I used to get embarrassed at school a lot. I never wanted to ask any questions about anything, no matter how curious I was. It wasn't so much a fear of exposing my ignorance as it was a general hatred of hearing my own voice in a roomful of silent people.
That's why Quora.com is awesome.
I know this is going to read like an ad but I just need to fangirl on this site for a minute. You just type in your question, pick some people to ask based on their credentials, and voilà! Someone who probably knows what the hell they're talking about explains something important to you.
Here are a few I've asked:
Asking that one for my daughter.
I guess what I am getting at with that one is, is there a biological basis (besides random events) for Elon Musk having so many sons relative to the number of children he has? Is he, according to any hypotheses, reproductively "fitter" than most, due to having lots of resources to raise his young? I'm making a lot of assumptions here about the sex ratio of offspring, reproductive fitness, wealth effectively equating to energetic resources, and the overall health/abilities of the parents.
These are things we all think about while we're showering, right?
I tried posting it earlier today, but Quora took it down, thinking I was trolling. Womp, womp.
Sounds like something Joe would dare me to ask a medical professional. Now I might have to start asking that last one of doctors IRL, and with a straight face at that.