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Are broiler chickens injected with hormones in their left legs?

This claim raises so many questions! It is one of funnier claims on the site. First, does Bulgaria imports chickens? After all, if they grew all their own, this claim wouldn't be true. Poultry World ...
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Are raptors in Australia intentionally spreading brush fires to smoke out prey?

This is a new paper published in a peer reviewed journal. It will take time before it garners the positive or negative citations that are the real peer review. In the mean time, our best option is to ...
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Was plastic from a seaplane shot down in 1944 recently found in an albatross stomach?

There are earlier sources and more information about this story. The 23 April 2006 Pacific Northwest Sunday Magazine published by the Seattle Times says: Take a piece of plastic marked "VP-101&...
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Is "virtually all the chicken meat we eat" from female birds?

The National Chicken Council, an industry partner of companies like Tyson, has a FAQ for US chicken production: Healthy male chicks are not euthanized in broiler production (chickens raised for meat, ...
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Are broiler chickens injected with hormones in their left legs?

Are chickens injected with hormones? No, chickens are not given growth hormones. Please see Chickens Do Not Receive Growth Hormones: So Why All the Confusion?. The truth is that no hormones are ...
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Was plastic from a seaplane shot down in 1944 recently found in an albatross stomach?

According to Wikipedia Bakelite has a density of 1.3 g/cm3 so it would rapidly sink in water. It cannot have been floating in the ocean for 50 years.
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