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Was Jesus a Jew at all? [closed]

First of all: what I mean here by “Jew” is nationality and not religion. The question of whether Jesus was a Jew therefore means whether Jesus was an Israeli, i.e. a descendant of Jacob/Israel. The ...
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Was the Trump assassination attempt staged? [closed]

Kinda an obvious one considering the recent news surrounding the Donald J Trump shooting, but let me elaborate. Misinformation spreads swiftly in hours after Trump rally shooting was a recent ...
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Does this photo show a bullet flying past Donald Trump? [closed]

A New York Times article, Photo Appears to Capture Path of Bullet Used in Assassination Attempt, considers whether the streak in this picture is a bullet fired at Trump: A composite image showing ...
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Can using tampons lead to harmful exposures to lead or heavy metals? [closed]

According to this news story by NPR that scientists at Columbia University and Michigan State University examined "30 tampons from across 14 brands and 18 product lines, which they did not name ...
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Where is the proof that Trump is racist without using news and mass media soundbites [closed]

I think that Donald Trump has gotten a really bad reputation as being a racist xenophobe white supremacist white nationalost Nazi that wants to destroy America and make it authoritarian dictatorship ...
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Communicating with thoughts [closed]

Let's run a quick "hypothetical"... Let's say a man woke up one day with direct communication to his neighbors and coworkers inside his head. Their voices are "heard" much like his ...
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Does/will Disney World charge men 20% more for tickets? [closed]

I saw a news post that Disney World is going to charge men 20% more than women to "fight the wage gap". I can only find it on Mouse Trap News, which looks like a parody site, but there's ...
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Have human infant foreskins been put into commercial cosmetic products?

It's been a thing I've heard for a long time now, but I simply thought it was some sort of slander campaign. I recently read an article in Boston magazine which said "the active ingredient in an ...
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Did Joe Biden refer to himself as a black woman?

The Telegraph claims that Joe Biden has made the statement on Philadelphia radio station “By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice-president, first black woman… to serve with a black ...
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Did the German justice system convict a woman for insulting a person who gang raped a minor?

New York Post writes A German woman was handed down a harsher sentence than a convicted rapist after she called him a “disgraceful rapist pig.” Maja R, 20, was jailed for a weekend after she was ...
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Did the BBC censor a non-binary character in Transformers: EarthSpark?

Bleeding Cool, a news site focused on comics and other pop culture, reported that the BBC censored a scene in Transformers: EarthSpark in which the character Nightshade discusses how they are non-...
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Are children born out of wedlock more likely to become "predators"?

According to Joe Biden (at about 1:11:00 in the Cspan video; see also the transcript; 18 November 1993, emphasis added): We must take back the streets. It doesn't matter whether or not the person ...
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Was AI used in the June 2024 NHS data breach?

There is a BBC segment called "AI Decoded" in which they have convened a panel of cyber security experts. The episode is titled "Hackers expose deep cybersecurity vulnerabilities in AI&...
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Are there merely 800 American students in China?

Those disagreements have overshadowed everything. But when President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met last November, they agreed to encourage more student exchanges as a way to stabilize ...
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Have children's car seats not been proven to be more effective than seat belts alone for kids older than 24 months?

A comment on a question on the Travel Stack Exchange claims that "child seats [in cars] have never been proven to be more effective than seat belts for kids older than 24 months", and links ...
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Did James Madison say or write that the 10 Commandments are critical to the US nation?

Louisiana (the US state) recently passed a law requiring the biblical Ten Commandments be posted in every single classroom that is part of a school that receives public funding, including universities....
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Are 1/20 undocumented immigrants married to American citizens?

The Washington Post reported, An estimated 500,000 immigrants, most from Mexico, married to U.S. citizens will be eligible to apply for permanent residency through their spouses. Federal law requires ...
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Did Palestinians on social media decipher the "signals and gestures" that police used against protestors in Ferguson?

The Reverend Traci D. Blackmon stated the following in a recent interview for National Public Radio: when the young people went to the street in Ferguson and encountered military tanks and snipers ...
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Does pulse width modulation (PWM) sensitivity exist in the 362-500Hz frequency range?

Pulse width modulation is a technique used to dim LEDs in LED screens - effectively by turning them on and off at full strength at a high frequency. Some people claim that they are sensitive to the ...
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Is there racial bias in police shootings in America?

On Triggernometry show Roland G. Fryer Jr. makes the claim I thought I was going to be able to show that the police were biased very easily, and then we gathered literally millions and millions of ...
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Did Hitler say "I cannot live if one Jew is left"?

Recently, Moshe Feiglin, former deputy speaker of Israel's Knesset, said something on Israeli TV that went viral on X (Formerly Twitter): (see this and this) "As Hitler said, 'I cannot live if ...
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Were Meir Vilner and Rostam Bastuni the first to claim Israel had an apartheid policy?

The hebrew wikipedia has this text: The claim of apartheid policy by Israel was apparently first heard in 1954, when Knesset members Meir Vilner (Maki) and Rostam Bastuni (Mapam) submitted a proposal ...
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Did 'regulated' in the US's Second Amendment refer to function or restriction?

Colion Noir, a gun rights activist, while commenting on an interview of Jon Stewart about the US constitution's Second Amendment, made a claim: John thinks that well-regulated means controlled or ...
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Does making the home environment boring reduce school refusal?

When looking into school refusal there is a common piece of advice to ensure the home environment is boring. I've found the claim in these places The article school refusal when a child wont go to ...
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Was Mars hit by a one billion megatons air-burst thermonuclear explosion (over Mars Acidalium) in its past?

There's an intriguing academic presentation claiming in the end that Yield ~ 1 billion megatons [...] Evidence for Mars paleo-nuclear event is strong- but no crater at ground zero Natural nuclear ...
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In what context did Netanyahu say "If we want to achieve our war goals, we give the minimal aid."?

I have seen the following quote from Netanyahu referenced in a few places: CNN, Senator Sanders, Wikipedia. We provide minimal humanitarian aid... If we want to achieve our war goals, we give the ...
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Do modern nuclear weapons produce no nuclear fallout?

Neil deGrasse Tyson says nuclear bombs no longer produce fallout. From the video Neil deGrasse Tyson: modern hydrogen nuclear weapons don’t have the radiation fallout problem of WW2: “Modern nukes ...
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Does using electricity from the grid in the U.S. result in more greenhouse gas emissions than using propane?

A recent opinion piece, Why the EPA shouldn’t favor school bus electrification, makes the following claim (link in original): At last check, the average carbon intensity of the U.S. electric grid was ...
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As of May 2024, does the US state of Georgia prohibit "water to be available to you while you wait in line to vote in an election"?

On 19 May 2024 at Morehouse College, Joe Biden said: But let’s be clear what happens to you and your family when old ghosts in new garments seize power, extremists come for the freedoms you thought ...
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Did Iran send 400 ballistic missiles to Russia?

Reuters still has this 'exclusive' story up from Feb 21, 2024: Iran has provided Russia with a large number of powerful surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, six sources told Reuters, deepening the ...
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Was a school teacher Warren Smith fired after posting a video talking with a student about J.K. Rowling and transphobia?

On Sky News Australia, in May 2024, there is a discussion about a school teacher named Warren Smith, who had a video on-line where he is seen discussing with a student about whether or not J.K. ...
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Are one in four victims of intimate partner homicides in Australia male?

In the YouTube video The WAR on MEN is total government misinformation, John Cadogan makes the claim that "One in four victims of intimate partner homicide in Australia are male." He gives a ...
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Did Einstein ever say "Then I would feel sorry for the good Lord. The theory is correct." about the theory of relativity?

According to PhysicsWorld and numerous other resources, Einstein said the following: Then I would feel sorry for the good Lord. The theory is correct anyway. (1919, reply to his assistant, Ilse ...
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Did a doctor Helen Zhu warn about a mounting epidemic in the US and receive a gag order?

A press release from the Chinese Embassy criticizes the state of free speech in the US, and claims that Helen Zhu, a female doctor of Chinese descent who warned about the epidemic in the United ...
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Are post-vaginoplasty recipients more suicidal?

According to this study: METHODS: All persons undergoing feminizing (vaginoplasty) and masculinizing (metoidioplasty/ phalloplasty) genital gender affirming surgery were identified in California from ...
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Is the ship "Borkum" traveling from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Czech Republic?

I'm reading in several German language newspapers the claim that the ship "Borkum" passing currently (that is, May 17) close to the Strait of Gibraltar is delivering weapons to the Czech ...
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Do most women enjoy sex?

The YouTube video by clinical psychologist, Dr. Whiten (Dr. Psych Mom) called "women do enjoy sex... in depth discussion about why you may not think so" makes the claim that most women enjoy ...
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Would lying down be safer than standing in a free-falling elevator?

It said that the best way to survive a falling elevator is to lie down flat on the floor to distribute the impact evenly on your whole body. 2012 New York Times article: Q. If I find myself in a free-...
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Did Feynman say: “If you are getting nowhere with an old technology, having a fast technology only gets you nowhere faster!"

A 2016 journal article claims, without references that: As pointed out by Richard Feynman, “If you are getting nowhere with an old technology, having a fast technology only gets you nowhere faster!” ...
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Is CoComelon hyperstimulating and harmful for children?

I have a kid. He's enamored by CoComelon. The ability of CoComelon to captivate a child seems unique when compared to other shows. According to Newsweek Many parents reported addictive behaviors in ...
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Is virtually all THC absorbed by the lungs in only a few seconds?

I was trying to find some authoritative sources on breath-hold duration and the absorption rate of vaped drugs, such as THC, but all I can find are unsourced claims like: Virtually all of the drug is ...
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Did the DC Circuit court "blatantly disregard" a Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo detainees for [at least] 5 years?

A 2013 piece by the Center for American Progress claims that Since 2008, the [DC] circuit court has blatantly disregarded a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to habeas corpus rights for ...
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Did a victim of rape in Qatar get arrested under charges of adultery?

A Dutch woman who reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar has been jailed since mid-March and could face charges of adultery, according to her lawyer. According to the above news article: ...
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Is abortion common in Kota, India?

Kota, Rajasthan is a city with a reputation for its educational services, but also for an apparent high rate of suicide amongst its students. This meme suggests that abortion is much more common than ...
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Was there an "understanding between King Abdullah and the Jewish Agency to partition Palestine between themselves"?

According to Avi Shlaim's "The Debate about 1948", p. 293 If Bevin was guilty of conspiring to unleash the Arab Legion, his target was not the Jews but the Palestinians. The prospect of a ...
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Is The Bell Curve really refuted? [closed]

The Bell Curve is a controversial book about IQ and, in a broad sense of the expression, success in life from 1994. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bell_Curve In this Wikipedia article, in the ...
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Can science explain the anomalous properties of water?

According to proponents of the so-called Intelligent Design (for example, here, here, and here), the unique properties of water that allow for the existence of life cannot be explained by science and ...
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Was the Russian Olympic Shooting Team 12 days late for the 1908 Summer Olympics due to a calendar mixup?

According to an article in Sports Illustrated, referred to by a reddit post, an article about programmer falsehoods, and elsewhere, the Russian Shooting team arrived 12 days late for the 1908 Summer ...
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Does the American government judge the severity of storms around whether Waffle House is still open?

During this stand up routine, it is claimed that the American government judges the severity of storms based on whether Waffle House is still open. I was just wondering how much of this video about ...
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How explicit were the (putative) secret speeches by Xi Jinping to build up China's nuclear arsenal to match that of USA & Russia?

NYT journalist David Sanger says in an interview about his book that Xi Jinping gave secret speeches as soon as he came into power promising to build China's nuclear arsenal to match that of US & ...
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