Conspiracy theories are pretty fun to learn about. They have the perfect mix of fact and fiction. And when the facts are well-researched, the fiction part can start to be believable. But the best part about conspiracy theories is that most of the time they seem like absolute bull…
Until they turn out to be true.
1. Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
The US ran an experiment from 1932 – 1972 wherein 400 African American men were given syphilis without them knowing. They were told that they had “bad blood” instead of being informed or treated for the illness. The study aimed to see if syphilis affects black men differently. By the time the experiment ended, only 74 of the original 400 participants were alive.
2. Prohibition poisoning.
During the prohibition, the US government deliberately poisoned alcohol in an attempt to enforce the ban on drinking. Around 700 people died because of this.
3. Hillsborough Stadium Disaster.
96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death alongside hundreds of injured people during the FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough station. Apparently, the police made attempts to blame the tragedy on the 96 victims. Now we know about the coverup, the only question is why?
4. Project MK-ULTRA.
If you’ve seen George Clooney’s movie, The Man Who Stared at Goats, then you know what this is all about. Apparently, the CIA program saw agents giving drugs to human subjects as a form of mind control. They also used other methods like electroshock therapy, hypnosis, subliminal persuasion and isolation techniques.
5. The Nayirah Testimony.
A 15-year-old girl known as “Nayirah” gave a testimony in support of the first Gulf War in 1990. “Nayirah” claimed that Iraqi soldiers had removed babies from incubators and left them to die. However, this was reported to be false by Amnesty International. It turns out that “Nayirah” was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador, and her testimony was fabricated by a PR firm.
6. Operation Northwoods.
The US government made plans during the Cold War to create fake attacks in America, which would then be blamed in Cuba. Their aim was to gather support to go to war against Cuba. However, the records found about this showed that it only reached the planning stage.
7. Operation Paperclip.
This operation involved bringing Nazi scientists to America to work for the CIA. This plan was revealed by journalist Annie Jacobsen in her book Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America. These scientists helped develop chemical weapons and worked with American scientist to develop LSD.
Conspiracy theories – they’re the reason we have trust issues.
Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Washing Machines After Incidents Of Explosions
What’s up with Samsung and their exploding products lately?
Samsung has been the butt of jokes in social media because of the fiasco with the exploding Galaxy Note 7. We've seen all the funny memes online.
Recently, however, the company is once again facing another disaster which has led to the recall of a massive 2.8 million units of top-loading washing machines. The problem? They were, uhm, exploding.
In a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) aired on Good Morning America, we learn that 730 Samsung washer units exploded and resulted to injuries of nine individuals. Eventually, the company decided to recall the units.
Man Finds a Mysterious Box While Remodeling His House And Makes Stunning Discovery
Imagine remodeling your home and finding a mysterious box that looks like it hasn’t been opened in decades.
35-year-old DIY aficionado branik12 was just remodeling his family home. He started off with the first and second floor before heading down to the basement to finish the job. But as he stripped down the basement, he found himself looking at an old metal box...
Here's the box.
Branik12 discovered the mysterious box while remodeling his basement.
Chinese Woman Convinced 20 Boyfriends to Buy Her iPhone 7s, Then Sold Them to Buy a House
This lady has got some balls!
Somewhere in southern Shenzhen, China lives a woman who goes by the nickname of Xiaoli. Now Xiaoli has 20 boyfriends - yep, you read that right. Two. Zero.
Now, what did she do after she, by whatever force on Earth, managed to convince all 20 boyfriends to buy her an iPhone 7?
As the title above says, she sold all phones and bought herself a house.
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