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Was a school teacher Warren Smith fired after posting for 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 | Auto Expert John Cadogan John Cadogan makes the claim that "One in four victims of intimate partner homicide in Australia ...
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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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Do grass-fed cows emit 3 times more methane per a litre of milk than grain-fed cows? [closed]

In the debate about veganism, vegans often complain that grain-fed cows in factory farms tend to be treated with quite a bit of antibiotics. Now, many people are saying that it doesn't have to be that ...
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Is it possible/does it make sense to deliver cargo from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Czech Republic by ship?

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 Emperor Aurangzeb kill 4.6 million and Timur kill 17 million people?

Indian Islam is Sufi. Sufis were peaceful First question: were both Aurangzeb and Timur Sufis? According to this paper, Aurangzeb was against Sufism. Second question: did they kill 4,600,000 and 17,...
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Has Dowsing (Water Witching) been proven to work? If so, how does it work? [duplicate]

Recently, me and a few others tried to fix a drain pipe. The pipe had been clogged somewhere along it's length and backed the drain up The problem was: We didn't know where the drain piping was. It ...
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Did Rani Chennamma defeat Aurangzeb in 1689?

The Instagram account India.Unravelled published this meme: THE INDIAN QUEEN WHO DEFEATED AURANGZEB RANI CHENNAMMA Rani Chennamma was ruler of Keladi, a small kingdom in present-day Karnataka, from ...
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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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Does Donald Trump wear diapers for incontinence?

Many people are claiming that Trump wears diapers for incontinence. This reddit post has a roundup of claims: https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/18sa3cl/...
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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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Does the Surovikin Line have the "largest, most densely packed minefield in the world"?

The Surovikin Line describes Russian fortifications in Eastern Ukraine. BBC: The so-called Surovikin Line, consisting of triple layers of defences, is laced with the largest, most densely packed ...
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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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Do chimpanzees perform lab memory tasks well by having a good memory?

A working memory test of chimpanzees, described in this BBC Earth video, shows a chimpanzee outperforming a human. Another video shows a chimpanzee performing the test: Young chimpanzees outperform ...
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Is the insurance cost for going through the Red Sea the determining factor why ships avoid it, and are insurance companies making a big profit there?

It's been claimed in a popular video on the FSK bridge as some side comments (towards the end, last 3 minutes or so) that The insurance companies are making money "hand over fist" in ...
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Is Tucker Carlson "accepting money from the Russian government"?

In a Q&A session following a talk on geopolitics, Peter Zeihan (a well-known geopolitical analyst and author) claims that Tucker Carlson is being paid by Russia to push its agenda, as he answers a ...
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Did UK NHS nurses mistreat a Jewish boy because they "supported Palestine"?

Claim: A 9 year old boy with blood disorder was mistreated at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (the way I interpreted the claim was that he was actually denied treatment and made to lie on the ...
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Has 'Arab media' reported the execution of the leader of the Dogmush clan by Hamas?

The Times of Israel reported on March 14 that Arab media reports: Hamas ‘executed’ local clan member in Gaza City Hamas has killed the leader of the powerful Doghmush clan in Gaza City, for allegedly ...
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