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

Sep 18, 2020

Why do we forget our dreams in the mornings? Why is it so hard to run in our dreams? Why is it explained by proprioceptive feedback? How come kids can't control peeing in their sleep the way adults can? Does putting someone's hand in a warm bowl of water really make them wet the bed?


... We explain like i'm five!


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Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community as always and in particular the following users whose questions and comments formed the basis of this discussion: carderrrr, prob_dehydrated, bustamcthunderstick, noobsauce9001, 7thcourier, pkmkii, midafus, pavlovshumans & baeocystin.

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