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Has Biden ever been injected with drugs before a debate? [closed]

President Trump said this on Saturday, at his rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, about Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden: No, but don't underestimate him. Look, he's been doing this for ...
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Is the UK headed for “200-plus deaths per day”?

Like many people, I'm confused over what's actually happening here with the virus. The UK government has recently been introducing more restrictions in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases. ...
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Does wearing spectacles protect you from covid?

Yet another surprising study on things that make a difference to the risk of covid has appeared. This one claims, to quote the report in LiveScience: People who wear eyeglasses may be at lower risk ...
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Can the hydrogen bond angle of water be changed via distillation?

John Ellis claims that water has a "hydrogen bond angle" ranging from 104° to 114°, and that his patented distillation machines can produce water with a permanent hydrogen bond angle above ...
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Does Russia have two currencies, the ruble and the chervonets? [closed]

This page from the Russian central bank says the gold chervonets of 1975-1982 issue were declared the official legal tender on March 5, 2001. The database entry about that coin says its face value is ...
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Quintuple witching and RBG? [closed]

I was thinking about quadruple witching. It is defined as When all four asset classes expire simultaneously on the third Friday of March, June, September, and December. Those asset classes are stock ...
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Can a president legally issue an executive order prohibiting someone form becoming the next president? [migrated]

Source President Donald Trump ramped up attacks against his opponent, Joe Biden, calling Biden the "dumbest of all candidates," and went so far as to declare, "maybe I'll sign an ...
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Did the United States ever call Venus “the Soviet planet”?

I saw an article that mentioned some recent comments from the Russian space agency Roscosmos. One statement they made was: The huge gap between the Soviet Union and its competitors in Venus research ...
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Do heavier people need to drink more water?

A 2013 article by Yuri Elkaim, a holistic nutritionist, in the health section of U.S. News & World Report says: if you weigh 200 pounds [90 kg], you would need 100 ounces [3 l] of water per day ...
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Did the Chinese chairman Xi Jinping carry 100 kg of wheat and walk 5 km of mountain road without switching shoulders?

In the first episode Liang Jia He (Chinese: 梁家河篇) of the series Chairman Xi's Beginning (Chinese: 習總書記的初心), Xi said (in Mandarin Chinese) 因爲我那時候,抗 200 斤麥子,十里山路不換肩的 ... because I, at that time, ...
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Are chupacabras of extraterrestrial origin?

Throughout North and South America, thousands of people have witnessed chupacabras, or goat suckers, strange creatures that mutilate and drain the blood of farm animals. Source: The Puerto Rican ...
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Was the UK the third poorest member of the EU despite being the second biggest net contributor in 1979?

This video on YouTube of Margaret Thatcher at the EU Dublin Council on the 29th of November 1979 seems to suggest that the UK was the second biggest net contributor to the EU and also the third ...
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Is availability of video pornography a main reason of sexual crimes in developing and under-developing countries? [closed]

I think it is easiest to google search for a porn video than any other thing. What I notice is that whenever a sexual criminal is caught and when Police search for his belongings, almost every time ...
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Are people receiving spontaneous gold dental prostheses without dentist intervention?

Claims of unexpected and spontaneous fillings or full restorations of teeth with gold are not unheard of in many faith healing services and other religious gatherings. For example, in a video recorded ...
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Are children of incarcerated parents much more likely to become incarcerated?

This 2017 article from the journal of the US's National Institute of Justice states: One statistic indicates that children of incarcerated parents are, on average, six times more likely to become ...
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Did Uday Hussein have a desk similar to Dwight K. Schrute's from The Office and was it pictured in Newsweek? [closed]

On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPeV5NvaAfI at around 2:38 Dwight claims that his desk was a replica of Uday Hussein's desk and that he saw a photo of it in Newsweek. While I acknowledge that The ...
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Was the “Do So” movement orchestrated by Cambridge Analytica and is it responsible for the results of the Trinidad and Tobago election?

The Great Hack is a documentary which, among other things, claims that SCL Group (which the now-infamous Cambridge Analytica is a subsidiary of) worked for the United National Congress (UNC) in ...
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Does slapping parts of your body increase blood flow and help with physical activity?

I have believed for quite some time that slapping limbs is "good for blood circulation", without ever looking more into it. After getting curious about it, I found a lot of claims that it's ...
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Do people carry around up to 20 lbs (9 kg) of poop?

The claim from this site: It’s been said that the average American carries around between 5-20 extra pounds of poop in their intestines. It's hard to believe it's true. Is there a medical evidence ...
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Has the CIA ever been involved in child sex trafficking? [closed]

Ted Gunderson, a former FBI special agent and head of the Los Angeles FBI, is known for allegedly blowing the whistle on several controversial matters. A quick YouTube search reveals many videos on ...
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Is Adrenochrome an addictive drug only obtained by drinking blood?

One of the core beliefs of QAnon is that some people are addicted to adrenochrome that can only be obtained by drinking the blood of frightened victims. Sean Morgan, author of a QAnon FAQ, talks about ...
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Do penalties reduce the committing of crimes? [closed]

Does the law (the executive force) prevent people from committing crimes? There are bits of evidence pro and contra, which cancel out. Who can tell if the crime-rate would be different if deterrent ...
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Empirical evidence that foster children are better off with relatives than non-relative foster parents? [closed]

I'm looking into foster care policy and I'm coming across an empirical problem. There is a broad consensus that finding a relative of a foster child (often referred to as kin) leads to empirically ...
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Is phosphine evidence of life on Venus?

This news article came out about evidence tied to the possibility of life on Venus. The crux of the evidence is the detection of phosphine. The claim is that we only know of two ways to make this ...
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Could “aliens” be humans from the future? [closed]

Alright everyone, check this image out: Notice how these aliens have large eyes, an orthognatic face, small noses, and large heads (indicating large brains)? Overall, their underdeveloped features ...
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Are children being kidnapped at large scale for satanic ritual abuse (SRA) purposes in the USA and other countries? [closed]

According to Wikipedia, Ted Gunderson was an American Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge and head of the Los Angeles FBI [...] who claimed that: [...] in the United States ...
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Are there currently more large fires in Africa and South America than the rest of the world?

This has been doing the rounds on Twitter: NASA fire map shows the absolute failure of mainstream media for not expressing how devasting fires in southern Africa and South America are. Certainly to ...
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Did Giuliani send Derkach’s anti-Biden material to the State Department? [closed]

President Trump’s attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said this in regard to his dealings with Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach, who was designated by the Treasury Department as an ...
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Does the Constitution of the US have anything to say about slavery?

The Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote an article for the 1619 Project in the New York Times, where she claimed: The Constitution contains 84 clauses. Six deal directly with the enslaved and their enslavement,...
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Are farm bankruptcies in the US “at highs not seen since the Great Depression”?

A June 29 Vox article quoted a Democratic party notable saying: “Trump’s failed trade war wreaked havoc on industries across the country. Farm bankruptcies are at highs not seen since the Great ...
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Can sheltering in place for extended periods weaken the immune system?

Example of claim that it does not weaken the immune system from Abc7News: "There is no scientific evidence to suggest staying at home weakens your immune system because you're not getting enough ...
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Does blue light coating on eyeglasses protect the eyes?

I ask about adding blue light coating to eyeglass lenses, not separately wearing blue light glasses. Evidence for SeeCoat Blue Premium | Nikon Lenswear Canada Recommended For: Those who regularly use ...
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Are the following Twitter quotes from Vox leader true?

Recently Vox leader, Santiago Abascal, tweeted that the Spanish government was the worst government in the last 80 years, stating the following facts: Translation: 🚩 Never in 80 years has a ...
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Is there a 10% chance of 6-10°C of warming this century?

From a 2016 The Atlantic article, Human Extinction Isn't That Unlikely: UN-approved climate models estimate that the risk of six to ten degrees Celsius of warming ... “On a more plausible emissions ...
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Was SARS‐CoV‐2 made in a lab? [duplicate]

I understand that a similar question has been asked and closed already: Was the virus which causes COVID-19 made in a Chinese lab? I do hope that this is a different question with updated information ...
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Has Trump been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?

Daily Mail just posted an article entitled: Donald Trump has been nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize following deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The article mentions that, President ...
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Was Delia Knox healed of 22 years of lower body paralysis caused by a car accident after being prayed for at the Bay Revival?

Delia Knox is claimed to have been healed of lower body paralysis after being prayed for during one of the services held at the Bay Revival, in 2010. The paralysis was allegedly due to a car accident ...
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Does China have Concentration Camps? [duplicate]

"China right now, is shipping weaker muslims, on trains after shaving their heads to concentration camps where they are being forcibly sterilized" This is a quote from ben shapiro from the ...
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Did Einstein say this quote about blind belief in authority being the “greatest enemy of the truth”?

There is a quote/image circulating Facebook (please don't get me started on the source), quoting Einstein: Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth I would like to avoid getting into ...
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Does looking at screens damage your brain?

I found several articles that warn of the dangers of too much computer time, especially for children. Oxford Learning, Jun 2010: Too much computer time can be bad for your brain However, a recent ...
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Can homeopathic remedies contain a significant amount of active ingredients?

It is widely believed that homeopathic medicines contain no active ingredients. e.g. Skeptical Science: Homeopathy – the “cure” that contains no active ingredients British Dental Journal: BAD ...
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Is the chance of solving a murder cut in half if they don't find a lead within the first 48 hours?

For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a murder is cut in half if they don't get a lead within the first 48 hours. This was the lead in ...
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Is the Eye of Horus symbol based on the human brain?

The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol and hieroglyph (𓂀). A thread on the site International Skeptics Forum introduces a claim found on Facebook: The following image shows the Egyptian Eye ...
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Can helicopters safely fly when it is raining?

A November 2018 story that has been recently resurrected in the media was about Donald Trump claiming that he didn't make a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris by helicopter because ...
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Did Angelina Jolie hire a hitman to kill herself?

Apparently, Angelina Jolie was so depressed that she hired a hitman to kill herself. The first instance of this story that I've come across was in this article from 2001, but it didn't cite any ...
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Has BLM raised over 1 billion dollars but not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, school funding, food aid or housing services?

This Twitter post by James Woods claims that the Black Lives Matter movement has raised over 1 billion dollars but has not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, college funding, student economic ...
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Are nano diamond batteries a breakthrough in battery technology?

Recently, for some reason, this story first published in January 2020 was again trending on social media (this appeared on my YouTube feed)But for a more quotable version, this version from The ...
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Was it ever cheaper to starve slaves and replace them than to provide them with food?

In a recent opinion piece in the Guardian, historian David Olusoga makes this shocking claim about slavery in the 17th Century British Empire: The system [Hans Sloane] witnessed and wrote about was ...
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Does synthetic vitamin C contribute to the formation of genotoxins that can lead to cancer?

While researching Vitamin C supplements, I noticed dozens of people outraged about various companies slipping in "synthetic vitamin c" (ascorbic acid). From what I can tell this aversion ...
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Did besieged Russians eat 'library candy' made from boiled down book binding glue?

David Benioff's 2008 historical fiction novel City of Thieves follows two youths during the siege of Leningrad in 1942. In one scene, the narrator explains how the starving inhabitants of the city ...

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