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Remember That Time Alex Jones Tried To Start A Y2K Riot?

When it comes to conspiracy theorists, Alex Jones is king. He’s built a multimillion dollar empire proclaiming that, among other things, 9-11 was an inside job and that mass shootings are staged by the government as a pretence to pass stricter gun laws.


These Pluto Truthers Insist NASA Images Are Fake

It wouldn’t be a monumental achievement in human history without some truthers on the internet calling it fake. And NASA’s historic Pluto flyby is no different. The conspiracy theory crowd has descended on the event as their too-good-to-be-true choice this week. Wake up, sheeple! Pluto is just a dog at Disneyland!


Wingdings Predicted 9/11: A Truther's Tale

In 1992, mere days after Windows 3.1 was released, it was revealed that typing the letters NYC in Wingdings — Microsoft’s all-symbols font — produced the following antisemitic and/or Jewish conspiracy-backed text, depending on who you asked:


Can Good Design Make Even Conspiracy Theories Seem Believable?

Grab your tinfoil hats, sheeple. It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and it’s still nearly impossible to discuss the event without some mention of conspiracy, cover-ups, government intrigue, multiple shooters, UFO affiliations and more. Now, the conversation has been given a thoroughly modern twist — as an app, natch.


When Science And Archaeological Conspiracy Theories Collide

There’s no doubt that technology has changed the field of archaeology in profound ways. New tools have taken archaeologists to places they couldn’t go before and opened the door to countless new discoveries. They’ve also shed some light on some of the — err — more creative interpretations of artefacts.


Why The Anthrax Murders Are Re-Surfacing 10 Years Later

A decade after the anthrax attacks killed five people and sent 17 to the hospital, and a year after the FBI officially closed the case, it’s once again rearing its ugly head.


Proof That Denver Airport Is One Of The Most Evil Places On Earth

Having recently been stranded in Denver Airport for 24 hours, I can tell you anecdotally that the place is hellish. Exit arrows point at each other instead of outside; corridors lead to nowhere; and security checkpoints seem to disappear mysteriously as you approach them.


Apple Didn't Leak The iPhone - And Why That Matters

A controlled leak? The lost iPhone planted by Apple? You have no idea how Apple PR works – and how, like it or not, Gizmodo finally beat them at their own game.


The Great Google Phone Conspiracy

I don’t know if it’s the same-y hardware, the absurd expectations or general inconsistencies, but something about the Google Phone just feels… off. And depending on how credulous you’re feeling today, I can explain: We’ve been tricked! By Apple! Wait, what?


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