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Did the KGB employ a technique that kills people via a single punch to the heart?

Quoting the Times of London, the New York Post writes Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny may have been killed with a single punch to the heart, a “hallmark of the KGB,” according to a human ...
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Are there any photos of "female detainees in degrading circumstances" in IDF custody?

CNN: United Nations experts have called for an investigation into what they described as “credible allegations of egregious human rights violations” against Palestinian women and girls in Gaza and ...
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Have 37% of those arrested for antisemitism in Germany been Jews?

I saw the image below circulating on Facebook. There's also a Tweet with 48K likes repeating the claim. germany's jews represent 1% of its population, but 37% of those arrested for antisemitic ...
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Does Earth's magnetism cause heart attacks?

https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014cosp...40E1114G/abstract#%3A~%3Atext%3DIt%20was%20shown%20statistically%20that%2Ccomparison%20with%20quiet%20geomagnetic%20conditions This study says that on ...
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Are phones listening to our conversations for ad targeting?

Are 'smartphones' (i.e. Google and social media) listening in on users' conversations for targetted advertising? I don't mean keeping a record of the voice commands we give virtual assistants, but ...
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Do Russian forces now have an official religious prayer to protect against "Devil's Drones"?

It's been shown in some Ukrainian videos [NSFW!] and also claimed on Twitter (quoting the latter) that: Russian forces now have an official religious prayer to Saint Barbara (who is revered in ...
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Was Alexei Navalny poisoned in 2020 with Novichok nerve agents by Russia's Federal Security Service?

I found the video they’re lying about Alexei Navalny “Putin’s Enemy” on YouTube. It discusses four questions about the Russian lawyer and dissident Alexei Navalny, who recently died in Russian ...
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Has a venomous snake ever died from a mouse bite?

Long ago I read that when a mouse was put into a cobra's enclosure to feed it, the mouse ran up to the cobra, bit it, and ran into a corner. The cobra eventually died of an infection since snakes ...
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Could a ferret bite off a baby's finger [closed]

I don't know if this is a notable enough claim for this site, but here goes. In a discussion of ferrets, user VHS in post number 1 wrote: ..Some consider them utterly adorable; some consider them ...
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Has Biden spent 40% of his presidency on vacation?

Fox News states: In a related story, Biden will be taking another long weekend at the beach and has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation," Fox News contributor Joe Concha posted Has Biden ...
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Do decoy wasp nests work?

Some people put up fake wasp nests in an attempt to deter real wasps from building nests nearby. According to Do Wasp Nest Decoys Work?: Wasps are unlikely to be deterred by fake nests. Although not ...
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Do members of Congress get physical access to federally funded facilities?

This Feb 2024 Gateway Pundit article describes an attempt by two Republican congress members to inspect rooms at a Ramada Inn in Arizona that had allegedly been rented by the Casa Alitas program to ...
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Is this a video of an Israeli soldier throwing food away out of the window in Gaza?

This highly upvoted reddit video claims: An Israeli solider threw food away just to mock Palestinians. The short video shows a man in miltary uniform near a tray of what looks like bread rolls, ...
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How much compensation has been paid to Arabs who lost property in Israel?

The Israel-advocacy website CAMERA claims the following. Arabs who lost property in Israel are eligible to file for compensation from Israel’s Custodian of Absentee Property. As of the end of 1993, a ...
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Did a US soldier climb onto an unmanned T-54 during the Checkpoint Charlie standoff of Oct 1961?

A US soldier present at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 says he climbed into or at least onto an unmanned T-54 and looked inside the unmanned driver compartment to identify it if was a Soviet or East ...
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Was a Russian tank photographed during the 1956 Hungarian revolution destroyed in Ukraine in 2023?

I have found this image on a meme website (9gag). If true, the story is fascinating in multiple ways, but I have not been able to find any reliable sources. Are the two tanks in the two pictures the ...
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Did a New Zealand boy start eating normally after being treated by Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine?

In a video broadcast from Iranian TV [Persian, English subtitles for first 1.5m], 7 years ago, it is claimed that a New Zealand boy, Solomon "Solly" Moss, started eating normally (without ...
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Was this image of Cecil Williams drinking from a "white only" fountain digitally manipulated?

Here is an image of a civil rights photographer named Cecil Williams drinking from a water fountain with a "WHITE ONLY" sign on it. The image is dated to 1956. The sign appears translucent ...
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Was Imran Khan's prosecution on charges of "iddat" ("un-Islamic marriage") the first such case in Pakistan?

The Guardian writes: A local court in Pakistan has sentenced Imran Khan, the country’s former prime minister, and his wife to seven years each in a case related to their marriage, which it declared “...
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Did YouTube send YouTuber Brendan Kavanagh an email to: threaten removal of 'Pianogate'?

For those who don't know, pianogate refers to a storm-in-a-teacup incident involving YouTuber Brendan Kavanagh who was livestreaming playing a public piano in London and some Chinese citizens who ...
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Was one of the victims in the recent Israeli hospital raid in a coma?

A few days ago, Israeli armed personnel (dressed perfidiously as medical staff) assassinated three Palestinian militants being treated at a hospital in the West Bank. There are widespread reports, ...
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Was Yahya Sinwar treated by a Jewish oncologist?

In Sam Harris' recent podcast (timestamp 40:45), he claims the following. Most people don’t realize that the current head of Hamas, Sinwar, was cured of brain cancer, while in an Israeli prison. The ...
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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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Does this video show a ufo landing on the moon?

A YouTube video purports to show an unidentified object landing on the moon. The video does not say it is an alien craft, but the channel promotes such theories. Is there an evidence-based explanation ...
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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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Do mind control weapons exist?

The article Mind Control with Electromagnetic Frequency by Soleilmavis Liu claims: It can be seen that mind control weapons are well developed and they are being used secretly to torture and harass ...
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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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