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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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Do Starship's grocery delivering robots consume only as much energy as boiling water for a cup of tea per trip?

tl;dr: The claim is nearly true. Based on publicly available data, the robot uses the energy required to heat water for one cup of tea every 27 minutes. This is probably a bit less than the time ...
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Do Starship's grocery delivering robots consume only as much energy as boiling water for a cup of tea per trip?

tl;dr Plausible. Let's compare their robot with a roughly equivalent electric vehicle, a hoverboard. First, let's turn the marketing claims into numbers. How much energy to boil a cup of tea? It takes ...
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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 expression "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" come from a 1944 cereal marketing campaign?

The expression predates that These may not be the oldest examples (especially with so many variations of the expression), but these examples predate the radio entirely and even nearly predate Grape ...
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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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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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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 Starship's grocery delivering robots consume only as much energy as boiling water for a cup of tea per trip?

@LShaver’s excellent answer crunches the numbers and concludes the claim is almost correct. I want to point out several additional factors that actually tilt the numbers further in favor of the ...
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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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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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Does the expression "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" come from a 1944 cereal marketing campaign?

Even within just cereal ads, the exact phrase "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" was used earlier for shredded wheat, for example in the below ad from page 19 of the Evening ...
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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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Does suggestive selling work in small retail?

Yes But not always. Pandya and Dhilakia's 2021 meta-anaylsis of 40 research papers says: Effectiveness of upselling programme can be achieved by providing the right offer to the right customer at ...
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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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