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Yes, that device is used for that purpose, but the claim is somewhat misleading, including about its frequency of use. The device is called an "A/V Closure". A/V stands for Anus/Vagina. Here are some examples for sale. The A/V closure is used to prevent leaking from the anus in cadavers. Kari the Mortician explains that there may be leaks if there ...


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Yes, the graphic did appear on a Smithsonian web page titled Whiteness. Thanks to Wikipedia, we have a date and location for the graphic, allowing me to locate it in an Archive.org snapshot of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) website. It was not live for too many days, and certainly is no longer there: the ...


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I'm just providing the numbers. No claim about the cause can be made. Shapiro is claiming an increase from a low rate (by today's standards) in the early sixties up to a high rate today, while MLK states pre-sixties that it was already high compared to whites. I'd say both are correct. The trends for one vs two parent families has been basically the same ...


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Snopes.com includes it as a legend and includes a large number of other possible reasons with the most likely one is that most people do it because they think it looks cool. All across the United States, you'll encounter discarded shoes hanging from wires, poles, and trees. Theories as to what these shoes signify abound, but, contrary to what one hears, ...


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Enteridium lycoperdon, a slime mold, is consumed by certain populations in Mexico and has the common name "caca de luna." Fuligo septica, another slime mold, is also consumed in Mexico. (More specifically, the second and third quotes in the question are correct. The first quote is supported by secondary literature, but I cannot confirm a primary ...


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I'm looking for a brief historical analysis on the "illegitimacy rates" in the black community Tldr; The rate for non-whites was ~21% in 1960 and 72% for blacks in 1998. The figures and references are below. Did the single motherhood rate jump to 70% since the 1960s? It has risen beyond 70% according to the CDC. This data was published by the CDC ...


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The story in question was originally attributed not to an anthropologist, but to a childhood memory! Consider the Babemba tribes of southern Africa, where the social structure includes only an elementary criminal code. Apparently, the lack of fixed rules to enforce justice stems from close community living, which never made such laws necessary. Brian ...


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Possibly. Wikipedia proved to be an excellent starting point. It says, According to Terry Gould's The Lifestyle: a look at the erotic rites of swingers, swinging began among American Air Force pilots and their wives during World War II before pilots left for overseas duty. The mortality rate of pilots was so high, as Gould reports, that a close bond arose ...


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The Vegetarian Resource Group summarizes a survey: "of the self-identified vegetarians (32 total), 75% do not eat meat, fish or poultry, which we classify as vegetarian, while 25% do eat meat, fish or poultry." A survey of 10,000 Americans 6% (600) of them self-reported to be vegetarian, and that 60% of the "vegetarians" reported having eaten meat within ...


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Just to complement @Schwern's excellent answer, and similarly not attempting make any claims about cause, I note that Shapiro is talking about single parents (which @Schwern's answer addresses), whereas King is talking about "illegitimacy", that is, births to parents who are unmarried (although may still live in a 2 parent household). The following ...


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TL;DR: There is a basis of fact in claims that sex existed in the geisha world. However, it is not always the case. Geishas are trained in a variety of art forms ("Geisha" literally means "Artist") that prostitutes would not be trained in. So in that sense, geishas are not prostitutes. But is sex a part of their work? Wikipedia is a tertiary source, often ...


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Shoes (probably not those ones, specifically) mark a gang's turf. This practice is in decline, however gangs selling drugs, is not. Source, living in Chicago. "It might appear to be a juvenile prank, but it's not," said Matt Smith, spokesman for the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation. "My experience is that it's somehow announcing ...


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Obesity is influenced by several factors such as behavioral traits, social-environment and genetics and one of the social microenvironmental influences on obesity promoting behaviors is social eating. Socially derived inhibitory norms can account for either increased or decreased intake in the presence of others, depending on how much the others eat and the ...


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This Native American Zodiac mentioned by the OP is a modern invention by Sun Bear (a.k.a. Vincent LaDuke) from the Bear tribe of the White Earth Anishinaabeg reservation in Minnesota. Sun Bear founded a new group of mostly European Americans, based on New Age beliefs to popularize Native American culture. (Such activites are frowned upon by Native elders ...


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Short answer: This is most likely nonsense. Ubuntu roughly denotes "a quality that includes the essential human virtues: compassion and humanity"(1), and while it is sometimes opposed to victimisation of perpetrators (2), it is unlikely that any contemporary customary law system of any traditional community in South Africa operates without a mix of ...


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Something notably absent from other answers (so far) has been data on the ratio of cohabiting parents. This Pew Research article using 2017 data (not long after Shapiro's comments) shows a total single-parent rate for Black families of 51%, with 43% having two parents (36% married and 7% cohabiting). The highest accurate representation of children living ...


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According to THE CRYING PATTERN OF KOREAN INFANTS AND RELATED FACTORS Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, volume 36, pages 565–658 (July 1994): Compared with Western studies, the duration of crying of Korean infants was shorter and the time of holding and/or close contact with mothers longer, and colic was not found in this study.


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No, only 20% needs to be Turkish for children's cartoons, 40% is for something other than children's cartoons (maybe someone who reads Turkish can translate exactly what the 40% is for, either non-children's cartoons or children's programs other than cartoons). EN AZ YÜZDE 20’Sİ TÜRKÇE OLACAK RTÜK yasasına göre hazırlanan yönetmelikte 5 yıl önce yapılan bir ...


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Between 60% - 66% of people who self identify are in fact not vegetarians as they consume all 3 types of meat on a regular basis, fish, red meat, and poultry. Take a 2002 Times/CNN poll on the eating habits of 10,000 Americans. Six percent of the individuals surveyed said they considered themselves vegetarian. But when asked by the pollsters what they ...


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The claim is false, because it underestimates the number! From 25-34 years of age the percent of men living at home with their parents it's not a third, it's nearly 60%: Source: Eurostat Data Explorer. Note: I moved the Sex combo-box from its original position to be able to crop the image slightly better. (slightly) More details The above screenshot is ...


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