• Is the world due for another major historical event?

    Looking at the timeline of world history, it seems like the world is due for another major historical event to take place soon. So many things are happening right now, it seems like a large-scale event is going to happen. The refugee crisis is mutilating Europe. Terrorism is at an all-time high, and maybe are even getting into Europe as a result of... show more
    Looking at the timeline of world history, it seems like the world is due for another major historical event to take place soon. So many things are happening right now, it seems like a large-scale event is going to happen. The refugee crisis is mutilating Europe. Terrorism is at an all-time high, and maybe are even getting into Europe as a result of the millions of refugees. The Pope is visiting everywhere. He's speaking in communist countries and westernized countries alike. The US government is changing (for the better in my opinion). Obama is on his way out and Boehner is being replaced. Iran, thanks to failed politics, is on the verge of nuclear weaponry. Not to mention, North Korea is a loose canon that already HAS nukes. HAMAS, ISIS, Boko Haram, and Hezbollah grow stronger every day, taking over Africa and Western Asia. Are we at a breaking point? Are the tides turning? Some things are happening for the better, but are counteracted by the bad. What do you guys think will happen? I just want the insight of others. What is your opinion on the next major historical event?
    5 answers · Current Events · 3 years ago
  • Distracted Driving? Distracting another driver?

    I know it s illegal to make hand gestures to someone else while on the road, for safety reasons, but my friend won t believe me. Are there any sources I can show him? I just wanna prove to him that, unless you are using approved hand signals (like if your tail light is out) that it is illegal to make distracting gestures to other drivers.
    I know it s illegal to make hand gestures to someone else while on the road, for safety reasons, but my friend won t believe me. Are there any sources I can show him? I just wanna prove to him that, unless you are using approved hand signals (like if your tail light is out) that it is illegal to make distracting gestures to other drivers.
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 3 years ago
  • Does the 2nd Amendment not apply to under 21s?

    In California, you can only own a handgun if you are 21 or older, but you cannot carry a rifle on your shoulder in public. How is an 18 - 20 year old supposed to apply the 2nd amendment if they can t carry guns anywhere in public? Concealed carry only applies to handguns, which they cannot own. You can own black powder hand guns under 21, but you... show more
    In California, you can only own a handgun if you are 21 or older, but you cannot carry a rifle on your shoulder in public. How is an 18 - 20 year old supposed to apply the 2nd amendment if they can t carry guns anywhere in public? Concealed carry only applies to handguns, which they cannot own. You can own black powder hand guns under 21, but you can t get a concealed carry permit until you are 21. Does the 2nd amendment not apply to you unless you are 21?
    7 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • California King Snakes Kill Rattle Snakes?

    I've heard from many sources, that California King Snakes are not dangerous to humans and often keep away rattlesnakes, and even kill rattlesnakes sometimes. If this is true, (ALL LEGALITY ASIDE, I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF THIS WOULD WORK) would it work if I caught a bunch of King Snakes and released them in a neighborhood with a rattlesnake... show more
    I've heard from many sources, that California King Snakes are not dangerous to humans and often keep away rattlesnakes, and even kill rattlesnakes sometimes. If this is true, (ALL LEGALITY ASIDE, I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF THIS WOULD WORK) would it work if I caught a bunch of King Snakes and released them in a neighborhood with a rattlesnake problem to prevent any future harm done by rattlesnakes in this area? Also, how close do snakes stay near their home?
    3 answers · Reptiles · 4 years ago
  • Why do Bedouin wear Hoods?

    I understand that the reason they wear robes is to keep the sun off of their skin and away from their body, but wearing a hood during a hoot day seems like it would increase the amount of heat being retained in your body, since a lot of heat leaves from your head. What I'm wondering is, is the amount of heat reflected from the sun (by wearing a... show more
    I understand that the reason they wear robes is to keep the sun off of their skin and away from their body, but wearing a hood during a hoot day seems like it would increase the amount of heat being retained in your body, since a lot of heat leaves from your head. What I'm wondering is, is the amount of heat reflected from the sun (by wearing a hood or a shemagh) greater than the amount of heat being retained by the wearer? If not, wouldn't it be better to just wear a small hat?
    5 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 4 years ago
  • Underage Drinking Legal in California?

    I was reading the laws, and it says that in California, on private property, people under 21 can drink alcohol with or without a legal guardian present. So, why do cops still break up parties with minors drinking? Here is one of the sites with the law that says underage people can still drink on private... show more
    I was reading the laws, and it says that in California, on private property, people under 21 can drink alcohol with or without a legal guardian present. So, why do cops still break up parties with minors drinking? Here is one of the sites with the law that says underage people can still drink on private property: http://drinkingage.procon.org/view.resou...
    5 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • Why did Native Americans stop living in their cities?

    For some reason, Native Americans in North America had large towns, cities, and farms that were relatively self-sufficient, for several hundreds of years. What I don't understand, is why, around the late 1200s and onward, North American Natives became nomadic, living in smaller groups, always moving, simple hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and living... show more
    For some reason, Native Americans in North America had large towns, cities, and farms that were relatively self-sufficient, for several hundreds of years. What I don't understand, is why, around the late 1200s and onward, North American Natives became nomadic, living in smaller groups, always moving, simple hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and living inside of small, portable huts and tents? It doesn't make sense, if they had infrastructure, why would they ever go back to the old ways of living day-by-day on gathered food? I know that Meso-Americans and South Americans continued to live in their towns and cities, but North Americans didn't.
    3 answers · History · 4 years ago
  • Can you live off of a cup of water a day?

    I know it isn't healthy, but, assuming you had no other options (either trapped or lost somewhere) can you live by drinking only a cup of water a day? Also, what time is the best to drink the cup of water? Early morning, night, mid-day, evening?
    I know it isn't healthy, but, assuming you had no other options (either trapped or lost somewhere) can you live by drinking only a cup of water a day? Also, what time is the best to drink the cup of water? Early morning, night, mid-day, evening?
    4 answers · Diet & Fitness · 4 years ago
  • Can all metals make alloys?

    I was wondering, if you went to a junkyard and collected a bunch of bronze, brass, tin, nickel, iron, steel, lead, etc... and melted it all down, would it fuse together into one alloy? or would it have a marbling effect, where certain metals will fuse together, but others will disperse and harden separately?
    I was wondering, if you went to a junkyard and collected a bunch of bronze, brass, tin, nickel, iron, steel, lead, etc... and melted it all down, would it fuse together into one alloy? or would it have a marbling effect, where certain metals will fuse together, but others will disperse and harden separately?
    1 answer · Chemistry · 4 years ago
  • What was Butch Cassidy killed by?

    At the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, what type of guns were the soldiers in the Bolivian army using? I know they were bolt action rifles, but does anyone know what type/ brand/ style/ name?
    At the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, what type of guns were the soldiers in the Bolivian army using? I know they were bolt action rifles, but does anyone know what type/ brand/ style/ name?
    3 answers · Military · 4 years ago
  • Can I legally attack terrorists?

    10 answers · Politics · 4 years ago
  • Can I attack ISIS?

    COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL! I was just wondering, if I went and attacked ISIS and survived, would I be able to come back home to the US without repercussion? Would I be held and queationed? Would it count as an unsanctioned act or war or something along those lines? Would the US let me come back home, no problem? Btw, I am just a civilian, not a... show more
    COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL! I was just wondering, if I went and attacked ISIS and survived, would I be able to come back home to the US without repercussion? Would I be held and queationed? Would it count as an unsanctioned act or war or something along those lines? Would the US let me come back home, no problem? Btw, I am just a civilian, not a soldier or police officer.
    10 answers · Politics · 4 years ago
  • How to Patent an Idea?

    Let me start off by letting you know the type of idea I want to patent. There is an idea I have to an expedition/ TV special that I want to pitch to National Geographic or History Channel, but I don't want them to steal my idea and use it, leaving me without any credit towards it. How can I protect my idea?
    Let me start off by letting you know the type of idea I want to patent. There is an idea I have to an expedition/ TV special that I want to pitch to National Geographic or History Channel, but I don't want them to steal my idea and use it, leaving me without any credit towards it. How can I protect my idea?
    6 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • If Earth returned to nature? Fun Question!?

    If, right now, all man-made objects disappeared (including houses, cars, tools, and even the clothes on your back; anything created by man), how long would it take for the humans of the world to restore society to the way it is today? Obviously we'd have to create basic tools and eventually, through the years, work our way up to recreate the... show more
    If, right now, all man-made objects disappeared (including houses, cars, tools, and even the clothes on your back; anything created by man), how long would it take for the humans of the world to restore society to the way it is today? Obviously we'd have to create basic tools and eventually, through the years, work our way up to recreate the things we have today. My question is, with the knowledge humans have today, how long would it take for us to get to roughly the same technologically advanced societies we have today? My prediction is roughly 10 generations, or roughly 200 to 300 years. Each of the ten generations: 1. Stone age 2. Iron / Steel age (We'd straight out skip use of bronze) 3. Basic Feudal Systematic Age 4. Age of Expansion (creating larger towns / homes) 5. Age of Unification (Reforming of countries or territories) 6. Age of Transportation (Creation of larger ships / railroads) 7. Industrialization (Creation of basic machines that begin to eliminate human labor) 8. Age of Cars and Basic computing devices. 9. Age of Advanced Warfare (Creation of basic missiles, assault rifles, and simple satellites) 10. Age of Windows 97' (Production of somewhat modern computers) Please give me your answer and list of ages! This is just for fun, and I am interested in your responses!
    6 answers · Other - Environment · 4 years ago
  • Human ashes to make sword?

    I once heard that Vikings would use the bones of animals in their swords as a source of carbon. I want to be a sword after I die. Can my ashes be used with iron to create steel? Also, is this legal?
    I once heard that Vikings would use the bones of animals in their swords as a source of carbon. I want to be a sword after I die. Can my ashes be used with iron to create steel? Also, is this legal?
    1 answer · Mythology & Folklore · 4 years ago
  • Girl never called me?

    I'll keep this short. There's a girl I like who I've been talking to quite often for the past month. School just ended and she's not coming back next year. On the last day, I went to ask her for her number, her answer was "Ya sure... I guess" with a half-smile. (I couldn't tell if he was just trying to seem cool about... show more
    I'll keep this short. There's a girl I like who I've been talking to quite often for the past month. School just ended and she's not coming back next year. On the last day, I went to ask her for her number, her answer was "Ya sure... I guess" with a half-smile. (I couldn't tell if he was just trying to seem cool about it, or if she really didn't wanna give me it). I took out my phone to punch it in, but it was out of power. So she handed me her phone, I punched in the numbers and handed it back to her. School's over, I haven't heard from her. School's been out for 2 days now. I'm not ever gunna get a call, am I? What's your opinion on the matter? We get along. I usually start the conversations with her, but not every time. She usually smiles at me in the hallway. She knows I like her. A friend told her.
    3 answers · Singles & Dating · 4 years ago
  • Is reverse pirating a thing?

    Just wondering, have people ever reverse pirated? What I mean is, has anyone ever lured pirates, by floating by Somalia in a big cargo ship, wait for the pirates to attack, then kill them and take their guns and boat? I'm not asking if it's worth doing, I'm just wondering if it's a thing, or if that has been done in history?
    Just wondering, have people ever reverse pirated? What I mean is, has anyone ever lured pirates, by floating by Somalia in a big cargo ship, wait for the pirates to attack, then kill them and take their guns and boat? I'm not asking if it's worth doing, I'm just wondering if it's a thing, or if that has been done in history?
    3 answers · History · 4 years ago
  • Not sure if girl knows I like her?

    I'll make this short. There is a girl I like, and I know damn well she does not want to date anyone or have a relationship until she gets to college, she likes focusing on her school work. Either way, I told of friend of hers that I like her, even though I've only spoken to that girl 4 or 5 times since I've met her, very briefly. Either... show more
    I'll make this short. There is a girl I like, and I know damn well she does not want to date anyone or have a relationship until she gets to college, she likes focusing on her school work. Either way, I told of friend of hers that I like her, even though I've only spoken to that girl 4 or 5 times since I've met her, very briefly. Either way, the friend told me she told the girl I like her, and that pissed me off. Since then, the girl I like hasn't treated me much different. She's still quiet around me and doesn't ever really talk to me, but she'll smile at me in the hallways much more often than she used to. Either way, I don't actually know if her friend told her or not, and I know that she is doing homeschooling next year. Should I tell her face - to - face that I like her? Or would it weird her out, since we've only talked a few times during the year? (I stopped starting conversations after her friend supposedly told her; I know, it's stupid of me) Also, I'm not shy or held back or anything, I flirt with great looking girls all the time, but for some reason, I actually feel more than just a primal urge towards her.
    4 answers · Singles & Dating · 4 years ago
  • Swords in public places?

    I live in California and I already know that you can legally have a sword or knife in public as long as it is visible (non-concealed) or in a sheath on your belt. What I was wondering is, what would happen if I went into a store, a restaurant, or a movie theater with a sword visible? What would they do? Please only answer if you plan on answering... show more
    I live in California and I already know that you can legally have a sword or knife in public as long as it is visible (non-concealed) or in a sheath on your belt. What I was wondering is, what would happen if I went into a store, a restaurant, or a movie theater with a sword visible? What would they do? Please only answer if you plan on answering the question. Don't answer if you only plan on questioning why I have sword or why I need one etc... The question is entirely hypothetical.
    7 answers · Martial Arts · 5 years ago