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Do the 2020 election precinct numbers from Pennsylvania “add up”?

In a video from OANN, a mathematician (Edward Solomon) makes the claim that the election results in Pennsylvania don't add up because of the occurrence of an anomaly. He says that the precinct results ...
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Does archaeological evidence show that Nazareth wasn't inhabited during Jesus's lifetime?

The gospels say that Jesus's home village was Nazareth. A book by Rene Salm claims that according to archaeological evidence, the village of Nazareth didn't become inhabited until after the time when ...
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Did Adobe Flash's EOL cause trains to stop running in China?

News website Apple Daily posted a report, picked up widely on socials, that Adobe discontinuing Flash caused trains to stop running in Dalian, China: As Adobe Flash stops running, so do some railroads ...
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Did the single motherhood rate among American blacks jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

In conservative responses to racial disparities involving wealth and other things a lack of fatherhood figures within the black community is often cited as causative. For example, Ben Shapiro said ...
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How is trustworthiness of medical research established? [closed]

Since MedSci Stackexchange seems to be rather slow, I'll also try my luck here. This question has been inspired by current events, namely the Covid-19 pandemic and, ermm... let's graciously call them &...
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Has Trump ever claimed that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, in case he lost? [closed]

I remember hearing Trump claim (before election date) that the 2020 US presidential election would have to be rigged in case the outcome wasn't in his favor, but I don't remember when it was. Is there ...
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Is the average person carrying around 5–20 pounds of poop in their body? [duplicate]

An article from UMZU says, Scientists Confirm: The Average Person Is Carrying Around Between 5-20 Pounds of Poop in Their Body at Any Time The article didn't link to a scientific source for this ...
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Did Barry Goldwater claim peanut butter is good shaving cream?

If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream. I've seen this quote floating around, attributed to Barry Goldwater, but only on those ...
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Did a recent Senate report vindicate the Mueller investigation? [closed]

Because according to Aaron Mate: But the plain text of the Senate report contains no concrete evidence to support its conclusions. Instead, with a heavy dose of caveats and innuendo, reminiscent of ...
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Can wood dust cause cancer?

From https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/fact-sheets/wood-dust Wood dust is on the Proposition 65 list because it can cause cancer. Exposure to wood dust in significant amounts on a recurring basis can ...
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Does Kasardevi, India, have an enormous geomagnetic field because of the Van Allen Belt?

An online magazine says this about Kasardevi: What makes the place what it is, is its positioning on the earth’s Van Allen Belt. Simply put, the region surrounding the Kasar Devi Temple has an ...
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Is bruxism (teeth grinding) linked to parasitic infection?

There seems to be the common conception that bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching) is a symptom of parasitic infections. For example, this article by a dentist: Sometimes teeth grinding is ...
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Can certain sunscreen products damage coral reefs?

According to Coral.org (and many other websites): This June, many of the world’s top coral reef scientists met at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Hawaii to discuss the challenges facing ...
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Do the post offices workdwide offer the service of pursuing the addressee over the world? Did they in the past?

There is a poem named "Post" by Samuil Marshak, written in 1927. The poem tells a story of a letter being sent from Rostov to Leningrad. The addressee, Boris Zhitkov (another writer) was not ...
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Did Jewish ritual circumcision become a more invasive procedure in 140 CE?

One can envision two different methods to circumcize a penis based on where the cut is placed. The first method involves placing the cut after the glans and the second placing it before the glans. The ...
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Did “the” (or a) European Court declare that Covid-19 PCR tests are “not fit for purpose”?

In a long video denying the validity of Covid-19 PCR tests, it's stated at one point (15:17), without much context that the European court declaring that Covid-19 tests are "not fit for purpose&...
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Has SARS-CoV-2 been purified in a lab? If not, does this imply that the PCR test for it is not specific?

Dr. Sam Bailey gives a number of references in her YouTube video on PCR tests stating the virus has never been purified as in actually separated from the infected cells. I'm curious if this is ...
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Does “the captain's daughter” refer to a whip/cat o' nine tails?

Many versions of the popular sea shanty "Drunken Sailor" includes the following verse: What shall we do with a drunken sailor, Put him in bed with the captain's daughter. Sources including ...
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Did Spain have 433.13K deaths in 2020 and 428.44K in 2019?

In a related question the OP linked to this Knoema site to show that Spain has had no excess deaths in 2020 from Covid-19: I'm skeptical because the site doesn't cite any source for their info. ...
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Did Spain use an ice rink as a morgue?

I remember many articles about ice rinks being used as mortuaries, as covid deaths were increasing. One of the more notable stories can be found here: https://www.france24.com/en/20200324-spain-...
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Did “Antifa in Portland” issue an “anonymous tip” in Nov that John E. Sullivan be “locked out” of their circles because he is “agent provocateur”?

A Jan 15 OpIndia article says: On the 23rd of November 2020, Antifa in Portland is said to have issued an ‘anonymous tip’ demanding that John Sullivan be “locked out” of their circles. “While it’s ...
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Did John Earle Sullivan invite Proud Boys on stage at a rally and said he wants to work with them?

The Salt Lake Tribune writes (Jan 16) about John Earle Sullivan: In June 2020, John attended his first Black Lives Matter event, according to Lex Scott, the founder of the Utah chapter of the group. ...
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Cross-validation of information on HEK293

Concerning the origin of HEK293 (on which some vaccines are based either for non-clinical tests or to generate viral vectors) France24 cites the following statement: ''It never harmed anybody -- it ...
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Was the storming of the US Capitol orchestrated by Antifa and BLM Organisers?

I heard someone recently claim that the US Capitol riots were organized by Antifa and BLM organizers to make Trump supporters look bad and turn the Republican Party against Trump. They claim that the ...
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Do most locations have an infection fatality rate less than 0.20% from Covid-19 (and less than 0.05% for those under 70 y.o.)?

This is the (tentative) conclusion of a meta-analysis found on the WHO's website, written by John Ioannidis, which in its abstract says: Across 51 locations, the median COVID-19 infection fatality ...
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Was John Earle Sullivan at the Capitol Riot?

Controversial conservative journalist Andy Ngô claims that a blurry photo from the recent storming of the US Capitol building is of John Earle Sullivan, who he (mis-?)characterises as an extreme BLM ...
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Was an Armenian S-300 battery radar destroyed by a drone attack?

I have read articles about war events in Armenia-Azerbaijan, mentioning Azeri drone or loitering munition attacks on Armenian anti-aircraft missile batteries. Specially, there is one Armenian S-300 ...
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Did WHO publish a bulletin stating that COVID-19 is “equivalent in lethality to seasonal flu”?

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi said that the WHO published a bulletin stating that COVID-19 is "equivalent in lethality to seasonal flu" in October 2020 in this video. I linked the video so that it ...
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Is Xylitol Carcinogenic?

An article on WebMD states that "extremely" high doses of xylitol might cause tumors: There is some concern that extremely high doses for long periods of time (more than three years) might ...
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Does Xylitol Need be Ingested to Reduce Tooth Decay?

In her book, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, Ellie Phillips DDS recommends wiping a baby's teeth with xylitol enriched baby wipes to reduce tooth decay: For added protection and to ensure your baby's ...
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Does Spry Xylitol chewing gum reduce tooth decay?

Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum is "dentist recommended" (to reduce tooth decay) according to the label. It also recommends to use it "five times a day for better oral health". IMPROVES ...
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Were most active policemen in the Weimer Republic not Nazis?

From the Holocaust Encylopedia: The police in the Weimar Republic In the years of the Weimar Republic, most active policemen were not Nazis, meaning they were not members of the Nazi Party or of Nazi ...
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Could a SARS-CoV-2 variant with increased transmissibility lead to more deaths than a variant with increased Case Fatality Ratio?

A January 1, 2021 article by Zeynep Tufekci reported in The Atlantic talks of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19. It states: A more transmissible variant of COVID-19 is a potential ...
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Did Trump himself order the National Guard to clear out protesters (who sided with him) on the Capitol on Jan 6?

An op-ed on Russia Today (which obviously has its biases) claims about Trump's reaction to the Jan 6 events: The supposed Nazi fascist dictator himself ordered National Guard and police to clear out ...
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Link between cow's milk and autism? [duplicate]

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are saying got autism? Studies have shown a link between cow's milk and autism. Until January 5, 2020, PETA's website made this claim: More ...
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Is it dangerous to give cow's milk to a baby before their first birthday?

There's a common belief that it's "dangerous" to give cow's milk to a baby before he or she is 12 months old. Numerous sites say to avoid giving cow's milk to babies under 12 months, however,...
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Does Milk Protect or Harm Your Teeth?

In the book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, Ellie Phillips DDS recommends ending each meal with a "tooth healthy" food such as milk or cheese which neutralizes acid loving bacteria that ...
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Are there 300,000 items in the average American household, and 10,000 items in the average European household?

There is a trope that can be found in many articles discussing topics such as consumerism or minimalism: the average number of items that can be found in an average household. The number that is ...
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Did Pablo Picasso state “The hidden harmony is better than the obvious”?

I came across this quotation on page 145 of National Geographic Stunning Photographs. Google retrieved at least 100 results for it. Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery Two particular works to be exhibited share ...
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Do 50% of Canadians live south of the 45°42′N latitude?

Brilliant Maps claim that: While the 49th parallel is often thought of as the border between the US and Canada, the vast majority of Canadians (roughly 72%) live below it, with 50% of Canadians ...
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Did Vincent Van Gogh say "If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere”?

I came upon this quote on p. 88 of National Geographic's Sublime Nature: Photographs That Awe and Inspire. If You Truly Love Nature... | Empress of Dirt November 26, 2014 ♛ By Melissa J. Will If you ...
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Did Leonardo da Vinci say “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”?

I came upon this quote on p.51 of National Geographic's Sublime Nature: Photographs That Awe and Inspire. I don't think da Vinci wrote in English, but what's this source? Wikiquote disputes it. ...
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Does one cup of coffee pollute as much as a 10km car drive?

I've heard such a statement made off-hand, and don't have any source for it, or any precision on type of coffee, preparation, what type of pollution is taken into account, etc. I'd like to know if ...
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Does fasting lead to more dreaming?

My friend, who fasts regularly (1-2 times a year) for 7 days at a time, drinking water, tea, or coconut water only, said that she has more dreams than usual during fasting. When I tried the same ...
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Did SARS-CoV-2 appear in some (Mojiang) Chinese miners in 2012?

The N.Y. Post wrote in August 2020: In April 2012, six miners in the Mojiang mine in southwestern China’s Yunnan province fell ill after spending more than 14 days removing bat feces. Three ...
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How likely is that the SARS-CoV-2 spike is the result of site‐directed mutagenesis (a broad family of lab techniques)?

Rossana Segreto and Yuri Deigin write in a (peer-reviewed, I think) article in BioEssays that Might genetic manipulations have been performed in order to evaluate pangolins as possible intermediate ...
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Do N95 respirators help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from infected health care workers?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...
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Do cloth facemasks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from infected members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...
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Do cloth facemasks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to healthy members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...
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Do surgical masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to healthy members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...

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