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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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Does Coca Cola taste different in glass bottles?

It is a common belief that the Coca Cola drink tastes different in glass bottles: Why does Coke from a glass bottle taste different? Why does Coke taste better in a bottle? Why does glass-bottled ...
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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 ...


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I think Seo Bro is on the right track, but I disagree with the confidence of his answer. I think maybe the earth was once covered in ocean, although it's hard to know at the moment. The two current candidates for world's earliest continent, Ur and Vaalbara were actually quite small compared to continents now. I saw a documentary, I forget what it was ...


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This is obviously not true. You have to look at the different materials cars or bicycles are made from because that statement doesn't restrict itself to a specific material. This would require the rubber of 200 bicycle tires to be at most the amount of rubber used to make a car. Most of that rubber is found in the tires of which a car has 5 (let's give it a ...


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Dogs have some kind of facial recognition according to studies, for example http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-013-0713-0 Abstract Faces play an important role in communication and identity recognition in social animals. Domestic dogs often respond to human facial cues, but their face processing is weakly understood. In this study, ...


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The article you refer to seems biased and misleading. It quotes multiple serious-looking papers, then reaches a conclusion not mentioned in any of them. Several articles (e.g. this and this) claim that anti-depressants are not so efficient in curing depression - after you stop taking them, depression often returns. One article reports a correlation between ...


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The question asks for corroborative evidence for Mr. Trice's story. Given his stone-walling I would expect that the best possible answer would be strong circumstantial evidence that no such evidence exists, like Thoreau's trout-in-the-milk circumstantial evidence that the dairy farmer had been watering down his milk. Background: The problem in the test is ...


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If you can install solar panels on your roof, then yes. If you're getting your power from the grid, then no. Keep in mind, that the solution to CO2 emissions isn't "should we make all cars electric, or should we replace all of our coal power plants", it's both. You can't say "Oh, well, electric cars are no good then" because your local electricity ...


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Preamble - The Donald dodged the question. A "deal" does not equate to starting a business. But in the analysis below I'll err on the side of giving him the benefit of the doubt. If anyone has better data on bankrupcy rates in the US and the number of businesses The Donald owns I'd be interested in seeing them. The Answer - Some data is presented here ...


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It looks like this is part of the cab signalling system, as in the other answer. However, track circuits (also part of the signalling system) can cause a similar effect. They try to pass a current from one rail to the other. If there is a train in the section, the current flows up through one wheel, through the axle, and back down the other wheel - this ...


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No steel building has collapsed from fire. The examples above are all "partial collapses", roof collapses, or something similar that is not a collapse of a steel building. You can find common attempts at counterexamples here: http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2011/06/other-collapses-in-perspective_04.html?m=1 WTC designers were aware of the absurdity of a 9/...


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It's really hard to vet an article when the only reference is to a study located behind a paywall. The only facts the article presents include: 12 million people who live outside London produced 77 per cent of the region's emmissions. Those 12 million drove an average of 15.6 miles The 8 million in London produced 23 per cent of the region's emissions ...


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Of course it is not the Bard's saying. This is the writer behind the misquote: Before You by William Arthur Ward (1921 – March 30, 1994) Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. ...


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Back-loaded the deficit effects of ObamaCare. Any incoming president would have benefitted from recovery in the stock market and a recession. The "unemployment" rate does not take into account how many people left the workforce. Had the labor force participation rate not gone down, the unemployment numbers would still be high. Gas prices are down in spite ...


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The Act did indeed trigger the closing of mental institutions. But Lanterman assumed: the federal government would build and underwrite community clinics where the released mental patients could go and get their needed medications (Thorazine, etc.); and mental patients out on their own would in fact come by and get the medicines. The Feds failed to ...


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Ronald Reagan did sign a law in 1967, namely the Lanterman–Petris–Short Act, which reduced the ability of the state to institutionalise mentally ill people involuntarily. It had the causal consequence of increasing the number living on the streets. It was not Reagan's proposal, so it is difficult to blame him for this law; since it was seen as increasing ...


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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently conducted a large study that consisted of over 9,000 drivers and concluded that Cannabis use does not increase the chance of accident. They of course took into account different variables such as sex, age, etc. Should all of us get high as a kite and drive around? Absolutely not. There are ...


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In most cases this is absolutely true, but not for the usual propagandized reasons. Simply put, commercial fruits and vegetables are often the end-result of extensive genetic breeding (No, not that bio-engineering "Franken-Food" BS) to produce fruits and vegetables with thicker-than-normal skins, increased per-hectare yields, followed by breeding for much ...