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

Dec 3, 2021

How did salt become the chosen condiment all over the world? Why does it work as a preservative? Why is there so much salt in the ocean? Is sea salt really different to regular salt? Why does putting salt on a wound make it sting so much? Why are smelling salts used to wake up the unconscious? What happens when you drink sea water?

... we explain like I'm five

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