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Did Bernie Sanders say that a woman cannot be president?

During the January 2020 Democratic debate at 43:27 the moderator asked Bernie why he said that a woman cannot win an election https://youtu.be/Ppm_mqo9Tyc?t=2607 . Bernie responds by denying that he ...

united-states politics gender  
asked by finks 64 votes
answered by tim 183 votes

Did Elizabeth Warren plagiarize recipes and publish a book called "Pow Wow Chow"?

From the Daily Mall Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is yet again in hot water after new allegations have surfaced that she plagiarized her 'Cherokee' recipes in the book ...

united-states politics  
asked by Evan Carroll 23 votes
answered by Avery 42 votes

Do wombats share their burrows during fires?

In the wake of the devastating bushfires currently burning in Australia, an image has been widely shared on social media: Here is one example from Twitter, retweeted 11K times: While I have an ...

zoology australia ethology fire  
asked by Oddthinking 17 votes
answered by bishop 18 votes

Did Trump tweet the most liked Persian language tweet in history?

Saeed Ghasseminejad (advisor to a foreign policy think tank) claimed yesterday: This tweet by @realDonaldTrump with more than 100k likes is already the most liked Persian tweet in the ...

united-states politics donald-trump iran twitter  
asked by Paul Draper 8 votes
answered by Juhasz 18 votes

Has Trump used military force less than any other president since Jimmy Carter?

Last week, David Brooks, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times claimed (archive): Love or hate him, Trump has used military force less than any other president since Jimmy Carter. There are ...

united-states politics donald-trump military  
asked by Paul Draper 8 votes
answered by Paul Draper 10 votes

Is there a species of locust-eating wasp that will check its burrow repeatedly if its food is moved?

The book Do Animals Think? by Clive D. L. Wynne claims that a biologist, Jean-Henri Fabre, conducted a number of experiments on the inflexibility on wasp behaviour. In particular: One species of ...

biology entomology  
asked by Lukas1 7 votes
answered by iayork 4 votes

Can a judge let the parties of a trial resolve their disputes on "the field of battle", legally, in the US?

I read on https://apnews.com/44eb0a6aa2b2e5b9ee28e3ec00f3f3fb: The judge had the power to let the parties “resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally,” David Ostrom said, adding in his ...

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asked by Franck Dernoncourt 6 votes
answered by Mark 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is monoatomic gold?

Over the weekend I heard an acquaintance mention something called "monoatomic gold", followed by a bevy of fantastic and surprising claims about the substance, what it does, and how it was discovered. ...

chemistry  
asked by Craig Walker 29 votes
answered by Monkey Tuesday 58 votes

Is the Ballmer Peak real?

There is a myth saying that having a BAC in the 0.129% - 0.138% range can improve your cognitive abilities. This effect is called the Ballmer Peak (a reference to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft) and ...

alcohol cognitive-fitness  
asked by Alexandru 128 votes
answered by ESultanik 122 votes

Did Yuri Gagarin end up in critical condition after coming back to Earth due to the missing magnetic field?

My friend's mother is about to undergo some treatment in magnetic field therapy for osteoarthritis and he is trying to verify if this is useful as claimed, or if this has any harmful effects. The ...

space-flight  
asked by PermanentGuest 140 votes
answered by DevSolar 342 votes

Do more Americans want the Bidens investigated than Trump impeached?

An October 7th segment of Fox News and Friends is available on YouTube McCarthy: More people want to investigate Biden than impeach Trump House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy says at 3m19s: ...

united-states politics donald-trump public-opinion joe-biden  
asked by Fizz 27 votes
answered by DevSolar 49 votes

Did Einstein say the "if you judge a fish" quote that many are attributing to him?

The quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” I'm just not confident that this is ...

quotes albert-einstein  
asked by Christopher Rayl 57 votes
answered by Unreason 36 votes

Does the US Armed Forces refuse to recruit anyone with an IQ less than 83?

In this video, Jordan Peterson claims the following. You can't induct someone into the Armed Forces in the US if they have an IQ of less than 83. He claims that the armed forces needs an ...

united-states psychology intelligence military  
asked by Mason Wheeler 74 votes
answered by Oddthinking 109 votes

Do Milankovitch Cycles fully explain climate change?

The Milankovitch Cycles is the effect on the climate caused by variations in astronomical movements by the Earth relative to the Sun. A recent Natural News article attributes of the recent effects of ...

climate-change nasa  
asked by Velimir Tchatchevsky 77 votes
answered by Schwern 171 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Do vacuum blenders preserve nutrients and flavour, and produce less foam?

Aldi Australia, a supermarket, recently stocked a vacuum blender - an appliance which blends food under lower pressure. On the packaging, there are a number of claims about the benefits of vacuum ...

nutrition cooking  
asked by user1605665 2 votes

Did Saudi Arabia deposit 1 billion dollars to pay the US for troop presence?

President Trump said this to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham: I said to Saudi Arabia - we have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia - I said “Listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more ...

united-states politics donald-trump saudi-arabia  
asked by Keshav Srinivasan 3 votes

Do "big-battery" electric vehicles release more CO2 than diesel equivalents over their lifetime?

Autocar report that Mazda have made a surprising claim about electric vehicles with larger batteries (i.e. 95kWh): Mazda says it will never build a ‘big-battery’ electric car, because it believes ...

road-vehicles environment  
asked by Dorminum 5 votes
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