JRE
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Were pen cap holes designed to prevent death by suffocation if swallowed?
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The BIC FAQ says the hole in the cap is to prevent children from choking to death. It was quoted in the question: The reason that some BIC® pens have a hole in their cap is to prevent the cap from ...

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Does a COVID-19 test in USA cost consumers more than $US3000?
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111 votes

That would appear to be a total misrepresentation of what happened. USA Today reported on the incident. The person was charged something over $3000 for an emergency room visit, but: That was the ...

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Is Alberta ending coronavirus restrictions because of failing to provide evidence of SARS-COV2 virus existence in court?
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94 votes

Short version: Mr. King is misrepresenting the words of a document he received in an ongoing court case against him. He misconstrues the document to mean there is no proof that the virus causing ...

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Do the majority of doctors in the USA support hydroxychloroquine use for covid-19?
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The only way to settle this is to find and cite a study or survey that supports or refutes the claim that "the majority of doctors in the USA support the use of hydroxychloroquine against COVID ...

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Did Louis Pasteur keep a gun in the laboratory while developing the rabies vaccine?
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48 votes

The story appears to be mostly true. It was told by the niece of one of the men who participated in the early experiments. Note that these experiments were before there was even an experimental ...

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Is seemingly bare-hands surgery (with no instruments) fake?
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Your video is an example of what is known as psychic surgery. The practioners claim to be able to treat and heal many diseases. Psychic surgery is a fake. It does not heal anything. Its ...

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Did a school or college in the United States ban backpacks after a shooting?
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Not a college. In response to an incident in a middle school (13 year old kids,) a school district in Idaho banned backpacks in the local schools. It affected middle schools (grade 7 and 8, kids 13 ...

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Does glass allow UV-A rays to pass while blocking UV-B rays?
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Summary: As a general rule, window glass blocks UVB while passing UVA. If the amount of UV really matters, then you need to look up the appropriate chart for the type of glass you really have. The UV ...

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Do anti-snoring acupressure rings reduce snoring?
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Since no one else seems interested, I'll go ahead and transform my comments into an answer. Not sure things will meet the site standards, but I'll let y'all decide. First of all, the Australian ...

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Did farmers adopt cars faster than inhabitants of cities?
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You seem to doubt that cars would be more popular among farmers "in remote areas" because you don't think there would be many people in those areas. The fact is that at the time that cars ...

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Was heroin originally developed as a cure for morphine addiction?
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The claim from the video: The claim seems to mostly true, if you look at what Bayer intended to produce rather than what they did produce. Bayer wanted a process to make codeine, which was used to ...

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