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Everything you ever wanted to know about anything but were afraid to ask. Especially things someone else might Google for some day. Questions must have fact based answers.

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Rules:

  • 1. Questions must have a definitive answer

r/answers is for reference questions with definitive answers. If your question doesn't have a definitive answer, or people might disagree on the "correct" answer, it's not a good fit for r/answers.

  • 2. Post title must be a question

Post titles must be a question and nothing more. Additional context for questions can be added to the body of the post.

  • 3. No survey questions.

These questions will be better for /r/DAE or /r/AskReddit.

  • 4. No advice questions.

No advice questions. r/answers is for reference questions with definitive answers (or sets of answers), not questions where personal preference comes into play, or people might disagree on answers. This includes questions about relationship advice. These questions would be better suited for /r/advice or /r/relationship_advice

  • 5. No medical questions.

The users of r/answers aren't guaranteed to be qualified medical professionals, and if you're facing a medical issue, relying on the advice of random strangers is potentially dangerous. In the worst case, you could be convinced that a real issue isn't something to worry about.

The best responses to medical questions have always been to actually see a doctor, so we're explicitly banning these types of questions. This includes mental health questions.

Try r/AskDocs or r/DiagnoseMe.

  • 6. No politics questions.

Political questions without a definitive answer often devolve into partisan mudslinging. This type of digression is unsuitable for r/answers. Visit r/AskPolitics or r/PoliticalDiscussion to have these types of conversations.

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The users of r/answers aren't guaranteed to be qualified legal professionals, and if you are needing legal advice, relying on the advice of random strangers is potentially dangerous. Questions relating to legal questions and legal advice is not the place for r/answers. Please post such questions to r/legal or r/legaladvice or r/Ask_Lawyers.

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  • 9. No tip-of-my-tongue questions

r/answers is for finding definitive and factual answers to questions, while this can technically include tip-of-my-tongue questions, this is better to be posted at r/tipofmytongue

  • 10. No unhelpful, off-topic, or joke answers or questions.

All comments must be helpful and relevant.

Joke answers and questions are not allowed.

Questions are ok; memes are not!

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Baiting people, passive aggressive posts, rude posts/comments etc. are not allowed.

  • 12. No loaded questions or answers, and no rants

r/answers is not the place to rant about a topic you've already made your mind up on, or to ask questions that, in themselves, could influence the community to agree with your answer. These types of questions are subject to removal. This also applies to loaded answers.

  • 13. Impossible question

Questions which are impossible to know the answer to are not allowed in r/answers.

  • 14. Moderator discretion

Mods reserve the right to remove any post or comment at our discretion even if it doesn't violate any of the above rules.

  • 15. No Ask Me Anything Post

r/answers is not r/AMA. Please go to r/AMA.

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My job makes no sense?

A large part of my job is checking hundreds of invoices that the managers and mostly their assistants. enter wrong and we have to go through and correct them all. Can’t the managers just be trained to enter them correctly so there isn’t so much extra work? It just involves using the correct item #’s mostly.

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2024/06/11
19:43 UTC

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Is it safe to eat papers ?

I know this sounds really weird. My mom locked my room so I can't come out. It's been 12 hours and I'm so hungry. I dont have any food or water with me. I just need something to eat. Is it safe to eat papers ?

(I'm living in a toxic household. I'm used to these kind of stuff but I had food with me during previous situations.. Right now,I dont have anything to eat 🥲)

17 Comments
2024/06/11
19:36 UTC

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What's the best way to get over a crush?

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2024/06/11
18:09 UTC

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Target Walkie Talkies

Lately I’ve been seeing people prank targets and other stores using walkie talkies. They connect, somehow, to the employee channel and are able to talk to them. Anyone know if you need a specific walkie talkie that the store issues, or can you simply buy any walkie talkie and connect to the common frequency/channel?

1 Comment
2024/06/11
17:08 UTC

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Chinese mythology has an eternal rivalry between Dragons and Tigers, do more animals, specifically the ones in the Chinese Zodiac have stories of how they get along?

Understood that Tiger/Dragon dynamic has to do with Yin/Yang, but I was curious if there was more to elaborate on the 12 zodiac animals beyond their story of who came first in the Jade Emperor's contest

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2024/06/11
16:06 UTC

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I do not have an optometrist

I need a copy of my prescritpion from my eye exam to be faxed to my optometrists. However, I do not have an optometrist. What would you advise?

8 Comments
2024/06/11
15:12 UTC

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How do I handle my manager blaming me for mistakes that aren’t my fault?

The first month I was in training, every order I placed had to be approved by the person training me before I sent them. She is going back and finding orders where things are incorrect but they are all orders that the woman training me said were all good and I can send out. (These are very detailed orders that we enter in Sales Force). If I tell my manager these were approved by Mary she doesn’t say anything. Not a sorry or I’ll talk to Mary. Just that’s it’s wrong and fix it. Does she think I’m throwing Mary under the bus? I mean I have to cover myself. Her and Mary and another women training me are all BFF’s.

6 Comments
2024/06/11
12:25 UTC

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Looking for media reference to Alexandre Cabanel's "Fallen Angel" (1847).

I'm looking for any media (movies, series, anime) that reference the painting for my school project, i'm already found it in arcane and mad max.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fallen_Angel_%28painting%29

1 Comment
2024/06/11
12:11 UTC

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What is the reason that (some) people seem afraid of the numbers 666 and 13?

And did people themselves not create these very numbers?

16 Comments
2024/06/11
12:04 UTC

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It's June. It should be Summer, right? Why is it still raining here in Equator?

IIRC, 2-3 decades ago, rain used to start at around September and up to March.

Now, it feels like it's still transitioning from Winter to Spring.

Is the season "schedule" shifting?

5 Comments
2024/06/11
10:17 UTC

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Is there a community or website to find the original artist that some AI "art" is copying?

There's this AI "artist" in Facebook that uses several models, many of which sporting the now well-known "AI-style" that is a mix of many things. However, one of the models has a very particular style and I am almost sure it was trained on a singular artist. I'd like to try to find that artist and obviously, in this case, reverse image search is of no help. Any ideas?

3 Comments
2024/06/11
10:03 UTC

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Police

So police got my plate and went too my moms house where it’s registered and asked if the car was stolen because it was seen going high speeds but I never had a cop behind me can I get a ticket for that ??

6 Comments
2024/06/11
05:27 UTC

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If an elderly person goes into a care facility without warning, how do people find them?

If say, an elderly person in your neighborhood with no close family suddenly doesn’t come home, but there’s no obituary, their mail isn’t being forwarded, and their mail is being returned, how do you find them? In any situation where a person goes into a care facility and it’s obvious no one is handling their lose ends, how can someone find them?

4 Comments
2024/06/11
04:39 UTC

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followed home by nondescript car

Today I was driving home from my bfs house (around 1130) as I had to pick up some meds I left there earlier. I’m a nut so I always am wary of people following me, but when I entered the gate to my neighborhood I noticed a white car with a single flashing yellow light appear from Im not sure where behind me (he wasn’t on the road leading to my neighborhood as far as i was aware.) Trusting my gut, I pass my house once in and circle around the cul-de-sec and the guy follows me down, and circles the adjacent one waiting for me. When I drive back, he got back behind me and continued like this around the rest of my neighborhood until I drove home very quickly and I saw him leave the neighborhood. I don’t think it was an emergency vehicle, but then again I have no clue what the motive would have been? Can anyone ease my worry or at least tell me what they think was up

6 Comments
2024/06/11
03:27 UTC

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As an adult, how many daily meals are y'all actually eating?

 find myself in discomfort when eating a 3rd meal in the day. Obviously my metabolism is slowing down as im coming out of my mid-20's. But man, I can't eat a lot anymore. I used to be able to eat 3-4 full plates daily.

398 Comments
2024/06/11
02:56 UTC

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What’s the most consistently funny movie ever?

291 Comments
2024/06/11
02:44 UTC

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Hi 👋 peeps , my GF has started reading these sex novels that women are raving about & now she’s into anal & rough sex I find it very suspicious is she cheating on me or is it the books . She’s been vanilla in bed for years & now she’s like a porn nymph willing to try anything

Anyone else’s female partner reading these novels & had a huge change in the bedroom

38 Comments
2024/06/10
21:48 UTC

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Who should I donate a jump starter / air compressor to that would do the most good?

Its only like a $100 car jump starter and air compressor thats a few years old. I would just leave it in the trash area of my apartment but if there's a better place to give it to I don't mind driving there to drop off. I heard employees take all of the good stuff at thrift stores so that's why I didn't want to just take it there if there are other options

9 Comments
2024/06/10
20:29 UTC

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What's the best way to control fart?

23 Comments
2024/06/10
19:25 UTC

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Why haven’t pets “evolution-ed” against us spaying them?

Dumb question I know but (couldn’t put it on ELI5 lol) just curious and biology isn’t my strong point-

So maybe we haven’t been doing this long enough but are we potentially changing pet DNA to fight us off? Rock hard stomachs? Anaesthetic immunity? Hidden ovaries? Interior balls?

Going forward, can they outmaneuver us in terms of how we sterilize them?

24 Comments
2024/06/10
16:06 UTC

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Is my boyfriend controlling?

I wont get into too much detail about this but I have this side hustle that i do alongside my regular job. Not too much detail again but my family and i were in a bit of a crisis around Christmas last year and had little to no savings left to live on. Our jobs didn't help support us that much either. More so gave just enough to get by. And this side hustle helps with that. I've been with my boyfriend for 7 to 8 years on and off. We recently just got back together. Before we did, i told him about it. He said i was allowed to continue on the condition that i give him some of the money to help him while he's in Kentucky for school related stuff. I had no issue with that because i love him and would do anything to help him. But today when i met up with a friend of mine, i explained to this friend my situation. And he gave me a lot to think about. I wouldn't know how to go about bringing up my concerns to my boyfriend without it sounding like doubts. I dunno.

30 Comments
2024/06/10
15:53 UTC

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How do people decide which religion is correct?

23 Comments
2024/06/10
13:02 UTC

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How is it acceptable to fat shame or straight up body shame men?

87 Comments
2024/06/10
11:51 UTC

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woMen, how many of you are no longer attracted to their men and why?

9 Comments
2024/06/10
11:44 UTC

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if a ambulance crashes, do the paramedics call 112 (911), or do they use their radio?

5 Comments
2024/06/10
11:37 UTC

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What makes male friendships last long?

189 Comments
2024/06/10
11:08 UTC

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How to make your story a good one ?

3 Comments
2024/06/10
10:07 UTC

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My ps3 is blinking red help

2 Comments
2024/06/10
09:42 UTC

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I saw a video of a man following a honeyguide. He puts his hand in the nest and tears out honeycomb. How does he not get stung?

3 Comments
2024/06/10
06:20 UTC

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What kind of number is this?

+1 5589 55488 55

Listed as a US phone number.

Google shows it listed on a bunch of websites that look.... incomplete?

5 Comments
2024/06/10
05:48 UTC

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