Yes, the Explainer, Slate's go-to team who sees an element of a topical subject unexplained and seeks to bring that into the light of explanation.
This is one of the more esoteric ones, but brought to life thanks to the recent successful bombing of a party of oppressive Syrian mofos.
I also loved this one; How much cash can you cram into a cereal box?
And this one looks kewl; Why Don't Christians Have To Get Circumcised?
I do love Slate Explainer team. They rock!