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Is this article accurate about black slavery? [on hold]

http://therightstuff.biz/2015/08/23/slavery-of-blacks-was-pretty-tame/ This tries to make the case that black slaves were treated well and had better family values, and we're healthier....is this ...
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what is the prognosis for effects of being struck by lightening and how do I prevent being struck again when living next to a large body of water? [on hold]

I live in Australia in a 2 story house overlooking a big river about 3 kms from its outlet to the sea. My bed is close to the window upstairs looking over the river and its a small bedroom. Last night ...
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Does availability of birth control to adolescents lead to premarital sexual activity?

I've heard the allegation many times, that putting a child on birth control, or allowing them access to birth control without parental knowledge, will lead to the teenager having premarital sex. Here ...
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Are stomach noises normal for healthy stomachs and diets?

According to some sites, stomach noises are normal when healthy. Fox News: Although these noisy gurgling sounds can be uncomfortable or even embarrassing, they are generally a sign that your ...
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Is the spelling of the Berenstain Bears evidence of the Mandela Effect? [on hold]

So here's the premise as I understand it, taken from Reddit, this blog, this video and other sources: many people seem to have clear memories of the series being titled "The Berenstein Bears" with an ...
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Do many Japanese people believe that USSR dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

I have heard this claim a few times from some random people, and recently came across it in pravda.ru as well: from "Japan will never forgive USA" There is such a statistics: 25 per cent of young ...
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Does one Volcanic eruption release more CFC's into the atmosphere than all man made CFC's combined since their invention?

There appears to be a large number of people who are under the impression that Volcanos release ozone-depleting CFC's into the atmosphere. What's more is that they believe a single eruption expels ...
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Is it plausible that one of the explosions at TianJin was of nuclear origin? [on hold]

Geopolitics.co claims that one of the explosions at TianJin was of nuclear origin. So there you have it, the ‘smoking gun’ evidence of a nuke is to be found among the smoking wreckage of those ...
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Is Russia currently deploying troops to Syria?

A recent (31 August, 2015) article from Zero Hedge claims that Russia is currently deploying troops to Syria. as Ynet reports, not only has Putin not turned his back on Assad, or Syria, but the ...
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Is measuring the size of a nuclear cloud with your thumb a good survival indicator?

Due to the upcoming release of Fallout 4, I've stumbled upon several claims about the stance of the iconic Vault Boy : Basically, those stated that the Vault Boy was doing the following : If ...
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Is it possible to get used to nuclear radiation? [on hold]

Is it true that a person or an animal can endure high nuclear radiaton for a longer period of time if the person or animal was surrounded by low nuclear radiation before?
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Are child slaves used to produce chocolate?

Many websites report that the pickers of cacao beans for chocolate are often illegal slave children, stolen from their homes, beaten every day, and not paid. While Fairtrade labels indicate the ...
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163 views

Do roosters let hens eat first?

I recently saw this Reddit comment claiming that roosters are seen as gallant because they let their hens eat first: In France, the Rooster is seen as a symbol of gallantry. This is because, ...
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196 views

Did humans kill 50% of the world trees in the last 100 years?

In "Dear Future Generations, Sorry.", Prince Era, American rapper and activist, expresses an emotional message to the upcoming generation in a 6 minutes video. In his video, he apologizes to the ...
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141 views

Does painting a room pink make it calming? [on hold]

It is sometimes suggested that pink is a soothing color. For example, About.com says: Pink is thought to have a calming effect. One shade known as "drunk-tank pink" is sometimes used in ...
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258 views

Were 53 terrorist attacks thwarted in New York City since September 11, 2001 and June 2015?

The movie Survivor claims in the credit scene that SINCE 9/11, AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS STOPPED 53 TERRORIST ATTACKS IN NEW YORK CITY ALONE Is this true?
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Can earthquakes and volcanoes be due or overdue?

Can earthquakes and volcanic eruptions be "due" or "overdue"? As in "They typically happen every X years, we haven't had one for Y years, so we're more likely to have one now"? I heard Kevin McCloud ...
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338 views

Are there people who do not sleep at all?

There have been reports about people who didn't sleep at all for many years, see e.g. this newspaper article. The case of Paul Kern is the subject of this Wikipedia article, and this newspaper ...
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Did Nelson Mandela order the Church Street bombing? [duplicate]

"In his book Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela wrote that as a leading member of the ANC’s executive committee, he had ‘personally signed off’ in approving these acts of terrorism. This is the ...
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Was Trisha Paytas legally employed as a computer programmer? [closed]

Youtube personality Trisha Paytas has stated during her appearance on America's Got Talent and an interview that she is (perhaps was, now) a computer programmer, as well as having her name subtitled ...
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209 views

Can ionizing radiation be seen in videos taken on a mobile phone?

This article1, among other things, claims that mobile phones can be used to detect radiation: ... the presence of scintillating pixels – white dots that flashed on and off briefly in the mobile ...
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Did Turkey and Greece attempt to gain control of NATO nuclear weapons to use on each other during the Cyprus crisis of 1963-1964?

The following quote from an article on arstechnica.com, talking about PAL codes required for arming US nuclear missles, states that Turkey and Greece were attempting to gain control of nuclear weapons ...
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Did only 9700 women reply to messages on AshleyMadison.com? [duplicate]

From Gizmodo.com: Yet another field, reply_mail_last_time, showed a similar disparity. This field contained the time when a member had last replied to a message from another person on Ashley ...
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407 views

Is Snopes.Com funded by George Soros?

Snopes is sort of notorious for being a relatively "bias-free" fact-checking site. However, I notice that in certain conservative circles it is written off as funded by liberals, most notably the ...
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163 views

Can reducing DHT by dietary means reduce or reverse hair loss?

So, I came across this video that advertises a hair-loss prevention and reversing technique. The video is very much over the top, saying that the technique reverses hair loss in every patient, ...
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Do trackers hold their ears to the ground?

There is a trope (in movies and cartoons and elsewhere) of Native American (or other) trackers are sometimes depicted as listening to the ground to presumably hear far away horses or other animals ...
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Was Jean-Hugues Anglade mildly wounded in the Thalys shooting?

Several news sources reported and are still reporting French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade was mildly wounded in the 2015 Thalys train attack. He is quoted as claiming that the wound was a cut on his hand ...
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Is very young lamb poisonous?

I spotted an article on BBC news (repeated on several other news aggregators) about a farmer who had had his lambs stolen. There was a very specific warning given: PSNI Chief Inspector Graham ...
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Does 32 g of Gatorade powder contain 33 g of carbohydrates?

A screenshot of the nutrition facts of a can of Gatorade powder was posted on my Facebook feed: The label reads "Per 32 g (about 3 tbsp)", but if you read through the ingredients, the amount ...
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561 views

Did the Mexican Government publish a manual for how to illegally enter the US?

On donaldjtrump.com, Trump writes For many years, Mexico’s leaders have been taking advantage of the United States by using illegal immigration to export the crime and poverty in their own country ...
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Does/Did the USA support terrorist organization like IS/ISIS or Al-Qaeda with weapons or money? [closed]

In this Free21 radio interview, the Swiss historian and controversial author, Dr. Daniele Ganser claims that USA supports terrorist organizations with money, food and weapons. He claims that the USA ...
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Is activist Shaun King's biological father African-American?

This one is kind of messy. There is a pretty popular activist named Shaun King who is prominent in the Black Lives Matter movement, among other things. He has claimed and continues to claim that he ...
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817 views

Are 95% of Ashley Madison dating site's accounts male?

The hackers who procured and recently published Ashley Madison's internal databases, the so-called "Impact Team," have claimed that the accounts in the databases were predominantly, in fact "90-95%" ...
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Pedometers / fitness trackers and setting stride length from your height - how accurate? [closed]

Looking at a couple of pedometer instruction leaflets, from different manufacturers, and spotted that they both suggest you can approximate your stride length from your height via the following ...
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Is one guilty until proven innocent in the Mexican legal system?

While reading this Travel SE question, an answer cited this website about Mexican gun laws which states the following (emphasis mine): Remember, once you cross the border with a firearm or ...
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147 views

Does Windows 10 send your voice samples to Microsoft? [closed]

There is this shaddy webserver on Czech internet that has written an often-shared article about Windows 10 user tracking. There is a lot of text, I would like to know if the following information hold ...
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163 views

Did Hypatia write “Fable should be taught as fable”?

The following quote, attribute to Hypatia, is found in many sites: eg Fable should be taught as fable, myth as myth, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truth is ...
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Did Native American trackers lose their tracking abilities when their hair was shaved?

Disclove.tv writes in "THE TRUTH ABOUT LONG HAIR" When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required ...
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Does Lebanon ban the diary of Anne Frank?

According to factslides, a reddit post, Wikipedia, and the Wall Street Journal, the Diary of Anne Frank is banned in Lebanon. According to a reddit comment this is "rubbish". Other news reports a ...
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Does butter increase nutrient uptake of other foods, especially compared to using margarine?

This viral message listing supposed health benefits of butter over margarine (also the basis of previous questions about health impacts of trans fats and whether margarine is similar to plastic) makes ...
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429 views

Was wife of Emperor Bayezid forced to serve naked at a party?

I got this from a Quora answer: 1)When Taimur won war with Ottoman emperor Bayezid, he had emperor put in a cage like animal. He also made empress of Bayezid serve wine naked in his court. ...
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215 views

Did a police officer hand back a weapon after disarming a criminal because of bad habits learned in training?

Kyle Eggimann writes on his blog LuckyGunnar in an article titled "Muscle Memory: Combat-Proven Self-Defense Training Tips": One very important thing to remember is that while muscle memory can ...
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299 views

Can straining to defecate be lethal?

Elvis Presley and Don Simpson famously died going to the loo. However, both were heavy drug users, which was in both cases determined to have been the cause of death. However, this hasn't stopped ...
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620 views

Did Donald Trump ever say illegal immigrants should have a path to citizenship?

Recently, Donald Trump has called for mass deportation of illegal immigrants and limitation of birthright citizenship. However, many anti-Trump pundits have quoted a previous statement much friendlier ...
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Is the Pintubi-1 skull representative of a modern Aboriginal?

The following image shows two skulls - the one on the left is known as Pintubi-1. The one on the right is a modern Caucasian. It is claimed by many people and sites to be representative of the modern ...
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194 views

Did Brodie Smith throw a Frisbee to somebody on a zipline?

Brodie Smith is a flying-disc trick-shot performer. He claims to have successfully thrown a Frisbee disc to be caught by someone zooming by on a zip-line. A Vine video (advertised by Smith's Twitter ...
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59 views

Does dietary fiber cause constipation? [closed]

I know the current recommendation is that we should eat lots of dietary fiber to avoid constipation and to get regular bowel movements. But I find contradicting sources regarding this: For example ...
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462 views

Was Russian Su-24 fighter able to disable electronics aboard USS Donald Cook and thus lead to personnel aboard the ship to resign?

According to some news sources, an incident occurred on April 11th, 2014, between a Russian SU-24 fighter jet (some articles refer to it as a "tactical bomber") and USS Donald Cook (a guided missile ...
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175 views

Did nude pictures kick off the industry for photographs?

The Internet History Podcast claims: When photography was developed in the 18th century, photographic commerce was mostly about selling people portraits of themselves or their loved ones—at least, ...
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Are motorists in Washington entering city limits with criminal intentions required to phone to chief of police?

Several sites claim that there is a strange law in Washington state. For example: Dumblaws.com claims: A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to ...

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