Covid-19 continues with a new variant, and we're all suffering from pandemic fatigue. Here's a fun fact to keep you going: Did you know some people think that the Disney movie Tangled predicted Covid-19? Mother Gothel kidnaps Rapunzel and keeps her locked away...from the island kingdom... of Corona. Who knew?
Welcome to yet another monthly megathread for Covid-19. We get so many questions every month about it, like "If there's an Omicron variant, does that mean there's other variants they haven't talked about?" or "When is all this going to end?" ..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.
It's time to nominate your favourite posts and comments from NoStupidQuestions from 2021. And for 2020, since we missed the boat last year. Hey, things were tough for everyone!
We've got some fabulous prizes to give away, including kudos, warm feelings, gratitude and more! So dig through reddit history, and nominate the Best Of NSQ of 2021 and 2020.
There are multiple categories - submit your nomination by replying to the appropriate top-level comment below. Link to your submission. Optionally, explain why you think it deserves to be called the best! Don't have one to nominate? Then look through the candidates already submitted, and updoot your faves.
"Today's 10,000": (Explanatory XKCD) The most fascinating, mind-blowing factoid you found on NSQ - something you're so glad you learned, wish you'd learned earlier, and you think more people need to know. Nominations go here!
"Cutting Onions": The most moving, heartwarming or wholesome answer to a question here on NSQ. Tissues are ready, nominations go here!
"Between The Lines": Did you once see an answer that cut to the heart of the question behind OP's question, and really got to the meat of the matter? Nominations go here!
"Best Question": We've seen some great questions over the years - the bear with the AK47, how to pronounce Stephen, or on vampire's grooming habits. Which question from 2020-2021 is your absolute favourite? Nominations go here!
"Best Discussion": Nominate the thread - question and answer - that brought out the absolute best in what redditors have to offer. Nominations go here!
"Best Megathread": The past two years have been crazy ones for US politics, and for having a once-in-a-century pandemic. Our two Megathreads on those topics were running much too long. What are the best questions and answers they brought forth? For your convenience, here's links to the COVID and US Politics Megathreads. Nominations go here!
Remember, nominate your nom nominations on the nom nom nomination threads below!
She has serious BO issues and doesn’t seem to notice. However I often have to hold my breath when I’m near. She showers once a day and wears deodorant but her smell seems to overpower it all. I’m at a loss because it’s turning me off in a big way and I really don’t wanna upset her. I know if I mention anything I’ll be in the doghouse for months. Please help. Be kind.
Edit: I wish Reddit had a reply-all button lol. Thanks for all the words of advice. Maybe I should just show her this thread however I assume divorce would then be an almost certainty.
Basically my 6 year old daughter lost her favorite cow friend on Animal Crossing and has been crying like nonstop all day.
We tried to go back and figure out a way to keep her on the island or whatever but could not.
Is there a way to get a new cow type person?
Sorry if this belongs in a different sub but gaming subs don’t ever really respond well.
Edit: this has been the one of the nicest interactions I’ve had in a while. Period. Not just on Reddit.
I was just on a cringetopia comment thread where everyone was saying obviously you have to shower after taking a bath and everyone was like of course you shower after. This is literally a first I've heard of this and it does make sense but I also don't take baths so figured I'd ask.
Answered Google is failing me - BESIDES OWLS what birds fly the most silent? Forcing results to exclude owl results just gets me rankings about the quietest chirps and noises and such but not flight. I wanted to read about how each flies so quietly and see if they evolved different methods or similar. ?
I realize owls are apparently for sure the #1 quietest flyers and seemingly by a wide margin, but I can't find even the smallest scrap of information on what other species might come anywhere close. Not even hints or shitty sources, straight nothing related.
Hopefully someone here already knows more about the topic and can point me in the right direction.
Context: one of my friends I had at the time stupidly sent me to court in 2016 claiming I was with two other guys trying to kidnap her. I had proof I was working that day and brought my paystub and timesheet to court. Case got thrown out. I keep getting messages from random accounts telling me that if I don’t stop posting videos online this same person will send me Court because I’m clearly a criminal and they will have me arrested eventually. The videos have nothing to do with them at all and get some of the messages I get are saying they have told other people to not collab with online or interact with me because I’m a criminal.
Can this person legally do this?
A good friend asked me to help her out with this situation she's in. Basically, her sister and brother-in-law are getting a divorce. They are both fighting for custody. My friend's parents are intending to help raise the kid. The parents are bad people who did bad things. My friend is siding with her brother-in-law in regards to the custody bc of this. The parents hired a Private Investigator. We don't know for what reason. Brother-in-law found what looks like a tracking device on the bottom of his truck that wasn't there before (Black plastic square, ID would be helpful if you know a sub where I can put the pic). My friend is worried that there might be one on her car as well, so I'm going to check for her tomorrow morning.
Is tracking ppl like this legal?
What do I do?
What would be the purpose of tracking my friend and her brother-in-law?
If there is a tracking device on her car, is there a way for me to connect to it and see where it's sending data to?
Signs that she's being watched and precautions to take?
Neither my friend nor her brother-in-law are doing crimes or anything, so I really don't see the point of the PI.
EDIT: pic of tracking device: pic
Ever since I was a youngin I'd look at dark sections of my room and after awhile the darkness would begin to 'grow'. It would disappear after breaking sight with it and I could see that part of the room after doing so.
Whats really happening here exactly? Would it be something to do with the eyes or the brain? Maybe both.
Has anyone had similar experiences or is it all in my head!
I finished the dishes. Randomly moved my arm celebrating or shadow boxing I don't know.
My left arm popped out. Now my arm was bent. And when ever I tried to relax and put my had down i couldn't. So my left arm be looking like a t-rex. I be freaking out, go to the sink drown mysepf with cold water so i dont pass out.
Go to my flatmates room, say that my arms dislocated. I sit in his we talk about what to do next. I finally moved my arm, and it was fixed.
My flatmates lookin at me like a drama queen thinking ive pulled a muscle.
Is it possible to dislocate your shoulder from just moving around?
Because I felt my shoulder when it was "dislocated" it felt empty.
Edit: so my arm was bent during the dislocation. I couldnt bend my arm down. It would kill my arm.
When i touched my shoulder there was a gap. And i felt like my shoulder was lower where it should of been.
Edit: I've searched it up. Its possible to pop back in place on its own. I need to see doctor tomorrow as there might be extra damage. I'm glad i know I'm not crazy or sensitive.
Pronouns I can somewhat understand, because that's what you want to be referred to, but whose business is it what you prefer to engage with sexually?
I've tried looking online but all that comes up are polls and articles talking about 'the flag'. When I say south I mean the actual cultural difference between us and the north. I don't want any symbols related to the confederacy or rebellion symbols like the come and take it flag.
Looking for something that more so represents the south as a whole rather than a specific state.
Hi all, 21 M here.
As the title suggests, I haven't had a social life for almost 10 years now. No friends, no acquaintances, just immediate family and my brother. I was bullied throughout highschool, developed severe social anxiety and depression, and avoided people altogether unless I was forced to interact at my job. I'm only 21, almost 22, but this feeling of loneliness is taking its toll on me. And frankly, it's extremely discouraging knowing how far behind I am regarding social development and life in general when compared to my peers. I have some hobbies, managed to make a few friends online, but that only goes so far. I'm tired of being a loner and watching my life slip away, but I'm not even sure where to start. I just feel completely lost and that feeling is drowning me.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I genuinely can't see it; I can't let a day go by without wishing I was born a woman, feeling like I was extremely unlucky to not be one. Like, it's genuinely given me mental health problems throughout my life. It feels like genuine gaslighting when I'm told that men are the more privileged sex, I just don't see it.
As title says. So say my friend owes me money, and say we need something that we share. They buy that thing and deduct the full cost from the amount they owe. Is that correct or should just my half of the money on that thing be deducted instead.
I always hear of like redneck fishing with throwing dynamite and in movies and games it works. Wasn't sure if it works in real life to? Follow up question if yes, how does the wick stay lit underwater? Thank you!
Admittedly, I have very little knowledge about the backend of the dark web but my understanding is that it's big benefit is that it provides anonymity for its users.
If the average citizen is so concerned about privacy, how come there aren't hoards of developers building out TOR browsing so that it functions similarly to the regular web with the exception of maintaining your privacy?
Edit: got my terminology confused and mixed up "Dark Web" with "TOR browsing."
Every clean person I know had their parent always cleaning up after them when they were growing up. Would clean their rooms and kept the house clean. Does this teach a kid through experiencing a clean environment all throughout their lives by the time they're adults they can't stand to see dirtiness?
(I'm messy, grew up in a house that would get messy then cleaned. Was always ordered to clean kitchen, bedroom, bathroom etc. from time to time. Then the cycle would repeat.)
Please share your thoughts.
Im a 28m. I’ve dealt with anxiety my whole life. But within the last 3-5 years it’s gotten very bad. Very obsessive, a lot of intrusive thoughts. I’m able to do ok most of the time. I’ve been able to put my ocd into remission several times. It does come back tho when I have a lot of stress in my life at the time. Sometimes it really fucks me up. I’ve been prescribed Zoloft by a doctor about a year ago and just decided to never take them. At this point tho I’m willing to try to get the help I am offered at the possibility of a more satisfying life. My anxiety keeps me in my head a lot, feel like I miss out on things. I’ve done a lot of meditation, and have grown a lot. But it’s to the point where I want relief. The stigmas around them trip me out (sexual issues, being stuck in them forever, and the withdrawls).it makes me hesitant.
What are your guys experiences with them?? Should I take a shot and try them out??