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Did JPMC CEO author the circulated letter to 25 y.o. golddigger?

I have seen this publication in many editions posted on FB and other sources. While the reply to her is brilliant and priceless, I have a hard time believing that the CEO of such major visibility as ...
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Are there human “magnets”? [duplicate]

For example this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/16/sanja-petrovic-serbia-human-magnets_n_966347.html talks about humans magnets. Are human magnets a real phenomenon or a fraud?
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Are the footprints found in Great Britain 800,000 years old?

Some footprints were found in Great Britain earlier this year. They are reported to be about 800,000 years old. Here is how they were dated, according to a Yahoo! article: Scientists dated the ...
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Did the ocean freeze suddenly, trapping fish?

I've seen a few news stories about the ocean freezing in a "instant" and trapping fish, like this Gizmodo Australia one. Norwegian public radio (Google-translated) reports on the instant dead of ...
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Did Michael Jackson sexually abuse children?

There's been endless controversy over the late 90s and early-ish 2000s about Michael Jackson and sex allegations with children. This whole article is about it. This is the original article from BBC ...
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Did a man jump to his death after too much shopping?

According to a news article, Man commits suicide after girlfriend refuses to quit shopping, a man in China jumped to his death after his girlfriend insisted on going to one more shoe outlet after an ...
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Do restaurants in China recycle 'gutter oil'?

A video titled This Video Of Chinese Street Food Made From 'Gutter Oil' Is The Most Disgusting Thing You Will See All Day rose to the top of the reddit front page today. It claims some restaurants in ...
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Did someone die in a dutch oven?

This article has been going around social media being touted as news. Husband Convicted Of Manslaughter After Dutch Oven Goes "Horribly Wrong" According to the story: The case for the ...
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Did an Indian baby spontaneously combust 4 times?

I was just reading the "news". There's a story going around about a baby in India who has spontaneously combusted 4 times. The story has turned up in numerous "news" sites around the globe. "A ...
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Did the victim of neo-Nazi violence as reported in Pink News die?

From Pink News: The gay teenager who was kidnapped and tortured by Russian neo-Nazis has died from his injuries it has been claimed [by Spectrum Human Rights]. ... PinkNews is unable to ...
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What is Jacob Barnett predicted to win the Nobel prize for? [closed]

Jacob Barnett is a young prodigy that is currently pursuing a Master's degree in a quantum physics related field at the age of 15. A couple of months ago, I spotted a number of special interest ...
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Did Monsanto buy and/or hire Xe/Blackwater/Academi?

I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook lately linking to various blogs and "news" sites mentioning that Monsanto purchased and/or hired Blackwater (aka Xe - search for "Monsanto Blackwater" with your ...
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Does 51% of CNBC climate coverage deny that climate change is caused by man-made pollution?

Here is the source of the claim: Mediamatter for America climate statistics graph Tweeted, and re-tweeted by Al Gore The source that the image refers to: REPORT: CNBC's Climate Denial Is Bad For ...
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Does high dryer heat shrink clothes?

The general consensus on the internet (if you Google around, visit forums, Yahoo! answers, some from people who claim to work in the laundering business) is that high dryer heat causes clothes to ...
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Does going to church add up to 3 years of life expectancy?

According to the New York Times: ONE of the most striking scientific discoveries about religion in recent years is that going to church weekly is good for you. Religious attendance — at least, ...
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Did journalist Amber Lyon claim that the US Government paid CNN to control content?

One of my conspiracy theorist friends on Facebook recently linked an article claiming that Amber Lyon was fired from CNN for blowing the whistle on the Obama administration paying CNN to not air ...
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Is this story of a guy getting paid many years for doing nothing an urban legend? [closed]

I have heard this story once. It happened in Switzerland. In the federal palace, they were doing some painting and other renovation works. One corridor which was being used every day by many people ...
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Can overheating laptops cause fire?

I have come across a Facebook post from an unverified and unreliable source, which claims that a fire was started using heat as a source alone. Here is the exact post which is the subject of the ...
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Is cancer a trade off to enable faster evolution?

In an interview on pop-sci magazine "The Scientist", Dr. Robert Austin from Princeton is asserting that: It’s a tradeoff, he says, for the rapid evolution our species has leveraged to become the ...
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Are pigs man-eaters?

This BBC news article reports that a farmer was eaten by his pig: Authorities are investigating how a farmer in the US state of Oregon was devoured by his pigs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, went ...
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Does a -9 dB room cause hallucinations?

Does being in an anechoic chamber cause hallucinations? According to several blogs (that likely copy each other), it does. The Orfield Laboratory in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States is ...
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Did lightning strike the St. Peter basilica the night the Pope resigned?

The internet is full of this claim, most of them (it seems) use the same picture: source There are many other major news agencies reporting the same event, but by reading their articles, they seem ...
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Did a US software developer outsource his own job to China?

I heard this story repeated by various news sites about a software developer in the US who outsourced his own job to China, without his employer's knowledge The original source is is Verizon's ...
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Can a woman lift a 1.5 ton car?

The Christian Post A woman lifted a car to save her dad, according to reports in an amazing and daring rescue. L. K. is reported to have lifted the 1.5 ton car [BMW 525i] off of her father in an ...
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Does listening to complaints damage your neurons?

I read this old news today as it's gone viral in Italy: That pain you feel listening to complainers? It's real enough to peel away neurons from your brain and render it pretty much useless, ...
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Is the “Reader voices strong opinion on atheists” letter a hoax?

I've seen on Facebook the following image being shared: Letters to the Editor Reader voices strong opinion on atheists It's time to stomp out atheists in America. The majority of ...
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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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Do Facebook and email have “wide ranging biological effects” and potentially cause cancer?

From the Daily Mirror: Social networking sites such as Facebook could raise your risk of serious health problems by reducing levels of face-to-face contact, a doctor claims. Emailing people ...
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Do the trees follow Fibonacci series? How?

Does the number of leaves on a branch follow Fibonacci numbers from top to bottom? Or is there more to nature than I really see it. This question came up after reading this article: Aidan ...
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Can a man fall faster than the speed of sound?

I have heard that a man can fall faster than the speed of sound, and survive, by jumping from 36,000 meters; a free fall that, it seems, lasts ten minutes after the jump. Is it true?
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Is GoDaddy covering up hacking downtime by claiming personal responsibility?

In the past couple of days I received a "we're sorry" email from GoDaddy. In which the tone was quite apologetic as if the cause of the recent downtime was their fault. The service outage was due ...
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Restoration of Jesus fresco a fake?

The story goes: A devout Spanish woman is being roundly criticized after taking it upon herself to restore a church fresco of Jesus, a ham-fisted attempt that left the piece looking like a ...
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Does this photo show large crowds of protestors in Mexico?

I'm prompted to ask this question by a Facebook post by "US Uncut". The Mexican media has blacking out the protests against their new government, who have been accused of doing everything from ...
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Can Tifton 85 grass produce cyanide gas?

Today I read something quite unexpected: Preliminary tests revealed the Tifton 85 grass, which has been here for years, had suddenly started producing cyanide gas, poisoning the cattle. [...] ...
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Did John Padgett become a math genius after getting hit on the head?

There have been some news reports about a college dropout, John Padgett, becoming a math genius after getting hit on the head. Could this be true or how much of this could be true?
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Could someone dig themselves out of a grave?

Some notable stories and movies show characters being buried alive, and then digging themselves out. This has apparently happened in reality, such as this story: Girl digs self out of grave, points ...
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Is there a Chinese boy who can read in almost-perfect darkness?

Some news story now circulating states that A BOY has stunned medics with his ability to see in pitch black with his cat's eyes that glow in the dark. Doctors have studied Nong Youhui's ...
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Is this story about someone taking revenge on his cheating ex-girlfriend by tattooing excrement on her back true?

This one is making the rounds on the Internet currently and I'm having trouble finding any reliable source. Most people seem to be citing the following unsourced tumblr post: ...
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Were any women involved in the 2008 financial crisis?

In the article titled Men want more testosterone, the world needs less in the Globe and Mail on Sep. 27, 2011, Margaret Wente states: Perhaps you’ve noticed that not a single woman was involved ...
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Did the BBC report on the twin towers falling before it happened?

A video on Youtube, “BBC Building 7 Collapse” is a televised news report from the BBC that states that WTC Tower 7 (aka the "Salomon Bros. Building") had collapsed. An overlay on the video by the ...
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Is Al Qaeda more likely to attack on anniversaries?

On Sep 8 2011 on CNN television, following President Obama's speech, a breaking news item was broadcast concerning a "New Terror Threat for 9/11 Anniversary." The news item claimed that ...