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Did the Wright brothers fly 105 times in 1904? [closed]

Did the Wright brothers fly 105 times in 1904? Can anybody bring forward strong evidence that will disproof the claims in the book below? According to the Wright brothers (see the Dec. 21, 1904 letter ...
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Did 528 Hz sound broadcasts help clean polluted water in the Gulf of Mexico?

Attuned Vibrations is a vendor with articles making numerous claims about the benefits of certain audio frequencies. On the 528 Hz – The Love Frequency page, they claim that 528 Hz sound helped clean ...
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When did the author of the Aryabhatiya live? [closed]

Aryabhatiya is a Sanksrit treatise on astronomy, written by Aryabhata, one of several men by that name. Wikipedia puts suggests that Aryabhata lived from 476–550 CE. One of the cites for this age ...
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Are there more shootings this year, or just more coverage? [closed]

There seems to be a shooting or even multiple shootings reported in the US by the press nearly every day this year. It makes me wonder if there are actually more shootings taking place than normal, ...
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Is it possible for mrna vaccines to affect DNA? [duplicate]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2021/01/11/covid-19-vaccines-cant-alter-your-dna-heres-why/ In this article on Forbes it is claimed that mrna vaccines can't in any way affect DNA. Does ...
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Is Lyme disease a global pandemic?

Avril Lavigne posted a video on Facebook featuring some celebrities talking about Lyme Disease. At the 0:13 mark, American singer/song-writer, Bebe Rexha, claims: Lyme disease is a global pandemic, ...
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Does George Floyd's 98% oxygen saturation level indicate he wasn't asphyxiated? [closed]

Various right-wing Twitter accounts have recently been pointing to testimony from the Derek Chauvin trial, in which an expert for the prosecution pointed out that George Floyd's oxygen saturation was ...
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What is the real amount of new Covid-19 cases per week per 100,000 people in Germany?

As I live in Germany, I am trying to follow the local Covid-19 situation with attention. The other day I saw a source (Financial Times) I was not following being shared on twitter. I noticed that it ...
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Did Tencent release accurate statistics for the Wuhan coronavirus that were 10 times the official figures?

Taiwan News reported the following on February 5: As many experts question the veracity of China's statistics for the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Tencent over the weekend seems to have inadvertently ...
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Did Albert Einstein never learn to drive?

Many websites make the claim that Albert Einstein never learned to drive. For example, this website claims: Did Albert Einstein have a car? Albert Einstein had no car of his own and he also never ...
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Does carrot juice cure cancer?

Ann Cameron, author of “Curing Cancer with Carrots”, claims that her cancer was cured by carrot juice, and recommends it as a treatment to others, as a potential substitute for chemotherapy. I ...
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Are “Our clients” sections trustworthy? [closed]

Sometimes I search the Internet to find a program for some task. And there are sites where you can see "Our clients" section with some big respectable corporations. For example: https://www....
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Is the P1 (“Brazil”) variant of SAR-CoV-2 more lethal to younger generations?

There have been numerous reports that the P1 variant of SARS-CoV-2 0 a.k.a. the Brazilian variant - is more lethal to younger generations: The Guardian: Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young ...
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Does Chinese astrology influence death rates?

In Joseph Henrich's book The secret of our Success he discusses the importance of culture as a factor in the rise to success of Homo sapiens. In chapter 14 he specifically discusses examples where ...
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Did molten aluminum pour from the WTC towers before they collapsed?

Video taken after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York show there was a hot yellow stream of fluid material pouring down the side of the WTC2. According to FAQ about the NIST ...
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About trusting COVID-19 vaccines [closed]

There is a big deal going on regarding the trust for covid-19 vaccines. I would like a list of solid reasons to either: A: Trust the vaccines B: Don't trust the vaccines
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Is the incidence of CVST in vaccinated persons any higher than would be expected normally?

US health authorities are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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Is there a million € reward for proof of Sars cov 2 isolation? [closed]

https://www.samueleckert.net/isolat-truth-fund/ This site claims to offer 1000000 € for a scientific demonstration of the existance of Corona virus. An excerpt from the site : "The money from the ...
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Biden 'fake' interview: video of Biden's hands appearing the wrong side of microphones

In the following video, US president Joe Biden is shown being interviewed in the open air. Reporters are holding microphones. In a couple of places the video shows Biden's hands appearing 'magically' ...
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Why is YouTube removing dislikes on The White House Channel? [closed]

The website https://81m.org/ has developed a tool to periodically check the latest videos uploaded to the Official White House YouTube channel using YouTube's API, and counts the increases of likes/...
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Has the Catholic Church ever retracted an “ex cathedra” statement?

Question: Has the Catholic Church ever made a proclamation ex cathedra (as in, one which it declares is infallible) that it later retracted? This could literally be any form of the following: Some ...
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Do 90% of employees who accept a counteroffer still end up leaving after a year?

According to a very highly upvoted post on Workplace.SE that says you should never accept a counteroffer: 80% of people who accept counter offers are gone from that company within 6 months, at the 12 ...
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Do the COVID-19 vaccines have worse side-effects for people who have already contracted COVID-19?

A March 16 KFYR-TV article [hat-tip @Laurel] reports: In a study posted by medRxiv (med archive), researchers report many people who had previously been infected with the virus reported flu-like ...
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Are travel restrictions during pandemics ineffective in most situations?

From the World Health Organization: Updated WHO recommendations for international traffic in relation to COVID-19 outbreak (29 February 2020) WHO continues to advise against the application of travel ...
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Does New York restrict voting more than Georgia's new law?

Some people have claimed that New York actually restricts voting more than Georgia, even after Georgia's new Election Integrity Act. New York’s voting laws are far more restrictive than Georgia’s by ...
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Did Hitler say “We'll work a hundred years without physics and chemistry”?

Hitler is reported to have been told by Carl Bosch in 1933 that if Jewish scientists were forced to leave Germany, physics and chemistry would be set back 100 years. He's reported (in the comments ...
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Is this video of an attack on an elderly Asian woman authentic?

A video of what appears to be an attack on an elderly Asian woman has been posted on social media, with the following description: UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON ELDERLY ASIAN WOMAN A 69-year-old woman was ...
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Is it illegal to post (mail) books and newspaper from United Kingdom to Switzerland?

I was reading about posting (mailing) items from United Kingdom to Switzerland with Royal Mail . https://www.royalmail.com/sending/international/country-guides/switzerland lists prohibited items Here ...
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Are 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities put into political camps?

Reuters: Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into “political ...
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Are gem-quality diamonds common?

One often hears that diamonds aren't rare at all. Upon closer inspection, such claims appear to actually state that diamonds cost more than their abundance alone would account for. Sources that ...
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Has the distribution of income and wealth in the USA got much more skewed towards the rich in the last 4 decades?

I recently asked this question about a statistic quoted by Kurt Andersen designed to illustrate the current wealth distribution in the USA in his book Evil Geniuses. It provoked a great deal of (...
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Does the FileCoin network have a capacity of 2.6 Billion Gigabytes?

According to the title of this article on decypt.co entitled, Filecoin Now Has a Global Capacity of 2.5 Billion Gigabytes It says, The Filecoin network has reached a total capacity of 2.5 exbibytes,...
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Do Afghans keep track of their birthdays?

According to this article (not in English) (not paywalled version) (Google Translate translation) the man in the article has a problem with his visa because he used a fictitious birthdate (as advised ...
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Is it, in some parts of the U.S., easier to get a rifle than to register to vote?

I've seen claims in several places that in some parts of the United States of America, the bureaucratic procedure to register to vote is more difficult/complicated than to get a permit to buy a ...
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Is it illegal to give water to voters in line in Delaware?

After the passage of S.B. 202 in the U.S. state of Georgia, there was a lot of outcry about the provision that makes it illegal for anyone to hand out food or water at the polls (emphasis added): No ...
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Do elements of the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2 provide evidence that SARS-CoV-2 originated in a lab?

The website Rootclaim, which uses Bayesian analysis to estimate the probabilities of various hypotheses about news events, claims to have ascertained that with high (approximately 75% probability), ...
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Did William Shakespeare help make the KJV bible?

Many believe because of the placement of specific words in Psalm 46 that William Shakespeare helped in the translation of the King James bible to English. In 1610, the year of the final editing ...
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Did Hitler say: “My mother was an ordinary woman, but she gave Germany a great son”?

Triumph Over Violence is a Soviet movie from 1965 which talks about the nazi Germany. Among others, the movie contains a quote attributed to Hitler: My mother was an ordinary woman, but she gave ...
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Did the CIA have a plan to airdrop condoms over Russian soil as a way of psychological warfare?

In various place on the internet, a story circulate about a scrapped CIA plan in which they would airdrop very large condoms labelled "Small" or "Medium" as a way to imply american ...
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Would the median household income in the USA be $140K and mean net worth $800K if wealth were evenly distributed

In his book (Evil Geniuses) about how the USA got where it currently is, Kurt Andersen speculates about how far wealth and income inequality has risen in the last few decades. He attempts to visualise ...
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Did A&W customers think 1/3 pound burger patties weigh less than 1/4 pound ones?

This Facebook post by 9gag.com makes the claim that customers of A&W thought that A&W's 1/3 pound burgers weighed less than McDonald's 1/4 pound burgers, and preferred to buy the McDonald's ...
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Have any versions of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” had to remove the Ask the Audience lifeline due to the audience purposely voting wrong?

The Russian version of "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" had to scrap the "ask audience lifeline as the audience would intentionally give the wrong answer. This image can be found (for ...
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Is there currently an epidemic of crimes against Asian Americans?

There's a common belief that we're seeing an epidemic of crimes against Asian Americans. Claims are too numerous to cite comprehensively so I'll just cite President Biden's tweet: We can’t be silent ...
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Has any US official said that the economy cannot be “fixed” if the pandemic is not “fixed”?

Context A week ago or so, Romania observed a conflict between the central authorities dealing with the pandemic (who want more restrictions) and the local authorities in a county (who want fewer ...
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Did passengers of the Titanic predict/foreshadow its sinking?

I just watched the episode "Night of April 14th" of the 1950s television show "One Step Beyond." The premise of the series is to present real life stories involving paranormal supernatural occurrences....
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Are chemicals in plastic causing a significant reduction in fertility?

This story in the Guardian quotes Shanna Swan, professor of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York City. She makes a number of claims about the impact ...
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Was polo the first sport to be played on earth?

I was reading about Qutub Minar and came across the fact that its builder Qutb-ud-din Aibak died while playing polo. Upon reading more about polo itself, I realized it was around since 5th century BC ...
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Did Uber, in its early startup days, hire engineers just by asking newly hired engineers “Who are the best engineers you've worked with”?

In a 2016 article, Blitzscaling, Reid Hoffman claims: In hiring, for instance, you may need to get as many warm bodies through the door as possible, as quickly as you can—while hiring quality ...
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Is the Pintubi-1 skull representative of a modern Aboriginal?

The following image shows two skulls - the one on the left is known as Pintubi-1. The one on the right is a modern Caucasian. It is claimed by many people and sites to be representative of the modern ...
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Was the living room called the “death room” around World War I? If so, by whom?

On a Reddit post I recently stumbled across the surprising assertion that the living room was once called the death room, with the explanation being given variously that it's where you would mourn the ...

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