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Does milk make your bones stronger?

A summary of recent evidence suggests: In children with initial low calcium intake, an increase in milk/dairy intake is associated with an increase in bone density. In adults, milk/dairy consumption ...
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Is any unconscious person capable of full splits?

No. The claim, that "when unconscious, we are all capable of full splits", is not supported by evidence. There is not a great deal of literature on this topic. One paper on a similar topic “...
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Does the heart pump blood through arteries?

Your reasoning is faulty. You assume that the capillaries are a single tube of length 60,000 miles. In fact they are many tubes running in parallel, so the flow of blood is divided between parallel ...
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Does too much sex, or STDs, cause urination after sneezing?

TL;DR version: Of the potential risk factors listed, pregnacy is the only one for which there is some systematic evidence linking it to this type of "sneeze pee" incontinence, called stress ...
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Is the average temperature of a healthy human adult 98.6F/37C?

The average rectal temperature is 36.85 °C Relative to the average rectal temperature, other parts of the body are: Mouth -0.45 to -0.30 Esophagus -0.30 to -0.20 Stomach -0.20 to -0.10 Vagina -0....
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Are male and female brains connected in a completely different manner?

The study being referenced is almost certainly Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brain by Ingalhalikar et al, PNAS 111 (2) 823-828. The description of the figure in the Italian ...
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Is the quantity and/or quality of milk produced in a female human related to the appearance of her breasts?

If there is an effect of breast size on milk production, it is not a large one. The Influence of Breast Surgery, Breast Appearance, and Pregnancy-Induced Breast Changes on lactation Sufficiency as ...
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Does parsley help in cleansing the kidneys?

The sources from the OPs question are ‘naturally’ (and) dubious. Both in their presentation and claims. For ‘cleaning a kidney’ a human body needs adequate amounts of water. Calling a concept relating ...
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Length of uncoiled human DNA

@Sklivvz posted a good back of the envelope theoretical answer, but it is off by a factor of 10 for the following reason: An estimation of the number of cells in the human body Annals of Human ...
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Does the right eye feed information to the left brain hemisphere while the left eye feeds information to the right brain hemisphere?

No, the right half of the field of vision goes to the left brain, and vice versa. A quick search showed up a book by a Harvard professor with this quote: A massive stroke in the left side of the ...
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Does too much sex, or STDs, cause urination after sneezing?

According to URETHRAL DIVERTICULA by Eric S. Rovner: Peters and Vaughn [reference 30] found a strong association between concurrent or previous infection with Neisseria gonorrhea and urethral ...
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Is any unconscious person capable of full splits?

The study ( “Neurophysiologic influences on hamstring flexibility: a pilot study” ) mentioned above clearly says: "Overall, the intraoperative angle was significantly greater than the postoperative ...
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