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I'm Zachary Quinto, host of the new HISTORY show In Search Of, Ask Me Anything.

Hi reddit. Zachary Quinto from STAR TREK, HEROES, and the new HISTORY show IN SEARCH OF here. Right now, I’m on Broadway in THE BOYS IN THE BAND:



I make robots for a living, AMA!

Hi, I'm Szymon, founder and inventor of Turtle Rover (, which I'd love to see someday as humanity's milestone when it comes to having robots as obvious and widespread household or work-related items. Besides robots, I'm interested in CGI and ...robots - damn, this project is my life! So, if you feel like asking me anything, don't hesitate :D

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I am a Chinese Acrobat AMA

Hello, I am Jia Wei, from the Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe. I perform the "Icarian Games on a Spinning Wheel" Act, which won a Silver at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival. I am in the role of the flyer in the troupe, which means I am one of the lightest in the troupe to be able to be thrown, carried, and kicked around in the air, while on a spinning wheel, going up to 10 metres high. AMA!

Some photos of the act:

Some video clips of the act (Mainly of me being kicked and spun around on that wheel):

*Thank you all so much for all your questions! I had fun answering all of them :) If you have any other burning questions, drop me a message and I will be glad to answer them! It is off to training i go


I have no adrenal glands... AMA


I have very rare genetic diseases called PPNAD (Primary Pigmented Nodular Adrenocortical Disease) and Carney Complex. I had an over 7-hour long surgery in which my adrenal glands removed, when I was in 11 years old.


I had to have my glands removed, as they were over producing cortisol and causing my body to deteriorate. I gained about 50 pounds in about half a year, which was over half of how much I weighed then. I also had constant migraines so bad I would throw up. These symptoms were caused by Cushing's, which results from PPNAD. At 11, I was given the choice to have them removed or die in my early 20s.


  • I have to take Hydrocortisol and Fludrocortisone daily or I'll die (within 2-3 days).

  • I have an almost non existant immune system, which causes me to get very sick quite often. I have had 2 near death experiences just from getting stomach bugs, because my body cannot absorb my medication when I get dehydrated, sending me into "adrenal shock". My body goes into a coma like state and I am treated with the urgency of a heart attack patient.

  • I also have chronic, nightly nausea which has kept me up almost every night since I was 10. (yes. every night.) No one knows what causes it. I have been to the National Institute of Health and even they are stumped. We know it has something to do with my circadian rhythm, as it is every night at almost the same exact time (9:30-10pm). When I travel to different time zones, the nausea realigns with the same time, once I recover from jetlag.

  • Understandably, this has all affected my mental health as well.


I have a ton of freckles (username checks out) in really odd places: on my lips, inside my mouth, on my eye and eyelid, ect. It's part of Carney's.

I feel like all of this is proof enough, but here's a picture of me and a portion of my emergency medical documents. (covered over my name and other important info with sticky notes)

Feel free to ask about the condition. Most medical professionals I meet know little about PPNAD, because it's so rare, so I'm fine with explaining it in more detail. I have some pretty interesting stories about being hospitalized at a research facility, near death experiences, and living with disabilities.

So... AMA?


IamA (American scuba shop owners in Cozumel, Mexico) AMA!

My short bio: We own ScubaTony Cozumel. A successful, boutique scuba operation that affords us to dive when we want and meet interesting people from all over the world. I am a full cave and tech certified instructor for 17 years and Adam is my business partner.

My Proof:


IAmA Self-taught history buff that regularly helps people design and research armour for reenactment and sport, AMA

One of my previous suits of armour (far from perfect, plenty of inconsistencies).Here is the helmet on a shelf.

To start off, my academic education is in creative writing and text-analysis and feedback, whereas my hobbies lie in history. About six years ago, I joined in a show-troupe of knights and started researching sword-typology because I simply wanted to do things right and proper because they spoke so much about historical accuracy when I joined, however, my research drifted into armour, and I came to realise just how poorly the show-knights represented historicity, so I kept on delving deeper.Eventually I fell in with the SCA, and I'm still here. Ever since I joined the SCA, my knowledge on sword typology has taken a complete nosedive and, instead, I've gone completely into the self study on armour, using forums populated with both hobby and professional armourers and historians to learn, as well as reading books and avidly watching documentaries (most of them crap) and youtube channels (some of them really good).

And now, I can easily lose an afternoon or an evening helping somebody source (historical precedence or where to buy) and design armours for reenactment and modern sports such as the SCA and Battle of the Nations.

So, well, AMA

EDIT: Keep asking questions! There is no way to be "too late" to this AMA, I'll keep replying as long as there are questions, be it tonight or a month from now.

That said, I'm gonna take a small pause now, it being half past four in the morning and all that, getting some sleep, and then I'll make sure to check reddit as I wake up and answer any new questions as I do! If you're curious, just ask, I'll be around!

EDIT 2: Told you I'd be back!

And yeah, as said, does not matter if it's now or in a month, if you find this thread and you have any questions, do ask, I'm happy to answer.


IamA Gratitude Training, LLC Graduate, AMA!

IAMA Graduate of the currently controversial Gratitude Training program

Guided breakthroughs in personal development? Or crazed sex cult? AMA, I'll give you as informed and impartial an answer as I'm able.


I am actress / writer / producer Michal Sinnott (Tracey De Santa in Grand Theft Auto V). My new film 'Born That Way' has 350K+ video views in 3 weeks on our proof of concept. AMA !

Thanks to all who attended! I'm logging off now. This was a lot of fun. Have a great day!

My Proof:

As an Equity & SAG-AFTRA member, Michal's performed in dozens of plays & over fifty principal / starring roles for radio, television, & film. She's the voice, likeness, & performance capture artist for Tracey De Santa, one of 7 main characters out of a cast of 1000, in the billion dollar phenomena video game "Grand Theft Auto V." Her starring role in the L.A. Premiere of "White Hot" at Hollywood Fringe earned her a Best Actress award & her Ovation nominated company, The Vagrancy, Best Ensemble, with knock-out reviews in ‘LA Weekly’ & ‘The Examiner.’ Performance highlights: roles in Spike Lee’s "Inside Man" & "Quid Pro Quo" with Vera Farmiga, recurring on "One Life to Live," three separate characters for "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and a performance art piece for The Whitney Museum of American Art. She's in late development with first funding in and an opening scene shoot in Tanzania behind her on her first feature as a co-writer / producer / actress, "Born That Way," a Sundance Screenwriting Lab second rounder (finalist) & a Big Vision Empty Wallet Kickstart Diversity Program winner.




Watch the film’s proof of concept video that has garnered 350K views in it’s first 3 weeks!


I am a 24yo 3*** front desk office receptionist in the southern of france, whose goal in life is to become a palace concierge and member of Les Clefs D'Or. If you want to know a couple things about hospitality, AmA !

Posted by1 day agoGilded2

I have two vaginas and am very pregnant.

I was born with two vaginas. Meaning i have two openings. Each has its own cervix and uterus. I am almost to full term pregnancy in one of my uterus. It looks like a normal vagina on the outside, but has two holes on the inside. I was also born with one kidney, which is common to people born with this anomaly. The medical term is uterus didelphys.


IamA Build-A-Bear Workshop Employee AMA!

I've worked at BaB for a few months, but I do know a lot about the company. I'm a regular bear builder (associate) and I'm their party lead for Birthday Parties and Girl Scout Parties.

Got any questions (even about the pay your age day event)??

Proof - - I can get a better photo later if need be.

Edit: More Proof?


I just finished walking all 1003km (623 miles) of the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia. AMA!

Background: The Bibbulmun Track is a walking trail from Kalamunda (on the outskirts of Perth) to Albany, a port town on the south coast. It passes through spectacular karri forests, low-lying plains and a wild and remote coastline.

I walked the whole track in sections over two years, and finished today at Kalamunda. My longest single hike was 335km over 16 days in April this year, from Walpole to Albany.

I've put together a bit about 'the Bibb' on my blog, here:

You can follow along at or

Me at the finish line today!

My favourite photo of the trip.

Ask me anything!


We are the software company Digidemic and just recently released UnitOf, an open-source measurement and data type conversion library for Java, JavaScript, and C#. AMA!

We are Digidemic! We are a software company that primarily focuses on Android apps but have recently been branching out into other forms of software. After a long development life cycle we released UnitOf v1.0.0.0! UnitOf is a library for software developers ranging from beginner to expert as well as for solo developers to global teams. UnitOf allows for creating stateless units of measurements. Whether it be a one liner or setting a variable, UnitOf offers 20 complete units of measure, data type parsing, and even allow the user to create their own UnitOf measurement. We just released about 2 weeks ago for Java, JavaScript, and C# and are excited to see how everyone likes it!

We are open for suggestions and feedback and want to hear your questions.

So please, ask us anything!




I'm a best selling author. AMA!

I've had three books published in the last 5 years- 'Chinaski', 'Bad Little Girl' and 'Liars'

Here's the proof:

I never wrote a thing until 6 years ago. My first book was published by a small company, then Bookouture signed me for a three book deal. All told my worldwide sales are upwards of 140,000. So if you're an aspiring/discouraged writer or just generally interested in the whole weird, wonderful process of writing a book and getting people to read it, then...

Ask me anything! (But keep it clean)


We spent 9 months reporting on the effect violence is having on children in one of New Orleans’ most dangerous neighborhoods. Ask us anything!

One out of five children surveyed in Central City, one of the largest neighborhoods in New Orleans, has seen someone murdered. Four out of 10 have witnessed someone being shot, stabbed or beaten. Nearly half know someone close to them who have been killed. What does that type of exposure to violence do to the emotional, mental and physical development of boys and girls?

We’re reporters Jonathan Bullington and Richard Webster, and videographer Emma Scott from | The Times-Picayune. We spent 9 months exploring how trauma impacts the health of children growing up in Central City, specifically a youth football team of 9- and 10-year-olds called the A.L. Davis Park Panthers. The end result is a multi-part series called, “The Children of Central City.”

The series details how repeated exposure to violence alters a child’s brain development and other systems in the body. It examines how the city’s fractured network of independent charter school operators tries to balance the need to address student trauma with the pressure to meet state benchmarks for test scores. It shows how lawmakers’ decision to reduce — or in some cases eliminate — mental healthcare services for children gives their families limited options for care, and leaves a handful of qualified providers struggling to meet the demand.

And while “The Children of Central City” focuses on one neighborhood in one city, these issues are universal. Ask us anything about the series, the issues, or how we reported it.

Read the series:

  • The Children of Central City (An introduction to the series)
  • The 28: A football coach haunted by the deaths of 28 former players fights to save the next generation
  • Science of Trauma: How exposure to violence can be toxic to the brain and body
  • Treating Trauma: Rates of PTSD soar among Central City children, yet state budget cuts prevent access to mental healthcare
  • Malachi’s Story: ‘He was showing the same symptoms as somebody that was in the middle of a war’
  • Stolen Focus: Trauma can have a devastating impact on a child’s education. So why have some New Orleans schools failed to address the problem?
  • A Tested Leader: A New Orleans principal’s turbulent childhood helps shape her students’ fragile futures
  • A Family Team: How a Central City couple plans to save their neighborhood — one football team at a time
  • Meet the Players
  • One in a Million: From prison to the classroom: a former Panther’s tale of trauma and redemption



I am Mario Gabelli, value investor & CEO of GAMCO Investors, AMA.

Hello Reddit!

I’m Mario Gabelli, founder, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE: GBL). Native of The Bronx, my Undergraduate degree is from Fordham School of Business and my MBA from Columbia Business School. I started as a sell side analyst at Loeb Rhoades in 1962. I established Gabelli Asset Management in 1977 and unfortunately, took it public in 1999.

I was credited by Columbia Business School with adding the idea of Private Market Value (PMV) with a CatalystTM to value investing philosophy.

· #1 Asset Manager – CDA Investment Technologies (Now Thomson Reuters) (1982)

· Morningstar, Inc. - Domestic equity fund manager of the year (1997)

· Barron’s All-Century Team (2000)

· Institutional Investor – Money Manager of the Year (2011)

· New York Society of Security Analysts – Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)

Graham & Dodd + Buffett = Gabelli

“That’s my approach to life: Go where others fear to tread. Hell, I bought a Cadillac in the middle of the oil embargo.” – Mario Gabelli, Forbes

I am joined by Daniel Miller, Managing Director at GAMCO and lead portfolio manager of the Pet Parents’ Fund, a first of its kind actively managed ETMF venturing into the ever-growing pet ecosystem.


Instagram - @investgabelli

Twitter - @mariogabelli @investgabelli

Youtube - GabelliTV

UPDATE: Dan and I thank you, we have consumed our box of peanut brittle. Great questions - we look forward to doing this again.


I wrote Red Card, the definitive account of the FIFA corruption scandal including the wild (and true) story of how Russia got the World Cup. AMA!

Hi, my name is Ken Bensinger, and I'm a reporter at BuzzFeed News. I have spent the past three years reporting and writing the tale of the U.S. Justice Department's secret investigation of global soccer corruption. The case, which burst into public view in May 2015 with the arrest of top FIFA officials in a luxury hotel in Zurich, is the most ambitious and far-reaching international corruption and money-laundering probe's in American history, and has utterly changed the landscape of the world's most popular sport. To date more than 45 people and companies have been charged and two-dozen have been convicted.

Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sport's Scandal, is the product of all that work. It was published in the U.S. just as the current World Cup began and is also available in the UK (where they call it football), as well as in Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch, and soon will be in Italian and Japanese as well.

In the book, I describe how Russia's shadowy efforts to win the hosting rights to the World Cup led Christopher Steele to alert the FBI, setting off the American investigation, and building a relationship between the former British spy and US law enforcement that culminated with him handing over the so-called Trump Dossier. But Red Card also explains how FIFA got so corrupted in the first place, and how a team of IRS and FBI agents, working with federal prosectors, brought it all down. You might also be interested in a profile of Chuck Blazer I wrote just before the last World Cup; it started off my entire project. I also wrote a recent NYT Op-Ed on the parallels between the FIFA case and Robert Mueller's special counsel.

I'm very excited to be here today to talk World Cup, Russia, FIFA, Putin, Trump, or whatever else reddit has on its mind!


EDIT: Okay, going to shut this down. Thanks everyone for all the great questions!


IamA journalist and author who covers Silicon Valley and technology AMA!

Hello Reddit: I published a book this week — Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom). It’s 500+ pages and 200+ interviews. It’s not easy convincing billionaires to talk, much less getting them to tell me how they did it! When I was finally done interviewing, I had10 million words of raw transcript. Then I wove them together like one might cut a documentary film. It took more than four years of solid, 24/7 work. AMA

Here’s my proof:

***Thanks, Reddit! I'll be back to answer any of your questions later, but in the meantime it's Friday the 13th and I have to look both ways before crossing the street. TTYL and thanks!


I was inspired by Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation to make a board game. 2 years later, I have now made over $525,000 in revenue for my board game. AMA!

One day I was watching the Parks and Recreation episode where Ben Wyatt made a game. I looked over at my wife and said, "You know what? I should make a board game!" She said, "Have fun!"

The Island of El Dorado was a passion project that turned into something I never imagined. The game is now played by 4500+ people all over the world and 3500+ more copies have been ordered on Kickstarter.

I now work with my two close friends to create more board games and we hope to someday make this our full-time gig. We recently launched a reprint & expansion for the game. Between the two campaigns, the game has funded over $525,000 total on Kickstarter.

Ask me anything about making board games, working with close friends, Kickstarter, or anything else!

Picture of me!:

Link to the game:

Our Website:


IAmA Physical Education Teacher in Pennsylvania!

I teach Kindergarten through 5th grade. I have taught for ten years in all grade levels in three different schools throughout my career. Outsiders scoff and think my job is easy, but it comes with many many challenges.

An odd fact about me is although I teach sport skills, I personally don't enjoy watching sports on TV, except Philly eagles and NBA. I like to be the one playing, not watching other people! I prefer the sport science segments on ESPN, than the recaps and stories. I am interested in the science of fitness and movement. I still love competition, but professional athletes and some collegiate athletes, and league exec's have demonstrated such poor sportsmanship and business decisions that it's nearly unwatchable. I prefer to compete or root.for my own children and students I teach.

I got into sports and fitness very late in my life so my peers were more skilled than I, even though I had the drive and heart. So my philosophy has been to encourage the students that sit on the bench and sidelines, to find a love for fitness and sport. Not to become a pro athlete, but to live a long life with minimal illness and injury.



IamA person with sever tourette syndrome AMA


Q. Do all people with tourettes swear?

A. No the disorder for swearing and saying inappropriate things is called Coprolalia. Only 10% of people with TS have coprolalia, I am one of those 10%

Q. Is tourettes involuntary?

A. Kind of, its disvoluntary, meaning I don't choose to tic, however I SOMETIMES can stop it. Controlling tics causes TS patients either pain or discomfort, and eventually does need a release, there's a build up of pressure similar to holding in gas. Some people with TS can control it all day, some people with TS get breaks from their employer to tic for 5 minutes away from customers, and come back to work, I can only safely control it for less than 10 minutes.

Q. Can you joke about it?

A. Sometimes. Sometimes my tics surprise me, and make me laugh. Sometimes the reactions are pretty golden. Personally I don't remember ever laughing when I was away from people who knew me, because the reactions of strangers towards me is a lot different when they see people next to me acting totally normal. When I'm with friends strangers act less afraid of me, and they don't make fun of me. I get made fun of by teens a lot when I'm alone, and sometimes even adults!

Proof: I'm a moderator of r/Tourettes

EDIT: I've been answering questions for hours, I have a request for anyone artistic that reads this. Can you help me design a nice shirt that explains my situation? Pm me if so, might not see it here

EDIT2: People who want to spam I'm trying to do a job here, just fuck off and quit wasting my time, or at least say something clever

EDIT3: holy shit its been 7 hours of non stop answering questions, jesus, glad it died down a bit. If I didn't answer you its probably because I lost you on a reload, feel free to try again. [Also more proof I have TS! This guy knew me](


I’m Sam Beckbessinger, the author of a bestselling book called “How to Manage Your Money Like a Fucking Grownup”. AMA!


I wrote a book about personal finance, specifically for young people living in South Africa (learn more about it here: I’m obsessed with making money easier for people, because finance bros like to make it all sound a lot more complicated than it is. I’m a Jack Bogle fangirl (I dedicated my book to him) and I believe that financial freedom is more achievable than most people think. 

Go ahead! Ask me (almost*) anything!



  • I’m NOT a certified financial advisor, so I can’t legally advise you on what specific financial products you personally should buy (you can ask, but I might not be able to answer, because I don’t want to get sued). 
  • I know a lot more about how money works in South Africa than in other parts of the world (although most of the basic principles are the same everywhere), so I probably can’t help you with questions about tax law in Uzbekistan. America, your tax stuff is SUPER weird and I have no idea what a Roth IRA is.
  • If you want to ask me a “should I do X or Y with my money” type question, I’ll need context (like: what other debts/assets do you have, how old(ish) are you, what are your goals etc). 


UPDATE (13:42pm): Thanks for the questions, gang! I'm going to take a break, but you're welcome to leave more questions if you'd like. I'll log on again tomorrow and answer a couple more. Giant sloppy smooches to all of you.


UPDATE (14 July): Okay everyone, thanks for some fun questions! I'm going to stop now, but feel free to come find me on Twitter if you want to keep chatting. Mad love to all of you <3


I m a counselor at a luxury substance abuse center AMA!!!

Here is our website:

Top of the World Ranch

We offer a unique experience that utilizes nature, experiential exercises, and an array of evidenced-based therapy techniques/models that attempt to unearth the reasons why someone uses substances, find meaning and value within themselves, and allow individuals to feel worthwhile without the use of substances. We have an executive chef, offer private room accomodations, and can offer longer treatment stays due to being an out-of-network provider (most in-network insurance treatment centers can only allow a maximum of a 30 day stay). Research (which I can include) demonstrates that the longer someone is in treatment the higher their likelihood of success. We are not a 12-step facility. There's more to share, but ask me anything!


IamA reporter in South Florida who worked on a year-long project following how Florida ignited the heroin epidemic in the U.S. AMA

My name’s Pat Beall, I’m an investigative reporter with The Palm Beach Post. Just finished a months-long investigation into what ignited the heroin epidemic. Turns out Florida was a key culprit, sharing its marquee role in this tragedy with OxyContin marketing and El Chapo’s business smarts. It didn’t really take a village to get us to this point. But it did take a state.

Read the full project here:


3:07 p.m.: Hey, folks! Thanks for your questions. I'll check back later to see if there are any other questions. Thanks again!

Posted by
James Murray
3 days ago

We’re James “Murr” Murray from Impractical Jokers and veteran sci-fi author Darren Wearmouth, authors of the new bestselling thriller AWAKENED—Ask Us Anything!

The star of truTV’s hit show Impractical Jokers—alongside veteran sci-fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth—delivers a chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain, in which a beautiful new subway line in New York City unearths an ancient dark horror that threatens the city’s utter destruction and the balance of civilization itself.

After years of waiting, New York's newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River. The shining jewel of this state-of-the-art line is a breathtaking visitors’ pavilion beneath the river. Major dignitaries, including New York City’s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in.

Under the station’s bright ceiling lights, the shiny silver cars gleam. But as the train comes closer into view, a far different scene becomes visible.

All the train’s cars are empty.

All the cars’ interiors are drenched in blood.

As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out. But the horror is only beginning. High levels of deadly methane fill the tunnels. The structure begins to flood. For those who don’t drown, choke or spark an explosion, another terrifying danger awaits—the thing that killed all those people on the train. It’s out there…and it’s coming.

There's something living beneath New York City, and it's not happy we've woken it up.

For more information on AWAKENED:


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