Conspiracy theories that turned out to be true!
Posted in Shocking | July 22 CheckNewsOnline
How many times were you right when your gut told you that something seems fishy? If this has happened to you in the past, you’ll often realize that the truth always seems to make itself visible at the most convenient time, taking most by surprise but not all. Sketchy behavior from the government or other powerful individuals never really goes unnoticed by people. Read on to know about shocking conspiracy theories that turned out to be 100% true.
Project Sunshine: After the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the American government, conducted a study to measure the extent of nuclear fallout on the human body. Rumor had it that the government was stealing dead bodies to conduct radioactive testing on them. Well, this theory turned out to be the truth. The government was indeed stealing parts of dead bodies. The U.S. government assigned agents to find and collect tissue from recently deceased children and babies without the permission of their grieving families.
Tobacco Companies & Cancer: Many people believed that top tobacco companies hid evidence suggesting the dangers of smoking. Research conducted in the 1950s, showed an indisputable statistical link between lung cancer and smoking yet, till the late 1990s, no tobacco company admitted that smoking could cause cancer.
Sugar industry burying risks of sugar consumption: Today we know the harmful effects of excessive sugar, but it wasn’t so in the past. Studies claiming a lesser weight among children who ate more candy was funded by Coca-Cola and the National Confectioners Association. Studies in the JAMA Internal Medicine showed that these risks were being undermined by those companies ever since the 1960s.
Modern art and tax exemptions: Rumor has it that almost all pieces of “modern art” are just a way out for rich people to evade taxes. This is true, because any rich person can hire an artist to paint for a few thousand dollars. After this a hired (by the rich person) appraiser can evaluate the art work for, let’s say $10 million. Now, a rich person can donate the same piece of artwork to an art gallery or museum to get a tax write off for himself.