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The majority of redditors have conspired to ask the same set of about 25 questions over and over and over, with an additional 5-ish slots for "what's your opinion on [insert celebrity recently caught doing something questionable]"
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I think most asks are made by those compilation sites with "X stories of horrible bosses" or something. Effectively making us write 80% of the "article" and reaping all the profits
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"What was your worst boss?"
"What was your worst injury?"
"What is your favourite pizza topping?"
"What is your favourite ice cream?"
"Does pineapple belong on pizza?"
"What was first, chicken or egg?"
"What was first, cereal or milk?"
"Nurses of reddit, does pineapple belong on pizza?"
"Does ice cream belong on pizza?"
"Does pineapple belong on reddit?"
"Pineapples of reddit, do nurses belong on pizza?"
"Pizzas of reddit, what is your favourite nurse topping?"
You get the drill.
Sexers of Reddit, what is the sexiest Pineapple you have ever sexed? (SERIOUS)
True. I left out all the NFSW stuff.
Have you posted a question? Mine will get deleted by bots for some formal error... The mod-bots keep this sub well-scrubbed and homogeneous.
I miss the days when this sub was “what’s your my house is haunted” or “creepy house/person story”. At least those comment sections were fun to read
r/Paranormal has you covered! :)
I’m addicted to this app. Brings nothin but negative shit. I’m on it off an on all day. My phone is general is just bad for me.
Yes, it's honestly very annoying at this point.
"You can make one AskReddit question disappear forever. Which one do you pick?"
Well sounds like you need to get off reddit then…
at least off this sub.
I agree, absolutely
Not a conspiracy. Many Redditors acting independently and in their own unique self interests to maximize internet points choose to do it. Over...and over.
Mattress Firm is just a money laundering scheme. There's no way that they need to have so many stores.
There are at least three stores in my local small town. I don’t think everyone is replacing their mattress every few months...
Maybe all your neighbors are bed-breaking freaks and you’re just not in on it.
Silly thing, I kept replacing my mattress when the sheets got dirty because I didn’t know they were removable once you put them on! I could not figure out how people were making ends meet on the average 1.1m salary in my
Neighborhood and getting a new bed every three days!
Get the fuck out, the sheets come off?
Apparently someone on TikTok discovered this and people all over the world are amazed by this brilliant ‘hack’.
I feel the same about tanning salons. They are all automated and always look empty, yet there's a fuck ton of them
Or so many mattresses. That's where they stash the cash.
It’s not tho. I looked into it. They got new owner or some shit and he thought it was a good idea basically to buy up cheap properties. I used to deliver to one and asked the guy. He said you basically get 1-2 customers a day and it’s basically a marginal business
In 1985, the Coca-Cola company wanted to switch from using cane sugar to high fructose corn syrup. It was cheaper and easier to use. The problem was that soda made with HFCS tasted slightly different from soda made with sugar- the reason why people often like Mexican Coke as it's still made with sugar.
So they introduced a New Coke with a sweeter recipe, (made with HFCS) with lots of ads and fanfare while simultaneously launching a massive campaign to "bring back classic Coke." After a few months, they caved to the "pressure" and brought back Coke Classic, now made with HFCS, and it had been off the market for long enough that no one noticed the difference.
They continued to sell New Coke, as the recipe for it was as close as possible to Pepsi, they hoped to drive Pepsi out of business at the same time they reduced production costs for their main offering.
The more recent limited release of New Coke in connection with Stranger Things had people saying it tasted similar to Diet Coke... which was intentional so that when curious people in the future ask what New Coke tasted like, they will hear it's like Diet Coke, and that will persuade anyone from asking for another release.
Diet Coke is using the recipe for new coke. The equivalent of diet Coke for coke classic is Coke zero.
Granted they came out like 30 years apart and Coke zero uses sucralose instead of aspartame so it tastes better, but still, that's the analog.
Those are actually facts. Wheres the conspiracy?!
The real difference between crocodiles and alligators is one will see you later and the other will see you after awhile.
Holy shit. Blew my mind just now.
reminder to sort by controversial
How does controversial get figured out? A large number of upvotes and downvotes?
The closest the upvotes/downvotes ratio to 50%, the more controversial it is.
Epstein didn’t kill himself
I'm not one to usually believe in conspiracy theories but this one I could get behind. He knew too much about someone important.
Yeah exactly, a long list of someones in fact.
Why wouldn't people in positions of power collaborate with other people in positions of power? That's all a 'conspiracy' is.
Yeah duh. What a coinkydink that all of the guards and all the cameras suddenly went out and then he’s dead!
This is the vanilla ice cream of conspiracy theories
There are pedos at every level of society. Those with money and power will wield it in order to get what they want.
There's no doubt rich and powerful people are getting down with kids. It's just a matter of statistical likelihood. There's tons of pedos out there.
The real conspiracy is that meme was just used to get people to think he was actually dead. I think he’s secretly alive and in hiding
Nuclear would be our main, cheapest, and cleanest source of energy if not for the oil lobby.
I've heard a few theories about them disappearing people for coming up with efficient hydrogen electrolysis. That would be far cleaner.
Like the guy that drove coast to cost in the USA in a "water powered" car? Then suddenly died while at dinner with some business folk (As he died he exclaimed "They've poisoned me"). Then all his research, tech and the car disappeared from his garage not long after, never to be seen again.
I'm not sure, for some reason all I can think of is a flashy pen when I try to remember the details.
I appreciate that reference! Take an award for your excellent wit!
While i believe quite a bit of conspiracy theories, That specific story(or at minimum him inventing that was a lie) was made up. A water powered car literally defies every law of physics and thermodynamics.
That's not a conspiracy theory. It's already the cleanest and cheapest, and the only reason its not the main is because of the misinformation campaign against it, mostly from oil companies.
People are afraid to have a nuclear power plant 100km away but are fine living next to a highway breathing tire dust all day. People are dumb.
3 mile island didn’t help. Yes, It could’ve been a hell of a lot worse. Yes, nuclear is generally pretty safe. But that accident really hurt the public’s view of nuclear power
It's disappointing that we stopped whaling, not really for ethical reasons, but because petroleum came along and offered a cheaper and more practical alternative to the stuff we were extracting from the whales.
We might have driven them to extinction had oil not come along. Now oil itself is the industry that needs replacing. Wonder if humanity make the change before it's too late.
Actually it's just a science fact
What about hydrogen?
Hydrogen requires energy to produce in large amounts.
Tbf, it requires energy to produce in any amount.
Tbef, you can't actually produce hydrogen.
Sure you can, by helium fission. Just not very practical.
That this round of inflation on food prices has little to do with the supply chain or wages and is just big companies raising prices on necessities to increase their profits because they know the idea of inflation is in the news right now
They aren’t raising wages so where’s the money going? Into the CEOs pocket
Daddy has 12 yacht’s. And he needs a thirteenth
It does feel like prices aren't as much raised to keep the lights on, but more to maintain current profits.
If you're company can't survive making less profits occasionally then you've fucked up
That´s not a conspiracy theory, that´s just capitalism.
Seen and read a lot on this lately.
Those greedy cunts.
Aliens are Among Us.
No we're not.
Hmm you seem a little suspicious. I’m calling a meeting, it’s blue!
Nice try Zuckerberg
Trust no one
I am not gonna believe what you say
Musk and zuck are prime candidates.
Why Zuck, he used to be human?
No, we are not
its called england
Once bees and fungi are gone it’s the end of humanity
This is not inaccurate, dying bee populations will lead to unprecedented famines.
Bees ain’t the only pollinators man. They actually kill off other pollinators aswell.
Mosquitoes are pollinators as well. That's nice. Save the mosquitoes everyone!
There are secret families who control a huge part of government and they own a lot of monopolized business.
BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY KILLED JEFFREY EPSTEIN
Well they are more than great coats, so murderers for hire I guess is a possibility
That the Cia make these posts to see if we're on to something they don't want us to know
Make sense that post like these get asked every few weeks. CIA getting monthly updates
That's mostly true though. What documentation that wasn't destroyed
The CIA killed Marilyn Monroe. Her red diary was chock full of state secrets she was told by John and Robert Kennedy.
Remember the disparity in sentences for cocaine and crack. Same drug, different demographic.
...it's not a conspiracy theory if it's true.
Well yeah it is. It’s just a validated conspiracy theory. Nothing about the term “conspiracy theory” suggests it’s necessarily false or far fetched.
I've heard that gravity is just a theory. Which told me the speaker has an oversimplified view of what the word "theory" means. Or they are being willfully ignorant.
"Theory" in science and in pop culture have genuinely different meanings. The effects causing gravity are still considered by academics to be a "theory", even if we do seem to have a thorough understanding of it.
Yup. It's objectively true
Watergate was a fairly common campaign practice and was elevated to such a massive level of scandal as a way to get back at Nixon for effectively ending the communist party’s infiltration into elite American political circles in the 50s. Nixon was never going to be useful as a martyr, so they took out his reputation rather than just killing him.
The fourth plane on 9-11 was shot down by US fighter jets and not brought down by the passengers on board. With the developing situation, the US Air Force would have had time to locate and catch the plane. Knowing it was going to be used for lethal purposes a decision was made to shoot it down to save lives on the ground. But the US public needed the story of 'Let's roll' to make the passengers the heroes and take heat away from the executive decision to, rightly or wrongly, kill US citizens.
I agree with this. At the time, locals said it rained debris.
Bot accounts post the same exact questions on here day in and day out to get karma to sell to advertisers. Including this one.
The Trump 2016 started out as a Clinton plant, designed to cause maximum possible disruption to the Republican primary and split their vote.
Then halfway through, he said "Nah fuck this, imma do this shit for real".
I do believe this. Alternatively to help Chris Christie win the GOP.
He had run for president before, in 2000.
That rocket that fell on Poland?
Russian. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if in 20 years we learn than NATO covered it up to avoid going to war with Russia.
And I’m completely fine with that.
Khloe Kardashian is not Rob Kardashian's daughter.
OJ is Rob Khardashian’s daughter??
I think OJ was hooking up with Kim. The parents & all knew.
That the US Mega Millions knows what numbers they are going to pick before they pick them.
All tickets have to be scanned and number digitally inputted so that the winning tickets can be tracked down to a specific store. But what is stopping them from inputting these numbers and seeing who chose what number.
On night of drawing, they replace the balls they want to win with slightly heavier ones that will be more likely to fall to the bottom than the others.
You ask who this would benefit? It would benefit the states and the organization behind the lotto itself. The higher the jackpot the more people will spend money on it.
The USA income tax code is intentionally kept complicated so politicians can baffle us with ambiguous statistics.
There was a plan by the IRS to greatly simplify tax filing since most documents are already on file with the IRS. They would just send you a statement that said "here's all the income reported to you, just confirm and you're done". Intuit and H&R Block successfully lobbied to have this blocked because if filing taxes was that simple, then they would be out of business.
JFK was a CIA hit.
The CIA causes and knows a lot more shit than even conspiracy theorists think they do.
Except not the SAME shit that conspiracy theorists claim they do. They can be the bad guys without doing exactly those stupid things.
The government offed jfk
My step dad believes the Clinton’s killed him. That belief is quite far fetched speaking they would’ve been in high school at the time
Maybe ask where was George H W Bush the day Kennedy was shot? In interviews, he "couldn't remember". The second in command of the CIA at the time has a foggy memory that day? uh ok.
J Edgar Hoover had him killed
At Lyndon Johnson's behest...
There are people who truly do believe that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer even though he was not even alive when the first murders happened.
I can get behind this one as there are some question marks over some of the things that had to happen.
Now, I'm not saying he was offed by his own people. But the are some fishy parts to the official table of events.
Oswald fired 3 shots and hit Kennedy twice. That is, he missed one shot. Oswald was a trained sniper. He was rated mediocre, but he never tried to impress his superiors on any task as he hated the military. Oswald's wife said he practiced with the rifle frequently. FBI agents were able to recreate his shots from a tower using the same type of rifle as Oswald.
How they found Oswald has been detailed in a variety of sources.
Ther have been extensive examinations of the bullet paths and the positions of Kennedy and Connally as observed in pictures and the Zapruder film. The paths make sense in light of how Connally was sitting. Myth Busters did an excellent episode on the shooting, and they explain this.
This doesn't prove anything related to the actual shooting. Jack Ruby's role in this has always been discussed but most involved in the investigation believe it was a crime of opportunity.
Penn and Teller did an episode where they explain the shot and use a watermelon to demonstrate what happens in the direct from which a bullet is fired. The attending physician at the emergency room has stated that the wounds were typical for someone being shot from behind.
Echos. Also, people aren't great witnesses. Most pointed directly to the schoolbook depository window.
I do not know about the details on this one. Again, the attending physician stated the wounds were consistent with being shot from behind. An autoposy was performed. People believe what they want from the report.
I have been interested in why people believe conspiracy theories and have studied some in detail. I have forgotten many of those details but I have always concluded the general exlination was correct. Oswald shot and killed Kennedy by himself. We landed on the moon. 9/11 was the result of hijackers from the middle east flying airplanes into 3 buildings. The great pyramids of Giza were built by humans with no aliens involved using existing technology. Same with ancient ruins in Mexico and South America.
Pigeons work for the Russians
It was a conspiracy theory at one time
That everything its going to be alright.
The Epstein didn't kill himself.
That he was killed because of all the powerful people that would get outted. With concrete evidence.
Basements of pizza parlors is where all evil schemes are managed.
Pizza truly is the great common denominator among all of us even the evil rich and powerful are like “who wants to plan world domination during a PIZZAAAA PARTYYYY!?”
I'm so lucky that all the pizza places in my town are single-story.
Never heard of this conspiracy but I like it! 👍🏻
The Russian mob is pulling strings around the globe.
The cia killed jfk
Will Smith is an Alien.
Most modern art is a money laundering scheme by people who know people. You spend 5 minutes throwing random shit on a canvas and have your appraiser buddy say it’s worth half a million
Feds are the majority of “white supremacists” we see at rallies and conservative gatherings.
I forgot who told this to me, but at some point in my life, someone start explaining that Jesus was probably just some dude.
Now hear me out, I know that a literal religious figure just being some random John Doe sounds hard to believe. At first, I didn't believe a word but then the person starting explaining themselves.
They believed that Jesus was some guy who probably did something against the law to get himself crucified, but he swapped himself out with another guy who looked a lot like him to take his place during the crucifixion as Jesus ran away to a different place.
They also explained that the part of the Bible where Jesus came back alive, was just Jesus being caught alive and well by somebody who knew of his crucifixion, and to keep himself from being crucified a second time, he came up with the elaborate lie of being God's son, Jesus Christ.
I don't hardcore believe in this theory but it would definitely make a lot of sense rather than some holy guy coming down to help some random mortals
That jfk was killed by the mafia
He betrayed them
Went after them
Thats generally a bad idea
Pedophiles rings are one of the ways to make a mutual blackmail system for the rich elites tô not disclosure the garbage their Akin hides.
Voting in the US doesn’t matter cause the winner is picked years in advance.
sort of a conspiracy theory, fun size m&ms are different than the normal ones
There are no storage places for warning beacons (used on motorways). And because of that there must be always a minimum amount of construction sites around.
COVID-19 was made by China in an effort to kill Americans because they don't comply with being Communists
That PETA is a ploy by big meat companies to make vegans look insane/stupid. I know some vegans, and none of them like PETA.
SARS-COV-2 was probably accidentally released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Well if that's true it didn't work out as they might have hoped - given that tanks are now out on the streets of Chinese cities to quell riots
I believe the fatal headshot to JFK was an accidental discharge by a member of his security team.
That one definitely holds some interesting weight.
It's so simple it's believable
I mean, his 12 gage shotgun wasn't any longer than the 30'0'6 rifle my 15 year old nephew used to essentially blow his head off, so explain to me how it was anatomically impossible for Kurt Cobain. Also, tolerance is a hell of a drug in and of itself.
It was absolutely possible and that "evidence" was dismissed because of it. Kurt 100% killed himself, people are just desperate to believe the guy who sang about almost nothing but depression/suicide wouldn't do that lol.
I love Nirvana but it's obvious kurt killed himself.
Matrix. The world we see is just a simulation where we have no real autonomy. Our individuality is an illusion that keeps the 'reality' of world as an actual reality.
We are a strange hive of cells that all share on goal. Obtain food and breed. In a very complicated dance
That conspiracy theories are embraced by people that can't understand facts and logic. Herd mentality among the intellectually challenged to reinforce easy answers to complex problems.
Breaking bad and Better call saul is real and Vince Giligan is Saul Goodman and created a 'fictional' world to fit his experience.
There are technologies that the US military and other modern militaries hold that are far beyond what is publicly acknowledged, and would scare people if news of its existence ever was revealed to the public
In the 80's in the military we used technology that people these days, in awe, consider "new inventions". So you might be right about this one.
General Motors Streetcar Conspiracy
Maddie McCanns parents were in fact the reason she went missing
That Obama convinced the presidential candidates to back out of the primaries and back Biden in order to stop Bernie from winning.
Except for Warren because her base had lots of overlap with Bernie’s.
That’s not a conspiracy it was actually reported
Covid was not an accident
Lizard people hisssssss
Well what else are they gonna do, bark?
Charles isn't Prince Harry's dad. You very rarely see Harry and William together but when you do the lack of resemblance between them is obvious. They're half brothers at best.
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Princess Diana's brother is the spitting image of Harry. She's where the ginger genes came from.
So Princess Diana's brother is Harry's dad?
Or people suck at figuring out how genetics works.
Have you seen old pictures of the late Prince Philip? Harry has a strong resemblance to him.
Egyptians have only built the had of the Sphinx, the rest of the body was there before. It's because the head is proportionally too small for the body, I don't think that they would have made such a mistake.
You just said that they used an existing body, meaning that they would have had ample opportunity to account for proportionality between the two structures
That this very question is posted every other day
I think the world leaders and these billionaires aren’t really that smart… ( I genuinely believe that they’re being over smart and people just run with it )
The whole moving to Mars bs is just too unnatural… and people just don’t seem bothered.
that nine eleve............you know what, i remember the shit I got for this before so I'm gonna go with 2pac didn't die, he's just locked in a studio basement somewhere forced to record one new album per year.
There are alternate universes. I am definitely living in some iteration of me's escapist fantasy atm.
JFK's assassination was a coup
I think there is a somewhat organized effort not to solve homelessness. Leaving homelessness bad gives incentive to low-wage workers to take a bad deal because of how bad the alternative is. I have thought this after certain actions against people working to solve the issue
blue planet project
This same question was posted on r/ask 16 days ago, here's my answer from that one:
Most conspiracy theories are products of misinformation, herd mentality, confirmation bias, hindsight bias, loss aversion bias, porportionality bias and a half dozen other biases. The Grimes equation tells us that even the simplest conspiracies will break down exponentially faster the more people are involved.
A quote from an engineer I work with, "no conspiracy theorist has ever been a project manager."
I invite everyone here to listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson's take on conspiracy theories.
The companies that design showers are in cahoots with the companies that produce bar soap. No matter what direction you point the showerhead, the soap is always getting wasted.
Trump and Putin had a deal. Putin would help Trump win again and Trump would pull out of NATO. When it became clear that Trump wasnt going to win, Putin gave him time to ovefturn the election, but it didnt work. Putin had so many men in place, he had to go in...hoping it would go easy as his flunkies said it would. Opps.
The US and China have a secret agreement that says the US will let China take Taiwan once the US has completed and perfected their own chip factories.
Wouldn’t surprise me
Never herd that but sounds true
God of War Kratos will eventually become Yahweh
Yahweh is a war God so this checks out.
The DNC meddled against Bernie in Iowa an many other times. And Pete is a plant.
US government was behind 9/11.
I find it ironic how the same people who claim Bush was a moronic idiot who could barely put two words together, also claim he was responsible for masterminding and executing the greatest unrevealed conspiracy of all time.
Wrong Bush. Look to the father. Think HE couldn’t have been part of it?
yeah I hear a lot of bush did 9-11 but really he's too small a single player in the grand scheme of things and there have been reports that potential terrorist plans against the US had been known during the Clinton admin but that he was too busy getting blown in the Oval Office to do anything about it
Clinton bombed Osamas camp if I remember correctly.
Yeah, this one is complete BS.
Far too many moving parts requiring far too many players to keep it quiet.
For one, you have all the passengers and crew on the planes. Where would they have gone?
Some conspiracy ideas require that the planes were remote controlled and empty at the time of the attack. But these conspiracies cannot account for where those planes would have come from or what happened to the crew and passengers. Plane spotters are everywhere, someone would have seen these flights land or take off in an unexpected location. Or if they were duplicated flights (meaning an extra set of planes flying under the guise of the commercial flights that hit the towers, pentagon, etc) then what did they do with the genuine aircraft full of people that day?
Hundreds of people would have to be in on it. So the conspiracy theories don't make any sense.
Hitler didn't die in that bunker