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Do ice cubes with holes in them come from a purified water source?

Water in generally considered unsafe to drink in a number of South American countries, for example Ecuador. Even locals regularly buy bottled water. Ice also risks transmitting the contaminants. ...
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Do Americans tend not to travel outside the United States? [closed]

According to the following article from the Huffington Post American people don’t travel much internationally for a number of reasons such as: We have so much to offer in our own country This ...
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Do airlines increase price on repeat visits?

Where I live in the UK it is a common statement that looking around on comparison websites such as GoCompare or holiday websites such as BritishAirways will result in them using various methods to ...
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Do Australian pedophiles travel to Southeast Asia to abuse children there?

Australia is considering a law that would ban international travel for registered pedophiles. The reasoning seems to be the assumption that they frequently travel to Asia or south pacific islands for ...
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Does Trump spend $10m/month travelling compared to Obama's $1m/month?

The following graphic has been making the rounds in Reddit and other locations: The graphic cites The Washington Post as its source. Essentially, it is a infographic based on two figures: That ...
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Did two people get arrested for “manspreading”?

I've read in multiple places that two men have been arrested in New York for "manspreading", sitting on the subway with legs spreading. It seems quite unbelievable. First of all, I don't think people ...
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Do Irish locals urinate on the Blarney Stone?

The Blarney Stone is a stone set into the wall of a castle in Ireland. There is a local tradition that kissing the stone will grant eloquence. I was told by the tour guides in multiple locations in ...
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Is it possible to banish jet-lag with hi-tech sunglasses?

The Daily Telegraph (via yesterday’s Independent.ie) carried an article titled “Hi-tech 'sunglasses' could banish jet-lag,” which claimed: Australian sleep researches have developed a set of hi-...
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Does Ryanair use cookies to raise the price of their tickets after you have visited the site before?

According to this website, this and a few others, apparently, RyanAir uses cookies to detect whether you've been to the site before and increases the price, presumably because it believes if you're ...
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Is 2FABE a secret code for sending postcards without a stamp?

Borrowing shamelessly from a travel Stack Exchange question https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/2825/2fabe-the-secret-international-travel-postcard-stamp-code: I was told about this about ...
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What is the use of the questions on the US Visa Waiver form?

Whenever I enter the US, I need to fill out a little green form. The front page asks all sorts of reasonable questions: Name, passport number, date of birth, address I plan to be in the US etc. The ...