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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
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ELI5: Why do your legs fall asleep when you sit on the toilet for a long time but not when you sit in a regular chair?
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ELI5: How can we know that the observable universe is 46.1 billion light years in radius, when the furthest object we can see is 13.3 billion light years away?
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ELI5: why does your vision become so much worse when you’re hungover /still drunk?
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ELI5: How do countries with nukes know they'll still work if tried to be used? Is there some kind of shelf life?
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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.
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ELI5: What causes the testes to produce more sperm? How does the body know not to produce more when they are full?
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ELI5: How exactly do movies and tv shows work when an actor or actress starring in them is also the one directing it?
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ELI5 Why are bugs so good at getting in the house, but so bad at getting out?
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ELI5: Why is older wine considered "better"?
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ELI5: Why does 0! equal 1?
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ELI5: Where does the energy for gravity come from?
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ELI5: how do devices like phones, tablets, etc. get the signal to turn on when you push the power button? Is there still some power being used to do this even when they are off, or is the process mechanical when you hold the power button to turn on?
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ELI5: Why does having "good lawyers" get people off with lesser punishments even if they're obviously guilty?
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ELI5: Why is walking up a hill backwards easier than walking up a hill forwards or sideways?
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ELI5: Why is it that Racecar tires wear out with a few laps while the tires on a regular car can last years?
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ELI5: If toxic and edible mushrooms are so easy to confuse, then why are poisonings from market-bought mushrooms so rare?
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ELI5: How does tattoo removal work, and how does it affect uninked skin around a tattoo?
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ELI5: Why aren't burn victims kept numb during healing?
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ELI5: Why does turning on Wifi on your phone improve location accuracy?
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ELI5 how does the body generates electricity?
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ELI5: How are Dung beetles so strong and resilient? They can roll a piece of dung 20x their weight seemingly endlessly in a straight line over any obstacle, all while literally fighting off other hijacking Dung beetles.
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ELI5: Why do horses willingly fight wars/battles for humans?
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ELI5: When abroad, when asked where you're from, people usually answer with the country. Except Americans, they answer their state. Why?
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ELI5: Why do we make unintentional noises when lifting weights?
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Eli5: Why are high quality speakers and headphones built to reproduce frequencies outside the audible range?
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ELI5 How is audio position and direction simulated through a mobile phone speaker
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ELI5:How someone can live to 122 years while smoking?
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ELI5: How do large purchases of companies/sports teams occur?
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ELI5: "No one was harmed during the making of this film" - what do they do when someone does get hurt?
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ELI5:If wood is decomposiable why wont the roots decompose?
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ELI5: how did women shaving their legs/armpits come about and why did men not do it too?
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ELI5: Why do some shirts look more translucent, sometimes even transparent, when they get wet?
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Eli5: What's the smallest thing in existence and isn't that made out of something smaller?
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What is actually going on when our muscles are tired, And why does stretching help us feel more comfortable?
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ELI5: After doing things like swimming in the ocean, riding a boat in rocky water or riding roller coasters all day, why can I feel myself still doing them afterwards?
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ELI5: Why is it when you angle a screen away from you, it gets darker and changes colour?
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ELI5: How close to 50/50 are genes from our parents? Is it possible to have more genes from one parent than the other?
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ELI5: Muscle protein synthesis
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Why do periods sync up?
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Why is it that companies never offer financial arrangements like giving 0% interest rate loans to customers. After the period of the first issued loan is over, the financial situation of the company would be exactly the same as if they initially asked for cash payments.
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.
13 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.
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 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.
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.
14 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.
13 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.
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 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.
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.