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Did Stuart Seldowitz work as Deputy Director/Senior Political Officer in the US State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs?

According to this New York Post article, former White House official Stuart Seldowitz said, “If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough,” the bigot identified by internet sleuths as ...
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Were postal pneumatic tubes in Berlin (Rohrpost) cleared with wine?

According to “A Series of Tubes” by Molly Wright Steenson: If a pneumatic canister got stuck and couldn’t be cleared by reversing airflow, there was another solution: firing a pistol into the tube ...
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Does Vietnam have 120 km of tunnels preserved from the Viet Cong era?

It's widely reported that there were hundreds of kilometers of Viet Cong tunnels. However that may be hard to prove exactly, in retrospect, how long they were. OTOH a more recent source claims that ...
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Does Hamas have 500 km of tunnels under Gaza?

In 2021, Hamas leader said "We have 500 km of tunnels in Gaza". The reason I find it dubious is due to speed of digging. Accodring to Wikipedia, a tunnel boring machine can dig in rock in a ...
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Does a study claim that there is a lack of organized rape by the Israeli Defence Forces for political motives?

A December 2007 article in Israel National News claims: A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers' committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to ...
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Was Bin Laden trending on TikTok on 17 November 2023?

According to this source and some memes I saw, Bin Laden's legacy lives on: Twenty-two years after he masterminded the 9/11 terror attacks, and 12 years after he was killed by U.S. special forces ...
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Did Paul Wirz witness ritual cannibalism in New Guinea as described by Joseph Campbell?

In a few places the writer Joseph Campbell wrote or spoke about a lurid ritual orgy that included human sacrifice and cannibalism, allegedly practiced in New Guinea. This seems to be best known from ...
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Is "From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free" a call for genocide? [closed]

A chant at many pro-Palestinian rallies is "From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free." Many claim this is a call for wiping out the current Jewish population of Israel residing ...
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Did Ukraine regularly place some of their military assets in areas populated by civilians?

Amnesty International claims: Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, ...
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Did US president Theodore Roosevelt call Democrats "prison vermin"?

According to two very non-primary references, the President called Democrats "prison vermin". The first is the 1902 Political X-rays, saying that it is quoting from an 8 November 1901 letter ...
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Has Hamas historically used protected civilian infrastructure as shields?

Whether al-Shifa hospital etc. host Hamas weapons and tunnels is under current dispute (although the videos of the under-hospital facilities keep pouring in). However these are not new claims by the ...
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Does smoking marijuana cause acne?

My teenage son has started smoking weed and I'm not happy about it, since I'm not a believer in "forbidding" thing over "convincing" I have tried to bring the topic to medical ...
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Would US president Theodore Roosevelt refer to his political enemies as "vermin"?

A publication of the Library of Congress says: Mr. Foulke in his letters reveals an unusual frankness in letting President Roosevelt know of the attitudes of his political enemies -- "small ...
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Was whaling the biggest industry in 1903?

In a podcast with Joe Rogan, Jimmy Carr made the claim that: Whaling was the biggest industry in the world in 1903. However, some people in the comment section dispute this, claiming that Carr meant ...
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Was the "cardiac ward building" of Al-Shifa hospital "completely destroyed" (by an airstrike) Sunday, Nov 12, 2023?

Something like this should be verifiable even with the current level of the fog of war, if not with respect to the exact date, at least whether the building is still around (from satellite photos etc.)...
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Were the weapons shown in Gaza hospitals really left there by Hamas? [closed]

The IDF has released videos of weapons they claim were left in Gaza hospitals Rantisi and al-Shifa by Hamas members, to prove Hamas used these protected institutions for military purposes, rendering ...
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In 2015, did the Israeli Defence Force execute an elderly Palestinian woman, Ghalia Abu Reida, after taking a picture with her?

[Warning: The links below contain distressing images of the result of violence.] X/Twitter account @HoyPalestina posted a tweet on 15 November 2023, claiming: In 2015, Israeli army spokesman Avichai ...
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Does an Arrow 3 cost more than 10 times less than its closest US equivalent (SM-3 Block IIA)?

According to the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, an Arrow 3 costs $2,200,000, while a Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA costs $36,387,000. Both of these are 21 inch (fit in that tube diameter) ...
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Was the Israeli interception of a missile (from Yemen) recently "the first combat ever to take place in space", 62 miles high?

Claim in The Telegraph on Nov 5: Israel this week used its Arrow missile-defence system to shoot down a ballistic missile outside of Earth’s atmosphere, in what is believed to be the first combat ...
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Did Netanyahu express support of Hamas in 2019?

When discussing the ongoing Israel/Hamas war, the following quotes occasionally come up. Anyone who wants to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state has to support bolstering Hamas and ...
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Is it true that women's rights organizations completely ignore the plight of Israeli women targeted by Hamas?

According to this source as Hamas targeted Israeli women and children for slaughter and abduction in their war against Israel, there has been near silence from international human rights and women’s ...
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Is there "video evidence that [Palestinians] deliberately avoided targeting women and children" during the Oct 7 attacks on Israel? [closed]

Forward, an American Jewish newspaper, reports that Queens College, City of New York University had a Muslim student group posting Instagram stories defending Palestinian/Hamas attacks on Israel on ...
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Are (modern) computers/AI (only) as intelligent as Apises (Bees)?

Modern computer systems contain only a few hundred thousand neurons and in rare cases, a few million, which, in terms of intelligence, is comparable to a bee. Ab Bees & AI How true is this ...
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Do some North Korean math textbooks involve problems counting the "American imperialist" dead?

'We Are the Mighty' writes about propaganda in North Korea: Their "history" and text books [...] The lies even slide into math problems for their kids. Such as: During the Fatherland ...
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Does Hamas have remote-controlled covers for their underground rocket firing pits?

NHK: Roskin also said Hamas is capable of storing and shooting rockets and mortars from the underground, and there are underground holes that are concealed with remote-controlled covers. I've seen ...
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Does this clip show Israeli Apache helicopters shooting their own citizens on Oct 7?

A Tweet in French with some 200K+ views (and some thousands of likes/retweets) claims Des images inédites ont fuité où ont voit des hélicoptères israéliens Apache bombarder ces propres concitoyens ...
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Were most of the people killed by Hamas on October 7 Israeli soldiers (at some point)?

In this clip by Richard Medhurst he says, Israel published a list of 1,400 causalities killed on October 7th and it turns out most of them are soldiers. Their ranks are listed right along side their ...
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Did an Egyptian dean of Islamic Studies say "we have the right to enslave Israeli women whom we captured in the war and enjoy them sexually"?

According to The Intellectual Extremism of Al-Azhar by Maher Jabra: The statements of the former Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies for Women at Al-Azhar University, Dr. Souad Saleh, supported ...
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Did (someone in) Turkey ship 16 tons of "explosive materials" to Hamas, disguised as gypsum?

FDD: Israeli customs authorities revealed on September 14 [2023] that their agents intercepted 16 tons of explosive material on its way from Turkey to the Gaza Strip in July. [...] According to the ...
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Did Hamas dig up EU-funded water pipes and turn them into rockets?

A recurring narrative/allegation in debates about the current Hamas/Israel conflict is that Hamas has dug up EU steel pipes and turned them into Qassam rockets. The main sources for this appear to be ...
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Did the family of Osama Abu Essa, a Bedouin man killed by Hamas, offer a $1m reward for his killers?

There's this story circulating on Reddit about a family of an Israeli Arab killed by Hamas on the 7th of October placing a bounty for information about his killers. Mako, an Israeli online news ...
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Is this footage of pro-Palestinian protesters in Algeria recent?

The Persian-language newspaper, Ettelat published a story a few days ago claiming the Algerian parliament has ratified a bill to allow the president to use military action against Israel. This appears ...
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Does chromosome 6 deletion cause the patient to not feel pain, hunger, and fatigue?

In this 7-years-old Belfast Telegraph article there's a video posted to Russia Today about a girl called Olivia Farnsworth who has the genetic abnormality "chromosome 6 deletion" which ...
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Is the leaked Aiden Hale "manifesto" authentic?

The 2023 Nashville school shooting was carried out by a transgender man, Aiden Hale. Conservative political commentator Steven Crowder tweeted some photos of handwritten notes in a notebook, ...
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"Most kids don't even know that Hamas is a terrorist organization"?

On ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’, in the context of discussing a (Quinnipiac) poll about the degree of support "of the way Israel is responding to the Hamas terrorist attack" in the 18-34 age ...
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Does TikTok "shadow ban" pro-Israeli content?

According to one influencer interviewed on Fox News, TikTok makes it difficult to post pro-Israeli content. She alleges that such posts don't get publicly displayed but that she has to manually send ...
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Is prolonged/frequent use of mobile phones responsible for sperm reduction in younger men?

This question has been asked previously but there has been a new study on the question which has received publicity and considerable acceptance. I am skeptical of the findings of the new study. Men ...
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Does this video show Israeli police brutalizing anti-Zionist Jews? [closed]

[Caution: Attached video portrays moderate violence by police.] According to this tweet by the Quds News Network Israeli police on Wednesday raided the anti-Zionist Jewish neighborhood in occupied #...
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Can human body heat cause a mobile phone's battery to "run down at a faster rate"?

The average 98.6 degree Fahrenheit body heat of a human being when transmitted through a cloth pocket to a cell phone inside is enough to speed up chemical processes inside the phone's battery. As a ...
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Did Ilya Ponomarev confess that he is behind the antisemitic mobs in Dagestan?

On October 29, 2023, an antisemitic mob stormed Uytash Airport near Makhachkala, Dagestan in Russia. PolitNavigator claims (in Russian): Fugitive extremist and former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev ...
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Is LaMDA, Google's AI, sentient?

In 2022, a Scientific American article quoted Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, who argued that LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) might be sentient, while other technical experts ...
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Is it possible to use microbes to grow protein from air and electricity?

Solar Foods claim they can use microbes to ferment an edible protein powder. Their process is described as follow: The process takes a single microbe, one of the billion different ones found in ...
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Are people of African descent subject to more harassment in Finland than other EU countries?

Helsinki times (Largest newspaper in the country) writes: PEOPLE of African descent consider Finland as one of the most racist countries in the European Union, suggests a 13-member state study by the ...
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Were multiple Israeli children found decapitated by Hamas on the same location and responders were trying to figure out which head belonged to whom?

According to Eli Beer [interviewed on TBN], after the Hamas attack on Oct 7, Israeli first responders ran into a scene where multiple children had been decapitated on same location and "we were ...
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Did Hamas bake a baby to death in an oven?

A new report has emerged of Hamas baking a baby in an oven. [NSFL images at link] (Video of the Eli Beer speech referenced in the Tweet embedded in that previous article.) This has also, of course, ...
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Does Hamas divert humanitarian aid donations towards the military budget?

In order to better understand how Hamas operates, I was trying to look up how they manage their budget. It seems there's suspicion that some of the international humanitarian aid goes towards the ...
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Can Russia jam GPS as far as Sofia, Bulgaria (with ships)?

It's been claimed by various observers that Russia is behind GPS glitches in Romania and Bulgaria. The next day, September 1, it was happening again. Pilots approaching Sofia complained of the same ...
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Are the leaked Xinjiang files (from the old NYT article), and Xinjiang Police Files proven to be legitimate?

4 years ago, the NYT published this article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-xinjiang-documents.html, discussing the then-recently leaked https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Did B. R. Ambedkar say it is shameful for women to enter politics?

B. R. Ambedkar was an Indian politician in the 1940s-50s who helped write the Indian constitution. The Indian government hosts a web-page of his writings and speeches. Vol. 40, Page No. 467 is in ...
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Did “thousands of Gazan citizens” join the 2023 Hamas attack on Israel?

One of the survivors of the Hamas music festival attack on the 7th of October 2023 has claimed the following: When I say “terrorist”, I am including not only Hamas but also the thousands of Gazan ...
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