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Is there a dramatic decrease in the number of diagnoses of noninfectious diseases?

According to an article in the Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger, the CEO of Novartis (one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies) stated in a phone conference on quarterly financials that "...
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Are anti-racism groups deliberately ignoring the correlation between vitamin D and COVID-19?

The UK Labour Party has issued a six-month study of the disproportionate incidence of COVID-19 among ethnic minorities, written by Baroness Doreen Lawrence: Ethnic minorities in Britain are paying ...
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Did Corey Booker never live in Newark where he was mayor?

Trump just claimed in his latest rally (26/10/2020 - live at time of question posting) that Corey Booker "never lived in Newark" despite being the mayor there. Is there any truth to this?
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Did Edgar Hoover say that telling what he knew about the JFK assassination would be dangerous?

Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura writes in American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us: FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, responding to the question &...
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Did the House Select committee on Assassinations come to the conclusion that JFK was “probably” eliminated as part of a conspiracy?

Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura writes in American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us: There are two official government reports on the ...
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Is best Korea the only country without taxes? [closed]

Who says it hasnt? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_North_Korea#Budget_and_finance North Korea claims that it is the only state in the world that does not levy taxes. Taxes were abolished ...
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Did Burisma admit to bribing Joe Biden?

Hal Turner claimed in a late September 2020 article from the Hal Turner Radio Show that: In an utterly stunning development for US politics, Burisma Gas Holdings Corp of Ukraine admitted in court ...
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Is solar power the cheapest form for utility companies to build?

A recent Popular Mechanics article claimed In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build. That’s thanks to ...
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Did Cops have an episode in which a woman's baby was taken from her for “lying to the police”?

Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson via Twitter (19k likes; 2k retweets), and posted on Reddit's r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut (20.1k likes) I couldn't immediately verify this claim; I didn't find a link in the ...
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Are the Biden vs. Biden debate videos fake? [closed]

Several viral videos appeared recently, which depict Joe Biden debating "himself", by showing him having the completely opposite stance about an issue in different speeches, including memes ...
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Do missile tests over the ocean cause increased rainfall in nearby coastal areas? [closed]

I have heard in some littoral countries that when there are missile tests over the ocean, the nearby coastal areas witness increased rainfall for a few days. Could this be valid?
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Is Hunter Biden’s laptop part of a Russian disinformation campaign? [closed]

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe said this to Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo: Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign and I think it’s clear the ...
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Was there a CEO of a food company that was fired upon suggesting reduction of addictive substances? [closed]

A 2013 article New York Times The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food provides background on the idea that some junk foods may be more profitable because they are addictive. I've heard an ...
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Did 4chan users find a way to easily change people's voter registration and cancel ballots in Washington & Oregon? [closed]

I've seen this image being shared around my feeds from conservative media sources: That said, I haven't seen any major news publications that have talked about this, so perhaps it is a hoax? At the ...
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How could a glass pane and a piece of cloth survive an explosion?

The Tilma of the Virgin of Guadalupe is purported to have survived an explosion from dynamite placed inside a bouquet of flowers in 1921. It is commonly purported that this is a miracle, so I was ...
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Do slaves cost only $90 today?

Given how slaves cost tens of thousands of dollars in today's money at the time of the American Civil War, I was surprised to read in a number of places (Wikipedia, Reuters, CNN) that the average ...
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Was Anneke Lucas a victim and survivor of a Belgian elite network that rapes and sacrifices children? [closed]

The video Anneke Lucas: I Was a Sex Slave to Europe's Elite at Age 6 (ORIGINAL), with over 2.2 million views, shares the testimony of Anneke Lucas, a woman who claims to have been victim and survivor ...
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Did Pakistan's President Ayub Khan threatened to bomb India's Farakka Barrage?

In a 2016 editorial in a Bangladeshi newspaper, Water war now in India’s Silicon Valley, Aziz Rahman wrote: A war on water was about to break out when President Ayub Khan of the then Pakistan ...
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Did the New York Post publish authentic email correspondence of Hunter Biden? [closed]

The New York Post recently published a story alleging it had found a cache of emails on a laptop apparently belonging to Hunter Biden that demonstrate widespread allegations of nepotism and corruption ...
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Is term “sexual preference” generally considered offensive now, and has it always been? [migrated]

In American politics, Judge Amy Barrett used the term "sexual preference" during her confirmation hearing. This was criticized as offensive by writers at publications such as CNN, USAToday, ...
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Did the wealth gap shrink under Trump (pre-pandemic)?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-wealth-gap-shrinks-11601420393 According to an op-ed piece by the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, the Federal Reserve has published a report (https://www....
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Publication Bias in Climate Sensitivity Estimates

It is claimed by Rickova and Irsova, in a paper titled "Publication Bias in Measuring Climate Sensitivity" [A], that: We present a meta-regression analysis of the relation between the ...
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Did Burmese typewriters contain an upside-down character, which subsequently became proper typewriter style?

I was reading about the Internet Archive's work to archive the materials of a famous New York City typewriter family: http://blog.archive.org/2020/08/26/an-archive-of-a-different-type/ I was ...
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What steps has President Trump's “global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 nations where it is illegal” taken? [migrated]

The Trump Pride webpage asserts: Through his bold plan to end the HIV epidemic to his global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 nations where it is illegal, President Trump has proven ...
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Did a NY man win the State Lottery 1,400 times?

According to a story published on syracuse.com, a man from Syracuse named Randal Stier won the NY Lottery at least 1,400 times pocketing $600 or more in prizes per win (totaling over $1.6 million in ...
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How/when can a doctor say that someone will no longer transmit Covid? [migrated]

Source This may sound like yet another anti-trump post, but, really I am more concerned for my own health, and that of my family. He is just an easily accessible example (feel free to migrate this to ...
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Did Angelina Jolie admit participating in a ritual involving sexual torture and animal sacrifice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTdp4CvDZoc According to this YT video: In 1991 Angelina Jolie was filmed when she was describing a Satanic ritual she participated in to join the Illuminati. The ...
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Are or were aborted human fetal cells used in vaccine production?

I have heard claims that cells from aborted fetuses are involved in the production of vaccines such as MMR. Is this true? For instance, this page from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown ...
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Can mattresses relieve scoliosis pain?

I found a lot of reviews of mattresses that claim they can help with back pain from scoliosis. I was really surprised because I haven't heard about them before. Here are some examples: ...
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Was Eddie Van Halen's tongue cancer caused by metal guitar picks?

Eddie Van Halen was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2000. He attributed the cancer to his habit of holding metal guitar picks, made from brass and copper, in his mouth. He was declared cancer-free in ...
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Did the Democrats downplay the Corona Virus?

I have seen this infographic on social media sites (first seen on Reddit): How much of this is accurate? Specifically, did Fauci say "be more concerned about influenza" with regard to the ...
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Did China destroy a Guanyin statue in Hebei province?

From Mongolia live: It was not the Taliban who exploded the stone carvings, but the Chinese Communist Party A 57.9-meter-tall cliff stone-carved vertical Guanyin statue in Pingshan County, ...
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Are environmentalists largely responsible for Californian forest fires?

An article on Reason, and the associated video, claim that the severity of the recent forest fires are largely due to environmental regulations that prevent good forest management, along with an ...
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Was Donald Trump treated with pharmaceuticals derived from fetal stem cells?

A post on www.twitter.com [link] has garnered over 100K retweets and 345K likes which states: So it turns out the monoclonal antibodies that Trump is on are from fetal stem cells. So Trump is being ...
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Did the cat-o'-nine-tails' bag ever exist?

There are numerous instances on the Internet, and in Google books, that claim the cat-o'-nine-tails, a late 17th century instrument of punishment used by the Royal Navy, was kept in a bag. It is said ...
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Did Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni hand the national flag to intercessors in 1997 in the midst of a Christian revival?

World Trumpet Mission, an international revivalist ministry founded in 1988 in the Republic of Uganda by John Mulinde, presents the following historical timeline on their website (emphasis mine): In ...
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Do dogs who play with laser pointers get neuroses?

There are many anecdotes about "laser pointer syndrome" claiming that dogs suffer from something like OCD as a result of playing with laser pointers. Some vet clinics that propagate this ...
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Did Tony and John Podesta exchange emails with Marina Abramovic discussing a Spirit Cooking dinner?

WikiLeaks hosts an alleged email exchange involving Tony Podesta, John Podesta and Marina Abramovic. In the exchange, Marina invites the Podesta brothers to partake in what is referred to as a "...
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Did the CIA feed false information to McCarthy to discredit his true claims that they were infiltrated by Soviet agents?

In Legacy of Ashes (which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction), Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Tim Weiner, claims that: McCarthy's file grew thick with allegations that "the CIA had ...
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Did the World Bank discredit any claims related to Hunter Biden's work in Ukraine?

During the first 2020 U.S. Presidential debate, Former Vice President Biden claimed that President Donald Trump's assertion that his son Hunter Biden had improper dealings with the Ukrainian ...
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Did Vera Renczi (“the Black Widow”), a female serial killer, exist?

Wikipedia describes Vera Renczi (a.k.a. Black Widow or Chatelaine of Berkerekul) as a Romanian serial killer who allegedly confessed to poisoning 35 individuals including her two husbands, multiple ...
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Are 40% of the oceans' bacteria killed by viruses every day?

In the March 9, 2018 column of newspaper columnist Cecil Adams' column The Straight Dope, he speaks about the possible benefits of treating bacterial infections with bacteriophages, viruses that ...
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Did the Danish Justice Ministry survey veterinarians about bestiality?

A 2015 Reuters article discusses Danish laws about bestiality, and refers to an earlier report: A 2011 Justice Ministry report surveyed veterinarians and found 17 percent of them suspected that an ...
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Did Enzo Maiorca rescue a pregnant dolphin and did he get a “kiss” from the mate

I am seeing this post go around facebook with 33k likes and 62k shares: ”The famous Italian diver Enzo Mallorca (sic) dove into the sea of ​​Syracuse and was talking to his daughter Rossana who was ...
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Is covid-19 no worse than the flu [duplicate]

Is it true that covid-19 is no more deadly than the flu.
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Are individuals ceasing to wear prescription glasses due to spontaneous visual impairment remissions?

One of my hobbies is to investigate testimonies and claims related to the supernatural. So I'm back again with another question of these sorts. As we already know, faith healing services are full of ...
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Were the vast majority of people on the National Sex Offender Registry children when they committed their crime?

In "Planet America extra podcast (PEP)" 25 Sep (At 1 hour 27 minutes) Dr David Smith made the following claim: "The national sex offender registry is a disaster in all kinds of respects,...
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Was Bill Gates' mugshot photo used in 2010 as a template for Outlook contacts?

This claim recently came up in a Reddit post but linked to this article from news.softpedia.com which states: Getting back to the Gates mug shot being used as the generic profile picture in Outlook ...
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Did German troops ignite pools of kerosene on a ship in March 1943?

A recent video on the YouTube Lindybeige channel relates the story of Operation Creek in WWII in which irregular British forces invaded a German ship off Goa (now in India), March 1943. He cites James ...
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Is code read more often than it's written? [closed]

There is a popular quote, maybe originated by Robert C. Martin, that says that code is read ten times more than it's written (meaning edited). Goodreads reports it. As another example the quote is ...

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