History ConspiracyTheories / OToZ

30th Sep '17 7:58:02 PM Malady
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* There was a persistent theory that [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world would be destroyed]] on or near [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], supposedly based on Mayan calendars. That belief persisted only until 12:01 a.m. [[InternationalDateLine Line Islands Time]], Saturday, December 22, 2012. If you ask any scholar who specializes in pre-Hispanic Mayas about the "prophecy," they'll answer that the calendar simply enters a "new age", rather like when our calendars mark the passing of a new millennium; you buy a new calendar and time keeps going as if nothing had happened.

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* There was a persistent theory that [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world would be destroyed]] on or near [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], supposedly based on Mayan calendars. That belief persisted only until 12:01 a.m. [[InternationalDateLine [[UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine Line Islands Time]], Saturday, December 22, 2012. If you ask any scholar who specializes in pre-Hispanic Mayas about the "prophecy," they'll answer that the calendar simply enters a "new age", rather like when our calendars mark the passing of a new millennium; you buy a new calendar and time keeps going as if nothing had happened.
23rd Sep '17 11:05:59 AM karstovich2
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*** Because this conspiracy theory is not based on American constitutional law or the US Internal Revenue Code, but rather birth certificates typography and the existence of fiat currency, it is propounded by people outside the US in countries with both things (i.e. most of them). [[https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2012/2012abqb571/2012abqb571.html This]] is an opinion by a judge in Edmonton, Alberta (that's in Canada) outlining in excruciating detail why many tax protester/sovereign citizen/freeman on the land arguments are wrong, in the context of a divorce case where (among other things) the husband was trying to get out of paying alimony by using the "straw man" argument.[[/folder]]
19th Sep '17 10:59:32 AM Wooboo
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*** Though that concept is then completely undercut by the fact that [[ArtisticLicenseBiology evolution does not work that way.]] The logic that white people are somehow "superior" to blacks because blacks came first and are thus more primitive is akin to saying that a Velociraptor is inherently inferior to a chicken.
16th Sep '17 5:17:27 PM wingedcatgirl
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* There was a persistent theory that [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world would be destroyed]] on or near [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], supposedly based on Mayan calendars. That belief persisted only until 12:01 a.m. [[InternationalDateLine Line Islands Time]], Saturday, December 22, 2012. If you ask any scholar who specializes in pre-Hispanic Mayas about the "prophecy," they'll answered that the calendar simply enters a "new age", rather like when our calendars mark the passing of a new millennium; you buy a new calendar and time keeps going as if nothing had happened.

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* There was a persistent theory that [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world would be destroyed]] on or near [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], supposedly based on Mayan calendars. That belief persisted only until 12:01 a.m. [[InternationalDateLine Line Islands Time]], Saturday, December 22, 2012. If you ask any scholar who specializes in pre-Hispanic Mayas about the "prophecy," they'll answered answer that the calendar simply enters a "new age", rather like when our calendars mark the passing of a new millennium; you buy a new calendar and time keeps going as if nothing had happened.
16th Sep '17 4:13:26 PM nombretomado
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** Referenced in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' with a car stored in the titular warehouse that could run off bioelectrical energy of its passengers or a standard car battery that was invented by ThomasEdison which he then showed to Henry Ford. Ford turned it down because oil wore down engine components more quickly, and thus, Ford [[CorruptCorporateExecutive could make more]] [[MoneyDearBoy money]] when people would buy replacement parts or cars.

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** Referenced in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' with a car stored in the titular warehouse that could run off bioelectrical energy of its passengers or a standard car battery that was invented by ThomasEdison UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison which he then showed to Henry Ford. Ford turned it down because oil wore down engine components more quickly, and thus, Ford [[CorruptCorporateExecutive could make more]] [[MoneyDearBoy money]] when people would buy replacement parts or cars.



* There exist numerous alternative theories as to who "really" invented various pieces of influential technology, many of which allege bribery, backstabbing, and shady deals aplenty. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Gray_and_Alexander_Bell_telephone_controversy dispute over the telephone]] is particularly bloody, and has been ongoing for almost as long as telephones have existed. Alexander Graham Bell is still usually listed as the official inventor, but in 1886 a patent clerk named Zenas Wilber alleged that he had been bribed by Bell's lawyer (an army buddy of his) to bury the patent of Elisha Gray, a fellow inventor who had come up with the same idea independently, so Bell could be the first to have his patent approved. Further complicating matters are the fact that Gray admitted defeat to Bell at first, then changed his story after Wilber came forward, and that Wilber himself changed his story more than once. Similar theories exist about the invention of [[Creator/ThomasEdison the electric lightbulb]], [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein the theory of relativity]], and others. UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla in particular is often said to have been the true inventor of many things he was never properly credited for.

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* There exist numerous alternative theories as to who "really" invented various pieces of influential technology, many of which allege bribery, backstabbing, and shady deals aplenty. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Gray_and_Alexander_Bell_telephone_controversy dispute over the telephone]] is particularly bloody, and has been ongoing for almost as long as telephones have existed. Alexander Graham Bell is still usually listed as the official inventor, but in 1886 a patent clerk named Zenas Wilber alleged that he had been bribed by Bell's lawyer (an army buddy of his) to bury the patent of Elisha Gray, a fellow inventor who had come up with the same idea independently, so Bell could be the first to have his patent approved. Further complicating matters are the fact that Gray admitted defeat to Bell at first, then changed his story after Wilber came forward, and that Wilber himself changed his story more than once. Similar theories exist about the invention of [[Creator/ThomasEdison [[UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison the electric lightbulb]], [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein the theory of relativity]], and others. UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla in particular is often said to have been the true inventor of many things he was never properly credited for.
15th Sep '17 6:46:44 PM wingedcatgirl
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* There was a persistent theory that [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world would be destroyed]] on or near [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], supposedly based on Mayan calendars. That belief persisted only until 12:01 a.m. [[InternationalDateLine Line Islands Time]], Saturday, December 22, 2012. If you asked any scholar who specialized in pre-Hispanic Mayas about the "prophecy," he/she answered that the calendar simply enters a "new age", rather like when our calendars mark the passing of a new millennium; you buy a new calendar and time keeps going as if nothing had happened.

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* There was a persistent theory that [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world would be destroyed]] on or near [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], supposedly based on Mayan calendars. That belief persisted only until 12:01 a.m. [[InternationalDateLine Line Islands Time]], Saturday, December 22, 2012. If you asked ask any scholar who specialized specializes in pre-Hispanic Mayas about the "prophecy," he/she they'll answered that the calendar simply enters a "new age", rather like when our calendars mark the passing of a new millennium; you buy a new calendar and time keeps going as if nothing had happened.
14th Sep '17 4:46:55 PM HamburgerTime
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** Chick has [[http://www.boolean-union.com/Chick/Comics/BrokenCross/Images/panel37.jpg even claimed]] that the stage musicals ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' and ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'' were part of the plot, with the conspiracy creating them to water down Jesus in the public eye by presenting him as an ineffectual wuss and a carefree goofball, respectively.
3rd Sep '17 3:57:10 PM trumpetmarietta
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** “Water-powered engines” are often being described as the engines burning the hydrogen obtained through the electrolysis of water. Such engine would not only revolutionise the transportation but also physics as we know it, because the explanation above clearly violates the Law of Energy Conservation.

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** “Water-powered engines” are often being described as the engines burning the hydrogen obtained through the electrolysis of water. Such engine would not only revolutionise revolutionize the transportation industry, but also physics as we know it, because the explanation above clearly violates the Law of Energy Conservation.Conservation.
*** It would violate the First Law of Thermodynamics as well, given that such an engine would be, effectively, a perpetual motion machine if it were to work.
22nd Jul '17 11:54:30 PM igordebraga
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22nd Jul '17 11:54:27 PM igordebraga
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** The DarkHorseVictory by West Germany in 1954, over an Hungary team that hadn't lost in over 2 years and only started having trouble in the playoffs (in the group staged they trounced the same German team - because the coach deliberately put the reserves, to both hide the team's true strength and avoid a rematch with the Magyars until the final). Some accuse the "Miracle of Bern" of only happening due to the Germans using performance-enhancing drugs in the dressing room.

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** The DarkHorseVictory by West Germany in 1954, over an Hungary team that hadn't lost in over 2 years and only started having trouble in the playoffs (in the group staged stage they trounced the same German team - because the coach deliberately put the reserves, to both hide the team's true strength and avoid a rematch with the Magyars until the final). Some accuse the "Miracle of Bern" of only happening due to the Germans using performance-enhancing drugs in the dressing room.



* If an unpopular or unlikely city/country is selected to host a prestigious sporting event (such as the World Cup or the Olympics), there is usually an accompanying conspiracy theory that the country bribed their way to hosting. Sometimes that's even proven to be true (see: Salt Lake City's Olympics).

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* If an unpopular or unlikely city/country is selected to host a prestigious sporting event (such as the World Cup TheWorldCup or the Olympics), OlympicGames), there is usually an accompanying conspiracy theory that the country bribed their way to hosting. Sometimes that's even proven to be true (see: Salt Lake City's Olympics).
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