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Are there studies of blood pressure versus blood sodium in the general population?

It's a very well publicized fact that dietary sodium affects blood pressure: To keep a heart-healthy diet and help lower blood pressure, it’s important to watch the amount of salt (sodium) in your ...
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Is it possible that "moon splitting" was actually a storm of dust caused by bombardment of meteors on the surface of moon?? Please answer [closed]

Is there any evidence of meteors bombardment on moon
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Do poor prison conditions increase crime? [closed]

It is argued that minor criminals often emerge as hardened criminals -- perhaps due to psychological problems caused by long periods of stress. A counter argument is that fear of terrible prisons ...
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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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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 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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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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Is this quote/poem by Mahmoud Darwish? "if they ask you about Gaza.."

A quote about Gaza has become a meme on social media: And if they ask you about Gaza, tell them that it has a martyr, a martyr helps him, a martyr takes pictures of him, a martyr bids him farewell, ...
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Did Israel allow newborn babies to starve to death in their cribs when they seized al-Nasr Hospital in 2023? [closed]

On November 10, 2023, Israel seized Al-Nasr Hospital in Gaza City and ordered all doctors and staff to leave. (According to an ICRC statement, the Red Cross had no part in the evacuation.) A video ...
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Did Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar state he aims to remove all people from Israel?

German tagesschau quotes Israeli journalist Ehud Yaari about Yahya Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza: Das erklärte Ziel Sinwars sei es, alle Menschen in Israel entweder zu töten oder zu vertreiben. ...
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Was Danielle Aloni’s letter to Hamas voluntary or coerced? [closed]

Danielle Aloni is one of the more than 200 Israeli hostages who were captured by Hamas during their attack on October 7, 2023. She and her daughter Emilia were released on November 24, 2023, as part ...
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Did the crime rate in Norway drop 31% after Muslims were deported?

A racist meme was posted on Quora in November 2023 claims that Norway deported Muslims and the crime rate dropped by 31%. Warning: Image below contains an offensive cartoon. Did Norway deport Muslims?...
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Is Christianity testable? [closed]

In a debate between John Lennox and Peter Atkins on the topic "Can science explain everything?", at minute 44:47 John Lennox claims: Lennox: "And the major reason why I believe ...
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Was Israa Jaabis tortured or subjected to mutilation?

A video (graphicy content and heartbreaking) was posted on the X platform (formerly known as Twitter) showing a Palestinian woman who freed in the recent Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange. The user (and ...
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Did Plato say “we can change reality by changing our mind”?

The complete quote is: Reality is created by the mind. We can change our reality by changing our mind. I found this quote on Goodreads and on this blog and on Pinterest. However, none of these cites ...
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Was there widespread voter fraud in Michigan in the 2020 Presidential Elections?

Vosiznies (VINnews), a right-leaning Orthodox Jewish news site, has claimed that there has been disturbing and sizable evidence of systemic voter fraud in Michigan. They cite a video that they claim ...
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Does the US operate 400-metre tall towers/antennas in Israel?

Wikipedia had this claim up for about 15 years: Dimona Radar Facility (Hebrew: מתקן המכ"ם בדימונה) is a radar facility near Dimona, Israel, owned and operated by the United States. The Dimona ...
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Was Stuart Seldowitz "Obama's former/ex-director of the National Security Council"?

There's a related Q here about some other past job claims about him, but there's also, e.g. in the Daily Mail: Barack Obama's former director of the National Security Council has been unmasked as a ...
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Did Stuart Seldowitz work as Deputy Director/Senior Political Officer in the US State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs?

According to this New York Post article, former White House official Stuart Seldowitz said, “If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough,” the bigot identified by internet sleuths as ...
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Were postal pneumatic tubes in Berlin (Rohrpost) cleared with wine?

According to “A Series of Tubes” by Molly Wright Steenson: If a pneumatic canister got stuck and couldn’t be cleared by reversing airflow, there was another solution: firing a pistol into the tube ...
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Does Vietnam have 120 km of tunnels preserved from the Viet Cong era?

It's widely reported that there were hundreds of kilometers of Viet Cong tunnels. However that may be hard to prove exactly, in retrospect, how long they were. OTOH a more recent source claims that ...
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Does Hamas have 500 km of tunnels under Gaza?

In 2021, Hamas leader said "We have 500 km of tunnels in Gaza". The reason I find it dubious is due to speed of digging. Accodring to Wikipedia, a tunnel boring machine can dig in rock in a ...
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Does a study claim that there is a lack of organized rape by the Israeli Defence Forces for political motives?

A December 2007 article in Israel National News claims: A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers' committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to ...
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Was Bin Laden trending on TikTok on 17 November 2023?

According to this source and some memes I saw, Bin Laden's legacy lives on: Twenty-two years after he masterminded the 9/11 terror attacks, and 12 years after he was killed by U.S. special forces ...
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Did Paul Wirz witness ritual cannibalism in New Guinea as described by Joseph Campbell?

In a few places the writer Joseph Campbell wrote or spoke about a lurid ritual orgy that included human sacrifice and cannibalism, allegedly practiced in New Guinea. This seems to be best known from ...
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Is "From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free" a call for genocide? [closed]

A chant at many pro-Palestinian rallies is "From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free." Many claim this is a call for wiping out the current Jewish population of Israel residing ...
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Did Ukraine regularly place some of their military assets in areas populated by civilians?

Amnesty International claims: Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, ...
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Did US president Theodore Roosevelt call Democrats "prison vermin"?

According to two very non-primary references, the President called Democrats "prison vermin". The first is the 1902 Political X-rays, saying that it is quoting from an 8 November 1901 letter ...
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Has Hamas historically used protected civilian infrastructure as shields?

Whether al-Shifa hospital etc. host Hamas weapons and tunnels is under current dispute (although the videos of the under-hospital facilities keep pouring in). However these are not new claims by the ...
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Does smoking marijuana cause acne?

My teenage son has started smoking weed and I'm not happy about it, since I'm not a believer in "forbidding" thing over "convincing" I have tried to bring the topic to medical ...
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Would US president Theodore Roosevelt refer to his political enemies as "vermin"?

A publication of the Library of Congress says: Mr. Foulke in his letters reveals an unusual frankness in letting President Roosevelt know of the attitudes of his political enemies -- "small ...
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Was whaling the biggest industry in 1903?

In a podcast with Joe Rogan, Jimmy Carr made the claim that: Whaling was the biggest industry in the world in 1903. However, some people in the comment section dispute this, claiming that Carr meant ...
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Was the "cardiac ward building" of Al-Shifa hospital "completely destroyed" (by an airstrike) Sunday, Nov 12?

Something like this should be verifiable even with the current level of the fog of war, if not with respect to the exact date, at least whether the building is still around (from satellite photos etc.)...
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Were the weapons shown in Gaza hospitals really left there by Hamas? [closed]

The IDF has released videos of weapons they claim were left in Gaza hospitals Rantisi and al-Shifa by Hamas members, to prove Hamas used these protected institutions for military purposes, rendering ...
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In 2015, did the Israeli Defence Force execute an elderly Palestinian woman, Ghalia Abu Reida, after taking a picture with her?

[Warning: The links below contain distressing images of the result of violence.] X/Twitter account @HoyPalestina posted a tweet on 15 November 2023, claiming: In 2015, Israeli army spokesman Avichai ...
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Does an Arrow 3 cost more than 10 times less than its closest US equivalent (SM-3 Block IIA)?

According to the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, an Arrow 3 costs $2,200,000, while a Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA costs $36,387,000. Both of these are 21 inch (fit in that tube diameter) ...
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Was the Israeli interception of a missile (from Yemen) recently "the first combat ever to take place in space", 62 miles high?

Claim in The Telegraph on Nov 5: Israel this week used its Arrow missile-defence system to shoot down a ballistic missile outside of Earth’s atmosphere, in what is believed to be the first combat ...
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Did Netanyahu express support of Hamas in 2019?

When discussing the ongoing Israel/Hamas war, the following quotes occasionally come up. Anyone who wants to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state has to support bolstering Hamas and ...
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Is it true that women's rights organizations completely ignore the plight of Israeli women targeted by Hamas?

According to this source as Hamas targeted Israeli women and children for slaughter and abduction in their war against Israel, there has been near silence from international human rights and women’s ...
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Is there "video evidence that [Palestinians] deliberately avoided targeting women and children" during the Oct 7 attacks on Israel? [closed]

Forward, an American Jewish newspaper, reports that Queens College, City of New York University had a Muslim student group posting Instagram stories defending Palestinian/Hamas attacks on Israel on ...
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Are (modern) computers/AI (only) as intelligent as Apises (Bees)?

Modern computer systems contain only a few hundred thousand neurons and in rare cases, a few million, which, in terms of intelligence, is comparable to a bee. Ab Bees & AI How true is this ...
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Do some North Korean math textbooks involve problems counting the "American imperialist" dead?

'We Are the Mighty' writes about propaganda in North Korea: Their "history" and text books [...] The lies even slide into math problems for their kids. Such as: During the Fatherland ...
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Does Hamas have remote-controlled covers for their underground rocket firing pits?

NHK: Roskin also said Hamas is capable of storing and shooting rockets and mortars from the underground, and there are underground holes that are concealed with remote-controlled covers. I've seen ...
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Does this clip show Israeli Apache helicopters shooting their own citizens on Oct 7?

A Tweet in French with some 200K+ views (and some thousands of likes/retweets) claims Des images inédites ont fuité où ont voit des hélicoptères israéliens Apache bombarder ces propres concitoyens ...
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Were most of the people killed by Hamas on October 7 Israeli soldiers (at some point)?

In this clip by Richard Medhurst he says, Israel published a list of 1,400 causalities killed on October 7th and it turns out most of them are soldiers. Their ranks are listed right along side their ...
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Did an Egyptian dean of Islamic Studies say "we have the right to enslave Israeli women whom we captured in the war and enjoy them sexually"?

According to The Intellectual Extremism of Al-Azhar by Maher Jabra: The statements of the former Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies for Women at Al-Azhar University, Dr. Souad Saleh, supported ...
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Did (someone in) Turkey ship 16 tons of "explosive materials" to Hamas, disguised as gypsum?

FDD: Israeli customs authorities revealed on September 14 [2023] that their agents intercepted 16 tons of explosive material on its way from Turkey to the Gaza Strip in July. [...] According to the ...
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Did Hamas dig up EU-funded water pipes and turn them into rockets?

A recurring narrative/allegation in debates about the current Hamas/Israel conflict is that Hamas has dug up EU steel pipes and turned them into Qassam rockets. The main sources for this appear to be ...
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