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Is it possible to smoke a McDonald's french fry like a cigarette? [on hold]

This Facebook video purports to show Trevor Ferrell light the end of a french fry, bite off the other end, and inhale smoke through the fry like a cigarette. He goes on to suggest that this is ...
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Is viewing extremist material a terrorism offence?

In regard to the quote from the Metropolitan Police warning, is it an offence specifically under the terrorism legislation to watch a video? A Met police spokesperson "We would like to ...
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Did the pitchforks ever come for the plutocrats? [on hold]

Nick Hanauer recently wrote an article where he claims that income inequality is rising to extreme levels, and soon the lower classes will rise up and overthrow the financial elite in bloody ...
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Do world's multilingual individuals outnumber monolingual ones?

In the Wikipedia article on multilingualism (the use of more than one language by an individual or community), I read that: Multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers in the world's ...
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Is Tonsilotren homeopathic medicine effective for the treatment of pharyngitis?

I wanted to check with a doctor whether I had tonsil stones or not, and for this an otolaryngologist was recommended to me as one of the best in my city. She said I don’t have any problems with tonsil ...
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Is there as many media staff as protestors in Ferguson? [on hold]

In Media making up the mob: Journalists amid protesters in Ferguson, Mo. in the Washington Post, it's claimed there's as many media staff as protestors in Ferguson: Early Wednesday, Lowery ...
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Did Giant Humans exist? [duplicate]

I am well aware that there is a question and answer on this site that debunks the existence of giant humans, but I am still fascinated by them when I read this report. Usually I am skeptical of these ...
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Are sharks a threat to undersea cables?

Slate published an article recently, titled The Global Internet Is Being Attacked by Sharks, Google Confirms. Despite being catchy and all, most of the references seem to be other news outlets or ...
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Is Philip Nitschke the first doctor in the world to administer a legal, voluntary, lethal injection, in 1996?

This Reuters article reports: Dr Philip Nitschke, who says he was the first doctor in the world to administer a legal, voluntary, lethal injection, said it is time for Britain and others to ...
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Does Shh.. sound help kids to urinate? [duplicate]

It may be an old wives tale (http://www.city-data.com/forum/health-wellness/626346-why-does-sound-feel-water-make.html). Is there any truth to it? Need definitive sources.
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Did Israeli doctors treat the granddaughter of a Hamas politician?

I wandered into this report: Israeli doctors are treating the infant granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh There are quite a few references to this on various news sites, but it ...
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Do celebrities/famous people get preferential treatment when convicted of crimes? [on hold]

It always seems odd that many famous people/celebrities seem to get off of crimes with barely a scratch or dent, yet ordinary people who get into trouble end up paying for it far longer than others. ...
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Is “Foot Fetish” caused by cross-wiring in the brain?

Definition: Foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia is a pronounced sexual interest in feet. For a foot fetishist, points of attraction include the shape and size of the foot and ...
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Can morning sex strengthen your immune system for the day?

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-relationships/morning-sex Morning sex can strengthen your immune system for the day by enhancing your levels of IgA, an antibody that protects against ...
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Did Hamas use a hospital as a command and control centre? [on hold]

The IDF blog includes an article stating that: Hamas transformed Wafa Hospital, a civilian building in the Shuja’iya neighborhood of Gaza City, into a command center, rocket-launching site, ...
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Does unflavoured carbonated water cause damage to teeth?

I have been told that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) dissolved in carbonated water produces carbonic acid, that can attack your tooth enamel. The Daily Mail claims: believe it or not sparkling water is ...
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Did the IDF inflate the numbers of rocket casualties?

According to a 2012 blog article at Mondoweiss, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were exaggerating the numbers of deaths from Hamas rockets: (abbreviated) Number of rocket/mortar fatalities by ...
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Are smartphones, keyboards, and tablets more contaminated with germs than a public toilet seat?

http://blogs.which.co.uk/technology/news/how-clean-is-your-mobile-a-which-hygiene-investigation/?intcmp=HP.hero.large.1.wcutechdaily.tablethygiene.sept17 We use them every day while eating lunch ...
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Did Bin Laden warned his people from ISIS? [on hold]

This article, originally posted on the daily mail, basically says that bin laden warned his people from ISIS, saying that they are brutal, you can read the article for more info. Is there any truth to ...
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Was an unidentified spaceship recorded by the International Space Station, August 4, 2014?

This video, kinda went viral, the description says Date of sighting: August 4, 2014 Location of sighting: International Space Station (ISS) Hey everyone, I was watching the live cam and ...
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Is this an authentic photo of a parasite infection on a man's shoulder?

I've been forced to see an image countless times on my Facebook news feed.The picture shows this massive circle on a mans should that's bulging out and the circle has several honey comb like chambers ...
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Are regular tea bags effective in treating pink eye?

http://myculturedpalate.com/blog/2013/03/11/tea-bags-a-natural-remedy-for-pink-eye/ or http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/pinkeye.htm Chamomile is also used in folk ...
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Does Calendula Gel promote healing of minor burns?

From the Amazon product description of Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Calendula Gel for Burns, Scrapes and Skin Irritations, 2.6-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 3): Use Calendula Gel to promote healing of minor ...
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Did Norman Borlaug save a billion lives?

From Wikipedia article on Norman Borlaug: These collective increases in yield have been labeled the Green Revolution, and Borlaug is often credited with saving over a billion people worldwide ...
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Did Horace say this quote about money?

On various web/quote pages for example here and here, Horace is alleged to have said, Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, by any means make money. Did he write this? Did he ...
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Did the US create and fund al-Qaeda? [on hold]

There are many claims that the US created and funded the terrorist group known as "Al-Qaeda". [1] [2] [3] and so on... But how legitimate are those claims? Did the US really create al-Qaeda?
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Should I cut off black banana ending before eating?

I was always told that I should cut off the black ending of a banana before eating. Why I need to do that? What is so dangerous in the black ending of a banana? Source of the image
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Did smiling, female Israeli soldiers pose with “We kill Children” placards during Gaza War?

This image is widely shared on social media. Did they really do that? The photo seems real because there is what appears to be Hebrew letters in the background and the uniforms look right.
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Did a baboon work for a South African railroad?

This image is circulating on Facebook (at least among my South African friends). It strikes me as somewhere between an extraordinary claim and a completely vague claim. To what extent, if any, is this ...
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Did “brushwoodsmen” exist? [migrated]

While talking to someone about surnames and ties to various jobs in the past ("Coopers" worked on barrels, "Smiths" made things, etc.) I asked about "Brushwood". He said that name tied to ...
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Did Hillary Clinton admit the Islamic State of Iraq Movement is US made? [closed]

http://www.bubblews.com/news/5487911-hillary-admits-the-islamic-state-of-iraq-movement-and-syria-isis-is-a-us-made Jakarta-Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made ​​a statement that ...
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Can a computer take a photo without a webcam? [closed]

The father of a deceased member of SEAL Team 6 reported that his computer took a photo of his wife without a webcam, blaming it on US security agencies: In July of 2013, my wife was on the ...
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Did Benjamin Franklin perform an experiment by flying a kite in a lightning storm?

Is there any credible evidence that Benjamin Franklin actually did his famous kite experiment?
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Does stretching help children grow taller?

This article claims: Stretching is a great way to increase height. Get your child to start with simple stretches like the wall stretch. Make him stand against a wall with the back towards it. ...
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Do societies that are less abstemious have more sensible drinking patterns?

Questions about whether alcohol consumption is good for you or not have been asked here before (see Is alcohol beneficial in small amounts? and Recommended alcohol drinking quantity: are they just ...
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Did Moshe Feiglin call for concentration camps?

The Daily Mail claims that Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, called for concentration camps in Gaza. Israeli official calls for concentration camps in Gaza and 'the conquest of the ...
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Has ISIS forced 1500 Yezidis and Christians into sexual slavery? [on hold]

In this United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) press release it is claimed that 1500 Yazidi and Christian persons may have been forced into sexual slavery by ISIS. The source for these ...
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Did a computer algorithm predict the 2014 Ebola outbreak 9 days before WHO?

This article claims that a computer algorithm predicted the recent (2014) Ebola outbreak 9 days before the World Health Organization announcement. Is this true? As you can read in the article the ...
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Did Robin Williams die from suicide? [closed]

On 8/12/2014 7:26 AM, TMZ reported: Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself inside his home sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ. I'm not really sure whether we should trust ...
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Does Hunter Biden work for a Ukrainian oil company?

Around May 2014, Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil company announced that it had added Hunter Biden (US Vice-President Joe Biden's son) to its board of directors. This caused a small controversy in ...
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Did US troops drop aid without parachutes?

http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2014/08/12/much-of-the-us-aid-to-yazidis-useless-because-it-was-dropped-from-15000ft-without-parachutes-and-exploded-on-impact/ The site claimed that water and food are ...
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Does orthokeratology cure myopia?

This 2013 study found: Soft multifocal contact lens wear resulted in a 50% reduction in the progression of myopia and a 29% reduction in axial elongation during the 2-year treatment period ...
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Is spitting good or bad for your health? [closed]

Is spitting good or bad for a person's health? Its definitely bad for others around you/ A general search on my part has shown both good & bad effects but that's mostly not cited information ...
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Does eating alkaline food fix acid-base-balance problems caused by acid food? [closed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_diet#Evidence_base Claim: Eating a lot of acid food lead to acid-base-balance problems and this can be fixed by eating more alkaline food ...
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Are Easterbrook's oxygen-isotope paleo-temperature reconstructions credible?

In this video of a presentation given at a climate-skeptic Heartland Institute conference, Don Easterbrook presents his view of recent climate history. He compares his own projections of future ...
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Does Charles Shaw wine contain animal blood & feces?

A post by Chris Knox on Quora was quoted on Gothamist, talking about Charles Shaw wine (aka "Two Buck Chuck"), says: "And it not only grabs ripe grapes, but unripe and down right rotten ones as ...
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Is CPH4 from Lucy real?

In the science-fiction film Lucy, the titular character takes a drug called CPH4 that increases her brain capacity. The writer and director of the film, Luc Besson, claims in several interviews that ...
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Did Russian hackers obtain billions of passwords?

Many news outlets seem to be reporting this story (NY Times article) about Russian hackers allegedly acquiring billions of usernames and passwords. A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest ...
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Did ISIS bury women and children alive? [on hold]

On the Huffington Post, it is claimed "We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs ...
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Has the cure to cancer been hidden by pharmaceutical companies?

I've heard a theory that given the widespread incidence of cancer, a cancer cure probably already exists but has been hidden by major pharmaceutical companies to maximise revenue from expensive cancer ...

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