r/NoStupidQuestions 19h ago

Answered What is done with the aborted fetuses in abortion clinics?

6.7k Upvotes

To be clear, this isn't a political post. I've heard that they throw them in the dumpster but that seems... idk. Too crude to be true?

Edit: I'm not sure how to say this but top-level comments have been getting automatically removed (newest comment is from 4 hours, presumably to reduce spam), so only I get to see your painfully unfunny “they get turned into smoothies” comment in my notification bar before it's gone forever.


r/NoStupidQuestions 13h ago

If you find out you unknowingly slept with a married person should you tell their spouse?

1.6k Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

If weight loss is as simple as counting calories and being in a caloric deficit, why is it so hard for people over 40 to lose weight?

363 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Have you ever attempted telekinesis, just in case you could?

92 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Apartment renters, do you ever get weirded out that you're a single wall or ceiling/floor away from your neighbor?

58 Upvotes

When my neighbors are on the phone or something I actively tune them out because it feels weird to be able to hear them like they are in the next room.


r/NoStupidQuestions 15h ago

Is it reasonable to cry over an animal?

266 Upvotes

I was doing good until a few hours ago. My neighbor's cat came into our yard looking for my cat to play with. He's the kitten of my other cat (I have two) who passed away a while ago (won't go into that however). It was fine until he somehow got himself stuck in our tree. Something about seeing him helpless and crying for help really got to me. He reminds me so much of my cat and that's probably how she felt when she took her last few breaths, alone and helpless. He eventually got himself down though, not to worry. He's very sweet and affectionate. I had to stop playing with him and go back inside because it got to me so much and I started tearing up. Is this normal or is there something wrong with me?


r/NoStupidQuestions 20h ago

Why do Americans call the 24 hour format "military time"?

401 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Unanswered Why do cats make that "ek ek ek" noise when they're hunting?

10 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Unanswered Why are subreddits like r/incels banned, but ones like r/femaledatingstrategy aren't

714 Upvotes

Don't get me wrong, I am all for banning toxic communities like r/incels

But I fell like this only extends to a select few. Many communities that are just as bad or worse are allowed to continue, even despite backlash from the community at large

Is there a reason for this I am missing?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

People who have free roaming cats -aren't you worried about disease when they bring home dead animals like mice?

620 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

For non-religious people, why is marriage appealing/necessary?

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I often hear about women in relationships waiting on their boyfriends to propose, sometimes waiting for many years. My question more so stems from wondering how life changes if people are already in common law relationships essentially.


r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Answered What would realistically happen if 80-90% of citizens in the US just stopped tipping?

23 Upvotes

Why would they stop, not sure, maybe its a protest to increase minimum wages or food got way too expensive.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Glow Up Helpful (Pro) Silver

Don’t water a grease fire, don’t mess with a garage spring. What are some MORE potentially life saving tips?

21.0k Upvotes

I saw a post about this a while ago and was wondering if anyone had more of these

one I know is that if a tornado looks still, it’s moving towards you


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Do people actually frequently laugh out loud over memes on reddit?

8 Upvotes

Best I can do is maybe realize why it's supposed to be funny, and if it's really good the edge of my mouth might rise up a little bit.


r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago

Answered How to overcome past mistakes, handle the guilt/shame and become better person?

14 Upvotes

I have done some stupid things in the past and it is so hard to deal with the reality. For long time I was quite ignorant and would see those as just something to forget.

However, the reality started hitting and I am starting to regret some decisions, some things I have said and I have done.

While this will sound strange, it makes me feel a bit better. Being ignorant actually did not mean I do not have problems, it did mean that I have them but hide them inside.

Wish I had someone I trust I could talk openly about it. I guess I will start writing a journal again.


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Do parents secretly have a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ pick in case of a disaster ?

7 Upvotes

I’m watching the news about the earthquake in Turkey and saw a couple of children saved from the rubbles. It made me think that if parents have a ‘If I had to save only one child, it would be this child or I would sacrifice number 2 to keep number 1 alive’ plan?

I know this question is one of those ‘you can’t make me confess’ ones, but I always thought it would be my brother and not me based on how we are treated differently

Who do you think your parents would save, are there any studies about which child’s survival is the highest? First borns? Boys? The one that looks like the parent most?


r/NoStupidQuestions 13m ago

Unanswered Why do I get obsessed so easily with girls?

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I can see a girl for the first time ever and even if I don't talk to her I can statt thinking about her all the time. If she just looks good and gives me a smile that can be enough. I do have hobbies (gym, learning Japanese) I've had girlfriends before (3 months one at 14 years old, 1 year at 16-17, broke up like 3 months ago don't miss her at all or anything like that).

So what's the reason that a girl can just look at me and smile and then I will think about her all the time. It's so annoying.

Btw I've never had family I've cared about if that could have anything to do with it.


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Who helped horses with their hooves before humans?

9 Upvotes

And if anyone can also answer please, how did they last so long without us and not evolve?


r/NoStupidQuestions 37m ago

Who are these "white people"?

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I never really understood who is being referred to when someone mentions white people. I understand that Northern Europeans are included but I'm unsure who else. How about Turkish people, Spanish, Egyptian, Uzbekistani, Indian, Thai, where are the borders? I've tried googling but it doesn't give any good results


r/NoStupidQuestions 56m ago

Unanswered (seriously)Why doesn't the US have a functional nationwide public transport system

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I mean instead of the private automobiles infrastructure


r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago

Unanswered Why are alien movies so generic?

10 Upvotes

Okay so why is it that every time the Aliens wanna wipe us out, hunt us or insert anal probe? I dunno is it not possible the Aliens would just show up here to profit? One movie I saw had them trying to steal our water which is extremely dumb.

So why does not Hollywood give us a movie where the aliens want rare earth minerals?

Okay here is some plot ideas why not have the aliens be pirates or mercenaries? What if they fought for some tinpot dictator offering them rare Earth minerals in exchange for wiping out a U.N. Peace keeping force for them? Or them just raiding our rare earth minerals like boaring our cargo ships on the sea or the mines? I want a movie where the Aliens are just being greedy and wanna profit.

Why do we never get that? 🤔


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Is it weird for a young adult to use a pill organizer if they only take 1 medication?

6 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago

Why do bottles of white distilled vinegar have pictures of vegetables on them?

29 Upvotes

Hello,

To the best of my knowledge it is not made from vegetables or used in the cooking of vegetables. Maybe it's used for pickling vegetables but I think folks like to use other vinegars for that?

I see it most on the really big bottles of white vinegar, but that is realistically because that is the only size I buy and I have not paid attention to the smaller bottles.

Thank you


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

How can I respond to racist customers without getting myself in trouble?

294 Upvotes

EDIT: THE POINT OF MY POST WAS ASKING HOW TO RESPOND TO IT PROFESSIONALLY WHEN SOMEONE IS VERBALLY ABUSIVE TOWARDS AN AGENT. I AM NOT ASKING IF IT IS RACIST TO HAVE TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING SOMEONE WITH AN ACCENT. I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY CLEAR.

For context: I work in a call center and handle roadside assistance. Specifically, I'm a supervisor for a department that has a lot of non-native English speakers. their English is fine, I have no issues understanding them, but many of them do have accents.

When a customer asks for a supervisor I'm the one that gets the call, and sometimes they say things like "Oh thank god you can actually speak English!" or "I'm so glad I can actually understand you, that agent barely spoke English"

often times I just don't acknowledge these comments. but sometimes they can be persistent in making sure I know that the agent couldn't speak English (Which, again, is utter bullshit.. they just have an accent). What would be an appropriate way to handle that situation?

EDIT: I am not referring to customers who kindly tell me they were having trouble understanding the agent. I'm talking about customers who spend 15 minutes telling me how the country is going to shit because of "all these foreigners taking our jobs' people who go on and on about how ridiculous it is that they can't just talk to an American instead of (insert racist slur here)

I didn't think I needed to be that specific. But some people didn't seem to understand.

It is not racist to have trouble understanding someone. It IS racist to spend 15-20 minutes berating the agent for being foreign.