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Every single group has the friend: wildly adept at the far reaches of the internet, clearly doesn't consider that texted links are time stamped so we know they were freaking out at 3:37am, and refuses to trust photographs.


But the wild, outlier, believe-every-conspiracy types are not the focus here. There are plenty of people that, for some reason they can't quite put their finger on, believe one very specific conspiracy theory.

And it's often the bizarre, almost trivial ones that take hold in these cases. A Reddit thread dedicated to plumbing the depths of those flashes of paranoia did not disappoint.

u/ComprehensiveMenu1 asked, "What conspiracy theory do you believe is true?"

The Long Con

Every so often, big sock companies make subtle changes to their design, so that when you buy new socks, they'll never match your old ones.

u/FutureBlackmail

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Explaining Crazy Away

The majority of celebrity Scientologist joined for networking purposes but then found themselves in over their head.

u/MonsenorTickles

No More Vacations For Me. Ever.

Crime in big tourist cities like Las Vegas is systematically underreported in order not to hurt business

u/Naweezy

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Absolutely Genius

Toothpaste advertisements show way too much toothpaste on the toothbrush so that you'll use more toothpaste than you need therefore causing you to buy toothpaste more often.

u/di**-nipples

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And Here I Thought It Was Just To Make Us All Look Dumb in Airpods

That the phasing out of the audio jack on mobile phones is to force customers to keep Bluetooth enabled as often as possible to enhance Bluetooth tracking in stores/malls so they can sell that data on to advertisers

u/Pius_Thicknesse

Source, Please

Michael Jordan's first "retirement" was an unofficial suspension for betting on basketball.

u/Naweezy

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The Ol' False Throwback

New Coke was purposely shi**y in order to drive up demand for classic Coke.

u/IanRockwell

Otherwise It's Just Straight Sexist

Women clothes don't have pockets so that they'll buy a purse.

u/that-dudes-shorts

On Shore Tax Havens

High art galleries are just a way for organized crime to launder money through high priced art pieces and "charitable donations." That's the reason you see pieces like 2 solid colored canvases side-by-side make $43 million.

u/GAGZM1

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Royal Longevity

The queen is only still alive out of spite to outlive her son.

u/AllUrFail

Zero Chill On This One

FRUIT OF THE LOOM HAD A CORNUCOPIA ON THEIR LOGO. THEY NO LONGER HAVE A CORNUCOPIA ON THEIR LOGO. BIG UNDERWEAR WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE IT WAS NEVER THERE.

u/JackPliskin01

Mission Accomplished

Flat earth websites were started as a practice arena for online manipulation. If they were able to convince people of such an absurdity, then people could be convinced of anything.

u/Mr_00

A One-Man Conspiracy

I believe that my husband only drinks Diet Dr Pepper bc he knows I don't like it, therefore won't take a sip of his when he gets one at the gas station.

u/Goreticia-Addams

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HOT TAKE

Stevie Wonder isn't blind.

u/RonJabroski

The Propaganda Machine

The US army have a bigger influence on Hollywood action movies than you think in order for people to be influenced at a younger age to join the army.

u/NotBradPitt90

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Why Elders Are Important

FDR killed himself, and this was initially reported by media (including to soldiers abroad via radio). Hours later, story changes to brain hemorrhage and is continued to this day.

Grandmother and other relatives remember going through department stores and hearing first announcement about suicide

u/rwang411

Leave it to Conspiracy Theorists to Get Extremely Meta About Everything

Conspiracy theories are actually deliberately diffused to keep the people busy thinking about stupid conspiracy theories rather than thinking about what is actually going on.

u/ersentenza​

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Biggest Bust in Sci Fi History

Jar Jar Binks was intended to be a Sith lord. However he was so hated from episode 1, George Lucas scrapped the idea.

Sounds Toxic

Britney Spears is bring held captive by her dad's legal hold on her mental stability.

u/Hepcatoy

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U/Tynoa2 asked: What's your favourite historical fact?


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