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Flapping drone kill abrams

https://web.archive.org/web/20240413064543/https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/104738/flapping-drone-kill-abrams At 50 sec there is a silly flapping drone created by school children that ...
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Did President Richard Nixon say that the Warren Report was a hoax?

David Talbot writes in The mother of all coverups: On a White House tape recording, President Nixon is heard telling aides that the Warren Report "was the greatest hoax that has ever been ...
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Is the criticism of Cass Review of Gender Affirmative Care valid [closed]

This link thinks so and give four rebuttals to four "myths": Myth 1: 98% of all studies in this area were ignored. A comprehensive search was performed for all studies addressing the ...
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Was Iran's attack on Israel secretly coordinated with the USA?

In the article The whole event was premeditated: the secret "deal" that Iran made with the US (English translation), the author claims that Iran's attack on Israel was coordinated with the ...
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Does frustration, trial and error promote neuroplasticity?

In the episode Using Failures, Movement & Balance to Learn Faster, Andrew Huberman makes the claim that things that trial and error gives you neuroplasticity. The more you don't know how to do ...
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Are four-time vaccinated youth 318% more likely to die than unvaccinated youth?

Dr. Mercola claims: Young people who received multiple COVID jabs were significantly more likely to die than those who skipped the shots, according to data from the U.K.’s Office for National ...
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Insurance for cannabis-related businesses? [closed]

Is it legal to obtain insurance for cannabis-related businesses? and what steps do I need to follow?
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Does scouring a stainless-steel pan cause it to release metals into food?

The cookbook "Let's Cook It Right", by Adelle Davis contains the following claim (on page 4 of at least one edition - I'm not sure which edition this is but it's likely from the late sixties ...
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Did Benny Morris ever say all Palestinians are animals and should be locked up in a cage?

In this video Norm Finkelstein says that Benny Morris once said, "all Palestinians are animals and should be locked up in a cage." The interviewer, Briahna Joy Gray says that she is ...
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Methodology of the Cass review [closed]

This week Dr Hilary Cass published her report on the review of gender identity services for children and young people. The report is on a divisive topic, and though I have my opinion, in this question ...
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Did Saddam Hussein kill 12,000 people in one day through the use of chemical weapons?

In March 2013, the AFP News Agency posted an interview with former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair: Tony Blair: Putin can't use Iraq invasion as justification for Ukraine | AFP. Blair stated: The idea ...
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Did Goethe say this quote praising the Prophet Muhammed?

Posted on Islam Online: Goethe, a famous German writer, artist, and politician of the 1800s, marveled over the achievements and status of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) saying: “We ...
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Does looking at an eclipse do more damage to your eyes than looking at the sun? [closed]

I've heard many times now, mostly over social media, that looking directly at a solar eclipse without any eye protection is worse for your eyes than looking at the sun under the same conditions. This ...
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Are Spire Healthcare doctors contracted to work 168 hours per week?

BBC News states that doctors are contracted by Spire Healthcare to work up to 168 hours per week. The BBC also obtained testimony from doctors - contracted by the company to work up to 168 hours a ...
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Can the US flags on the Moon be seen by terrestrial telescopes?

Telescope manufacturer, Celestron, claims on their blog: Can we directly see the flags on the Moon with an Earthbound telescope? The answer is no. The largest of the American flags on the Moon is the ...
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Did Jamal Husseini say "The blood will flow like rivers in the Middle East"?

On page 50 of his 2008 book 1948: A History of the First Arab–Israeli War, Benny Morris wrote: The Arab reaction was just as predictable: “The blood will flow like rivers in the Middle East,” ...
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At Reddit, are unofficial AI bots "posting old content as if it is their own" and "responding to comments"?

Redditor u/Embarrassed-Mouse-49 recently posted the following (current score of 6.9k 13k) to r/YouShouldKnow: YSK ai bots are taking over reddit. Posting old content as if it is their own with poorly ...
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Ben Shapiro: "I don't see a lot of calls for Putin to act with tremendous restraint"

Re 2024Mar Crocus City Hall attack, Ben Shapiro told Piers Morgan: "I don't see a lot of calls for Putin to act with tremendous restraint". See starting 15:11 in Piers Morgan vs Ben Shapiro |...
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Does Israel have an AI system called 'Where's Daddy?' that preferentially targets Hamas in their homes, together with their families?

972 Mag: Additional automated systems, including one called “Where’s Daddy?” also revealed here for the first time, were used specifically to track the targeted individuals and carry out bombings ...
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Did black Americans make up 55.9% of known murder offenders in 2019?

The White Nationalist site VDARE claimed in a 2020 blog article: The FBI has released its national crime stats for 2019. Murder was down 0.2%. While blacks made up 52.5% of known murder offenders ...
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Did addiction rates and overdose rates skyrocket more in Oregon than in the rest of the US?

I read on Oregon recriminalises drug possession after overdoses rocket that: The law rolls back an experimental policy [Measure 110] - the most liberal drug measure in the US - that made possession ...
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Do rats swim 240 times longer after being saved from drowning?

A post on Facebook with 104k shares reads, During a study at Harvard in the 1950s, Dr. Curt Richter placed rats in a pool of water to test how long they could tread water. On average they'd give up ...
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Do chimpanzees perform lab memory tasks well by having a good memory?

A working memory test of chimpanzees, described in this BBC Earth video, shows a chimpanzee outperforming a human. Another video shows a chimpanzee performing the test: Young chimpanzees outperform ...
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Is the insurance cost for going through the Red Sea the determining factor why ships avoid it, and are insurance companies making a big profit there?

It's been claimed in a popular video on the FSK bridge as some side comments (towards the end, last 3 minutes or so) that The insurance companies are making money "hand over fist" in ...
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Is Tucker Carlson "accepting money from the Russian government"?

In a Q&A session following a talk on geopolitics, Peter Zeihan (a well-known geopolitical analyst and author) claims that Tucker Carlson is being paid by Russia to push its agenda, as he answers a ...
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Did UK NHS nurses mistreat a Jewish boy because they "supported Palestine"?

Claim: A 9 year old boy with blood disorder was mistreated at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (the way I interpreted the claim was that he was actually denied treatment and made to lie on the ...
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Has 'Arab media' reported the execution of the leader of the Dogmush clan by Hamas?

The Times of Israel reported on March 14 that Arab media reports: Hamas ‘executed’ local clan member in Gaza City Hamas has killed the leader of the powerful Doghmush clan in Gaza City, for allegedly ...
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What is the correct version of Iraq's prime minister Nuri al-Said's quote?

Benny Morris claims: Already before the war, Iraq’s prime minister had warned British diplomats that if the United Nations decided on a solution to the Palestine problem that was not “satisfactory” ...
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Did more people watch Infowars than CNN?

At 2:13 in the HBO documentary "The Truth vs Alex Jones" (2024), attorney Mark Bankston claims that at the height of its success, "more people watched Infowars at any given hour than ...
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Is the quote "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs" by Henry Ford?

Widely quoted and attributed to Henry Ford (e.g. in the Civilization game series): Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Did Ford say this? (And if not, who first said/wrote ...
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Are the numbers on this Arab-Jew ethnic cleansing meme accurate?

This meme is on many places on X. (I found it RTed on Ben Shapiro's X timeline). Are the numbers accurate? Image text: This is ethnic cleansing Jewish population 1948 VS. 2023 [country] [number] ...
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How many food trucks entered Gaza during the war compared to before the war?

IPC's current report on Gaza says: From a pre-escalation average of 500 trucks a day of which 150 carrying food, in the period between 7 October 2023 to 24 February 2024, only 90 trucks per day, of ...
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Does this "reverse microwave" cool food "without electricity and is 100% sustainable"?

A recent Eco News article says: The “reverse microwave” is already a reality: it works without electricity and will revolutionize our life [...] Imagine a reverse microwave to cool food instead of ...
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Does the RSF control 70% of Sudan's territory and 2/3 of its inhabitants?

There's embedded video at the end of this 24 Jan 2024 al-Jazeera article in a certain Waleed Mabido claims that Hemedti, the leader of the 'rebel' RSF, controls 70% of the territory of Sudan and "...
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Were giant liver flukes (Fascioloides magna) ever consumed by humans?

The Wikipedia article on Fascioloides magna (giant liver fluke) claims that the parasitic species was once consumed primarily in Wisconsin and to a lesser extent in other parts of North America: In ...
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Are Chinese trends being mislabeled as Japanese or Korean?

I'm seeing claims like this in various places on the Internet: Some Chinese trends such as Douyin and Xiaohongshu makeup, specific styles of makeup originating from and named after Chinese social ...
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Was the now dead Lior Sivan the IDF officer mocking demolished Palestinian homes?

A Reddit post on /r/Palestine caption called, Lior, the israeli zionist officer who was mocking a Palestinian home getting demolished was killed today by the Palestinian resistance. The picture ...
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Are the Gaza Health Ministry casualty numbers for the 2023 conflict fake?

Tablet Magazine claims that the casualty numbers reported by the Gaza Health Ministry from the 26th of October to the 10th of November have suspicious statistical properties that indicate fraud. The ...
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Were the entrails of the victims of the 2000 Ramallah lynching held aloft by mob members?

In the 2000 Ramallah lynching two Israeli reservists were killed and their bodies mutilated. Warning: The images linked below are disturbing and not safe for work. An image included in a 2020 Quora ...
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Were there Black people in Japan in 1600?

In Where Are The Black People in 'Shogun'? claims: I don’t ask out of a desire to see representation when it wasn’t historically accurate. I inquire because there were Black people in Japan in 1600 ...
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Do car tires create more pollution than exhaust fumes?

The article Exhaust fumes don't pollute nearly as much as this part of a car claims that tires cause more pollution than exhaust fumes. Car tires are worse for the environment than exhaust fumes In ...
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Did Queensland Greens candidate Jonathan Sriranganathan teach people how to break into buildings?

The Queensland local elections are next week. I've seen an attack ad via text message against the Greens candidate for Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Jonathan Sriranganathan. It claims he held a class ...
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Did Boeing debut the 787 Dreamliner in 2007 with plywood doors and daylight visible through the wheel-wells?

In the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode for 2024-03-03 (timestamped to relevant section), a clip is played from the video The Boeing 787: Broken Dreams | Al Jazeera Investigations, in which ...
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Did Primo Levi say "Everybody is somebody’s Jew. And today the Palestinians are the Jews of the Israelis"?

I first read the quote in "Butler Trouble: Zionism, Excommunication, and the Reception of Judith Butler's Work on Israel/Palestine" "Everybody is somebody’s Jew. And today the ...
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Does gender transitioning do nothing to help suicidal ideation?

According to the article A landmark Finnish study is changing how we approach transgender kids: A major new study out of Finland found that providing cross-sex hormones and gender-transition ...
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Were systematic mass rapes committed during the 7 October 2023 attacks in Israel?

In an article in The Intercept, as a reaction to a front-page story in The New York Times about the gruesome Hamas attack on October 7, makes essentially the following claims: Ana Schwartz, who did ...
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Did some White House staffers organize themselves to call for ceasefire in Gaza?

This TikTok post claims some WH staffers organized themselves to protest the US administration's handling of the Gaza war and published a statement to that effect. The alleged statement mentions Aaron ...
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Do 1.5% of lithium-ion batteries overheat, explode, or catch fire each year?

According to Gitnux: “Every year, 1.5% of lithium-ion batteries are linked to overheating, explosion, or fire incidents.” On the face of it, this is worrying—especially since overheating may go ...
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Did black people commit 18 times more murders per capita than white people in 2021?

The picture below is posted on 4chan.org (a NSFW website) and seems to claim that in 2021, black people committed 18 times more murders per capita than White people? ages white male Murderers per 100,...
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Was 2023 already the 'deadliest year' for Palestinian children by October 6th?

The New Arab published a news article titled "2023 is 'deadliest year' for Palestinian children say human rights groups" on the 6th of October. Is this claim true? In August, Human Rights ...
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