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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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Are global wildfires decreasing?

According to the World Health Organization, Climate change is directly contributing to humanitarian emergencies from heatwaves, wildfires, floods, tropical storms and hurricanes and they are ...
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Are the death toll numbers from Gaza's Health Ministry reliable?

MEE reports: Biden told reporters at the White House that he has "no notion that the Palestinians are telling the truth" about the number of people killed by Israel so far. "I'm sure ...
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Has any scholar proposed an etymology of "pissed" (in the sense of "drunk") related to drinking psychoactive urine?

The earliest example I've seen so far of this widely-recycled claim (see what I did there?) is a 2003 article by Dana Larsen in the magazine Cannabis Culture: It was common practice among ancient ...
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Did Stalin say in 1940 that "the action of the Red Army is also a matter of world revolution"?

The quote appears in a 2001 paper in English... and only there in that exact formulation. [Stalin's] policies during and after World War II amounted to “National Bolshevism”—the use of the Soviet ...
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Has Azerbaijan "not had any environmental activist initiatives for the past decade"?

A long article about the Azerbaijani blockade of the (now former) Lachin corridor claims that: Azerbaijan is an authoritarian country that has not had any environmental activist initiatives for the ...
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Does an Al Jazeera video suggest that a rocket caused the Ahli hospital explosion?

Video shows rocket fired from Gaza make sharp turn back before blast seen at hospital (CNN): Video from Al Jazeera appears to show a rocket fired from Gaza make a sudden turn moments before a deadly ...
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Did almost 300k children get married in 2000–2018 in the USA?

The article Child Marriage in the United States: Prevalence and Implications from the Journal of Adolescent Health makes the following shocking claim right at the top: We found that some 297,033 ...
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Could 7 billion people fill Los Angeles if they stood shoulder to shoulder?

A 2010 National Geographic video talks about 7 billion people (the Earth's population at the time). At timestamp 1:57, the video claims that standing shoulder to shoulder all 7 billion of us would ...
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In what way do developed countries drain trillions of dollars from developing countries? [closed]

On the advice of the monitors, I have reposted this question on Economics SE. According to the Guardian, rich Western countries drain large amounts of money from poor countries, much more than they ...
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Did the Arabic IDF page on Facebook say "it was decided to bomb the Baptist Hospital in Gaza and give them euthanasia death"?

From Lowkey, The translation reads, Due to the lack of medical equipment and the lack of a medical staff, it was decided to bomb the Baptist Hospital in Gaza and give them euthanasia death Was this ...
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Did Hamas release a video of a doll "accidentally" masquerading as a dead child in Gaza?

The Twitter account of Israel (MFA) has [archive link, the original tweet was deleted] this slightly odd claim: Hamas accidentally posted a video of a doll (yes a doll) suggesting that it was a part ...
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Were some of the hostages taken by Hamas killed in cross-fire by Israeli forces?

In this widely watched interview with Middle East Eye, Yasmin Porat describes being kidnapped from a kibbutz by Hamas (translation provided by Middle East Eye): Yasmin Porat: We shouted at that point ...
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Was a photo of a burned Israeli baby's corpse generated by AI?

Shortly after the 7 October 2023 Hamas-led attack on Israel, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, released some photos, including that purporting to be a baby's charred corpse. WARNING: ...
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Did Hamas kill Israeli babies during the October 7 2023 attacks on Israel?

In another question, the topic of whether babies were beheaded in the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel is addressed. Putting aside the specific claims of beheadings, allegedly some accounts are ...
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Were Jews ever subjected to any oppression or targeting in the region of Egypt?

According to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (alternative link): I am an Egyptian person who grew up next to Jews in Egypt. They have never been subjected to any form of oppression or ...
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Did a soldier who confirmed babies decapitated by Hamas previously call for "wiping out entire Palestinian villages"?

According to Anandolu Agensi [Oct, 12]: To this day, only one soldier has said he saw babies were beheaded. David Ben Zion of Unit 71, an extremist settler who earlier this year called for “wiping ...
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What is the origin of this photo of a young girl with the caption "The world you were raised to survive in no longer exists"? [closed]

Link to the photo (from an unrelated, random blog) This was obviously taken some time before 9/11 given the Twin Towers in the background. I have seen this picture many times over the last two ...
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Did Clinton express regret over not rigging Palestinian elections in 2006?

This is a question about the authenticity of a recording and of its associated reporting. This source (New York Observer in 2016) reported Hillary Clinton as saying on September 5, 2006, to Eli ...
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Did Russian instructors help Hamas in the 2023 attacks against Israel?

Gulag.net, a Russian anti-establishment website, posted a video "Прикрывайте!Прикрывайте!" Среди нападавших на Израиль были русскоговорящие инструкторы. ЧВК Вагнер?, which translates to '&...
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Has the usage of body mass index caused historical harm and been utilized for racial exclusion?

ama-assn.org (American Medical Association) writes regarding BMI (body mass index) The House of Delegates adopted new policy recognizing the issues with using BMI as a measurement because: Of the ...
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Were babies found with their heads decapitated in Israel after the Hamas attack?

According to this tweet by CNN, The Israel Prime Minister spokesman just confirmed babies and toddlers were found with their "heads decapitated" in Kfar Aza in southern Israel after Hamas ...
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Is 41% of all code on GitHub AI-generated?

I read on decrypt.co: Data from GitHub reveals that "41% of all code right now is AI generated" Mostaque remarked. Is is true that 41% of all code on GitHub is AI-generated? They don't ...
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Do soccer players suffer a “3%–5% drop in performance” after their first tattoo?

In a 2017 article in The Sun, “Top footballers are wrecking their performances by having tattoos, claim experts” it is claimed: Dr Ingo Frobose, of Cologne’s German Sports University, urged clubs to ...
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Is there a 29.5 day cycle of neutrotransmitters released from the claustrum in our brains?

According to multiple 'spiritual' websites (like this one), there is a 29.5 cycle in the human body. Every 29.5 Days, A Seed Is Born That Gifts You With An Opportunity For A Physiological & ...
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Is this the Oath to become a Master Mason?

In Freemasonry, the third degree that one may obtain is called Master Mason. I found a book claiming to contain the rituals and oath that the Mason has to perform. The book is called "Duncan's ...
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Do mineral glass lenses on sunglasses block 100% of harmful UV radiations?

I have also come across sunglasses fitted with "mineral glass lenses" which claim to filter 100% of UVA and UVB without the need for a UV coating, e.g.: Otis: OTIS standard lenses are all ...
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Did Netanyahu say "We will turn Gaza into a deserted island" in early October 2023?

According to a October 7, 2023 Al-Jazeera article, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “We will take mighty vengeance for this black day,” the Israeli leader said in a televised address. “...
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Did Putin tell George W. Bush that Putin's dog was "bigger, stronger and faster" than Bush's dog?

In a September 2023 interview of George W. Bush, he relates a story about Vladimir Putin's "chip on his shoulder": I discovered it when I introduced him to my little dog, Barney, who's a ...
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Did John Steinbeck say "It means very little to know that a million Chinese are starving unless you know one Chinese who is starving"?

I often see the quote attributed to John Steinbeck, "It means very little to know that a million Chinese are starving ...", when explaining the difference between sympathy and empathy, e.g. ...
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Did Bill Gates, via the Gates Foundation, use his influence to prevent Oxford from making the patent for their COVID-19 vaccine open source?

In a Jan. 2023 AMA "Ask Me Anything" post on Reddit by Bill Gates, a user, Sherm199, stated that: The Gates foundation fought for the Oxford vaccine to NOT be open-source and to instead be ...
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Are you disallowed to bring bottles of water on planes for security reasons? [closed]

Restrictions on bringing liquids on planes were introduced in 2006 citing security concerns about liquid explosives. See e.g. 1. I am skeptical security reasons are the true motivation. Shortly after ...
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Is there an increase in whale deaths due to windfarms?

During a recent speech in North Carolina, Donald Trump blamed offshore wind farms for the rise in whale deaths. Trump made the remarks about offshore wind’s possible link to the surge in baleen whale ...
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Did a Father save his son after digging for 38 hours after the Armenian earthquake?

There's an inspirational story that is very popular on God based websites. Here is the version I am familiar with that was forwarded to me on Whatsapp many times before Yom Kippur: This story is true ...
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Was the AI Of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl good enough to beat the game on its own?

I have heard the claim from various sources that the AI of S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, a Ukrainian FPS RPG-ish thing from 2007, had beta AI that was so good that an AI character could be given ...
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Is IIT consciousness theory a pseudo science?

Nature writes It [a letter] argues that a prominent theory describing what makes someone or something conscious — called the integrated information theory (IIT) — should be labelled as pseudoscience. ...
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Archaic admixture in Africans

I've been investigating the ideas circulating in some of the more classy white supremacist circles. Some of them have referenced studies like this one: We provide complementary lines of evidence for ...
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Could world hunger be ended for 40 billion USD per year?

The World Food Program USA claims that 345 million people around the world: are experiencing the most severe levels of hunger including starvation. These are the people the U.N. World Food Programme ...
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Does removing split ends increase overall hair durability?

Does trimming your hair regularly make it grow faster? addresses the "trimming the hair makes it grow faster" myth, noting that the hair outside of your scalp is dead, and has no awareness ...
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Are "Warranty voided if removed"-labels illegal?

NPR wrote in 2018 The Federal Trade Commission says they're [Warranty voided if removed labels] illegal. Are "Warranty voided if removed"-labels illegal? What, if any, is the practical ...
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Was the Mexican Congress shown corpses of extra-terrestrials?

According to The Independent, journalist and Ufologist, Jaime Maussan testified to a Mexican congressional hearing that apparent mummified/fossilized corpses are extra-terrestrials: they are not part ...
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Did a group of Algerians celebrate the earthquake in Morocco near the border?

In an Iranian website (and some other Iranian websites as well) they say a group of Algerians gathered at the border with Morocco and played music and celebrated the earthquake in Morocco (the two ...
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Do lost people tend to unintentionally walk in circles?

Is it fact/myth that when you get lost in the wilderness, you go round in circles? Common belief has it that people who get lost in unfamiliar terrain often end up walking in circles. Although ...
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Do trucks cause disproportionate pedestrian and cyclist fatalities for the distance travelled?

In an interview with Autonomy, Volta Trucks founder, Carl-Magnus Norden, said: in London trucks constituted only 4% of road miles but 26% of pedestrian fatalities and 78% of cyclist fatalities. I've ...
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