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Have any children in Gaza starved to death as a result of the current war?

US Senator Chris Van Hollen stated in a speech: I asked the head of the World Food Programme, former American ambassador Cindy McCain about these reports. [...] I sent her a note asking about reports ...
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Were procedures changed on June 1, 2001 about intercepting off-course airplanes?

Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura writes in American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us: Between September 2000 and June 2001, on 67 different ...
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Was Jesus a Jew at all? [closed]

First of all: what I mean here by “Jew” is nationality and not religion. The question of whether Jesus was a Jew therefore means whether Jesus was an Israeli, i.e. a descendant of Jacob/Israel. The ...
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Was the Trump assassination attempt staged? [closed]

Kinda an obvious one considering the recent news surrounding the Donald J Trump shooting, but let me elaborate. Misinformation spreads swiftly in hours after Trump rally shooting was a recent ...
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Does this photo show a bullet flying past Donald Trump? [closed]

A New York Times article, Photo Appears to Capture Path of Bullet Used in Assassination Attempt, considers whether the streak in this picture is a bullet fired at Trump: A composite image showing ...
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Are the media headline claims, implying that Smotrich's Palestinian statement was false, justified?

A Google search (2023-03-22) for "Smotrich" occurring within the past week produces: Bezalel Smotrich - Wikipedia Top stories: CNN - Israeli minister says there's 'no such thing as a ...
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Can eating a few cherry pits lead to cyanide poisoning?

In 2017, a Serbian news station reported a UK man was hospitalized after eating cherry pits. [Google translated] Matthew Krim (28) was eating cherries and out of pure curiosity swallowed three along ...
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Does having late or heavy dinner make you fat?

Of course, taking calories in general tends to make one fat. My question is whether, relatively speaking, having heavy dinner has more probability of making you fat than, say, heavy lunch. And whether ...
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Can using tampons lead to harmful exposures to lead or heavy metals? [closed]

According to this news story by NPR that scientists at Columbia University and Michigan State University examined "30 tampons from across 14 brands and 18 product lines, which they did not name ...
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Where is the proof that Trump is racist without using news and mass media soundbites [closed]

I think that Donald Trump has gotten a really bad reputation as being a racist xenophobe white supremacist white nationalost Nazi that wants to destroy America and make it authoritarian dictatorship ...
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Communicating with thoughts [closed]

Let's run a quick "hypothetical"... Let's say a man woke up one day with direct communication to his neighbors and coworkers inside his head. Their voices are "heard" much like his ...
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Does the BBC have TV detector vans and how can they tell if you aren't paying a license fee?

I've heard from more than a few Brits that if you own a TV but don't pay your license fee, they'll come after you with unexpected visits and or fines. Here is an example article debating their ...
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Does eating dark chocolate reduce the risk of heart diseases?

I always had a poor view of the healthfulness of chocolate, but recently I came across an 8fact image which says otherwise: Is it true that eating dark chocolate reduces the risk of heart ...
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Did Joe Biden refer to himself as a black woman?

The Telegraph claims that Joe Biden has made the statement on Philadelphia radio station “By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice-president, first black woman… to serve with a black ...
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Did the BBC censor a non-binary character in Transformers: EarthSpark?

Bleeding Cool, a news site focused on comics and other pop culture, reported that the BBC censored a scene in Transformers: EarthSpark in which the character Nightshade discusses how they are non-...
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Did JFK Attempt to eliminate the power of the Federal Reserve Bank to loan money to the US?

According to this site: On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power ...
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Is the pope's headgear adopted directly from a Mesopotamian hat, symbol of worshipping Dagon, as seen in his fish mouth looking mitre?

The Roman bishop of the Catholic church is often wearing a mitre. Countless sites, 'that really know the hidden truth and tell it', make the connection of 'fish mouth' and 'Dagon priest', claiming ...
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Does/will Disney World charge men 20% more for tickets? [closed]

I saw a news post that Disney World is going to charge men 20% more than women to "fight the wage gap". I can only find it on Mouse Trap News, which looks like a parody site, but there's ...
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Have human infant foreskins been put into commercial cosmetic products?

It's been a thing I've heard for a long time now, but I simply thought it was some sort of slander campaign. I recently read an article in Boston magazine which said "the active ingredient in an ...
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Cohabiting couples more likely to divorce?

v0.2 of myself was Catholic; subsequent revisions have removed this feature from my code base. In any case, I went through Catholic marriage prep, and was married in the Catholic Church. At the ...
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Does the average American watch 5,000 movies in their lifetime?

Here is a snippet from an article on the Utah Statesman: According to a Redbox study, Americans watch more than 5,000 movies in their lifetimes, an average of about seven per month. I cannot find ...
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Did Joe Biden mumble/stutter after saying "America is a nation that can be defined in a single word"?

In a video of the Hindustan Times, Joe Biden seems to be saying: America is a nation that can be defined in a single word: Asufutimaehaehfutbw I can't help but wonder if it is a fake. US ...
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Did the German justice system convict a woman for insulting a person who gang raped a minor?

New York Post writes A German woman was handed down a harsher sentence than a convicted rapist after she called him a “disgraceful rapist pig.” Maja R, 20, was jailed for a weekend after she was ...
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Do modern nuclear weapons produce no nuclear fallout?

Neil deGrasse Tyson says nuclear bombs no longer produce fallout. From the video Neil deGrasse Tyson: modern hydrogen nuclear weapons don’t have the radiation fallout problem of WW2: “Modern nukes ...
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Did Palestinians on social media decipher the "signals and gestures" that police used against protestors in Ferguson?

The Reverend Traci D. Blackmon stated the following in a recent interview for National Public Radio: when the young people went to the street in Ferguson and encountered military tanks and snipers ...
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Are children born out of wedlock more likely to become "predators"?

According to Joe Biden (at about 1:11:00 in the Cspan video; see also the transcript; 18 November 1993, emphasis added): We must take back the streets. It doesn't matter whether or not the person ...
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Did the precedence of operations in arithmetic change since 1917?

The internet has been so bored lately that it spent most of the week arguing about a simple math statement. That statement: 8 ÷ 2(2+2) = ? Mostly, people are arguing that the answer is either 16 or ...
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Are homosexual men substantially more likely to be pedophiles than heterosexual men?

There seem to be a common reaction towards finding out a man is gay where people think they should keep an eye on their children. To add at least one quote from a rather inflammatory post: I believe ...
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Have children's car seats not been proven to be more effective than seat belts alone for kids older than 24 months?

A comment on a question on the Travel Stack Exchange claims that "child seats [in cars] have never been proven to be more effective than seat belts for kids older than 24 months", and links ...
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Is moderated livestock grazing an effective countermeasure for desertification?

In this TED talk from 2013, Allan Savory claims that livestock/cattle grazing (not industrial farming, but rather some frugal grazing of herds) help prevent and reverse desertification processes, ...
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Did James Madison say or write that the 10 Commandments are critical to the US nation?

Louisiana (the US state) recently passed a law requiring the biblical Ten Commandments be posted in every single classroom that is part of a school that receives public funding, including universities....
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Are there merely 800 American students in China?

Those disagreements have overshadowed everything. But when President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met last November, they agreed to encourage more student exchanges as a way to stabilize ...
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Was AI used in the June 2024 NHS data breach?

There is a BBC segment called "AI Decoded" in which they have convened a panel of cyber security experts. The episode is titled "Hackers expose deep cybersecurity vulnerabilities in AI&...
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Are 1/20 undocumented immigrants married to American citizens?

The Washington Post reported, An estimated 500,000 immigrants, most from Mexico, married to U.S. citizens will be eligible to apply for permanent residency through their spouses. Federal law requires ...
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Is it legal in the Philippines to kill a spouse caught cheating?

The internet (multiple sources, including) states that, according to Article 247 of the Philippine Penal Code, it is not a crime, if a person finds their spouse cheating on them, to kill the spouse ...
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Can a bullet ricochet back at the shooter?

There are a few YouTube videos that show long-range firing going almost deadly, when supposedly the shooter's own bullet ricochets from the target area and comes flying back at the shooter. Is this ...
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Has a programmer ever embezzled money by shaving fractions of a cent from many bank transactions?

There's a popular story that describes a programmer having altered a program at a bank so it diverted fractions of a cent from every transaction to another account (or some variation like multiple ...
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Is there a Russian social media game called "Blue Whale" that incites self-violence and suicide?

According to the Daily Mail: Police in Russia are investigating a rush of teenage suicide attempts amid fears that they may have been manipulated by sinister social media groups. Two schoolgirls fell ...
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Did Jiang Zemin write an unpublished memoir?

It's been claimed in connection with the US bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade that: In February 2011 The Sunday Times published an article stating that an unpublished memoir by former ...
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Is tap water unsafe to drink even when it comes from a clean water supply?

My city provides safe, clean water that is frequently tested. But I keep hearing that it's not actually safe to drink from the tap, because many houses have old or badly constructed pipes that contain ...
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Did Otto Warburg make this claim about diseases in an alkaline environment?

I came across the following quote, alledgedly by the biochemist Otto Warburg: No disease, including cancer, can exist in an alkaline environment or its German counterpart: Keine Krankheit kann in ...
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Did Xóchitl Lopez invent a water heater?

Various news stories have said that Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, an eight-year-old girl living in Chiapas, Mexico, invented an inexpensive water heater made of recycled materials. At just 8 years ...
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Was the "cardiac ward building" of Al-Shifa hospital "completely destroyed" (by an airstrike) Sunday, Nov 12, 2023?

Something like this should be verifiable even with the current level of the fog of war, if not with respect to the exact date, at least whether the building is still around (from satellite photos etc.)...
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Does pulse width modulation (PWM) sensitivity exist in the 362-500Hz frequency range?

Pulse width modulation is a technique used to dim LEDs in LED screens - effectively by turning them on and off at full strength at a high frequency. Some people claim that they are sensitive to the ...
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Is there racial bias in police shootings in America?

On Triggernometry show Roland G. Fryer Jr. makes the claim I thought I was going to be able to show that the police were biased very easily, and then we gathered literally millions and millions of ...
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Do folks who live with a pet have a longer life?

I have heard many times that if you keep a pet, you tend to live longer. I have many friends and family members whom have pets and no pets, and I can't seem to see a pattern. Could the environmental, ...
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Were Meir Vilner and Rostam Bastuni the first to claim Israel had an apartheid policy?

The hebrew wikipedia has this text: The claim of apartheid policy by Israel was apparently first heard in 1954, when Knesset members Meir Vilner (Maki) and Rostam Bastuni (Mapam) submitted a proposal ...
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Can bentonite clay remove radiation from the human body?

According to sites like this, bentonite clay can absorb and remove radiation from the human body. Calcium Bentonite clay is the natural detoxing agent that can be used internally, externally with ...
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Is the Greek Orthodox church worth 700 billion Euros?

This Wikipedia list puts the Greek Orthodox church's net worth at 700B Euros in 2011 (about 974B USD), above any branch of the Catholic church or other religion. Its source is France 24, but I am not ...
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Did Hitler say "I cannot live if one Jew is left"?

Recently, Moshe Feiglin, former deputy speaker of Israel's Knesset, said something on Israeli TV that went viral on X (Formerly Twitter): (see this and this) "As Hitler said, 'I cannot live if ...

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