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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Mar 29, 2024

What exactly is a bailout and how does it work? If a company gets bailed out with taxpayer money, shouldn’t the public now own it? Why do governments often choose to bail out banks? Why don't they just let them go under? How do CEOs from failing companies bailout with golden parachutes? Where does the money come...

Oct 14, 2022

How do ants deal with raindrops? Why don’t they hurt or drown them? How do ants cling to a surface so well that blowing at them hard doesn't budge them, even if the surface is somewhat smooth?  How do queen ants get so big?

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Jun 17, 2022

Some people say Coca Cola tastes different from an alumninum can compared to when drinking out of a glass bottle? Why is the level of fizziness also different between aluminum, plastic and glass bottles? What is so hard to replicate about the original Coca Cola? How can soft drinks like Coca-Cola Zero have almost 0...

Mar 29, 2019

How do medical professionals determine whether cancer is terminal or not? How are the stages broken down? How does “normal” cancer differ from terminal cancer?


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Mar 15, 2019

A reCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA-like system designed to establish that a computer user is human. So how does the reCAPTCHA checkbox i.e. the "I'm not a robot" checkbox actually work? Why can't bots just check 'I am not a robot' and fool the system?


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