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There is a fair amount of evidence that sugar can kill bacteria on surface wounds by dehydration and is being tested for internal use with antibiotics as in this case the sugar stops hidden bacteria avoiding the antibiotic. If i had a reoccuring infection i would consider using sugar water external or a sweat cuppa tea for internal. I believe sugar was used ...


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It's possible, but not so incredible. The article writer loves to paint a picture of towers which clean the air and by a magical process, produce diamonds. It is real and possible, but less glamorous. The towers suck in air and filter it. They trap pollution in filters. Normal, conventional filters. A rate of 70% cleaner is definitely possible. ...


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There is a possibility of death due to injury and eventual infection if a dairy cow is not milked. Many wild or "less-domesticated" (if you'll allow) breeds of cattle, bison and other bovines don't suffer from the same danger. Immediately, the real problem is that the udders will swell and cause the cow severe pain and stress if not released. Generally the ...


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I think, a very important thing is if the person has an average (meaning appropriate) thirst reception, like the majority of the population. So, if the person has damaged his receptors for thirst (could be on different levels during the "neuro-pathway" for the thirst feeling - they can experience misleading thirst experience than normal people and along the ...


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The fundamental problem with internet voting is that it enables others to coerce voting decisions. Family members could pressure each other to vote a certain way. If your spouse is standing over your shoulder and you value domestic tranquility (not to mention, sex), you're unlikely to vote in a way that would meet with their disapproval. By the same token,...


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Does United States have no technology to allow Internet voting in a secure way?

In 2011, nearly a quarter (24.3%) of participating voters in Estonia cast their ballot by remote electronic voting (that is, on their computer/phone/tablet via the Internet). Several larger ...
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Does a column of marching soldiers have to break their rhythm while crossing a bridge to prevent its collapse?

I recently stumbled across this article "Why are soldiers ordered to break their marching steps while crossing a bridge?" (The Times of India) where a claim is made: When soldiers march in three ...
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He did say this quote. It wasn't in a people magazine interview it was on a late night talk show interview. There use to be a clip of the video on YouTube but it is no where to be found.


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Did the coup attempt in Turkey happen? [closed]

On the 15th of July 2016 the news came out that there had been a coup attempt in Turkey, initiated by the army. Shortly after this news, a whole lot of people got arrested, including many critical ...
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The ripening itself is caused by ethylene gas released by the food, as you mentioned, but really this can be trapped by any kind of bag. There is nothing inherently special about a brown paper bag itself, but it's porous nature allow small amounts of ventilation, whereas plastic ziplock bags do not have this property and thus do not work in the same way. ...


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Were the majority of people at the Pulse nightclub killed by police?

At the MTV/BET town hall meeting a person mentioned that Police killed the majority of the people at pulse that night to which the moderators replied "hmmm". On the No Agenda Show, they've ...
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If you read the Wikipedia article carefully, you find that the word "Nazi" was created twice: Once as a short form for Ignatz or Ignacius, then as a short for for National-Sozialist (in reality one word, I separated it to be more recognisable). Sozialist is still sometimes abbreviated as Sozi, so the abbrevation Nazi is quite natural. Today, the names ...


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Red Mercury has a lot in common with the Philosopher's Stone. Charles Mackay's book has an extensive history of alchemists who sought or claimed to have made this substance, and the parallels with stories of red mercury are striking. While this does not prove that red mercury is equally bogus, the parallels are very suggestive; red mercury is exactly what ...


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I was originally writing this as a comment and not as an answer because some of it is opinionitive but hit the dreaded character limit. i believe that although the concept behind the earbuds is relatively valid, as the vegas nerve can be stimulated by electrical pulses. Below are some reasons that i have listed that attempt to explain as to why i believe ...


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These things are tricky because not recognising what is a valid marriage in the country of origin may have far-reaching consequences. For example, it's not OK to tell some guy arriving in a European country who legally has two wives that he needs to choose which of them is the real wife, or even to divorce one of them at home if he seeks political asylum. ...


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Wiesel was a fraud. Miklos Gutner, who was imprisoned with the REAL person who had Weisel's supposed tattoo number (which does not appear on his arm) stated very clearly that Weisel was NOT the guy with whom he was imprisoned.


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It IS legit. His Facebook page has another photo with him and a nurse holding his old heart. The transplant was in 2011. His body rejected the new heart and he died in July 2012. The latest status update by his family says they're sick of the hate that has resulted from this photo going viral and they're going to take down the page.


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It is true! Emil Krebs studied languages his entire life. Emil Krebs wrote many journals and kept notes on all his studies. These notes and journals are being kept along with his brain in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.


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No, You have to believe the person when he tells you the pill will make you dizzy but you don't have to believe in the placebo effect for it to happen.


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Do we know the words used by the original authors of the New Testament? The answer is a qualified yes. As tniles09 comments, the (scientific) discipline that studies this is called Textual Criticism, and has had an enourmous development, especially during the last two centuries. You can check the current consensus of the scholars in the majority of ...


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Check out these articles I found: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3131773/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_pulling#Research Also check this Google scholar search query: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=oil+pulling&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp= I would also like to comment on the accuraccy of mercola.com ,[An article ...


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Mythbusters episode 22 tried this one, and they claimed it was busted.


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Air conditioning in cars uses the same amount of horsepower regardless of speed. The compressor in the average car is 12000 btu which uses approx. 4.7HP. The engines output varies on rpm. When traveling at lower city speeds your compressor uses a greater percentage of available HP. At highway speeds the engine produces considerably more power and the ...


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I bought a book about how to perform mentalism and in this book was a lot of tricks revealed. Between them was remote viewing and bending spoons. I can bend a spoon with the power of my mind but I must use my hand to do that :). It's easy to do this king of tricks , you just need some time to practice, and when you will perform a trick , I don't know why ...


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https://youtu.be/Ux8Sqn71DZ8 Here you go.. It's not rocket science. It's only natural for you all to....well, ignore it.


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From a historical or literary perspective, this is a fairly unsolvable problem that has been discussed (as others have mentioned) for quite a while. Unless someone uncovers a genuine letter saying "I am not the author of these plays!" I am afraid that people might make arguments, but do so without solid proof. It is commonly known that have extremely ...


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The claim is nonsense. Googling 'famous criminals' brings me e.g. to this arbitrary page Famous Criminals. I have entered all 24 names on that page into Google search, started typing cri or crim behind their names and very little autocomplete suggestions come up with crime or crimes - usually in things like crime spree, celebrity crime files, crime bill ...


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The rice here is an analogy, not an actual way to measure data If you do a search for "David Wellman Myriad Genetics presentation", you can easily find a link to the presentation he gave, though this particular image comes from a different presentation. Wellman's presentation was about "Big Data", the term used in reference to companies trying to figure out ...


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The Big Bang was the whole universe. There was no "centre" to the Big Bang; the (hypothetical) point source was all of the universe. There was no space expanding from that point, space itself was expanding. Hence light from the BB was everywhere in the whole universe. If you were there it would be like living in the middle of a massive fireball - so there ...


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Essentially, the wholesale price of electricity is determined by supply, demand, and transmission topology. The price at a node is the sum of energy cost, losses cost, and congestion costs. More often than not, negative price is caused by heavily congestion in the transmission system. The shadow price of the binding constraints in the system, together with ...


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It is certainly true that power prices went negative. This happens in most electricity markets quite frequently, and should not be considered good/bad/remarkable/newsworthy. Power prices can go negative for many reasons, some of which relate to renewables, many of which don't. I would argue that the root cause is coal, not renewables. But it depends on ...


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This is from my brother, not me, who read a book about Turing and it's pretty convincing he was murdered. Two key facts point to this: He was found laying peacefully in his bed. Cyanide poisoning causes a person to convulse violently, but his bed covers were largely undisturbed. This points to the fact that his body was moved (or situated) after his death. ...


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Officers are only permitted to marry other officers, or they lose their "commission". When they do marry, only the husband gets paid. The wife is not allowed to take another job outside SA, she is expected to "serve alongside" her husband. If she does not, her husband loses his "commission". The married woman's role in SA is subservient. The single ...


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Milk does not cause mucus to thicken. However, thin clear liquids, especially warmed liquids thins mucous more effectively, such as tea or broths. Milk is still recommended as a healthy drink for people with colds and upper respiratory infections, since the body needs the nutrition while you are sick. (Milk shouldn't be used to take some antibiotics and if ...


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The person who answered forgot to mention that soy contains Phytoestrogens And beef contains mammalian estrogen. Two totally different estrogen. Phytoestrogens do not affect estrogen levels. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19524224 Mammalian estrogen does.


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EDIT Removed US time limit for charges as it did not correspond to the question. In France (see his french wiki page) there are prescription period after which you cannot be charged, for example 30 years for murder. However for minor offenses it can be as low as 5 years.


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The Mayas can and did think the world was flat, and not only that, they thought it was a straight plane in all directions. In what is now modern day Brazil, they attempted to prove this by constructing tall pyramids as high as modern technology would allow. They did this all over the country. The theory was: if the world was flat, then the tops of pyramids ...


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Let me add some anecdotal evidence (of myself) plus some thoughts on why it works. Over the course of the last 6 months, I have lost 12kg (down to 81 from 93) using only the points program (no support meetings), and it hasn't been all that hard, so I expect that I'll be able to keep the weight. As for the reasons: It provides very simple rules - this ...


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The story that Chen claimed it is true. But he was most likely joking. Above all it would be impossible to check because Chen — in this supposed joke story — claims the encryption key was created by just mashing the keyboard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Bob Also the "slowdown" would be by adding 30 MBytes, which is less than 5% data compared ...


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The story is false and circulated as a joke on Facebook first and somebody took it too seriously ... https://www.facebook.com/jokeoftheday999/posts/10152389120818465 ..read more about false story research done by... https://www.indiacurrents.com/articles/2014/10/12/my-experiment-truth


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https://www.indiacurrents.com/articles/2014/10/12/my-experiment-truth Its not True.. Seems like a fake internet story..


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It is, in fact, hard to source many of these meme-type stories from the internet. In this case, the story does, indeed, appear in many forms and with many attributions, including Einstein. However, to discard this as false "because we can't source it" is a logical fallacy. To discard it "because it appears with other people's name" is a similar logical ...


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If the scrap yard weighed everything then they did a poor job, as there are two wings, a nose cone/cockpit, landing gear and engine in Ottawa alone never mind what's in Hamilton. Also, all plans and photos were supposed to be destroyed, so I guess the photo I have of an Arrow in flight in black and white with the words paper by Kodac isn't real. The ...


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Stonehenge is really neolithic. Because it has a neolithic context. Many neolithic places have been found, like Stonehenge and near Stonehenge... They became visible with the help of radar, Radar finds HUNDREDS more megalithic monuments, chapels, and shrines around Stonehenge 'Archaeology on steroids': huge ritual arena discovered near Stonehenge Live ...


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This kind of conclusion suffer from the problem of lack of baseline level. How many major earthquake per year should be considered normal? Almost nobody have the slightest idea. This does stop people from saying that some catastrophic event is happening more frequently than it should. Without the baseline, the reasoning is clearly invalid. The issue is that ...


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Natural Society Go Beyond Organic and Natural news I'll be up front and say I have a very strong bias against organizations such as that. If Dante's version of the afterlife is correct, there is a very special place for those people when they die. That said, there's a grain of truth in what they wrote. But first, Alexander Fleming ...


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King brought in $1.33 billion in revenue from its "Candy Crush Saga" property alone in calendar year 2014. If we were to divide this out daily to 1 million children in Africa, that would be approximately $3.64 per child per day (($1.33billion/1million)/365days). The cost to feed a child in Africa seems to vary wildly from source to source, searching ...


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I actually asked this question at math.stackexchange earlier. Here is the top answer I received from Henning Makholm: TLDR: If the rain is coming down without angle it is better to maximise speed. Let's assume that the cow is spherical .. sorry, assume that the walker is a box with height h, width w and length l. The box needs to cover a horizontal ...


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A group called Everytown for Gun Safety has been propagating the claim that people never carried guns in public in the United States. Source: Everytown for Gun Safety Amicus Brief from the official website for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is remarkable given all of the photographs one can find by a simple Google web search where people are ...


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Elie Wiesel is a different person from Lazar Wiesel. We know this because Lazar Wiesel was a Hungarian speaking Romanian. Elie Wiesel, however, comes from Serbia in the old Yugoslavia. We know this because he speaks English with a very strong Serbian accent. We know he does not speak Hungarian because there is video of him on the internet which shows ...