r/NoStupidQuestions 19d ago Helpful

Covid-19 megathread January 2022 Covid-19 Pandemic megathread


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.

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

r/NoStupidQuestions Dec 07 '21 Silver

Nominate the Best of NSQ for 2020 and 2021!


It's time!

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.

The categories:

"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!

Need inspiration? Here's links to Reddit's AI's list of the top and best posts from the past 12 months. (We don't know how it picks them either). Thanks for the suggestion, /u/NeverEverWong !

r/NoStupidQuestions 10h ago

Normally it's etiquette that you go to your right to give way to someone walking towards you. Is it just the opposite (you move to the left) in countries where you drive on the left lane?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Wholesome Giggle Silver Helpful

My Wife stinks, how do I encourage her to shower more without hurting her feelings?


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 17h ago Wholesome Heartwarming Silver Helpful

Answered How to I get a cow character to go to my daughters island in animal crossing ?


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Are you supposed to shower after taking a bath?


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Anyone else feel that the taste of a drink changes depending on the container? Is this weird?


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Answered Can someone legally tell me I can’t post videos on YouTube just because they are pissed from a situation from years ago?


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?

r/NoStupidQuestions 13h ago

Unanswered PI seems to be stalking my friend and a tracking device was found. What do I do?


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

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

When I look at a dark part of my room long enough, a black darkness begins to form and grow bigger until I break sight or blink.


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!

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Unanswered I think I dislocated my shoulder? But I don't know if it did happen?


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 10h ago Take My Energy

Why do LGBT+ people so often have their sexuality and such in their bios on social mediums?


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?

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

I want a southern tattoo but, I can't find any symbols that represent the south that aren't racist or have problematic history. What are some good symbols for that?


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago

Unanswered Why do reddit mods take their role so seriously? It’s not a bad thing. Just wonderin


r/NoStupidQuestions 47m ago

I've been socially isolated for almost 10 years now, need advice


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

In what ways are men the more privileged sex?


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Friend owes money but buys something we have to share and deducts total cost from amount owed is this the correct way to do 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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Answered Can a lit stick of dynamite explode if after being lit it is thrown into water?


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!

r/NoStupidQuestions 35m ago

Unanswered If internet privacy is such a big issue, how come the dark web hasn't become more mainstream?


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."

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

There seem to be some really hated politicians in America who have been in office a really long time. Why do they keep getting re-elected?


r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago

Unanswered Is it a good idea to always clean up after your kids?


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.

r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Unanswered Really considering anti depressants. What are your guys personal experiences?


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??