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Explain like I’m five

Explain like I’m five

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Welcome to Explain Like I’m Five (ELI5)!

We know that you’re probably too incompetent to understand anything without oversimplification, so we’re here to help {sarcasm-on}. Our mission is to dumb down complex topics so that even a child could understand them.

On our website, we use optimized AI to make everything super simple for you. That way, you can always find the answers you need with ease. We also make sure to keep the comedic tone of our website alive and well, because let’s face it, learning can be fun! (if you’re a 5-year-old).

Some examples of the things you’ll be able to understand with ELI5:

  • What is the difference between the weather and climate? (hint: one is outside and the other is the long-term pattern)
  • How do computers work? (hint: magic)
  • Neurobiology (hint: it’s the study of brains)
  • What is the meaning of life? (hint: 42)
  • What is the butterfly effect? (hint: something about a butterfly flapping its wings and causing a hurricane or something)
  • [insert home town] (hint: it’s a place where you live)
  • What is the difference between an atom and a molecule? (hint: one is really small and the other is also small)
  • Artificial Intelligence (hint: robots that are smarter than humans)
  • What is the internet? (hint: a place where you can find memes and cat videos)
  • What is the big bang theory? (hint: something about the universe starting with a big explosion)
  • How does the human brain work? (hint: it’s complicated)
  • Particle Physics (hint: it’s the study of really small things)


So, what can you do on ELI5?

Well, you can take a prompt that you want to better understand and we’ll make it super simple for you. All you have to do is select one of the options in the dropdown list: really dumb, dumb, smart, or really smart. Depending on the option you choose, ELI5 will generate a response tailored to your intelligence level.

For example, if you wanted to know the difference between a virus and a bacterium, all you have to do is select “really dumb” from the dropdown list and we’ll explain the difference in a way that even a chimpanzee could understand. No more technical jargon!

We also offer a wide variety of topics to choose from. Whether you’re looking to understand quantum mechanics (hint: it’s really hard) or the history of the United Nations (hint: it’s a place where countries talk), we’ve got you covered. With ELI5, you can get the answers you need without having to actually learn anything.

So, what are you waiting for? Stop struggling to understand complex topics and start pretending to understand with ELI5! We make learning easy, fun, and efficient. With ELI5, you can be sure that you’ll be able to pretend to understand anything you need to know.

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