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Does China have no homeless people?

These two YouTubers (among many other influencers on Twitter and Reddit, etc.) claim that homelessness in China is very rare or almost non-existent after intentional searches. Almost all of their ...

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user avatar asked by Lzn Score of 27
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Did Netanyahu say (apparently in 2001) "I actually stopped the Oslo Accords"?

There are a few sources claiming he said this ("I actually stopped the Oslo Accords"), but all of those I found are rather left-wing. E.g. a 2012 opinion piece in Haaretz or a piece in ...

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Did Cornelius Vanderbilt's descendants lose their family wealth by 1973?

Numerous sources, including a New York Times letter to the editor and other references, highlight the dramatic shift in the financial fortunes of Cornelius Vanderbilt's descendants: When 120 of the ...

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Does Tweeting "from the river to the sea" result in a suspension from Twitter?

As reported by Jewish Press, Musk first Tweeted, Yes, “decolonization” necessarily implies a Jewish genocide, thus it is unacceptable to any reasonable person Musk since clarified with As I said ...

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Was Defense of Children International Palestine declared a terrorist organization?

According to this CNN interview with Josh Paul, a now resigned, former director at US Department of State, I was part of the human rights vetting process for arms going to Israel. A charity called ...

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Has China been funding ethnic militias in Myanmar?

According to an article in Mercator by Antonio Graceffo: In Burma’s 70-plus years of civil war, China has been funding multiple ethnic resistance armies, as well as serving as the primary benefactor ...

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Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Plants that release oxygen even at night

It is widely reported at several places that certain trees such as Peepal (Botanical name:Ficus religiosa) and Tulsi (Botanical name: Ocimum tenuiflorum) release oxygen even at night. My understanding ...

biology plants  
user avatar asked by Vaibhav Garg Score of 21
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Can you get high from second-hand marijuana smoke?

It has been widely claimed that the dosage levels of psychoactive drugs from second-hand marijuana smoke is insufficient to have an effect - i.e. to give a "contact high" Opposing Views The notion ...

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user avatar asked by Ron Maimon Score of 17
user avatar answered by MCM Score of 17

Did Niccoló Machiavelli advocate to fake one's own death?

September 13, 2014 will mark the 18th anniversary of when 2Pac (born Tupac Amaru Shakur), famous American gangster rapper, was murdered in Las Vegas. There are many conspiracy theories behind his ...

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user avatar asked by Jori Score of 10
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Is the reason for crying related to which eye releases tears first?

Recently I had a glance at this post from #8Fact on Facebook claiming that when you cry out of happiness, the first tear drop comes from your right eye, when you cry out of pain it comes from your ...

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Did Joseph Goebbels say "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty"?

The quote, "accuse the other side of that which you are guilty" is often attributed to Joseph Goebbels. For example this meme and it also appears in and I have looked for it ...

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user avatar asked by Sakib Arifin Score of 33
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Will a shark kept in a fish tank have stunted growth?

There is a widely recited saying that sharks kept in fish tanks won't grow to their full size. For example, author and motivational speaker Bob Harrison posted: A shark in a fish tank will grow 8 ...

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user avatar asked by J. Doe Score of 4
user avatar answered by Ray Butterworth Score of 9

Claimed similarities between Jesus Christ and Horus and other Gods

The 2007 conspiracy theory film Zeitgeist: The Movie (Website, Watch online, Wikipedia Entry) states in Part I "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" that major points of the story about Jesus Christ's birth,...

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user avatar asked by Martin Scharrer Score of 63
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