10. There is alien evidence in the American Southwest

10. There is alien evidence in the American Southwest

Conspiracy: E.T. is buried in the desert of New Mexico.

The truth: This one is real: The Atari video game E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial failed so miserably that the company buried unsold cartridges in a desert landfill. (Wait, what did you think we meant? Real aliens? In New Mexico? Not yet, anyway.)

It is not easy to bury things forever. If you are brave enough, take a look at these disturbing finds made by home inspectors, real estate professionals and undertakers.

11. Canada tried to develop 'gaydar'

11. Canada tried to develop 'gaydar'
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Conspiracy: The Canada government was so paranoid about homosexuality that it developed a “gaydar” machine.

The truth: It really happened: In the 1960s, the government hired a university professor to develop a way to detect homosexuality in federal employees.

He came up with a machine that measured pupil dilation in response to same-sex-erotic imagery; the Canadian government used it to exclude or fire more than 400 men from civil service, the military, and the Mounties.

Fortunately, things have changed a lot since those days. But here’s the one word you should never say in a job interview.


12. The Illuminati and the U.S. government

12. The Illuminati and the U.S. government

Conspiracy: A secret society that rules the world – the Illuminati – and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) are in cahoots.

The truth: We’re here to tell you that a link does, in fact, exist.

Of course, that “link” is actually a hyperlink (i.e., an electronic link between two Internet sites).

If you type Illuminati backward – Itanimulli – into a web browser, you will land on the NSA website.

Click this link if you dare:


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