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rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity
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rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity

Having apparently ran out of enemies for a night, Fox News decided to battle a new foe during its primetime lineup: the tyranny of the ubiquitous metric system.

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast
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how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast

Both Finland and the United States have a serious fake news problem, but only one of them has been successful in tacking it. How this played out is both instructive and disturbing

breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy
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breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy

According to an empirical study of the subject, if you're trying to avoid the mind control rays of sinister government agencies, a tinfoil hat is the worst choice you could make.

could a modern military fend off game of thrones’ white walkers?
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could a modern military fend off game of thrones’ white walkers?

The Night King's army of the undead was an invincible foe in Westeros. But how well would his wights do against modern weapons, and could the defenders of Winterfell have replicated them?

is game of thrones’ final season a metaphor for climate change?
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is game of thrones’ final season a metaphor for climate change?

A popular fan theory says GoT is a metaphor for the threat of global warming. But by the same logic, it could also be a metaphor for the encroachment of automation, or any other drastic upheaval on your mind.

why a conspiracy theorist and his money are soon parted
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why a conspiracy theorist and his money are soon parted

Thanks to modern technology and streaming platforms, conspiracy theories are big business, meaning that you’re quite literally paying to have people mess with your mind.

the flat earth conspiracy is a rebellion against reality itself
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the flat earth conspiracy is a rebellion against reality itself

Flat earthers don't just reject the idea that our world is round, they reject virtually all modern science, technology, and ideas.

when a conspiracy theorist runs away from his favorite conspiracy
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when a conspiracy theorist runs away from his favorite conspiracy

Now, when there are actual consequences for advancing the Pizzagate conspiracy, Alex Jones is running away from it.

was the cia punking the world with psychic flights to the martian past?
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was the cia punking the world with psychic flights to the martian past?

Could Project Stargate have been an elaborate ruse to rattle the nerves of superstitious world leaders?

no, seriously, all planets are round
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no, seriously, all planets are round

Flat Earthers don't seem to realize that their theory violates basic laws of physics.

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