/r/explainlikeimfive - top ten submissions for each month of 2023

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2023, November
ELI5: Why is there no incredibly cheap bare bas...
9823 ELI5: Why is there no incredibly cheap bare bas...
Eli5: they discovered ptsd or “shell shock”...
7153 Eli5: they discovered ptsd or “shell shock”...
ELI5 Is there a reason we almost never hear of ...
5339 ELI5 Is there a reason we almost never hear of ...
ELI5 Why are revolvers still used today if pist...
5266 ELI5 Why are revolvers still used today if pist...
ELI5: Why did humans get stuck with periods whi...
4778 ELI5: Why did humans get stuck with periods whi...
eli5 Why is it taking so long for a male contra...
4679 eli5 Why is it taking so long for a male contra...
ELI5: my 5 year old has a book that says that D...
4380 ELI5: my 5 year old has a book that says that D...
ELI5: Why did we give up on hydrogen powered ca...
4015 ELI5: Why did we give up on hydrogen powered ca...
ELI5: Why do banks use armored vehicles to tran...
3950 ELI5: Why do banks use armored vehicles to tran...
Eli5: How can races start with rows of cars, ye...
3544 Eli5: How can races start with rows of cars, ye...
2023, October
ELI5: Dinosaurs were around for 150m years. Why...
6472 ELI5: Dinosaurs were around for 150m years. Why...
ELI5: What happens if no one turns on airplane ...
5147 ELI5: What happens if no one turns on airplane ...
ELI5: Kiddo wants to know, since numbers are in...
5030 ELI5: Kiddo wants to know, since numbers are in...
ELI5: If the top 10% of Americans own 80% of th...
5018 ELI5: If the top 10% of Americans own 80% of th...
ELI5:Why can't Places with Volcanoes, just thro...
4751 ELI5:Why can't Places with Volcanoes, just thro...
Eli5: My kid wants to know why stones don’t b...
4295 Eli5: My kid wants to know why stones don’t b...
ELI5: why can’t the NFL just put a little tra...
3789 ELI5: why can’t the NFL just put a little tra...
ELI5 Why do they say "brace for impact" when a ...
3770 ELI5 Why do they say "brace for impact" when a ...
ELI5 Why some navies use blue camouflage unifor...
3557 ELI5 Why some navies use blue camouflage unifor...
ELI5: How is it possible that Japan has a 99% c...
3217 ELI5: How is it possible that Japan has a 99% c...
2023, September
ELI5: Why can bands play for hours often utiliz...
5380 ELI5: Why can bands play for hours often utiliz...
Eli5: Why can't you just double your losses eve...
4621 Eli5: Why can't you just double your losses eve...
ELI5: Why are shoes made so narrow to the point...
4297 ELI5: Why are shoes made so narrow to the point...
Eli5 So we need calories to survive. If there a...
3775 Eli5 So we need calories to survive. If there a...
ELI5: What do people mean when they say that a ...
3731 ELI5: What do people mean when they say that a ...
ELI5 How does the Cartel make so much money whe...
3709 ELI5 How does the Cartel make so much money whe...
ELI5: After watching The Wolf Of Wall Street I ...
3646 ELI5: After watching The Wolf Of Wall Street I ...
ELI5 - why is 0.999... equal to 1?
3421 ELI5 - why is 0.999... equal to 1?
ELI5: How did cold drinks become popular? Did p...
3176 ELI5: How did cold drinks become popular? Did p...
ELI5: How did tip culture start in the US? Why ...
3164 ELI5: How did tip culture start in the US? Why ...
2023, August
ELI5: Why did the economy change that we need 2...
9857 ELI5: Why did the economy change that we need 2...
ELI5 why is it so impressive that India landed ...
7370 ELI5 why is it so impressive that India landed ...
ELI5: How do we actually know what the time is?...
5459 ELI5: How do we actually know what the time is?...
ELI5 How is it that the moon can affect the 352...
5329 ELI5 How is it that the moon can affect the 352...
ELI5: Why aren't there mountains that are 10 or...
5009 ELI5: Why aren't there mountains that are 10 or...
ELI5: How are astronauts on the ISS so confiden...
4682 ELI5: How are astronauts on the ISS so confiden...
Eli5 how did fossil fuels damn the world? I lea...
4640 Eli5 how did fossil fuels damn the world? I lea...
Eli5: why are 11 and 12 called eleven ant twelv...
4613 Eli5: why are 11 and 12 called eleven ant twelv...
ELI5: Why is there so much Oil in the Middle East?
4610 ELI5: Why is there so much Oil in the Middle East?
ELI5: If inflation is continuous year-on-year, ...
4419 ELI5: If inflation is continuous year-on-year, ...
2023, July
ELI5 If a regular weight person and an obese pe...
9608 ELI5 If a regular weight person and an obese pe...
ELI5:What has changed in the last 20-30 years s...
9387 ELI5:What has changed in the last 20-30 years s...
ELI5: How does pegging work?
9122 ELI5: How does pegging work?
ELI5: How does your body burn 2000 calories a d...
8534 ELI5: How does your body burn 2000 calories a d...
Eli5 : What is Autism?
7588 Eli5 : What is Autism?
ELI5 I'm having hard time getting my head aroun...
7248 ELI5 I'm having hard time getting my head aroun...
ELI5 what do pharmacist do anyway? Every time I...
5879 ELI5 what do pharmacist do anyway? Every time I...
ELI5 Why do we have 4 ‘rock’ planets in a r...
5365 ELI5 Why do we have 4 ‘rock’ planets in a r...
ELI5 When chefs sharpen a knife before cutting ...
5291 ELI5 When chefs sharpen a knife before cutting ...
eli5: why cant men keep going after they ejacul...
5153 eli5: why cant men keep going after they ejacul...
2023, June
ELI5: How does, at the point right after male o...
10311 ELI5: How does, at the point right after male o...
ELI5: How does Whatsapp make money if it's free...
7877 ELI5: How does Whatsapp make money if it's free...
ELI5: why is a password that uses numbers and l...
7672 ELI5: why is a password that uses numbers and l...
ELI5: How did Great Britain have so much power ...
6239 ELI5: How did Great Britain have so much power ...
ELI5: Why do computers get so enragingly slow a...
6036 ELI5: Why do computers get so enragingly slow a...
ELI5: Why do we have inflation at all?
5622 ELI5: Why do we have inflation at all?
Eli5: Why is it that your gums bleed when you b...
4645 Eli5: Why is it that your gums bleed when you b...
ELI5 if a bug is flying around your car while y...
4526 ELI5 if a bug is flying around your car while y...
ELI5 - How could a Canadian P3 aircraft, while ...
4268 ELI5 - How could a Canadian P3 aircraft, while ...
Eli5 how Adderall works
4226 Eli5 how Adderall works
2023, May
ELI5 : How's it that just 400 cables under the ...
13951 ELI5 : How's it that just 400 cables under the ...
ELI5: Why are many cars' screens slow and laggy...
11616 ELI5: Why are many cars' screens slow and laggy...
ELI5: Why can you sign up for an email list ins...
8928 ELI5: Why can you sign up for an email list ins...
Eli5: How do apes like chimps and gorillas have...
8724 Eli5: How do apes like chimps and gorillas have...
ELI5: Why is duck meat red meat and can be cons...
8627 ELI5: Why is duck meat red meat and can be cons...
ELI5: Where does the “mass” come from when ...
8617 ELI5: Where does the “mass” come from when ...
eli5: If space is a vacuum, how can rockets wor...
7193 eli5: If space is a vacuum, how can rockets wor...
ELI5: Why do credit scores go from 300 to 850? ...
6903 ELI5: Why do credit scores go from 300 to 850? ...
ELI5: If the placebo effect works by tricking t...
6705 ELI5: If the placebo effect works by tricking t...
ELI5: How do people actually die from Alzheimer...
6658 ELI5: How do people actually die from Alzheimer...
2023, April
ELI5: If humans have been in our current form f...
15992 ELI5: If humans have been in our current form f...
ELI5: Why flathead screws haven't been complete...
14828 ELI5: Why flathead screws haven't been complete...
ELI5: How can Ethernet cables that have been ar...
10516 ELI5: How can Ethernet cables that have been ar...
ELI5: Why do some animals, like sharks and croc...
9738 ELI5: Why do some animals, like sharks and croc...
ELI5: Why do some women die when giving birth? ...
9041 ELI5: Why do some women die when giving birth? ...
ELI5: How are countries like Norway and Switzer...
8488 ELI5: How are countries like Norway and Switzer...
ELI5 why there is nothing like a "verified chec...
7556 ELI5 why there is nothing like a "verified chec...
ELI5: is there a scientific reason not to showe...
7328 ELI5: is there a scientific reason not to showe...
ELI5: Why does spicy food burn the anus but not...
7313 ELI5: Why does spicy food burn the anus but not...
ELI5 Why is bypassing the PIN on a debit card s...
7102 ELI5 Why is bypassing the PIN on a debit card s...
2023, March
eli5: How does siri hear me say “hey siri” ...
18505 eli5: How does siri hear me say “hey siri” ...
ELI5: When a company gets bailed out with taxpa...
12328 ELI5: When a company gets bailed out with taxpa...
Eli5: how have supply chains not recovered over...
10300 Eli5: how have supply chains not recovered over...
ELI5: Why does it hurt your ears and make that ...
9636 ELI5: Why does it hurt your ears and make that ...
ELI5: where is the ringing noise coming from wi...
9191 ELI5: where is the ringing noise coming from wi...
ELI5:How are scientists certain that Megalodon ...
8370 ELI5:How are scientists certain that Megalodon ...
ELI5 - Why do spacecraft/rovers always seem to ...
7142 ELI5 - Why do spacecraft/rovers always seem to ...
ELI5 how does life insurance make sense, like h...
6814 ELI5 how does life insurance make sense, like h...
ELI5: What's in energy drinks that provides the...
6064 ELI5: What's in energy drinks that provides the...
ELI5: Why is the Slippery Slope Fallacy conside...
6056 ELI5: Why is the Slippery Slope Fallacy conside...
2023, February
ELI5 How come teeth need so much maintenance? T...
18716 ELI5 How come teeth need so much maintenance? T...
ELI5: if crab fishing is so dangerous (think De...
12304 ELI5: if crab fishing is so dangerous (think De...
ELI5: How is GPS free?
11057 ELI5: How is GPS free?
ELI5 how the rank “colonel” is pronounced â...
10806 ELI5 how the rank “colonel” is pronounced â...
ELI5: What is keeping us from anchoring a cable...
10184 ELI5: What is keeping us from anchoring a cable...
ELI5: why are football matches "at home" or as ...
8794 ELI5: why are football matches "at home" or as ...
ELI5:Why do scams trojan horses ect always use ...
7812 ELI5:Why do scams trojan horses ect always use ...
eli5: why does scratching eczema (or similarly ...
7804 eli5: why does scratching eczema (or similarly ...
ELI5: Why were the Irish so dependent on potato...
7798 ELI5: Why were the Irish so dependent on potato...
Eli5 (and a German) the problem with black facing.
7554 Eli5 (and a German) the problem with black facing.
2023, January
Eli5 - If digestion takes ~36hours from mouth t...
16788 Eli5 - If digestion takes ~36hours from mouth t...
ELI5: How do French words like “cul-de-sac”...
14165 ELI5: How do French words like “cul-de-sac”...
eli5 what do people mean when they say billiona...
11659 eli5 what do people mean when they say billiona...
eli5 Why are glass bottles not used more for so...
10625 eli5 Why are glass bottles not used more for so...
ELI5: Why do so many people now have trouble ea...
10469 ELI5: Why do so many people now have trouble ea...
eli5 what was the point of the skull and bones ...
10439 eli5 what was the point of the skull and bones ...
ELI5: How do we know that the Great Pyramids we...
9413 ELI5: How do we know that the Great Pyramids we...
ELI5 My flight just announced that it will be p...
8757 ELI5 My flight just announced that it will be p...
ELI5: How can North Korean have top talented ha...
8747 ELI5: How can North Korean have top talented ha...
ELI5: Why do sometimes some random part of our ...
7875 ELI5: Why do sometimes some random part of our ...