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Did the Chinese government kill Falun Gong practitioners for their organs? [duplicate]

Did the Chinese government kill Falun Gong practitioners for their organs? https://www.healtheuropa.eu/forced-organ-harvesting-they-kill-innocent-people-for-their-organs/97306/ Articles such as ...
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Did white supremacists “mix-in” with groups protesting George Floyd's death?

Donald Trump, citing Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade, made a claim in the following tweet “I don’t see any indication that there were any white supremest groups mixing in. This is an ANTIFA ...
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Is this 'United Nations New World Order' website affiliated with the United Nations?

I stumbled upon this website: https://unnwo.org/. The United Nations New World Order Project is a global, high-level initiative founded in 2008 to advance a new economic paradigm, a new political ...
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Did a group of monkeys steal SARS-CoV-2 positive blood samples from a health care worker in India?

An article from Reuters claims that a health care worker in India was assaulted by a team of monkeys and robbed of the blood samples that he was carrying: LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A troop of ...
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Do “Soupeurs” exist?

I was chatting with some friends and the topic of the “Soupeur” came up. Apparently this is a word used in France to describe the practice of — and I quote: “…a sexual practice involving attraction ...
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Did Donald Trump tweet about closing Twitter for fact checking him?

I saw this hilarious pictures on 9gag. Most likely false. Source is 9 gag
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Does fast feedback result in greater expertise?

There are swathes of blogs and books promoting the notion that we should seek the quickest possible feedback to develop ours skill. The most prominent example I can think of comes from Daniel Kahneman'...
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Did Mark Zuckerberg create a website to rank his female classmates?

According to this highly viral and popular tweet from democracy diva, Mark Zuckerberg created a website to rank his classmates by their appearance, however, I haven't found any evidence to ...
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Do male chicks get ground up on most farms in the industralized world?

This was spurred from a recent related question. I started looking into whether male chicks are ground up. It makes sense that they are, but I'm having a hard time finding conclusive evidence. ...
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Does only China uniquely possess some 'rare earth elements' that can't be mined elsewhere?

How rare exactly are 'rare earth elements'? I'll use IUPAC's definition. A rare-earth element (REE) [...] as defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, is one of a set of ...
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Did state actors set fire to buildings during the George Floyd riots? [closed]

A Minnesota protestor made the following claim: "Media, you need to cover the undercover cops who have been breaking these windows and breaking into businesses. We have evidence of buildings that ...
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Do most people have no idea where their food comes from or how it’s made?

Mercy For Animals article According to U.K.-based paper The Herald [Plymouth], a new study shows most people have no idea where their food comes from or how it’s made. Vegan organization Viva! ...
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Was Thales the first to show that the year contained 365 days?

The philosopher Sir Anthony Kenny, in his 2004 book A New History of Western Philosophy v. 1, Ancient Philosophy claims that Thales of Miletus, an ancient Greek astronomer, was the first to show ...
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Does the concept of double-criminality apply to crimes committed outside of a country's jurisdiction?

Does the concept of double-criminality apply to crimes committed outside of a country's jurisdiction? A Canadian judge said the concept double-criminality applies to Meng Wanzhou because she ...
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Did George Biddell Airy write a paper “On Certain conditions under which a Perpetual Motion is possible”?

George Biddell Airy was an English mathematician. He was Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881 According to the Bessler Wheel web-site (a site dedicated to investigationg perpetual motion machines, Airy ...
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Was the U.S. government responsible for Popeye's dependance on spinach?

Whenever the cartoon sailor is on the verge of a fight, he squeezes open a can of spinach, pours the greens down his throat, and uses his muscles to pummel his opponent. Some sources claim that this ...
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Does China force US companies to hand over technologies?

In June 2019, Bloomberg reported: It’s been one of the most contentious fronts in the U.S.-China trade war: so-called forced technology transfers. The term refers to ways in which companies ...
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Has anyone ever been found either criminally or civilly liable for giving advice on a forum for plumbing/electrical/hvac/other?

I've seen on several forums (and/or members thereof) around trades where they say they don't give advice to non-pros because they're afraid the amateur will do it wrong and they'll be found liable. ...
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Did Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backtrack on raising interest rates from 2.5% to 3.25% in Jan 2 2019?

In this May 22 2020 article, NYU Stern Prof. Nouriel Roubini (BA Bocconi University 1982, PhD Harvard 1988) proclaimed: In other words, you’re saying that because of structural weaknesses in the ...
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Have luxury stores in New York City boarded up, or hired security guards who weren't there before?

In this May 22 2020 article, Nouriel Roubini (BA Bocconi University 1982, PhD Harvard 1988) proclaimed: You’re going to start having food riots soon enough. Look at the luxury stores in New York. ...
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Is it true that whole flaxseed can last for six months past the written expiration date on the package? [closed]

In this page CAN FLAXSEED GO BAD? mentions Flaxseed can go bad, and its shelf life depends upon how it’s processed and stored. The more processed flaxseed is, the more likely it is to spoil. (...
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Did the CDC aggregate Covid-19 test data from PCR diagnostic tests with antibody tests?

On May 21st, 2020, The Atlantic reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been mixing the test data from diagnostic and antibody testing, apparently since beginning to ...
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Are there many per capitas? [closed]

Politico quotes Donald Trump : Just this past week, Trump reveled in a mental list he has been keeping of how many tests the U.S. has conducted, approaching 14 million, in comparison with other ...
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Did chemist Glenn Seaborg claim the Oklo reactor was man-made?

The Oklo mine in Gabon is thought to be the site of the only natural nuclear fission reactors. An Instagram video posted by Instagram user matrixdisclosure claims it was actually man-made. Nobel ...
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Can you truly fall asleep in two minutes with this military technique?

The military secret to falling asleep in two minutes | The Independent. The trick is reportedly used by the US army to help them fall asleep in situations that are less than peaceful, such as on ...
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Was the crew dropping the “Tsar Bomba” nuclear bomb given only a 50% chance to survive?

Background The Tsar Bomba was the most powerful nuclear weapon ever created. On 30 October 1961 the Soviet Union experimentally detonated the bomb after dropping it from a plane above Nova Zembla. A ...
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Do J'ba Fofi (Congolese Giant spiders) exist?

It's Something wiki (dedicated to cryptozoology) reports: The J'ba Fofi (Baka: "giant spider"), also known as the Congolese Giant Spider is a cryptozoological creature that is said to exist in the ...
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Are you more likely to wake to a noise which is “relevant” to you?

Here How Noise Affects Your Sleep, While you sleep, your brain continues to register and process sounds on a basic level. Noise can jostle your slumber—causing you to wake, move, shift between ...
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Academic study on the proportion of hearing “no” versus “yes” among toddlers

I vaguely remember a study claiming that children heard the word "no" a lot more often than the word "yes". I could not find it today; I did find this claim A UCLA survey from a few years ago, ...
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Is it true that countries led by women are more successful at handling COVID-19?

This claim's been around a bit, e.g. this source, this source, this source. The countries named are Germany, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Belgium, Taiwan, Norway. I'm wondering if this claim cherry-...
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Was the Nazi Hakenkreuz logo based on the Indic swastika?

"Swastika" is sanskrit word for an ancient geometrical symbol, broadly used in Indic cultures. Amongst countries that were involved with World War II, it is associated with the Nazi flag, designed by ...
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Does wearing face masks eliminate the risk of spreading COVID-19 by 98.5%? [duplicate]

From The Telegraph: Face masks should be mandatory on planes and trains as it reduces coronavirus spread by 98.5 per cent, the Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair has said. Michael O'Leary ...
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Has Donald Trump ever had a 50,000 domestic arena crowd?

Eric Trump, in an interview with Fox News Jeanine Pirro, claimed the following: “They think they’re taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is being able to go into an arena and fill it ...
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Did the US Federal government take 3 months from the warning its BARDA chief to require more production of N95 masks?

This exchange from a Congressional hearing was mentioned on Twitter and cited by some news Q: "It took 3 months from your initial warnings...for the federal government to...require the production ...
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Did Ecuador's privatization of its healthcare system (under Moreno) substantially reduce the number of ICU beds?

As claimed on iacenter.org: What’s behind this crisis is that during the past three years, the neoliberal regime of President Lenín Moreno privatized the public health system and systematically ...
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Is vodka (or alcohol solutions with less than 60% concentration) an effective hand sanitizer against Covid-19?

There has been a lot of insistence in some quarters that hand sanitizers need to have > 60% alcohol contents, even against the new coronavirus and so that e.g. vodka (which typically has lower ...
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Did the NIH start developing a COVID-19 vaccine on January 11?

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1188532.shtml A Chinese state media claims Trump said that the NIH started developing a COVID-19 vaccine on January 11. Is this claim accurate? If it is, then how ...
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Did the CDC refuse to identify America’s COVID-19 “Patient Zero”?

In an April 10 article, the alternative media outlet, UNZ Review [claimed]: Every public health official on earth knows this yet, despite its WHO obligations, the CDC refuses to identify America’...
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Could the Ark of the Covenant have killed by acting as a capacitor?

In the biblical account of Uzzah, he touches the Ark of the Covenant on the road from Gibeah to Jerusalem; this irks the god of Israel, who knocks him out on the spot. A 2014 Gizmodo article quotes ...
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Was Taiwan free of new COVID-19 cases for 30 days up to 12th May, 2020?

Anadolu Agency, a Turkish news agency reported on 6th May: It has been 24 days since the last case of local transmission of COVID-19 was reported in Taiwan. Agon Hare is a musician who runs a ...
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Is South Africa the “protest capital of the world?”

If you’re South African, you often hear that “South Africa is the world’s protest capital”. There’s even a Wikipedia page that begins with this line. The origin of this statement, as far as I can tell,...
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Did the Soviet Union murder over 20M people under its control after the war?

Richard Rumelt (business professor at UCLA, 2011): During the whole post-WWII period, the Soviet Union murdered upward of 20 million people, its own citizens and others under its control True?
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Do people play Scrabble Go for 100 minutes per day?

This BBC News article about the Scrabble Go mobile game by EA Games makes a fantastic claim Scrabble Go was launched on 5 March and had been downloaded more than 10 million times by the end of ...
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Is this quote by Adolf Hitler?

In Willfully Ignorant, Pat Miller attributes a quote to Hitler in Mein Kampf.  The quote has recently been getting some traction on the internet without mentioning Miller’s novel.  I can't find it in ...
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Has China not published an official number of Covid-19 tests performed in its territory?

Taiwan’s vice president Chen Chien-jen claimed in a May 8 interview with France24 (around 3:40) that they cannot find the official number of Covid-19 tests performed in China... the implication being ...
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Does wearing contacts increase the risk of retinal detachment if you receive a blow to the head?

It's fairly well established that a blow to the head can be a contributing factor to retinal detachment, and there are various people who claim that wearing contact lenses or being nearsighted are ...
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Did the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) accuse China of pressuring the WHO to suppress news about the Wuhan outbreak?

As reported on Arirang TV and in (more clear detail) on Taiwan News Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress ...
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Were masks imported to China in Jan-Feb resold to Mexico at 20-30 times the price in March?

Global News reports In March, the masks sold to China in January and February were being sold back to Mexico at 20 to 30 times the price, according to [Jorge] Guajardo [Mexico’s former ambassador ...
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Did Feynman write 'Orange Juice' as a response to Pauling's advisory on Vitamin C?

Apparently, according to the Nobel Prize's official Facebook, Richard Feynman composed a song on the congas known as 'orange juice' after fellow Nobel-laureate Linus Pauling wrote to him claiming that ...
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Did public officials confirm the inaccurate registration of Covid-19 deaths [duplicate]

In this interview, Elon Musk says (starting at 1:29:46) that a lot of deaths from Covid-19 are not accurately reported, as in some deaths "from covid" are reported because of the presence of some ...

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