No, it is not true
On the Wikipedia page on "Antistatic Device" there were several references to these kinds of things having been examined in a serious manner.
It is our opinion that no currently available methods or devices exist which will effectively ground a person without a tethered cord to ground or at least a large capacitance.
Yes, of course. This was quite common.
— The Evening News, Detroit MI Michigan, July 4, 1901
'Last train robbery of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid'
Sundance supposedly turned up again almost a year later in the town of Elko, Nevada. At midnight on April 3, 1899, Sundance, Harvey Logan, and George Currie, wearing masks, reportedly ...
According to a post on the designer's Facebook page (and as reported by finder.com.au), it's fake:
Hey guys! So our 'colour changing dress' has garnered a LOT of attention and questions, so here's some more information.... Although we haven’t invented the product *yet*, we think we could soon with your help! If you’re a student and study STEM subjects ...
Even the linked article 'Bikini Climber' Freezes To Death After 65-Foot Fall Off Mountain indicates Wu wore a regular amount of clothing until she posed for photos:
While photos usually showed Wu in a bikini, she was an experienced hiker and wore proper climbing gear until it was time for her pictures to be taken.
The article also notes that she was on ...
The label is real.
It is a joke on behalf of the manufacturer, the Norwegian company "Ugly Children's Clothing"
(They now seem to be trading as Marius Kids; the history/relationship was too convoluted for Google Translate to adequately explain.)
Evidence that it hasn't been faked in Photoshop comes from the various different sources of different clothes ...
LangLаngС's answer has good examples of bandits/outlaws wearing masks in general, but the type is rarely mentioned - one image shows Zorro-style masks, and flour sack masks are also noted.
Here are a couple of sources that specifically mention crimes committed while wearing bandanas as masks, since that's the claim from the article:
The Big Springs train ...
This appears to be a poor translation of the original Japanese description:
(e.g. from http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/goods/408603-00, but listed on other items too)
"吸水" means to absorb moisture, and "発熱" means to generate heat but is commonly used in the context of clothing or bedding making you feel warm even though it's actually just retaining/...
They do exist (the shop is here; they have two different models), but are likely not bought in huge numbers.
Focus - a more or less reliable German news magazine - had an article about this in January 2017. They in turn name this WAZ article as source.
The WAZ article does indeed mention that, according to the owner, the shop sold out of "Safe Shorts&...
No, it's false.
In New York, Muslim women can request private screening with a female officer (most security check points have a private room which they use for more advanced screenings). Huffington post reports:
In terms of law enforcement, this means making sure that female
officers are alone with Muslim women before asking them to take off
the hijab. In ...
Reacting to the rumor, Israeli Police released a statement denying it:
“The Israel Police does not use any type of camera that harms privacy in any way and has no intention of using such cameras in the future,” the statement said. “The purpose of the cameras is to protect and guard public safety.”
In the meantime, the cameras and metal detectors have ...
The claim isn't accurate - you won't be prosecuted for wearing a headscarf in public. However, it might be a misinterpretation or conflation of one or two things that do exist.
There is the French ban on face covering. This prohibits the wearing of clothing that entirely covers the face, unless there is a specific reason for it. The stated rationale is not ...
The odd thing about this question—of whether women who dress in a more sexually provocative way are more likely to be raped or otherwise sexually abused—is that people's beliefs about it have been researched extensively (e.g., Cassidy & Hurrell, 1995; Kanekar & Kolsawalla, 1980), but there's been little empirical work to answer the question itself. I ...
Yes, this is providing some 'benefits', and yes this is misleading marketing as well.
Unless we see a study that compares body odour effects of silver treated textiles against plain old wool, showing a big effect: It's just not worth it. That is, polyester aficionados might depend on it to not stink that fast and long lasting.
Silver treated textiles do ...
Other sources indicate a less innocent explanation: nudity is the penalty for not undergoing female genital mutilation. Amongst females, only those who've undergone it are allowed to wear clothing, and there are other consequences as well.
From BBC Tribe - The Dassanech
The Dassanech tribe is not strictly defined by ethnicity. Anyone – man
or woman - ...
It's possible that there is some clown-specific law that I've missed, but it's likely referring to a more general ban against masks and related means of concealing your identity:
Police Chief Ken Miller said that his department would begin enforcing a state law that bars anyone older than age 16 from publicly concealing their identity with ...
There are multiple incorrect facts in the story included in the Quora post.
Michael Jordan was an African-American man, born in 1963, in the slums of Brooklyn, New York.
He had four brothers and his father's wages were not sufficient to provide for the whole family.
First falsehood right here. Michael Jordan did not have 4 brothers. He did have 2 ...
No, I've searched the English language translation of the Thai Penal Code.
The closest current law is:
Section 388 Whoever, doing any shameful act in public by indecently exposing oneself's person, or by committing the other indecent act, shall be fined not out of five hundred Baht.
In fact, two woman were recently fined the 500 Baht for being topless in ...
See Women’s Worlds in Dassanetch,
Southern Ethiopia, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (2005).
Unlike boys Dassanetch girls start wearing clothes from childhood on. From the age of
about two years they start wearing an apron made of cloth or leather. From the age of
four they start wearing a gele. This is an ...
The claim that organic cotton farming uses less water than conventional modes of farming appears to be the scientific consensus. For instance, Grose (2009) states that
[farmers] in Israel have reported that cotton grown under organic conditions requires 30% less water than water in conventional systems […]. Organic cotton farmers in Texas have reported ...
According to Milady Standard Cosmetology, page 534:
Yak. This strong fiber comes from the domestic ox found in the mountains of Tibet and Central Asia. Yak hair is shaved and processed and used alone or blended with human hair.
The word "shearing" is more applicable than "shaving".
According to Handbook of Natural Fibres: volume 1, Types, Properties ...
There's the following law (the subject of this wikipedia article) which says,
Nul ne peut, dans l’espace public, porter une tenue destinée à dissimuler son visage.
Pour l’application de l’article 1er, l’espace public est constitué des voies publiques ainsi que des lieux ouverts au public ou affectés à un service public.
L’interdiction prévue à l’article 1er ...
Yes, it is real. A follow-up to a short-lived and criticised experimental TV series
There was a short-lived experimental series called Halal-TV, produced by Swedish state owned TV network SVT (Sveriges Television), and was inspired by a similar format from the Netherlands, De Meiden van Halal ("Halal Girls").
Halal-TV [was] a Swedish television show, ...
Partial answer: Addresses use of "ninja", doesn't address etymology.
Several hijab stores refer to a part of the hijab as a ninja, without any sign of being ironic in nature.
The page https://www.hijabstoreonline.com/pages/underscarf-guide for example has in its google web search summary
The ninja inner underscarf is a relatively new design and is one ...
According to History and Science of Knots
It was also in Switzerland that the caterpillar lace experiments were carried out: a design was painted on a varnished wooden board using a 'paint' of succulent leaves pounded into a paste. The board was then propped up against a wall and caterpillars placed along the base; as they climbed up the board eating the ...
TLDR: Always wash clothes before wearing them.
The potential dangers associated with clothing dyes and conditioners that have been know for centuries. Mad hatter syndrome is one such danger and was first documented for nearly 2 centuries ago. It primarily affected milliners and not consumers. The cause being mercury being used in ...
It looks like this sort of law isn't that unusual. Virginia has a similar provision, providing that (emphasis mine):
Code of Virginia, § 18.2-422. Prohibition of wearing of masks in certain places; exceptions.
It shall be unlawful for any person over 16 years of age to, with the intent to conceal his identity, wear any mask, hood or other device whereby a ...
There are two parts to this book's statement:
1) That nights with a full moon are colder [than those without]
2) That cold temperature increases hydrogen peroxide formation in dew.
For the first part, this stack exchange page addresses the issue of the moon's affect on the weather (summary: negligible):
Can't know what mysterious effects [tight] boxers might produce (since the boffins don't seem to care to test them directly), but since most (90%+) of testosterone is produced in Leydig cells, and these are not affected by temperature much
The influence of temperature on Leydig and Sertoli cell functions was investigated in two experiments. One experiment ...
Yes, you can. This effect is to do with the brown fat activation(BAT) in the body.
To gain a deeper understanding of how brown fat affects metabolism, a team led by Dr. Shingo Kajimura at the University of California, San Francisco, carefully analyzed blood levels of glucose, fats, and amino acids before and after activation of brown fat in 33 healthy young ...