Posts Tagged: ‘conspiracy’
This week, Matt and I explored a curious trend in assassination theories: murder by plane.
Who wouldn’t want to traverse the bounds of boring ol’ second-to-second linear time and live the nomadic life of a roaming chrononaut?
This week marks the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. On April 4th, 1968, civil rights champion Dr. King was murdered by a single gunshot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The city plunged into a state of emergency, and while the nation mourned the loss of one […]
Although you’ll usually hear this organization called the “Knights of Malta” in conspiracy circles, their full name is a mouthful: The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta. And, unlike some of the other groups you hear about in conspiracy theories, the Sovereign Order of Malta is real. […]
Here are the facts: During the wee hours of March 9th, 2007 1997, hip hop superstar Biggie Smalls (born Christopher Wallace) died of four gunshot wounds to the chest. His death may have been statistically unremarkable to some — after all, thousands of gun-related deaths occur in the US each year, and according to the Washington-based Violence […]
Ok, ok: So my title is a little misleading. But, essentially, it’s true. For years world-famous magician, escape artist and skeptic James Randi has offered a prize of one million dollars (cue your best Dr. Evil impersonation) to “anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or […]
Earlier this week, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad spent 45 minutes addressing the country’s Parliament. This was his first public speech regarding the protests in Syria, which have threatened to bloom into a bona fide revolution. In this speech, he claimed that “Syria is the target of a big plot from the outside.” That’s right: He’s […]
To say that a U.S. President’s farewell address is important is, at the very least, an understatement. During their last opportunity to address the nation as its top elected official, outgoing presidents often recount the milestones of their time in office, offer guidance for the future of the nation and attempt to build a memorable […]
During the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Internet activists played an enormous role in advocating for Tunisian and Egyptian protestors. When the Egyptian government switched off Internet access across the country, Internet users in the US and abroad began to wonder if their governments possessed the power to shut down the web in a […]
In the video below, renowned Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro takes a crack at debunking one of literature’s most famous conspiracy theories. The idea that William Shakespeare didn’t actually write any of his plays supposedly dates back to the 17th century, and over the decades scholars (and a fair share of crackpots) have attributed the most […]
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