All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Do the post offices workdwide offer the service of pursuing the addressee over the world? Did they in the past?

There is a poem named "Post" by Samuil Marshak, written in 1927. The poem tells a story of a letter being sent from Rostov to Leningrad. The addressee, Boris Zhitkov (another writer) was not ...
-1
votes
0answers
154 views

Did Jewish ritual circumcision become a more invasive procedure in 140 CE?

One can envision two different methods to circumcize a penis based on where the cut is placed. The first method involves placing the cut after the glans and the second placing it before the glans. The ...
4
votes
1answer
275 views

Did “the” (or a) European Court declare that Covid-19 PCR tests are “not fit for purpose”?

In a long video denying the validity of Covid-19 PCR tests, it's stated at one point (15:17), without much context that the European court declaring that Covid-19 tests are "not fit for purpose&...
-2
votes
2answers
359 views

Has SARS-CoV-2 been purified in a lab? If not, does this imply that the PCR test for it is not specific?

Dr. Sam Bailey gives a number of references in her YouTube video on PCR tests stating the virus has never been purified as in actually separated from the infected cells. I'm curious if this is ...
1
vote
0answers
209 views

Does “the captain's daughter” refer to a whip/cat o' nine tails?

Many versions of the popular sea shanty "Drunken Sailor" includes the following verse: What shall we do with a drunken sailor, Put him in bed with the captain's daughter. Sources including ...
2
votes
1answer
356 views

Did Spain have 433.13K deaths in 2020 and 428.44K in 2019?

In a related question the OP linked to this Knoema site to show that Spain has had no excess deaths in 2020 from Covid-19: I'm skeptical because the site doesn't cite any source for their info. ...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

Did Spain use an ice rink as a morgue?

I remember many articles about ice rinks being used as mortuaries, as covid deaths were increasing. One of the more notable stories can be found here: https://www.france24.com/en/20200324-spain-...
-7
votes
1answer
322 views

Is there firm proof or evidence that systemic racism exists in modern day USA? [closed]

I had taken it for granted that systemic racism exists. There is a wiki page covering it, and certainly there seems to be all manner of studies supporting it. Everywhere I've seen it seems to be taken ...
25
votes
1answer
7k views

Did “Antifa in Portland” issue an “anonymous tip” in Nov that John E. Sullivan be “locked out” of their circles because he is “agent provocateur”?

A Jan 15 OpIndia article says: On the 23rd of November 2020, Antifa in Portland is said to have issued an ‘anonymous tip’ demanding that John Sullivan be “locked out” of their circles. “While it’s ...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

Did John Earle Sullivan invite Proud Boys on stage at a rally and said he wants to work with them?

The Salt Lake Tribune writes (Jan 16) about John Earle Sullivan: In June 2020, John attended his first Black Lives Matter event, according to Lex Scott, the founder of the Utah chapter of the group. ...
-4
votes
0answers
66 views

Cross-validation of information on HEK293

Concerning the origin of HEK293 (on which some vaccines are based either for non-clinical tests or to generate viral vectors) France24 cites the following statement: ''It never harmed anybody -- it ...
21
votes
2answers
9k views

Was the storming of the US Capitol orchestrated by Antifa and BLM Organisers?

I heard someone recently claim that the US Capitol riots were organized by Antifa and BLM organizers to make Trump supporters look bad and turn the Republican Party against Trump. They claim that the ...
11
votes
1answer
480 views

Do most locations have an infection fatality rate less than 0.20% from Covid-19 (and less than 0.05% for those under 70 y.o.)?

This is the (tentative) conclusion of a meta-analysis found on the WHO's website, written by John Ioannidis, which in its abstract says: Across 51 locations, the median COVID-19 infection fatality ...
-4
votes
1answer
1k views

Was John Earle Sullivan at the Capitol Riot?

Controversial conservative journalist Andy Ngô claims that a blurry photo from the recent storming of the US Capitol building is of John Earle Sullivan, who he (mis-?)characterises as an extreme BLM ...
-2
votes
2answers
288 views

Was an Armenian S-300 battery radar destroyed by a drone attack?

I have read articles about war events in Armenia-Azerbaijan, mentioning Azeri drone or loitering munition attacks on Armenian anti-aircraft missile batteries. Specially, there is one Armenian S-300 ...
6
votes
1answer
887 views

Did WHO publish a bulletin stating that COVID-19 is “equivalent in lethality to seasonal flu”?

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi said that the WHO published a bulletin stating that COVID-19 is "equivalent in lethality to seasonal flu" in October 2020 in this video. I linked the video so that it ...
0
votes
0answers
182 views

Is Xylitol Carcinogenic?

An article on WebMD states that "extremely" high doses of xylitol might cause tumors: There is some concern that extremely high doses for long periods of time (more than three years) might ...
10
votes
1answer
1k views

Does Xylitol Need be Ingested to Reduce Tooth Decay?

In her book, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, Ellie Phillips DDS recommends wiping a baby's teeth with xylitol enriched baby wipes to reduce tooth decay: For added protection and to ensure your baby's ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Does Spry Xylitol chewing gum reduce tooth decay?

Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum is "dentist recommended" (to reduce tooth decay) according to the label. It also recommends to use it "five times a day for better oral health". IMPROVES ...
-7
votes
1answer
244 views

Were most active policemen in the Weimer Republic not Nazis?

From the Holocaust Encylopedia: The police in the Weimar Republic In the years of the Weimar Republic, most active policemen were not Nazis, meaning they were not members of the Nazi Party or of Nazi ...
0
votes
1answer
153 views

Could a SARS-CoV-2 variant with increased transmissibility lead to more deaths than a variant with increased Case Fatality Ratio?

A January 1, 2021 article by Zeynep Tufekci reported in The Atlantic talks of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19. It states: A more transmissible variant of COVID-19 is a potential ...
61
votes
3answers
11k views

Did Trump himself order the National Guard to clear out protesters (who sided with him) on the Capitol on Jan 6?

An op-ed on Russia Today (which obviously has its biases) claims about Trump's reaction to the Jan 6 events: The supposed Nazi fascist dictator himself ordered National Guard and police to clear out ...
0
votes
0answers
136 views

Link between cow's milk and autism? [duplicate]

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are saying got autism? Studies have shown a link between cow's milk and autism. Until January 5, 2020, PETA's website made this claim: More ...
8
votes
0answers
487 views

Is it dangerous to give cow's milk to a baby before their first birthday?

There's a common belief that it's "dangerous" to give cow's milk to a baby before he or she is 12 months old. Numerous sites say to avoid giving cow's milk to babies under 12 months, however,...
4
votes
1answer
446 views

Does Milk Protect or Harm Your Teeth?

In the book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, Ellie Phillips DDS recommends ending each meal with a "tooth healthy" food such as milk or cheese which neutralizes acid loving bacteria that ...
70
votes
1answer
18k views

Are there 300,000 items in the average American household, and 10,000 items in the average European household?

There is a trope that can be found in many articles discussing topics such as consumerism or minimalism: the average number of items that can be found in an average household. The number that is ...
-1
votes
1answer
121 views

Did Pablo Picasso state “The hidden harmony is better than the obvious”?

I came across this quotation on page 145 of National Geographic Stunning Photographs. Google retrieved at least 100 results for it. Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery Two particular works to be exhibited share ...
12
votes
1answer
775 views

Do 50% of Canadians live south of the 45°42′N latitude?

Brilliant Maps claim that: While the 49th parallel is often thought of as the border between the US and Canada, the vast majority of Canadians (roughly 72%) live below it, with 50% of Canadians ...
1
vote
1answer
177 views

Did Vincent Van Gogh say "If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere”?

I came upon this quote on p. 88 of National Geographic's Sublime Nature: Photographs That Awe and Inspire. If You Truly Love Nature... | Empress of Dirt November 26, 2014 ♛ By Melissa J. Will If you ...
2
votes
1answer
179 views

Did Leonardo da Vinci say “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”?

I came upon this quote on p.51 of National Geographic's Sublime Nature: Photographs That Awe and Inspire. I don't think da Vinci wrote in English, but what's this source? Wikiquote disputes it. ...
-1
votes
1answer
335 views

Does one cup of coffee pollute as much as a 10km car drive?

I've heard such a statement made off-hand, and don't have any source for it, or any precision on type of coffee, preparation, what type of pollution is taken into account, etc. I'd like to know if ...
3
votes
0answers
176 views

Does fasting lead to more dreaming?

My friend, who fasts regularly (1-2 times a year) for 7 days at a time, drinking water, tea, or coconut water only, said that she has more dreams than usual during fasting. When I tried the same ...
4
votes
0answers
274 views

Did SARS-CoV-2 appear in some (Mojiang) Chinese miners in 2012?

The N.Y. Post wrote in August 2020: In April 2012, six miners in the Mojiang mine in southwestern China’s Yunnan province fell ill after spending more than 14 days removing bat feces. Three ...
0
votes
0answers
114 views

How likely is that the SARS-CoV-2 spike is the result of site‐directed mutagenesis (a broad family of lab techniques)?

Rossana Segreto and Yuri Deigin write in a (peer-reviewed, I think) article in BioEssays that Might genetic manipulations have been performed in order to evaluate pangolins as possible intermediate ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

Do N95 respirators help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from infected health care workers?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...
1
vote
0answers
116 views

Do cloth facemasks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from infected members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...
3
votes
0answers
115 views

Do cloth facemasks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to healthy members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

Do surgical masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to healthy members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. I trust we can agree that this is notable without requiring specific ...
11
votes
0answers
386 views

Do surgical masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from infected members of the public?

One of the most politicised scientific issues of 2020 was the question about whether face-masks stop the spread of COVID-19. Here are some specific examples: Australian Department of Health (...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

Is it better to let a cut breathe or cover it with a bandage? [duplicate]

"Its just a flesh wound!" .. I tried to google what was better, to bandage a cut, or to leave it exposed to air to breathe and what would heal better. I got mixed results. A (health....
-4
votes
0answers
51 views

I found an article that says masks don’t work. Are they right? [duplicate]

In my search to find out if masks protect wearers against contracting COVID-19, I stumbled across an article that claims masks do not work. This is the article in question: Masks Don’t Work: A Review ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

May wearing masks cause increased carbon dioxide [duplicate]

This piece of news of the BBC says that there is not evidence to ascertain whether wearing masks can cause hypoxia or CO2 poisoning. However, I understand that the article Carbon dioxide rebreathing ...
12
votes
0answers
223 views

Do for-profit prisons lobby against early childhood education?

This popular reddit comment claims that for profit prisons "...literally lobby against things like early child education..." I can't find any evidence for or against this claim. I've found ...
9
votes
1answer
721 views

Are 40,000 Americans injured by toilets every year?

It is widely claimed across the internet that 40,000 Americans are injured every year by toilets. A Wikipedia article mentions it: Toilet related injuries are also surprisingly common, with some ...
9
votes
2answers
519 views

Are 85% of autistic college grads unemployed?

In 2016, a paper entitled Autism in the Workplace: Assessing the Transition Needs of Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder claimed: The most recent unemployment statistics for adults with ASD ...
1
vote
1answer
364 views

Is this study on the dangers of vaccines peer reviewed?

When discussing vaccines with a friend, they brought up a study: Analysis of health outcomes in vaccinated and unvaccinated children: Developmental delays, asthma, ear infections and gastrointestinal ...
2
votes
0answers
163 views

Is this a real Akira Yoshizawa quote?

The following quote can currently be found on the English language Wikipedia page of Akira Yoshizawa. Unfortunately no source is give, so I did wonder if that is a real quote? I tried googling the ...
0
votes
1answer
409 views

Do some captchas record your mouse movements?

I have heard (I can't remember where I heard this unfortunately) that some types of captchas don't verify that the user is human by having them click on the correct images but rather examine the users ...
7
votes
1answer
307 views

Are fifth freedom flights more often discounted than regular flights?

I read on https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/ (mirror): The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the ...
-1
votes
1answer
324 views

How did the myth that student loans are non-dischargeable originate?

A fairly common myth is that student loans cannot be discharged through bankruptcy (USA). For example, this NPR article discusses the myth and its falsity. While I have been able to find plenty of ...

15 30 50 per page
1
2 3 4 5
203