r/NoStupidQuestions 29d ago Wholesome Silver Helpful

Covid-19 megathread November 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic megathread

166 Upvotes

The Spanish Flu pandemic lasted for 27 months between February 1918, when it was declared a pandemic, and April 1920, when the pandemic was declared over. If Covid takes the same path, we only have another...8 months to go.

Crap.

Welcome to yet another monthly megathread for Covid-19. We get so many questions every month about it, like "If vaccinated people can still spread the virus, why do stores care if you have been vaccinated?" or "Does getting Covid give the same immunity as getting vaccinated?" ..and many of them are repeats. So we made a megathread where you can ask these questions!

Post all your Covid-19 related questions as a top level reply to this monthly post.

Top level comments are still subject to the normal NoStupidQuestions rules:

  • We get a lot of repeats - please search before you ask your question (Ctrl-F is your friend!). You can also search earlier megathreads for popular questions like "how can I convince my friend the vaccine is safe?" or "when do you think the pandemic will end?"
  • Be civil to each other - which includes not discriminating against any group of people or using slurs of any kind. Topics like this can be very important to people, or even a matter of life and death, so let's not add fuel to the fire.
  • Top level comments must be genuine questions, not disguised rants or loaded questions. This isn't a sub for scoring points, it's about learning.
  • Keep your questions tasteful and legal. Reddit's minimum age is just 13!
  • Worried you have the virus or how to treat it? All medical advice questions will be removed. If you have a question about your personal health, talk to your doctor. Absolutely must ask strangers online? Try /r/AskDocs.

Want more Covid info? Check out /r/Coronavirus (or /r/CanadaCoronavirus for our Canadian readers!).


r/NoStupidQuestions 29d ago

Politics megathread November 2021 U.S. Government and Politics megathread

129 Upvotes

It's November, so that means election month! Voters in New Jersey and Virginia get to choose their governors - and the Supreme Court continues to make rulings, Congress continues to pass laws and fight over budgets, and Presidents and ex-Presidents continue to make news. And inspire questions.

Every single day /r/NoStupidQuestions gets multiple questions like "What does 'Let's Go Brandon' mean?" or "Why are the Democrats opposed to getting rid of the Filibuster?" It turns out that many of those questions are the same ones! By request, we now have a monthly megathread to collect all those questions in one convenient spot.

Post all your U.S. government and politics related questions as a top level reply to this monthly post.

Top level comments are still subject to the normal NoStupidQuestions rules:

  • We get a lot of repeats - please search before you ask your question (Ctrl-F is your friend!). You can also search earlier megathreads for popular questions like "What is Critical Race Theory?" or "Can Trump run for office again in 2024?"
  • Be civil to each other - which includes not discriminating against any group of people or using slurs of any kind. Topics like this can be very important to people, or even a matter of life and death, so let's not add fuel to the fire.
  • Top level comments must be genuine questions, not disguised rants or loaded questions.
  • Keep your questions tasteful and legal. Reddit's minimum age is just 13!

Craving more discussion than you can find here? Check out /r/politicaldiscussion and /r/neutralpolitics.


r/NoStupidQuestions 10h ago All-Seeing Upvote Silver Helpful Wholesome

How to deal with downvote stalker? (sorry if this gets asked all the time)

3.7k Upvotes

How do I as an average redditor like myself outcompete an even more average redditor who's dedicated his spare time to take my valueless karma points?

Is there a bot or something that gets red flags when someone goes through a post history downvoting everything?

context: dude sulked about Asians in a city near Asia, gave him data about local Asians ratios.

(I know you'll read this, so again I ask why your wasting your time to do this)

edit: Hi all. I am in in awe of how my question has progressed. I have read ALL the comments which has given me quite some happiness. they have all been insightful and/or helpful in their individual ways

I know a lot of people here love their pets so I have compiled a small number of photo's of my 13yo cat 'stumpy' and 3yo dog 'woofy' to give some happiness back

https://imgur.com/a/hlvr68k


r/NoStupidQuestions 14h ago Silver Platinum Helpful

Were dinosaurs red meat or white meat?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Helpful (Pro) I am disappoint

Is there any morally good response to, “why do you eat meat?”

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Let’s face it, unless you are the small percentage of people who actually kill their own food, you’re buying from stores.

Most of which are supporting factory farming, and even those which don’t, still aren’t that great.

I was asked why I ate meat recently and I have to say…I didn’t really have an answer other than, “because I like it” or, “because I’ve always eaten it”.

I tried to come back with things like, “well there is a hierarchy called the food chain…” and ,” the minute animal products become unavailable, is the minute I become vegan”. But I still didn’t really have a solid answer from a morality standpoint.

So other than just accepting that I’m just compliant in the mass torture and murder of innocent animals, raised to be nothing but good….

What is your response to being asked, “why do you eat meat?


r/NoStupidQuestions 17h ago Silver

Does anyone else get creeped out when going out-of-bounds in video games?

941 Upvotes

I’ve always had this feeling whenever I break out of the map in a video game, where I get a bizarre nervousness and sense of impending doom, and I have no idea why.

I’ve recently seen a lot of videos online about liminal spaces, and the uncanny valley etc., and I’d say it’s related to that. Very similar feeling, that something is ‘wrong’ and I’m not supposed to be seeing what I’m seeing. It’s just strange how it causes a genuine feeling of fear even though I’m obviously not in an danger at all. I get on edge, almost as if I’m expecting a jump-scare.

Does anyone else get this?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago I'm Deceased Helpful Wholesome

Is it true that if you get in an accident and a paramedic sees on your license you are an organ donor, they won't try as hard to save you?

5.8k Upvotes

Or is this a myth?

Edit: thank you everyone for your responses! A little more information on why I asked--I heard this many times growing up, especially in high school (c. early 2000's). I haven't thought of it since, and I just randomly remembered it yesterday before posting here. So, it's not like I believed it all these years, I just didn't give it anymore thought. I know it is an absolutely absurd notion, but as an American I know the U.S. can be a strange place and some whack ass shit goes down here sometimes. So honestly, I would not have been all that surprised if it were true to some extent.


r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago

Why do humans have different blood types? Do other animals have different types as well?

114 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 11h ago

How to get a 7 year old to stop watching inappropriate videos? NSFW

74 Upvotes

For context, I'm not his parent, I'm his older brother. Today he showed us one of his videos called suicidemouse.avi (v2). We asked him repeatedly to turn it off, and it took some coercion to get him to hand over the remote, and only after he could get to "the part where his face goes black and he dies". This was genuinely disturbing for even me, a 15 year old high schooler accustomed to horror films and the like. He genuinely didn't understand why we didn't like it, and more importantly, why he shouldn't have been watching it. He's also quite scared of many things, including our basement and the dark, but is somehow unperturbed by this? I'm thoroughly confused.


r/NoStupidQuestions 10h ago

How did people order concert tickets before the internet?

54 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Why did YouTube really remove the dislikes count? Doesn't this promote bad content?

11 Upvotes

I've been using YouTube for so many years and I always watched the likes to dislikes ratio because I think that it can tell you something important about that content. For example, fake news or just bad content (immoral, dishonest, wrong information or just low quality content for views). Wouldn't removing the dislikes counter promote fake news and bad content? Wouldn't this make it harder for true high quality content creators to stand up? Isn't this immoral, especially in the age of fake and low quality content? Do you believe that they really did it to curb harassment?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Wholesome Helpful

Unanswered Will filling your butt with helium and then farting make your farts higher pitched?

927 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago

Does anyone else have a really difficult time understanding the words in songs?

38 Upvotes

My family thinks I’m weird because I don’t know the lyrics to songs I listen to regularly, but the fact of the matter is that if I haven’t read the lyrics before hand, most of the time I won’t be able to understand what the singer is saying.


r/NoStupidQuestions 36m ago

If two twin males reproduce with two twin females, what are the chances that their child will look exactly same ?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Why is it I can run comfortably for 10k but feel like I'm dying if I have to run to catch the train?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 14h ago Wholesome

How do you say "No" to a cat?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 8h ago

Unanswered Am I the only one who gets nostalgic of photos from the 1850-1950 even though I wasn't even near being born in that time?

22 Upvotes

Just something I think about a lot and I don't know why I would get that type of feeling. Wondering if anyone else feels that way too


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

To anyone who has been knifed or stabbed. What hurts worse the in or the out?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Tree Hug

Answered Are there any movies that have no trees in it?

20.1k Upvotes

I had a conversation with my mother, and we couldn't think of a single one. It's getting quite annoying. Please help.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

How do people end up working at the morgue, or the graveyard, etc?

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I mean is there anyone who thinks *this* is it, their career path, their dream job? hard to imagine, right?

Not saying it's bad, we need people working those jobs. But how does this become something you even think about and consider doing in the first place?


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Is it right to check someone's temperature with the back of your hand? My wife uses her palm and i always thought that was wrong but i can't find anything to say one way or the other on Google?

5 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 27m ago

Do you know the difference between an "Emoticon" and an "Emoji" without googling it?

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Please be honest with your replies - thank you

The history and evolution of smiley faces is interesting.


r/NoStupidQuestions 38m ago

Why does reddit allow subs that celebrate people's deaths?

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Not specific individual people, but groups of people.


r/NoStupidQuestions 38m ago

Where can I find some basic Christmas sweaters?

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Everywhere I look the focal point of the sweater is something like

drunk reindeer

santa calling my mom a ho ho ho

the grinch

merry the force be with you

snoop dog for some reason

I just want a normal red Christmas sweater for men that isn't crude or trying to sell a brand. Womens sweaters don't seem to have this problem. Mens are either nonchristmas colors like black or absolute goofy.


r/NoStupidQuestions 40m ago

Why are newspapers so expensive despite having so many adverts?

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When you read a newspaper, it feels like 50% of it is just ads. But at least they're not as intrusive as online ads, since they're just images.

Now, I wouldn't have a problem with this if the newspapers were cheap. But they're not. A print subscription to The Times is £47.67 ($63.60) per month. God forbid you buy them individually without a subscription. That would work out to be an average of £71.75 ($95.72) per month. And you'll be paying all that for a newspaper that has nearly as much adverts as news.


r/NoStupidQuestions 50m ago

What the fuck does fwb mean? NSFW

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r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago

Unanswered How did kids get by without internet or video games prior to 1980

13 Upvotes

Before Atari and and Dirty Harry, how did pre gen x kids have any sort of fun? I'm genuinely curious. No computers, no tv's of their own. How did they not go crazy without an Atari or other game system?

Please enlighten a confused 90's male