Duralumin
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Could an adult mind automatically adjust if a person was to wear glasses that inverted/flipped all vision?
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TLDR : Yes. A person wearing glasses that inverted the vision would in a few days adapt and perceive the vision as normal. George M. Stratton, a psychologist, was intrigued by the idea of perceptual ...

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Was homosexuality an integral part of samurai life?
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TLDR : Yes, it was common enough and mostly openly acknowledged. For example, there is a pretty famous book the 男色大鑑 Nanshoku Okagami, from the 15th century, (the great mirror of male love) from the ...

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Does the QNET Amezcua Bio Disc work?
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I would say it doesn't work. I found this Shared Pathology blog: Biodisc - fraud of the century "As a scientist, I was astonished. It didn't surprise me that I couldn't find any scientific ...

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Does Yasuhiro Kubo own the world record for Banzai Sky diving?
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TLDR : Yes, he does hold the record, NO it's not a real sport. I found this discussion from the Straight Dope forums. They contacted Kubo directly, who said: How are you. Thank you for being ...

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How many days can you live without food?
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TLDR : at least 94 days. I don't think science can directly answer the question, because there are too many variables, but I can partially answer by referencing to how long someone did survive ...

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Can a man survive in snow-covered car for two months?
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You may survive for longer than two months without eating. Khader Adnan for example A father to two daughters, Maali and Bissan, Randa was pregnant with their third child, when he was arrested ...

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Can we preserve youth wearing a magnet?
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I didn't found any study regarding the "youth preserving effect" of magnets, but in general : there isn't any proof that Magnetotherapy is better than a placebo. Most of the many testimonials to ...

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Do depleted uranium shells cause birth defects?
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I think that wikipedia pretty much answer the question. There are some controversies, but it seems that the majority of the studies points toward a correlation between exposure to DU and the risk of ...

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Was there a cocktail named 'Mickey Slim' that used DDT as an ingredient?
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TLDR : Apparently there is no concrete proof of the drink existence. Most of the references go around to The Dedalus Book of Absinthe or a citation in BBC1 documentary called ‘The Rise and Fall of ...

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Is there such a thing as an aphrodisiac?
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It appears that the research on the subject is still quite active, and pretty much inconclusive. For example, I present the case of the studies regarding the Tribulus terrestris : Aphrodisiac ...

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Does warm green onion cure the common cold?
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The best I can say, is that there are various studies regarding the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of all the allium family, including the scallion. analgesic and anti-inflammatory ...

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