Skeptics Stack Exchange by Kiwix

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460 Does torture work well as an interrogation technique? 2011-06-11T15:52:56.373

332 Was the experiment with five monkeys, a ladder, a banana and a water spray conducted? 2011-11-02T22:42:33.973

270 Did Jesus live? 2011-04-01T04:05:09.447

228 Do bigger or more monitors increase productivity? 2011-04-03T11:20:54.833

228 Has Stack Overflow saved billions of dollars in programmer productivity? 2013-11-30T03:38:56.213

214 Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? 2011-05-19T05:26:40.893

202 Has man walked on the Moon? 2011-03-22T12:13:27.133

186 Is popping your knuckles bad for you? 2011-03-25T17:31:45.353

185 Did the Twitter account Fifndhs predict the exact World Cup results ahead of time? 2014-07-15T06:02:50.103

175 Does the President of the United States have the ability to deploy nuclear weapons at will? 2016-07-19T14:39:22.973

171 Did people think the Earth was flat? 2011-03-07T07:31:54.170

171 Do cats always land on their feet? 2011-05-11T01:46:48.567

170 Will a mother bird abandon her young if touched by a human? 2011-05-12T19:30:42.563

165 Does a webpage with a black background save energy? 2011-06-07T22:42:58.730

157 Is Google using ReCaptcha as a free source of human-intelligent labour? 2016-05-30T13:14:36.537

151 Is it illegal to own a rabbit in Queensland unless you're a magician? 2017-10-19T07:36:14.430

149 Was Einstein a poor student? 2011-03-17T15:46:33.983

146 Is closed-source code more secure than open-source? 2011-05-20T10:20:09.453

145 Do victims of rape have biological defenses that prevent pregnancy? 2012-08-19T18:57:42.527

145 Did NASA invest a million dollars in the research of a space pen, when the USSR simply used a pencil? 2012-11-05T20:35:43.163

143 Does being cold increase your chances of catching the common cold? 2011-02-25T11:07:14.820

142 Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century? 2017-06-05T22:37:23.203

141 Do wind turbines consume more energy than they produce in a lifetime? 2017-04-25T11:29:12.583

140 Are people of Nordic Nations "happier, healthier" with "a higher standard of living overall than Americans"? 2017-01-07T11:52:03.947

140 Are there 96 million workers in the US who want a job and can't get one? 2017-01-12T10:37:48.937

139 Did Donald Trump say that "global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese"? 2016-12-17T21:31:25.667

137 Do human activities contribute to climate change? 2011-02-25T00:34:17.597

137 Did the @POTUS Twitter account use a picture from Obama's inauguration for its cover image? 2017-01-22T04:18:23.503

136 Did Yuri Gagarin end up in critical condition after coming back to Earth due to the missing magnetic field? 2017-09-13T09:00:50.937

135 Can you only trace a phone call if they don't hang up? 2011-03-30T13:16:18.243

135 Is the USA murder rate at a high? Specifically is it at a 45 year high? 2017-02-07T20:24:13.437

134 Are violent video games a better explanation of school shootings than access to guns? 2018-02-19T14:22:52.757

132 Is this a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships? 2014-11-27T06:48:10.407

131 Is one not able to tweet "Get Better." because it's something Dorsey's father used to say? 2012-05-23T09:44:26.390

130 If you shave or wax, will the hair grow back stronger or thicker? 2011-03-07T22:16:47.490

130 Do solar panels create 300 times more toxic waste per unit of energy than nuclear-power plants? 2017-07-05T15:51:02.100

128 Do the Finnish have a word for getting drunk alone in your underwear? 2017-10-25T08:12:26.630

127 Are some oceans so remote that the closest person is in the space station? 2017-05-19T08:19:10.663

125 On 9/11, was Building 7 destroyed in a controlled explosion? 2011-03-26T15:45:41.267

124 Do consumer computers include components that can connect to the internet when the computer is apparently turned off? 2016-06-06T17:06:57.957

121 Was ISIS created by the USA? 2016-01-25T03:46:00.123

119 Is the Ballmer Peak real? 2011-05-03T23:10:28.777

117 Has the 9th Circuit Court been overturned 80% of the time? 2017-02-10T12:50:58.583

117 Can drinking "harmonized" water prevent sunburn 2017-04-11T18:54:51.357

116 Do elevator manufacturers purposefully provide a door close button that doesn't work? 2011-05-08T19:46:03.693

116 Were there 18 school shootings in the US from Jan 1 to Feb 14, 2018? 2018-02-15T06:04:23.580

114 Did the Nazis kill Jews with gas chambers? 2015-10-19T10:08:25.117

114 Did Germany produce so much renewable electricity on May 8th 2016 that their power prices went negative? 2016-06-02T01:42:03.713

114 Was Pac-man originally named "Puck-man"? 2017-04-03T10:34:51.693

113 Can every grain of sand be addressed in IPv6? 2011-06-11T23:47:13.347

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