Johnny
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Do [US] states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths?
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In the Atlantic article The States With The Most Gun Laws See The Fewest Gun-Related Deaths, originally published in The National Journal, a chart is presented that shows gun related deaths compared ...

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Are the 'Family Feud' surveys systematically fake?
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According to this article, And the Survey Says... (by Carl Bialik, 2008) in the Wall Street Journal, the Family Feud show does conduct real surveys. Surprisingly, they don't just conduct polls of the ...

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Has someone been killed or injured by being 'struck by a turtle'?
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In the article More On The Risk Of Death By Turtle published in Lowering the Bar, several turtle strike incidents are noted: The Associated Press reported in 1987 that a Hong Kong man was hit in the ...

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Did Nutrasweet industries pay for 100% of the research showing aspartame is safe?
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The ultimate source of your Reddit quote (lightenyourtoxicload.com), hosts a paper titled Survey Of Aspartame Studies: Correlation Of Outcome And Funding Sources that backs up that quote: Studies ...

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Do US preschools ban lunches being brought to school?
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"Federal Programs Preschool" appears to refer to the Health and Human Services Head Start program. I can confirm this is policy is in place for at least some preschools. Here's an example of a ...

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Are humans the only animals that kill for pleasure or no purpose?
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Dogs are said to sometimes kill for "fun": http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2015273676_wilddogs10m.html A pack of dogs has killed about 100 animals in the past three months in northeastern ...

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Does (liquid) nitrogen react with chlorine or other chemicals in a swimming pool?
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While Nitrogen will react with Chlorine to form Nitrogen Trichloride (NCl3), this reaction commonly comes from Urea in the pool reacting with the Chlorine disinfectant resulting in relatively low ...

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Does Paracetamol reduce fever?
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The paper "Aspirin compared with acetaminophen in the treatment of fever and other symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection in adults", published by the NIH, tested the efficacy of Aspirin, ...

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Are United States scientists building a Stanford Torus space station in the Ukraine?
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It's impossible to prove a negative, but it is possible to show that it's very unlikely, and a secret Stanford Torus project is not likely for several reasons: Constructing any sizable space station ...

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Is there a mechanism to stop theft of supermarket trolleys?
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Here's the product page from the manufacturer of the CAPS system noted in the sign you posted: http://www.carttronics.com/CAPS.asp Carttronics CAPS® is a highly effective cart and trolley loss ...

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