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Did the study mentioned by "The virginity fraud" TEDx Talk happen?

See Genital Anatomy in Pregnant Adolescents: “Normal” Does Not Mean “Nothing Happened” Pediatrics, January 2004, volume 113, pages e67-e69. METHODS The purpose of this study was to summarize the ...
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Is the story of the Fourth Cookie true?

An experiment like the one described happened. How accurate that depiction is of what actually happened is unknown, as no paper was ever published covering the study and now the details are lost to ...
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Is Feynman's claim about the history of measurements of the charge of the electron after Millikan accurate?

No. A much more accurate account is in THE CHARGE OF THE ELECTRON (1935): In 1929 Prof. R. T. Birge (reference 1) published an acutely critical and masterly survey of our knowledge of the ...
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Did a prisoner die from a needle prick when he was told that it was a snake bite?

There is a set of very old urban legends - fictional stories that are widely believed and passed around as true - which are closely related to this story. In the book The Lore of Scotland: A Guide to ...
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