Author: Gregory Myers

Urban myths have been going around since, well… forever. Many of the more modern ones like to speak of all the dangers of modern technology, and the modern world in general. Stories will tell of how people can easily find themselves maimed, murdered, or in other danger if they make the wrong choices in life,…

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Despite the pressure from many countries to hold each other to better human rights standards, as well as instant global media and international pressure from common folk, groups of people still find reasons to persecute other groups of people for being the wrong kind of different. Unfortunately, a big part of the problem is that…

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The TV show Ancient Aliens has now run for 14 seasons, and has gone over nearly every half-baked theory, pseudo-scientific rambling, dumb hypothesis or just plain crazy alternate scientific idea or “fact” that you could possibly tie into myth, legend, or aliens in some way or another. It has inspired countless memes about its crazy-haired…

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The government is necessary and most of the time they should be trusted — at least (and especially) your local government. You need police, firefighters, and even bureaucrats and tax collectors. However, sometimes the government makes it hard for people to trust them. Whether through malice, or just plain incompetence, sometimes the United States government’s…

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The CIA, which stands for Central Intelligence Agency, is one of the best known and most controversial spy agencies in the world. Their involvement with the Bush administration in regards to so-called enhanced interrogation, extraordinary rendition, and other such offenses, as well as their adventures in South America, have made them infamous. However, they are…

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Most political leaders are extremely well polished, with focus groups and other experts helping them stay on message, and makeup artists and other professionals making sure they stay perfectly coiffed at all times. All little flaws, wrinkles or quirks are ironed out or hidden, as the politician wants to avoid even the tiniest thing that…

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Today, companies try harder than ever to keep you loyal to their brand, and don’t want you thinking about how they do business. With flashy social media accounts, and brand personalities meant to make you feel like they are part of the family, the distraction game of today’s marketing experts is on point. Of course,…

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Ever since man looked up at the stars, he has been fascinated by the big round white hunk of rock that hangs in the sky above us. The Moon has featured in religious beliefs and in the lore of countless cultures and societies. Due to human curiosity, we set out to understand the Moon further,…

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Most people perceive it as unthinkable that a country like America could end up a dictatorship. After all, America has an incredible amount of checks and balances, and is well designed to weather the storm of dictators and tyrants. However, even the most well designed and manufactured things can be broken, and many people have…

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Currently, Vladimir Putin (with his regime) is one of the biggest real life bogeymen in the entire world. However, while people in the West are often told that Russia is not a good example of a well run country, and that Putin is a dangerous leader, they often aren’t told the details of exactly why…

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Today we live in the age of instant information and instant gratification, and many people feel they cannot live without the internet. However, for the longest time humanity did just fine without it in their lives, and we could do so again. In fact, the truth is that at this point, the internet is probably…

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After 9/11, many people in the Western World started paying more attention to the Middle East. But unfortunately, most of that attention has tended to be negative. Over the years, stereotypes and misconceptions have built up about the Middle East, and many people now have a very confused and rather narrow view of a very…

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Many people love watching shows or movies set in some sort of post-apocalyptic universe, and consider the lifestyle to be very glamorous. However, the truth is that reality in a post-apocalyptic universe would certainly not be the fun and games free-for-all that so many people imagine it to be. The most fun parts of life…

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If you’ve ever been on the internet, you have probably seen someone pass around a list of “wacky laws” from various states in the USA. These are usually laws that are still on the books from decades or even centuries ago, were never constitutional, wouldn’t be held up by any local judge worthy of their…

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Engineers are one of the most important behind-the-scenes groups of people, and most of us just take them and their work for granted. The truth is that there can only be so many designers, and the vast majority of engineers do the unglamorous, but no less important work, of building, testing, and improving things for…

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People often misunderstand scientific theories — partly because science can be complicated, but also because many people are confused about what a scientific theory actually is. A theory, in science terms, is not just an extremely good educated guess, nor is it expected to ever reach a higher burden of proof. It is, in fact,…

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In 1975, the communist revolutionary group Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, had taken over Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Soon they had control of the entire country and declared its new name as “Democratic Kampuchea.” They wanted to create an idealized communist agrarian society, and started making radical changes. While their reign…

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