3 Conspiracy Theories That Will Keep You Up Watching Videos About Them Until 3 In The Morning

3 Conspiracy Theories That Will Keep You Up Watching Videos About Them Until 3 In The Morning

I am such a slut for conspiracy theories.

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For as long as YouTube has been a social media platform and since I have been able to type, I have been accessing videos spanning from a few minutes to a few hours long full of information my creative and never halting mind craves. I have been watching videos about and reading about conspiracy theories since I could comprehend what a conspiracy theory was.

I'm not talking about the Illuminati or whatever the hell Shane Dawson talks about. I'm talking about the obscure stuff. Well, maybe not obscure. But the things that aren't given the main stage like UFOs and the Illuminati.

I will be overviewing my personal favorites.

First and foremost, the conspiracy theory that I have been geeking over the most recently is John Titor. The story of John Titor begins in 2000. Or should I say 1975? Or was it 2036? John Titor is an alleged time traveler from the year 2036. He was sent back in time to the year 1975 to obtain an IBM 5100 computer, as it is one of the only computers able to translate a now outdated programming language.

He stopped in the year 2000 for "personal reasons". Of course, time travel seems impossible and a story like John Titor's can easily be debunked as a well thought out prank. However, when you dive deep into the online chatrooms he used, you can find extremely fine detailed information about his time machine. He also made several predictions about the future. While they haven't come true to the full extent in which he described them, there is reasoning for that. Titor claimed that since he traveled to the year 2000 from the future, our worldline now is about 2.5% different than the world line in which Titor came from. So maybe the events he described will happen further down the line. No one can be sure, but I am sure that it is interesting to think and read about.

Now is where you probably think I walk around wearing a tin foil hat. The second conspiracy theory I'm going to talk about is Chemtrails. For those of you who don't know, a chemtrail (often called a con-trail by those who don't believe chemtrails are real) are chemicals sprayed out of airplanes. It looks like simple condensation, and sometimes, when you look up and see the white stuff coming out of the back of a plane, it is just condensation. However, sometimes it may not be.

It is believed that chemicals such as aluminum and barium are sprayed into our skies daily. Why? Maybe to control the weather. Perhaps to force a population to absorb specific chemicals. What effect could this have on the entire global or even just the population of North America? Could it lead to health issues? Food and water contamination?

Last but not least, I'll talk about Planet X. Planet X is an alleged large and concealed planet at the edge of our solar system. There are plenty of doomsday scenarios surrounding the theory of the planet and theoretical disasters. As someone who was a spooked 13-year-old when December 21, 2012 rolled around (of course I knew nothing would happen, but the little conspiracy theorist in my brain wouldn't shut up), this is something very interesting to watch videos about. And don't even get me started on extraterrestrial life. Of course, it's out there somewhere. The size of the observable universe is simply too big for Earth to be the only habitable planet. And that's only the observable universe. Imagine what else is out there.

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.

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1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten


Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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Academics and Creativity Conflicts

Academics is definitely something important for students, but it seems that creativity is pushed aside too often.

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As students, we are heavily focused on academics. Some of us may also be heavily focused on athletics. Anything that helps or is integrated into our academic careers has a way of controlling how we live our daily life. We go to class, we study and do homework, we attend activities/work, and then we most likely have little time to relax.

One thing that seems to lack in the academic world is creativity. Many students may say "Well, I'm not creative." Why have students subjected themselves to being uncreative individuals? How does someone define "creativity" as the verbatim definition across the world? Creativity can be used widely if we are aware of how it can be done.

  1. In the classroom, students can find creative ways to approach a debate, a different way of understanding a topic, changing the argument and allowing different perspectives and voices to be heard, and so much more.
  2. Students can find different ways of changing the issues our communities may face such as homelessness, segregated communities, etc.
  3. Organizations can be created to fill in the gaps our communities may have (including in a university).
  4. Students can remain to do creative activities such as crafts, writing, art, etc. This can be done within different organizations or in the comfort of the student's home.
  5. There are different platforms that encourage creativity like photoshop, video editing software, websites like Wattpad to create and share your own stories, and more.

We cannot let academics take over every moment of our lives. It can easily result in a point where we have no motivation to do anything at all because we are in a constant routine that can drain us. We are more than school, although it is still very important. If we shall succeed, we have to embrace the things we love to do and not forget about who we are.

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