Enjoy These Quality Facts That May Teach You Something

Surprises are great!

And our amazing fact sets are always full of them, so be sure to read through a bunch of other ones that we have on our site.

Are you ready to learn some new facts that we’re pretty sure you didn’t know before?

Let’s take a look!

1. They will really wear you down.

Lay off of those things!

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2. Makes sense to me!

To heck with the cold weather.

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3. Get it on!

And make it good! It’ll be beneficial for everyone involved!

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4. Does this sound familiar?

I feel like I’m here this a lot lately…

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5. No proof…yet…

But maybe someday…

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6. That’s pretty crazy.

Here’s to new discoveries!

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7. At greater risk.

They go hand in hand.

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8. Casualties of war.

Sounds like a terrible way to die.

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9. This is awesome!

These folks were real badasses.

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10. Suffering from OCD.

What a strange life he had.

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Some great facts in there, no doubt about it!

Now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, please share something interesting that has surprised you lately.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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People Share Stories of Huge Mistakes They Fixed Before Anyone Noticed

Have you been in this situation before?

Maybe it happened at work, or maybe it happened out in public, but you BLOW IT and FUCK UP in a huge way and you go into panic mode.

Now you need to fix your FUCK UP before anyone notices.

It’s a race against the clock but somehow you pull it off.

Whew! That was a close call!

AskReddit users shared their stories that are just like this.

1. Whoopsy daisy.

“Fucked up numerous times working on live applications. The best one was accidentally deleting the user table.

I was trying to delete a subset of users and managed to hit the key to run the statement before I’d written the “where” clause. If you don’t have a “where” clause to tell the database which records you want to delete, it just deletes all of them.

Luckily, the user table was only ever read by the application on log-in, so no one was going to notice unless they happened to log-in in the 2 mins or so it took me to load the records back in from a back-up.”

2. Working with acid.

“Working at a laboratory that used acid solutions to dissolve geological samples for various tests, my technical manager left a component of a machine in a plastic beaker filled halfway with concentrated hydrofluoric acid, unlabeled, in a fume hood that other people used regularly, “to see what it would do”.

I dumped it in a neutralizer and this asshole had the balls to yell at me for ruining his “test”. I told him it would etch and dissolve the part because it was glass, and he didn’t require a test because that’s already a known property.

Had someone spilled it on even a gloved hand, the hydrofluoric acid would pass through protection and enter the bloodstream without sensation, where it would leach calcium out of the bones, wreaking havoc on the nervous system causing a horrible, agonizing death.”

3. In the trash.

“I once had a roommate who didn’t speak English too well. She was moving away, and she was leaving in a hurry, and before she left she asked me to “take care of” a big bag of what was apparently clothes.

I assumed those were trash she didn’t want to take with her, and she just didn’t have time to throw them away, so once she left, I took that bag to the trash canister outside. A few hours later, that interaction just came back to my mind and seemed strange to me. I went back to the trash canister, the bag was still there, and brought it back inside.

The next day, she came back to get it and thanked me for “taking care of it”. She was a nice, poor girl from a rural region that was already struggling in the city, and I don’t want to think about what would have happened if I had to tell her that I threw her clothes into the trash.”

4. A wonderful song.

“Worked at a record / video rental store. After work on a weeknight, we close at 10pm, clean the store, count the register, lock the safe and go home.

When we clean the store we would often play a CD someone may have returned or which we wouldn’t normally play. Tonight it was 2 Live Crew’s ‘Banned In The USA’ CD with their hit single, ‘Pop That Pussy’. We put this on and crank it and start falling over laughing.

The bass is insane. We have 8 speakers set up around the perimeter of the store, all on shelves hanging near the ceiling. We hear this loud “THUNK” and cannot pinpoint what it was. We notice a speaker is “missing”… then find the corpse. It had jumped off it’s shelf and split into several chunks in the aisle.

Our night manager acted fast. “YOU!” she said, pointing to the 18 year old cashier. “Here’s $10. Go next door to Walgreens and get wood glue!” He’s gone. We start seeing if we can piece it back together. He returns. We glue it up and gently set that bitch back up on it’s shelf and left the speaker wire oh-so-gently unhooked.

The store closed about 6 years later and the manager never found out! We won! Yay Miami bass! Yay Pop That Pussy!”

5. Life and death.

“I was mixing IVs at the hospital.

Someone had put the wrong bag in the wrong bin. I didn’t notice.

I proceeded to make a batch of epidurals out of the wrong medicine. No one caught it. It somehow made it to the OB floor.

I came back into the IV room and saw the empty bag hanging and my stomach dropped. I called OB to ensure none had been used and to make sure it wouldn’t. Brought them back and wrote myself up.

If I hadn’t caught it, it would of caused major issue’s including the possibility of killing the patients. There were 12 syringes if I remember correctly.

I learned a very valuable lesson that day.”

6. Chicken drama.

“This is great timing, I was just thinking about this a few hours ago.

I rented a room from a couple and one of the rules was that I could not enter their yard. In their yard they had all sorts of animals a lovely quaky duck, a few cats and chickens. The chickens were in a big coop cause the cats hunting instincts were still to prevalent.

One weekend they asked me to feed the chickens while they went on a trip. On the last day of feeding all the chickens got out (5), and I noticed just in time to rip one of the chickens from the cats mouth.

After another hilarious 30 minute chase I’d put all the chickens back in the coop, minutes before they came home. I don’t think they noticed.”

7. That was awesome!

“Years ago, I lived in DC. One morning, riding in on the Metro I was changing trains from the Red line to the Blue. I heard the door chime and realized I wasn’t going to make this train. As I stopped, a guy bumped into me and ran on around and jumped on the train as the door chime sounded again. As he passed, I heard a thump and saw his cell phone hit the ground.

In one motion, I knelt down, grabbed the phone, stood up and under-armed the phone 20 feet and hit hit smack in the middle of his chest. He caught the phone, and looked up right at me in shock- then the door closed.

I said to myself, “Well, damn. No one saw that so I can never brag about it.” Then I heard a voice behind me say “Holy shit! That was awesome!” Guy who sat in the office right next to me was coming up behind me, heading into work at the same time. So since Tony saw it, I get to brag about it!”

8. That’s not good.

“Working on a presentation and managed to misspell the CEO’s name.

We’d been working on it for weeks, the name had been there probably since day 3 or 4. No one spotted it cause who would be dumb enough to get it wrong? I finally caught it about a week before it went to the presentation.

Definitely one of my sections, so glad I got it before it could do damage.”

9. A lucky break.

“Worked in an IT company. Had to switch of the routines for data backups because of I even don’t know anymore. Forgot to switch them on again. After around 2 years I noticed it more by coincidence. Felt very warm and sweaty instantly.

If data loss had happened, that would have been the end of the company. And the end of my career of course.”

10. Almost a bad accident.

“Caught a coworker pulling safety pins out of a support stand for a rather large and heavy jet engine component. I had two guys under the component and she was about to pull the last pin when I stopped her.

She was working with knowledge from a different style engine, and would have been correct on that model. In our model, she would have dropped a ton of metal on two guys.”

11. That would’ve been very embarrassing.

“I am a University professor.

I was watching porn one morning and closed my laptop without closing the browser. I then went to class, plugged the computer into the teaching station, and opened the screen. I was saved by the very brief delay between the image on my screen being displayed on the teaching station and it being displayed on the projector.

I managed to rip the HDMI cable out just before I projected to 100+ students.”

12. Catering.

“I work in catering, on multiple occasions have noticed food that has managed to be packaged on site, hasnt reached its sell by date (most foods we label with a sell by date of 3 days after packaging) and yet has mold on it. I’m sure I dont have to explain the consequences of that, physical or legal.

Also one time i was on my break and the food on sale was curry and somehow the one batch they happened to serve first managed to be ice cold because some how they managed to forget to heat that one up.

Luckily I was the first person to take some so I picked it up before the customer otherwise there would have been issues.”

13. Don’t play with fire.

“I was lighting matches and throwing them around a yard beside the one that I grew up in and bf it was so sunny out I couldn’t see that I started a grass fire and it had gotten big. ( the grass was also dead) I managed to find an old oil drum, tipped it over and rolled it all along the perimeter of the growing bush fire.

If I hadn’t had that barrel I would have burned down several graineries and possibly vehicles. If it had gotten into the tree line, my yard would have gone up. Only you know about this. None of my family.”

14. Dodged a bullet.

“Was going on a three night backpacking trip with friends, it was my job to round up three breakfasts.

At REI I picked up what I thought were six packages of freeze dried eggs hanging from a peg. Turns out only the first was eggs, the ones behind it were Neapolitan ice cream. The packages were identical, only a small label indicated the contents.

Fortunately for me the first day and night of the trip we were harassed so badly by biting flies and mosquitoes everyone wanted to abandon the trip as nobody brought bug spray.

I only discovered my mistake days later. Bullet dodged.”

Whew! Those were some close calls!

Now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, tell us your personal stories about mistakes you fixed at the very last second before anyone noticed.

Thanks!

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How Can 2020 Possibly Be Redeemed? People Offer Their Opinions.

This year has been very…challenging so far.

Every single thing that could have gone wrong seems to have happened and we’re only halfway through 2020.

But, as you know, it’s important to remain positive and to at least hope that things will get better.

So let’s all be good to each other and pray that things turn around quickly.

Folks on AskReddit offered their opinions on what could possibly redeem 2020.

1. That would be amazing.

“While searching for a Covid-19 treatment, someone discovers a cheap broad spectrum anti-viral.

Think the discovery of penicillin, just for viruses.”

2. Keep your fingers crossed.

“Someone discovers how to cure cancer cheaply and easily.”

3. A personal victory.

“I currently have a crush on a girl who works at the bank. I’m not sure if she is interested in me as well. I get a little nervous when I talk to her. I think she already knows I am interested in her.

If I get the chance to ask her out on a date and she says yes, I will climb a mountain and yell with happiness that she said yes.”

4. Let’s feel the love.

“Love, understanding, patience.

For me 2020 is like winter in Game of Thrones. So what would redeem 2020 is for people to realize that life is crazy for everyone but when we work together with love, understanding and patience we can go through anything and actually thrive.

It’s like the saying goes: when the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. Humanity is the ultimate pack. If people realize this we will not only have redeemed 2020 but every single year after that as well.”

5. They should do this.

“The government forgiving my wife and my student loans for being essential healthcare workers.”

6. Please!

“Everyone actually judging people by their actions and the end of identity politics.”

7. Have to act now.

“Governments and massive organisations taking climate change seriously and actually doing something about it to reverse the problem….”

8. A big change.

“A drastic change of how our governments are functioning and how the officials that are supposed  to protect us are operating.

It’s time that the main goals of a country aim to protect its people – not profit off of and harm all who serve to protect the corrupt at little personal gain.”

9.  The well being of all.

“A sense of humanity and responsibility amongst everyone.

When humans feel responsible not just for themselves but for others, the good and well being of all.

That would redeem everything.”

10. Let’s hear it.

“To have all the governments, secret services, special forces, security/intelligence agencies, secret religious ‘guardians of the truth’ societies, etc WORLDWIDE come clean with all their dirty secrets, lies and misinformation.

Fucking waterboard the lot of them if that’s what it takes. Then, when everyone is on the same page and the conspiracy theorists are happy (they can be quiet for a while then, too), we can actually start to right some wrongs, and maybe, just maybe, humanity can advance in unity towards a common goal.

No one gets out of life alive, most of us ultimately want the same things, so if we can get our shit together, start playing on the same team, share knowledge/resources, and have some fucking compassion/empathy/respect for one another, 2020 might be salvageable. I dunno.

Send everyone to their rooms and don’t let them out until they’re ready to give it a go??”

11. Wouldn’t that be great?

“David Bowie is found to not be dead after all but has spent years in hiding recording new music.”

12. Smoke up!

“The cure to COVID-19 turns out to be hidden in cannabis plants and the whole world decriminalizes’ it making it legal worldwide.”

13. Real progress.

“World wide ban on punishment for being lgbtq+.

Not yet marriage everywhere. Just no more beatings and executions. No one going to jail for being queer. I would also hope that the BLM protests make a big change. Less murdering black trans women would be a nice touch.”

14. Wouldn’t it be nice?

“Benevolent aliens landing on Earth and staging an intervention, bringing gifts of science, knowledge and humanity.”

15. A new health standard.

“Not sure about the rest of the world, But I know what could be great for America.

Covid 19 bringing a complete reset in the health industry. Changing it from ridiculously priced treatment to affordable prices for basic human rights.

Not only that, but due to the protests a complete change in law enforcement as well so there’s no situations where law enforcement has the ability to shoot down someone non hostile.

These two changes would be well worth the 6 months of quarantine and poverty Covid has brought on the world.”

Okay, now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, tell us about how you think this disastrous year can be redeemed.

Please and thank you!

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These People Can Make “Leather” Out of Cactus Leaves to Help Save the Environment

If scientists all over the world are to be believed, the environment is tanking in a hurry. The bad news is that the majority of international leadership doesn’t seem to be able to hear the alarm bells, but the good news is there are citizens everywhere are stepping up in myriad ways to solve different sets of problems.

One of many issues that’s leading to trouble with our planet is the stress that so many herd cattle put on our resources, and the amounts of methane their poop releases into the atmosphere. Those are just two of the reasons vegans prefer not to eat beef or buy things – like leather – that are also by-products of raising cattle for slaughter.

Two entrepreneurs from Mexico, Adrián López Velarde and his friend, Marte Cázarez, came together from separate industries to solve the problem of leather production…with cacti.

The friends left their jobs in fashion and furniture automotive to dedicate a few years to come up with the idea and the process for transforming cacti into usable vegan leather. It took two whole years before they came out with something they felt was marketable in 2019.

Cacti are a good choice because they don’t put much strain on the environment – they don’t require much water to grow and can thrive in a wide range of temperatures. They’re also very prevalent in Mexico, where the two live.

They call their vegan leather “Desserto,” and it’s the first environmentally friendly organic material made from the Nopal cactus. It’s highly sustainable and doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals, comes in a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, textures, and honestly looks and feels like the real thing.

The cactus “leather” is made by cutting mature leaves from the plants before cleaning, mashing, and drying them under the sun for three days. Then the material is processed into their patented (and secret!) formula.

Anything that’s normally made from cow leather can be made from Desserto. It’s elastic, breathable, highly customizable, and honestly, I don’t see one single reason this can’t take the place of cow’s leather completely in the future.

If you’ve got an idea on how to help save the environment, one issue at a time, follow in Adrián and Marte’s footsteps, will you?

Because it’s looking more and more like the citizens of the world are going to have to save the planet ourselves.

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People Talk About What They Think Can Redeem 2020

When the books are written, 2020 is gonna be a big chapter, probably up there with 1968.

We have civil unrest, protests, a divided populace, a health crisis, and a whole other host of issues we’re dealing with right now.

So, what could possibly redeem 2020?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.

1. You never know…

“Scientists discover that a unique side-effect experienced by COVID survivors is that their lungs develop the ability to sequester carbon directly from the air, which gets processed in their bodies and harmlessly removed in their stool.

And that’s how COVID becomes the unexpected cure for climate change and carbon pollution.

Which sounds silly, but I also never in a million years would have guessed that 2020 would see the revival of drive-in cinema (still hard to believe I’m typing this), so what the hell?”

2. Here’s how you should do it.

“Benevolent, advanced aliens publicly stepping in to correct the course of our civilization.”

3. Time for progress.

“Progress.

Actual remedies for the problems that got us here.

Criminal Justice Reform and and Public Health policy that prevents pandemics instead of just reacting to them.”

4. Let’s hope for it!

“Scientists find a cure for Covid and miraculously Cancer as well.

Government works out universal health care, universal basic income. The mars rover accidentally trips the the alien tera-forming button a-la Total Recall.

Elon Musk unveils he’s invented teleportation and an unlimited energy supply. Peace reins across the world. Atlantis is discovered.

We receive contact from an alien society that was just waiting for us to evolve enough to be civil in the universal society.

We learn all of us are one and the cosmos groove electric.”

5. Come together.

“People realize how unity is required to overcome the most difficult challenges on earth so people come together to challenge, among other things:

Global Warming

Income Inequality

Racism.”

6. Could happen…

“If a bag filled with $50,000,000,000 in crisp thousand dollar bills suddenly falls from the sky and lands in my front yard…”

7. Just wear a damn mask!

“The anti-maskers realize what idiots they’ve been and stop making everything worse with their conspiracy theories and dumbfuckery.”

8. We need it.

“At least for here in America, the election of a candidate who takes the role of president seriously, can lead us through national tragedies, and organize people to find solutions rather than cause more problems.”

9. Here’s the list.

“Free universal wifi released without comcast or Verizon stopping it somehow.

Jeff Bezos decides to open a new warehouse in every major city, but instead turns them into homeless shelters.

The government gets out of the student loan game. Causing tuition to drop and loans to become affordable again.

Cure for cancer

Game of thrones releases a secret 9th season with 10 episodes showing brann brann having visions of season 8 making it retconned.

Me getting a girlfriend.”

10. Just do it, already.

“The national legalization of weed in the US that would make my year.”

11. The time is NOW.

“Big steps being made to mitigate the climate catastrophe we have waiting for us in the next decade or two.”

12. Here, here!

“4-day work weeks, universal income, social reform.”

13. Who could that be…?

“A certain US president losing his reelection might be a start on the path to redemption.

But the broad spectrum antiviral discovery would be good too.”

14. Education is important.

“Making people more educated on how can we to do something for one another with love and compassionate to one another.”

15. Shut it all down.

“For America, most immediately, it would be shutting things down. No talk of the NFL returning, shops reopening, K-12 schools reopening, or colleges reopening in the fall.

Ideally, we would lock things down solidly through the end of the year, suspend nonessential travel between states, and find funds to support everyone through this. If other countries can do it, and if we always find funds to bail out banks and corporations, why not care for our people?

Employers would be required to allow employees to work from home, and justify why others must remain onsite. Those who must work onsite would have access to daily testing via their employer. Free testing for everyone, and free care for those who test positive.

To continue this fantasy, employers would also be required to develop policies for employees to work offsite long-term, and face real penalties for firing employees or outsourcing jobs. Again, ideally, this would bring about a shift in management models nationwide.

I think we have a tendency to think that all of this, from the inability to have a football season to universities only offering online classes, is a permanent thing, and it isn’t–or it doesn’t have to be, if we really make an attempt at locking down.

Other things that seem unrealistic atm, but could be possible some day: voting from home, more options for students to learn remotely, and for free, a total revamp of the current K-12 curriculum, free healthcare, free assessments and mental healthcare starting in childhood, better support systems in communities, especially for our poorest, youngest and elderly members, truly separating church and state, getting money out of politics, everyone having the time and inclination to pay attention to and get involved with local, state, and national politics, reigniting an interest in recycling and conservation, giving people the time, money, resources, and freedom for self-actualization from an early age.

There are so many things that would make 2020 and our future better.”

16. To the future!

“It turns out 2020 was just the introduction to 2021 when all of humanity gets an extremely fast change of mentality. By 2025 we turn this bitch around and the world turns into something similar to an utopian planet where there’s no crime, corruption or prejudice. We finally reach the golden age.

Science, education and culture get all the funding that we gave to military and marketing, so within 20 years we colonize other planets, and by 2070 we start colonizing other galaxies too.

By 2147 we discover traces of an unknown element on one of the surrounding planets. Two years later a weird crate is found on mars, holding some advanced technology. Scientist study it and quickly find out how mass effect fields work, which results in humans finally discovering Faster Than Light travel.

But before we can even get to use it, we find out that one of Pluto’s moons is actually some technology, some kind of relay, that’s been there for thousands of years. We dig it up only to realize that it’s a mass effect relay that basically teleports you to various parts of space.

In 2157, the first contact is made.”

What do you think?

What could happen that would redeem this awful year?

Talk to us in the comments!

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People Talk About What They Think Can Redeem 2020

When the books are written, 2020 is gonna be a big chapter, probably up there with 1968.

We have civil unrest, protests, a divided populace, a health crisis, and a whole other host of issues we’re dealing with right now.

So, what could possibly redeem 2020?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.

1. You never know…

“Scientists discover that a unique side-effect experienced by COVID survivors is that their lungs develop the ability to sequester carbon directly from the air, which gets processed in their bodies and harmlessly removed in their stool.

And that’s how COVID becomes the unexpected cure for climate change and carbon pollution.

Which sounds silly, but I also never in a million years would have guessed that 2020 would see the revival of drive-in cinema (still hard to believe I’m typing this), so what the hell?”

2. Here’s how you should do it.

“Benevolent, advanced aliens publicly stepping in to correct the course of our civilization.”

3. Time for progress.

“Progress.

Actual remedies for the problems that got us here.

Criminal Justice Reform and and Public Health policy that prevents pandemics instead of just reacting to them.”

4. Let’s hope for it!

“Scientists find a cure for Covid and miraculously Cancer as well.

Government works out universal health care, universal basic income. The mars rover accidentally trips the the alien tera-forming button a-la Total Recall.

Elon Musk unveils he’s invented teleportation and an unlimited energy supply. Peace reins across the world. Atlantis is discovered.

We receive contact from an alien society that was just waiting for us to evolve enough to be civil in the universal society.

We learn all of us are one and the cosmos groove electric.”

5. Come together.

“People realize how unity is required to overcome the most difficult challenges on earth so people come together to challenge, among other things:

Global Warming

Income Inequality

Racism.”

6. Could happen…

“If a bag filled with $50,000,000,000 in crisp thousand dollar bills suddenly falls from the sky and lands in my front yard…”

7. Just wear a damn mask!

“The anti-maskers realize what idiots they’ve been and stop making everything worse with their conspiracy theories and dumbfuckery.”

8. We need it.

“At least for here in America, the election of a candidate who takes the role of president seriously, can lead us through national tragedies, and organize people to find solutions rather than cause more problems.”

9. Here’s the list.

“Free universal wifi released without comcast or Verizon stopping it somehow.

Jeff Bezos decides to open a new warehouse in every major city, but instead turns them into homeless shelters.

The government gets out of the student loan game. Causing tuition to drop and loans to become affordable again.

Cure for cancer

Game of thrones releases a secret 9th season with 10 episodes showing brann brann having visions of season 8 making it retconned.

Me getting a girlfriend.”

10. Just do it, already.

“The national legalization of weed in the US that would make my year.”

11. The time is NOW.

“Big steps being made to mitigate the climate catastrophe we have waiting for us in the next decade or two.”

12. Here, here!

“4-day work weeks, universal income, social reform.”

13. Who could that be…?

“A certain US president losing his reelection might be a start on the path to redemption.

But the broad spectrum antiviral discovery would be good too.”

14. Education is important.

“Making people more educated on how can we to do something for one another with love and compassionate to one another.”

15. Shut it all down.

“For America, most immediately, it would be shutting things down. No talk of the NFL returning, shops reopening, K-12 schools reopening, or colleges reopening in the fall.

Ideally, we would lock things down solidly through the end of the year, suspend nonessential travel between states, and find funds to support everyone through this. If other countries can do it, and if we always find funds to bail out banks and corporations, why not care for our people?

Employers would be required to allow employees to work from home, and justify why others must remain onsite. Those who must work onsite would have access to daily testing via their employer. Free testing for everyone, and free care for those who test positive.

To continue this fantasy, employers would also be required to develop policies for employees to work offsite long-term, and face real penalties for firing employees or outsourcing jobs. Again, ideally, this would bring about a shift in management models nationwide.

I think we have a tendency to think that all of this, from the inability to have a football season to universities only offering online classes, is a permanent thing, and it isn’t–or it doesn’t have to be, if we really make an attempt at locking down.

Other things that seem unrealistic atm, but could be possible some day: voting from home, more options for students to learn remotely, and for free, a total revamp of the current K-12 curriculum, free healthcare, free assessments and mental healthcare starting in childhood, better support systems in communities, especially for our poorest, youngest and elderly members, truly separating church and state, getting money out of politics, everyone having the time and inclination to pay attention to and get involved with local, state, and national politics, reigniting an interest in recycling and conservation, giving people the time, money, resources, and freedom for self-actualization from an early age.

There are so many things that would make 2020 and our future better.”

16. To the future!

“It turns out 2020 was just the introduction to 2021 when all of humanity gets an extremely fast change of mentality. By 2025 we turn this bitch around and the world turns into something similar to an utopian planet where there’s no crime, corruption or prejudice. We finally reach the golden age.

Science, education and culture get all the funding that we gave to military and marketing, so within 20 years we colonize other planets, and by 2070 we start colonizing other galaxies too.

By 2147 we discover traces of an unknown element on one of the surrounding planets. Two years later a weird crate is found on mars, holding some advanced technology. Scientist study it and quickly find out how mass effect fields work, which results in humans finally discovering Faster Than Light travel.

But before we can even get to use it, we find out that one of Pluto’s moons is actually some technology, some kind of relay, that’s been there for thousands of years. We dig it up only to realize that it’s a mass effect relay that basically teleports you to various parts of space.

In 2157, the first contact is made.”

What do you think?

What could happen that would redeem this awful year?

Talk to us in the comments!

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People Talk About Conspiracy Theories That They Think Might Be Legit

I’ve been pretty obsessed with the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy since I was a little kid.

Who was behind it?

The Mafia? The Cubans? Russians?  Or was it just a lone wolf, like the government would have us believe?

The JFK assassination is just one of many conspiracy theories that people can spend a lot of time researching.

Can some of them possibly be true?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this subject.

1. A coup.

“The 1975 dismissal of the then Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitam (by the Governor General) was actually a British/American backed CIA coup, in order to prevent the nationalisation of Australia’s mining sector.”

2. Soviet space program.

“Yuri Gagarin wasn’t the first man in space, just the first to come back alive.”

3. Could it be true?

“There’s a very high chance that a nuclear test took place by Israel and South Africa in 1979 and that the United States covered it up for political reasons.”

4. MLK.

“Can’t believe nobody has said this already: I am somewhat suspicious of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination.

Just before the shooting occurred, a police radio call announced an active shooter and car chase on the opposite side of town and requested back up, lots of back up. Almost all of the cops on duty that day responded leaving 1 or 2 to respond to the King shooting. There was no car chase, no other shooter, and no one ever found out who made that radio call.”

5. Jack the Ripper.

“The identity of Jack the Ripper was known to the police.

He was actually detained and questioned by police before being released. He then left the country before they could rearrest him. Scotland Yard then covered up their failure, which snowballed into one of the biggest serial killer conspiracy theories in history.

This is supported by the fact that 132 years later, they are still withholding the case files and decline all Freedom of Information application as the files “may have an impact on living persons”.

6. Fighting against the environment.

“Certain Governments are actively working against environmental legislation because their countries have access rights to resources buried under the Arctic that they want to exploit once the ice caps melt.”

7. Doesn’t add up.

“Worldwide pedophile rings, and their involvement in Epstein´s murder.

I’m not talking about the adrenochrome shit, that’s just made up bullshit. I believe that Epstein was murdered to cover up larger pedophile rings.

Imagine this: you have a deal to expose all your clients, and have at least a little bit less strict prison sentence in exchange, and then you just hang yourself in your cell, when you have no way of knowing that the cameras are out, when no guards control your cell the way they should.

Seems like there are too many coincidences in this one for it to be just a random suicide.

I saw some autopsy photos, discussed the matter with my dad (who is an ex-cop who saw a couple of suicide victims, both saving them from the nooses, and on the table), and he said that he had never seen anyone with strangling marks in the middle of their neck that wasn’t a murder, since most hanging suicide victims have the marks right under their chin.

If Epstein survived, and still gave out the list, it could have had a couple of added names, but there are pretty big chances that some of his clients might have been involved in other pedophile rings, much larger than what his ring.

Shit just doesn’t add up.”

8. Interesting…

“That the term conspiracy theorists was coined by the CIA to make a mockery of people who put facts together out of loop of main stream media to se what was happening behind the scenes.

That turned into flat earthers, reptilian royals and whatever else falling under the same umbrella and skewering the public perception of theorists.

Many theories proved true ( CIA funneling drugs into the USA) but they fall under the umbrella as “moon landing fake” so people don’t really pay attention.”

9. What happened to her?

“Amelia Earhart didn’t crash, she was shot down by the Japanese because she was taking spy photos for the US government.

The timeline and geography makes sense, and other aviators of the time were approached with similar missions.”

10. Whoa!

“The lottery is designed to catch time travelers.

Is that why a myriad of bad things starts happening to them after they win? It’s actually pretty logical…”

11. Turkey.

“The failed coup in Turkey being staged by Erdogan.

It was just too perfect for him. Just at the right moment when he was popular and ready to take power a weak coup happens, giving him the perfect opportunity to crack down on any opposition? Come on.

He even said it was a gift from God himself.”

12. Brazilian politics.

“During last federal election in Brazil, a far-right candidate to presidency was stabbed during a rally.

This candidate was from a small party and did not have time on television to promote himself (less than 30s), but after that it was news in every news. Also because of the stabbing, he was on medical leave and did not participate of any debates between candidates. The main doctor from the team that operates the candidate was a well-known oncologist in Brazil.

Well, the candidate was Bolsonaro and the stabbing boost his campaign and he won.

After the election, the guy who stabbed was declare with mental issues and is on special-hospital-jail while we discover that he was practicing gun fire in the same school/field as bolsonaro’s son (which this guy clearly could not pay for) and had a high-profile lawyer (again, who is paying for this?)

The conspiracy theory is: Bolsonaro had cancer and create this circus to operate while boosting his chances on the election.”

13. A local conspiracy.

“Every time these threads come around, people always talk about the big national conspiracies. I’ll let you all in on a very rural town conspiracy.

I graduated high school with a gentleman that would eventually become a cop. Kid came from a military family, was an avid gamer and DnD player, and was generally a great guy. I know he wanted to join the military like his father but he was barred due to some weird physical condition he had.

Instead of the military, he goes into the police department and becomes a local cop. He’s still a pretty good guy, but you know how life goes on after HS. We talked less and less, etc. He even pulled my wife over once for a ticket but let her go once he recognized her. His family were super proud of him as well.

Suddenly, I receive bad news from a buddy of mine. My cop friend committed suicide in his house once it was discovered he was apparently selling kiddie pornography.

Other local cops surrounded his house, he sent his fiance outside to surrender, and then turned his pistol on himself. It was sad of course, and many people were upset in the local community. However, it never sat well with me.

His family always contested the claims of kiddie porn too. The report stated they found a large amount of it on all of his computers and hard-drives. My deceased friend loved building computers, and had lots of parts.

The local police seized ALL of his equipment. Afaik, they never returned any of it. It would seem odd that someone so intelligent would be stupid enough to just download kiddie porn and place it on their hard-drives. Perhaps he wasn’t as smart as I thought, but it just never sat well with me.

Furthermore, his partner that he was seen with suddenly disappeared from the public eye. Not a month after my friend committed suicide, this particular cop quit the force and just left town. To this day, no one knows where he went or why he disappeared. My buddies family has tried to press the police department for information but they never said anything beyond “He doesn’t want to be a cop anymore”.

Most people would argue that people leave jobs all the time, but this particular guy had lots of family here, including a wife and kids. He apparently just skipped town and sent divorce papers to his wife, and then was never heard from again.

Its never sat right with me, especially since my friend was so happy to be a cop. Maybe I completely just missed this side of him, or maybe I am looking too deeply into this. But still, I think it’s definitely weird how the timeline of events lined up.

How about you?

Are there some conspiracy theories that you think might be true?

Tell us all about them in the comments!

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People Talk About Conspiracy Theories That They Think Might Be Legit

I’ve been pretty obsessed with the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy since I was a little kid.

Who was behind it?

The Mafia? The Cubans? Russians?  Or was it just a lone wolf, like the government would have us believe?

The JFK assassination is just one of many conspiracy theories that people can spend a lot of time researching.

Can some of them possibly be true?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this subject.

1. A coup.

“The 1975 dismissal of the then Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitam (by the Governor General) was actually a British/American backed CIA coup, in order to prevent the nationalisation of Australia’s mining sector.”

2. Soviet space program.

“Yuri Gagarin wasn’t the first man in space, just the first to come back alive.”

3. Could it be true?

“There’s a very high chance that a nuclear test took place by Israel and South Africa in 1979 and that the United States covered it up for political reasons.”

4. MLK.

“Can’t believe nobody has said this already: I am somewhat suspicious of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination.

Just before the shooting occurred, a police radio call announced an active shooter and car chase on the opposite side of town and requested back up, lots of back up. Almost all of the cops on duty that day responded leaving 1 or 2 to respond to the King shooting. There was no car chase, no other shooter, and no one ever found out who made that radio call.”

5. Jack the Ripper.

“The identity of Jack the Ripper was known to the police.

He was actually detained and questioned by police before being released. He then left the country before they could rearrest him. Scotland Yard then covered up their failure, which snowballed into one of the biggest serial killer conspiracy theories in history.

This is supported by the fact that 132 years later, they are still withholding the case files and decline all Freedom of Information application as the files “may have an impact on living persons”.

6. Fighting against the environment.

“Certain Governments are actively working against environmental legislation because their countries have access rights to resources buried under the Arctic that they want to exploit once the ice caps melt.”

7. Doesn’t add up.

“Worldwide pedophile rings, and their involvement in Epstein´s murder.

I’m not talking about the adrenochrome shit, that’s just made up bullshit. I believe that Epstein was murdered to cover up larger pedophile rings.

Imagine this: you have a deal to expose all your clients, and have at least a little bit less strict prison sentence in exchange, and then you just hang yourself in your cell, when you have no way of knowing that the cameras are out, when no guards control your cell the way they should.

Seems like there are too many coincidences in this one for it to be just a random suicide.

I saw some autopsy photos, discussed the matter with my dad (who is an ex-cop who saw a couple of suicide victims, both saving them from the nooses, and on the table), and he said that he had never seen anyone with strangling marks in the middle of their neck that wasn’t a murder, since most hanging suicide victims have the marks right under their chin.

If Epstein survived, and still gave out the list, it could have had a couple of added names, but there are pretty big chances that some of his clients might have been involved in other pedophile rings, much larger than what his ring.

Shit just doesn’t add up.”

8. Interesting…

“That the term conspiracy theorists was coined by the CIA to make a mockery of people who put facts together out of loop of main stream media to se what was happening behind the scenes.

That turned into flat earthers, reptilian royals and whatever else falling under the same umbrella and skewering the public perception of theorists.

Many theories proved true ( CIA funneling drugs into the USA) but they fall under the umbrella as “moon landing fake” so people don’t really pay attention.”

9. What happened to her?

“Amelia Earhart didn’t crash, she was shot down by the Japanese because she was taking spy photos for the US government.

The timeline and geography makes sense, and other aviators of the time were approached with similar missions.”

10. Whoa!

“The lottery is designed to catch time travelers.

Is that why a myriad of bad things starts happening to them after they win? It’s actually pretty logical…”

11. Turkey.

“The failed coup in Turkey being staged by Erdogan.

It was just too perfect for him. Just at the right moment when he was popular and ready to take power a weak coup happens, giving him the perfect opportunity to crack down on any opposition? Come on.

He even said it was a gift from God himself.”

12. Brazilian politics.

“During last federal election in Brazil, a far-right candidate to presidency was stabbed during a rally.

This candidate was from a small party and did not have time on television to promote himself (less than 30s), but after that it was news in every news. Also because of the stabbing, he was on medical leave and did not participate of any debates between candidates. The main doctor from the team that operates the candidate was a well-known oncologist in Brazil.

Well, the candidate was Bolsonaro and the stabbing boost his campaign and he won.

After the election, the guy who stabbed was declare with mental issues and is on special-hospital-jail while we discover that he was practicing gun fire in the same school/field as bolsonaro’s son (which this guy clearly could not pay for) and had a high-profile lawyer (again, who is paying for this?)

The conspiracy theory is: Bolsonaro had cancer and create this circus to operate while boosting his chances on the election.”

13. A local conspiracy.

“Every time these threads come around, people always talk about the big national conspiracies. I’ll let you all in on a very rural town conspiracy.

I graduated high school with a gentleman that would eventually become a cop. Kid came from a military family, was an avid gamer and DnD player, and was generally a great guy. I know he wanted to join the military like his father but he was barred due to some weird physical condition he had.

Instead of the military, he goes into the police department and becomes a local cop. He’s still a pretty good guy, but you know how life goes on after HS. We talked less and less, etc. He even pulled my wife over once for a ticket but let her go once he recognized her. His family were super proud of him as well.

Suddenly, I receive bad news from a buddy of mine. My cop friend committed suicide in his house once it was discovered he was apparently selling kiddie pornography.

Other local cops surrounded his house, he sent his fiance outside to surrender, and then turned his pistol on himself. It was sad of course, and many people were upset in the local community. However, it never sat well with me.

His family always contested the claims of kiddie porn too. The report stated they found a large amount of it on all of his computers and hard-drives. My deceased friend loved building computers, and had lots of parts.

The local police seized ALL of his equipment. Afaik, they never returned any of it. It would seem odd that someone so intelligent would be stupid enough to just download kiddie porn and place it on their hard-drives. Perhaps he wasn’t as smart as I thought, but it just never sat well with me.

Furthermore, his partner that he was seen with suddenly disappeared from the public eye. Not a month after my friend committed suicide, this particular cop quit the force and just left town. To this day, no one knows where he went or why he disappeared. My buddies family has tried to press the police department for information but they never said anything beyond “He doesn’t want to be a cop anymore”.

Most people would argue that people leave jobs all the time, but this particular guy had lots of family here, including a wife and kids. He apparently just skipped town and sent divorce papers to his wife, and then was never heard from again.

Its never sat right with me, especially since my friend was so happy to be a cop. Maybe I completely just missed this side of him, or maybe I am looking too deeply into this. But still, I think it’s definitely weird how the timeline of events lined up.

How about you?

Are there some conspiracy theories that you think might be true?

Tell us all about them in the comments!

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People Share Conspiracy Theories That Could Actually Be True

I’m not one to really believe in conspiracy theories, in general but I have to say that the more I dig into some of them, the more plausible some of them sound.

UFOs, political intrigue, assassinations. They’re very interesting to read about!

Do you believe in these kinds of things?

AskReddit users opened up about what conspiracies they think could be true.

1. Russian intrigue.

“That Vladimir Putin actually orchestrated the Moscow Apartment Bombings, to consolidate power and justify another war in Chechnya.

He killed thousands of his own people in a false flag attack and has murdered people since to keep it covered up.”

2. Social Security issues.

“Poor US virus response = mass deaths for middle-aged-to-elderly = insolvent Social Security gets a large reprieve as they don’t have to extend benefits to all those who would have drawn them = “I fixed Social Security”.”

3. One or the other.

“Democrats and Republicans working together to spread propaganda that you can only be one of the other.

Like, the idea that third parties are way to small to even have a chance of being elected (for president or for congress), and therefore should be ignored.

It makes sense because no one wants to waste their vote, so they won’t vote for third parties. Third parties then have no power. That means Democrats and Republicans don’t have to compromise with each other because they only have one competition, which is with each other.”

4. September 11.

“The CIA /FBI /American administration knew about 911 and either let it happen or instigated it in order to further assert dominance in the world, especially the middle east.”

5. Wiped out.

“My Polish friend told me this and showed me a video that seemed quite believable.

In 2010 an airplane from the Polish government crashed with pretty much all of the Polish leaders onboard. The video that exists shows part of the crash site and some people shouting in Russian. Afterwards some shots are heard.

The theory is that Russia shot the airplane down as the Polish officials were on the way to Russia.”

6. That’s a creepy story.

“The Dyatlov Pass incident wasn’t actually a natural accident… something killed them.

The amount of radiation in their blood certainly couldn’t have been from just passing through an area with radiation whilst they were traveling could it.

And to die with their tongues ripped out and other such fatalities it seems very odd the government would label it as death by natural causes especially when the camp they were at was left rapidly.”

7. Was it suicide?

“I really don’t think Kurt Cobain committed suicide.

The entire story always felt off to me, not to mention some of the harrowing details I learned of later on that seemed way too suspicious.

I’m not really sure if Courtney Love was involved, but I definitely feel like there was some foul play.”

8. Biological testing.

“In August of 1994, a small Washington town was subjected to biological testing by the US Government.

Over the course of three weeks they had 6 “rain storms” that consisted of gelatinous blobs. Anyone that came in physical contact with them (even with latex gloves) became ill, with dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms. Originally the towns doctor diagnosed almost everyone with ear infections.

After finally getting someone to agree to test the blobs, they found white blood cells and bacteria in them. Everything from a water spout picking up jellyfish and dropping them on the town, to the possibility of it being from an illegal dumping of an airplane toilet, have been debunked as not feasible.

The air force admitted to testing weapons near a coastal town about 50 miles away, and residents are adamant they had an unusual amount of government air traffic leading up to the events.

The Air Force denies any involvement, but the residents are almost positive they were the unwilling test subjects in something more sinister than flying jellyfish.”

9. Oh, great.

“The anti-vax movement is propped up by various foreign bad actors (i.e. the Chinese/Russian governments) via social media to literally weaken western powers through diminished health and faith in our own technologies.”

10. Never heard this before.

“The Titanic didn’t sink, the Olympic did.

The story goes that after a disastrous maiden voyage of the Olympic, it would cost millions to repair in a time where a million was a lot of money. It’s sister ship, titanic was still being built so they hatched an insurance fraud scam.

They swapped the name plates between the two ships, labeled the Olympic as the titanic, and set sail. They planned to take damage to the ship, have a nearby ship save everyone, collect the insurance money and party hard.

Except there was a small boat illegally doing stuff in between the titanic/Olympic, so when the titanic/Olympic sent up flairs for help, the other ship responded instead of the planned one causing the messages to become confused, so the ship that was sent to save everyone was late and a lot of people died.”

11. What???

“That William Shakespeare was just an actor.

Everything he wrote was written by Sir Francis Bacon. Jenna and Julian did a podcast on this and it was really interesting to listen to.”

12. Thoughts on this?

“Putin has leverage on Trump and is using it.

Trump is just trying to use the presidency to dig his family out of debt, and all of his family are making back room deals to sell American policy for personal wealth.”

13. They’re out there…

“Aliens.

Anyone doubting this is delusional. With all the space stuff we’ve receive and evidence that intelligent life might exist elsewhere (my Earth standards), anyone else think life might exist outside the “cosmos” or restrictions humans put on life?

There is probably different elements, substances, stuff we can’t comprehend that exists, but it blows our minds and admitting it is scary.”

14. Sphinx.

 “The Sphinx is undoubtedly not dated correctly. Our understanding of the rise of civilization is WAY off, and it’s all because of the egos of the archeological and “egyptological” communities.

Textbooks would have been to be rewritten. Careers would be ruined. Thankfully, the internet and people’s own good judgement is very helpful in revealing this atrocity of a lie.

Biggest claim is that extensive water erosion occurred on the enclosure walls and back of the Sphinx that would date back to the end of the last ice age, when there was heavy rainfall and lots of water in the area, about 11-12 thousands years ago, which is much further back in history than current claims by “egyptologists.”

⁠There isn’t much evidence in ancient Egyptian text to support the claim that it was fully carved in Egypt’s old kingdom. There is evidence, though, to suggest that the current ‘human’ head was recarved by a new Egyptian king when he found a huge stone head (maybe a lion’s) sticking out of the sand, but the human head is way out of proportion to the rest of the body, suggesting that the head was recarved from a different original head (maybe a lion).

The disproportionate head is really telling, because there are no other examples of animals or humans with disproportionate body parts found anywhere else in Egypt from that time. Ancient Egyptians loves their proportions and were obsessed with getting them just right.

There is ground penetrating radar evidence to suggest that that there is a subsurface chamber under the left paw of the Sphinx, and when Egyptian authorities found out about this, they shut down the whole radar search operation and banned them from further searching. Further suggestions to insert a small camera probe down into the chamber have been met with hostility.

Egypt’s old minister of antiquities, when asked about the water erosion of the Sphinx and the newly found left paw chamber, literally said “I don’t believe in radar, but I do believe in what we already know”. You would think that Egyptology would be a an actual science, but it’s definitely not.

Just a few points, but there’s a lot more to dig into. Do your due diligence.”

Do you think there are some conspiracy theories that might be true?

Tell us what you think in the comments.

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

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