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 The Coolest Things a New President Gets to Do

    The Coolest Things a New President Gets to Do

    731 votes
    The tasks of a newly elected president run from ceremonial pomp to vitally important functions of the Executive Branch. Immediately after being elected, the ...
  2. The Most Notorious Failed Assassination Attempts In US History

    The Most Notorious Failed Assassination Attempts In US History

    While four US presidents have been assassinated, there have been assassination attempts or plots on almost every major holder of the White House. Barack Obama has ...
  3. Celebrities Who've Survived Murder Attempts

    Celebrities Who've Survived Murder Attempts

    Celebrities who have survived murder attempts range from rappers embroiled in deadly beefs to stars who were in the wrong place at the wrong time to people with ...
  4. +vote Cancer Conspiracy Theories That'll Make You Mad

    Cancer Conspiracy Theories That'll Make You Mad

    128 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 ...
  5. Accused Murderers: Where Are They Now?

    Accused Murderers: Where Are They Now?

    High-profile murder acquittals involve both celebrities and ordinary citizens caught up in media-driven frenzies. Whether the suspect is a famous athlete or actor, ...
  6. +vote People Who Killed Their Victims to Assume Their Identities

    People Who Killed Their Victims to Assume Their Identities

    1,393 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 ...
  7. +vote Weird Marriage Laws You May Be Breaking Without Knowing

    Weird Marriage Laws You May Be Breaking Without Knowing

    3,813 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 ...
  8. +vote The Worst World War II Generals

    The Worst World War II Generals

    1,706 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 ...
  9. +vote The Most Unbelievable Things Ever Smuggled Into Prison

    The Most Unbelievable Things Ever Smuggled Into Prison

    1,940 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 ...
  10. +vote Smooth Facts You Didn't Know About Frank Sinatra

    Smooth Facts You Didn't Know About Frank Sinatra

    1,079 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 ...
  11. +vote 11 Bosses Who Killed Their Employees

    11 Bosses Who Killed Their Employees

    895 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. +vote U.S. Presidents & the Booze They Drank, Ranked

    U.S. Presidents & the Booze They Drank, Ranked

    678 votes
    The history of presidential drinking starts with George Washington, who actually had the largest whiskey distillery in America at the time. Since then, the US has ...
  15. The Most Famous Groupies in Music History

    The Most Famous Groupies in Music History

    Infamous rock groupies are just as big a part of music history as rock stars themselves. While many fans have taken their love of a particular group or singer to ...
  16. +vote People Killed By Their Own Ponytails

    People Killed By Their Own Ponytails

    1,395 votes
    People killed when their hair got caught in something include everyone from industrial workers to people doing everyday activities. While many ponytail deaths were ...
  17. +vote The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself

    The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself

    5,968 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Celebrities Reveal What They Hallucinated While Tripping

    Celebrities Reveal What They Hallucinated While Tripping

    Celebrities like their drugs. And when they do drugs, they have the same hallucinations and psychedelic experiences the rest of us do. Whether it's pot, acid, ...
  20. Conspiracies and Legends About the Hum

    Conspiracies and Legends About the Hum

    If you've ever heard a low, droning rumble at night that other people didn't hear, you may have experienced the sound known as the Hum. Answering the question ...
  21. Bizarre Obsessions of Dangerous Dictators

    Bizarre Obsessions of Dangerous Dictators

    The stone cold fact about being a dictator is that you get to be obsessed with whatever you want. Many strongmen have applied this to personal wealth, stockpiling ...
  22. +vote Conspiracies About Big Pharma That Will Give You a Headache

    Conspiracies About Big Pharma That Will Give You a Headache

    237 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 ...
  23. +vote Insane Laws You Can't Believe Passed in America in the 2010s

    Insane Laws You Can't Believe Passed in America in the 2010s

    222 votes
    The 2010s have been a banner decade for bad laws. States in the US have passed a stack of new voter ID laws in response to a non-existent rash of voter fraud, ...
  24. Pictures of Kids on the Wrong Side of History

    Pictures of Kids on the Wrong Side of History

    Just as adults often find themselves on the wrong side of history, so too do children. The difference is that many of the children involved in racism and war were ...
  25. 17 Weird and Creepy Cults Still Active Today

    17 Weird and Creepy Cults Still Active Today

    There are dozens of cults that are still active today, despite the very public demise of many well-known ones. Current cults range from New Age mystic groups to ...

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