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Did eight Jesuit priests survive the nuking of Hiroshima without serious injury?

Yes, they survived the blast. No, their survival was not unexplainable. The Jesuits are at two locations: They reside at Novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Nagatsuke two kilometers from the edge of ...
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Does the "Blood of Jesus on the Cross" flower only bloom during the Holy week (just before Easter)?

No, that is a New Zealand pohutukawa (Metrosideros excels) and it blooms for Christmas, not Easter. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrosideros_excelsa http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/...
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Did eight Jesuit priests survive the nuking of Hiroshima without serious injury?

There were 4 priests at the closest location to ground zero, but they were 1,400 yards from ground zero according to John Hersey's 1946 book Hiroshima . Other people (non-priests) survived being as ...
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Does the "Blood of Jesus on the Cross" flower only bloom during the Holy week (just before Easter)?

No. This flower is the flower of the Metrosideros excelsa, the tree is also called pōhutukawa tree and New Zealand Christmas tree. According to its wikipedia page the tree: The tree flowers from ...
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Did a hypothermic, clinically dead boy revive in response to prayer defying "every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction"?

A quick Google search found a list of similar cases: Tipton, M. J., & Golden, F. S. C. (2011). A proposed decision-making guide for the search, rescue and resuscitation of submersion (head under) ...
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Is there a scientific explanation for these two cases of healing after intercessory prayer?

Medical science is messy. Sometimes diseases just get better on their own, no matter what you do. Sometimes the act of treating people makes them feel (or report feeling) better, no matter what the ...
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Did a hypothermic, clinically dead boy revive in response to prayer defying "every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction"?

It's an effect that's been widely described and studied. A meta-study says: Prolonged survival under water Generally, drowning results in cardiopulmonary arrest within 2 min (Fainer et al. 1951). ...
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Are people receiving spontaneous gold dental prostheses without dentist intervention?

There is no genuine proof that those golden/silver crowns were not put in by dentists. It is quite common in dentistry to restore a missing or carious tooth by a gold crown or a gold restoration. Also ...
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Are people receiving spontaneous gold dental prostheses without dentist intervention?

The only known way to produce gold (outside mining from the earth the deposits left by ancient stars) is through nuclear transmutation, or in the specific case of gold, the term "alchemy" ...
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Was the heart of the buddhist monk Quảng Đức intact after cremation?

Although it is hard to say for Quảng Đức specifically, it wouldn't be without any precedent, a famous similar case is that of Percy Shelley's heart, Mary Shelley's, his wife, carried the heart with ...
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