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Was this 'carbon fibre' bicycle rim destroyed by a parrot?
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Although there is no proof beyond the photo, it seems reasonable that the parrot did cause the damage. However, the rim, no longer in production, does not contain any carbon fibre - instead, it is ...

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Is this Indonesian man, Mbah Gotho, 145 years old, as he claims?
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The claims are nothing of any significance. Qouting (and translating) from the story Kenalkan Mbah Gotho, Kakek 146 Tahun dari Sragen: Lantaran bukti-bukti fisik yang menunjukkan kapan dirinya ...

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Did CNN use "lightened" photos of Darrell Brooks?
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No. The source: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/22/us/what-we-know-about-suspect-in-waukesha-parade-tragedy/index.html credits 'Waukesha Sheriff's Department'. The NY Post has an article where they ...

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Can defrosting vacuum-packed fish in its packaging cause botulism?
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The point about botulinum toxin is that it grows best in anaerobic conditions. (Detection, Identification and Differentiation of Clostridia Species) This is typically associated with canning and other ...

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Is it possible to get a reliable match from 'microscopic hair analysis'?
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I asked this question because I was doubtful about the claims in Sebold's book, in view of the fact that there has been a high-profile exoneration. That said there are two separate angles here - the ...

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Are unvaccinated people 10 times more likely to get COVID-19 than vaccinated people?
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For this question, it is reasonable to treat 'vaccinated' people as those who have been vaccinated twice with a vaccine used in Australia. According to the data there have been 23.4 million Pfizer, 0....

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Is most truffle oil artificially flavored olive oil?
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There is no such thing as 'truffle oil' in the sense of oil obtained from truffles, as fungi contain almost no fat. Truffle oil is therefore naturally or artificially flavoured oil, typically olive ...

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