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The Conspiracy Theory Hall of Fame.

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« on: January 06, 2020, 13:55:17 PM »

I thought, much in the same vein as our other illustrious long-running threads: We need a place to plonk those conspiracy theories that are not quite as deserving of serious skepticism, as they are sad or facepalm inducing, or funny, or otherwise entertaining in their own inane way. Not least because I've been running into some of these lately.

Exhibit A (as seen in shoutbox): Transvestigations: When self appointed "transvestigators" question the gender of mainstream celebrities or internet personalities. Ostensibly because the Illuminati and "Baphomet worshippers" are trying to hide the fact that almost anyone succesful is actually a transexual. To what end, I have no idea. Targets include Hitler, Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, etc ....

Seeing as this seems mostly a youtube phenomena at the moment, here's a search link:  (Be sure to peruse some comment sections... GOLD)

Exhibit B: "Liquid Fuel". There seems to be some concern amongst backyard physicists and engineers that the oil conglomerates have strong-armed the world's car manufacturers into only making engines that run on "liquid fuel", as opposed to "vapor fuel", in an attempt to make them very inefficient so that said oil companies can profit more. This dim-whitted idea seems to spring from the fact that modern cars have fuel injection, so it seems to them that liquid fuel is being poured directly into cylinders instead of it being atomized first. Once again I only became aware of this because of a (very cringeworthy) youtube video, so with apology: Here's one of a backyard engineer finding, to his surprise, that petroleum vapor can in fact power an engine (to the surprise of ... absolutely no one?).

The comments are, once again, facepalm approved.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 05:33:10 AM »

My favorite has always been chemtrails... :-)

EDIT: Oh, and while not a conspiracy theory as such, the Mandela Effect.
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