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6 Crackpot Conspiracy Theories (That Actually Happened)

01/11/2011 10:50 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We really do try very hard here at Cracked to maintain a no-bullshit policy. We're not the New York Times, but we do try to make sure we don't repeat a claim unless we can link to a smarter group of people who confirm it. We kind of think everyone who touches a keyboard should do that.

But in the course of looking down our noses at the nut jobs who spread urban legends and conspiracy theories, we have to sometimes stop and point out that there are downright terrifying historical precedents for even their craziest of claims.

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