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Explain X like I am a Y and you are a Z

One popular subreddit, Explain Like I'm Five, is where you can find answers to questions dumbed down enough for five-year-olds to understand them. (What is Obamacare? What does the One Ring actually do?) But Explain Like I Am A takes things a step further:

Explain color like I'm blind.
Explain the possible North Korea vs. USA conflict like I have spent the last 5 months playing Civilization V
Explain how the female orgasm feels like I'm a man (and Explain what an erection feels like like I'm a woman)
Explain how war really is like I'm a 12 year old boy who plays Call of Duty for the "realism".
Explain C++ like IamA programmer from 1979 who only knows BASIC and you are Mufasa
Explain quantum physics like you are a writer for Cracked / I am completely terrified by words featuring any more than 4 letters.
posted by Rory Marinich on Aug 30, 2013 - 90 comments

What if Skynet just wanted to piss us off?

Keep Calm and Understand the Process. The advent of algorithm-driven sales and product-on-demand delivery systems (think Cafepress, for one) can have some unexpected results when the output is not checked carefully enough. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Mar 3, 2013 - 114 comments

Hotword Blog

Dictionary.com has a blog! It explains, usually in fairly short articles, the etymology of different words, the reason September is the ninth month, and what an "Emmy" is, among others.
posted by lauratheexplorer on Sep 15, 2010 - 7 comments

The Universe on a Paper Plate.

The Universe on a Paper Plate. Complexity -> Simplicity for kids.
posted by Spoon on Apr 8, 2002 - 2 comments

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