"How are pictures, music albums, and other media “leaked”?"
At the studio: As soon as a record is finished, anyone from the producer to the engineer to the band members can spoil the fun.
At the label: Labels send albums to companies like Sonic Arts to add a digital encryption code that can identify uploading evildoers.. but not necessarily stop them.
By the press: Considered to be the most common source of album leakage, watermarks or not. Oops!
At the plant: While in the process of being manufactures, a CD is ostensibly secured under lock and key, but sometimes copies fall off the back of trucks.
At the warehouse: Once CDs await shipping to retailers, it’s virtually guaranteed that a copy will find its way online.
At retail: And, of course, once an album is available for sale online or in stores, all bets are off.
"Why is the “humans only use 10% of their brain” concept is untrue?"
As Dr Steve Novella memorably put it (paraphrased), you never hear anyone say, “the good news is that he was shot in the 90% of the brain we don’t use.”
The truth is that we use the entire thing, but not necessarily at the same time. Bits become more or less active as you do this and that, but over the course of normal life you use all of it. The brain uses up far too high a portion of your energy budget to be allowed to go unused. Natural selection won’t allow that.
"Why do you get so hungry from smoking weed?"
THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) binds to the cannabinoid type-1 (CB1) receptors in the olfactory bulb (sense of smell) of animal brains and stimulates them, which increases the animal’s ability to smell food. Scent and taste are very closely related, with as much as 80% of flavor sensation coming from the smell of food as opposed to the taste.
THC also acts on the nucleus accumbens (part of the pleasure and reward system) of the brain, increasing the release of dopamine (a “pleasure chemical”) that accompanies eating, causing an increase in pleasure that goes along with it.
Finally, another effect of THC’s action on the brain is that it mimics the sensation of being food-deprived, which is believed to be the underlying cause of both the above effects.
So tl;dr - it makes your brain think you’re starving so food smells stronger and tastes better and you feel more pleasure (more rewarded) for eating.
"What’s the difference between washroom, bathroom, restroom and toilet?"
There are some distinctions but mostly cultural. I am from America where bathroom just means toilet. When I went to Germany though they had more distinctions. To use the restroom you would ask for die Toilette (Toliet) instead of the bathroom (Badezimmer) because to ask for the bathroom is literally “Where is the room with the bath in it?” more or less, that doesn’t make sense really if you are at school for example.
It varies by location, I don’t think there is a comprehensive list.
"What’s the difference between an “escort” and prostitute?"
Looks price and class. That’s it. When you pay for an escort you’re paying for “the girlfriend experience” you talk to them eat with them you know go on a “real” date but at the end you know your getting lucky. With a whore your getting some drug addicted pimp abused woman who only wants to get you off as fast as she can so she can fuck some other guy in 10 seconds with out cleaning up. That’s the difference.
"Why is it easier to learn a language as a baby as opposed to a second one later on in life?"
There is this period of great linguistic sensitivity known as the critical period for language development that occurs during childhood. During this period we pick up language at a ridiculous rate. This is also a time that correlates with a massive everyday growth in brain cells - so you can imagine our brain capacity is being filled and increasing everyday.
When older brain stops growing The linguistic critical period also comes to an end which makes it difficult to learn new languages.
"What are the defining differences between streets, roads, avenues, boulevards, etc.? What dictates how it is designated?"
Road = Originally in a non-built up area, but often now in a built up area due to urban expansion.
Street = In a built up area
Avenue = lined with trees
Terrace = beside a river
Lane = A narrow street
Crescent = generally both ends join the same street, but sometimes it just looks like a crescent.
Mews = a street with several small off-shoots
Quey = Waterside street
Place = only one point of entry
Boulevard = two lane street with trees/foliage in-between