50 Things Youre Not Supposed To Know

  1. The Ten Commandments We Always See Aren’t the Ten Commandments

  2. One of the Popes Wrote an Erotic Book

  3. The CIA Commits Over 100,000 Serious Crimes Each Year

  4. The First CIA Agent to Die in the Line of Duty Was Douglas Mackiernan

  5. After 9/11, the Defense Department Wanted to Poison Afghanistan’s Food Supply

  6. The US Government Lies About the Number of Terrorism Convictions It Obtains

  7. The US Is Planning to Provoke Terrorist Attacks

  8. The US and Soviet Union Considered Detonating Nuclear Bombs on the Moon

  9. Two Atomic Bombs Were Dropped on North Carolina

  10. World War III Almost Started in 1995

  11. The Korean War Never Ended

  12. Agent Orange Was Used in Korea

  13. Kent State Wasn’t the Only — or Even the First — Massacre of College Students During the Vietnam Era

  14. Winston Churchill Believed in a Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy

  15. The Auschwitz Tattoo Was Originally an IBM Code Number

  16. Adolph Hitler’s Blood Relatives Are Alive and Well in New York State

  17. Around One Quarter of “Witches” Were Men

  18. The Virginia Colonists Practiced Cannibalism

  19. Many of the Pioneering Feminists Opposed Abortion

  20. Black People Served in the Confederate Army

  21. Electric Cars Have Been Around Since the 1880s

  22. Juries Are Allowed to Judge the Law, Not Just the Facts

  23. The Police Aren’t Legally Obligated to Protect You

  24. The Government Can Take Your House and Land, Then Sell Them to Private Corporations

  25. The Supreme Court Has Ruled That You’re Allowed to Ingest Any Drug, Especially If You’re an Addict

  26. The Age of Consent in Most of the US Is Not Eighteen

  27. Most Scientists Don’t Read All of the Articles They Cite

  28. Louis Pasteur Suppressed Experiments That Didn’t Support His Theories

  29. The Creator of the GAIA Hypothesis Supports Nuclear Power

  30. Genetically-Engineered Humans Have Already Been Born

  31. The Insurance Industry Wants to Genetically Test All Policy Holders

  32. Smoking Causes Problems Other Than Lung Cancer and Heart Disease

  33. Herds of Milk-Producing Cows Are Rife With Bovine Leukemia Virus

  34. Most Doctors Don’t Know the Radiation Level of CAT Scans

  35. Medication Errors Kill Thousands Each Year

  36. Prescription Drugs Kill Over 100,000 Annually

  37. Work Kills More People Than War

  38. The Suicide Rate Is Highest Among the Elderly

  39. For Low-Risk People, a Positive Result from an HIV Test Is Wrong Half the Time

  40. DNA Matching Is Not Infallible

  41. An FBI Expert Testified That Lie Detectors Are Worthless for Security Screening

  42. The Bayer Company Made Heroin

  43. LSD Has Been Used Successfully in Psychiatric Therapy

  44. Carl Sagan Was an Avid Pot-Smoker

  45. One of the Heroes of Black Hawk Down Is a Convicted Child Molester

  46. The Auto Industry Says That SUV Drivers Are Selfish and Insecure

  47. The Word “Squaw” Is Not a Derisive Term for the Vagina

  48. You Can Mail Letters for Little or No Cost

  49. Advertisers’ Influence on the News Media Is Widespread

  50. The World’s Museums Contain Innumerable Fakes

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