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Does the Swiss law say that international health law supercedes national law?

In this video, starting at about 28:40, Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger says Even the constitution of Switzerland there is a little line they have added without asking us, which says that international law ...
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Did vehicle registration occur before automobiles?

I found an article online that makes the claim: "... registration plates having been used on carriages and wagons in the U.S. as far back as the early 1800s." The article can be found here: ...
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Were "Fabricated abortion statistics" used to influence the Roe vs Wade decision?

I read in the National Catholic Register an assertion that the numbers that Justice Blackmun cited in Roe vs. Wade came largely from a book called "Abortion" and that ex-Abortionist Bernhard ...
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Has the United States only ratified 5 of 18 international treaties on human rights?

A recent opinion piece in the English edition of Le Monde Diplomatique makes passing reference to the idea that the United States "has ratified only five of the 18 international human rights ...
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Was 17 the average life expectancy in Liverpool in the 1850s?

DK History of Britain and Ireland: The Definitive Visual Guide (2011) claims: 17 The average life expectancy in years in Liverpool during the 1850s. High infant mortality depressed the figure, as did ...
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Did a Wisconsin school file sexual harassment complaints over pronoun usage?

The New York Post claims A Wisconsin school district has filed sexual harassment complaints against three middle schoolers for calling a classmate by a wrong pronoun. They cite fox17.com as source, ...
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Does watching pornography increase sexual performance in women?

I am referring to these lines: A recent study reported that increasing porn use is linked to decreased sexual performance in men and increased sexual performance in women. Big Think - Is watching ...
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Can masturbation cure insomnia?

I've come across the claim that masturbation can cure insomnia at several places on the internet, including: Episode 1 of The Principles of Pleasure, which focuses on female orgasm. "We think ...
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Did Portugal attempt to maintain control over Macau?

In this video, Are Hong Kong and Macau Countries?, educational YouTuber CGP Grey mentions (at 3m16s) that Portugal said they had a right to Macau forever, but the UN stepped in and said no to them. ...
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Did Russia's parliament, Duma, propose invading Poland in 2022?

Twitter user @sentdefender, with >160K followers, recently tweeted The Russian State Duma has proposed that after the Invasion of Ukraine, that Poland be Invaded and denazified next due to their ...
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In 1936, did brothers Mark and David Ferrow transition?

The story of transgender brothers Mark and David Ferrow has become popular on Tumblr and Twitter in recent weeks. It claims In 1934-1936, trans brothers Mark and David Ferrow of Yarmouth, UK both ...
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Was Ukraine planning an attack in Donbas/Crimea prior to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Quote by Putin in today's Victory Day speech: “In December last year, we proposed the conclusion of an agreement on security guarantees. Russia called on the West to enter an honest dialogue, in ...
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Did Louis Pasteur admit on his deathbed "Bernard [the inventor of terrain theory] was right"?

On many 'health' sites defending terrain theory (the theory that the state of the body, not just germs, is the primal factor for disease development) one finds quotes that Louis Pasteur is said to ...
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Does the Dyson hairdryer measure temperature more than 40 times per second?

According to its product page https://www.dyson.co.uk/hair-care/dyson-supersonic/dyson-supersonic-overview the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer has the following feature Unlike some others, the Dyson ...
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Were evangelicals rallied around abortion in 1978, as a substitute for segregation?

The June 20, 2019 edition of NPR’s “Throughline” podcast “examines how the issue of abortion became a defining political issue for evangelicals.” In it, the hosts talk about evangelicals initially ...
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Did a Pfizer subcontractor compromise the integrity of some data in Pfizer's Covid vaccine trial?

According to Paul D Thacker in this article published in the BMJ, a whistleblower working for a subcontractor in Texas (Ventavia Research Group) reported a number of problems, and was then immediately ...
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Has Biden averaged 550,000 new jobs per month as president?

I just saw on President Biden's Facebook page that he's averaged roughly 550,000 new jobs per month, more than double than the next highest, Bill Clinton. A lot of the people in the comments are ...
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Is the abortion hanger a myth?

Recently protesters against the overturning of U.S.abortion law have often shown the “coat hanger” as the symbolic image of illegal abortion. An extract from Wikipedia reads: In a letter to The New ...
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Did recently released internal Pfizer documentation show a much lower efficacy rate for the vaccine than previously claimed?

Background A search on Twitter for Pfizer currently shows many people talking about a supposed recent release of documentation (tens of thousands of pages) from Pfizer. A simple Internet search shows ...
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Is the woman in this interview the same one in this viral photo of the bombing of the Mariupol hospital?

Some sources (which I find unreliable) are claiming that, the unnamed pregnant Ukranian who were injured in most famous photo of Mariupol Hospital Bombing is the same woman as Mariana Vishegirskava, ...
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Do introverts and extroverts respond to dopamine and acetylcholine differently?

This Mind Brain Ed blog article is an example of one that quotes the book Quiet kids: Help your introverted child succeed in an extroverted world. by Christine Fonseca in claiming that introverts and ...
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In the US, were clover lawns common until a supposed smear campaign by Roundup?

Then in the 1950s a chemical company, to advance a weed killer, used a public relations campaign to declare white clover a weed. http://americangardening.net/public-relations-campaign-attacks-clover ....
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Can Russia's Poseidon nuclear underwater drone create a 500 meter tidal wave?

According to TheTimes.co.uk, "Russian ‘nuclear tsunami’ will wipe out Britain, Kremlin-backed media threatens" In his Sunday evening primetime show, the Channel One anchor Dmitry Kiselyov ...
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Is (or was) the air pollution in Beijing worse than "what the first responders at ground zero on 9/11 were breathing"?

...I'd rather spend a week in Chernobyl (maybe not right now) than say a week in Beijing when the air quality is literally so bad it's worse than what the first responders at ground zero on 9/11 were ...
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Does this article present an accurate summary of the (in)effectiveness of masks at preventing Covid-19 transmission? [closed]

I realize the question of effectiveness of masks in preventing Covid has already been asked here several times, but no recent one seems to have a conclusive answer. This article from JustFacts (I know ...
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Is dandruff an indicator of an "unhealthy scalp?" Can a shampoo cure the underlying problem?

In this video (sponsored by Head and Shoulders) by Veritasium entitled "What Actually Causes Dandruff?", you can hear Dr. Jim Schwartz a Research Fellow at Head & Shoulders say: The ...
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Did a tree grow inside a man's lung after he inhaled a seed? [duplicate]

https://www.newshub.co.nz/world/fir-tree-in-lung-surgeon-stands-by-his-story-2009041623 The Russian surgeon who says he found a fir tree growing inside a patient’s lungs is standing by a claim that ...
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To what extent does the reported phenomenon of needle spiking in nightclubs and bars exist?

There have been widespread reports in the UK of "needle spiking," where a person, usually a woman, claims to have been jabbed with something in a bar. This has received increasing attention, ...
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Did the government of Florida reject all K-5 maths books, except for ones issued by a specific ex-employer of a colleague of the current governor?

This article alleges that the only books approved by Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education were published by "Accelerate Learning", a company which happens to have ...
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Is it theoretically possible to sail from north east Russia to Pakistan in a straight line?

I found this map from this substack, World in motion: Rohan Chabukswar and Kushal Mukherjee, a pair of researchers at the United Technologies Research Center in Cork, plotted the route in 2018 in ...
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John Nash quote from A Beautiful Mind

Did John Nash actually said the following? Alicia: How big is the universe? Nash: Infinite. Alicia: How do you know? Nash: I know because all the data indicates it's infinite. Alicia: But it hasn't ...
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Is the current crisis in the Sri Lankan economy caused by a decision to mandate organic farming?

The Sri Lankan economy is currently having something of a major crisis. This BBC report points out they are about to default on major international loan payments: Sri Lanka crisis: Government ...
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Do women get cheaper car insurance?

My coworker told me women pay less car insurance than men. So I did some research and found some sites proving that. For example: According to How Age And Gender Affect Car Insurance Rates, women tend ...
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Was 10-year old Australian girl assigned homework to discuss erections and ejaculations with her father?

The Paradise writes Australian MP: 10-year-old School Girls Assigned Homework to Ask Their Dads About “Erections and Ejaculation” Original clip about the matter can be viewed on channel claiming to ...
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Did textbooks rejected by the Florida DoE contain social-emotional learning or critical race theory?

The Florida department of Education recently claimed to have rejected a number of mathematics textbooks because, the department claimed, they contained elements of Common Core, critical race theory, ...
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Was ape tool use "well known and not the least bit controversial" in 1735?

Before Jane Goodall's discoveries in the 1960s, it had been widely asserted/believed that Man was the only animal that made and used tools. However, Frans de Waal (2016) states that in 1735, Ape tool ...
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Is the number of "ghost guns" in the US increasing?

The White House and media have recently claimed the following: Law enforcement officers across the country increasingly find there is no way to trace certain guns they recover from crime scenes. [...
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Has there ever been documented human individual producing both kinds of sex cells?

UCSB Science Line (University of California, Santa Barbara, scientist q/a) claims that: Long before we are born, the same gonads either become testes, if the embryo has a Y chromosome, or ovaries if ...
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Does California have a dress code for drivers?

Many "crazy law" sources claim that California motor vehicle law contains a bizarre sartorial proscription. On CNN.com, the article "Do you know why I pulled you over?" by Craig ...
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Did Konrad Adenauer claim that Europe and Asia encounter at the Elbe?

According to James Hawes1, Konrad Adenauer, its first postwar chancellor and founding father, made Westbindung (“binding to the West”) the heart of West German politics. Adenauer came from the deeply ...
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Were Texas & Florida Hiding COVID-19 Data? [closed]

I remember reading that Texas and Florida (which have some high population density cities (and especially Florida with a high percentage of elderly, and hence at risk population) were not comparable ...
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Does Elon Musk's Starlink system play a significant role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

The DW article Ukraine is using Elon Musk's Starlink for drone strikes about the use of Starlink to provide internet in Ukraine is suggesting that it is playing a role in, e.g., the way president ...
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Did Henry Kissinger say this about forced vaccinations?

I found a quote online in the form of a photo from what looks like some newspaper: The photo contains an alleged quote from Henry Kissinger's speech to the WHO Council on Eugenics on February 25, ...
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Does Chernobyl require active cooling to avert a catastrophe?

In the BBC article, Inside Chernobyl: We stole Russian fuel to prevent catastrophe you can find this "If we had lost power, it could have been catastrophic," Oleksandr explained. "...
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Did the USA increase oil imports from Russia after the Ukraine invasion?

According to Zhao Lijian of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) [...] Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Mikhail Popov said, in a contrasting ...
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Did NFL player Brian Bosworth sell anti-Boz t-shirts to Denver Broncos fans?

NFL player/loudmouth Brian Bosworth had a well-publicized feud with John Elway and the Denver Broncos upon joining the league in 1988: The scene at Mile High Stadium for my first game against Elway ...
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Were there YouTube ads calling on Russian citizens to disrupt rail routes into Ukraine?

An address from Roskomnadzor states "Earlier it became known that YouTube video hosting users are broadcasting commercials with calls to disable the railway communications of the Russian ...
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Does Ukraine have more tanks now than it did at the beginning of the invasion? [closed]

During a war, one may expect tank counts for both sides to go decrease (i.e. as they engage in combat and are destroyed). MSNBC reports Forbes stating: The Ukrainian army has more tanks now than when ...
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Did Percy Bysshe Shelley take credit for work done by Mary Shelley?

This is going to be a rather unorthodox question by me, as I can't fully legitimize the claim about to be questioned, but today, in conversing with a colleague of mine, the Shelleys popped up in ...
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Did the US government officially spend $41m to make Milosevic lose the 2000 elections?

A 2004 article in the Guardian by the late Ian Traynor says: Officially, the US government spent $41m (£21.7m) organising and funding the year-long operation to get rid of Milosevic from October 1999....
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