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Is this colour footage of Breslau in 1939 authentic?

Yes. It is real, and filmed originally in colour, as is, not colourised later. General Edwin Graf von Rothkirch und Trach, the author of this clip, (alternative version to the one in question) was an ...
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Can this dress change colour dynamically?

According to a post on the designer's Facebook page (and as reported by finder.com.au), it's fake: Hey guys! So our 'colour changing dress' has garnered a LOT of attention and questions, so here's ...
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Does this video portray Muslims being tortured?

It seems as if the video comes from the Malaysian GGK -- their elite commandos. Here is a similar video from season one of the History Channel's "Special Forces" At 2 AM a group has been caught ...
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Is this what "happiness looks like"?

No, this is not an image of "myosin dragging a ball of endorphins". As you suspected, it is showing kinesin walking up a microtubule. The reason the animated GIF looks uncannily similar to ...
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Is this video showing an Apple engineer discussing the new MacBook (2015) authentic?

The video doesn't seem to be authentic. The video is used as a parody worldwide, it is international and labeled as a "video meme". The series of the meme is called : "El Risitas" Interview ...
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Biden 'fake' interview: video of Biden's hands appearing the wrong side of microphones

Politifact has done the work here. Steve Herman, a Voice of America reporter who was holding one of the microphones, tweeted about the rumors on March 17. "I was the one holding the lighter-...
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Does this video of collapsing warehouse shelves show a real incident?

I do not know if this video depicts a real incident, but it does show one type of disaster that can happen in a warehouse with overloaded shelves. I don't see any reason to believe it was faked. The ...
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Did the BBC fake scenes in Planet Earth 2 with composite shots and CGI?

Sites that support the use of CGI or other digital manipulation effects do not provide supporting evidence. Specifically, what you see is really happening, whether in nature or in the lab. However, ...
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Is this video of an attack on an elderly Asian woman authentic?

Evidence It all depends upon what level of evidence you require really, but according to several mainstream sources, including "The Charlotte Observer", the footage is currently believed to ...
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Did the Red Cross cure 154 Malaria cases with MMS within 48 hours?

The Red Cross itself denies that the video is accurate. Their statement categorically denies that they were involved in any clinical trials for Malaria. You can find the following statement on the ...
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Did NIST edit WTC building 7 footage?

I'm going to quote from the comment of @Fizz. It seem the most obvious explanation is that the operator had stopped filming to save tape because nothing interesting was happening for a while. And ...
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Is this accident footage authentic?

No, it is not a real accident. The advert was created by Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB), on behalf of the Western Cape Government and AT&T's #ItCanWait campaign. It is discussed in an AdWeek ...
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Does this viral video show a man's head explode while inflating a dinghy?

If you observe at the top of the linked youtube video you can see it says "www.theviralfactory.com". I found their youtube channel via archive.org click on "Work" and the "youtube". The video stream ...
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Does this video show the Notre Dame fire being deliberately lit?

The video in question comes from this webcam: Viewsurf: Cathédrale Notre Dame. This webcam only takes one 60-second video every hour, at 5 minutes after the hour (17:05, 18:05 etc). Here's a Youtube ...
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Is this video of a boxing kangaroo match authentic?

I can't prove that this video is not faked. What I can do is show that boxing matches between humans and kangaroos are not at all extraordinary, and hence the evidence we require to accept that this ...
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Is this video of someone dodging cars authentic?

In the question you (indirectly) refer to a Vine video by Logan Paul which you acknowledge as fake. The gif is derived from a Vine video by- you guessed it! - Logan Paul - it is the same stunt ...
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Is this a video of Russian high school children assembling an assault rifle as part of their core education?

First of all, yes, it is secondary/high school (common education). Yes, this video is a very likely record of an actual school lesson (however, there is no clear evidence that it is). Here is another ...
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Biden 'fake' interview: video of Biden's hands appearing the wrong side of microphones

While the question has been answered with links to fact-checkers, I think it's worth adding a video that shows just how this effect occurs, because it might not be obvious to people who aren't in the ...
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Is there faked Soviet footage of Yuri Gargarin's space flight?

I could not (yet) find details of the camera affixed inside Gagarin's capsule, but only a few months later, Gherman Titov, carried a mobile 35mm camera (depicted below) in the Vostok 2 flight: ...
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Is this CCTV video about a chair moving by itself in Essex theatre fake?

The video is not definitive evidence of the presence of a ghost. We do not have definitive evidence of the contrary either, unless we could find someone who was present in the room at the time and ...
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Did Angelina Jolie admit participating in a ritual involving sexual torture and animal sacrifice?

Even if you ignore the misleading annotations, the video doesn't contain what you say it does. Jolie eg doesn't mention a 'ritual'. She does talk about sexuality & tattoos, but her interest in ...
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Did two people in jetpacks fly with an A380?

Yes, this is definitely real, and not just real, an amazing show of skill and aviation. On 13th October 2015, two pilots/stuntmen/skydivers (Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet) of stunt team Jetman Dubai ...
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Did this baseball bat stand up after been thrown?

It happened. This is from a September 12, 2007 game. Braves vs Mets. Martin Prado is the batter. Discussion of the event happened online in the weeks following. Example discussion at Ebaum's World, ...
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Water swirl according to hemisphere: video

The video is likely fake. Watch closely how he pours the bucket. We don't see him pour it the first time. However, the second time, he pours it into the left side of the sink (from his perspective)....
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Was this video of a home made phone charger faked?

Any basic introduction to how wireless charging works and what it requires should make it immediately apparent that none of those elements are present. For example, here's a writeup on Qi with the ...
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Is the hand in this video of feeding hummingbirds an actual human hand?

The scale of the hand, cup and Hummingbirds are reasonable, additionally the detail of the hand would be extremely difficult and potentially expensive to replicate as a fake. Perhaps more relevant is ...
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Does Holmes's Loch Ness video show Nessie?

On 26 May 2007, Gordon Holmes, a 55-year-old lab technician, captured video of what he said was jet black thing, about 14 metres (46 ft) long, moving fairly fast in the water. However, there are ...
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Did a talent show judge a girl based on her belief in God?

As commenters noted, several spanish people commented on the clip, none claimed that the translation was false. The original buzzfeed article was in spanish. Google translate of the above seems to ...
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