For $1,000,000, you have to be locked in an empty warehouse with a grizzly bear. You will only be armed with a can of Bear Mace and a Swiss Army Knife. Do you accept the challenge? If so, why?
I'd need to know:How long has it been since the bear last ate?For how long will I be locked in the warehouse?If the bear ate recently, and I wouldn't be locked in for very long, I would happily accept, because I think my chances of surviving the experience would be pretty
What would happen to the world without us supposing we disappeared for non-destructive reason (Like a nuclear war or so) would be very similar I believe to the following:*Humans just magically faded away or everysingle one of them falls death to the ground* 2 days after humans disappear
This may not be the absolute biggest regret in my life, as I have many, but it is the most recent. It is something that every day since I wish I could go back in time to change.The moment I would change is the moment I signed a consent form to allow my
I would slide across the ice flow with the bear hot on my arse. As he came closer behind me I would feel his hot, skanky breath on the back of my neck. I would kick my ice skates off backwards. The blades would become lodged into his ribs on either
Animals talk.Some use sounds as we do, others communicate with chemical or visual signals.If the gold standard for talking is communicating with other species, we're pretty much doofuses. Anyone who's explained to a bear he isn't food knows that.People like that parrots talk human. But parrots aren't just mimics, they're smart
I would just like to go eight years back and choose B.Sc(CS) over a costly Engineering course, as engg is not for me.I would like to go back, stop myself attending that interview for BDM role of a fraud company, which ruined
What would be the next dominant species on Earth if humans were to disappear, would this next animal adapt to use our technology or create its own?
Evolution is wonderfully unpredictable. A million years ago, if you were plopped down in Africa and asked which animal would soon become the dominant species, I pretty much guarantee you wouldn't have selected the soft little hominid with the big head and funny gait. So any answer you get is going to be highly speculative.The reason
You must drop down right now and do as many pushups, squats, and sit-ups as you can. Each pushup is worth $50, each squat $40, and each sit-up $30. How much money will you make?
At least 12,350.I can do at least 35 PushupsI have insane legs I've done 320 Squats before, for this question I kept it at 250 to be reasonable.I can do at least 30 sit-ups.These are gross underestimates by the way, but I just ate food so that obviously slows you down.
Freezing would cause all the live cells in the body to rupture and lead to irreversible death. Individual cells and human embryos can be frozen without rupturing cells using appropriate conditions, especially if an agent is added to minimize the size of the ice crystals formed and the rate of
How and when will humans likely become extinct? Will we get off the Earth before it is enveloped by the Sun? Can we avoid super volcanoes, biological plagues and massive asteroids?
Whatever else may be said about extinction, within two generations we will have a ‘dieback'.
From a biomass standpoint, most human plant food is wind-pollinated: grasses such as rice, wheat, corn, barley, millet, oats. Another large chunk of calories (and protein etc. ) comes from plants that can self-pollinate, such as soybeans. Another chunk of plants can be
No one really knows, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) and we'll never truly know. There's a variety of ways we could vanish from existence, although I doubt we'd nuke ourselves into oblivion.No, if we go out, it'll be a whimper, not a lot of bang.Here's hopefully a plausible scenario:Increasing nationalism
We can view the question in two ways:If an average human had the proportional strength of an ant.A human was only as strong as an ant.Case 1I shall go out on a limb and say that an average human, with everything constant, magically acquires the strength of an ant.According to this
No, because humans didn't evolve from apes in the first place.Humans and the other great apes (chimps, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans) evolved from a common ancestor.This ancestor would have lived around 14 million years ago, when the lesser apes, the gibbons, split from the
Trust me, if human beings suddenly disappeared from Earth, the planet would become a better place for the rest of the species. Initially there will be catastrophic events because of lack of human control but then in a couple of
In the event of human extinction the likelihood of another species taking over is a long shot. Anything that might have looked remotely like competition was wiped out millennia ago.Depending on the size & scale of the destruction & depredation that caused the
If someone invented a tracking device to put in every human so you know where they are what's would your opinion be?
My opinion is we already have them and they're called smartphones. We choose to have them.However one essential difference is that we can choose to take the batteries out, or turn them off or leave them at home (or send them on a wild goose chase with someone
My Financial StatusYes, I want to be richer.Not because I want to live a lavish lifestyle, buy expensive cars, or indulge myself in parties or drinking. I am actually a person who enjoys simple things & experiences in life.But I have plans to help the poor and the environment. And to execute them, a substantial
If you could go back and start playing a sport earlier in life, what sport would it be and what age would you start?
Soccer. I played many different sports and enjoyed them all but when it came to team sports soccer was where I should have landed. I never kicked a soccer ball until I was 24 years old but by then it was too
I turned 22, four days ago, I am a graduate in political science from University of Delhi. I wanted to pursue law from the very beginning, I wasn't able to crack entrance exam for any government law colleges or the National law Universities and since my parents were against me joining any private universities which
If you were allowed only one piece of exercise equipment for the rest of your life, which one would you chose?
Suspension training. With your feet or hands touching the floor or ground, you suspend your body between two heavy duty nylon straps and exercise against your own body weight.Cost is minor. A complete Woss suspension rig, including the ceiling mount, is about $50 The better known and slightly fancier TRX rig is still
Alright, listen up.You just turned fourteen. That's okay, I just turned fifteen a couple of months ago. It hasn't been that long, sis. But you're still smarter and stronger than you were before, so you better shut up now, look at
10 powerful principles to follow for the rest of your life:You will see more change in the world than the last 20 generations have witnessed - combined!YOU are your worst enemy...Don't be stubborn: Stay humble; ask questions!You may feel like you are super smart and that you know everything; NO, you don't know anything yet!Listen to advice of
Animals talk.Some use sounds as we do, others communicate with chemical or visual signals.If the gold standard for talking is communicating with other species, we're pretty much doofuses. Anyone who's explained to a bear he isn't food knows that.People like that parrots talk human. But parrots aren't just mimics, they're
OK, everyone is hit by the famous
What if your whole world is fake? What if everybody else is just playing you and they know everything you do?
First, define who
I would just like to go eight years back and choose B.Sc(CS) over a costly Engineering course, as engg is not for me.I would like to go back, stop myself attending that interview for BDM role of a fraud company, which ruined my brain and thoughts for around six
I want to be able to say I have nothing that I would change about my past if I could but that just won't be honest.If I could, I would change how much of a People Pleaser I was. I
There are many ways for humans to go extinct. I've touched on this subject on another question. The first way to go is war. A war that will literally, not figuratively, end all wars. This war of biblical proportions will see entire nations destroyed completely and no human is
What would be the next dominant species on Earth if humans were to disappear, would this next animal adapt to use our technology or create its own?
Evolution is wonderfully unpredictable. A million years ago, if you were plopped down in Africa and asked which animal would soon become the dominant species, I pretty much guarantee you wouldn't have selected the soft little hominid with the big head and funny gait. So any answer you get is going to be highly speculative.The reason we became the
Why would you stop talking for ten years??Hmmm I don't think you'll lose the ability to talk... however, the muscles on your jaw might get into that state where it is so used to not being moved causing it to become stiff.. That might affect your talking.. But
Telecommunications satellites are generally built to be disposable in that no one is going up and doing mechanical repairs on them.Low-earth orbit -- which are a few hundred to a thousand-plus kilometers up -- often are designed to re-enter the atmosphere and burn up after a handful of years. They also occasionally
The human brain can lose many brain cells without noticeable loss of function. Intelligence and behavior are a function of complexity in synaptic connectivity, and as existing brain cells are lost new synaptic pathways can be formed between remaining neurons to take over their function. There is a
A lot of species, just as it is today. A pride of lions with no contact with the human world would probably think of themselves as the most dominant, right now. Mankind, a species that has poked and prodded a mere planet into their home, think of themselves as
I would have to nominate (Human Beings).36 Extinct Animals Lost to History Due to Human Activity100 million sharks killed each year, say scientists73 Million Sharks are Killed for Fin Soup Every Year! Take Action to Ban the Shark Fin
I'm an atheist and my answer would be NO. Humanity needs religion. Let me explain to you why.I might offend some religious people. If you don't want to, please stop reading here, have your faith in the one true god, and anyway I am going to hell for
Most of the answers sadly glorify greed, as if written by wealthy greedy individuals themselves to justify the absurdity of their thinking. The only good answer was given by Alex Taunton. He nailed it right by saying "Creativity is the desire to create to contribute and enrich; greed is
I am afraid the equation does not work in this way.When we say E=mc^2, it is to say that E - Energy and m - mass are related to one another. If you have a given mass, say 2kg, then to find out how much energy there is, or could be released from that
When pushed, or I'm defending family, or someone that just needs someone to care enough to do something. That's when sometimes my temper scares even me.That's all we can expect of man this side of the grave, his good is
Its impossible to know, but fun to guess.To do so, it is essential to remember that evolution is driven by success in survival and reproduction.Is greater intelligence a likely outcome? Not if the past 100 years are any guide. Intelligent people are often having
If you got $100 a day for the rest of your life but were only allowed to spend it on the exact same thing each day, what would it be?
If you got $100 a day for the rest of your life but were only allowed to spend it on the exact same thing each day, what would it be?I'd live off my already existing wealth but I'd invest that $100 per day in stock like Sean
If you had thirty days to teach another person something that would improve their life, what would you teach?
The concept of opportunity cost!Likely the most important concept in economics, but often overlooked when people regard economics as being primarily about money or financial markets. Opportunity cost is simply what you have to give up to get something else. It's not always (and maybe only seldom) measured in
Me: Dad I am going to die tonight! :'(Dad: What?*Emotional song in the background*Dad: Don't say this son, please. *Almost crying*Me: I'm serious Dad.Dad: *Crying* Atleast, you could have completed your college first. Your college fees got wasted.Me: (-_-)*Goes to Mom**Mom
I'm 40 years old and have trouble motivating myself to exercise. What is the one exercise I can do 15 minutes a day that would yield results?
Do 15 minutes of Tabata a day. Tabata is a form of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) wherein you perform an intense exercise for 20 seconds, and rest for 10. This pattern repeats 8 times, for a total of 4 minutes. Take
-Always treat people as you want to be treated.- Do your best not to mistreat anyone, life is a cycle, what you give in seconds or it could be years but it will come back to you in any way or form but It will.-Love with all your
My personal belief is that when people know that they are going to live for longer it is highly probable they will take the decision to delay having children until later in life which will become possible in any case due to medical progress.There are several additional factors which must be kept in mind which I have outlined below.
If I could change something or I would change something that will be casteism and reservation.. We are all human, we all are doing the same things, there is nothing that can not be done without caste and reservation and dharam etc. We should just focus how to
A2AWasn't going to answer yet again, but why not.We are, right now, living in the weirdest time that will ever exist in the history of humanity. It is the first time when death is becoming optional, rather than required.It may have already happened, and this almost 50
What would be your first thought and first thing to do, if you found out you were the last human on the earth?
I would be relieved....and overjoyed, no more humans to trash the planet...and no more of their bullshit...i would then find my way to a place i want to be ..somewhere warm and beautiful countryside and i would take a few things with me like
First, I would like to point out that "100% Neanderthal" or 100% anything, when it comes to populations that have gone through several migrations and interbreeding, does not exist. Our species has interbred with Neanderthals and Denisovans so there is not even 100% H. sapiens even though this is what we believed a decade or so ago when the
Have you ever caught your partner sending explicit and suggestive pics to other guys or girls and how did you react? If no, what would you do if you caught your SO sending pics? Do you consider it cheating?
Have you ever caught your partner sending explicit and suggestive pics to other guys or girls and how did you react? If no, what would you do if you caught your SO sending pics? Do you consider it cheating?No. I have not caught her. Because that would imply that
If humans had retained their tail, how different would our life have been? What would we have done with our tail that we are now doing with our hands? Would automobiles have another control that we use our tail to 'handle'?
Oh oh oh, let me make a smart guess.For there to be a tail on us, humans, I will assume it to be above our buttocks(backside), 1–1.5 inch(es) above it. I will also asumme it to be an average length of 10 inches?So, what changes would it make
Hands down the education system.Albert Einstein once said that everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb trees it will live his whole life thinking that it is stupid.Modern day schooling not only makes fishes climb up but it makes them climb down and a
If you had 100 billion dollars and you knew that you would always live like a multi-billionaire, what would be the first thing that you would do with that money?
A lot of people here answered that they would donate most of their money to the poor or the earth or something, but I'm not really with that.I would buy a mansion in the Bay Area. Like four or five stories,
The hypothesis that the Toba eruption about 75,000 years ago caused the world human population to decrease to about 1000 is generally considered to be false.Ash from the Toba supereruption in Lake Malawi shows no volcanic winter in East Africa at 75 ka. Proceedings of
You would likely be dead in 6 months, and if not you'd be well on your way. The human body can only survive 3 weeks without food, and its an incredibly exhausting, excruciating process. Consuming 600 calories per day is still WAY below the number of calories you
We would all die, our pets would all die (larger dogs might live a bit longer, since they can drink from the toilet), a very large proportion of livestock (all penned livestock) would die, all zoo animals would die, infrastructure would collapse, snow would fill all the roads if it happened in
If everyone had an IQ of 1000, the world would be revolutionized overnight.A lot of that revolution would be violent. Much of the peace we pretend to enjoy is simply because people aren't smart enough to think of ways to effectively oppose the system. So a lot of people who have been getting away with being rich, famous, powerful
I imagine one could use one of the way of collecting semen from animals.Artificial vagina Semen Collection from BullsDigital manipulation Semen collection in the dog.Electroejaculation Electroejaculation - WikipediaA non-spermicidal vaginal sponge Contraceptive spongeOrchiectomy (i.e. removal
If it was a single human, it would likely be a short lived occurance and would likely only have a brief period of curiosity due to the current diversity present in the city of Zootopia already. However, if the entire human race came from our alternate
Unlikely in our generation.Most Indonesians still hold onto the belief that their God (and/or religion, some people can't distinguish the two) is their last safety net. That is, if they fall down so hard and all hope seems lost, their God is the last thread of light they can grab onto and from which they