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Effects of eating less on muscle growth [on hold]

Does eating less overall (but high protein), in conjunction with weight lifting (4 days a week), have the effect of inducing fat loss while growing muscle?
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Is duct tape an effective treatment for warts?

HealthTipsSource writes in Natural Ways to Put an End to Moles, Warts, Blackheads, Skin Tags and Age Spots: This is a scientifically proven method of warts removal. In one study, 61 patients with ...
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SRS Airbags and sunglasses? [on hold]

What are the guidelines when wearing glasses or sunglasses and the use of an airbag in case of an accident? Won't wearing glasses pose a great risk of injury to the wearer? How can you mitigate it?
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Can a person end up with a masculine jaw line from chewing gum?

There are some claims on the internet that chewing gum frequently for a long time (seemingly at least months) can result in a masculine-looking jaw line. So for example according to a story told here ...
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Does the tradition of Sabbath originate from the Babylonian rest day Sapattu?

It is often claimed that the tradition of Sabbath has its origin in ancient Babylon. The Babylonian restdays are named 'Sapattu' and there are several other similarities (including the linkage to the ...
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Was Julius Caesar good at multitasking?

A popular belief (at least in Russia) holds that Julius Caesar was good at multitasking; he was able to read, write and give orders simultaneously. ...
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Have Republicans claimed dawn predictions are “unproven climate change science”? [on hold]

According to this article, America's political establishment is so bitterly divided that we can't get bipartisan agreement on whether the sun will come up. (Republicans call predictions of dawn ...
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Do lactic acid and licorice improve skin tone and appearance?

This product sold by Sephora claims that its unneutralized lactic acid ingredient "increases epidermal firmness and thickness, and renews skin". It also claims that its licorice ingredient "brightens ...
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Does more light increase human productivity [on hold]

What is the effect of light on human productivity? I've heard that people work more productively in under environment with more light. Is that scientifically correct? Is there any scientific ...
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Did Chipotle give away free burritos on Feb 8, 2016?

From Chipotle's web-site, I can see they were giving away free burritos. This was apparently due to them being closed for staff meetings on February 8th. There it says: Msg&data rates may apply. ...
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Does the cardboard box cost more than the corn in cornflakes?

In today's edition of CNN Student News (transcript), devoted to the topic "breakfast cereal", the following claim was made: Let`s start with the cereal itself. At its core, cereal is actually the ...
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Is the Occupy Wall Street famous 1% stable? [migrated]

Occupy Wall Street has a famous slogan "we are the 99%", refering to the "fact" that 1% of the people in the US take nearly the quarter of the national income. However, this does not seem to consider ...
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Does copper react differently with different people? [on hold]

One of my friends and I have developed a habit of drinking water from only copper vessels as I have read several benefits of drinking from that. But I observed one strange phenomenon during past few ...
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Have the Clintons received $153 million in speaker fees?

The Hill reported in an article entitled, "Clinton promises to release Wall Street transcripts if opponents do the same". Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have racked up ...
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In fields dominated by white males, do white women impede full equality? [on hold]

In reading a recent article in Business Insider on changes at GitHub, I noticed a rather surprising bullet point by Nicole Sanchez regarding "Diversity and Inclusion in Tech", which was Some of ...
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Landing on the moon [duplicate]

Did Apollo 11 carry Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and land on the moon for real? Are there any evidences regarding this? Cause I read somewhere that there are no stars visible in the picture of Neil ...
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Can a cheap knife perform as well as an expensive knife in a sharpness test? [on hold]

I'd immediately dismiss it, but many people in the /r/gif subreddit, on imgur and others seem to agree. Let's just say that for this example, if one steel is better than the other, paying more gets ...
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Does the average American eat 7,000 animals during their lives?

USA Today reports that: The average person will chomp down on 7,000 animals during their lives, according to the Vegetarian Calculator. It breaks down to 11 cows, 27 pigs, 2,400 chickens, 80 ...
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153 views

Is ISIS committing genocide against the Yazidis?

From Fact Checks of the Eighth Republican Debate, on the New York Times website: Senator Marco Rubio said President Obama had played down the threat of the Islamic State, which practices ...
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Has Emma Watson stated or been credibly reported to have ADHD? [on hold]

There are several sites that claim Harry Potter actress Emma Watson has ADHD that I don't find credible: Ranker: Famous People with ADHD The Richest: 20 Celebrities you didn't know have ADHD ...
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Microbeads - needless and damaging?

A Greenpeace petition says: Plastic microbeads are needlessly used in cosmetics. They damage our oceans and the creatures that live in them. Are microbeads used needlessly? Are they damaging to ...
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332 views

Were there ice-cold whiskey vending machines in the 1950s?

This image has been making the internets circuits: usually with the caption: An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. (1950s). Were there really such things? It seems photoshopped ...
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When was Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl deployed to Afghanistan?

I have not been able to find a clear answer as to when Bergdahl was delpoyed for a school project. All sources I've found agree that he was deployed sometime during 2009, but many disagree on the ...
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Are skin moles linked to telomere length?

BBC: Skin moles link to delayed ageing The reason for these links are unclear, but researchers have noticed that people with large numbers of moles have differences in the strands of DNA in each ...
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Are Australian Teachers only paid for 25 hours/week?

This news article from news.com.au quotes Kathy Margolis : Despite all the time they put in, teachers are paid for just 25 hours a week, she added, as if they were part time. Is this true? Is ...
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Did NASA receive a tax refund on a diamond window when it left the Earth aboard a space probe?

According to Hughesscgheritage.com: “Probe” is an export; diamond duty saved—Hughes News January 6, 1979 The cost of HAC’s highly successful Pioneer Venus mission was reduced by $12,474 ...
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88 views

ISIS writing in Sweden? [closed]

I am seeing the following image of ISIS propaganda in social media that supposedly appeared in Sweden. Is it true?
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Is soap foam better for cleaning than soapy water? [closed]

Most people who wash something using soap (e.g. the dishes), seem to believe that the bubbles contribute a great deal in the actual cleaning. This is not something I explicitly saw written down ...
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Is catnip ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET?

Linked from this Travel.SE answer, I saw a surprising claim in Science Daily from 2001: Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic ...
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How long did whites believe that black people “have no soul”? [closed]

I mean, were they really that ignorant? Maybe the first Europeans in Africa could believe this, but 300+ years after that? After so many mixed children were born, raised, sold and bought? After ...
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166 views

Does smoking tobacco increase work capacity?

A colleague stated that he heard of studies stating that nicotine is an upper and would increase work effort. A short Google search showed many sources showing many strongly positive effects of ...
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Do Lovoo and Ashley Madison use chatbots (“fembots”) to flirt with male customers?

Sites such as Ashley Madison and German dating site Lovoo have been accused of creating and programming fake female profiles to flirt with male customers. Although creating a profile for membership is ...
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504 views

Are piracy rates for PC games often 85-90 percent in 2016?

In an article on Ars Technica about Jonathan Blow's pricing strategy for his new game The Witness, he was cited as saying the following (emphasis mine): "There's this rhetoric that piracy is free ...
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Did the holocaust happen? [duplicate]

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Has any building suffered steel column collapse from fire? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there was any examples of this. If it happened in WTC then we should see it all over the place right?
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Does the Graston Technique effectively treat limited mobility due to scar tissue?

The Graston Technique is a form of "cross fiber" massage with a metal instrument. The Graston Technique® incorporates an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that ...
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How Long Do You Need to Cook Chicken Thigh? [migrated]

How long do I need to bake a chicken leg (with thigh) and at what temperature in order to retain moisture but kill off dangerous bacteria?
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Do gay individuals' voices sound different than straight individuals? [closed]

Culturally, gay individuals are sometimes portrayed as having a distinctive manner of speech, with a higher pitch voice and slightly different accenting of sounds. Wikipedia refers to this as the Gay ...
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Does 'gaydar' exist [closed]

The term 'gaydar', referring to the ability to rapidly identify if a stranger is homosexual from short observation or even a mere glance, has been referenced constant times on tv and media. I would ...
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Is sex only mentioned in one of the 200 tantric scriptures?

TrueTantra.info writes: Is Tantra about sex? Actually no! Out of the about 200 tantras that have survived to this day, only one (1) in passing mentions sex. So please understand this: What is ...
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Is the use of antibiotics justified for respiratory viral infections? [closed]

It is a widespread belief that antibiotics should not be used for treating viral infections, as they are effective against bacteria, not viruses (see e.g. http://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmart/). ...
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Did the USGS find manganese droplets at WTC? [closed]

Sources http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/ofr-01-0429/chem1/WTCchemistrytable.html http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1165/table_1.html USGS finding maganese droplets in wreckage. Contradicts the official ...
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Does stopping antibiotics early increase risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreading?

A 2014 Discover Magazine article suggests that stopping a prescription of antibiotics earlier - when you feel healthy - may reduce the risk of antibiotic-reisstant bacteria spreading, rather than ...
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Are annual contributions to carbon in the atmosphere due to human activities increasing by 6% per annum?

I recently began reading the 2014 book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. When speaking about the amount of carbon that is added to the atmosphere by human activities ...
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Eagles vs. drones: Are Dutch police training drone-hunting eagles?

In this Vice article, it is mentioned that the Dutch police are training eagles to hunt drones. In a new project to patrol the skies, the Dutch national police force has teamed up with ‘Guard ...
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Was the Brazilian Zika virus outbreak centered in a place where GMO mosquitoes were released?

A blogger claims: By July 2015, shortly after the GM mosquitoes were first released into the wild in Juazeiro, Brazil, Oxitec proudly announced they had “successfully controlled the Aedes ...
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301 views

Did Native American have a Zodiac-like birth sign tradition?

This "Native American Zodiac symbol" page was shared to me on social media. In this article, we’ve narrowed the focus to the ‘birth animals’ – the Native American zodiac. Like the modern ...
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Do 5 percent of cancer patients in the U.S. end up in a clinical trial?

Joe Biden's A Moonshot to Cure Cancer call claims: 5 percent of cancer patients in the U.S. end up in a clinical trial Is that number true? The page doesn't give any reference.
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Does Ubuntu have 40 million users?

Ubuntu.com claims that there are 40 million Ubuntu users: Ubuntu now has over 40 million desktop users and counting. 40 million seems quite low, so I'm wondering how accurate this number is.
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Is the Zika virus a serious threat?

An article on WGNO.com makes the following claims on the Zika virus: A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth ...

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