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UPDATE: Funny or Die have admitted that the video is a hoax on their site. Original answer: The "Huvr board" is most probably a hoax product. In addition to Jwenting's answer depicting the problem with the fact that a breakthrough technological achievement wasn't published in any form, professional, scientific or popular. Several sites on the ...


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Yes, The Lego Group produces more Lego tires than tire companies produce "real" tires. The Wikipedia article for Lego Tires says: All tires (and wheels) for Lego products are manufactured by Lego, which has produced tires between 14.4 and 107 millimetres (0.57 and 4.2 inches) in diameter. In 2006 the Lego Group produced 15 billion individual pieces of ...


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After doing some brief research, I found that it can be illegal in (at least) California - @DavePhD mentions in comments that similar laws also exist for North Dakota and Nebraska, and may exist for other states as well. 6980.54. (a) A locksmith licensed by the bureau shall be subject to the provisions of Section 466.6 of the Penal Code, and shall be ...


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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 ...


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Back in 2012 this probably wasn't answerable, now after Gazelle's research which was conducted in 2014 I can attempt to answer this. The good news: it prevents it from dying. The bad news: it isn't the most effective (more like least effective). Gazelle, an eCommerce company, which lets people sell their used cell phones and pays consumers for used or ...


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Do desktop computers catch fire often? http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Research/Fact%20sheets/office_fact_sheet.pdf In 2007-2011, there were an estimated 730 reported U.S. home structure fires involving office equipment per year... [of these] Computers [accounted for] 48% In 2007-2011, there were an estimated 630 reported U.S. non-confined non-home ...


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Is the depiction of the label accurate? Yes, the same information is available directly from the manufacturer, PepsiCo Canada: The "why" question is largely out of scope of the site. It seems likely to be simply a rounding or experimental error.


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Your co-worker is right, normal paper deteriorates due to its acidity and due to oxidation. Paper in Europe was originally made from cellulose sourced from linen and cotton rags. This made strong paper structures, owing to the long cellulose chains. The degree of polymerisation - a measure of the average number of glucose molecules in a polymer ...


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Summary In the US and Canada, if you buy wipes which say "Flushable" on the package, you normally should never flush them. (Source.) If you do, they may clog your pipes or your local sewer / septic system. And a sewer clog may cause sewage to seep into your basement. (Source.) Instead of flushing wipes down the toilet, you can use unscented baby wipes. ...


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There are no known relations between mattress cost and sleep quality. In fact, there are no standards to recommend a particular bedding system over another. No benchmark standards presently exist for recommending bedding systems, whether for the purpose of alleviating pain-related sleep disturbance, stress, or for the purpose of enhancing sleep quality. ...


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Yes, it is very much fake. If you pause at 3:28, as depicted in the image here: http://imgur.com/jYIKgR3 You can see the wire attached to the person, as well as the rig's shadow used to hold up the person. They did a very good job of hiding such things for the most part otherwise.


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Research data does not have conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, are not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and ...


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Looking at their own website, the product they describe has no electrical or mechanical parts at all. "Made from only 2 pieces of paramagnetic titanium". Also, it has optional handlebars "for added lateral stability on 'high slip surfaces' such as concrete". And in their terms of service they explicitly state that what you read may 'contain inaccuracies', ...


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Summary: No, it seems vegetable washes (a.k.a. produce washes) generally don't really help remove pesticides... but that isn't the point of them... but even at their main task of removing microbes, they may or may not be effective. Are Pesticides the Real Problem? We wash produce to remove a number of contaminants: Dirt Artificial Wax Microbes including ...


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Yes. There are a number of different fire safety standards that might apply in this case. Unfortunately, there is no single flammability standard for upholstery or vertical surface fabrics which has been adopted as the norm throughout the world and the plethora of different standards in force internationally reflects the different ways ...


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The French administration in charge of enforcing trade and advertisement regulations (DGCCRF) and the observatory of data privacy (CNIL) held an investigation on IP tracking on an unspecified set of vendors of train and flight tickets operating in France. Their conclusion was that they could not find any evidence that prices would rise when you check the ...


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I can vouch for the translation: "colgate" here means "hang yourself" or "hang you". Notice that this differs from "normal" Spanish (Spain and most Latin America), because our "voseo" (for familiar second person speaking) alters grammar -in Spain it would be "cuélgate". This matches the testimony here. It must have been surely an unfortunate coincidence ...


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In general, frosting has generally a negative effect on cooling. How much depends on the air flow in the freezer, as cold air has to reach every part of the contents easily. Frost formation Water vapour deposited from the air leads to frost formation and has a great influence on heat transfer with the following positive factors. The ...


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Like most saltwater species, sardines are not farmed in any significant number. Marine fishes accounted for only 2.8 percent of the world aquaculture production tonnage in 2017, according to this report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In practice, wild-caught sardines are often ground up and used as fish meal for larger fish ...


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No, conclusively they do not work. There have been many studies done on them and there are several companies that do exactly this kind of debunking. Every major photo enforcement company knows exactly what people will try in order to evade detection and are very adept at either countermeasures or legislation that will prevent you from doing it. Testing from ...


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I could not find experimental evidence, but the majority of people on a sharpening forum seem to agree that it will not work. https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/sharpening-scissors-with-aluminum-foil.847263/ Here it is discussed that dirt and rust may be removed which facilitates cutting, but it is not sharpening per se. https://adventures99.wordpress.com/...


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Appears that in 2012 they were awarded the Guinness World Record for this. See http://aboutus.lego.com/en-gb/news-room/2012/june/guiness-world-record-to-the-lego-group/


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A recent meta-analysis of published literature on the subject was inconclusive. As of 2011, there was no scientific consensus on the question. Genotoxic and estrogenic activities in PET-bottled water have been reported. Chemical mixtures in bottled water have been suggested as the source of these toxicological effects. Furthermore, sample preparation ...


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How do they claim this works? In their own words The History and Technology Behind Healbe GoBe: Algorithm owes its success in part to the active use of Inventive Problem Solving Theory (TRIZ) in its innovative design process. All researchers working with Algorithm are professionals in TRIZ application. Moreover, the personnel of Algorithm and GEN3 ...


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Yes and no, if you are making your own Sourdough bread then I would say no, as you have created the starter and the yeast is all natural. However if you are buying shop bought bread then one of the ingredients to extend the shelf life of the bread is L-cysteine. L-cysteine is/can be derived from human hair(mostly from barbers in china apparently), and ...


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One key almost certainly can open someone else's lock in 'n' number of possibilities because even with the best locks, there are a finite number of combinations to which the lock maker sets the levers or pins. Therefore, eventually there will be duplicates of the pattern of locks. Padlocks typically having fewer than 1,000 effective combinations and ...


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