Our brains love to play games.
The theory that the moon landings were hoaxed by the US government to assert their victory in the space race over Russia, is something which has grown in popularity over time.
While technological and scientific innovations have greatly reduced the incidence of preventable, accidental and sanitation-based deaths, heart disease and cancer-related deaths have increased. Many link both to changing lifestyle choices and diets.
We can’t exactly point a moment when one species becomes another. Evolution just happens like a movie. If you traced your family tree back 185 million generations, you wouldn’t be looking at a human, a primate, or even a mammal.
This video explains why smart people tend to smoke more and that dumb pothead syndrome is just a stereotype.
17th century was a golden age for any kinds of curiosities: pygmies, supposed mermaids, deformed fetuses, conjoined twins and other natural marvels were put on display and widely discussed, becoming the circus freak-shows of their time.