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Is the cannibal drug (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) linked to biting attacks?

The consumption of this drug is popularly connected to the possibility of attacking other people via biting. Some sources that reference the former are: Cannibal Drug: MDPV Effects And Similarities To ...
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Is there a causal connection between the popular sceptics movement and the anti-trans character of mainstream British feminism?

In a New York Times article, Dr Sophie Lewis claims without citing further evidence: [The British anti-trans radical feminists] Ms. Parker and Ms. Long may not know it, but they’re likely influenced ...
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Did cultivated amaranth "almost disappear" from the Americas from the 1500s to the 1970s?

Iowa State University claims: After the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors in Mexico in the early 1500s, amaranth almost disappeared in the Americas as a crop until research began on it in the U.S. ...
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Does the average carbon footprint per bitcoin transaction range from 233.4 to 363.5 kg of CO2?

https://www.cell.com/joule/fulltext/S2542-4351(19)30087-X says, According to the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, Bitcoin’s energy use in 2018 translates to a carbon footprint of 19.0 to 29.6 ...
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Is Alberta ending coronavirus restrictions because of failing to provide evidence of SARS-COV2 virus existence in court?

Variations of this image circulate claiming that a man named Patrick King won a court case in which he challenged the province to provide an isolated sample of the virus, which they failed. The rumors ...
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Is the decline in polio symptoms directly caused by the banning of pesticides such as DDT?

According to Forest Maready's "The Moth in the Iron Lung" and several other sites brought to my attention by social media posts, the poliovirus wasn't as virulent as thought. Claims by the ...
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Have the predictions of Tatsuki Ryo come true?

The Japanese manga author Tatsuki Ryo claimed to predict several events like the 1995 Kobe earthquake, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the COVID19 pandemic, the deaths of Princess Diana and ...
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Is this video about an Uighur family being forced to live with Han Chinese men genuine?

The following video was posted to a number of social media platforms: "Uyghur women being forced to serve Han Chinese" In the video, an Asian male is recording himself sitting on the couch. ...
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Did Wild West outlaws regularly wear face masks?

An article ("Westerners used to wear masks" by Andrew Gulliford, June 13, 2020) in The Journal of Cortez, Colorado, claims that it was a regular practice of bandits in the "Wild West&...
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Did Haribo sugar-free gummy bears cause a man to lose bowel control in a Toronto airport in April 2013?

So, I recently saw a Youtube video (warning: potentially NSFW; contains a graphic description of gastrointestinal distress and the loss of bowel control) that reads aloud the text of an Amazon review ...
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Did Donald Trump move donated money to his business accounts?

According to The Independent, Donald Trump moved more than $200,000 donated to his Make America Great Again PAC into his own private business accounts, according to an analysis of his federal filings....
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Can one purchase the title of "Lord", "Laird" or "Lady" in Scotland?

I have recently started receiving Youtube advertisements for "Established titles", claiming to sell you a square foot of land in Scotland, entitling you to call yourself some variant of &...
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Did Iranian state TV say that the drone attack on the tanker in July 2021 was in retaliation for an Israeli strike?

CNN claimed that the Iranian state media has taken credit for a deadly drone attack on a tanker connected to a "Israeli billionaire" going so far as to say it was "retaliation" for ...
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Do the lifetime emissions of 'three and a half Americans' kill 'one person'?

On 29th July 2021, Nature published a paper titled "The Mortality Cost of Carbon" and many publications have repeated a rather sensational part of the abstract of the paper (emphasis added): ...
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Human regeneration of limbs with pig's bladder [duplicate]

This article claims that a pig bladder was used to regenerate a finger: https://humanlimbregeneration.com/man-regrows-finger-tip-with-pigs-bladder/ There are actually quite a few articles on the web ...
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Is the COVID-19 vaccine highly unlikely to prevent infection a year after inoculation?

Vincent Racaniello (Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons) wrote a blog in which he states “It’s highly unlikely that ...
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Was the heart of the buddhist monk Quảng Đức intact after cremation?

The Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức self-immolated during a political protest and it is reported that The monk’s remains were ordered cremated for burial, but something unexplainable happened: ...
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Did Truman say this about helping whichever of Germany and Russia were losing during the war?

Taken from Good Reads: If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible, although I don't ...
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Can small amounts of exercise build muscle?

I have run across a number of exercise routines which claim individuals can lose weight and build muscle with very little exercise. So, the question: Can an average person become ripped in three ...
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Is there a breeding population of big cats living wild in the UK?

In an October 2020 Daily Mail article, a 'big cat tracker', Rhoda Watkins claims the UK has a healthy wild population of leopards and pumas. However, when I search on Wikipedia and other wildlife/...
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Did Newton "invent" Physics to perform better spells? [closed]

I know Atomic Robo is not exactly an authority on real history, but there's also some truth and interesting details intermingled. How true is the statement "Newton invented Physics so he could ...
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Is the local purchasing power in Cuba as low as shown in the following page?

This page shows a list of countries with some data from them, one of them being the "local purchasing power index". Cuba is in the last position of this with a 1.28 in purchasing power ...
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Did the New England Journal of Medicine determine that Sinovac is more effective than the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?

I've seen infographics such as this, that compares the efficacy of Sinovac and Pfizer. In the infographic it says that, according to New England Journal of Medicine : Sinovac prevents 65.9% of the ...
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Can Dubai make it rain with drones that emit electric charges?

In this post from LinkedIn there is a video of a bunch of rain fall, the post says, Dubai is making it rain (artificially). Scientists in the United Arab Emirates are using electrical charges from ...
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Is this study evidence that a fly falling into one's drink should be dipped?

About 9 years ago, a user inquired about a medical claim from an islamic text, a claim that a fly falling into your drink should be dipped in then thrown away (the claimed explanation being that ...
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Did Stephen Hawking say the most important knowledge he learned was in nursery?

According to this website (in Chinese, my translation to English follows, original Chinese below) In 1988, 76 Nobel prize winners gathered together, including the 46 year old Hawking. The interviewer ...
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Did Near, a prominent emulator developer, take their own life?

A couple of weeks ago, there was news in the gaming-related media that Near, the developer of SNES emulators, has reportedly died by suicide. However, the proof of this is an anonymous document posted ...
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Was it ever common in the USA for women to use their husbands' Social Security Numbers as their own?

The December 2015 Uniform Assessment Instrument of Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (an instruction manual for administration of certain public social services) contains the ...
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Does this article make a valid claim that SARS-CoV-2 isolation hasn't been demonstrated yet? [duplicate]

This is the article: Lordchewy: "Exposing the Core Tenets of the Covid 1984 Regime, Part 2: Koch’s Postulates, Lack of Sars Cov 2 Isolation and of its Presence in Autopsy Reports", Medium, ...
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Is this "ancient Hebrew leather manuscript" seized by police in Turkey authentic?

Some time ago there was news of a manuscript stolen from a Syrian museum, seized from smugglers in Turkey. There are many other articles about this as well. Turkish police seize ancient manuscript ...
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Does playing slower music in gyms reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections?

I read (mirror 1, mirror 2) that South Korean authorites have introduced some rules to enforce slower (in terms of BPM) music in gyms to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections: Music with more than ...
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Does this video depict a neo-nazi leader dying in the middle of a speech?

I'n seeing this video all over twitter, with yesterday supposedly being the 4 year anniversary: "The head of the neo-Nazi nationalists in Lvov Ukraine died in the middle of a speech" https:/...
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Is all disease caused by the electron spin of food?

Dr Elizete Kaffer is a Brazilian dermatologist. In a video (in Portuguese) she claims, starting from 0:54 (enphasis on the part that I translated): [After talking about hidden sources for pathologies,...
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Did about 150 die from gun violence in the US during the 4th of July weekend 2021?

CNN reports At least 150 people were killed by gun violence in more than 400 shootings across the country during the Fourth of July weekend Ref: CNN.com In the article this data is based on data ...
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Does the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine "boost antibody levels"?

On June 30, 2021, the Turkey Health Ministry announced the availability of a 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for certain categories of people (namely, medical workers and those older than 50). The ...
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Is this the flag of Niobrara County, Wyoming?

I recently encountered this image, stated to be the flag of Niobrara County, Wyoming: It was posted specifically as an "eye hurting flag"; that is, it was noted as especially ugly. I know ...
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Does increasing the gap between two Pfizer shots to 12 weeks provide higher levels of protection?

When COVID-19 vaccines started rolling out, the UK prioritized administering the first dose to as many at-risk people as possible. As a result, the interval between the two doses was increased to up ...
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Did Hippocrates make a statement similar to "like cures like"?

A number of homeopathic websites include the quote, "By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the like is cured," but not one of them gives a source for the ...
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Did Thomas DiNanno write a memo that they were warned that an investigation into the origin of COVID-19 would ‘open a can of worms’?

Vanity Fair writes: State Department official Thomas DiNanno wrote a memo charging that staff from his bureau were “warned…not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19” because it would ...
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Does taking a daily multivitamin reduce chances of miscarriage?

Mayoclinic writes in it's Symptoms & causes of Miscarriage: Prevention [...] Take a daily multivitamin. I was under the impression that for the average person multivitatmins don't provide health ...
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Is electric pulse fishing less ecologically harmful than beam trawl fishing? [closed]

The Netherlands have championed a technique for fishing which uses electric shocks to lure fish into their nets. It is called electric pulse fishing. The Dutch state (and fishing lobby) maintains that ...
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Are these videos showing bats in a Wuhan lab for SARS‑CoV‑2 research?

A friend of mine brought this video to my attention. At 0:51, journalist Sharri Markson claims As you can see, this video shows bats in a cage at the Wuhan Institute [of Virology] This contradicts ...
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Can vaccinating for COVID-19 cause a selection pressure for more virulent strains?

The steelman of an argument I've seen floating among some critical members of society is as follows: Since COVID-19 vaccines are applied as a prophylactic (reducing symptoms although people may still ...
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Have mathematicians concluded that an Indian mathematical physicist has solved the Riemann Hypothesis?

The Riemann Hypothesis is a mathematical hypothesis that describes the distribution of prime numbers. It is one of the seven Millennium Problems put forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute, notorious ...
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Do COVID-19 vaccines cause two deaths for every three deaths they prevent?

There is this new study that came out, alleging, that COVID-19 vaccines cause two deaths for every three deaths they prevent, which sounds pretty bad. I was wondering how valid this analysis is and ...
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Has a company been indicted for failing to pay taxes on benefits?

CNN is reporting that Ron Fischetti, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, stated: “It’s outrageous. It’s unprecedented. It’s never happened before,” he said of a company being indicted in ...
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Did Louis Pasteur keep a gun in the laboratory while developing the rabies vaccine?

Is it true that while developing the vaccine for rabies Louis Pasteur kept a gun in his laboratory and had instructed all his lab assistants to shoot anyone in the head who accidentally got infected ...
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Do young Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine recipients have 200x the background rate of myocarditis/pericarditis?

Alex Berenson alleged in tweets that, according to newly released CDC report, being post-second dose [of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine] carry significantly increased risk of heart problems for under 25 ...
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Did the 2nd Amendment limit the purchase of cannons from the day it was passed?

Joe Biden says in a BBC snippet that the Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people that could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn't buy a cannon....
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Is there a bill in Iowa that bans the teaching of sexism, slavery, and racial segregation?

Is there a critical race theory bill in Iowa that bans the teaching of the following topics: sexism, slavery, racial segregation, racial discrimination, including topics related to the enactment and ...

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