Questions about the game of Scrabble, the crossword-like word game. Super Scrabble questions are also appropriate. Questions about the electronic versions of Scrabble may be included here as a second category, but would be more appropriately be placed in a Video Games category.
Math and Arithmetic
Math is the study of abstractions. Math allows us to isolate one or a few features such as the number, shape or direction of some kind of object. Then we can study what can be learned about the behavior of those features while ignoring everything else about the object.
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Questions about words beginning with certain letters, including those used in the game Scattergories. Scattergories offers players twelve of 144 categories and one of twenty letters each turn, which they have to pair. So, you would have to come up with say, a college major, a boy's name, or another category that starts with the letter B (or whatever letter you roll).
The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena is all part of science. Nothing is immune to the scientific process: from charm quarks that haven't existed naturally since the beginning of time to Pluto, recently demoted from planet to dwarf planet. Questions on knowledge about the material and physical aspects of our world are asked and answered here.
A truly healthy person has a sound body and mind that is free of disease and infirmity. Healthy living includes taking the steps needed to optimize one's chances of surviving and thriving, like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Questions relating to all aspects of health and living a healthy life are welcome here!
Crosswords are word puzzles written in a numbered grid format. Clues are given by number for across (left to right) and down (top to bottom). With the clue and the number of spaces (and any connecting words), the puzzle solver has to determine the word that fits both the clue and the puzzle.
Video games are a type of interactive entertainment software. They are designed to run on a computers, phones, tablets, and gaming consoles. They come in many forms. Some are cartridges, while others may be discs or apps. There are several genres of video games. Some are educational, and some are purely guilty pleasures. A few types of video game are role playing (RPG), shooter, sim, and puzzle.
Animals enrich our lives in so many different ways. The Animal Life category is for questions and answers about animals of all types, including pets, sea life, and farm animals. You can ask questions or find information regarding animals, their history, care, health issues, breeding, and behavior.
History, Politics & Society
'History, Politics and Society' deals with the affairs of human beings. The categories overlap to a degree: 'History' describes changes in those affairs, and encompasses the other two; 'Politics' is about how people govern themselves; and 'Society' is about how people organize and conduct their lives. Questions here range from ancient history to history-in-the-making, political views to decisions of lawmakers, and present and past societies and how people relate to each other within their societies.
Cars & Vehicles
Information about all types of vehicles; including cars and trucks manufactured around the world, motorcycles, airplanes,and other modes of transportation, is found here. If you need to know the best truck for off-road use, how to make a vehicle sound like it has more power than it really does, if filling up a gas tank when it s half full is really beneficial, or anything concerning vehicles, this is the place to ask!
Elements and Compounds
Questions about the properties and characteristics of elements as observed in nature and in compounds. Chemical formulas are also converted to and from symbols in covalent or ionic bonds. All the questions you want to ask about the elements and the compounds they form.