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Was Pac-man originally named "Puck-man"?

Was his name originally Puck-man? And if so, was it changed for the stated reason? In a 2010 interview with Wired (archive link), the creator of Pac Man, Toru Iwatani, explicitly verified this: ...
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Was Pac-man originally named "Puck-man"?

YES. If the only thing suspicious here is the PAKU -> PUCK transformation, consider this website's picture of a Pac-man poster, also featured right above this text. In smaller katakana symbols above ...
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Did GitHub collaborate with Chinese authorities to remove the “#2020 nCov memory” page on GitHub?

The Hong Kong Free Press reports The administrators of 2019nCoVMemory — another GitHub coronavirus archive — made the “protective” move to restrict access to its site to members only, according to ...
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Was there recent book burning in Canada?

Yes. There is an incidence where one school board decided this would be a great idea and proceeded to see this done within its jurisdiction in Ontario, Canada. Canadian news outlets reporting on the ...
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Did the US government claim that it has the right to control "cognitive infrastructure", i.e. thoughts?

No, but Judge Doughty implied elsewise in his ruling From point 28 of the Missouri v. Biden ruling by Judge Doughty: On November 21, 2021, CISA Director Easterly reported that CISA is “beefing up its ...
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Did Youtube take down Dr. Pierre Kory's congressional testimony?

Yes, YouTube removed in February of 2021 a US Senate testimony video of Dr Pierre Kory given December 8, 2020, that largely argues Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19. The YouTube link now displays:...
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Is the leaked Aiden Hale "manifesto" authentic?

You have 2 questions: Is it authentic? - Yes. According to Metro investigating how images were released from Covenant documents Nashville Mayor Freddie O'Connell said he and his administration were ...
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Does China censor online discussions of female orgasms?

Hard to say for sure; probably yes to some extent. While one can find articles even in the Global Times on sex toys for women, at least back in 2016, there seems to be a less tolerant attitude among ...
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Did the US government claim that it has the right to control "cognitive infrastructure", i.e. thoughts?

Mind you, I'm not an expert, but I found this information suggesting that "confidence in election procedures" is part of the critical functions (defined at National Critical Functions and ...
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Are Dr. Zakir Naik's speeches banned in the UK, Canada, and Malaysia?

His planned speech was banned in Malaysia, but he isn't currently banned. According to Zakir Naik back in Malaysia 24 October 2016 : Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik (pic) is back in Malaysia, ...
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