There is a tremendous amount of conspiracy theories out there. Some of them are hilarious or simply impossible. But sometimes, some of these absurd or impossible claims turn out to be true. Here are a few examples.
The military is sowing fear among the population by design
This is one of the oldest conspiracy theories. It has been discussed a long time but almost no one took it seriously. But this all changed when John F. Kennedy uncovered a plan by the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the US Army to sow chaos and fear among the population, which would lead to an increase in the military budget. Many of the president's biographers believe that this was the reason for his assassination.
A gun that can cause a heart attack
A weapon that can stop the heart and make it all look like a natural process really does exist. Even though up until recently this sort of gun was only mentioned in spy novels, it turns out the CIA developed one back in 1975.
The Gulf of Tonkin incident never happened
The Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred on August 2, 1964. According to the official story, the American destroyer USS Maddox was attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin by 3 Vietnamese torpedo boats, ultimately leading to the Vietnam War. In 2005, the New York Times came out with a publication revealing that naval command had purposefully distorted the intelligence reports that were presented to politicians. In reality it even turned out that there were no Vietnamese torpedo boats at the location of the incident in 1964.
Asbestos is deadly
Even though it's a well-known fact today, up until 1989 the claim that asbestos was poisonous was thought to be a conspiracy theory.
Vaccines that cause cancer
Not long ago, the Center for Disease Control admitted that in 1976, millions of Americans were injected with polio vaccines contaminated with SV40, a cancer-causing pathogen.
Fluoride is bad for your teeth
Even though it had been denying this claim for a long time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called for a change in the composition of drinking water, due to its containing sodium fluoride, which is harmful to kid's teeth.
A cyber war in support of GMO
According to a report publicized by German intelligence, several governments worldwide are leading a cyber war against groups fighting against the spread of genetically modified foods. They pay hackers to attack their internet platforms and spread false information.