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TIL in 1986, ’60 Minutes’ ran a scathing exposé on the Audi 5000, alleging it could wildly accelerate on its own. However, their on-air demonstration used a rigged car to show falsified results. Gov’t tests later vindicated Audi but their sales had already plummeted. ’60 Minutes’ never apologized.

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TIL in 1986, ’60 Minutes’ ran a scathing exposé on the Audi 5000, alleging it could wildly accelerate on its own. However, their on-air demonstration used a rigged car to show falsified results. Gov’t tests later vindicated Audi but their

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Is there a mobile-friendly website that tests your Swype speed; much like a qwerty speed test?

Is there a mobile-friendly website that tests your Swype speed; much like a qwerty speed test? submitted by TheFAPnetwork [link] [comment] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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YSK That most pet car ‘safety’ harnesses will not protect your dog in an accident. There are very few that have actually passed crash tests.

YSK That most pet car ‘safety’ harnesses will not protect your dog in an accident. There are very few that have actually passed crash tests. The Center for Pet Safety has been working to develop crash test standards for dog

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When there’s blood or other DNA left at a crime scene, do the police ever use genealogy-based DNA tests (FamilyTreeDNA, etc.) on the sample to potentially learn the killers last name (if a male)?

When there’s blood or other DNA left at a crime scene, do the police ever use genealogy-based DNA tests (FamilyTreeDNA, etc.) on the sample to potentially learn the killers last name (if a male)? submitted by playblu [link] [comment] Source:

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TIL that in the 50’s one of the major attractions at Las Vegas was watching atomic bomb tests nearby. For a time Vegas was marketed as ‘Atomic City.’

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TIL that in the 50’s one of the major attractions at Las Vegas was watching atomic bomb tests nearby. For a time Vegas was marketed as ‘Atomic City.’ submitted by Northerner6 [link] [159 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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LPT: How to mange “needle phobia” and fainting when getting vaccines and blood tests.

LPT: How to mange “needle phobia” and fainting when getting vaccines and blood tests. I'm a long time sufferer from this condition. Many people avoid getting flu shots and vaccines just because of "fear of needles". So, here are ways

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TIL: The family of Chris Benoit, the 40 year old wrestler who killed his wife and son before hanging himself in 2007, consider his death a result of brain damage, after tests showed years of wrestling injuries left him with the brain of an 85 year old with an advanced form of dementia

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TIL: The family of Chris Benoit, the 40 year old wrestler who killed his wife and son before hanging himself in 2007, consider his death a result of brain damage, after tests showed years of wrestling injuries left him with

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LPT: Get cholesterol and sugar tests for free by donating blood.

LPT: Get cholesterol and sugar tests for free by donating blood. I like to donate blood because is an easy way to help other people and it comes with a plus because they test it for AIDS, cholesterol and sugar

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What psychological tests and theories does the CIA and others use to vet their employees?

What psychological tests and theories does the CIA and others use to vet their employees? i've always been fascinated wit spy stuff. I have wondered, as a psych student, what an intelligence agency would look for in recruiting and assessing

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How the DNA tests are performed to find ancestors ?

How the DNA tests are performed to find ancestors ? sites like Geni.com offers DNA Tests to find ancestors. I am confused that how do they match them ? Do they have an existing databases of those DNA's to link

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