Mike Rothschild

Mike Rothschild

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Mike Rothschild is a writer, editor and researcher. He writes about conspiracy theories, the paranormal, history, scams, urban legends, military stuff, and cool weapons. He lives in Pasadena, which is where Van Halen got its start.
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  1. +vote Cancer Conspiracy Theories That'll Make You Mad

    Cancer Conspiracy Theories That'll Make You Mad

    116 votes
    Cancer conspiracy theories involve myriad aspects of the research, diagnosis, treatment, and survival of cancer. One of the most prominent theories is that there's ...
  2. +vote The Weirdest Drinking Laws from Around the World

    The Weirdest Drinking Laws from Around the World

    1,111 votes
    Weird laws about drinking are a worldwide phenomenon: international alcohol laws are sometimes pretty out there and America has some truly strange regulations on ...
  3. +vote The Most Unbelievable Things Ever Smuggled Into Prison

    The Most Unbelievable Things Ever Smuggled Into Prison

    1,898 votes
    Prison contraband is like currency. If you've got anything of value, from drugs to cigarettes, you've got something to trade. And if you've got a cell phone, you ...
  4. +vote People Who Killed Their Victims to Assume Their Identities

    People Who Killed Their Victims to Assume Their Identities

    1,329 votes
    Police estimate that hundreds of thousands of dead people have their Social Security numbers and other aspects of their identities stolen every year, mostly for ...
  5. +vote The Worst World War II Generals

    The Worst World War II Generals

    1,537 votes
    The worst generals in World War II transcend nationality, experience level, and the size of their commands. These bad generals blundered into defeats, hampered ...
  6. +vote 11 Bosses Who Killed Their Employees

    11 Bosses Who Killed Their Employees

    885 votes
    While the majority of workplace killings are either employees who kill their bosses, or commit a mass killing of their fellow workers, a few times bosses have ...
  7. +vote The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself

    The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself

    5,938 votes
    Kim Jong-Il was North Korea's dictator from 1994 to 2011. As leader of the world's premier cult of personality, Kim's name was never to be mentioned without ...
  8. War-Torn Landscapes: Before and After

    War-Torn Landscapes: Before and After

    Few things are as jarring as before and after pictures of war-torn landscapes. Since the advent of urban warfare in the early 1900s, cities have often been heavily ...
  9. People Who Heard Something Creepy Through Their Baby Monitor

    People Who Heard Something Creepy Through Their Baby Monitor

    634 votes
    Hearing something strange through a baby monitor can be an experience that ranges from mystifying to terrifying. Sometimes, these strange things are a result of a ...
  10. All of the Times Crazies Have Tried to Kill President Obama

    All of the Times Crazies Have Tried to Kill President Obama

    Barack Obama assassination attempts began even before he became president, when he was still on the campaign trail. While nobody has managed to actually take a ...
  11. 19 Strange and Startling Facts About Hitler

    19 Strange and Startling Facts About Hitler

    Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied and written-about figures in history. But that doesn't mean new facts aren't constantly being found out about him. In ...
  12. 12 Real People Who Turned Into Mummies Before They Were Found

    12 Real People Who Turned Into Mummies Before They Were Found

    Are mummies real? Sadly, when a person with no family dies, their body is often left unnoticed for days or weeks - sometimes, this can last for years. However, if ...
  13. +vote Scandals That Ended with "-Gate"

    Scandals That Ended with "-Gate"

    66 votes
    Since the 1972 break-in at the Watergate Hotel, affixing the suffix "-gate" to any scandal, no matter how big or small, has become standard operating ...
  14. +vote Smooth Facts You Didn't Know About Frank Sinatra

    Smooth Facts You Didn't Know About Frank Sinatra

    1,047 votes
    Frank Sinatra facts go way beyond Jack Daniels, the Rat Pack, and lots of women. The biography of Frank Sinatra shows he was an innovative leader in the music ...
  15. +vote Weird Marriage Laws You May Be Breaking Without Knowing

    Weird Marriage Laws You May Be Breaking Without Knowing

    3,793 votes
    Strange marriage laws are on the books all over the world, and in every state in the US. While some of these funny laws about marriage are arcane relics leftover ...
  16. +vote Who Is the Worst Person of the Week? (June 6-12)

    Who Is the Worst Person of the Week? (June 6-12)

    798 votes
    Worst Person of the Week tries to keep things light and fun, or at least as light and fun as horrible behavior can be. So while there's really no doubt that ...
  17. +vote Conspiracies About Big Pharma That Will Give You a Headache

    Conspiracies About Big Pharma That Will Give You a Headache

    221 votes
    Big Pharma conspiracy theories involve a shadowy, gigantic cabal of drug companies that control everything we do related to health. According to a number of ...
  18. +vote The Most Random Things That Predict Presidential Elections

    The Most Random Things That Predict Presidential Elections

    274 votes
    If you want to win your office betting pool for the 2016 election, you need to accurately predict who is going to win for president. Fortunately, there are a ...
  19. Real, Horrifying Punishments in Other Countries

    Real, Horrifying Punishments in Other Countries

    Despite many countries abandoning capital punishment, the death penalty is still practiced around the world. And while the US has debated the constitutionality of ...
  20. Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% True

    Weird North Korea Stories That Are 100% True

    North Korean life is a combination of poverty, presentation, propaganda, and intense militarism. As such, weird stories about what the country does to make it look ...
  21. 17 Ways Idiocracy Has Actually Come True

    17 Ways Idiocracy Has Actually Come True

    Though it was a box office bomb when first released in 2006, Idiocracy gave viewers a vision of the future that has come true in startling ways. It's the story ...
  22. Famous Deaths That Were Never Investigated

    Famous Deaths That Were Never Investigated

    Deaths that were never investigated almost always have involved mysterious circumstances, multiple theories, a lack of motive, and conspiracies. Many involve ...
  23. +vote Stories of People Whose Worst Fears Came True While on Drugs

    Stories of People Whose Worst Fears Came True While on Drugs

    108 votes
    While most people's experiences with psychedelic drugs are fairly pleasant, once in a while you'll be tripping and something bad happens. Not a bad trip, but ...
  24. Things Creationists Believe, Despite Being Conclusively Disproven By Science

    Things Creationists Believe, Despite Being Conclusively Disproven By Science

    Creationism is the belief that God created all of the life on Earth, as well as the Earth itself. Creationist beliefs, therefore, stem from literal interpretations ...
  25. +vote The Weirdest Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories

    The Weirdest Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories

    234 votes
    On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Almost immediately, conspiracy theories arose as to what ...

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