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Does the Idaho Potato Commission associate potato skins with healthy eating?

Doctor Potato says you should be eating the skin of the potato because that’s where most of the nutrients come from. Should I Be Eating The Skin Of The Potato? ... Yes. Eat the skin to ...
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Did the Soda Pop Board recommend drinking cola earlier?

It looks like this was a fake ad by RJ White, made for a JD Ryznar, at his request: Favor From Clever Dudes Hey, if any of you dudes, clever with Photoshop or something siminar, are bored a ...
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Does the Idaho Potato Commission associate potato skins with healthy eating?

Q: Does the Idaho Potato Commission associate potato skins with healthy eating? Yes. The Idaho Potato Commission does this now. In several postings they are responsible for they this: Kids Menus ...
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Was a package of McDonald's dipping sauce just sold for almost $15K?

Yes, there was an eBay auction where someone purported to have an original package of the Mulan Szechuan Dipping sauce from McDonalds. Yes, someone used the eBay system to make a bid of $14,700. ...
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Did Nike get its slogan "Just do it" from the last words of a murderer facing execution?

Dan Wieden, co-founder of advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy and advertising executive of Nike, said in an interview with Dezeen that he came up with the slogan because he got inspired by Utah killer ...
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If I buy "flushable" wipes, can I flush them without problems?

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 ...
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Does Heattech clothing generate heat?

This appears to be a poor translation of the original Japanese description: "吸水発熱" (e.g. from http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/goods/408603-00, but listed on other items too) "吸水" means to absorb ...
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Are Fairtrade farmers paid worse than other farmers in the same regions?

The question doesn't seem quite right: Farmers do better yes, but it's farmworkers that the quote is about. Here is the relevant Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project reports: ...
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Did food industry make their instant cakes harder to cook in the '50s?

Snopes investigated this claim and concluded it was False. Although there's a grain of truth to this claim, the legend that sprouted from it is a different kind of fruit: a marketing innovation did ...
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Do Japanese fishermen put sharks in their tanks to keep fish fresh?

The way most Japanese fishing companies actually do this is a process called Ikejime. There are a few different ways to do this but they are all basically the same cause brain death and/or paralysis ...
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Does China display the hammer and sickle above their domestic Gucci outlets?

It appears to be an electronic display screen above the corner entrance of the IAPM shopping mall on Huaihai Zhong Road - the Baidu equivalent of Google's StreetView shows it in the daytime displaying ...
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Do people feel indebted when they receive a free sample and are therefore more likely to buy?

Yes, this is a part of reciprocity theory: Over the past forty years, numerous studies in social psychology offered empirical support to reciprocity theory. Major findings can be summarized as ...
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If I buy "flushable" wipes, can I flush them without problems?

This website from ThamesWater (a water management company in UK) states that they are not flushable, and even shows you why. Other sources tell the same story: https://www.lanesfordrains.co.uk/...
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Does Yelp "extort" money from businesses?

Yelp itself attempts to refute extortion claims in three ways: First, they cite an independent study by researchers at Boston University and the Harvard Business School, finding that advertisers were ...
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Does storing ground coffee in the fridge preserve its flavor better?

There is some evidence that refrigeration can help preserve aromas K. MARIN et al.: New Aroma Index for Aroma Quality of Coffee During Storage, Food Technol. Biotechnol. ISSN 1330-9862 (FTB-1827) ...
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Any Scientific Basis for Neuro Linguistic Programming?

A similar question was answered here previously. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a somewhat controversial area of research, often relegated to journals like The Journal of Personal Selling and ...
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Do more than 22% of American adults own Bitcoin?

SurveyMonkey describes how they select participants: SurveyMonkey Contribute panelists take surveys for charity and a chance to win a sweepstakes prize. Rewards panelists earn credits for completing ...
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Did the Kinki Nippon Tourist Company change its name?

The English language Wikipedia article on Kintetsu states that "Kinki Nippon Tourist Travel Agency" is a subsidiary of Kintetsu Corporation. http://www.knt.co.jp/kokusai/ itself states that it is ...
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Is Sensodyne recommended by "nine out of ten dentists"?

Such statements are not to be intended in the "scientific" sense. They are marketing materials and are not claimed to be representative of all dentists. Stock phrases such as "Recommended by nine out ...
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Does McDonald's periodic release of the McRib sandwich drive up market prices for pork trimmings?

According to Meat & Poultry 1998: Ask anyone in the pork industry how the addition or deletion of the McRib from the menu can change pork prices overnight. However, is McDonald's more ...
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Do you need to "wash, rinse and repeat"?

"Repeated wash and rinse is required for most people?" – No – no need! Earliest usage or origin? Rumour has it that David Ogilvy invented this "trick" for Proctor & Gamble". But it is unlikely ...
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If I buy "flushable" wipes, can I flush them without problems?

In the UK it depends on the product The UK Water Industry (WI) has set specification WIS 4-02-06 (set in 2019) for toilet wet wipes which are fine to flush. Any wet wipes certified fine to flush have ...
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Does China display the hammer and sickle above their domestic Gucci outlets?

At least this one photo seems to be real: It is featured in an article from The Wall Street Journal, which is described as "Updated Dec. 10, 2017 11:59 pm ET" and according to the article &...
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Did New York City ever produce a salsa that competed against Pace Picante sauce?

Salsa is made in all corners of the world where people enjoy something on their corn chips. While mainly found in countries near Mexico, it is just sauce made from tomatoes, peppers, and onions. It is ...
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Have Nike's sales jumped 31% after signing Kaepernick?

The 31% stat appears to come from Edison Trends, which has this chart (an interactive version can be found here): "1x" means "1x the number of Nike product orders sold on August 1, ...
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Is Tetris by Electronic Arts the best selling video game on mobile?

According to a different Wikipedia page, the one for this very game, the initial release was September 12, 2006 for the iOS, with an Android release only coming out in September 1, 2011, almost a full ...
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Any Scientific Basis for Neuro Linguistic Programming?

There's quite a few techniques/approaches that are combined under the umbrella of 'NLP' and I suppose efficiency and effectiveness of those can vary from one to another, but there are certainly some ...
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