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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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Did Kurt Gödel say this quote about materialism?

In an interview, David Berlinski mentioned Kurt Gödel's view on materialism. He said: Materialism succeeds to the extent that the materialists assigned to material objects all the properties that ...
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Do Israeli quadcopters play sounds to lure people out of their homes?

According to this report by Middle East Eye, "War on Gaza: Israeli drones lure Palestinians with crying children recordings then shoot them ", drones are playing sounds of babies crying and ...
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Is "If you want to master something, teach it." a Feynman quote?

Often, the quote If you want to master something, teach it. is attributed to Richard Feynman (for example, [1, 2, 3] and many more). However, some claim the quote is attributed to Singh Yogi [5, 6] (...
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Were there 20,000 Jewish people in Lebanon in 1948?

An article by the Jewish Virtual Library on Lebanon puts the numbers of Jewish people as 20,000 in 1948 citing "Maariv, (June 21, 1991); Jewish Telegraphic Agency, (July 22, 1993); Jewish ...
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Did President Richard Nixon say that the Warren Report was a hoax?

David Talbot writes in The mother of all coverups: On a White House tape recording, President Nixon is heard telling aides that the Warren Report "was the greatest hoax that has ever been ...
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Did the Cass Review ignore studies that were not double-blinded?

The Cass Review examined gender services for children and young people in the UK, and made recommendations to the country's health services. It has been controversial. The Feminist Gender Equality ...
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Was Iran's attack on Israel secretly coordinated with the USA?

In the article The whole event was premeditated: the secret "deal" that Iran made with the US (English translation), the author claims that Iran's attack on Israel was coordinated with the ...
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Does scouring a stainless-steel pan cause it to release metals into food?

The cookbook "Let's Cook It Right", by Adelle Davis contains the following claim (on page 4 of at least one edition - I'm not sure which edition this is but it's likely from the late sixties ...
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Methodology of the Cass review [closed]

This week Dr Hilary Cass published her report on the review of gender identity services for children and young people. The report is on a divisive topic, and though I have my opinion, in this question ...
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When did Saddam Hussein kill 12,000 people in one day through the use of chemical weapons?

In 2023Mar, 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq led by the US & the UK and the 1st anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the AFP News Agency posted an interview with former UK ...
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Did Goethe say this quote praising the Prophet Muhammed?

Posted on Islam Online: Goethe, a famous German writer, artist, and politician of the 1800s, marveled over the achievements and status of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) saying: “We ...
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Are Spire Healthcare doctors contracted to work 168 hours per week?

BBC News states that doctors are contracted by Spire Healthcare to work up to 168 hours per week. The BBC also obtained testimony from doctors - contracted by the company to work up to 168 hours a ...
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Can the US flags on the Moon be seen by terrestrial telescopes?

Telescope manufacturer, Celestron, claims on their blog: Can we directly see the flags on the Moon with an Earthbound telescope? The answer is no. The largest of the American flags on the Moon is the ...
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Did Jamal Husseini say "The blood will flow like rivers in the Middle East"?

On page 50 of his 2008 book 1948: A History of the First Arab–Israeli War, Benny Morris wrote: The Arab reaction was just as predictable: “The blood will flow like rivers in the Middle East,” ...
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At Reddit, are unofficial AI bots "posting old content as if it is their own" and "responding to comments"?

Redditor u/Embarrassed-Mouse-49 recently posted the following (current score of 6.9k 13k) to r/YouShouldKnow: YSK ai bots are taking over reddit. Posting old content as if it is their own with poorly ...
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Does Israel have an AI system called 'Where's Daddy?' that preferentially targets Hamas in their homes, together with their families?

972 Mag: Additional automated systems, including one called “Where’s Daddy?” also revealed here for the first time, were used specifically to track the targeted individuals and carry out bombings ...
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Did black Americans make up 55.9% of known murder offenders in 2019?

The White Nationalist site VDARE claimed in a 2020 blog article: The FBI has released its national crime stats for 2019. Murder was down 0.2%. While blacks made up 52.5% of known murder offenders ...
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Did addiction rates and overdose rates skyrocket more in Oregon than in the rest of the US?

I read on Oregon recriminalises drug possession after overdoses rocket that: The law rolls back an experimental policy [Measure 110] - the most liberal drug measure in the US - that made possession ...
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Do rats swim 240 times longer after being saved from drowning?

A post on Facebook with 104k shares reads, During a study at Harvard in the 1950s, Dr. Curt Richter placed rats in a pool of water to test how long they could tread water. On average they'd give up ...
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