and very few vitamins.
13 0 taggedjc What does having some (potentially small) part of each food group have to do with being healthy? Most pizza is greasy and full of carbs, and even pizza with vegetables on it typically doesn't have a lot of vitamin or other nutrient content relative to the fats and carbs.
2 0 flaagan As a type 1 diabetic, I love but hate pizza. It's great, it's easy to figure out how many carbs in a slice, and you can get it in so many forms. The problem is, there's a delayed hit on the carbs due to the cheese and oils, so a few hours later I get a sudden spike in my bloodsugar.
1 0 techcaleb I remember when I was a kid watching a Barney episode on the food groups, and at the end they made pizza because it had an item from all the food groups. My mom was not amused.
1 0 kodack10 Your submission has been removed for the following reason(s): ELI5 is not for: Straightforward answers or facts - ELI5 is for requesting an explanation of a concept, not a simple straightforward answer This question seems disingenuous. It is like asking why chocolate cake isn't healthy since it contains eggs and wheat. --- *Please refer to our [detailed rules](http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/about/rules)*.
1 0 GivesNoShts Look up nutritional guides for chain pizza places. Little caesars, for example, lists their supreme as having 320 calories per slice. 120 of those calories are from fat. There is a good amount of protein, vitamin c, and calcium, but the sodium and fats are whats bad. We arent even getting to the flavor of that shit. Their large is like a medium at a real pizza place so i can eat the whole damn thing without any trouble. Their latest extra pepperoni and cheese tastes decent but is over 3000 calories for the whole thing. I had to stop eating it even though it was only once every couple months or so. Like anything else, its about portion control and making it part of the meal instead of the entire meal. Who does that shit though? Pizza night is about pizza.