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How Two-stroke Engines Work
 
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A car engine uses a four-stroke cycle -- how can two strokes accomplish the same tasks? Learn all about the two-stroke engine, where it's used and how it compares to a four-stroke.
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Orgone Energy
 
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Wilhelm Reich was a big fan of Freudian psychology, but he took it one step further. Tune in to learn more about Reich's alleged discovery of orgone energy -- and why some people think the US government suppressed his studies -- in this podcast. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Nikola Tesla
 
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When impoverished inventor Nikola Tesla died in New York City, the U.S. government confiscated his notes. Why? Were they trying to steal his technology? Did they ever relinquish the notes? Tune in to this episode to find out. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - DMT
 
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When users take DMT they experience vivid hallucinations. Some users even believe they have communicated with nonhuman creatures while on DMT -- but why? Tune in to find out why they believe this -- and why some scientists are listening. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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How the WWE Experience Works
 
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Ever wonder what happens behind-the-scenes at a WWE live event? HowStuffWorks teamed up with WWE​ for an exclusive all-access look! Learn how the WWE ring is built with ring crew and referees Chad Patton and Charles Robinson, how crews build the stage, and how WWE Superstars Dolph Ziggler, Natalya, Ryback and Seth Rollins prepare for a match. Additional Footage Courtesy of WWE. Special Thanks to the entire WWE team. Vist WWE: https://www.youtube.com/user/WWEFanNation
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Probability
 
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Scientists at the PEAR laboratories noticed something odd during their work with coincidence: Some humans seemed to influence random numbers with nothing but their thoughts. Could this be pseudoscience, or a scientific breakthrough? Tune in to learn more. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Fluoridation
 
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Communities across the US add fluoride to the water supply. Mainstream experts believe it prevents tooth decay, but conspiracy theorists think there's something sinister afoot. Tune in to learn the craziest fluoride conspiracies in this episode of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Suppressed Technology
 
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As oil supplies dwindle, it seems everyone is searching for the next big energy breakthrough. Oil companies are doing the same thing -- at least, that's the mainstream view. So why don't conspiracy theorists believe them? Tune in to find out. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Serial Killer Cult
 
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Serial killers typically work alone. However, some serial killers have claimed to be part of a nationwide cult -- and some people believe them. Why? After all, this theory relies on the statements of the criminally insane. Learn more in this episode. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
Views: 196467 HowStuffWorks
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - The Long Deception
 
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Most historians agree that the fall of the Soviet Union occurred in 1991, and the KGB was dissolved in the same year. Or was it? Tune in to learn how a Soviet defector convinced high-level members of the US government that the KGB still controls Russia. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Project ARTICHOKE: Part 1
 
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Could drugs and psychological torture turn an average person into an unwilling assassin? It sounds like the stuff of sci-fi -- so why do some people believe the CIA tried to do it in real life? Tune in to learn more about Project ARTICHOKE. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
Views: 376891 HowStuffWorks
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - CIA Drug Trafficking
 
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Gary Webb was a journalist who alleged that the CIA allowed Nicaraguan Contras to smuggle huge amounts of cocaine into LA as a way to fund wars in their home country. His claims were criticized or ignored, and eventually he committed suicide -- or did he? http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - The CIA Vs. Castro
 
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The CIA (and the Mafia) Vs. Castro For decades Fidel Castro ruled Cuba -- and the CIA continuously tried to assassinate him. Some of their plans seemed orthodox, but others were outrageous (and even involved organized crime). Tune in to learn more about CIA attempts to kill Castro. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - The Trilateral Commission
 
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With around 390 members, the Trilateral Commission is a fairly small group -- so why do they get so much attention from conspiracy theorists? Tune in to learn more about the history of the Trilateral Commission. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
Views: 137363 HowStuffWorks
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Lost Cosmonauts
 
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Legends of Lost Cosmonauts Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human being in space -- at least, officially. Could the Soviet government have destroyed evidence of other, less successful space missions? Tune in to learn more about lost cosmonaut conspiracy theories. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - The School of the Americas
 
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The School of the Americas was famous for training South American soldiers. Supporters believed the school provided operational support for forces that advanced democracy and US interests. Opponents claimed the US trained criminals. Tune in to learn more. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 4: Water Jet Cutter
 
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On Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show, we learn about one of the world's most powerful tools. This high pressure water jet cutter can cut anything you can imagine.
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - John Paul I
 
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Pope John Paul I had one of the shortest reigns in Papal history, dying thirty-three days after his appointment. The official cause of death was heart failure, but some journalists and conspiracy theorists suspect foul play. Tune in and learn why. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Project Blue Beam
 
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For decades conspiracy theorists have accused the government of hiding evidence of aliens or imminent world disasters, but could the governments of the world actually be planning to fake an apocalypse? Tune in to learn more about Project Blue Beam. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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How a Grenade Works
 
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Grenades are a devastatingly effective weapon on the battlefield. In the trench warfare of World War I, soldiers could use grenades to take out machine gunners without ever revealing themselves to the enemy. Find out what happens when a soldier pulls the pin and tosses one of these bombs at the enemy. Credits: , HowStuffWorks
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - North American Union
 
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What if Canada, Mexico and the United States became part of something like the European Union? According to conspiracy theorists, the North American Union is already under construction and the dollar's decline is no accident. Tune in to learn more. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
Views: 185570 HowStuffWorks
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Wikileaks
 
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Wikileaks allows whistleblowers across the planet to anonymously submit reports of crime by businesses, individuals and governments. Tune in and learn why some people, including the U.S. government, want the site shut down. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
Views: 169543 HowStuffWorks
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Facebook
 
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Facebook, Privacy and the U.S. Government By any measure Mark Zuckerberg's social media site is an enormous success. But who actually owns Facebook, and why do some people believe it's owned by the U.S. government? Listen in to learn more about Facebook conspiracy theories. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - The Fukushima Disaster
 
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When an earthquake damaged Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi reactor, authorities claimed the damage was under control -- yet the public didn't know the truth. Learn more about the future of Fukushima, and why some people still don't believe the official story. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
Views: 193972 HowStuffWorks
5 Interesting Things Dogs Can Sense | What the Stuff?!
 
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Can dogs really sense a thunderstorm before it arrives? How do they know when a patient’s about to have a seizure? And can your pooch really smell fear? 10 Amazing Things Dogs Can Sense http://www.howstuffworks.com/pets/10-amazing-things-dogs-can-sense.htm Would you like to master new skills in marketing, design, technology and data? Head on over to General Assembly at https://generalassemb.ly Subscribe http://bit.ly/1AWgeM7 Twitter https://twitter.com/HowStuffWorks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowStuffWorks Google+ https://plus.google.com/+howstuffworks Website http://www.howstuffworks.com Watch More https://www.youtube.com/HowStuffWorks Music: "Set the Dogs" by YEYEY http://freemusicarchive.org/music/YEYEY/The_Vision_Instrumentals/Set_The_Dogs_Instrumental Video Attribution: Beautiful Day at the Dog Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxBS1E0KZQU Denali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2zQbsEGh_Q Denver the Guilty Dog Strikes Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogZWYn6qHSk Dog Helps Veteran Cope With PTSD, Diabetes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-uKhdpYKeU Dog Leaves Home Alone, Finds Owner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWY5bLCJ8d4 Dog Protects Owner From Robber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk09YQ7feLw Dog Reunited With Owner During Cancer Treatment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Usw_J4A9_g Dogs Can Smell Cancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0UK6kkS0_M Healing Power of Pets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQJ6OWvvsSg Seizure Alert Dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKtTBofw1Zc Bees in Slow Motion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbS5KHzC-Y0 Dance of the Honey Bee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo6fK1yKcAA Identify American Foulbrood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnfLPfOeyeA Scare Chandelier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwDlxgWmznM Service Dog Assists Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_6AY3Gx29s Service Dog During Seizure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKP5Krvq6sg Shake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVrvMVVekU4 Smart Dog Rescues Dogs in Canoe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ALK2EP17I4 Adventures of Walter the Office Pug https://vimeo.com/68704007 This Dog's Nose Saves Bees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtYVhej-9bY Tuba Scream Fail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1UB7XDBz-I
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Carborundum: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius
 
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Although silicon carbide occurs in the natural world, it's extremely rare. Tune in to learn how Edward Acheson got struck by inspiration and learned how to manufacture this substance, which he called carborundum. Learn the stories of unsung inventor heroes and their trials, tribulations and successes. - Carborundum: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius https://www.youtube.com/user/HowStuffWorks
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Manufactured Disease
 
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Through the practice of biological warfare, human beings have used disease as a weapon for centuries. Yet many conspiracists believe the practice continues into the modern age. Why? Tune in and learn more about the possibilities of manmade disease. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - The Disclosure Project
 
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Does the US government really possess top-secret proof of alien life? The members of the Disclosure Project think so. Tune in to learn more about the Disclosure Project's quest in this episode. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Roswell: Part One
 
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The alleged alien landing at Roswell is one of the world's most well-known conspiracy theories. But what exactly happened? Tune in to find out in the first part of this series. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Dirty Tricks: False Flag Attacks
 
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Imagine if a government disguised its operatives as members of some other organization -- and then attacked itself. While this might sound crazy, several historians have argued that false flag attacks are more than just conspiracy theories. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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How Dry Cleaning Works
 
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Dry cleaning is a process that cleans clothes without water. The cleaning fluid that is used is a liquid, and all garments are immersed and cleaned in a liquid solvent -- the fact that there is no water is why the process is called "dry." In this video HowStuffWorks takes a behind-the-scenes look at the dry-cleaning process so that you can understand what happens to your clothes after you drop them off at the cleaners! Credits: , HowStuffWorks
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - The Men in Black
 
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Forget Will Smith: The real men in black are much more sinister -- at least, that is, if they exist at all. But what exactly are the men in black? Listen in to learn more about the conspiracy theories concerning these mysterious individuals. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Ancient Aliens
 
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For centuries, the achievements of the past baffled modern societies. How could ancient empires build architectural marvels like the pyramids or the Nazca lines? Tune in and learn more about the conspiracy theorists who think they've found the answer. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Plant Intelligence
 
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We've all heard stories of plants responding to positive attention from humans, and botanists have discovered amazing behavior in some plant species -- but what could it mean? Tune in to learn why some people believe plants may be intelligent. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Alien Abductions
 
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Stories of alien abductions are found across the world. Yet according to mainstream science, there's no evidence to prove these outlandish claims. Tune in to learn more about the controversy surrounding stories of alien abductions. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - The Business Plot
 
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By all accounts, General Butler was a national hero. So when he told Congress that a group of businessmen were periously close to overthrowing the US government, lawmakers took him seriously. Tune in and learn what happened next in this podcast. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Second Civil War
 
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Is the U.S. preparing for a civil war? The internet is awash with reports of government agencies stockpiling weapons and medical supplies in the face of looming domestic unrest -- but is there any truth behind the rumors? Why do some people believe the U.S. is preparing for civil war? http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/ http://www.atlantavintagebooks.com/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Income Taxes
 
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It's no secret that income tax can be an unpopular subject, and most people think the tax code is far from perfect. But why do some believe income tax itself is illegal? Tune in to learn more about tax protestors and income tax conspiracy theories. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Pilgrims Society
 
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What is the Pilgrims Society? This organization has been called a 'dinner club' by some and a back-door policy think tank by others. But what's the truth? Why do some conspiracy theorists believe the Society controls policy decisions in the United Kingdom and the United States? http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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WD-40: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius
 
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Norm Larsen started with a simple idea: If water causes rust, then a substance that displaces water can prevent rust. Sure, his first thirty-nine tries didn't work out -- but the last one was pure genius. Tune in and learn more. Learn the stories of unsung inventor heroes and their trials, tribulations and successes.
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Marijuana
 
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The DEA considers marijuana a Schedule I Controlled Substance, meaning it's as harmful as heroin or ecstasy. But how did it become illegal in the first place? Tune in to learn more about marijuana and conspiracy theories. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Unidentified Submarine Objects
 
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Everyone's heard of UFOs, but what about unidentified submerged objects? This episode takes a look at the bizarre Shag Harbour event, in which a mysterious object crashed from the sky -- and allegedly escaped weeks later. Tune in to learn more about USOs. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
Views: 136182 HowStuffWorks
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Drones: Part 2
 
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Drones, Part 2: Drones Go Domestic Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have changed the nature of war. But where are they flying, and what are they doing? The answers might surprise you. Tune in to learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about drones in the second part of this series. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Albert Pike
 
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Mystic, Mason and alleged prophet, Albert Pike stands as one of the most unusual and fascinating personalities from the Civil War era. But who was he, exactly? Did he really predict three world wars? Listen in to learn more about Albert Pike. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Robert F. Kennedy
 
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Who killed RFK? Originally found guilty for the murder of Robert Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan has spent years in prison -- but some people believe he was used as a scapegoat. Listen in to learn why some of RFK's friends, colleagues and more believe there's more to the story behind his assassination. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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5 Ridiculous Victorian Etiquette Rules | What the Stuff?!
 
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These 5 Victorian customs might seem crazy by the standards of many cultures today! Editor's Note: Some of the clips featured portray eras other than the Victorian and locations outside the British empire. These clips are used for visual reference to the type of customs discussed, which were not exclusive to the Victorian era or to British culture. Article: http://www.howstuffworks.com/10-ridiculous-victorian-etiquette-rules.htm Subscribe http://bit.ly/1AWgeM7 Twitter https://twitter.com/HowStuffWorks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowStuffWorks Google+ https://plus.google.com/+howstuffworks Website http://www.howstuffworks.com Watch More https://www.youtube.com/HowStuffWorks Film clips: Great Expectations (1946) An Ideal Husband (1999) Topsy Turvy (1999) Wuthering Heights (2009 miniseries) Downton Abbey (2010-2015 series) Pride and Prejudice (2005) The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Tess (1979) Jane Eyre (2011) The Elephant Man (1980) Sources: Carpenter, Lucien O. "Universal Dancing Master." VictorianWeb.Org. 1880. (April 29, 2015) http://www.victorianweb.org/history/Etiquette.html Cassell, Ltd. "Cassell's Household Guide: Being a Complete Encyclopedia of Domestic and Social Economy, and Forming a Guide to Every Department of Practical Life." Cassell, Ltd., 1869. (April 23, 2015) https://books.google.com/books?id=L0sCAAAAQAAJ Goodman, Ruth. "How to Be a Victorian." Liveright Publishing Corp. 2013. King, Greg. "Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year." John Wiley & Sons. June 4, 2007. (April 29, 2015) https://books.google.com/books?id=tNa57nc2S0wC Phegley, Jennifer. "Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England." ABC-CLIO. Nov. 30, 2011. (April 29, 2015) https://books.google.com/books?id=jYL9cPE_M5EC Pool, Daniel. "What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew." Simon & Schuster. 1993. Transcript: * OK, imagine you’re an unmarried lady out for a stroll in 19th-century London. First of all, you better not be alone. That’s right: You need an escort. But what happens if you see a man you recognize? Well, first of all, he’s not allowed to talk to you unless you make a gesture of recognition first. Which, OK, I can kind of see the appeal of that one – you don’t have to pretend to be doing something on your phone to avoid making eye contact, etc. But let’s say you really want to stop and talk to this guy: Well... you can’t. Or at least you shouldn’t. If you want to talk to him, instead of stopping, you can offer him your hand, which he can take, but only _after_ lifting his hat, using the hand farthest away from you. Once he takes your hand, he has to walk along with you, but even then you can’t just gab away. According to _Cassell’s Household Guide_, "Strict reticence of speech and conduct should be observed in public." That means no "loud talking" or "animated discussions." And if you see a gentleman you’d like to speak to, but he’s smoking a cigar, tough luck. It is amazingly rude for a man to smoke in the presence of a woman, so if you acknowledge him, he’ll have to put out his cigar, and for all you know it might have been a really expensive cigar, and now you’ve just ruined his morning. Nice work, Myrtle. * Do you ever have that problem where you want to date the neighbor’s daughter but you don’t know if she’s technically “on the market” yet, or if her parents still consider her a child? No? Good! Because that’s amazingly creepy! Fortunately, the Victorians had a formalized system for avoiding this problem: Presentation at court. If you were a respectable family who wanted to announce that your son or daughter was ready for courtship -- which is basically dating, minus all the fun, plus a lot of conversations with chaperones to determine if young men were predisposed to “base amusements” -- you could do this at a specialized event. Young men could be introduced at events called “levees,” which were held several times a year. Young ladies could be introduced at presentation events held at St. James Palace – and these events didn’t skimp on the pomp and protocol either. Men had to wear buckled shoes and swords. Ladies had to stick tall feathers in their hair and drag 3-yard trains behind their dresses. But once the kids are ready to start dating, that’s when the etiquette fangs really sink in: * Lots of parents get weirdly strict and judgmental when their kids start dating, but Victorian England really took it to another level. First of all, etiquette manuals of the time advised young lovers that, technically, you’re _supposed_ to look for partners only within your own social class, because we all know how awkward it is when you’re a Baroness and you’re trying to chat up a nice Viscount, and his mother is just right over there on the fainting couch looking at you with eyes that say, “Trash.”
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Carrier IQ
 
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Nowadays cell phone users have an unprecedented level of convenience -- but it comes at a price. Listen in to learn more about what your cell phone knows about you, who receives the information, and whether there is anything you can do about it. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Denver International Airport
 
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The Denver International Airport opened in 1995. But some people say it's no ordinary airport, and they believe something lurks beneath the tarmac. Learn more about the conspiracy theories surrounding Denver's airport in this podcast. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Psychic Soldiers
 
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Project STARGATE may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but for years taxpayer cash funded experiments with psychic powers. Tune in to learn more about the Cold War psychics -- and why some people believe these programs continue today. http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Alchemy
 
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Stuck halfway between the superstitions of magic and the methodology of science, alchemy was an intellectual haven for some of history's most influential thinkers, including Isaac Newton. But what exactly is it -- and why do some people believe it works? http://howstuffworks.com http://facebook.com/ConspiracyStuff http://twitter.com/conspiracystuff http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-they-dont-want-you-to/
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