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Each of us asks ourselves questions, but not infrequently the answers are left to wait or do not come at all. Interestingly, you can find a way to get an answer. You will find a lot of topics discussed on Reddit that will help you get answers to the questions you ask. Moreover, Bemorepanda collected the top questions on Reddit. This way you can see the best answers to these questions. Let's see who they are.

1.Almost 80% of the ocean hasn’t been discovered. What are you most likely to find there?

2.If your vision had a HUD like in video games, what information would you like to be displayed?

3.What are some positive things happening in the world right now?

4.What are some dark secrets about the corn industry?

5.What was your biggest/most regrettable "It's not a phase, mom. It's my life." that, in fact, turned out to be just a phase and not your life?

6.What positive changes have you made in your life that you’d like to brag on a bit? What’s that work you’ve been putting in?

7.What gets you out of bed in the morning?

8.What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard someone say?

9.What’s the weirdest thing society accepts as normal?

10.What was your worst job interview?

11.What never fails to make your blood boil?

12.Brass instrument manufacturers, what are the dark secrets of the horn industry?

13.If you could show 1 movie from 2020 to a 1960s audience what would it be?

14.What dish that you cook are you most proud of?

15.What are some false stereotypes about your country?

16.Would you say you "won" or "lost" the genetic lottery, and in what way?

17.What popular movie have you never seen?

18.What family secret was finally spilled in your family?

19.What is your go-to fun fact?

20.Time and everything around you just froze for 24 hours. What are your plans?

21.What movie gets a lot of hate, but you actually love it?

22.Yesterday a woman gave birth to 9 babies what would you do if you became a parent to 9 babies at once?

23.What advice would you like to give a 20 year old who has no friends and barely anyone talks to him on social media?

24.People who still talk to their terrible moms, what's this year's obligatory Mother's Day gift going to be?

25.What's a good reason for aliens to care about us?

26.What are some things that are really expensive, yet shouldn't be?

27.Similarly to disappearing socks and nerf darts, what are some really annoying mysteries?

28.What's the dumbest thing you used to believe?

29.Which is the most underrated book you ever read?

30.If everyone got to see "life stats" after they died, what would be the first thing you would check?

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The enthusiasm and curiosity we have found on Quora is worth it.

For those who don't know, Quora is a site where you can post answers and questions, and currently has reached over 300 million users, although there are no clear statistics for this year.


The beauty of Quora is that you can receive answers to your questions from people with experience in the field, and the information provided will often be well-structured and well-argued. Basically, Quora took an already model (Yahoo Answers, for example) and turned it into something really useful and relevant. The difference from Yahoo Answers is that Quora has a lot of specialists who get involved and break their time to help others with useful, documented information and relevant opinions.


Of course, the activity on Quora becomes all the more interesting the more you read and answer more questions. You can receive useful feedback and learn practical things from Quora that are really helpful.


There are hundreds of thousands of questions already asked on the platform, so we have chosen the funniest of them to see the diversity of information you can access if you decide to use this resource a few clicks away. Let's laugh together with Bemorepanda.


1.Can I tell by the smell of my husband's gas if he has been cheating?


2.What if the girl that thinks i'm the dad isn't the mom?


3.Why is my sperm so powerful?


4.My bro has not got his first period yet?


5.How do I ask a question on Yahoo answers?


6.Girlfriend aint had period since?


7.Why does steam come out of my vagina?


8.My girlfriend farted while we were kissing should I break up with her?


9.Is it true that you don't need to wear condoms when sleeping with an asian woman since they can't get pregnant?


10.If a woman was to eat a lot of chocolate would her breast milk taste like chocolate milk?


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Quora is an ever-improving set of questions and answers used by millions of people around the world. But many users, especially beginners, find it difficult to get answers to their question.

This is because their question is not visible to people and hence the question remains unanswered. So, here we present the most effective way to ask a question on Quora and you will definitely get an answer.

In 2009, two young employees of the social network sat in a small Chinese restaurant near the Facebook office - technical director Adam d'Angelo and Charlie Cheever. Over lunch, they discussed potentially interesting niches on the Internet, where there is room for development. A small study showed that this niche is question and answer (Q&A) services. Yahoo Answers alone attracted about 50 million users each month. Only the quality of the answers was depressing: they were either from people who did not really understand the question, or they did not exist at all, d'Angelo and Cheever saw potential in this.

So this platform gave the opportunity to people to ask random questions, from the smartest to stupidest one.

1.What are some clever ways I could fully castrate myself?

2.If you had .0000000001 second before your wiener turned into a singing walrus, what would you do?

3.What would happen if the Sun turned into a tennis ball for one second?

4.I have been washing my face with my own urine for the past two weeks. My eyes have become all red and puffy. What could be the problem?

A few months later, they left the good positions in Facebook and sat down to work on their own project, which later became known as Quora. In an interview, d'Angelo said that Facebook was developing quite dynamically and there was no particular need to continue to stay in the company. “I realized that I could do more by launching something new,” he said at the time.

There were already dozens of Q&A services on the market, Wikipedia, as well as thousands of sites that were given out by Google and other search engines. Therefore, the founders of Quora set themselves a different task: to give not just an answer, but to attract people who will be able to share their own experience and knowledge. A wide circle of friends among the leaders of large Internet companies contributed to this goal.

Just a few months after the launch, Quora became popular in California, and then in the United States. D'Angelo's main goal is to bring the model they created outside the United States. With the $85 million received in the last round, he intends to launch versions in other languages, as well as actively develop monetization tools.

In 2010, after several months of development, Quora exited closed beta testing and became available to all users. Among the first questions that appeared on the site was a question from a user named "Mark Zuckerberg". He asked which startup might be an interesting takeover. Among the responses was a young company Nextstop, which was engaged in the selection of travel recommendations based on information from social networks. Later on Quora began to discuss how much the deal could cost and how someone managed to guess that this particular startup would be absorbed by Facebook.

Acquaintance with key entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley allowed the founders of Quora to immediately attract the attention of the press and users. Attention was also drawn to the story that the startup was launched by two former employees of Facebook, one of whom left the post of technical director of the social network.

Big names helped, but the young service needed content: no one would come looking for answers to a site where there weren’t even questions. Therefore, d'Angelo and Cheever wrote over a thousand questions and answers themselves under various names. They did this until the site gained a critical mass of users for self-filling.

5.If I pee on a man's pillow, will he secretly become addicted to my phonemes and in his sleep and fall deeply in love with me?

6.I've always wanted to pee on my bed after I started to enjoy peeing on myself. I’m just scared of the smell afterwards. What can I do so I can pee on the bed but keep the smell away?

7.What's your best peeing experience?

In its first year of public operation, Quora received up to half a million monthly active users and $11 million in investments. The lead investor was Benchmark Capital, and the total valuation of the service was $86 million. D'Angelo then said that the money would be used to attract new employees that are necessary for the development of the company.

At the same time, d'Angelo also had his own funds, which he accumulated during his work at Facebook. He invested not only in his own company, but also financed other projects. For example, d'Angelo is one of the first investors in the Asana service: in 2009, he joined a group of business angels who invested $1.2 million in a startup. And in 2011, he participated in the A round, during which Instagram raised $7 million In total, d'Angelo made 17 investments. One of them is in his own company.

Probably, the investment from Benchmark was necessary to test the Quora idea: the expertise of people from the outside proved that the service has the right to life.

Almost nothing is known about the life of 32-year-old d'Angelo. He attended the private school Phillips Exeter Academy. It was there that he met Mark Zuckerberg. The guys became friends and together they created the Synapse music player, which compiled playlists based on the user's preferences. D'Angelo graduated from the California Institute of Technology.

d'Angelo has a deep knowledge of computer technology and mathematics. In 2001, he placed eighth at the USA Computing Olympiad, and in 2002 he participated in the World Informatics Olympiad. Fortune magazine would later rank him as the 22nd smartest person in tech.

In 2005, d'Angello joined Facebook as an engineer. In 2008, he took over as technical director of the social network. As a bonus for his work, d'Angelo received a 0.8% stake in Facebook, the funds from which were then used for personal investments and the development of Quora.

8.Have you ever seen a woman pee?

9.How much damage could the Hulk do by farting?

10.Who could fart the loudest, the Hulk or Superman?

11.Do worms turn into snakes?

D'Angello met Charlie Cheever on Facebook. Prior to that, he worked at Amazon. Now Cheever is listed as an adviser to Quora: he stepped away from active management of the company in 2012. The official reason for leaving is the desire to relax.

Along with d'Angelo and Cheever, several other Facebookers left to make Quora. Rebekah Koch, who was one of the lead designers at Facebook, moved to the same position at Quora. The company also brought in Kevin Dera, another social media engineer. As of the beginning of 2011, the audience of the service reached 500 thousand registered users, at that time 18 employees worked in the company. For further development again needed money.

In 2012, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel led a $50 million round B. He invested $30 million of his own money without using the Founders Fund. “Thiel was one of the first people to support Facebook. Then it helped us a lot. He understands these companies," said d'Angelo.

The head of Quora then invested $ 20 million of personal funds in the company. Quora's valuation rose to $400 million. The company planned to spend the funds received on further development and popularization of the service.

12.How do parent snakes feed baby snakes?

13.How will my cat react if she finds my poop in her litter?

14.Do birds poop on cars intentionally?


15.When will Jesus come back?


16.What do you think about, when you think about thinking?


17.My MacBook Air weighs 2.3 pounds.If I download more files on it,will it make it heavier?


18.Bollywood :Does Rakhi Sawant deserve Oscars?


19.What’s the difference between a secret admirer and a stalker?


20.Why can’t I have a conversation with a girl inspite of being extremely proficient in science and math?


21.My girlfriend is asking me to choose between my startup and her.What should i do?

22.A girl from my school slept in my Minecraft bed with me on a Minecraft server. Does this mean she likes me?

23.I cheated on my Minecraft girlfriend with a girl on Roblox, and she found out. I don't want to lose them both. How do I keep the relationship?

24.Have you ever seen a woman pee?

25.Is it true that girls cannot pee standing up? If so, why?

26.Hygiene: Do women pee in the shower?

27.How does is it feel to pee when you are a woman?

28.Is it true that German people laugh?

29.What are babies made of?

30.Are babies real or made up?

31.Do babies know that they are babies, or do they not recognize age?

32.Why do people enter our lives, only to leave again?

33.Is Kai from EXO gay?

34.Do people actually laugh a lot after typing LOL?

35.What if an alien species makes humans their pets?

36.What would flat-Earthers do if they found out the Earth is round and vice versa?

37.Why do I still love my ex-boyfriend when he dumped me?

38.What do I do immediately after I cut the palm of my hand horizontally with a knife?

39.How could I stop crying over BTS?

40.Why should we sleep everyday?

41.How can I kill sperm inside my body?

42.Does sperm increase a woman’s butt or hips?

43.Does sex change the butt size?

44.Why are males’ butts different from females’ butts?

45.Is it appropriate to look at a girl's butt?

46.Girls, how do you feel when a guy touches your butt?

47.What does a girl’s butt feel like?

48.Is it normal to be obsessed with ass?

49.I always look at girls' asses. How can I stop that?

50.Does a man sperm make you fat?

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People always strive to learn something new, but most of all, as a rule, they are interested in what is around them. And the more incomprehensible things people discover next to them, the more they want to know what it is. Moreover, it is also interesting to observe the search for the correct answers from the outside. Reddit has a community called “What is this thing,” where users gather their knowledge together to tell people about their findings. Sometimes the answers are found very quickly, sometimes not, but be that as it may, this is a real paradise for curious people. We have again collected 20 questions and answers for you to brighten up 5 minutes of your time and tell you about what you most likely have not encountered.


Question: "Very bright ultraviolet light in the metro area"



Answer: "This is a faulty LED flashlight that started to glow blue"


Another version was the so-called "anti-drug flashlight" found in the UK. Under ultraviolet light, veins are not visible, which supposedly should force drug addicts to look for other places to "rest".


Question: “What is such a toilet for? No additional information available. ”



Answer: "Vintage female urinal of the 1950s."

 Question: “Found in Rochester, NY. Some kind of glass product with three legs. Remnants of the wire are visible below. There is a perforated copper plate at the bottom that appears to have a coiled wire”



Answer: "This is part of a vintage electric lighter"



Works just like a cigarette lighter in a car. Fun fact: Under UV light, this lighter glows a bright green light.


Question: "Some kind of thorny roller"




Answer: “This is a needle massager, which should improve blood circulation and relax muscles”


Moreover, on the German site it is called as “Russian”.



Question: “A gift that is over 10 years old.jars and metal stamps”



Answer: "This is a set of paints and stamps for bindi»




on the skin should apply Vaseline, lower stamped into powder and then apply it to the skin.


Question: "Wooden torch-shaped thing, the end is made in the shape of an onion with the correct notches cut into it"


Answer: "This is molinillo, the traditional cocoa and chocolate whisk used in South America."



Question: “Hidden camera in the air vent? Women's toilet in the restaurant. I want to make sure I'm not overreacting, but I don't think I've ever noticed this in the restrooms of other restaurants. Did my best to take the best picture possible, but did not want to stay too long so as not to raise the alarm "


Answer: “People who hide cameras in toilets do not hang bulbs on them so as not to attract attention. This is the air filter indicator. The light tells you when to replace the air filter without removing the grille. Hence the dust on it. "


Question: “A mug with a small cup on the side. The small cup has two holes on the inside. It looks like silver. The size of a regular mug "


Answer: “This is a mug to help patients take pills. You (or the nurse) put the pills in a small cup and bring it to your lips, knocking over the mug. Water enters the small cup through the slots and rinses the tablets into the patient's mouth "



Question: "This strange metal thing next to the playground"




Answer: “This is for a child's play. Children throw a ball into a hole at the top, and it falls out of some hole at the bottom "



Question: “Round hole in the wall with a button and a rubber seal. The hole in the wall goes up "


Answer: "This is a central tube that serves as a vacuum cleaner that was previously only found in luxury mansions."

When people did not have compact vacuum cleaners in their homes, the rich could afford the so-called central vacuum cleaner. Hoses were attached to this hole and people vacuumed the rooms. In especially luxurious houses, there were such “vacuum holes” in every room 🌪️


Question: “What is this strange structure in the middle of the river? There is no dam nearby, so I have no idea what it might be. No further information available. »


Answer: "This is the remaining foundation for the bridge that once was in this place."


Question: "Small keychain with metal discs inside"


Answer: “This is a personal dosimeter. These were used in the nuclear industry and were designed to estimate the dose of radiation received by a person during a nuclear accident. They have 4 different materials that change color depending on the dose of radiation received. "



Question: "What is this small cup inside the glass?"


Reply: “This is a prawn cocktail dish. The ice is placed on the bottom, the sauce is placed in the cup, the shrimp cling to the circumference of the glass. "


Question: “A porcelain plate with a handle. I found other similar cymbals on the Internet, but without a name, description, or other information. ”


Answer: “This is a lemon plate! It is necessary in order to offer guests lemon for tea. "


Question: "What kind of rubbish is growing out of the nail holes in the ceiling?"


Reply: “It's termite excrement. You have termites and you need to deal with them as soon as possible. "


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Reddit is the place where you can find practically anything, and curiosities about everything in the world are definitely on this list.


This platform is difficult to fall into a certain category. However, in essence, it is a huge collection of forums, where you can find news, answers to questions or debate certain topics. Among all this, you can find all sorts of interesting things about the world around us.


So by giving an answer you can reach the top of the discussions. On Reddit, indeed, we found a multitude of surprising answers to more and more questions. Bemorepanda selected the most upvoted for you.


1.Right after Kobe Bryant's Death, reddit u/Panorama correctly detailed what happened. His analysis was confirmed a year later by the NTSB.

Upvotes: 14,8k

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No, as a helicopter pilot I can explain this.


The aircraft was flying VFR, which means not on instruments. Helicopters are allowed to fly during daylight in the type of airspace he was operating in from John Wayne to the crash site in 1/2 mile visibility and clear of clouds. This is predicated on the pilot determining he is in fact flying in at least 1/2 mile visibility and clear of clouds. This is not easily done, because it can be difficult to tell whether your projected flight path will keep you out of the clouds and clouds are a kind of fuzzy looking beast in front of you, or hopefully above you, and it can be very difficult to assure you aren’t going to fly into a cloud or an area of reduced visibility up ahead. This is why you shouldn’t play with fire; just land, at an airport preferably or street, park, etc.


The altitude read outs you see on these radar tracks are what the transponder reports which is Pressure Altitude, the height above the 29.92” Hg standard datum plane. This is essentially above sea level under yesterday’s conditions. So, if the altitude readout says 1,400’ you could actually be on the ground if the elevation where you are is 1,400’. What would be great is an Above Ground Level (AGL) readout, which can be determined by comparing the flight path with topographical maps.


I am a pilot who flies in Los Angeles and knows SoCal very well. I know the elevations throughout most of SoCal. This pilot was flying as low as 150’ at numerous times throughout this flight. This was done to “scud run” and get through to his destination. This is unacceptable and a very dangerous practice. He had multiple chances to end the flight by landing, somewhere. He kept pushing through, into rising terrain westbound towards Calabasas. If you have bad visibility and ceilings in the San Fernando Valley you are definitely going to have a much worse time in higher terrain.


It appears he flew into the clouds/fog shortly after. After realizing he was Inadvertent-Instrument Meteorological Conditions (I-IMC, or “cant see because he’s in a cloud”) he did the right thing by focusing on instruments instead, since he has no visual reference with the ground anymore. He actually began to do the right thing by climbing and starting a 180 degree turn. However, most helicopter pilots are not good at flying on instruments since we basically never do it after receiving the rating for the ability. There is a whole conversation of reasons why that is the case but is outside the scope of this comment. So the pilot likely developed Spatial Disorientation and lost control of the helicopter, which is indicated by the rapid descent in the last seconds of the flight.


As a helicopter pilot this absolutely enrages me. How someone could flout company policy, standard procedures, regulations and exhibit no shred of professionalism to keep everyone onboard safe is beyond me. He could have just landed at Van Nuys and they could get a car service the rest of the way. I have done this a BUNCH of times, is a little disappointing when you can’t make it to the destination but this was some of the worst conditions we’ve seen in a long while and in the end: what are you doing risking people’s lives to please them? Just. Fucking. Land.


Edit: Wow! Thanks for the gold!!


Edit 2: I want to make clear in my post (as I have in responses to comments elsewhere) that this is my opinion only. My opinion based off of publicly available data, knowledge from having worked in the industry for 15 years, knowledge of the aircraft, having flown the specific type of aircraft, knowledge of the regulations regarding Part 91, Part 135, and VFR and IFR regulations, local knowledge being a pilot here, and being well-aware of the leading causes of accidents in the helicopter industry. I too am a Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument-Instructor in Helicopters. However, until the NTSB concludes their investigation and finds a cause for this accident then my opinion is only my opinion and not fact. I sincerely, and with all my heart, hope that the NTSB finds a mechanical irregularity led to this accident. Helicopter pilots are a very tight community and we are all brothers. I hope Zobayan is flying his favorite heli right now wherever he is.


2./u/dijon_snow theorizes why when Trump's defense lawyers may be misspelling simple words like "United States" and "District" on purpose

Upvotes: 5,9k

At this point it almost has to be intentional. Here are a few potential reasons for it:

  1. Shift focus to the trivial. If we're talking about their spelling errors we're not talking about how incredibly ludicrous the content is. They have no valid defense, but now instead of dissecting their brief on its (complete lack of) merits, we are criticizing a typo. Since it's the most obvious, and most ridiculous of all the many criticisms of the document it soaks up a lot of the negative attention.
  2. That focus makes critics seem petty. Everyone makes mistakes. It's a typo. You know what they meant. You must be focusing on something so minor because that's all you got. Nothing burger. To the rest of us it's just the most obvious sign that they are incompetent, but if you're already predisposed to support the brief, it's an extremely forgivable and inconsequential error that your opposition is making a big deal out of.
  3. Taking advantage of some counter intuitive cognitive biases. The human mind tends to average things that should be summed. Even though it's irrational. If you accuse someone of stealing a $10k car and a $5 hood ornament, people tend to perceive the crime as less than just stealing the car. They will average the severity of the crimes instead of adding them together. By adding in spelling errors some of the audience will average the penalty for spelling errors (minimal, I think we would all agree) with the penalty for sedition (much higher) even though that isn't rational.
  4. It signals anti-intellectualism. Only stuck up academics care about spelling. Real Americans care about what you're saying, not how pretty the words are or how they're spelled. The target audience has had their spelling and grammar corrected constantly their entire lives by people who make them feel dumb and lesser. They hate those people.


3.u/dididaylia gives their account of what it's like to legally live under Sharia law in "moderately Muslim" Malaysia.

Upvotes: 5,6k

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Non Muslims are not subjected to Sharia law. So if you are a Christian or Hindu on paper, then Sharia law will not affect you whatsoever.

How Sharia law affects me:

  1. I can't eat out during Ramadhan (I have to watch my back, there are religious police)
  2. Can't consume alcohol. (As with the 1st point, you can avoid the religious police by going to high end bars, they will never catch you there)
  3. Islamic eduction (Primary and secondary education was the WORST period of my life. I had to be separated from my friends to go to Islamic classes 3 times a week. I can't even express how much this scarred me. I fucking despised it. Sitting in class as an agnostic, I was taught that apostates should be given the death penalty. And this was in a textbook provided by the government. The teacher that taught the class would pester me everyday why I'm not wearing a hijab. She bought me one and told me to wear it beginning the next day, I threw it in the bin in front of her. Everyday when prayer time comes, a disciplinary teacher who monitors the halls will ask me to see her outside the class and she'll ask me why I'm not praying. I always gave her the excuse that I'm on my period, literally every day. One time, she touched my private area to check if I had a pad on. I'm still traumatised by that. I still remember what she wore that day. I don't think I'll ever forget.)
  4. Continuation from third point. I have become terrified of Malays and Muslims. I can't help it. If I see a Malay in an event or public space, I don't talk to them, I don't want to be their friend, I avoid them at all cost. Why? Because I'm terrified of them. If I meet 1000 Malays and they for whatever reason suspect me as an apostate, 999 of them are cool with me and 1 person will report me to the religious police, I'll avoid them all. I do have some friends I met from work that are non practising Muslims and they are one of my best friends now. Made me realise how much I'm missing out by avoiding an entire race of people. But I can't change this out of my own safety.
  5. I can be prosecuted for premarital sex. Religious police conduct random raids of hotels and anyone can also report me to the religious police if they suspect me doing it. I remember going on a trip with my friends to another state. There were guys and girls, and we all stayed in an Airbnb together. I was terrified of handing over my Id to the house owner. During the entire trip, I kept thinking that the religious police will come and get me.
  6. This is the one that hurts me the most. I cry thinking about this every time. I can't marry or have children of my own. Who I marry has to convert to Islam and has to pretend just like I have my whole life. And if I have any children, they will automatically be Muslims, they won't have a choice. And they'll be subjected to everything I gone through from point 1 to point 5.

In conclusion, I just want freedom. That's it. I don't care if a person is a Muslim. That's up to them, I genuinely don't care. I just wish I can believe in anything I want. It doesn't harm anybody.

This is why I wish reincarnation was real, if I had a choice, I'd like to be reborn as a human again. Of course, in a normal country, not one where there's no freedom of religion. At the same time, I also look on the bright side, at least I wasn't born in Iran or North Korea right? Ahhahaha


4.u/huianxin summarizes the history of sushi in the United States to explain why Molly Ringwald eating sushi for lunch would be seen as snobbish in 1985's The Breakfast Club.

Upvotes: 5k

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I have not seen The Breakfast Club to fully understand the context of the scene. Moreover most of my studies regarding food history lie in East Asia, but I can offer some comments on sushi in America. Sushi in the 1980's would still be considered a meal for an occasion, perhaps not as common a meal for the American culinary vocab as it is nowadays, sitting alongside staples such as pizza or tacos with its accessibility through restaurant takeouts or supermarket trays. Certainly, having a decently priced item such as sushi for high school lunch would draw the comments of fellow students.


Japanese food only began to become part of the public American conscious around the 1960's. Following the postwar economic boom years and America's involvement with rebuilding efforts, Japanese culture on a whole began to make waves in America. The worldwide civil unrest of the 60's allowed for American attitudes to broaden and diversify, by the 70's cosmopolitan and consumerist culture meant many educated and upper class families could afford to pursue more adventurous foods. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 allowed for, as its name suggest, more immigration and thus an increase in diversity. This then allowed for ethnic restaurants to open up, sometimes catering to ethnic communities but also for the local populace as well. While there wasn't as big of an immigration of Japanese as other groups during this time, the broadening of palates made the way for sushi to make its mark.


From the 1970's to the 1980's, areas of sushi consumption such as Los Angeles and New York saw the number of Japanese restaurants increase by as much as a factor of ten. Nationwide, in the 1990's to 2000's, this number increased 400 percent.


Raw fish was not the norm of the America diet, and appropriately was considered strange and exotic. However, increasing attention to health and diet as well the connotation of higher class food allowed sushi to draw a certain appeal. This paired with other avenues of cultural imports, period films from renowned artists like Kurosawa and the popular Shogun miniseries marked keen interest towards Japan. Within America's informal empire, Japan was a close partner. Cooperation and economic growth made the former wartime adversary into a respected global power.

Japanese aesthetics too were see as high class, refined, and cleanly designed, which only added to the sense of upscale participation in foreign cultures. Food writers and critiques could draw upon cliched imagery of the imagined premodern Japan to paint the exotic and foreign factors of sushi’s ingredients, preparation, and presentation. For example, Phyllis Richman wrote,

“sushi are highly developed examples of the art of simplicity, of such beauty that it can be appreciated even in the abstract."


“You feel neither stuffed nor hungry. And definitely serene.”

Reviewers of Washington's premier Samurai Sushiko restaurant saw comments like:

“an occasion of purity and subtlety, of contrasting sharpness and intensity, almost a ceremony”


“like eating in the middle of a Japanese brush painting” or “a small museum of Japanese arts.”

Another Post writer likened sushi as:

“an edible ikebana. A haiku in seaweed and translucent flesh.”

Karen Kenyon wrote on the San Diego restaurant Samurai:

“Walking into Samurai is like walking into a Zen poem... the feeling of harmony [that] exists in the balance of the Samurai warrior figure and the Japanese Geisha doll who stand and wait on opposite sides of the entry.”

Philadelphia food writer Elaine Tait described her meal at a Japanese restaurant as:

“serenely beautiful as a placid, lily-covered pond.”

All this romanticized imagery of the sushi experience tantilized the middle and upper class Americans. Etiquette to had to be followed as much as one might do in a proper French or Italian restaurant. Manuals described the proper ways of eating sushi. Jeffrey Carmel of the Christian Science Monitor in 1983 wrote:

“Before venturing into a sushi restaurant, it is a good idea to learn some sushi etiquette to avoid embarrassing yourself with soy-sauce-soaked rice balls disintegrating in your fingers and fish falling all over the place.”

Post critic Melissa Davis wrote of her experience"

“The Japanese think it is very funny if you try to bite sushi in half. It is rather like watching someone attack a Big Mac with a knife and fork. Not exactly gauche or rude, but amusingly ignorant. The first time I had sushi, the owner of the restaurant rushed frantically towards me and in sign language showed me how I was doing it all wrong.”

Diners could avoid such scenarios and show off their cultural capital and knowledge by "properly" eating sushi, dipping the sushi in a shallow dish of soy sauce, fish side down, and placing the whole morsel in their mouths.

Japanese food that was known to Americans prior to the explosion of sushi would have been cooked foods, such as teriyaki, tempura, sukiyaki, and the like. By understanding Japanese cuisine as grilled, broiled, boiled, or fried beef, chicken, and seafood, Japanese food was more relatable for the average American. Cookbooks thus omitted mentions of raw fish or sushi. Sushi then stood out and became prominent because it was so unlike any other food. It was raw, colorful, and embodied some premium aesthetic not found in most foods.

Eating sushi became a way to distinguish oneself, to let others see and know your education, economic standing, and openness to new ideas and cultures. In other words, you might be considered a sophisticated individual for daring to eat raw fish, at least, that's what many would have wanted to have been thought as. Poking fun at the consumerist class, The Yuppie Handbook listed sashimi among its “Things Yuppies Eat for Lunch.” Food Historian Lisa Heldke said:

“By sampling a cuisine none of your friends has tasted, you accumulate a bit of sophistication that you can bank, and invest later in a social situation in which it is important to raise your stature.”

To return to The Breakfast Club, Andrew C. McKevitt writes:

Like the other Japanese goods in this book, by the 1980s sushi not only had established a noticeable material presence across the United States but also had entered the American popular imagination. John Hughes’s iconic 1980s teen drama The Breakfast Club used sushi to highlight class distinctions among its detention-bound students. The snobbish wealthy girl explains to the troublemaking boy that she’s eating sushi—“rice, raw fish, and seaweed”— and the working-class delinquent responds churlishly, “You won’t accept a guy’s tongue in your mouth, and you’re going to eat that?” Hughes used the scene to demonstrate the expanding global cosmopolitanism of wealthy Americans, even to poke fun at the quickness with which the upper class adopts chic cultural fads, and to contrast it with the provincial sensibilities of working-class Americans.

All this points to illustrate the position of sushi in the 1970's and 80's, a high class exotic food that captured the imagination and romanization of the foreign and fanciful Japan. Sushi marked your class, both in the sense of sophistication and the socio-economic position. Since then however, sushi has steadily climbed down the ladder of social hierarchy. More restaurants, competition, and the creation of American sushi such as sushi burritos, california rolls, tempura sushi, and other curious items has pushed sushi into a more everyday sort of meal. While high class sashimi and omakase restaurants still exist, one can find a package of sushi even at convenience stores and supermarkets. Interestingly enough, Japanese officials have become "horrified with the liberties taken with their food overseas", so much that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries created a “Japanese Restaurant Authentication Plan” for the 50,000 some sushi restaurants around the world. Agricultural minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka said:

"What we are seeing now are restaurants that pretend to offer Japanese cooking but are really Korean, Chinese or Filipino,” adding, with no intended irony, “We must protect our food culture.”

Indeed, most sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States are not owned or staffed by Japanese, but instead of other Asians/Asian Americans. While the authentication program was abandoned over poor media coverage, it shows the changes in sushi landscape from the initial exotic luxury connotations of 70's and 80's to popular global staples of our present day. Much much more can be said about both sushi history and how it symbolizes and reflects the interactions of culture and Asian identity, but for now this should answer the question about the scene in The Breakfast Club.


5.u/Erur-Dan perfectly captures the clientele and atmosphere of Outback Steakhouse

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Applebee's and Chili's are the restaurants of sadness and apathy. The emotion of Outback is rage.

You're a 53 year old father of two working in commercial truck leasing. You've been working your ass off to repay the vacation money you took from the college fund, and you've been neglecting the wife. You want to give her a nice meal. She likes that guy from animal planet what got shish-kabobed by a stingray, so why not outback? You've been everywhere else in the last few years.


She wants to spend eight American dollars on an onion, and you let her because the fucking point of the night is to make her happy, but you can't fucking stand it. The cheapest fucking vegetable in the world and she thinks it's god damn special.


You both get steak. Your first bite tastes fine, but you keep chewing. You again continue chewing. You're genuinely confused by the amount of gristle still in your mouth. What few grains of beef that manage to slip out are more an insult than a reward. What the fuck are you supposed to do with the fucking gristle? You fake a cough and drop the wad of gristle on the ground so the wife doesn't complain about it being on your plate. That's when you see. She's staring at you. She doesn't know what to do with her own gristle, and she's noticed you somehow don't have gristle. Whatever she decides you did, you know you're not getting your blow job this month.


The smug prick of a waiter offers you desert. It's probably some dumbass name like Kangaroo cheesecake, but you don't hear a word of it. The wife orders one for each of you. You drive home. She thanks you for taking her out. She goes to bed. You get a beer and turn on Fox News. You hear her softly crying, and you're just too fucking tired to care anymore. Maybe she'll fuck that guy from church again and get a little happiness in her life. All you know for sure is that Outback steakhouse should be burned to the ground.


6.u/The_Lonely_Satirist guts the arguments of The Right regarding the Capitol Insurrection

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I am tired of the bad faith arguments, the false equivalencies, the utter denial and deflection tactics, the double standards, the radicalization, the vague generalizations and stigmatizing, and the incapability of the conservative party, nay the just plain refusal of them to see the forest through the trees.

Right now, conservatives are parroting the talking point, "but but but BLM! ANTIFA! THE LEFT! THEY INCITED RIOTS OVER THE SUMMER!" or they are hedging their bets on the basis of some interpretation of Trump's speech on January 6th.

This isn't just about one speech.


Putting aside the fact that the talking point that attempts to shift blame towards democrats in some sort of justification for what occurred on January 6th basically amounts to "two wrongs make a right" (it doesn't), let's put an end to this altogether. The infinitesimally small percentage of riots that occurred over the summer relative to the protests did not hinge on the words of any political leader, any democrat, any fucking tweet or speech. Those riots occurred at the hands of criminals who had no political motivation what so ever, they weren't checking their fucking smart phones for the latest social media blast from Kamala Harris or Joe Biden, or Bernie Sanders, or AOC or Barack Obama, they acted purely out of their own self interests to vandalize, loot, and commit acts of violence. That is the truth. They did not brandish their Biden flags or their liberal banners that wrapped around their necks and were worn like capes. They did not sport their democrat garb or proclaim to represent one party or another. These were apolitical criminals. Plain and simple.


Now let's take a look at January 6th. The storming on the capitol was perpetrated by those representing president Trump, those who listened to him spout baseless lies and conspiracy theories, those that hung on his every word via Trump's twitter rants, his rallies, his speeches and Fox News interviews. They waved their Trump flags, carried their Trump banners and chanted his fucking name. take Trump out of the equation, take away his hateful divisive rhetoric, take away his fearmongering propaganda, take away his lies for the past four years, for the months leading up to the election and the months thereafter and you have NO ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL ON JANUARY 6th. This is the part where we see the forest through the trees. It's objectively clear why they were there, why they did what they did. Without Trump and his rhetoric the storming of the capitol never happens. Without some cherry picked comments taken out of context from democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and company, the riots over the summer still happen. PERIOD.


This is so painfully obvious. It's why ashamed conservatives like Rand Paul and Josh Hawley, the cowards they are refused to watch the video in the senate that showed Trump supporters breaking into the capitol, in Trump's name, chanting "hang Mike Pence", shouting "we're listening to TRUMP", beating officers with an American flag, telling eachother to "take their gun and shoot them with it", treasonously taking over the house floor, mobbing the halls of the capitol, vandalizing, smearing their shit on the walls, calling out for democrats, ready at all costs to give any congressmen a thrashing or far far worse. Ready to "drag them out by their necks" and execute them, hang them from an erected gallows. Trump's role he played in January 6th is clear, it's clear to Republicans in the senate who shamefully turn away and will later attempt to justify it, but yet here we are, receiving false equivalencies, bad faith arguments, and whataboutisms from those that would seek to completely deny accountability. Blaming democrats through sweeping generalizations for something they are in no way responsible for and denying Trump's culpability for the attacks on the capitol. Denying the fact that many of Trump's supporters were indeed lied to, manipulated, exploited and brainwashed by a consistent barrage of lies, conspiracies, fearmongering propaganda and misinformation for not just months, but YEARS, and it led to a culture and a movement of vitriol, polarization, hate, violence, extremism, conspiracies, victimhood, denial, but more importantly, it led to the storming of the capitol.


7.u/jb3108 explains why law firms (and other professional services) inevitably drive their staff to overwork and burnout - the billable hour.

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I was about to rant about the fact that these days the AFR is at best churning out contentless clickbait and at worst acting as a shill for abusive employers and their shit cunt practices but instead I'll write what Mr Barolsky should have. Keep in mind I'm writing this from the perspective of a jaded, but (somehow) not burnt out, corporate lawyer.


To understand why the legal profession is so hard on its members you have to understand the business of law. Law firms, like most professional services firms, are pyramid schemes. Lawyers sell their time at an hourly rate. Sometimes those hourly rates are very high but regardless of the rate, time does not scale as a commodity and it never will. There are 24 hours in a day, and every one of those 24 hours you spend working is one hour less that you get to spend, ya know, living.


So, if you're a seasoned lawyer who sells his time at $1000/hr, how do you increase the profitability of your practice? Your hourly rate is already as high as the market for your services will allow and you can't sustainably bill more than 10 hours a day. Some lawyers in less regulated jurisdictions have come up with creative ways to bill for the value they bring to their clients that breaks away from the billable hours model, but for most the only way to increase the profitability of their practice without cutting out essential activities like sleeping, shitting and sacrificing goats at midnight is to profit from other lawyers selling their time.


That brings us to the concept of the "fee earner". You know that scene in the Matrix where Morpheus explains what humans are by reference to a Duracell battery? That's what a fee earner is, except rather than harvesting energy from humans for the consumption of machines, law firms harvest billable hours from their fee earners and sell them for cash.


Your time on this earth is the only commodity that your firm sells. More than that, it is the only commodity it can sell. This all sounds simple but there's a big catch in that there are only 4 ways a law firm can increase its profit margins: (1) increase hourly rates, (2) reduce the amount fee earners are paid, (3) reduce overheads (i.e. take resources away from your fee earners and make them do more with less) or (4) increase the number of hours per day that fee earners bill. If we assume firms will generally charge the highest hourly rate the market will allow (and they do), every means of maximising profitability available to a law firm is counteractive to the interests of its employees.


Where businesses in other industries have significant opportunity to increase their profitability without diminishing the working conditions of their employees (for example, through technological innovation, IP development, capital gains or supply chain optimisation), law firms maximise their profit by maximising the amount of hours per day that each fee earner bills and minimising overheads.


A law firm reaches optimal profitability when every fee earner is billing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Of course, that is impossible but from a balance sheet perspective every hour per day that a fee earner is not billing is wasted. In other words, it is in a law firm's commercial interests for you to be overworked, underpaid and under-resourced, and that is an inescapable feature of the billable hour.

I'm not saying the problem is unique to law, plenty of companies in other industries abuse their staff, but in law firms fee earners are both staff and product. I can think of no other profession where commercial interests are so diametrically opposed to health and wellbeing.


A car manufacturer can increase its profit per product by using cheaper materials, automating more of the production line or improving its processes to reduce wasted resources. Those things all have consequences, but the car doesn't have sentient thoughts, feelings and a biologically limited number of days on this planet.


The billable hour is problematic not only because it's antiquated and doesn't properly measure the value of services provided, but also because as an economic model it positions human wellbeing antithetically to the profit motive.

Anyway, that's my rant, I will forward my bill for the 8 units I spent writing it later cunts.

Edit: I should clear up some misconceptions since this was written for Australian lawyers and it seems we have plenty of blow-ins here.


First, billable hours and timesheets are obviously not unique to law but there are several features unique to the billable hour for lawyers (and probably for accountants working on time-based billing as well) which are not true for, say, management consultants. In management consulting you're usually delivering a product or project for a fixed or variable price, and timesheets are mostly used internally to track time spent on a given project. The product you are selling to the client, though, is not the billable hour itself.

Second, inaccurate or fraudulent billing is one of the leading causes of lawyers being sanctioned or struck off (or disbarred, as our yank mates would say). It's not so common with corporate clients but in practice areas where most clients are individuals paying the bill out of their own pocket, you can bet they'll scrutinise every bill closely.


Third, yes, doctors have patients and there might be a financial incentive to see more patients in a day to increase profit margin but patients are corporeal. They will not come to see you at 1am (unless you're an emergency doctor, in which case you're not paid per patient anyway). It's apples and oranges.


Finally, law firm partners/management squeezing their associates for billable hours are not necessarily doing anything other than attempting to maximise the profitability of their business. At least on a macro level, it's not that they hate their associates and want to grind them into dust (although, in some cases they might). All business should try to increase their profits, that's how a market economy works but, at least in Australia, law firms attempting to transact in any medium other than billable hours often face heavy resistance from regulators and clients.


8.u/kaenneth explains why in Japanese having two commentators is preferred more than one.

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The way it was explained to me decades ago is that Japanese is more of a 'dialog' language, because the form of speech varies depending on your relationship with the person you are talking to, it works better with having two known people go back and forth than having the the speaker addressing the camera, using the wrong form of speech.


I learned this working on software localization, where we had to scrub a product of every place where it said 'you' like "You click the Start button to open the menu." because addressing the user was difficult to translate.


That's why they talk to each other instead of the audience.

Again, that's how it was explained to me by someone knowledgeable, so I don't have a citation, maybe someone else has a better explanation.


9.u/stevenjackson121 explains how developers can handle people who want to develop an app with you.

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I had so many of those in college. I enjoyed them actually and classmates would happily refer anyone who asked them to me, instead of shooting down their friends personally. Conversations usually went like this:


"I have a great idea, I just need you to develop it. "

"Great! Development is what I'm good at, if you're good at everything else we'll make a good team. So what's the basic idea?"

"It will be like XXX but for YYY"

"That sounds like it could be a viable idea. Are you sure no one has done that?"

"Of course, its my own original total great idea"

"I think the basic idea is solid, but can you explain what differentiates your product from AAA?"

"Whats AAA?"

"AAA claims to be XXX but for YYY. You said your idea is original and no one has done it, so I know it must be different. Can you explain the difference?"

"Uh well AAA looks like it only has an Android App, we'll do Android and iOS"

"They list iOS as 'coming soon', and have a fully functional app on one platform already along with assets and presumably a backend which will be reusable for the iOS version, and since they have an existing user base and we don't, a tie in time to market basically means they win. If your only differentiator is being available on more platforms sooner, you must be ready to make a large capital investment to try to beat them there. I believe in you and will work as development lead for only stock options, but we honestly need a team to catch up. With 5 experienced developers @100k per year $500k should get the development team through the first year. I'll let you worry about the details on the marketing and design side, but going against an established product probably means similar investments there too. How quickly can you get $1,000,000 together so we can get started?"

"... Actually i had another idea that I think might be even better..."

"Awesome, whats the basic idea?"

<repeat until they give up and go away>


10.u/CCtenor breaks down the levels on which sexist comments work

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It’s funny to speculate, but it wouldn’t work. Men and women face different struggles, so the jokes that are derogatory towards women would probably be a lot of men’s dream.


“Go chop some lumber. Go fix my car. Get back in the wood shop and make me some furniture”.

I can personally say “absolutely, the fuck, yes”. I’d leap at the opportunity to not have to do office work so I could instead be “forced” to use my time woodworking and machining. Don’t get me wrong, I like my work just fine, but I’m much more engaged with directly creative tasks than I am office work. Hell, my response to “get back in the kitchen” would be “don’t threaten me with a good time”. One of the reasons I’m happy with my job is that, when I can finally move out, it should let me keep a fully stocked pantry, and a kitchen with quality tools, so I can make my own food on my own terms. I love the process of cooking, and if somebody told me I was too stupid to do office work and belonged in the kitchen, then decided to completely subsidize my lifestyle so all I had to do was cook, well

Never interrupt your enemy while he’s making a mistake

This post focuses on the insult itself as a direct way of denigrating people, not what the insult means. Being condemned to the kitchen is offensive to women because they struggle to be take seriously in the work place. Women are more than dishwashers and homemakers.


However, many men are condemned for showing emotion and following more creative pursuits. If you told a guy to “go home and fucking knit, you’re not meant to do office work”, and that guy loved knitting, you’d probably actually be validating his desires.


So, directly flipping this insult on it’s head doesn’t work because it misses the point. Condemning women to the kitchen to make a sandwich is demeaning because it invalidates women and their desire to be seen as equal people. Condemning a man to the garage or lumberyard would, for many guys, be welcome permission to likely do many things we already like to do.

You want to properly flip this insult around?


“Stop messing with your kids and go back to the office. You’re not supposed to care for kids, you’re supposed to bring home the bread. You’re not emotionally capable of properly interacting with, and raising, children.”

EDIT: well, shit, I didn’t think I’d be able to do this good a job at explaining myself. I’m glad people are finding this helpful.


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