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Garments, and the way in which they are worn.

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Does putting silver into clothing reduce the amount of odor-causing bacteria?

Mack Weldon advertises that their underwear uses Silver XT2™ technology: Made possible with Silver XT2™ technology, silver naturally destroys odor-causing bacteria. We added Pima cotton to keep you ...
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Does wearing tight boxers lead to lower testosterone levels?

According to 11 unique Ways To Increase Your Testosterone Without Steroids: If you heat up your boys by wearing tight boxers or by taking long hot baths and showers, you are just basically ...
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Antistatic bracelet without a ground connection

Last winter in Japan, some of my friends were buying bracelets like this, that claim to prevent or reduce static shocks: Here is an advertisement picture describing how it is supposed to be used, ...
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Does “dressing for the job you want” help promotion?

There is a saying: Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. I have always understood this as implying that this is a way to help attain "the job you want". This article references a ...
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Do people in only “a few countries” wear their shoes inside the house? [closed]

Yesterday I watched the following video on Facebook: America Vs: Shoes At Home. In that video, it's argued that wearing shoes inside the house is inappropriate, mainly because it's not hygienic, but ...
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Are Germans buying anti-rape “safety shorts”?

From The Express: Safe shorts to STOP women joggers suffering SEX ATTACKS in Germany are sold out, January 1 2017: AN ENTREPRENEUR from Germany has created trousers with the aim of protecting women ...
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Do Tide Pods laundry detergent have 10 times the cleaning power of other liquid bargain brands?

Tide makes a lot of claims about their product They pack 10X cleaning power* in an innovative, three chamber design separating key ingredients until they hit the wash for maximum cleaning power. ...
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Are retail clothing prices going down significantly enough to impact the used clothing market?

This article at Bloomberg claims that "...new clothes are becoming as cheap as used ones, and poor countries are turning their backs on the secondhand trade". It also says that "...The tide of ...
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Are high temperatures the cause of nudity being not unusual amongst the Daasanach?

From the second page of I Photographed Women In 60 Countries To Change The Way We See Beauty: Her tribe is called the Daasanach. With the high temperatures here, nudity is not unusual. Amongst ...
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Does organic cotton use less water than conventional cotton?

In The Guardian's article Cotton production linked to images of the dried up Aral Sea basin, it's claimed that organic cotton uses less water than conventional cotton. “Conventional cotton (as ...
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Do Muslims call an inner layer of a hijab a “ninja”?

At the National Museum of Ethnology, in Osaka, Japan, it's claimed that an inner, stretchy layer of a hijab is referred to by Malaysians as a "ninja", and that it was thus named based on the clothing ...
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Did Israel install cameras that can see through clothing on the Temple Mount?

In this article Salah Abu Agrafa, a worshipper at the Temple Mount claims: “They took away the metal detectors, but they replaced them with X-ray cameras that can look at our women naked.” ...
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Is this weather forecast from Sweden?

Made prominent by Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) with 7K Retweets and 9K Likes, but also retweeted by Lalo Dagach and others: The weather forecast in Sweden vs the weather forecast in Iraq. An ...
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Does wearing new clothes before washing them pose any health risks, like infection or skin irritation?

Seems to be common wisdom to wash new clothes: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3650428/Why-wash-new-clothes-wearing-including-covered-people-s-germs.html http://www.wsj.com/articles/do-you-...
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Can this dress change colour dynamically?

This news site features a video of a dress changing colours via an iPad app. The news site says: Sydney designers Showpo posted a video to YouTube showing off their new ‘colour changing’ dress, and ...
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Were feasting caterpillars used to make very light veils, as reported by Charles Babbage?

In "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures" Charles Babbage gives a very detailed account of the production of extremely light veil by caterpillars. These fabrics appear 20 times lighter than ...
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Are women in burqas never strip-searched by the TSA?

An article falsely attributed to Jeff Foxworthy has been doing the rounds: US Message Board The Political Insider Truth of Fiction Above Top Secret It makes various claims and one of the claims are ...
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Does South Carolina law prohibits anyone over age 18 from dressing up as a clown?

All these seemingly reputable news sites Reuters The restiveness in Greenville was enough for police to warn that South Carolina law prohibits anyone over age 18 from dressing up as a clown. Chief ...
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Did the average Linux Symposium T-Shirt size increase from 1999 to 2008?

A widely circulated image claims: TechCrunch50 company FitBit (which demoed its health activity monitoring device live as well) put up this slide to underscore its point that obesity is a growing ...
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Is it illegal to leave your house without underwear in Thailand?

There are some other strange laws in Thailand but this seemed to be the most "interesting" one to me. How are they even going to find out? Are they going to observe your bulge? There are a lot of ...
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Should I refrain from putting my clothes to dry outside on a full moon?

This website (French) explains: N'étendez jamais votre linge de couleur un soir de pleine lune. En effet, ces nuits sont plus froides que les autres et font poindre une rosée contenant du peroxyde ...
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Does wearing linen reduce skin temperature by more than 3°C?

There are many claims around about clothes made of linen being useful in warmer climates. Usually it includes explanations such as a better transportation for sweat so it can evaporate more easily, or ...
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Do yaks get shaved?

Many programmers have heard of the phrase yak shaving. In real life, do yaks literally get shaved? This answer to a question about shaving dogs has someone claiming that yaks do get shaved: ...
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Is this “Remove child before washing” clothes label real?

The image below went somewhat viral: It shows a clothes label with the text "Remove child before washing". Is this an actual clothes label of an actual commercially available piece of clothing? Or ...
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Are Muslim headscarves banned in France?

@ShujaRabbani (9 January 2015, 528 retweets, 467 favorites) If France wants to prove her honesty in believing in their 'Freedom', show us that you will not force Muslim women to take off their ...
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Does Bamboo Charcoal clothes help to improve one's health?

GreenYarn sel a number of products, such as clothing with bamboo charcoal particles are embedded in the fiber. They claim: Health: Bamboo charcoal absorbs chlorine in water and let minerals out, ...
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Does high dryer heat shrink clothes?

The general consensus on the internet (if you Google around, visit forums, Yahoo! answers, some from people who claim to work in the laundering business) is that high dryer heat causes clothes to ...
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Do lingerie bags protect delicates from damage in washing machines?

Mesh lingerie bags are widely sold to protect lingerie and other delicate fabrics from damage in the washing machine. They are also known as wash bags. An example of such a product here. Protects ...
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Does Heattech clothing generate heat?

Uniqlo sells HEATTECH heat-generating clothing. When HEATTECH absorbs body moisture, tiny droplets generate heat. Thermographs clearly show that HEATTECH maintains more warmth, more evenly over ...
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Is the Western academic dress originally derived from Avicenna's style of clothing?

There is this claim that the Academic Dress (shown below) is originally derived form Avicenna's style of clothing. I wonder if it's true. Here is a link to a sample of this claim. Discussion on a ...
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Is freezing jeans a substitute for cleaning them with soap and water?

It is a common household tip: Put your jeans in the freezer to freshen them up. Denim enthusiasts claim it will kill bacteria (although it won't remove stains). Is this true? Is it hygienic to forgo ...
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Are people unable to go to school because they can't afford uniforms?

In the middle of a blog post on human trafficking, it's claimed: Another way to be involved with this issue is to help prevent boys and girls from being trafficked in the first place. Many of ...
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Does snapping clothes before placing them in the dryer improve their drying?

I've been told that I shouldn't just take clothes out of the washing machine and put them directly in the drier without first snapping them to get them to become uncrumpled. I have tried both ways and ...
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Was wearing trousers very low (sagging) invented in prison to show sexual availability?

I have seen several times people posting on Facebook about the history of wearing very low trousers. They claim that it was invented in U.S prisons. Apparently by showing a little bit of their butts ...
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Does genital-electrocution of animals cause immediate death?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) claim that fur-farms use genital electrocution techniques to kill animals without damaging the fur: Animals have clamps attached to or rods forced ...
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Does filling a clothing washing machine to the top reduce cleaning effectiveness?

Someone recently insisted that filling a washing machine to the top doesn't get clothes as clean. My washing machine has water fill levels from "Small" all the way to "Extra Large," but no ...
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Does wearing summer clothing during the winter increase your tolerance to the cold?

My dad could tolerate long periods of time outside during the winter while wearing shorts and a t-shirt. He told me he started wearing warmer-weather clothing during the winter, and eventually his ...
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Do closed closet doors keep moths out?

Some sites suggest that closed doors can keep moths out. Others report that keeping the closet doors closed does not help with moth control. So, does it?
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Are animals skinned alive or dead for their pelt?

An animal rights activist friend of mine recently went on a rant about how fur should be illegal. One of her main arguments was that all animals suffered greatly during the fur removing process as ...
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For people with high body odor, is it better to wear cotton or microfiber?

For people with high body odor, is it better to wear cotton or microfiber? It's a tough question as there is a good argument for both sides. Argument in favor of cotton: As it has lower ...
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Do school uniforms improve student behavior?

Many of the advocates of school uniforms claim that uniforms for students in K-12 reduce behavior problems such as bullying. What evidence exists to support or contradict these claims? For example, ...
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Can you put a gag in someone's mouth to prevent them from talking?

I don't get this, I see it on crime TV programs a lot, they stuff a cloth in the mouth of someone so they can't scream/shout for help. I put a sock in my mouth once, it was pretty easy to push it out ...
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Is a woman who dresses sexually suggestively more likely to get raped?

There was a recent controversy about a police officer who is reported to have suggested: Women can avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” If we leave out the derogatory word and focus ...
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Is sun protection clothing a real alternative to sunscreen?

I was reluctantly dragged along to do clothes shopping in Singapore today and all over the place they advertised clothing that has supposedly been coated with some form of UV protection. As far as I'm ...
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Do vertical stripes make you look thinner?

It is perceived wisdom that vertical stripes on clothing make a person look thinner and horizontal stripes make them look fatter. Has any research been done into these optical illusions that support ...