Welcome to dumb questions, a place to post your queries on topics which aren't quite scholarly or academic to warrant their own thread, to ask questions that don't necessarily have an answer or to ask a question with an obvious answer that you don't know. We have lots of members with backgrounds in languages, engineering, medicine as well as other niche, esoteric disciplines so someone might indeed be able to answer your question. Do: - Ask interesting questions to which there isn't necessarily an answer - Post questions on quirky scientific topics that you're not familiar with - Ask obvious things that you don't understand Do Not: - Use it as an excuse to bring up an obviously racist or bigoted topic Good Examples: Why isn't unlimited or free energy possible? I know it's something to do with gas but how does a fridge work? What colour is water? How does economic inflation work? Bad Examples: Why are black people like monkeys? Why do Jews love money? There is a place for questions about humanity and the human race but just bear in mind to not stray onto the side of scientific racism or outright bigotry. Remember, this is a place for dumb questions, not edgy questions.