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Was this the 18 year old injured boy assassinated by Israeli forces in a hospital, and the person laying on the bed on the now bloody pillow?

An Israeli commando unit recently raided the hospital and assassinated three injured people getting care. This is well covered in the media. One of the pictures taken after the raid is rather ...
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Do Shias chant 3 times when hearing the name of Khomeini, but only once for the Prophet Muhammad?

A somewhat controversial Muslim writer (Ahmed Deedat) claims in an audio clip (the video is filler material) that Shias chant 3 times upon hearing the name of Khomeini, but only once for the Prophet ...
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Was there a study of Palestinian public opinion related to the impact of videos from Hamas' October 7th attack on Israel?

A recent Frontline investigation called "Israel's Second Front" includes an interview with political scientist Khalil Shikaki. Shortly after the 9:30 mark of the overall episode, Dr. Shikaki ...
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Did Ertugrul and his son massacre Muslims?

The Milli Chronicles Ertugrul and his son Osman When they sacked Mosul in 1286, they made no distinction between Muslim and Christian. They slaughtered everyone including Muslims to the last man and ...
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Were Ertugrul and his son Osman pagans?

Ertugrul Gazi and his son Osman Ertugrul was not a Muslim. He was a Pagan. Turkey makes purely fictional stories about Ertugrul, glorifying him as a Ghazi fighting crusaders and Mongols. Anyone who ...
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Does Israel (the IDF or Israeli Intelligence) now use the Gaza Ministry of Health's casualty numbers?

According to Ryan Grim on Counter Points, "LIVE TV: CNN Catches IDF War Crime" +972, an Israeli news organization is reporting, Israeli intelligence is now using the Gaza Ministry of Health ...
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Did an Israeli child recounting his experiences detained as "fun"?

In a popular video (since removed LinkedIn), a child is recounting their time as a "hostage" and says "it was fun". An Israeli later says Each of the five hostages in her group ...
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Did San Francisco mayor London Breed "decline to veto" a resolution on a Gaza ceasefire?

The Associated Press reported on January 20: Amid a tough reelection fight, Mayor London Breed has declined to veto a non-binding resolution from the San Francisco supervisors calling for an extended ...
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Do one in three public school students wear at least partial animal costumes at school?

This video from Not the Bee, a somewhat popular American right-wing news site, claims, (quoted from YouTube's transcript, with punctuation added for readability and emphasis added to show the claim I'...
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Was Nikki Haley disqualified from a beauty pageant because of race?

2024 Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley just said this to NBC News: If you want to know what it was like growing up, I was disqualified from a beauty pageant because I wasn’t white or ...
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Did Saudi Arabia change the law to allow Narendra Modi "to address his Indian citizens on Saudi’s ground"?

In a Quora post from Jan 15, 2024, it is claimed: There is a strict law in Saudi Arabia that no other head of state can address his citizens or any gathering on Saudi land, even Obama, Nawaz Sharif ...
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Do the poorest 20% of U.S. households have higher average consumption than the averages for most nations of the OECD and Europe?

In 2019, Just Facts, a conservative/libertarian-leaning research organisation, published The Poorest 20% of Americans Are Richer on Average Than Most European Nations. The study claims that: OECD ...
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Has Donald Trump explicitly endorsed Project 2025?

Wikipedia claims in the opening paragraph of the article about Trump's 2024 campaign, "Trump has campaigned on vastly expanding the authority of the federal government, particularly the executive ...
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Is this gorilla joke from 1897?

From a viral image I found on Twitter: Text transcription: thatsbelievable: The Best Gorilla Joke of 1897 Gorilla: Did you hear about the gorilla who escaped from the zoo? Zookeeper: No, I did not. ...
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Was Elon Musk financially supported by his parents in college and his business or is he self-made?

The Independent writes: As a result of this, the teenage Elon Musk once walked the streets of New York with emeralds in his pocket. His father said: “We were very wealthy. We had so much money at ...
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Did Menachem Begin say "I am a former terrorist"?

There are a lot information about Menachem Begin on Wikipedia page but when I change the language of same page of Wikipedia into Persian there is a line that has not been mentioned in English version. ...
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Is it true that "One-Eyed Willy" means "penis"?

I’d like to verify a claim found on several platforms, with regards to sexual innuendo in the movie "The Goonies". The website states the following: The boys are looking for the treasure of ...
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Is San Francisco's Chinatown contaminated with mercury from a 1901 "disinfection program"?

This one comes from Wikipedia's article Mercury(II) chloride, which cites Susan Craddock, "City of Plagues": Between 1901 and 1904 the Marines Hospital Service quarantined and engaged in an ...
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Does the IDF consider "any fighting age male" to be a combatant?

Breaking the Silence [Wikipedia] is an Israeli NGO that purports to be an organization of veteran soldiers who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have ...
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Does the 1928 version of Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie lack gloves and shoes?

According to CNN's article, "An early version of Disney’s Mickey Mouse will enter the public domain on January 1", There are differences between the 1928 Mickey and the company’s mascot ...
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Was an Alaskan college student expelled three days after refusing to sell a landmark heating discovery to industry?

According to a recent advertisement named Nov 03 making its rounds on YouTube (I saw it today attached to another video I wanted to watch), a college student named Martin from Fairbanks, Alaska was ...
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Did the INR/USD exchange rate experience a spike around Oct-Nov 2023?

If we look at Google search's graph of INR/USD exchange rate, there is this big spike somewhere around October or November 2023. Did this happen for real, or does Google have buggy data?
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Do "criminal elements" actually hide stuff in the luggage of unsuspecting strangers? [duplicate]

Here's a tweet from the Canada Border Services Agency: The text reads: #CBSA is warning international travellers to be aware of the threat of possible luggage tampering by criminal elements. Keep ...
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Have Indian forces been shooting hundreds of Kashmiris in their eyes, with pellet guns or shotguns?

According to AA Over 6,200 people were wounded by pellets – 782 with eye injuries – between July 2016 and February 2017, according to Mehbooba Mufti, former chief minister of the region. “The Indian ...
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Have international aid agencies given Gaza $US8,300 per capita?

According to this December 2023 transcript, (I don't have access to the original interview), Robert Kennedy told Krystal Ball: The international aid agencies have given Hamas, have given Gaza more ...
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Have Chinese authorities moved to restrict public Christmas-related displays ahead of Christmas 2023?

Around December 25, 2023, numerous German-language news outlets covered reports about Chinese authorities urging citizens to avoid public Christmas-related displays in order to avoid foreign influence....
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Did the opposition candidate for PM in Hungary's 2022 election only get 5 minutes on state TV?

Why the Polish Elections Cannot Be Repeated in Orbán's Hungary: In the 2022 campaign, the opposition candidate for prime minister got a total of only five minutes (!) of airtime on state television. ...
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Were a woman and two teenagers refused boarding on a Southwest flight to accommodate a "person of size?"

There is a video making the rounds around the internet: Marauder Magazine The aftermath of Southwest Airlines's "person of size" policy! A mother and her daughter + friend are refused ...
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Do garlic sprouts cause digestion problems due to sulfur content?

In many French-speaking websites or recipe books, it is claimed that the garlic sprout [the green shoot in the centre of a clove], while safe to eat, can be difficult to digest because of higher ...
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Did a Hamas officer killing a boy result in the boy's family burning down a police station in Rafah, Gaza?

According to The Messenger News, a Hamas police officer reportedly shot and killed a young Gazan boy who was approaching a humanitarian aid truck, prompting crowds to set fire to the police station on ...
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Are Hamas leaders billionaires? [duplicate]

Various right-wing sources ranging from the New York Post to Fox News have reported that the top Hamas leaders are all billionaires. Hamas leaders worth staggering $11B revel in luxury — while Gaza’s ...
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Is Antigua exempt from U.S. copyright?

In “how to legally steal” by shounic on YouTube, it's claimed that Antigua was awarded by the WTO a suspension of obligation to United States copyright as a remedy for the U.S.' treatment of online ...
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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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Does this video show an Israeli officer saying that Hamas is not who killed, raped, slaughtered and beheaded?

This tweet-video has been published for more than a month. The behavior of social media and search engines is very suspicious because I couldn't find this video anywhere else, except in the Arabic-...
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After Israel's invasion, are 90% (1.9 million) Gazans now displaced and homeless?

I came across this claim in this tweet that says, "90% of Palestinians in Gaza are now displaced and homeless, that's over 1.9 million people! ...". Searching for it online, the first result ...
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Is this video of a man skipping beams high in the air authentic?

The following video purports to show a man performing a stunt leaping from beam to beam: https://twitter.com/AKBrews/status/1733162018864267634?s=20 Many people in the comments are questioning its ...
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Can the ethnicity of medieval skulls be determined by shape?

A recently published study, Race, Population Affinity, and Mortality Risk during the Second Plague Pandemic in Fourteenth-Century London, England states in the abstract: We investigate whether ...
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Did Nikola Tesla say that 3,6,9 are the key to the universe?

I have seen the following quote at numerous places: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.” ~Nikola Tesla For example, this Youtube video ...
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Has destruction in Gaza thus far (Dec 11 or so) been greater than in German cities during WW2?

The Times of Israel quotes on Dec 11: The situation in Gaza is “catastrophic, apocalyptic,” with destruction proportionally “even greater” than that which Germany experienced in World War II, the EU’...
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Do fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field cause health problems? [closed]

CLAIM: Magnetic fluctuations caused by solar flares, known as "geomagnetic storms", cause health problems in humans. Several studies have come out in an field known as "heliobiology&...
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Was Hadiya Nassar, an elderly Palestinian woman, killed by an Israeli sniper?

An article dated 09 December, 2023 from The New Arab reports: An elderly Palestinian woman who went viral on social media after saying that she's "older than Israel" was shot dead by ...
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Did Henry Kissinger say "it may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal"?

It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal. This quote is attributed to Henry Kissinger. I did find many references such as this WSJ article that further this ...
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Did 93,000 Pakistan Army soldiers surrender in 1971?

When 93,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered before Indian Army 49 Years Ago, 93,000 Pakistani Soldiers Surrendered To India; Here’s All You Need To Know Pakistani Instrument of Surrender It is ...
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Does Tweeting "from the river to the sea" result in a suspension from Twitter?

As reported by Jewish Press, Musk first Tweeted, Yes, “decolonization” necessarily implies a Jewish genocide, thus it is unacceptable to any reasonable person Musk since clarified with As I said ...
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Was Defense of Children International Palestine declared a terrorist organization?

According to this CNN interview with Josh Paul, a now resigned, former director at US Department of State, I was part of the human rights vetting process for arms going to Israel. A charity called ...
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Has China been funding ethnic militias in Myanmar?

According to an article in Mercator by Antonio Graceffo: In Burma’s 70-plus years of civil war, China has been funding multiple ethnic resistance armies, as well as serving as the primary benefactor ...
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Did Cornelius Vanderbilt's descendants lose their family wealth by 1973?

Numerous sources, including a New York Times letter to the editor and other references, highlight the dramatic shift in the financial fortunes of Cornelius Vanderbilt's descendants: When 120 of the ...
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Does China have no homeless people?

These two YouTubers (among many other influencers on Twitter and Reddit, etc.) claim that homelessness in China is very rare or almost non-existent after intentional searches. Almost all of their ...
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Did Netanyahu say (apparently in 2001) "I actually stopped the Oslo Accords"?

There are a few sources claiming he said this ("I actually stopped the Oslo Accords"), but all of those I found are rather left-wing. E.g. a 2012 opinion piece in Haaretz or a piece in ...
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Is this quote/poem by Mahmoud Darwish? "if they ask you about Gaza.."

A quote about Gaza has become a meme on social media: And if they ask you about Gaza, tell them that it has a martyr, a martyr helps him, a martyr takes pictures of him, a martyr bids him farewell, ...
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