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Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand.

Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.

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

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Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand.

Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.

    ELI5 Dinosaurs - why were they so big?

    ELI5 Dinosaurs - why were they so big?

    Why were dinosaurs and things that lived long ago so much bigger than animals today? What caused the extreme weather back then? Were oxygen levels really much higher than they are today. Were CO2 levels higher too? How are both possible?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 8 min
    ELI5 Car Keys - could my remote open someone else’s car?

    ELI5 Car Keys - could my remote open someone else’s car?

    Is it theoretically possible that my key could unlock a second car somewhere else in the world? Why is the keyless entry system separate to the keyless ignition system? What is an immobilizer? What is a rolling code, and why is it important that my car has one?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 8 min
    ELI5 Reverse Mortgages - what's the David Bowie similarity?

    ELI5 Reverse Mortgages - what's the David Bowie similarity?

    What are reverse mortgages in the simplest terms? What do they have to do with the singer David Bowie? What does the French origins of the word mortgage mean?

    • 7 min
    ELI5 Hiccups - why do we get them?

    ELI5 Hiccups - why do we get them?

    Why do we hiccup? What evolutionary function does it perform? Which of the remedies actually work to stop hiccups? Who were the people who had extended hiccups? Who won the Ig Noble Prize for hiccups?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 7 min
    ELI5 Moon Drift - why it's moving further away each year?

    ELI5 Moon Drift - why it's moving further away each year?

    Why is the moon slowly moving away from the earth at 4cm per year? How do we even measure it so precisely? Why does the same side of the moon always face the earth? What is the beautiful dimensional coincidence that gives us a a perfect solar eclipse?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 6 min
    ELI5 Non Stick Pans - are they safe?

    ELI5 Non Stick Pans - are they safe?

    Why was there a sudden change in Teflon plans in 2015? Are newer versions of Teflon safe? What is the chemical used to make Teflon that is in the bloodstream of 99.7% of Americans?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 7 min

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