Looney Tunes Titanic Conspiracy Theories

Looney Tunes Titanic Conspiracy Theories

RMS Titanic

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com <As always, suggestions as to things I could write about to the email address above would be most welcome.> Now that one hundred years have passed since the sinking of the Titanic, conspiracy theories relating to it have been rife. Some are rather crazy. An example comes from one webpage. It said that there are only two people who were aboard the ship who survive to this day and both “claim” to have been babies...
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Downright Titanic Conspiracy Theories

Downright Titanic Conspiracy Theories

The Titanic

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com <Come on, I would still like suggestions as to things to write about, to the email address above. Updates will be every two weeks until I get more ideas.> The ill-fated ship, Titanic, was the result of fervent competition between the shipping lines, the White Star Line and Cunard. Cunard’s Mauretania performed the fastest-ever transatlantic crossing when it entered service in 1907. Cunard’s other masterpiece, the Lusitania, was launched the same year and much-praised for...
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The United States Lost the War of 1812

The United States Lost the War of 1812

U.S. soldiers bravely losing the War of 1812

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com As the 19th century commenced, Britain was embroiled in a war with France where the very survival of the nation was at stake. In 1797, a French invasion fleet embarked for Ireland, which was ruled by Britain at the time, but the weather was so violent that troops could not land. Both countries sought to prevent the other from trading with the United States. France made noises, but could do little to enforce an embargo...
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You Shall Burn for This: the Phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustion

You Shall Burn for This: the Phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion featured in Charles Dickens' 1852 novel, Bleak House.

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com <After almost eleven months of weekly updates, I’ve run out of stuff to write about. The next update will be in two weeks. If anyone can suggest something, I’d be very grateful if they were to email me.> Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) is the phenomenon whereby a human body catches fire for no apparent reason. More than 200 cases have been reported within the last 300 years, almost always resulting in the death of the...
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What Exodus?

What Exodus?

Was the story of the Exodus a load of bullshit?

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com The Jewish World Review declared, “If the Exodus did not occur, there is no Judaism.” It is a mitzvah – commandment – to tell the story to children. Questioning whether the Exodus occurred is rather more serious than calling into question the Epic of Gilgamesh or the Song of the Nibelungen. And so it is so much fun to ask: did the Exodus happen? The story is that many Jews – Israelites – moved to...
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“Aww, Dad, Can I PLEASE Get Biochipped?”

“Aww, Dad, Can I PLEASE Get Biochipped?”

A Sarfus image of a biochip

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com (An earlier post took a contrary view. A little diversity of opinion is no bad thing.) A biochip is a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder the size of a grain of rice which is injected into the human body. Biochips were first used to monitor fisheries in 1983, but are now used by more than 300 zoos and 80 government agencies in a minimum of 20 countries to track pets, lab animals, and endangered wildlife....
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The Phoenix Program: How to Win at Counter-Insurgency

The Phoenix Program: How to Win at Counter-Insurgency

There is a proven method of beating insurgents. Photo: Department of Defense.

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com One of the most effective things the United States did during the Vietnam War was the Phoenix Program. Counter Spy magazine called it “the most indiscriminate and massive programme of political murder since the Nazi death camps of World War 2.” The United States could do with more of this sort of thing in the counter-insurgencies it keeps finding itself fighting. Counterinsurgency requires that government forces neutralize not only the military capabilities of an insurgency,...
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Da Vinci a la Mode

Da Vinci a la Mode

The cover of The Da Vinci Code

by Timothy Chilman email: ephedrasa@hotmail.com One of the most high-profile conspiracy theories of recent years was that put forward in The Da Vinci Code. Book and film, The Da Vinci Code was once everywhere. Da Vinci Code tours took in its locations. At the Church of St Sulpice in France, staff-members wearied of tourists asking where the nun was murdered, necessitating a sign delineating between fact and fiction. The sign was often stolen. The author, Dan Brown, had arrived, and...
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Did Elvis Fake His Death?

Did Elvis Fake His Death?

Elvis Presley

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com Elvis Presley is the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Rapper Mos Def said he was the white man who stole the black man’s sound. He also broke ground by introducing sex to the equation, specifically when he sang Hound Dog on the Milton Berle Show. His suggestive hip movements stupefied television critics, who lambasted him for his “animalism,” “vulgarity,” and “appalling lack of musicality.” He made more than 110 appearances in the top 40, with...
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Who Believes in the Yeti?

Who Believes in the Yeti?

The most famous photograph of a supposed yeti footprint. Photo: visitnepal.com.

<I’m running out of conspiracies. Suggestions to the email address below as to things I could write about would be very welcome. Credit would be given.> by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com Late in 2011, more than a dozen of what were described as scientists from the United States, Russia, China, Canada, Sweden, and Estonia met in Tashtagol, 2,000 miles east of Moscow in the Kemerovo region of Siberia. They declared that they were 95 percent certain that one incarnation of...
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