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Did the Nazis pass laws protecting animals?

From Aish: In modern times, the radicalized extension of Cain's philosophy came afore during the 1930s, when the Nazis passed a number of laws protecting animals, e.g. restricting the use of live ...
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Did Saudi Arabia deposit 1 billion dollars to pay the US for troop presence?

President Trump said this to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham: I said to Saudi Arabia - we have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia - I said “Listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops?...
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Is the story of a divine miracle at Mt. Sinai, witnessed by a national audience, unique among cultures or religions?

There is a claim, made by Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen in his books (such as Permission to Receive) and lectures (such as this "The Veracity of Torah" lecture on TorahCafé), that the story of a divine ...
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Is loyalty and safety standards of U.S. police correct? [closed]

I live in Europe, and when I watch to videos of U.S. police pursuits, I am astonished, why U.S. police is so lenient to the burglars/robbers, who obviously initiate a threat and cause damage to many ...
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Was the Holocaust legal?

In the below image, which has been circulating social media, it is implied that the holocaust was legal in the same way that slavery and segregation were legal. Is this true? Was the holocaust legal?...
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Did Bernie Sanders say that a woman cannot be president?

During the January 2020 Democratic debate at 43:27 the moderator asked Bernie why he said that a woman cannot win an election https://youtu.be/Ppm_mqo9Tyc?t=2607 . Bernie responds by denying that he ...
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Is refined table salt bleached?

Several sources claim that, during the refining process for table salt, bleach is used. Chris Beat Cancer Anyway, table salt is refined. That means it’s highly-processed. It is bleached, filtered,...
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Did Stack Exchange cut the number of negative comments nearly in half between the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2019 and January 21, 2020?

I read on https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/01/21/scripting-the-future-of-stack-2020-plans-vision (mirror) (emphasis is mine, to match the question): In the fourth quarter of 2019, we created a large ...
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Did the Sanders campaign attack Biden with a “doctored video”?

From Politico, INDIANOLA, Iowa — Joe Biden accused Bernie Sanders’ campaign Saturday of issuing a “doctored video” to attack him over Social Security, a false claim that ratcheted up the tension ...
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Did Donald Trump order the killing of General Qassem Soleimani? [closed]

Throughout the media there have been articles in the past weeks that said that Trump 'ordered' the killing of General Qassem Soleimani from Iran. Can a president order such killings or he approved ...
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Is soluble fiber a miracle dietary component?

I was out to breakfast with a friend today and he's started on the "Karen Hurd diet." I've heard of this dietitian before in my circles and several follow her like a savior. In fact, when my wife was ...
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Is Intra Juice as described? [closed]

Intra claims: As a natural food supplement intra helps balance and strengthen the body's systems with the essential nutrients that are lacking in most modern diets. Intra contains herbs that ...
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Does Jenny Craig's weight loss program work?

Does the weight loss program from Jenny Craig Inc. work in helping people lose weight and keep it off? Borrowing the same criteria as in Does the Atkins diet work?: My question is, does this diet ...
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Does grass alone produce enough oxygen for life?

Over a work happy hour tonight, two employees were talking about their different lifestyles -- one likes riding four wheelers, which the other considers to be recreational pollution. Somehow the fact ...
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Is the “Tribe meets White Man for the First Time” video fake?

Is this video fake? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyHYbsXt05k Most of the links according this video have no information besides the video itself and are very recent. How should I proceed to get ...
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Does using heat to alleviate mosquito bite itching have anything do with denaturation? [closed]

A common home remedy to stop itching from mosquito bites is to apply heat (via a hot water cloth or heated spoon, for example). The internet is rife with explanations that suggest the high temperature ...
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Is Jared Fogle's “Subway Diet” healthy?

Someone told me recently about the Jared Fogle story and his self-created “Subway Diet.” I didn't know about it since there were no Subway shops in my country at that time. Is/was this “Subway Diet” ...
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Does the 'two-second rule' provide a valid minimum gap for safe driving?

Most of us will have been taught the two-second rule when learning to drive. The two-second rule is a rule of thumb by which a driver may maintain a safe following distance at any speed. The rule ...
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Does drinking distilled water remove needed minerals from your body?

Claim: Drinking distilled water can actually remove needed minerals from the body, due the lack of minerals in the water, and therefore do damage to the body. I have a hard time accepting this due ...
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Is there a species of locust-eating wasp that will check its burrow repeatedly if its food is moved?

The book Do Animals Think? by Clive D. L. Wynne claims that a biologist, Jean-Henri Fabre, conducted a number of experiments on the inflexibility on wasp behaviour. In particular: One species of ...
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Did Elizabeth Warren plagiarize recipes and publish a book called “Pow Wow Chow”?

From the Daily Mall Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is yet again in hot water after new allegations have surfaced that she plagiarized her 'Cherokee' recipes in the book ...
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Is a vegan diet nutritionally complete and suitable for babies?

We have a related question of a more general nature, but there has been a lot of talk in Italy on whether to disallow or otherwise restrict vegan diets to people who are below a certain age. This has ...
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Did Trump tweet the most liked Persian language tweet in history?

Saeed Ghasseminejad (advisor to a foreign policy think tank) claimed yesterday: This tweet by @realDonaldTrump with more than 100k likes is already the most liked Persian tweet in the history ...
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Did just 18 people die from prostate cancer in Japan in 1958?

The vegan diet advocacy film Forks Over Knives (2011) claims that in 1958, there were just 18 deaths from prostate cancer in Japan, but 14.000 such deaths in the United States, which had about twice ...
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Can a judge let the parties of a trial resolve their disputes on “the field of battle”, legally, in the US?

I read on https://apnews.com/44eb0a6aa2b2e5b9ee28e3ec00f3f3fb: The judge had the power to let the parties “resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally,” David Ostrom said, adding in his ...
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Do more men use the Internet than women?

Long before the Internet existed, computers were women. (United States Census Bureau, courtesy of the University of Hartford) It's a well-known trope that there are no girls on the Internet. In fact,...
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Has Trump used military force less than any other president since Jimmy Carter?

Last week, David Brooks, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times claimed (archive): Love or hate him, Trump has used military force less than any other president since Jimmy Carter. There are ...
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Do wombats share their burrows during fires?

In the wake of the devastating bushfires currently burning in Australia, an image has been widely shared on social media: Here is one example from Twitter, retweeted 11K times: While I have an ...
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Is illegal immigration down since construction began on Trump's wall?

In this article the quote: The result? Since border wall construction began in Tucson, Arizona, illegal crossings are down 24 percent. In San Diego, California, they’re down 27 percent. And in ...
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Could 5G make weather satellites less effective?

I've seen a few articles pop up in sources stating that 5G signals will run too close to the 23.8 MHz signal that weather satellites need in order to accurately produce weather forecasts. National ...
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Has the US declared war since WWII?

On the Jan 11, 2020 episode of the podcast Lovett or Leave It, the host Jon Lovett said that the US hasn’t declared war since World War II. Is this true? People like to attack politicians for voting ...
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Are BPA alternatives also harmful for health?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is generally considered unsafe to be used in plastic products. I've read some claims from several blogs online that the alternatives for BPA are just as harmful or sometimes even ...
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Are the Australian bushfires in the same path as a proposed high speed rail line?

Is it true that a proposed high-speed rail line is in the path of the brushfires? Source: https://noagendasocial.com/@AdamAtSea/103473125309193160 Also: https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/
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Do “big-battery” electric vehicles release more CO2 than diesel equivalents over their lifetime?

Autocar report that Mazda have made a surprising claim about electric vehicles with larger batteries (i.e. 95kWh): Mazda says it will never build a ‘big-battery’ electric car, because it believes ...
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Can someone die of poison given years before?

In answering-islam (an anti-Islam site), it is claimed the prophet of Islam, Muhammad died because of poison given to him 3 years ago by a Jewish woman. Immediately following the conquest of ...
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Do vacuum blenders preserve nutrients and flavour, and produce less foam?

Aldi Australia, a supermarket, recently stocked a vacuum blender - an appliance which blends food under lower pressure. On the packaging, there are a number of claims about the benefits of vacuum ...
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Does poison become more or less poisonous when expired? [closed]

If the state of any poison changes after it has reached its expiry date, does it become more or less harmful to the target? State 1: More Harmful -> Then we say its a better poison State 2: Less ...
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Is this a satellite image of Australian bushfires?

This image has been widely shared on Facebook and other social media platforms: Is this a satellite image of Australia, taken recently to show the currently burning bushfires, or is it a computer ...
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Was Isaac Asimov notorious for groping women?

A recent io9 article says the following about Isaac Asimov: Meanwhile, author Isaac Asimov’s proclivity for groping women was so widely known that in 1961, the chair of Chicon III wrote a letter ...
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Do Swedes believe climate change spending to be the biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2019?

Yesterday, Breitbart claimed: The Swedish public has voted that climate change spending has been the biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2019, according to a poll by the Swedish Taxpayers' ...
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Was the Russian Navy in violation of maritime law at the incident in the North Arabian Sea?

A claim that a Russian Navy ship almost hit a US Navy ship on January 9, 2020 has has been widely circulated in the media. From USA TODAY, via Yahoo News: A Russian Navy ship "aggressively ...
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Are coal seams in Blue Mountains (Australia) burning?

The only source I found is a tweet that does not link to evidence, and I couldn't find reference to this with a quick search. Coal seams in the Blue Mountains caught fire today, so it’s gone ...
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Can anything be 'more hydrating than water'?

Some sports drinks, and even vegetables claim to be 'more hydrating than water'. What does this even mean? How is 'hydration' even measured? If I ate enough cucumbers could I survive without ever ...
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Will Lego people outnumber people by 2017?

In an article in a recent edition of the Economist surveying Lego, the world's second largest toymaker, the magazine claims: By 2017 Lego men are expected to outnumber humans We've had arguments ...
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Can social isolation kill babies?

According to the Wikipedia page for Language Deprivation Experiments, An experiment allegedly carried out by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century saw young infants raised without ...
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Near death experiences — clinically dead person “sees” something, later verified to be true?

Related: Is there any explanation for a near-death experience? That question is about vague, light-in-the-tunnel near death experiences (NDEs). This question is about very specific claims I've heard ...
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Are sports drinks more effective at hydrating athletes than water?

A FiveThirtyEight article, You Don’t Need Sports Drinks To Stay Hydrated challenges that sports drinks help prevent dehydration or increase exercise and performance better than water. It claims that ...
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Did Iranian media pixelate most of a female beach volleyball player?

From https://twitter.com/dr_rafizadeh/status/762752071233708032 a picture of a women's beach volleyball match is shown with an unpixelated Egyptian player, and an almost entirely pixelated other ...
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Are vegetarians more intelligent?

In a post titled Why Vegetarians Are More Intelligent than Meat Eaters, evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa claims: Among the British respondents in the National Child Development Study, ...
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Is this forecast predicting massive global depopulation until 2025 legit?

I recently stumbled upon this article about a forecast/list of predicted population development until 2025: Deagel, a real intelligence organization for the U.S. government, predicts massive global ...

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