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What can Women do better than men? [on hold]

I had a discussion about which gender is better in wich topic. Obviously there are cases, where the best men are overwhelmingly better than the best women, which can easily be seen in most sports. ...
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Is this Halloween campaign from Pepsi and Coca Cola real?

For 2013's Halloween, there's an ad on the internet about a Pepsi can with a Coke costume, stating it's “scary”, to which Coca Cola responds with “Everybody wants to be a hero”. So far, so good, ...
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Can an elevator fall down if somebody jumps inside of it? [on hold]

While in an elevator full of people (but not overloaded), I was thinking about what will happen if someone (heavyweight) jumps inside the elevator? Will it cause the elevator to fall down?
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Was inbreeding responsible for haemophilia in royalty?

Was inbreeding responsible for haemophilia in royal families in Europe? Example claims: Rationalwiki: "One general result of this inbreeding in the European royal families was the ...
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Is Koch Industries Particularly Prone to Industrial Accidents? [on hold]

I recently came across an article in Rolling Stone that strongly implied that Koch Industries polluted and injured or killed people at a higher rate than may be expected. "Under the nearly ...
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How many pedestrians die a year in NYC from being hit by a car?

In researching my other question, I found a hard time getting all the sources of numbers of deaths to agree with each other. Some of the numbers I found are as follows: 168 pedestrians and 10 ...
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Would lowering the speed limit in NYC by 5mph lower the number of pedestrian deaths by a factor of 2?

According to the Mayor of New York City, De Blasio: (my emphasis) Excessive speed contributes to 25 percent of roadway fatalities on New York City Streets and is the leading cause of motor vehicle ...
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Are chicken wing tips especially toxic?

There have been some health concerns raised (mainly through word if mouth) with regards to the toxicity of chicken wing tips. By chicken wing tips I refer to the thinnest third of a typical chicken ...
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Does Bee Pollen reduce inflammation?

There are plenty of sites and people declaring the benefits of Bee Pollen. A few examples from this site specifically site that the benefits are caused because the pollen will reduce inflammation. ...
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Is using shower cream after a workout dangerous? [on hold]

My trainer told me that using shower cream while taking a shower after workout practice can be dangerous because it closes the epidermal pores. Is this true?
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Would Mefloquine be approved under today's regulations?

The anti-malarial drug Mefloquine (aka Lariam, Mephaquin or Mefliam) is known to frequently induce strong neurologic side effects. I have heard a number of times that this drug would fail to get ...
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Is concern for equality linked to logic, not emotion?

From Concern for equality linked to logic, not emotion by Lisa Wade, PhD, May 6, 2014, at 09:00 am A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not ...
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Are there scientific medical treatments that deliberately exploit the placebo effect? [on hold]

Scientific medicine commonly compares the effectiveness of a treatment with a placebo and no treatment at all in clinical trials. Is there a field of research on how to deliberately use the placebo ...
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Are the top ten flashlight apps maliciously stealing data and sending it to China, India, and Russia?

There's an interesting report from a company called SnoopWall that is detailed in this YouTube video from a Special Report with Bret Baier with Fox News. In the report "Cybersecurity Expert" Gary ...
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Is there a cure for Ebola?

Wikipedia's page on "Ebola Virus Disease" states: No specific treatment for the virus is available. Wikipedia's page on "Ebola Virus" also states: There is no cure for Ebola, but if people ...
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Can ANESA be used to diagnose pathologies?

I stumbled upon the Automatic Non-invasive Express Screening Analyzer (ANESA) device. In the description it reads ANESA Automatic Non-invasive Express Screening Analyzer determines the state of ...
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Is a Boeing Honeywell ‘Uninterruptible’ Autopilot System pre-installed on any in-service airliners?

Some sites make the claim that Boeing has installed an uninteruptible ground-controlled autopilot in aircraft such as the 777 with registration 9M-MRO used for missing flight MH370. Notable claims ...
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Was someone bounded to a table and had his blood sucked through straws?

Some kid (a teenager?) was kidnapped, they dragged him down into a cellar, they bound him put quills in his veins and sucked his blood until he died. The murderers threw his body into a hedge. ...
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Is “Dabiq” an ISIS-produced magazine?

The magazine Dabiq is generally thought to be a propaganda magazine produced by the proponents on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL or IS). The Islamic State (ISIS) regularly ...
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Is the sum of enregy of an isolated system is always constant? [closed]

An external system (not drawn) give energy for rotate disks around themselves and around green axis. All disks have energy at start, at t=0 friction is ON and at t=0 external system is OFF (it don't ...
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Does Lego increase a child's IQ?

The Sun reports: PLAYING with Lego can make people BRAINIER, bosses claimed yesterday. A study found that those who are experts with the toy building bricks are more agile with their hands and ...
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Did the US Government invent ebola to test bioweapons in Africa?

It has been going around that the US government was responsible for creating Ebola in order to test their Bioweapons as stated by CBS news: The largest newspaper in Liberia published a conspiracy ...
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Are these photos strong evidence of mermaids?

This website claims the images of mermaid washed in the sea shore.. Do Mermaid exists? http://www.plug.ng/photos-dead-mermaid-washed-shore-leaks-internet/ Relevant information found in discovery and ...
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Is this video of a man pouring boiling water on himself real?

He calls it the "Boiling Water Challenge". Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev-E6F1g3NE If it is real, what condition is this man in now? I would guess that he'd be lucky to be alive.
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Are Jim Rogers, George Soros, Warren Buffet converting their stocks into cash holdings?

According to the article “Buffett's $55 Billion Gamble is a Bet on U.S. Collapse, Warns CIA Economist”, a number of billionaires have taken a cash position on their holdings at the expense of stocks. ...
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Is Firefox Password Manager less secure than LastPass? [closed]

After installing the LastPass password manager, I am presented with a login dialog including the option to "Disable Insecure Firefox Password Manager". (This option appears as long as the Firefox ...
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Are movies with aircraft incidents not shown on planes?

CinemaSins often points out as a sin movies that 'instantly make themselves unavailable for in-flight viewing due to plane-crash sequence' (e.g. Fight Club). Is this true; are there guidelines that ...
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Are men raped at a higher rate than women, after considering prison rape?

I've seen a number of articles claiming that contrary to what one might expect, American men are raped more often than women when one takes in to account prison rape. Is this accurate? Examples of ...
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Is it against the law to mispronounce Arkansas?

There are many sources that claim that it is illegal to pronounce Arkansas incorrectly and you can be fined for doing so. My favorite law is one designed to get Northerners into trouble. That's ...
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Does Helminthic Therapy help in the treatment of Crohn's Disease?

I heard on the radio the other day about helminthic therapy for Crohn's Disease. Helminthic therapy, a type of immunotherapy, is the treatment of autoimmune diseases and immune disorders by means ...
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How true are the “True” stories in Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? [closed]

I remember watching a TV series a few years ago called "X-Factor: Das Unfassbare" (I think it's called "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" in english). It was basically about ghost stories and/or Urban ...
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Did Obama say the USA is “no longer a Christian Nation”?

In 2007, did Barrack Obama declare that the USA "was no longer a Christian Nation"? This was in an email asking Christians to band together against Obama.
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Do airbags reduce the risk of death or serious injury, assuming seatbelt is properly worn?

None of the statistics I've seen on airbags' impact on safety/crash survival make any mention of seat belt usage. I think it's obvious that airbags make a big difference overall, but given the likely ...
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Does drinking black tea increase prostate cancer risk?

A Scottish study in 2012 claimed that heavy black tea drinkers are at higher risk for prostate cancer. A new study from Scotland has found that men who are heavy tea drinkers may be at higher ...
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Can dogs detect human cancer?

I heard several times that dogs could detect cancer before it was detected by humans. Is it true? If so, how can it be explained and which types of cancers are concerned? Can they sniff it directly ...
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Do babies dream in the womb? [on hold]

There are various sources that say that fetuses have rapid eye movement in the womb and they might be dreaming during REM sleep. Scientists who follow the fetus's daily life find that it spends ...
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Can SSRI make things worse in the long term or cause delayed depression?

I found these two articles that mention that taking SSRI for depression can actually make the depression worse. Is it true? Can Tardive Dysphoria (delayed depression) be caused by SSRI? ...
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Do 15-25% of all computer users worldwide (both vocational and recreational) have some computer-related injury (CRI)?

This news article from the The Economic Times claims that: 15-25% of all computer users worldwide (both vocational and recreational) are estimated to have computer-related injuries (CRI). The ...
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Is Idaho forcing pastors to conduct same-sex weddings or face penalties?

According to this article from "ADF" and this in the Washington Post, the city of Coeur d'Alene is requiring the Knapps, an ordained couple, to conduct same sex weddings or face penalties for ...
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Does eating Vitamin C and drinking green tea helps to counteract the effects of secondhand smoke?

This article The Surgeons General's Report on Secondhand Smoke: "The health effects of secondhand smoke exposure are more pervasive than we previously thought," Carmona said in his report. "The ...
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Does having more stool test help to improve chances in catching polyps bleeding?

This article Fecal Occult Blood mention You will need to test your feces from three separate bowel movements. These bowel movements should be three in a row, closely spaced in time to minimize the ...
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Is only 1-2% of the population in Myers-Briggs' INTJ category?

INTJs are one of the rarest of the sixteen psychological types and account for approximately 1-2% of the population Wikipedia claims that the INTJ personality type (as defined by the Myers-Briggs ...
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Does stress-related tension account for 80%-90% of disease?

This page on Eaton Chiropractic claims that: Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for ...
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Does trimming your hair regularly make it grow faster?

I heard this recently from a friend who claims every hair stylist they've ever spoken to tells them this. After some searching I've found several articles claiming it and several more claiming it's ...
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Are there health benefits from using a massage chair on a regular basis?

http://www.humantouch.com/massage-chair-benefits.html make a series of clean regarding the health benefits from regularly using a massage chair: Regular massage offers several measurable health ...
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Do “accountability partners” increase the chance of achieving personal commitments?

An accountability partner is: a person who coaches another person in terms of helping the other person keep a commitment. Daily Seven is an example of a site that offers an accountability ...
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Did lions in Ethiopia save a 12 year old girl from rape?

The story goes, with a youtube video: A 12-year-old girl was kidnapped in Ethiopia, beaten, and almost forced into an awful and disgusting marriage, but luckily, that marriage didn't happen ...
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Do Chromium or Manganese supplements have any benefits?

Louie Helm of Rockstar Research Magazine blog argues that that the human body doesn't need Chromium nor Manganese and, therefore, there is no need to have them in multivitamin supplements. This ...
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Does fastening airplane seatbelts reduce the risk of death and injury?

The FAA states To keep you and your family as safe as possible during flight, FAA regulations require passengers to be seated with their seat belts fastened: When the airplane leaves ...
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Does drinking juice help to remove toxins?

This article Colon Cleansing – 3 Recipes Creating a Buzz includes 4 (sic) recipes that "cleanse the colon" to "get rid of any sort of harmful toxins". Apple Juice High Fiber Colon Cleansing ...

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