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May
17
comment Has it ever rained fish?
@DavePhD: The hailstone comment is moot. Hail forms in the sky, fish don't.
May
15
comment Does rabies have an almost 100% mortality rate with around 160 deaths per day?
In order for your factoid to be relevant, you need to include what percentage of vaccinated people who contract rabies die.
May
15
comment Does rabies have an almost 100% mortality rate with around 160 deaths per day?
@DJClayworth: There are many people who get the vaccination before being exposed. My wife is a vet student, and she (and all the other students) are required to be updated on their rabies vaccinations, and are required to keep it updated when they begin practicing. I'd bet other professions (eg. vet-techs, dog-catchers, etc) have similar requirements. Plus there are people who are exposed more than once, but don't need to get the vaccination a second time.
May
9
comment If someone dies during a test, does everyone else pass?
Why did this get closed? It's the answer that's bad, not the question...
May
7
comment If someone dies during a test, does everyone else pass?
(in response to a deleted comment): You didn't make any incorrect claims, but you also did not answer the question. The statement "That picture comes from an unsourced wikipedia article" does not answer the question "If someone dies during a test, does everyone else pass?". Therefore this should be a comment, not an answer.
May
7
comment If someone dies during a test, does everyone else pass?
I have heard this urban legend too, and I've never read that wikipedia article. Given that the wikipedia article you link has no references either for or against the claim, that means this answer is unsourced.
Apr
10
accepted Are these pictures of the recent terrorist attack in Kenya (NSFW)?
Apr
10
comment Are these pictures of the recent terrorist attack in Kenya (NSFW)?
This is enough to make me believe the photos are real; but what happened to cause the victims to end up in such unnatural poses?
Apr
5
revised Are these pictures of the recent terrorist attack in Kenya (NSFW)?
added 81 characters in body
Apr
5
asked Are these pictures of the recent terrorist attack in Kenya (NSFW)?
Mar
26
comment Does this video of electromagnetic radiation from energy efficient bulbs indicate any danger?
Microwaves are not considered dangerous frequencies. A Microwave (the object) is potentially dangerous because the radiation it emits is intense enough to burn you. Ovens are also dangerous for the same reason.
Mar
13
comment Does copy paper become “old and yellow”?
@jamesqf: Yes, I expect a reference for that. This is the Skeptics Stackexchange, not Yahoo Answers.
Mar
12
comment Does copy paper become “old and yellow”?
-1 Everyone knows paper ages eventually; this question is about the time-scale that happens in. Only the final paragraph attempts to answer that, and gives no source.
Mar
9
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
7
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Good Answer
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awarded  Explainer
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awarded  Curious
May
29
comment Will 1 in 4 American children grow up illiterate?
I disagree with the 'functional illiteracy' quote; just because functional literacy is difficult to define/measure doesn't mean we shouldn't attempt to define/measure it. Regardless, that quote does not provide an answer to the question asked.