The day that "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" premiered, there was an op-ed in the New York Times titled "O'Brien flops" that said "one can't help but have grave doubts about his prospects". The op-ed was written by Conan O'Brien himself. archive.nytimes.com/www.n…
Serial killer Ted Bundy was convicted and sentenced to death in large part on the basis of now-discredited forensic bite mark evidence. Though there was other evidence implicating him and he later confessed to the killings anyway, so no one doubts his guilt. oxygen.com/blogs/how-ted-…
Historians have raised doubt on the popular stories of Nero's persecution of Christians, as they are based on a single questionable source cambridge.org/core/journa…
Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, the pamphlet that helped gain support for American Independence, was one of the first people to publicly doubt Jesus Christ existed. Prior Christian skeptics simply believed Christ wasn't the son of God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In the Book of Job, Job does not maintain his faith in God's goodness β€” he even repents for his doubt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Gwen Stefani's brother Eric was originally the keyboardist for No Doubt but left to become an animator for The Simpsons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwe…
, The Russian novel We (1920-21) by Yevgeny Zamyatin is considered one of the grandfathers of the dystopian genre and influenced George Orwell's 1984. "Zamyatin's influence on Orwell is beyond dispute...1984 shares so many features with We that there can be no doubt about its general debt to it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_…
The word 'theory' in 'theory of evolution' does not imply scientific doubt about its validity. A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of facts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo…
Sam Houston, for whom the city of Houston is named, was deposed as governor of Texas by the legislature after refusing to support the Confederacy, saying β€œyou may win Southern independence if God be not against you, but I doubt it.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". cnet.com/news/impostor-sy…
Levar Burton (Geordi Laforge from Star Trek: The Next Generation) originally attended a Catholic seminary in order to become a priest but changed his mind after having doubts about the Catholic religion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeV…
Presumption of innocence and "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt" in common law was created because jurors were afraid their souls would be damned if they found an innocent person guilty yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9…
The eldest son of Genghis Khan, Jochi, may not have been his. Khan's first wife was kidnapped and found 8 months later, pregnant. Khan treated him as his own, but doubt in legitimacy led to Γ–gedei as the heir. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joc…
During WWII, L Ron Hubbard once led a 68 hour battle against two Japanese submarines which he claimed "definitely sunk, beyond doubt". An analysis later concluded that there were never any submarines in the area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Lonely Planet published a guide to the USSR just as the Soviet Union collapsed. The book was published with a note saying that the due to recent events, there were doubts about which countries would continue to be in the Soviet Union and whether the name USSR would still be in use bbc.co.uk/ahistoryofthewo…
Prior to his death, Roger Ebert enjoyed the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, calling it "without a doubt the best film we are ever likely to see on the subject". rogerebert.com/reviews/ab…
An Alford plea,in United States law, is a guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant does not admit to the act and asserts innocence. In entering the plea, the defendant admits that the evidence would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
The band No Doubt was actually formed in 1986 by Gwen Stefani’s brother in their parent’s garage. There were 9 members in the first lineup, but by the time they had their breakthrough album, Tragic Kingdom, Gwen was the only original one left. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_…
Mark Twain sent a letter to a β€œsnake oil” salesman re his ad, saying: The person who wrote the [ad] is without doubt the most ignorant person now alive...without doubt he is an idiot, an idiot of the 33rd degree, and scion of an ancestral procession of idiots stretching back to the Missing Link. lettersofnote.com/2010/01…
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard is both a 9/11 denier and doubts the moon landing. slate.com/blogs/xx_factor…
A history professor helped a landfill be granted historic landmark status due to its pioneering waste disposal method. But that landfill was also a EPA Superfund site. Doubts about whether such a site should remain a historic landmark faded after 9/11 occurred. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of convicted train robber Frank Grigware, who escaped from federal prison in 1910. A short 6 years later, he became mayor of the small town of Spirit River, Alberta. The FBI discovered him in 1933, but his extradition request was dropped due to 'serious doubts' about his original conviction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Raisa Gorbachev once told a British minister there were more than 300 ways to cook potatoes in the USSR. When he had doubts, she sent him a cookbook and a note: "My apologies for being somewhat inaccurate: in fact, there are five hundred, rather than three hundred, recipes to cook potatoes." independent.ie/world-news…
In 1966, French author HervΓ© Bazin proposed various new punctuation marks to represent things like love, doubt, irony and authority. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
A 2007 meta-analysis study of Chiropractic concluded that its concepts are not based on solid science and that its therapeutic value has not been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt. jpsmjournal.com/article/S…
Today I learned of the Murray Gell-Man Amnesia Effect, i.e., we give newspapers the benefit of the doubt even after we catch them being inaccurate on subjects we know about. (Term was coined by Michael Crichton in "Why Speculate?") firstthings.com/blogs/fir…
Bertrand Russel said "in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt". This is actually a bias called the Dunning–Kruger effect which says unskilled individuals feel an illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their analysis to be much better than it is. spring.org.uk/2012/06/the…
The term Gaslighting - Lying to, or misinforming somebody about events or facts with the purpose of making them doubt their memory or sanity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
No Doubt's Don't Speak was originally written as a happy love song with lyrics like "We're always together/We will be forever/such a special treasure;" after breaking up with the band's bassist, Gwen Stefani re-wrote it to reflect her emotional anguish youtube.com/watch?v=l2y2k…
The doubt regarding Shakespeare's actual authorship of the plays attributed to him was started by a 19th century American woman who had no proof, but just a "feeling" that Shakespeare couldn't have done it all himself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
Today I learned of a train robber named Frank Grigware who escaped Leavenworth prison in 1910. He went on and became a mayor of a small town in Alberta, Canada. Later when he was found by the Canadian police and FBI, his charges were dropped due to doubts of his original conviction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Richard Pryor was raised in a brothel where his own mother worked. He found an escape in watching movies because, "you were never in doubt as to why the women in them were screaming." newyorker.com/culture/cul…
In a study requiring them to write out "door" 30 times in 60 seconds, 68 percent of participants began to doubt that "door" was a real word or showed similar symptoms of 'jamais vu' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Oliver Wolf Sacks, author & neurologist, known as a "poet laureate of contemporary medicine”, burned his first book due to self-doubt. But went on to write many bestsellers. Including β€˜Awakenings’ about his breakthrough work with survivors of the 1920s sleeping sickness encephalitis lethargica en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Gaslighting or gas-lighting is a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Despite it being a massive radio hit, ''Don't Speak" by No Doubt never charted within US Hot 100 simply because it wasn't even released as a physical single in the States simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
January wasn't always a dumping month for bad movies. "Shadow of a Doubt," "Treasure of the Sierra Madre," "His Girl Friday," "Shop Around the Corner," and "Silence of the Lambs" were all released in January. nytimes.com/2013/01/20/ma…
There is a term to explain why ignorant people tend to boast confidence in spite of being wrong and wiser people ofter have doubts about their knowledge : Dunning-Kruger Effect en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
While filming the low budget monster flick Tremors, Kevin Bacon broke down over how low his career had gone. Despite his doubts, the film was very well received and became a huge hit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
In 2009, DNA and forensic tests were performed on a skull fragment long believed to be Adolf Hitler's, which had been recovered from the crater where Hitler was buried. The tests revealed that the skull was actually that of a woman, casting doubt on Hitler's suicide story. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
In 1942 Winston Churchill mused that Adolf Hitler might be executed in Trafalgar Square using an electric chair borrowed from the United States. 'This man is the mainspring of evil. Instrument β€” electric chair, for gangsters no doubt available on Lease Lend.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Lying to, or misinforming somebody about events or facts (with the purpose of making them doubt their memory or sanity), is called Gaslighting en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Doctor Harold Ridley observed that acrylic shards (unlike glass) were not rejected from the eyes of WWII pilots whose canopies had shattered; he took this observation, and despite fierce opposition and doubt, pioneered the intraocular lens, and the miracle of modern cataract surgery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Benjamin Franklin wrote a month before he died that he had some doubts about Jesus' divinity. Yet he didn't spend too much time thinking about it, writing, "I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
The Candiru Fish (the fish that supposedly swims up your pee stream) can't actually swim up your pee stream, and can not enter your urethra. The only recorded case is from 1997 and shrouded in a lot of doubt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
There are more scientists named Steve who support evolution than there are scientists who publicly doubt it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
President James Buchanan was the only " single" president. And a 2012 essay sociologist Jim Loewen wrote, "There can be no doubt that James Buchanan was gay, before, during, and after his four years in the White House. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
50% of American Jews doubt God's existence, while it's 10-15% in other American religious groups. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
Hitler's dog, Blondi, died as a result of him expressing doubts of cyanide's effectiveness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
FDR prepared a speech for Jefferson Day on April 13, 1945 - the day after he died. His final words were to be: "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?p…
Ludwig van Beethoven's teacher wrote about him that, "If he continues like this, he will be, without a doubt, the new Mozart" when Beethoven was only 13 lvbeethoven.com/Bio/Biogr…
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said to Texas businessmen, "There is no doubt that Mexicans ... are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States." cnn.com/2005/US/05/14/fox…
Charles de Gaulle was proud of annoying the US and UK. When asked during WW2 "Do you know that you have caused us more trouble than all the rest of our European allies?" he replied "I do not doubt it. France is a great power." theatlantic.com/magazine/…
As the Soviet Army closed in on his position, Hitler began to doubt the effectiveness of the cyanide capsules he had received from the SS. He ordered one of the capsules to be tested on his pet dog, Blondi, who died as a result. Hitler became completely inconsolable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
For some people with OCD doubt is what fuels the fire for their disorder, as they may feel the need to have total control over everything in their lives. psychcentral.com/lib/obse…
Showman P.T. Barnum once purchased a slave named Joice Heth who he toured around the country as 'a 161 year old woman.' As doubt circulated of her age, he held an event after her death to view her autopsy live which was attended by over 1500 people at 50 cents a pop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joi…
Jens SΓΆring was convicted in 1985 of two counts of first-degree murder, a documentary highlighted the extent to which SΓΆring’s 1990 trial was a jumble of omissions and inconsistencies and casted doubt on the veracity of his conviction. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
There exists a document known as 'Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence' that uses the same wording as the United States Declaration of Independence and is claimed by some to have been written a year before the latter, although experts highly doubt this claim. meckdec.org/declaration/t…
Many fans and relatives of Michael Jackson doubt the authenticity of 3 tracks from his album "Michael." In 2014 a consumer who purchased the album filed a class action lawsuit against Sony Music. The complaint was based on an expert report prepared by a forensic phonetician. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
A Muslimah from Australia escaped prosecution because there were doubts about her identity since she was wearing a burka at the time of arrest.She was not required by law to lift her veil to show her face. smh.com.au/nsw/woman-conv…
The world's biggest serial killer, Pedro Alonso LΓ³pez, might still be alive and free with "little doubt that he will return to his old ways." mayhem.net/Crime/serial1.…
Penguin Classics published Morrissey's Autobiography in 2013, a move which was criticized for diluting Penguin's brand. One book critic wrote, "Morrissey will survive his unearned elevation. I doubt that the reputation of Penguin Classics will." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
"Flags of Our Fathers" author, James Bradley, now doubts his father, John, was in the Feb 23, 1945, iconic "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" Photo nytimes.com/2016/05/04/us…
Optimus Prime is secretly a pacifist: "In the Marvel Comics series, in addition to these characteristics, Prime is secretly plagued by self-doubt and a conflicted sense of pacifism that often makes him an extremely reluctant warrior." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opt…
At one point considered the world's oldest living person, Carrie C. White, spent 75 of her final 80 years committed in an insane asylum, never having a single visitor, and with there being strong doubts that she was ever actually insane. articles.sun-sentinel.com…
, there was a study proving that guessing "c" on a test when in doubt does give you an edge on taking the test. alohonyai.blogspot.com/20…
Gwen Stafani's brother, Eric, was the keyboardist for No Doubt, but left the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwe…
Mark Twain "came in with Halley's Comet" in 1835 and died in 1910 one day after Halley's Comet reached perihelion. "The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
John Patrick Shanley, writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, also wrote the screenplay for We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The words "debt" and "doubt" have the letter "b" despite being silent is because in the 16th century, the people putting together dictionaries decided it remind everyone that they had evolved from the Latin word "debitum" books.google.com/books?id…
In 2013 Hans Mattsson, the highest ranking Mormon official in Europe, went public with doubts and criticisms of the church. β€œConsider a Catholic cardinal suddenly going to the media and saying about his own church, β€˜I don’t buy a lot of this stuff,’ That’s the level we’re talking about here.” nytimes.com/2013/07/21/us…
In the Homerpalooza episode of The Simpsons, No Doubt briefly appears as background characters. Gwen Stefani's brother, Eric, animated them in gosimpsonic.tumblr.com/po…
In addition to being a hit songwriter and founding member of The Cars, Ric Ocasek also produced albums for many large acts such as Weezer, Bad Brains, Bad Religion, No Doubt, Nada Surf and many others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Eric Stefani, former animator for The Simpsons, also co-founded the band No Doubt, and is Gwen Stefani's older brother. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
In response to a fad among creationists of creating lists of scientists who doubt evolution, the National Center for Science Education compiled a list of scientists who do NOT doubt evolution... all named Steve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Mother Teresa had a nearly 50-year period of doubt about her beliefs where she felt no presence of faith. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
The Dunning-Kruger effect (based off of relatively intelligent people having more doubt of their ability than relatively unintelligent people) was originally studied because a bank robber covered his face in lemon juice under the notion that it was invisible ink en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
Prokofiev's Symphony No. 2 led him to have doubts about his ability as a composer for the first time in his life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
The word β€œtheory” in the theory of evolution does not imply scientific doubt regarding its validity. professormthompson.wordpr…
Individuals entering Australia are required to declare "illegal porn" to customs officers. Not sure if your stash is illegal? If in doubt, declare. news.com.au/travel/news/v…
The tobacco industry's conspiracy to manufacture doubt about the cancer risks of tobacco use, producing research about everything except tobacco hazards to exploit public uncertainty in the name of science, is a prime example of Agnotology, the study of culturally induced ignorance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agn…
The self doubt you sometimes feel when doing something well is called The Impostor Syndrome nytimes.com/2015/10/26/yo…
Today I learned of the Praeneste fibula, a golden brooch which was accepted as the earliest known specimen of the Latin language. The authenticity had been disputed for years until a new analysis performed in 2011 declared it to be genuine "beyond any reasonable doubt". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pra…
There was an attempt to create an irony punctuation mark, as well one for certitude, doubt and others en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
A punctuation mark used to denote sarcasm and/or irony in written text exists (؟). There also exists marks for doubt, certitude, acclimation, authority and love, however they are not printable on reddit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
There is a language called Anal, and another called Anus. No doubt they are cunning linguists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Prokofiev's Symphony No. 2 led him to have doubts about his ability as a composer for the first time in his life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
The 'infinite monkey typewriter theory' essentially originated from someone who disagreed with it: "I doubt whether fortune could make a single verse of them." en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Are as many as 27 reasons why a woman would not report sexual abuse to the police. And it ranges from being a sex trade worker to something as trivial as flirting. Any character defect a defense lawyer can raise to cast doubt on the sex abuse claim. huffingtonpost.ca/sandy-g…
Childish Gambino's album "Camp" was given 4 Mics by The Source, that is the same as Snoop's Doggystyle and Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt thesource.com/articles/10…
The philosopher David Hume believed every idea to contain doubt, but due to human error that newly found doubt will also contain doubt, then within THAT doubt will still contain more doubt. mobile.dudamobile.com/sit…
James Vicary speculated that subliminal advertising was efficient to boost selling of products. Later he admitted that he never conducted experiments, although nowadays there is still doubt among people whether it works or not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt their memory and perception. enotes.com/topic/Gaslight…
A Swedish newspaper incorrectly published an obituary announcing Alfred Nobel's death in 1888. Upon reading the obituary Alfred Nobel began to doubt his legacy, and it is thought that this inspired him to endow the Nobel Foundation in his will. swedishwire.com/science/6…
For the Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise music video Jason Mitcham altered a single painting over 2600 times. 10 alterations equaled one second of video. directorsnotes.com/2012/0…
Nicolas Cage once did magic mushrooms with his cat. "We lay on the bed for what felt like HOURS staring at eachother... and I had no doubt he was my brother" guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty…
The US launched a retaliatory attack on Japan, the Doolittle Raid, after Pearl Harbour. Bombing Tokyo was intended to sow doubts within the Japanese psyche as to their supposed invulnerability on the home islands. Although the B-25s used could take off from carriers, they had to land in Asia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo…

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