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Is it illegal to own a rabbit in Queensland unless you're a magician?
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From Queensland's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries brochure Can I have a pet rabbit?, Why are pet rabbits illegal in Queensland? Rabbits are Australia's most destructive agricultural ...

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Has Israel used banned weapons against the population of Palestine?
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This graphics is a mess, but is partially correct. Wikipedia says about DIME has a relatively small but effective blast radius It is intended to limit the distance at which the explosion causes ...

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Does the source code of the software for a high-end car contain on average around 100 million lines of code?
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NASA Report on Toyota Camry Unintended Acceleration Investigation mentions 463,473 lines of code only in the engine control module.

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Was the Ford Model T black because of the speed black paint dries?
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More or less, yes. According to this source in the first 5 years model T's came in different colors- green, bright red, dark blue, brown, maroon and gray (this is supported by other sources as well) ...

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Did Abraham Isaac Kook say that Gentiles have different souls than Jews?
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Something like that, yes; but like everything else religious it's complicated. The basic idea, as far as I understand it, is that Gentiles have less Nefesh (נפש) but all have Neshama (הנשמה). Note ...

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Do children who attend pre-school get sick less often when they start kindergarten?
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From JAMA: Influence of Attendance at Day Care on the Common Cold From Birth Through 13 Years of Age Conclusions Attendance at large day care was associated with more common colds during the ...

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Does rubbing the end of a cucumber improve its taste?
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Probably not this link explains the source of bitterness and how it is distributed in a cucumber: A natural organic compound called cucurbitacin is the culprit, according to Oregon State University ...

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Does the establishment of a legal upper speed limit on highways lead to a reduction in traffic deaths and accidents?
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Those are number from work done by the IIHS in the US, this is an interesting read about speed limits in general and not just safety: Fatalities also went up. Deaths on rural interstates increased 25-...

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Does the "4-7-8" method help to fall asleep faster?
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A medical doctor with a focus on holistic health, Dr Weil, and an holistic practitioner claims it works in the same article Dr. Michelle E. Gordon says it might contribute to relaxation. The same Dr ...

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Did Marconi steal and patent Jagadeesh Chandra Bose's wireless technology?
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Actually The English Wikipedia has a great page about J. C. Bose. Bose went to London on a lecture tour in 1896 and met Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, who had been developing a radio wave ...

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Are Russian made weapons poor in quality?
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As the quotes below shows sometimes when forget about the philosophy behind Russian weapons design. We compare the western's weapons elegancy with the simple designs of Russian ones and forget that ...

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Does drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at the same time cause any trouble?
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This psychology today article suggest that combining both can lead to severe effects and even death. Consuming too much alcohol usually leads to vomiting, as the body is getting rid of the toxins, but ...

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Is it dangerous to feed powder-based infant formula that has been left at room temperature for more than two hours?
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The source seems to be this document FAO/WHO. 2006. Enterobacter sakazakii and Salmonella in powdered infant formula. Meeting Report and the document preceeding it from 2004 there are many references ...

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Electro-osmotic pump to keep bunker dry
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Googling "CERL Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory EOP" found this: Electro-Osmotic Pulse (EOP) Technology for Control of Water Seepage in Concrete Structures Quoting from the preface: This ...

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Do team-bonding exercises promote distrust?
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Actually there are studies showing the contrary This meta analysis shows the overall take-home message is that teamwork training is an effective way to foster teamwork and team performance and ...

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Are "burglar codes" used to target homes for crime?
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loosly translating from this Swedish article "Pär Cederholm (local police chief) also tells us that he has seen gang marking apartments that they then break into. " and here a Swedish insurance ...

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Do police have easy access to building plans?
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Even if local code requires the availability of building plans it might still lack the interior design plan. In some places interior design changes doesn't require new permits or submission of plans, ...

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Does the Black Rhodium Stream/Titan Power Cable provide improved sound quality to hi-fi systems?
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I couldn't find a test about this specific cable but overall the answer about cables is yes and no... The test It's Done! Power Cord Shoot-Out-- 22 Power Cords Reviewed! summarize it with I’m A ...

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Is sex a cure for depression in 50 percent of cases?
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This research suggests that semen in the reproductive tract may have some antidepressant properties: Not only were females who were having sex without condoms less depressed, but depressive ...

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