Author: Gregory Myers

Popular culture is one of those subjects, much like politics, that everyone thinks they’re an expert in. After all, most people consume a lot of popular culture on a regular basis, so they assume that they have a good understanding of it. However, unless you’re a really big fan of one small piece of popular…

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Back in the day, it was fashionable and considered perfectly normal to believe a theory or two about the JFK assassination. It could be said the initial investigation was a bit botched, and naturally, imaginations went wild. However, since those days, theories like 9/11 “truths” have created a sense of paranoia, fear and far-reaching power…

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While scientists aren’t quite sure how the moon got here, most theories they have are pretty vanilla in terms of what we know of the formation of celestial bodies. However, theorists who have always been fascinated by the moon think that such explanations are far too boring. As far as they’re concerned, something absolutely crazy…

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Today, climate change is seen by many scientists and world leaders as the biggest issue facing the globe. Whether you believe that it’s caused by man, natural cycles, or some combination of both, more and more people have accepted at this point that the environment is continuing on a path that is going to make…

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Today, Russia is arguably one of the most controversial countries on the planet. Much is said about them one way or the other (primarily due to Vladimir Putin), and very few countries have as many stereotypes (especially negative ones) floating around about them. While it’s understandable for many Westerners to be worried about Russian influence…

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People watch sci-fi movies and get excited by the crazy ideas presented. Some of them even go on to become scientists or inventors, and many have helped bring the world inventions that mimic what they once saw in movies. In a way, these people are making a specific vision of the future happen, but some…

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After the fact, people often wonder how dictators like Stalin or Hitler come to power, or how cult leaders like Jim Jones manage to gain influence over so many people. We want to believe most people are reasonable and think logically and critically, but both of these things can easily be overridden by a clever,…

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Infrasound — sounds below audible human hearing, especially those close enough to still affect us on some level due to the vibrations — have recently started to become of great interest to researchers. The world has changed and now there are many artificial sources of infrasound, which gives much greater need to understand the phenomenon…

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Aliens from outer space have long captured our imaginations, and there are countless conspiracy theorists with wild ideas, as well as countless History Channel theories that range from interesting to completely ridiculous. However, some theorists are convinced that we are looking in the wrong place for aliens. They don’t think that we’re likely to find…

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The internet is chock full of articles telling you how you can “hack” your brain, or unlock your mind with one or two simple tricks, and suddenly be like a savant character from a movie. These articles do most people a disservice as they dangle a shiny object in front of them that sounds really…

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The Ancient Aztecs — although they called themselves the Mexica — were renowned for their vast stores of gold, their advanced society, their military skill and brutality, and also their incredibly bloodthirsty and regular mass sacrifices to their vicious gods. They were known for enslaving vast quantities of people and sacrificing most of them. However,…

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Most people think of slavery and child labor as a thing of the past, but unfortunately, some estimates believe there are more slaves than ever before, and the problem with child labor has gotten worse, not better. Now, there was quite a bit of child labor going back millennia, but the difference for so long…

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Today, we like to think of ourselves as at the highest point ever in human technological advancement, and certainly on some levels we seem to have done better than in the past — such as transportation methods like airplanes. However, many technologies that today we imagine those in the past simply had to live without…

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The War of 1812 was the first real major declared war in (independent) American history, and nearly brought the country to its knees due to mostly its own doing, but it is hardly talked about or remembered in American history the way so many other wars are. What is remembered and regularly told tends to…

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Disney is known for being one of the most family-friendly companies you could imagine, and spends an incredible amount of money to maintain that illusion and appear as one of the most squeaky clean companies in the world. Disney is the company that bought Star Wars, and immediately banned the appearance of smoking in films…

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