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Did 1.5 million soldiers during the Algerian Revolution? [on hold]

So I was watching a YouTube video titled Largest Armies in the World 1816 - 2019 In the part between 1954 and 1962 4:38 to 4:52 Algeria did not pop up to the top 10 which I found weird given that ...
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Did Bercow say he would have sent the EU extension-request letter himself, had Johnson not done so?

The Express claims: Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said if Mr Johnson will not send the letter to the EU to request a delay, he would. Did Bercow actually say this?
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Is or was there a “Josef Broz Tito Paedophile Street” in the former Yugoslavia? [on hold]

I recall reading a blog post, possibly on a travel blog about unusual place names, depicting a sign for "Ulica Josip Broz Tito Pedofila". Here's what I remember: the blog post was in English it ...
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Are police officer's families 2-4 times more likely to experience domestic violence?

I was wondering the accuracy of this claim: Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, ... in contrast to 10% of families in the general ...
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Does putting a tiny electrical current across the parietal lobe boosts maths ability?

A 2010 BBC article says: Applying a tiny electrical current to the brain could make you better at learning maths, according to Oxford University scientists. They found that targeting a part of ...
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Machine Learning Program in C++ [on hold]

I am a university student and I have been given a semester project to make a machine learning program using c++. The program should answer all your questions (in free text) related to c++. I am a new ...
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Does Stannum metallicum 30X (a homeopathic product) have observable biological effects?

This study claims to have "observed biological effects conflicting with the assumption that Stannum metallicum 30X is identical to placebo". I was always under the impression that homeopathy is a ...
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Did Turkey use poison gas against the Kurds in 1937-38?

Baki Tezcan writes in an LA Times opinion piece: In the 1920s and ’30s, Kurdish citizens of Turkey were brutally massacred in military responses to rebellions. Those uprisings were also ...
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Do cockroaches eat margarine?

There is a belief that cockroaches will not eat margarine. Angie's Option Blog only humans are foolish enough to eat [margarine] – rats and cockroaches won’t touch the stuff. Facebook post ...
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Are dog silhouettes effective at keeping geese away?

Canada Geese are a big nuisance where I live (despite living several hours away from Canada). To keep them away, I've seen more and more places put down black wooden dog silhouettes like this one from ...
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Do vaping bans cause people who were previously vapers to start smoking cigarettes?

Background This Buzzfeed article asserts that there is a realistic worry that vaping bans cause vapers to return back to cigarettes: And yanking nicotine e-cigarettes off the market could have ...
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Are neo-Nazis calling for the murder and torture of Stack Exchange members?

Earlier today, a question was posted on the Meta Stack Exchange site. Here is an excerpt from that question: Several right-wing websites have started reporting and thus directed attention of far-...
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How short does a trip need to be before flying is less safe than other forms of transportation? [on hold]

It's often mentioned that flying is the safest form of transportation, and no doubt this is true when considering only a long-haul trip. There's no doubt, for example, that driving (or taking a train ...
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Does clapping children on the back in certain positions help clear mucus from their lungs?

Chest Physical Therapy (CPT) is the practice of clapping children on the back to clear mucus out of the lungs. FairView (a Minnesotan non-profit health site) recommends it for chest infections. ...
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Did the Allies reverse the threads on secret microfilm-hiding buttons to thwart the Germans?

Here is an anecdote that I recall reading as a child: During World War II, the English found a way to smuggle microfilm past the German authorities. They sewed a hollow button to their jackets that ...
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Did Senators Sanders and Warren support Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum?

A PIIE article states Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren strongly oppose free trade pacts such as TPP and USMCA, support Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, and are intensely ...
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Is it possible for any human to sit on fire without getting burnt? [closed]

Look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyqj5xQCM30 How did he pull that off ?
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Are bars in Italy using pasta as straws?

It’s being reported in a lot of places that bars in Italy are using pasta as straws: 1 ,2, 3, 4. They all cite the same source of a Reddit post here, with a picture of one of these pasta straws in ...
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Does Turkey make the “structural steel frame” for the F-35 fighter?

In a tweet of Donald Trump (which was also carried without commentary in this regard by the Washington Post) he says So many people conveniently forget that Turkey is a big trading partner of the ...
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Does Test Driven Development decrease development time and create better quality software? [closed]

As any software developer out there I hold my own opinions about programming related stuff. I also hold my own opinion about TDD (Test Driven Development). But my opinion is irrelevant because it's ...
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Did the US push the Kurds to lower their defences against Turkey in the months preceding the latest Turkish military operation against them?

CNN reports: Analysts such as Bowman say part of the outrage is driven by the fact that "we would have not defeated ISIS' Caliphate ... without their help" and that the Kurds had just recently ...
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Does the inner ear play a large role in regulating respiration?

Assoc Prof Dr Daniel Rubens has said that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome might be linked to damage to the inner ear. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may be linked to the build up of carbon ...
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Are the Democrats handing out legitimate subpoenas to the Trump Organization? [closed]

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/politics/gordon-sondland-house-impeachment/index.html I am seeing quite a few articles about subpoenas and the Trump Organization/White House deciding to not cooperate. ...
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Does illegal immigration change the U.S. electorate as claimed by Larry Elder?

In this episode of Rubin Report Larry Elder claims: The country has changed in part, in my opinion, because of immigration, including illegal immigration. People who are coming to the country ...
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Does cuckolding porn usually involve interracial sex with an African-American male?

A GQ article states The cultural importance of the cuckold in America is rooted in racism: in pornography, the wife of the cuckolded (almost exclusively white) husband is most commonly sleeping ...
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Do more Americans want the Bidens investigated than Trump impeached?

An October 7th segment of Fox News and Friends is available on YouTube McCarthy: More people want to investigate Biden than impeach Trump House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy says at 3m19s: ...
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Was human DNA found in a sample of Priorix Tetra MMRV vaccine?

I came across this tweet in my feed: The claim is that a group of scientists from Corvelva tested a sample of MMRV and determined that it contained human DNA. Here is the article linked in the ...
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Can gluten cause depression?

Yesterday, I read a really serious testimony of someone saying that, since they stopped eating gluten, they aren't depressed anymore. I did some digging and find several articles linking gluten to ...
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Are men more attracted to women who are ovulating over those who are not?

Background In 2016, a Business Insider article by Rebecca Harrington asserted that there have been multiple studies supporting the notion that men are preferentially attracted to women who are ...
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Are there hundreds of thousands of US citizens living in Mexico illegally?

I've seen an article shared a few times on social media entitled "Here's a twist: 91% of Americans living in Mexico are 'Illegal'". It claims: According to a study by the National Institute of ...
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Has the majority of Northern Ireland's business organisations rejected Boris Johnson's latest Brexit plan?

The Belfast Telegraph reporting on Boris Johnson's "final offer" to the EU, states that: Mr Johnson's current plans would see Northern Ireland apply EU rules on goods, but stay in a customs ...
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Did US Govt profit from the 2008 financial crash bailouts?

This site here says that basically, the government sold back some of the assets it bought to bail-out banks during the financial crisis of '08. I'm assuming it was basically the federal bank that ...
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Do video games lead to increased depression, anxiety and aggression?

Nicholas Kardaras is a addiction expert who was a professor at Stony Brook Medicine. In his 2016 NY Post article he claims that screen time is extremely harmful to children. The article intermingles ...
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Did smallpox emerge in 1580?

Researchers compared and contrasted the 17th Century strain to those from a modern databank of samples dating from 1940 up to its eradication in 1977. Strikingly, the work shows that the evolution of ...
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Did Nabil Karoui hire a Canadian firm to lobby the US Government to support his Tunisian presidential bid?

The 2019 Tunisian presidential election is currently underway. One of the candidates, Nabil Karoui was arrested on money laundering charges in August 2019. A document hosted by the US Department of ...
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Do Alex Jones' videos get thousands of views?

Alex Jones, after being kicked off Youtube, has found a new home: Banned.video. And the view-counter over there seems very suspicious: it shows each video having thousands of views. And each time I ...
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Was the Dow Jones average more unstable after 2017 than in the preceding post-2008 years?

A Salon article says that Trump's trade war of choice against China has turned a steadily rising Dow Jones average, through 2017, into an unstable sawtooth pattern with massive single-day declines ...
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Does Australia produce unique 'specialty steel'?

Wikipedia quotes Bob Woodward's Fear : Trump in the White House, writing: Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull successfully lobbied President Trump to get an exemption at the 2017 G20 ...
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Does wind energy cost 2 cents per kwh?

In a 2018 CleanTechnica article, Wind Energy Prices Continue To Fall Due To Technology Advancements & Cost Reductions, they claim The new report, the Department of Energy’s (DoE) 2017 Wind ...
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Does the USA have the highest cumulative CO2 emissions since 1750?

Vox has posted a cumulative graph of CO2 emissions since 1750. And the USA is flagged as the chief culprit. The actual title of the Vox article is: Why the US bears the most responsibility for ...
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Is John Durham handling all referrals from the IG investigation?

Jerry Dunleavy said this on Wednesday in the Washington Examiner: Durham’s investigation is separate from the one that was just finished by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The DOJ watchdog ...
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Does the Creighton Method of Natural Family Planning have a failure rate of 3.2% or less?

The Creighton Method of natural family planning claims to have a 3.2% failure rate for typical use, and a failure rate of 0.5% for perfect use. However, my primary care doctor said that Natural ...
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Will global warming save millions of lives?

The Telegraph reported in 2009 that: Global warming will save millions of lives Dire predictions about climate change and health omit the cost of cold, says Bjorn Lomborg. By Bjorn ...
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Did the USSR evacuate 1.75 million Jews form the Nazis?

For example https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.jta.org/1943/07/02/archive/russia-helped-1750000-jews-to-escape-nazis-says-james-n-rosenberg/amp This cannot be true
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Are 1 in 6 deaths in the USA due to lead exposure?

A blog I read contains this content: About one in six death in the USA is due to lead exposure. Lead accumulates in your body over time and significantly increases your risks of cardiovascular ...
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Does the United States Army pay $1,200 per civilian killed to their family?

In Season 4, Episode 1 of This Is Us, character Cassidy Sharp Is this number accurate? Does the United States Army pay families $1,200 per civilian killed? If so, does the Army financially ...
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Are there records of girls born with enlarged clitoris mistaken - and raised - as boys?

In a popular-science Polish magazine Focus EKSTRA, special issue 5/2004*, page 39, there's a paragraph that says (in original Polish, emphasis mine:) Jak duża może być łechtaczka? Największe ...
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Is climate change already killing people and costing billions in the USA?

According to Gizmodo: Climate change will make our lives worse in the years to come, but a new report out last week highlights the stark costs people are already paying across the Atlantic. In 2012 ...
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Has Boris Johnson ever referred to any of his opponents as “traitors”?

Yesterday Paula Sherriff said (quote from Hansard, emphasis mine): We stand here, Mr Speaker, under the shield of our departed friend. Many of us in this place are subject to death threats and ...
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Fascism keynesian quote from Mussolini - accurate?

http://www.stephenhicks.org/2015/07/12/mussolini-on-keyness-economics/ “Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ ...

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