Mihai Rotaru
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Did Catherine the Great die of injuries from a horse?
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This claim doesn't seem to have any factual underpinning; none of the books about Catherine the Great support it. While I haven't read any of them, I did read the reviews on Amazon, and none mentioned ...

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Is the weather particularly bad in England?
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Raninfall varies greatly in the UK, depending on the region. The map below illustrates this point better than words. It is interesting to note that London is actually in one of the driest regions of ...

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What are the statistics of paternal discrepancy?
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Since the 1940's, numerous studies have been published regarding paternal discrepancy; here's a fairly comprehensive list. Also, four meta-studies ( literature surveys ) are listed. Bellis is listed ...

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Is spousal abuse primarily initiated by males?
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Statistics don't always agree on this issue. According to this study: Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In nonreciprocally ...

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Do Russians drink as much alcohol as their stereotype suggests?
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According to existing evidence, it is true that Russians drink a lot of alcohol. 1. Adult Per Capita Consumption The World Health Organization 2011 Global status report on alcohol and health ...

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Can CAPTCHA images be read automatically?
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The short answer is yes, computers can read CAPTCHAs. But, as mentioned on the Wikipedia article, in most papers/articles discussing this issue, and in the comments above, it depends very much on the ...

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Did Vikings wear horned helmets in battles?
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We don't have any evidence they did wear horned helmets. Weapon - A Visual History Of Arms And Armor, describes viking equipment on pages 53-56; the most common viking helmets were the simple metal ...

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Krokodil, new home brewed drug
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There's probably no way of reliably proving that those particular images are of "krokodil" users ( if you look at the comment section for the article linked in the question, one of the images is ...

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Can dogs love their owners?
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After some research, I was elated to find out that studies have been conducted, about dogs in general and specifically about their affection towards owners. As a disclaimer, I don't claim my answer ...

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