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Will China soon have a bigger navy than the USA?

According to this CNN article https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/05/china/china-world-biggest-navy-intl-hnk-ml-dst/index.html China either already has, or is on course to have a larger number of 'battle ...
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About YouTube video validation (fertilizing the chicken egg with human sperm) [closed]

I have seen two strange video (1 ,2), on YouTube. So my sister (which has medical doctor license), is saying this is fake and the combination of chicken by human chromosomes is not working to create ...
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Can we still recover from Global warming? [closed]

My concern is that can we still recover from the Global warming? Here in my Country Govt. says that the temperature will touch 52 Celsius in June/July and it is estimated that it may rise 1-2 Celsius ...
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Was Jussie Smollett framed by Chicago Police?

Based on a petition on change.org there is a lot of information about Jussie. I never heard this information until recently. Is any of the things to pointing to him being innocent "true" ...
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Did Uber, in its early startup days, hire engineers just by asking newly hired engineers “Who are the best engineers you've worked with”?

I saw this picture posted on www.teamblind.com without reference. The picture seems to be from Harvard Business Review and it states that in the early days of Uber, new engineer hires would be asked ...
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Is it one of the reasons that women cover their breasts because men are sexually attracted towards breasts? [closed]

This article (Why women cover their breasts?) tells one of the reasons why women cover their breasts. Especially in this quote: However, biologically speaking, according to Larry Young, one of the ...
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Should you wash tuna cans before opening them?

My dad told us we need to wash tuna cans before opening them because canned food (at least tuna) is imported on ships and rats really like to "take a trip" on these ships, too. They touch ...
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Did the US government accuse China of genocide against Uyghurs based on a single report?

Background: CNN reported in January 2021 that The US has officially determined that China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims and ethnic and religious minority ...
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Will Donald Trump be inaugurated on 4th march, and which law was changed to permit it? [closed]

Forbes, Business Insider, Vox, et al, have articles along the lines of QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4 I won't go into the whole Sovereign Citizen belief, ...
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Did farmers adopt cars faster than inhabitants of cities?

I learned from this post: Start with a niche that: Cars are almost among the lucky exception to the niche rule. However, there was still one group of people in the USA that moved from horses to cars ...
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Do PCR COVID tests have high risk of false positives?

An October 2020 article in Germany's Finanztreff claims: Almost two-thirds [of positive tests for COVID-19] are false positive - at least The Wadsworth Center, the laboratory of the US state of New ...
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Can Propolis+B. monnieri help in treatment of glioblastoma?

I have read in Nature Scientic Reports that: Propolis in combination with B. monnieri shows promising anticancer activity for the treatment of glioblastoma Propolis is a mixture of tree and shrub ...
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Did BGI genetically test Uyghurs in Xinjiang?

In July of last year the U.S. Commerce Department publicly accused subsidiaries of BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute) of genetically testing Uyghurs in Xinjiang as part of a campaign of ...
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Did Oxford University pledge to make its vaccine open license?

There are numerous news stories circulating that claim that before signing an exclusive deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccine, they had previously pledged to donate the license ...
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Was “Yankee” originally a derisive term for smugglers?

Johan Norberg in Open: The Story of Human Progress (2020) claims: ‘Yankee’, after all, was originally a derisive term for smugglers. Is this true?
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Does this picture show an Arizona fire department extinguishing a fire in Mexico?

This was posted by the Swiss news portal watson.ch:
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Does the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission require weatherized pipelines and equipment (but Texas's doesn't)?

The Houston Chornicle writes: Texas has the only American electricity grid with no rules for resiliency. Instead, the GOP majority argued that a system that pays higher prices when demand goes up ...
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Is eating and then going to sleep bad for health?

It is common to hear elderly in Portugal saying that dining and then going to sleep has a bad impact on one's health (apparently it is not only in Portugal). From this article we see that some foods ...
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Is it dangerous to use a gas range for heating?

According to the CDC, you should "NEVER use a gas range for heating". Never use a gas range or oven for heating. Using a gas range or oven for heating can cause a build up of CO inside your ...
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In Sumerian and Akkadian, is the same word used for both ‘priest’ and ‘accountant’?

Johan Norberg in Open: The Story of Human Progress (2020) claims: In Sumerian and Akkadian the same word is used both for ‘priest’ and ‘accountant’. Is this true?
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Did wind and solar exceed expected power delivery during Winter Storm Uri?

From The Independent, "Why on earth would right-wing people with connections to the fossil fuel industry lie about ‘frozen wind turbines’ in Texas?" Sure, some wind turbines and solar ...
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Do companies who go public lower their R&D spending as a result?

Eric Ries talks in an interview with Ezra Klein about how there are studies that show that when a company goes public, it usually lowers their R&D spending afterwards. Is this is accurate ...
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Do windmills in freezing climates require power so they don't seize up?

This graphic shared on Facebook, says windmills require active heating in freezing climates when not producing electricity. Its exact text reads, Germany's millions of solar panels are blanketed in ...
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Are birther conspiracy theories uniquely associated with racial animus?

The "birther movement" was based on a number of conspiracy theories about Barack Obama's citizenship in the lead up to the 2008 US Presidential elections. A 2018 article, The Genesis of the ...
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Is ice that makes a cracking sound safer to walk on than ice that doesn't?

There is a saying in the Netherlands, "Krakend ijs breekt niet". Which translates to something like "Ice that makes cracking sounds does not break". When looking it up online, I ...
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Is Sputnik V the first registered vaccine against COVID-19?

Sputnik V vaccine's official website claims that their product is the first registered against the disease. Sputnik V is the world’s first registered vaccine based on a well-studied human adenoviral ...
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Does China censor online discussions of female orgasms?

A Washington Post article describes how people in China were recently discussing certain taboo subjects using the Clubhouse app: They asked questions about the protests in Hong Kong, reports of mass ...
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Do modern diesel cars emit fewer fine dust particles than they suck out of the air when driving in a big city?

Winfried Stoecker writes: Macht die Augen auf und lasst Euch den Dieselmotor nicht ausreden! [...] Die modernsten Versionen emittieren im Regelbetrieb weniger Feinstaubpartikel als sie mit der ...
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Were 80 million black slaves killed in the USA by the end of the civil war?

I was listening to a speech by Malcolm X, where he said (at 1:57) that over 80 million black people were killed in America (100 million brought over as slaves, but less than 20 million remained at the ...
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Feasibility of electric car production given current production levels of various elements and compounds

This infographic (source) shows the elements required for production of 20 million Tesla cars per year, and compares that with current production rates of those elements. Looks like this was in ...
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Did British journalists keep silent about Russian defections to Germany in WW2?

In George Orwell's essay, The Prevention of Literature, he claims this: When Germany collapsed, it was found that very large numbers of Soviet Russians — mostly, no doubt, from non-political motives —...
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Was the GameStop short squeeze caused by small individual investors?

I've seen a fair number of articles recently (example) describe the GameStop short squeeze as a victory for the little guy over Wall Street. They claim that it was a bunch of small individual ...
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Was the Pepsico company command the 6th biggest military in the world for a brief time? [duplicate]

SOURCE According to this video on Soviet Russia, the Russian traded submarines and warships to the Pepsico company for three million dollars worth of Pepsi, One of the claims is that the company ...
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Did the USSR government trade 17 submarines and three warships for three million dollars in Pepsi?

According to this video on Soviet Russia, the Russians traded submarines and warships to the Pepsico company for three million dollars worth of Pepsi. Is that factually accurate? The video does not ...
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Did the mortality drop after some countries made Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine the standard treatments for COVID-19?

During an interview yesterday with 6PR Mornings, Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy, an immunologist, claimed the following: There are many, many countries around the world that now, everybody gets ...
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Does drinking diluted chlorine dioxide protect against COVID-19?

I read a bit about drinking diluted chlorine dioxide (e.g. 12mg/L) as a supposedly protective means against COVID-19. Apparently it is a widespread belief in Latin America, especially on social media, ...
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Has influenza been almost completely wiped out?

According to this article, Simon de Lusignan – professor of primary care at the University of Oxford and director of the Royal College of GPs research and surveillance centre said influenza has now ...
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Is it true that the CIA or the police has used mediums for remote viewing and clairvoyance while seeking missing persons? [duplicate]

This site claims that: Modern examples of clairvoyance are well known among mediums. Remote Viewing and clairvoyance have been used by the CIA and by the police when seeking missing persons Is this ...
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Is this a video tour of the building claimed to be “Putin's Palace”?

This video posted to Youtube Jan 29, 2021 purports to be a tour of the "palace" described in The Inside Story of How Alexey Navalny Uncovered Putin's $1.3 Billion Palace. It is in Russian, ...
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Does Gestalt Therapy effectively treat substance abuse?

Gestalt Therapy is a form of psychotherapy. Based on several descriptions it seems to be vague and fringe. A practicing psychotherapist told me: It is anything but scientific. It was popular in the '...
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Was Picasso chased out of town after unveiling Guernica?

In multiple interviews, Lana Wachowski has told this story: Picasso, when he revealed Guernica, was actually chased to the train station by an angry mob. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARoKJ00cEZ8#...
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Did a BBC headline originally misspell “analyst” as “analcyst”?

Back in 2017, a number of tweets circulated ostensibly showing a Facebook embed of a BBC headline with an unfortunate typo. An example of such a Tweet: https://twitter.com/ClaireHammond/status/...
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Do around 2 billion people eat insects regularly?

Just listening to the radio, there was again the claim that two billion people eat (daily) regularly insects. After having lived in a few parts of this world, I do not believe that anymore. Some ...
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Are foreign teachers in China “being drug tested using their hair samples”?

This claim arises on (what appears to be) a legitimate international legal company's blog: 1. Teachers are being drug tested using their hair samples. Many are testing for cannabis and being jailed ...
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Did Emma Willard send a letter to the French government appealing for women’s suffrage in 1848?

In T.M. Roberts' Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the challenge to American Exceptionalism it's said briefly (on p. 92 and without a citation/reference) that: In 1848 Emma Willard, the director of the ...
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Does archaeological evidence show that Nazareth wasn't inhabited during Jesus's lifetime?

The gospels say that Jesus's home village was Nazareth. A book by Rene Salm claims that according to archaeological evidence, the village of Nazareth didn't become inhabited until after the time when ...
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Did Adobe Flash's EOL cause trains to stop running in China?

News website Apple Daily posted on Jan 17 a report, picked up widely on socials, that Adobe discontinuing Flash caused trains to stop running in Dalian, China: As Adobe Flash stops running, so do some ...
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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

In conservative responses to racial disparities involving wealth and other things a lack of fatherhood figures within the black community is often cited as causative. For example, Ben Shapiro said ...
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Has Trump ever claimed that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, in case he lost? [closed]

I remember hearing Trump claim (before election date) that the 2020 US presidential election would have to be rigged in case the outcome wasn't in his favor, but I don't remember when it was. Is there ...
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Is the average person carrying around 5–20 pounds of poop in their body? [duplicate]

An article from UMZU says, Scientists Confirm: The Average Person Is Carrying Around Between 5-20 Pounds of Poop in Their Body at Any Time The article didn't link to a scientific source for this ...

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