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There is another, slightly looser way to interpret this claim. One could claim that the negative environmental impact of eating beef for a year, is equivalent to the positive environmental impact of 3432 trees for a year. Obviously this is not the exact same claim, especially since they specifically say "saving trees", but bear with me: First, we need a ...


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The claim is false. 20 acres of land can feed 11 cows over one year. (ref). A regular US citizen eats an average of 128.8kg (266.3lb) of meat (ref) or 71.2 lb of red meat only (ref). Reforestation can be up to 726 trees per acre (ref). It takes around 2 years for an animal to fully grow. It yields around 450lb of edible meat (ref). From the above, ...


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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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Democracy is further defined as (a:) "government by the people; especially : rule of the majority (b:) "a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections." Israel is NOT as democracy and cannot claim such a lofty ...


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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 ...


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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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No, sound waves are sound waves and the only way to prevent hearing loss is to lower the volume or lower bass which hurts hearing more. If this is made like the say it is it is a horrible headphone design as it cancels out sound and just make it less efficient.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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To say that Cannabis smoking causes all the health problems of smoking tobacco/cigarettes is completely and utterly false. There is no medical record of anyone ever getting cancer from Cannabis alone. Dr. Donald Tashkin of UCLA, as well as other collegiate institutions (Brown and Harvard) have also concluded that Cannabis users have a lower risk of getting ...


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Temperature co-efficient of resistance 1,2,3 Many incandescent devices such as filament light bulbs, vacuum tube heaters, etc, have resistance which increases with heat, so they consume more power initially, and are therefore at most risk of blowing when first turned on. This is easily seen with light bulbs, which generally blow when turned on rather than ...


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A quick Google search suggests that this did not happen - the only relevant hit for "NYPD uses ambulances to" is this page. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=nypd+uses+ambulancs+to&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=nypd+uses+ambulances+to


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The adverse effects of chronic alcohol (ethanol) use have been documented by numerous studies. The consumption of four or more alcoholic drinks daily exceeds "moderate" use and, over the long term, is associated with disorders including pancreatitis, Vitamin B12 deficiency, liver cirrhosis, peripheral neuropathy, and alcoholic encephalopathy. The damage to ...


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I'm not sure if this is entirely appropriate given the posting guidelines say "Avoid statements based solely on ... personal experience;", however, I don't think those were written with this specific situation in mind (also I cannot comment, as I do not have an account). In case you hadn't guessed, I personally got a free burrito. I went there for lunch on ...


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The average person will chomp down on 7,000 animals during their lives, according to the Vegetarian Calculator The US life expectancy is 79 year. The calculator says 15,958 animals for 79 years. It breaks down to 11 cows, 27 pigs, 2,400 chickens, 80 turkeys, 30 sheep and 4,500 fish, according to the group. There are rather thorough ...


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If we accept Ed Hooper's book "The River" (see Answer 1) as the statement of the OPV-AIDS hypothesis then the hypothesis included the possibility that the virus was introduced into the vaccine in Africa. Hooper has, after "The River", presented interviews, records of practices and journal articles that provide evidence that the vaccine was amplified in the ...


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It depends on what aspect of the question you are focusing on. Did the USA create ISIS? Largely, yes, they did. Did the USA create ISIS for the purpose of creating chaos? No, not at all. They created ISIS out of sheer incompetence and lack of foresight. By removing Saddam, the USA created a power vacuum and eliminated a regional power that was working ...


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No. they don't. First, they hymen is more like a donut shape than a trampoline. The vaginal canal is still accessible while it's intact. This allows menses to occur in virginal women. Some women have very fragile hymens that can be lost during childhood play. Such girls should not be bleeding during first sex. Some women can grow back their hymen and ...


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It's a matter of understanding how a mean is computed. You can read whole books from Nassim Nicholas Taleb (among others) like "fooled by randomness" or "black swan" to understand why those mean calculations are counter-intuitive for our mind. But we can also start with wikipedia on "life expectancy", especially "Variation over time" paragraph: Life ...


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This addresses the third question, which was about the recall of any drugs that had been misrepresented by company-sponsored research. Paroxetine has not been recalled, but calls for the retraction from the scientific record of its maker's clinical trials with adolescent subjects have yet to cease. The FDA warns of serious side effects including suicide that ...


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There are two parts to this book's statement: 1) That nights with a full moon are colder [than those without] 2) That cold temperature increases hydrogen peroxide formation in dew. For the first part, this stack exchange page addresses the issue of the moon's affect on the weather (summary: negligible): ...


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Face reading is considered Pseudoscience and has no accepted modern studies. It has gone in and out of favor over the course of history, with its emergence in Greek society and a resurgence in the 15th and 16th century society in Europe, and is still investigated by few psychologists today. This study http://personal.lse.ac.uk/Kanazawa/pdfs/I2011.pdf by ...


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Your friend mentioned only what you eat. In theory, a given mass of food could be converted into body tissue which contains a larger ratio of water to solids, causing, with the addition of sufficient water, a gain in body mass greater than the mass of the food. But if this actually happens with any kind of food, it would likely be dry foods, not something ...


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The answer is yes, it can happen after death, but only SHORTLY after death. This is due to the contracting and expanding of the related muscles, which do not necessarily "shut down" immediately after death. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence Two or three hours after death, rigor mortis sets in. This is a chemical stiffening of the muscles that ...


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The big problem is with this sort of discussion is that the claims of curative powers are, at best, a stretch! I used to be active with the marketing company for this product. I left due to reasons unrelated to this specific product. The reall issue that most people cannot seem to get about a herbal supplement product like intra and others, is that it does ...


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It's been a while since I've taken a Swiss train, but ever since then I've been interested in the Swiss Railway Clocks, which both look cool and have an unusual motion. Wikipedia explains that "trains in Switzerland always leave the station on the full minute", which has been synchronized throughout the country since the 1940s. ...