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Have “government handouts” increased the suicide rate in Alaska?

Wikipedia's biography of Don Young, the U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large1 congressional district, says among other things that: When asked about the fact that the state of Alaska has the ...
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Did biologists till 1950 believe that before solving transmission of hereditary traits we should solve protein folding?

Patricia Churchland in her 1996 paper “The Hornswoggle Problem” published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies (scholar link, PDF) writes: Before 1953, many people believed, on rather good grounds ...
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Does “The Great Reset” seek to abolish property rights? [closed]

The Great Reset is a plan by the World Economic Forum, imagined by a gentleman named Klaus Schwab. The plan is somewhat controversial, with some media outlets portraying it as an agenda to abolish ...
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Is the flu more deadly than COVID-19 for children?

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya was quoted in this recent Foundation for Economic Education article: In a debate last week with pro-lockdown Harvard epidemiologist, Marc Lipsitch, Dr. Bhattacharya acknowledged ...
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Did Dr. Nikolay Chudinov revive Permian bacteria found in a potassium salt crystal in Perm, 1972?

I have heard of 3.5 million year old bacteria being revived, but 250 mya is much longer, and I can find no modern mention of this astonishing claim anywhere. However, it was mentioned in multiple ...
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What does the US constitution say about viewing votes? [closed]

The current US president, whom I imagine ought to know about the US constitution has tweeted: 700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which means, based on our ...
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Are the lockdown methods implemented for COVID-19 unprecedented? [closed]

The The Great Barrington Declaration and it's FAQ make several claims that fly in the face of our approach to this pandemic. The declaration, when read in it's entirety, states lockdowns are not a ...
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Is there only one photograph of Neil Armstrong on the Moon?

Christie's is a famous auction house. In their press release and marketing material, Christie's Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martrin-Malburet Photograph Collection, you can find the following ...
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Did Dominion Voting Systems machines miscount millions of Trump votes?

Donald Trump has tweeted “REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES ...
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Is Shiva Ayyadurai's statistical analysis of the 2020 election evidence of widespread fraud?

Yesterday Shiva Ayyadurai tweeted a video in which he shows a piece of statistical evidence that he claims shows that a computer program was used to switch votes from Trump to Biden in Michigan. The ...
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Are These Legitimate Tossed-Away Votes For President Trump Found At An Oklahoma Wedding?

A recent News story reports a wedding party finding torn-apart ballots, the majority of which are marked for President Trump. While the majority of the sites that I've found this story on are pro-...
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Is the Great Barrington Declaration unscientific? [closed]

The Great Barrington Declaration is a statement written and originally signed by 3 top professionals from highly respected institutions (now signed by some 1000's of medical professionals globally, ...
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Were owners of slaves in 1860, largely Democrats?

According to Dinesh D'Souza "claim that no Republicans owned slaves in 1860 is incorrect. A handful did. " "Here’s the big picture: Out of the 4 million slaves in the US in 1860, more ...
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Did a computer error lead to 6,000 votes switching from Joe Biden to President Trump?

thegatewaypundit writes: A so-called computer ‘glitch’ fix in one of Michigan’s counties has led to 6,000 votes switching from Joe Biden to President Trump. The Head of the Republican Party has ...
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Did voter registration rates exceed 100% in many counties for the 2020 US election? Did this lead to voter fraud?

Judicial Watch* reported in October 2020 that 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100%. Judicial Watch announced today that a September 2020 study revealed that 353 ...
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Is the proportion of French speakers as a second language in Africa growing?

Several articles I read claim that the number of speakers of French as a second language on the African continent is growing. For example: BBC: Why the future of French is African, April 2019 "...
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Are these anomalies in the Biden-Trump vote data indicative of voter fraud?

Twitter user, @APhilosophae, with 24K followers, recently published a Twitter thread detailing an analysis of voting patterns in the recent US presidential election. They argue that most states the ...
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Did Isidore of Seville ever claim Roman god of wine, Bacchus, got his name from “baculus” (walking stick)?

On multiple places on-line, including Wikipedia, there is information that Saint Isidore of Seville claimed that the name of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus, got his name from "baculus" ...
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Were a large number of votes from suspiciously old Pennsylvanians received in the 2020 US presidential election?

There have been many claims that votes were received from dead voters in the 2020 US presidentil election. For example, @AndySwan tweeted: Joe Biden was so inspiring that all the 90+ year olds in ...
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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?

Benford's Law is a statistical rule that says that the distribution of digits in real-world numerical datasets tends to follow a specific pattern. It is often used to test whether an election is ...
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Did the CNN live election analysis show a porn site logo during broadcast?

The following tweet has been making the rounds, purportedly showing the Pornhub Incognito logo appearing during a live CNN broadcast about the US election, and the news anchor appearing to react to it:...
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Do praying mantises kill lizards in the wild?

There are some videos of praying mantises eating slow-moving lizards (calotes versicolor?) that don't even put up a fight. The videos are filmed in aquariums with macro lenses and special lighting. ...
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Is the election apparatus in Georgia run by Democrats?

During a press conference around 6:30pm in Washington DC today on 5th of November 2020, President Trump stated that the election apparatus in Georgia is run by Democrats. I have transcribed the quote ...
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Does this video prove that a provably dead person in Michigan voted by absentee ballot? [closed]

In this video on Twitter, the presenter use the Michigan Voter Information Center webpage, to show that a man born in 1902 applied for and sent in a mail in ballot in the 2020 US election. It is ...
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What is the real amount of new cases per week per 100.000 people in Germany?

As I live in Germany, I am trying to follow the local situation with attention. The other day I saw a source (Financial Times) I was not following being shared on twitter, and I noticed that it was ...
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Was there a “dump” of votes in Michigan where 138,339 votes were added for Biden and 0 for Trump and does this indicate potential fraud?

A Twitter meme circulating says that, at some point last night, a huge "dump" of votes were counted which were exclusively for Biden, with none for Trump. I was ready to dismiss this as a ...
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Does the heart pump blood through arteries? [closed]

The conventional model of the circulatory system assumes the heart pumps blood out of the ventricles through a series of progressively branching arteries of decreasing diameter transitioning to ...
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Is or was Putin hiding in a bunker?

There were rumors that due to the Covid pandemic, Putin was hiding in a bunker (his press secretary denied it). Here's just one of many quotes (sorry if my translation is bad). Right now, somewhere ...
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Is only 13% of the UK economy and only 8% of its businesses involved with european Union trade?

CAPX recently published a pro-Brexit opinion piece by John Longworth who headed a pro-Brexit pressure group. He argued that the UK were being held to ransom and were being treated like a "vassal ...
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Was there curfew in Tensta, Stockholm imposed by criminal gangs?

A recent article in the Times of Sweden claimed criminal gangs in Tensta, Stockholm proclaimed a 6pm curfew for the locals: “There was people from these groups that were out and told citizens that ...
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Is sitting on the floor for eating more beneficial for your health than sitting in a chair?

In India, where I am from, most of the people sit on the floor to eat their food. It is widely believed that sitting on the floor and eating is more beneficial than sitting in a chair or on a sofa. ...
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Do doctors "get more money if somebody dies from Covid”?

Source (one of many). At a rally in Michigan on Friday (Oct 30th, 2020), President Trump repeated an extraordinary and unfounded claim that American doctors were profiteering from coronavirus deaths. ...
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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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Did a Milwaukee airport allow Biden but not Trump to hold a rally because Biden's rally will be smaller?

A twitchy article claims that Mitchell International Airport will allow Biden to hold a rally but not Trump because the former rally is significantly smaller: The Trump campaign was denied a permit ...
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Did France kill millions of Muslims?

Refer to a blog post by Malaysia's ex Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohammad: Macron is not showing that he is civilised. He is very primitive in blaming the religion of Islam and Muslims for the killing ...
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Is this photo of a road detouring around a tree authentic?

This image has been widely shared. It has appeared on my Facebook wall after a recent event in Australia where a sacred tree was chopped down to make way for a new road. It was offered as an example ...
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Is there a dramatic decrease in the number of diagnoses of noninfectious diseases?

According to an article in the Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger, the CEO of Novartis (one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies) stated in a phone conference on quarterly financials that "...
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Did Corey Booker never live in Newark where he was mayor?

Trump just claimed in his latest rally (26/10/2020 - live at time of question posting) that Corey Booker "never lived in Newark" despite being the mayor there. Is there any truth to this?
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Did the House Select committee on Assassinations come to the conclusion that JFK was “probably” eliminated as part of a conspiracy?

Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura writes in American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us: There are two official government reports on the ...
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Did Burisma admit to bribing Joe Biden?

Hal Turner claimed in a late September 2020 article from the Hal Turner Radio Show that: In an utterly stunning development for US politics, Burisma Gas Holdings Corp of Ukraine admitted in court ...
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Is solar power the cheapest form for utility companies to build?

A recent Popular Mechanics article claimed In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build. That’s thanks to ...
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Did Cops have an episode in which a woman's baby was taken from her for “lying to the police”?

Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson via Twitter (19k likes; 2k retweets), and posted on Reddit's r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut (20.1k likes) I couldn't immediately verify this claim; I didn't find a link in the ...
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Are the Biden vs. Biden debate videos fake? [closed]

Several viral videos appeared recently, which depict Joe Biden debating "himself", by showing him having the completely opposite stance about an issue in different speeches, including memes ...
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How could a glass pane and a piece of cloth survive an explosion?

The Tilma of the Virgin of Guadalupe is purported to have survived an explosion from dynamite placed inside a bouquet of flowers in 1921. It is commonly purported that this is a miracle, so I was ...
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Do slaves cost only $90 today?

Given how slaves cost tens of thousands of dollars in today's money at the time of the American Civil War, I was surprised to read in a number of places (Wikipedia, Reuters, CNN) that the average ...
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Did Pakistan's President Ayub Khan threatened to bomb India's Farakka Barrage?

In a 2016 editorial in a Bangladeshi newspaper, Water war now in India’s Silicon Valley, Aziz Rahman wrote: A war on water was about to break out when President Ayub Khan of the then Pakistan ...
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Did the New York Post publish authentic email correspondence of Hunter Biden? [closed]

The New York Post recently published a story alleging it had found a cache of emails on a laptop apparently belonging to Hunter Biden that demonstrate widespread allegations of nepotism and corruption ...
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Did the wealth gap shrink under Trump (pre-pandemic)?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-wealth-gap-shrinks-11601420393 According to an op-ed piece by the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, the Federal Reserve has published a report (https://www....
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Publication Bias in Climate Sensitivity Estimates

It is claimed by Rickova and Irsova, in a paper titled "Publication Bias in Measuring Climate Sensitivity" [A], that: We present a meta-regression analysis of the relation between the ...
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Did Burmese typewriters contain an upside-down character, which subsequently became proper typewriter style?

I was reading about the Internet Archive's work to archive the materials of a famous New York City typewriter family: http://blog.archive.org/2020/08/26/an-archive-of-a-different-type/ I was ...

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