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Is Stevie Wonder blind?

According to this lifehacker article, there is a group of "Stevie Wonder Truthers" who believe that Stevie Wonder is not actually blind. Apparently, Boy George, in particular, said that Stevie Wonder ...
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Do celebrities/famous people get preferential treatment when convicted of crimes? [closed]

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 Michael Moore worth approximately $50 million?

On the Celebrity Net Worth website, this claim is made: Michael Moore net worth: Michael Moore is a documentary filmmaker and author who has a net worth of $50 million. Is this true? This seems ...
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Have Bobby Fischer, Einstein, Hawking and Kasparov all had their IQs tested?

I commonly find on the internet claims that these men had/have the following IQs: Bobby Fischer: 180–190 Einstein: 160 Hawking: 160 Garry Kasparov: 190 I'm sure most have heard somewhere that ...
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Is this André the Giant's hand holding a can of beer?

Is this a genuine image of the hand of André René Roussimoff (André the Giant) holding an everyday 12-ounce (350 mL) can of beer? Uproxx and reddit suggest it's real (and word is he once drank ...
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Is this picture of Beyoncé Knowles real?

I've seen this picture now a few times, is it legit? It's supposed to be Beyoncé Knowles. Here is a claim that assumes it is legit.
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How did Bruce Lee die?

Bruce Lee was an iconic actor and martial arts instructor who died at a young age. Wikipedia states: The preliminary opinion of Peter Wu, the neurosurgeon who saved Lee's life during his first ...
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Did John McAfee, the anti-virus creator, found an alternative medicine company?

The New Zealand Herald published today (November 17, 2012) reports that John McAfee, the anti-virus creator, claimed "to have founded an alternative medicine company using local plants to make a ...
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Are these nude photos of Barack Obama's mother?

In the last few days there is a video called "Dreams from My Real Father". The video claims that Barack Obama's mother posed for erotic/pornographic pictures for a pornographic magazine, and provide ...
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Was Francis Crick high on LSD when he discovered DNA structrure?

http://www.miqel.com/entheogens/francis_crick_dna_lsd.html FRANCIS CRICK, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced thedouble-helix ...
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Does LSD provide a creativity boost?

The claim is of course widely known: LSD "broadens your thinking" and makes you "more creative". The last incarnation was Steve Jobs' biography taking a swipe at Bill Gates: “He’d be a broader ...
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Is there a higher divorce rate among celebrities?

Do celebrities have a higher divorce rate than the general population. This is normally focused around Hollywood type celebrities, so for comparison sake: Is the divorce rate amongst U.S celebrities ...
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Did Elvis fake his own death?

He'd be quite old now so even if he did fake his death, he's probably dead anyway, but over the years, there's been many Elvis sightings. Have there been any actual credible ones?
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Was John Maynard Keynes a child molester?

I was reading Conservapedia's article on John Maynard Keynes and pederasty: Keynes and his friends made numerous trips to the resorts surrounding the Mediterranean. At the resorts, little ...
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What formal education did L Ron Hubbard have?

There are various claims that L. Ron Hubbard (the creator of Scientology) had degrees and doctorates. What formal education and qualifications did he have?