Franck Dernoncourt
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Did CIA plot to overthrow Fidel Castro by staging the Second Coming, making him lose his beard or getting him high on radio?
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Yes for LSD and thallium. I don't see any reliable source regarding the second coming, that sounds implausible to me. LSD: Assassination attempts on Fidel Castro (Wikipedia) mention the LSD attempt: ...

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Is this a photo of Margaret Hamilton standing next to Apollo Project code that she wrote?
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This question has been asked on Quora - here is Christopher Burke's answer: I downloaded the source code this afternoon and ran some simple metrics on it, looking only at the ".agc" files ...

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Does polyphasic sleep work? Does it have long-term or short-term side effects?
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The Wikipedia article on polyphasic sleep gives some interesting pointers such as this study for the NASA: NASA, in cooperation with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, has funded ...

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Is acupuncture an effective treatment?
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Linde, Klaus, et al. "Acupuncture for tension-type headache." Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1.1 (2009)., based on eleven trials with 2317 participants (median 62, range 10 to 1265) that met the ...

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Do women take more sick days than men?
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The best place to look for this kind of information is France. INSEE study published in May 2008 - n°408-409: PDF Reference: Chaupain-Guillot, Sabine, Olivier Guillot, and François-Charles Wolff. "...

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Do "blue light therapy" systems help with sleeping disorders?
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Dr. Charles A. Czeisler, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School, advises against LED blue lights at night time: Huffington Post: LED lights are particularly bad for ...

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Do office plants increase productivity?
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There doesn't seem to be an obvious increase of productivity, despite some biased summaries. It seems to depend on how the workplace is and the employees themselves: Lohr, Virginia I., Caroline H. ...

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Is bare-knuckle boxing a safer combat sport than regular boxing in terms of brain trauma?
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One 2020 study (mirror) indicates that bare-knuckle boxing is a safer combat sport than regular boxing in terms of brain trauma. Dr. Muzzi along with Dr. Guillem Lopez and Dr. John Neidecker ...

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