Let me make a quick point about conspiracy theories: Do people understand just how difficult it is for many of the conspiracies they claim to believe in to come to fruition? We're talking global levels of cooperation here, by the way, and it's clear the world can't even get itself out of a pandemic sooo...

But thankfully, there are some more innocent comnspiracies out there. For example, a former classmate once told me that he was convinced he couldn't remember all the items on his shopping list because of shopping elves distracting him to buy other things he didn't exactly need.

To be fair, he was a little stoned at the time and I told him he might want to consider just writing and referring to a shopping list.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor ConcentrateNext1734 asked the online community,

"What’s a conspiracy that you believe, but the majority of people don’t believe or know about?"

"Colonel Sanders..."

"Colonel Sanders puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly."


This one is very specific.

Blink twice if you need our help.

"Netflix's marketing team..."

"Netflix marketing team releases memes about shows to give off the appearance that everyone is watching said show. Since people have FOMO they watch the shows to understand the memes until everyone eventually does watch it."


Honestly, is this even a conspiracy theory? It sounds like good marketing strategy.

"My parents have a sensor..."

"My parents have a sensor that tells them whenever a sex scene appears in a show/movie/game on my TV so they can always walk in at the most embarrassing moment."


This one might actually be good. Parents are eerily good at this. I think my own mother might be in on the conspiracy theory.

"This is one..."

"This is one I believe because it doesn’t really affect anything and I think it’s fun: the Loch Ness Monster is the ghost of a dinosaur that now haunts the lake."


Okay, this is rather cute, I have to admit. I can get behind this, lol

"That cats..."

"That cats can see ghosts. And I don't even know if I believe in ghosts."


Have you SEEN cats stare into space for no reason?? What are they looking at?

"Big companies..."

"Big companies use Reddit and other social media to normalise shady behaviour. It seems every time news breaks about a company doing something shady, the top comments on Reddit are always along the lines of: 'Well duh! We've known this for years!'

"So instead of outrage, the news are met with apathy, and there's a feeling that you can't change the system anyway."


Pretty sure this has been happening for a while – and not really a conspiracy. Look at how big companies are infiltrating online communities to undermine workers' movements.

"A bot..."

"A bot posts this question every once and a while to see how many conspiracies people know about."


Quite possibly. Reddit is sneaky that way.

"Toothbrush heads..."

"Toothbrush heads are purposely oversized to make you use more toothpaste."


Take this one up with the toothbrush head lobby, why don't you!

"All the stop lights..."

"All the stop lights in my home town are timed so that you get stuck at each one if you drive the speed limit. The stop light people got paid off by big oil!"


Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow your roll, Erin Brockovitch. We can't have you digging much deeper.

"Trump didn't..."

"Trump didn't intend to win the Presidency."


You know, many people have suggested this and there is a contingent that believes he just got too drunk on the idea of all that power and felt he couldn't back away.

Well, let's be real: These conspiracies (or shall I say "conspiracies" are just a trifle bit healthier to believe in than Q-Anon related stuff.

Sure is nice to have people believing in the Loch Ness monster being a ghost than sullying its memory to overthrow constitutional democracy.

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