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Did the Nazis kill Jews with gas chambers?
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Regarding the claims of Robert Faurisson, Gas chambers: Rudolf Höß, the Auschwitz Kommandant swore in an affidavit that Zyklon-B was dropped into the death chamber through a small opening. Referring ...

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Are there more women in government in Afghanistan than America?
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On the basis of relating the claim to proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (%) as a part of elected governments referring to World Bank Inter-Parliamentary Union data, the answer ...

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Is ignoring a bully an effective means to prevent bullying?
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THE claim "Bullies are looking for attention. Ignore them and the bullying will stop" is considered to be a myth since research shows that bullies are looking for control, and they rarely ...

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Has a "chariot army" been found at the bottom of the Red Sea?
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Ron Wyatt (1933-1999) was a nurse-anesthetist in a hospital in Madison, Tennessee. His claim of finding 'Wheels from Egyptian Chariots involved in the pursuit of the Israelites from Egypt' has been ...

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Is this comparison of wedge tailed eagles and bald eagles accurate?
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American Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Claim #1: One of the smallest Eagles in the world. False Length of the American Bald Eagle is 94-106 cm (this is in the length range of 85 - 106 cm for ...

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Do people fall over when shot because they've seen it on films?
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Per Anthony J. Pinizzotto, Harry A kern and Edward F. Davis in FBI law enforcement bulletin October 2004, with the exceptions of hits to the brain or upper spinal cord, the concept of reliable and ...

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Do American foods contain unsafe levels of glyphosate?
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An analysis by Snopes on this claim found it to contain a mixture of both truth and undetermined information. What is true about this claim referring to Snopes is that studies performed on lab ...

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Did Six FBI Agents die before they could testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations?
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Referring to John McAdams, "a good many of the deaths hardly seem mysterious in that they were caused by accidents, heart attacks, and other phenomena that afflict our entire population." However, ...

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Does defecating while sitting cause more strain than squatting?
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Normal defecation is initiated by three components (1) spontaneous phasic contractions of rectum starting during filling. (2) smooth muscle relaxation of the anal canal with an increased recto-anal ...

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Are light-on-dark colour schemes for computer screens better for programmers?
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"Typically greater brightness of positive compared to negative polarity displays leads to smaller pupil sizes and, hence, a sharper retinal image and better perception of detail." Per ...

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Does PETA euthanize unwanted pets at its Virginia headquarters?
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TL;DR: Yes, PETA kills (euthanizes) about 2,000 cats and dogs each year at the headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as confirmed by the New York Times ...

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Does availability of birth control to adolescents lead to premarital sexual activity?
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Studies by Kohler et al in 2008, Blake et al. in 2003 and Kirby et.al.'s global study in 2007 have shown that efforts to improve teenagers’ access to contraception do not increase rates of sexual ...

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Did the No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron score the most kills in the Battle of Britain?
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Per Kenneth K. Koskodan in the book 'No greater ally the untold story of Poland forces in World war II' chapter titled 'On the Wings of Eagles', "the most victorious fighter squadron of the Battle of ...

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Can a single sperm travel alone to an egg and fertilize it?
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No, it takes more than one sperm. The egg has multiple barriers which take up to 100 sperm, co-operating, to penetrate. The fusion of the egg with its three barriers (cumulus-oocyte complex, zona ...

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Did Donald Trump erect a flag on a man-made hill to skirt the law?
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The claim that Donald Trump violated Palm Beach ordinances by putting up an outsized U.S. flag and pole, then donating the money he was fined to veterans’ organizations is mostly true per reference to ...

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Do Chevrolet commercials feature "Real people. Not actors."?
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Summary: Chevrolet explain that they took some effort to avoid actors, but further investigation found that some had appeared in the adverts. The "Real People, Not Actors" is a ad campaign which is ...

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Is it harmful to sip a little alcohol in the cold?
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The main harm from ingestion of alcohol in cold weather is the risk of hypothermia. Alcohol is known to affect body temperature during cold weather as well as hot weather. Drinking alcohol may ...

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Did Gandhi sleep naked with girls when he was elderly?
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Yes, Gandhi slept with girls naked as a part of sexual experiments on attaining celibacy when he was 70 years old. The girls were Manu (Gandhi's grandniece), Abha (wife of Gandhi's nephew Kanu) and ...

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Has a human baby's heart started beating only 18 days after conception?
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The fetal heart may begin to beat at approximately the 22nd day after fertilization which corresponds to 3 weeks and 1 day after fertilization i.e. 5 weeks 1 day of pregnancy. Between 5 ½ to 6 ½ ...

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Have 5% of Australian Catholic priests been charged with child sexual abuse offences?
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Referring to RMIT professor Des Cahill's 2012 analysis, the answer is yes to the '1 in 20' figure based on a population of 378 Corpus Christi priests graduating between 1940 and 1966 out of which 14 ...

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Has the Gympie Gympie tree driven humans to commit suicide because of the pain from its sting?
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Gympie-Gympie is said to have the most painful sting of any plant in Australia with reference to this source. Can the pain last for years? Answer: Partly yes up to one year referring to research by ...

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Does the gorilla, Koko, have an IQ in the range 70-95?
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Evidence: The tests given to Koko the gorilla were Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Ravens Progressive Matrices and Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of ...

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Did Donald Trump ever say illegal immigrants should have a path to citizenship?
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Yes, Donald Trump did make this statement in a 2015-06-29 press conference: You have 20 million, 30 million, nobody knows what it is. It used to be 11 million. Now, today I hear it’s 11, but I don’...

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Can aircraft be hacked and "commandeered remotely"?
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Evidence: There is an application for a search warrant documented in court by FBI that a US hacker named Chris Roberts hacked into the electronic entertainment systems of airplanes [1] and that he ...

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Are organic vegetables higher in carcinogens?
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Issue: Whether organic vegetables are comparably more carcinogenic to vegetables treated with pesticides? Evidence: Research shows that numerous chemicals present in natural products tested ...

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Are piracy rates for PC games often 85-90 percent in 2016?
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Issue: Whether Personal computer games are being pirated between 85 to 90%? Evidence: Global Personal software piracy rate is measured at 38% in 2007, 41% in 2008, 43% in 2009 and 42% in 2011 by ...

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Have 1,822 people died in Fukushima as a result of the nuclear accident?
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Per World Nuclear Organization, there have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness from the nuclear accident at Fukushima, but over 100,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes to ensure ...

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Does United States have no technology to allow Internet voting in a secure way?
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Evidence: Experts warn against the usage of internet voting in USA unless the vote data is transmitted in a safe, secure and verifiable process over the internet. In 2008, 32 respected computer ...

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Do aluminum-based antiperspirants cause cancer?
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Research data does not have conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer. Researchers at the National Cancer ...

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Does a tax on drinks with high sugar content reduce sugar consumption?
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Summary: Based on current research, there is evidence from several studies that higher tax on drinks with high sugar content might reduce sugar consumption. However, researchers feel that the levied ...

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