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Is the biggest terror threat in the US white men? [duplicate]

Don Lemon, a journalist and CNN host, recently stated the biggest terror threat in this country is white men. and did not retract his statement "following the backlash", but rather, re-emphasized ...
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Is this fruit naturally shaped like a woman?

There were some news reports in July 2016 about a YouTube video of a tree in Thailand that produced fruit in the shape of a naked woman. Daily Mail Drama Fever This is apparently consistent with ...
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Did Malala Yousafzai ever say “socialism is the only answer”?

I just saw this picture making the latest rounds today on Reddit's /r/socialism. The picture has the quote attributed to Malala Yousafzai, Caption reads, I am convinced socialism is the only ...
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Could the reference of the “Perfect Year” from Plato indicate that people where tracking celestial objects and stars for at least 30.000 years? [closed]

Provided this wikipedia information regarding the Great Year: Plato (c. 360 BC) used the term "perfect year" to describe the return of the celestial bodies (planets) and the diurnal ...
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Could have we had vaccination for COVID much sooner if we did challenge trials by paying volunteers a lot of money to participate? [closed]

I know this is hypothetical, but not so hypothetical since we know how math works and in retrospect we know how vaccines would work during challenge trials. To explain: Jason Calacanis recently ...
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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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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 ...
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Is this photo of a LGBT protest march digitally faked?

I saw this in a Spanish forum, which isn't exactly the most reliable source.. Was this picture of a LGBT protest march digitally faked?
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Do the teachings of Bhagavad Gita help to defeat diabetes?

As published in Times of India in 2018: Researchers say that the communication between Arjuna and Lord Krishna as enunciated in Bhagavad Gita could be utilised to cope with illness, especially ...
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Are these photos strong evidence of mermaids?

This website claims the images of mermaid washed in the sea shore.. Do Mermaid exists? http://www.plug.ng/photos-dead-mermaid-washed-shore-leaks-internet/ Relevant information found in discovery and ...
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Can the human brain move objects without touching them?

This 2016 YouTube video, Best Explanation Of How The Brain Performs TELEKINESIS...On The WEB! attempts to informally describe how things can be moved with the brain. I have never seen anyone with ...
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Is Netherlands the least racist country in the world?

I have heard from my friends who are students of The Netherlands universities or are immigrants and live there with their families that this country is more welcoming to different people than the ...
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Has Richard Dawkins never learnt a language other than English? [closed]

From a tweet quoted by The Independent in Richard Dawkins accused of Islamophobia after comparing 'lovely church bells' to 'aggressive-sounding Allahu Akhbar' As a Christian from a mixed Christian-...
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Was Hurricane Irma ever a Category 6 storm? [closed]

Is it so powerful that meteorologists made up a "Category 6" for Hurricane Irma? This claim is attributed to a blog post: The scale we have right now really never envisioned storms that powerful. ...
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Did a recent Senate report vindicate the Mueller investigation? [closed]

Because according to Aaron Mate: But the plain text of the Senate report contains no concrete evidence to support its conclusions. Instead, with a heavy dose of caveats and innuendo, reminiscent of ...
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What does the US constitution say about viewing votes? [closed]

The current US president, whom I imagine ought to know about the US constitution has tweeted: 700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which means, based on our ...
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Is illegal immigration down since construction began on Trump's wall?

In this article the quote: The result? Since border wall construction began in Tucson, Arizona, illegal crossings are down 24 percent. In San Diego, California, they’re down 27 percent. And in Yuma, ...
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Can red state legislature automatically give Trump a second term?

Their are some people online (Greg Palast) saying that if Trump loses the election, he will claim fraud, have the results thrown out and have state legislature use the 12 amendment to give him a ...
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Does mifepristone (RU-486 / Korlym®) help cure depression? [closed]

Several studies in major medical journals have been undertaken to determine how practical it would be, and how effective, to use mifepristone (an "antiglucocorticoid") as a treatment for psychotic ...
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Are Russian made weapons poor in quality?

It is often said in various media and newspapers that Russia manufactures low quality defense products: Why are Russian arms technologies and military professionalism always said to be behind the US ...
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Have luxury stores in New York City boarded up, or hired security guards who weren't there before?

In this May 22 2020 article, Nouriel Roubini (BA Bocconi University 1982, PhD Harvard 1988) proclaimed: You’re going to start having food riots soon enough. Look at the luxury stores in New York. ...
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Was there a secret plot by the US government to stage a false flag attack in Syria to blame Assad?

Strategic Culture Foundation alleges that there was a secret plot by Hillary Clinton and the US government to stage a false flag attack on Syria to blame Assad: However, now, for the first time, ...
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Is Wazzub a legitimate business opportunity?

Wazzub is a yet to be launched (at time of writing) web homepage, with advertising. In order to recruit new members, they are offering a MLM-style payout to early adopters who recruit other users. ...
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Is Paul McCartney dead?

Is it true that Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was replaced by a look-a-like, or was this really just a conspiracy theory? Is there any proof either way, or all just speculation? "Paul is dead" ...
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Did this study on British pupil intelligence include all ethnic groups?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Chinese#Education The proportion of British Chinese achieving 5 or more good GCSEs stood at 70%, where it remained the highest out of all ethnic groups in the ...
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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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Are 91 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs in the United States white men?

Laura Mather wrote on Huff Post: Let’s start with the numbers: women represent about 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Minorities represent approximately 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Therefore, only ...
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Was Paul Walker killed by a US Government drone?

Truther News, part of conspiracy theory site, Truther.org reports: While initial reports state that the car split in two after striking a tree at a high rate of speed, one look at the crash scene (...
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Did Simpsons predict President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia? [closed]

There is a picture attributed to Simpsons episode from early 2000's (I couldn't deny or confirm it yet after some search) which has been circulating on the Social media a lot: Ridiculously, this pic ...
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Did a Milwaukee airport allow Biden but not Trump to hold a rally because Biden's rally will be smaller?

A twitchy article claims that Mitchell International Airport will allow Biden to hold a rally but not Trump because the former rally is significantly smaller: The Trump campaign was denied a permit ...
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Did NASA have a simulator to practice the moon landings?

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/multimedia/road2apollo-16.html With floodlights shining down to simulate lunar light and the base modeled to resemble the lunar surface, 24 astronauts practiced ...
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What are the “many falsehoods”, according to Planned Parenthood, promoted by the movie Unplanned? [closed]

Background The movie Unplanned has been gaining national attention recently despite the narrow publicity from Fox and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Claims Planned Parenthood's response to ...
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Does carbon dioxide pollute the atmosphere? [closed]

Following the explosive growth in the use of coal for industrial processes, in which the UK from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s was memorably darkened with soot, the public became aware of "pollution"...
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Does the US Health Care Bill have a provision of RFID chip implants on Americans?

US Health Care Bill (PDF) in a “non-discussed” section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521— National Medical Device Registry, and which states its purpose as…….. He quotes that part of the law and then ...
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How effective are face masks? [closed]

Actually, all the countries worldwide are discussing policies about face masks. Masks were, up to now, mainly used by surgeons, and now, all medical workers are working with masks. In Switzerland, my ...
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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 ...
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Did Kamala Harris ignore anti-pedophilia California Child Protection Act of 2012?

An Open Secret (anti-pedophilia, anti-Hollywood film) posted on Twitter the following claim which was retweeted 1k+ times: Did you know? California Child Protection Act of 2012 Requires adults ...
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Does only China uniquely possess some 'rare earth elements' that can't be mined elsewhere?

How rare exactly are 'rare earth elements'? I'll use IUPAC's definition. A rare-earth element (REE) [...] as defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, is one of a set of ...
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Is there compelling proof against an alternative to the law of conservation of energy? [closed]

The law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but changed into different forms, which I've never found entirely compelling. It's impossible to measure the energy ...
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Is Boston Dynamics developing the quadruped robot in this video?

This June 2018 episode of Frankie Boyle's New World Order shows a video snippet purportedly of a quadruped Boston Dynamics robot capable of opening a door. Is such a robot actually in development?
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Do Jews mostly descend from Shem, son of Noah?

I mean, I am not exactly a creationist. However, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shem How come we have a race called "semite" as in anti-semite? It's as if people think that those people are descendant ...
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Was Kulbhushan Jadhav an Indian spy working for RAW?

On 3 March 2016, Pakistani security forces arrested an Indian person from Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province. They also recovered an ID and a passport from him. The ID said he was a "serving ...
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Did the sailor from USS Theodore Roosevelt die from Covid-19?

A sailor who was serving aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has become the first on the ship to die from Covid-19, the US Navy announced. BBC News 13 April 2020 This seems reasonable ...
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Did Kim Davis just want her name removed from the marriage licenses?

A commenter at Hot Air writes about Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing the issue same-sex marriage certificates. Nope she is quite willing to issue marriage ...
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Why aren't we using AI to inform our militaries? [closed]

I came across this article that said AI was almost if not as good as humans in team player games like DOTA. Now DOTA has landscapes, multiple players, different abilities etc. So that immediately set ...
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Is this measurement of data to grains of rice accurate? [closed]

This image purports that you can measure data in grains of rice - one byte being one grain of rice and one gigabyte then being three container lorries. Byte of data : one grain of rice Kilobyte ...
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Did Argentine President Juan Peron grant free access to the radio, the press and two soccer stadiums to a preacher called Tommy Hicks in 1954?

The title is a summary of claims I've read from several informal sources. For example, this site claims: It was in this environment that Tommy Hicks was welcomed into the presidential office. After ...
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Did DOJ officials conclude no further action was warranted on the Whistleblower complaint?

The White House just accidentally sent all House Democrats its talking points regarding President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President and the related Intelligence Community whistleblower ...
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Has Virgin Galactic flown any tourists yet [closed]

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post this question in https://space.stackexchange.com/ or https://travel.stackexchange.com/ but today I heard from a friend for the first time that Virgin Galactic has ...
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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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