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Can a person submerge their hands in hot frying oil without adverse effects?

This is nothing but trickery. In this particular case, it appears that they have a liquid in there that has a much lower boiling point, is heavier than the oil, has the same appearance as the oil, ...
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Do the recent changes in US drug policy correlate with an increase in people moving from prescribed opioids to heroin?

There's a lot of literature on this apparently, and I've only looked at one (55-page) 2018 NBER paper. There is some (correlational) evidence that the "pill mill" crackdown contributed to the switch ...
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Is back pain often caused by unconscious emotional issues, such as rage?

Yes, back pain is often caused by unconscious emotional issues. Such pain is called psychosomatic or psychogenic pain; common associated terms include myofascial pain, tension myositis, fibromyalgia ...
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Is back pain often caused by unconscious emotional issues, such as rage?

There is an article (not peer-reviewed though) that I personally like that goes into science behind our current understanding of biopsychosocial model and cites a lot of primary literature (peer-...
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Do fish feel pain?

What sounds like a straightforward question is in fact a highly controversial one. There are dozens of research papers on the topic, in addition to a large number of publications more directed towards ...
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Can a person submerge their hands in hot frying oil without adverse effects?

According the video I Dipped my Hand into Boiling Hot Oil - Leidenfrost Effect? by Physics Girl on YouTube this is in fact the Leidenfrost Effect. In the video the conditions are recreated and hands ...
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Is pain tolerance lower in the morning?

No. There are different pain measures approached in a trial by Joshua Aviram, Tamar Shochat, Dorit Pud in their study of 2015. Pain relating to heat, to cold and to mechanical stress (eg. lifting ...
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