r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago

Answered If the IRS calculates our taxes anyway, and gives us totals different than the ones we send in, what's the point of filing? Can't they just have algorithms do it all and auto-mail us the results?


I'm sure this has been asked before, I just don't know where the posting might be.

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Unanswered Why do some minorities like Latinos vote for Republicans in such greater proportions than other minorities like the black community?


r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago

Do people who live in huge mansions ever worry about losing their cat?


My cat will find random places to hide and sleep. I have a small apartment and I still will have a hard time finding him sometimes because he will find the most random and unthinkable spots. So what do people with huge multi million mansions do if their cat decides to hide somewhere? Is losing your cat an issue?

r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

How is Congress so inept on really basic functions of the internet?


This whole situation with tiktoks CEO being interrogated by Congress has raised this question for me. I mean it genuinely seems like the lawmakers questioning him just learned about the internet 5 minutes before showing up to question him. Is this on purpose? Are they attempting to make tiktok seem more malicious than it is by pretending to be completely clueless about how the internet or wifi works? It’s concerning that people who are in place to discuss and pass laws can simultaneously be so stupid regarding something as easy to understand as the internet

r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Is it rude if I tell my boyfriend his ex looks like his mom?


r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Should I join the trades instead of going to a 4-year college after community college


I will be graduating this spring with a 3.7 gpa in business administration from a community college. Over the past year I’d say, I’ve grown a distaste for college and am relatively unhappy. I find my classes uninteresting and feel at times I would be happier working with my hands.

The reason I haven’t totally decided to join the trades is I’m worried I’ll end up hating them as well. I am also aware of the data showing the vast differences in income between people who graduate from a 4 year school vs 2 year.

But, at the same time I don’t want to take out student loans and then end up in disgust and performing poorly in college due to lack of interest.

Any advice is appreciated.

r/NoStupidQuestions 13h ago

Why do you have to refrigerate pickles? Isn’t that the whole point of them?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Answered Do Americans really not use passports?


Recently I saw a post where it seemed like Americans mocking Europeans because the Europeans were confused how Americans don't use passports. The most common reason cited was America's size, and a tendency to not travel abroad at all.

But do Americans not use their passport within their country? I live in Germany and we use it a lot for official functions, without traveling. For example to go vote.

Is this me misunderstanding what passport they are talking about or how does American bureaucracy work?

r/NoStupidQuestions 56m ago

Can someone explain why lobbying in the US isn't just bribing the government?


In my mind you have large companies paying for politicians to vote a certain way, and pass laws, for the benefit of the company. To me that sounds exactly like a bribe.

r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

i’m 17 and have entirely no idea how to get my birth certificate or social security card


hello, i just turned 17 this year. long story short: i got sick of my mother’s abuse and fought back when i was 15, she left me in another state with my dad’s mom (my grandmother) with nothing on my back. she also moved states even further away so it’s not like i can get her to drive back and give me my papers.

when i say abuse, i mean hell. i haven’t been in a proper school since the 7th grade because my mom decided to withhold my education from me, and even then, it was short lived because that lasted for two weeks. i need a job immediately and i seriously need to go back to school before i lose my mind. i don’t have a school ID, i don’t know what’s on my birth certificate (don’t know if my dad signed it), don’t have a social security card, no drivers license—just nothing. she won’t tell me anything and won’t give me anything. i’ve tried talking to her, kissing her ass and giving her chances, only for her to spam my phone and drunkenly call me at midnight to yell at me about how much of a piece of shit i am—then completely stop trying to help me because i, apparently, “need to learn the hard way.” she told to wait until i’m 18 and carry my ass to the clerk’s office. mind you, i’ve done nothing to this woman but tell her that i can’t handle taking care of a freshly newborn baby that i didn’t ask for, getting only minuscule hours of sleep everyday, while simultaneously taking care of a house with 5 people and no help. let alone the unwarranted random screaming and lectures towards me at ungodly hours, which is seriously another story. i cant ask my dad because he’s in prison lmao.

is there someone i need to call to get help? someone who can help me get me my papers? is there a way i can report her? can i do it at 17?

it’s been two years of being stagnant and it’s starting to affect me more than i thought it would. it’s really not that i’m trying to fight so late, i’ve been trying consistently and have found nothing. i know no one outside of my mother because i was kept isolated for years. i don’t know where to look or what to do. i just want to get a job and finally feel normal enough, then hopefully move out. i’m tired of this narcissistic woman having so much control over the projectile of my life

r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Unanswered If the Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had died on the moon during Apollo 11, what would have happened to their bodies? There are no microbes to consume them on the moon, nor is there any natural weathering. Would they have stayed there until mankind went to retrieve their corpses?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Why do so many people use TikTok if it is deemed a security risk?


r/NoStupidQuestions 50m ago

Why even ridiculously small decisions are so difficult to make?


Perhaps it's just me, but I honestly can't wrap my head around this.

Like, I consistently waste up to 20 hours across multiple days to choose a TV series or movie to watch. That doesn't make sense! And today I've wasted 4 hours in a row to choose my next audio book, hence why I felt like making this post.

Do I have some kind of psychological problem or what?

r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago

Where's Regular Zealand?


r/NoStupidQuestions 22h ago

How does jumping off of a bridge (and into water) kill you?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Unanswered Are women scared of men in elevators?


Recently I entered an elevator at 1 am, there was already a woman in the elevator, she didn't look happy about me entering the elevator and looked at me throughout the entire time, for reference I'm 6'4. Perhaps she was afraid of me. Is that common

r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

Was this a good response to a friend who said she was trying her best?


At work my friend was making sandwiches and she brought this one and I said it looks really good. She said "I try my best" and I responded with "it shows" and smiled

Was this a good response?

r/NoStupidQuestions 14h ago

Can blind people be racist?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Do you have to tip at bars also in America?


Im from Europe so tiping culture is weird for me. Currently In America and I know you tip at restraunts, and like I'm usually given 20% of the order, which I think is fair. But went to a bar and was called cheap because I ordered a few drinks and didn't tip, didnt know you have to tip in pubs especially if you plan on drinking all night, do you have to tip for litterly every beer you order at pubs also? Seems a bit excessive. Could understand maybe if your finished drinking and on your way home, you might drop a tip, for every order seems a bit much.

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Unanswered How did humans realize spicy food was safe if it hurt every time they ate it?


r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago

Unanswered People who are lactose intolerant, are they allergic to the sugar in milk and other dairy products ?


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

The French retirement protest


Is the raise in retirement age really necessary or is there a nefarious reason for the government to do it? Do the French people really hate the president as much as the news is saying?

r/NoStupidQuestions 3m ago

Why dont commercial jets have a mesh covering on engine inlets to protect against bird strikes?


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

How much would you pay to get a list of all the people who have been secretly sexually attracted to you? And why?


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Once and for all…… Are Farts funny!? Please help me settle this debate!