r/explainlikeIAmA

98,850 subscribers
created in 2011


If you are anything BUT 5 years old, and you're confused by something, this is the place for you.

Now that /r/eli5 clarified that they want simple explanations, (fake) 5 YEAR OLDS ARE NOW WELCOME TO THE SUBREDDIT. But not in a creepy way.

https://reddit.com/r/explainlikeIAmA
r/TrueAskReddit
132k subscribers

/r/TrueAskReddit is a subreddit for intelligent discussion about interesting issues. Low effort comments, memes, jokes and trolls beware!

https://reddit.com/r/TrueAskReddit
explainlikeIAmA 1.59%
1.7% TrueAskReddit
r/AskHistorians
747k subscribers

Questions about the past: Answered!

https://reddit.com/r/AskHistorians
explainlikeIAmA 4.32%
1.16% AskHistorians
r/AskScienceFiction
110k subscribers

It's like Ask Science, but for all universes other than our own. Or as fanlore.org calls it Watsonian point of view

https://reddit.com/r/AskScienceFiction
explainlikeIAmA 1.93%
1.31% AskScienceFiction
r/CrazyIdeas
336k subscribers

Is your idea too crazy to work? So crazy it might work? Perfect.

https://reddit.com/r/CrazyIdeas
explainlikeIAmA 4.59%
1.13% CrazyIdeas
r/fifthworldproblems
88k subscribers
explainlikeIAmA 1.25%
1.57% fifthworldproblems
r/outside
371k subscribers
explainlikeIAmA 2.13%
1.2% outside
r/FanTheories
452k subscribers

Welcome to /r/FanTheories!

https://reddit.com/r/FanTheories
explainlikeIAmA 2.97%
1.11% FanTheories
r/whowouldwin
172k subscribers

If you love to imagine the planet-exploding battles of the fictional gods who will never be, taking pointless knowledge gathered from a life spent reading and gaming and swinging it like a gladiator's sword in discussions on reddit... then welcome home, my friend. You are indeed where you belong. Come join our discussions, post your own battles and kick some ass!

https://reddit.com/r/whowouldwin
explainlikeIAmA 3.13%
1.09% whowouldwin
r/DailyDouble
12k subscribers

Answers you never knew you wanted the question to!

A Jeopardy-themed subreddit.

https://reddit.com/r/DailyDouble
explainlikeIAmA 0.76%
3.37% DailyDouble
r/ScenesFromAHat
56k subscribers

A play-by-post version of the game Scenes From a Hat from "Whose Line is it Anyway?". (Not affiliated with the show or the CW.)

https://reddit.com/r/ScenesFromAHat
explainlikeIAmA 1.2%
1.35% ScenesFromAHat
r/TrueAtheism
59k subscribers

A subreddit dedicated to insightful posts and thoughtful, balanced discussion about atheism specifically and related topics concerning irreligion and religion generally.

https://reddit.com/r/TrueAtheism
explainlikeIAmA 1.4%
1.27% TrueAtheism
r/changemyview
561k subscribers

A place to post an opinion you accept may be flawed, in an effort to understand other perspectives on the issue. Enter with a mindset for conversation, not debate.

https://reddit.com/r/changemyview
explainlikeIAmA 5.6%
1.01% changemyview
r/shittyama
19k subscribers

We know how it is, you want to share your experience as Sir Isaac Newton, but the dumb fucks at r/IAmA demand so-called proof. We aren't bothered by such details, so if you have an "interesting" story to share, welcome to ShittyAMA.

https://reddit.com/r/shittyama
explainlikeIAmA 1.02%
1.38% shittyama
r/ExplainLikeImCalvin
72k subscribers
explainlikeIAmA 0.7%
1.68% ExplainLikeImCalvin
r/gallifrey
57k subscribers

A community dedicated to discussions and news for Doctor Who.

https://reddit.com/r/gallifrey
explainlikeIAmA 1.01%
1.22% gallifrey
r/sixwordstories
33k subscribers
explainlikeIAmA 0.67%
1.64% sixwordstories
r/shittyaskscience
594k subscribers

Reddit's new look is shit. Revert back to classic.

https://reddit.com/r/shittyaskscience
explainlikeIAmA 4.61%
0.93% shittyaskscience
r/WhatsInThisThing
91k subscribers

A subreddit originally created to break into my friends vault

https://reddit.com/r/WhatsInThisThing
explainlikeIAmA 1.15%
1.12% WhatsInThisThing
r/Frisson
164k subscribers
explainlikeIAmA 1.56%
1.04% Frisson
r/nocontext
240k subscribers

This reddit was inspired by a post by The_Big_Salad - when I read "mystery cloth on the guy's head turns out to be his underwear" I knew it had to be done.

https://reddit.com/r/nocontext
explainlikeIAmA 0.93%
1.18% nocontext