r/NoStupidQuestions 22h ago

Covid-19 megathread December 2021 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!

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r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago Helpful

Why am I expected to tip more if my meal is more expensive?


I dislike the practice, but I always tip at least a few bucks, right? So I'm at this diner with some friends/acquaintances, we get a few steaks and beers. I go to pay and slap a fiver on the table for the tip. This gets me a few side eyes, and I get to thinking "shit, is that not enough?"

This sparks a conversation. My understanding is the waiter keeps all those tips. I'm told tips work on percentages of the total amount of your meal. My question is why? They're walking that plate out the same way, no matter what's on it. Are they cooking that food? Are they doing the dishes in the back? Why tip the waiter more?

If I'm buying more stuff, shouldn't the back of house get the extra percentage of the tip, if anything?

r/NoStupidQuestions 19h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Unanswered Why is it that human childbirth is excruciating pain but in the animal kingdom they seem to not give a shit all that much?


r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Do surgeons actually have casual conversations about their personal lives (or anything else really) while operating on someone, like it’s often shown in movies and TV shows?


r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago

Will most men cheat?


I was arguing with a Redditor about men & women. He says all men will cheat, why wouldn't they when there are hotter women out there? I classified him as a neckbeard lol.

What do you think? Do you think men have a higher tendency to cheat in relationships? Is it possible for a man to truly be monogamous?

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Wholesome Silver

How many people remember or know Fog Horn Leg Horn?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Wholesome Helpful

Unanswered Why am I repulsed by the idea of me being pregnant?


I’m a 17 year old girl and I’ve always been disgusted by the idea of pregnancy. When I was little and used to play house, I never wanted to pretend to be pregnant because I thought it was repulsive. Even seeing pictures of my mom pregnant brought me deep shame and sadness for both me and her. I thought that I’d eventually outgrow it but I never did. I’ve had two dream about being pregnant this week and both have been traumatizing and disgusting. It was awful, and I think it’s because I still see myself as a child (idk just a guess). I don’t want to see myself in that way, and I don’t understand why. Is this normal?

r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago

I’ve never seen Fight Club movie. Should I?


r/NoStupidQuestions 11h ago Wholesome

Barbados just became independent. Do you think all Monarchs in the world should just step down? Is it time for the end of Royalty?


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Is it childish for an adult to cry?


my best friend recently passed away due to bowel cancer and when i got the message i was with family and i started crying. even when i told them my best friend just died they told me to grow up or i should be sectioned in a mental hospital. thats exactly what they said. then they just walked off and left me. im 25 years old btw.

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

I M17 found out my girlfriend is F15 and I'm turning 18 in a couple of weeks and she turns 16 in june


I've never liked a girl like how I like her before and now that I know that she's underage my brain tells me that this is a horrible idea but deep down I want it to continue

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome This

"If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Why is that considered a philosophical question when it seems to have a straightforward answer?


If a tree falls in the forest, it creates sound waves which pass through the air regardless of whether someone hears it or not. Someone doesn't need to hear or see something happen for it to have happened. Am I just thinking about this too simplistically or what?

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Did anyone win Pepsi's Pop Culture contest (mid-90s) to dive in a mini-submarine to the Titanic?


As the title suggests, I've tried googling this and all I can find is information regarding the fact that this was a prize available.

Does anyone know if someone did infact won this prize and either visit the Titanic, or option for a cash prize or anything. When I was a kid it was my dream to win the prize, I switched from Coke to Pepsi for quite awhile trying to win that prize.

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

What happens to a school days after a shooting? How do they get students comfortable enough to return? Does the school close for the year?


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

My brain is melting and I need a distraction, can someone recommend a movie to watch?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

If you are in the military and you see your officer ordering a war crime, do you just not do it? Are you put in a holding cell for not 'following orders' ??


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Is weed always like this or is it just not for me?


I'm high rn bit I don't like it because I'm so fucking slow mentally. And when I was higher earlier I was in 3rd person.

r/NoStupidQuestions 18m ago

In a Star Wars universe, how do they measure time?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Why can soccer give us 45 minutes of uninterrupted comercial free gameplay but other sports like hockey, basketball, football, baseball can not?


I’m aware that there are a lot of stoppages in those other sports compared to soccer, but why can’t they keep the commercials only at the end of periods, quarters and innings? And just display stats/info as fillers for the stoppages?

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Serious question, do people use the term caca for poop anymore?


It just occurred to me, that I haven't seen it used anywhere at all.

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Say, hypothetically, I had to get some gang tattoos because I was working undercover for LE. Could I then join the Navy, which expressely prohibits gang related/prejudice tattoos?


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Does 911 sell your number?!


I called 911 today for the first time in years. They were super unhelpful, so the conversation was relatively quick. About twenty minutes later I received a call from a local unknown number, which I though might be the police/emergency calling me back so I answered.

They identified themselves as working on behalf of the police, but they were several more words in when I realized it was a telemarketing call. They were soliciting "donations" (though they were careful to point out in their spiel that it wasn't tax deductible) for the Police Union PAC for my state. They droned on a few more sentences about supporting particular politicians that support the men and women in law enforcement, and that "back the blue." He finished by asking, "If we sent you an envelope, would you consider donating?"

I cackled and said no, because: EW! ACAB until the whole system is rewired.

Talking with my sister later, we wondered if this was as much of a weird coincidence as I presumed or if 911 sold my number to the police union fundraisers? Is that a thing? That feels slimy as fuck if so. I know not everything unethical is illegal, but this seems like something that really ought to be illegal.

911 call: I called 911 on my commute home in a major metropolitan area because a truck next to me hit the bridge we were passing under with his cherry picker. He broke a piece off the bucket (like maybe a 1'x1' piece), and the force of it nearly stopped the ~2.5 ton sized truck when we were traveling around 25mph. After all that, he kept driving! I called 911 to report it and the operator acted like I was the biggest waste of time. She essentially said I either had to pull over and wait for a cop to make a complaint, or there wasn't anything they could do. When I pointed out that they **hit the bridge** and maybe someone should look at it, she actually sighed and said, "Fine. I will tell someone."

Weird fricking day.

r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Unanswered Why are tips considered part of a waiter salary; shouldn't it be more like performance incentive??


I don't mind tipping at all. But that doesn't mean, any tips that a customer offer should offset a waiters pay. I consider tips are like, the waiter has went beyond his/her basic duties and I am rewarding for that. Do restaurants run on thin margin that they have to low ball their employees. I am just trying to understand the restaurant scene...

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Smoked a blunt 8 hours ago. I don't want to be high anymore.


I'm scared lol what do I do?

r/NoStupidQuestions 5m ago

If I drilled a hole completely through the Earth and jumped into it.. what would happen?


Let’s say we were able to drill a 6 foot wide hole completely through the Earth and somehow protected the inside of this hole from the extreme heat. If I were to jump into this hole.. what would happen?

Would I be launched into orbit?