40 Things People Believe Despite Having No Evidence To Prove It

Published 4 months ago

We all have that one belief we’re willing to defend passionately, even without concrete proof. It could be something amusing, like the viral idea that Pharrell Williams is actually a vampire or the more common suspicion that our phones are always eavesdropping. 

A curious netizen recently asked, “What are you 100% certain is true despite having no evidence to confirm or disprove your belief?” The responses were a mix of entertaining and thought-provoking. From speculations about dryers eating socks to some intriguing conspiracy-like theories, Redditors were quick to share their convictions. Dive into the most captivating entries below.

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#1 The number of stupid people is outpacing those with average intelligence resulting in the overall dumbing down of society.

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#2 There is at least ONE giant creature deep down in the ocean that we don’t know about because we have never seen before. Like maybe one of those megalodons/plesiosaurs. We thought giant squids weren’t real until we found one.

Image source: StreetIndependence62, Muffin Creatives / pexels (not the actual photo)

#3 Some modern art is priced so high because rich people utilise it for money laundering. Saw it on a Reddit conspiracy comment and I haven’t been able to shake it since.

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#4 This isn’t the first universe. This isn’t the first time any of this has happened.

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#5 People with lower IQ’s are happier because they aren’t constantly overthinking, looking for self-transcendence, analyzing everything around them, and expecting too much of themselves.

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#6 Big Mac keeps getting smaller.

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Pretty soon it’ll just be 3 buns with a little grease stain between them.

#7 That my sweet, innocent, shy dog is a diabolical mastermind who creates scenarios that get my hyperactive dog into trouble in order to maintain his “favorite” title among friends and family. I’ve seen some things. Poor Wendy.

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#8 Companies are offering monthly payment plans in an effort to normalize having a low income and high debt.

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#9 Our dog knew my wife was pregnant before she did. Normally she was a sweet and lazy lovable dumb*ss who would hang out with whoever wasn’t moving. (The dog, not the wife) Then one day, she decided she wasn’t going to leave my wife’s side. She wasn’t aggressive, but she wasn’t going anywhere either. Followed her everywhere for a few weeks, then spousal unit started getting sick, and went to the doctor, and the doctor said “Lets check the obvious”… And now I have an eight year old daughter, and that dog is her constant companion.

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#10 Coke/soft drinks taste better in glass bottles than plastic.

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#11 My cat knocked over the water glass on purpose.

Image source: anon, Alexas Fotos / pexels (not the actual photo)

#12 Hummingbirds are fairies. It‘s the last bit of whimsy I have left. Don‘t ruin this for me please.

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#13 That the leader of Scientology k*lled his wife and burned the body. And bribed the police to get away with it.

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#14 The loch ness monster is a lil dinosaur ghost. I would highly recommend believing this, since it doesn’t hurt anyone to do so. Makes me smile thinking about him.

Image source: goose_of_reddit, Kévin et Laurianne Langlais / pexels (not the actual photo)

#15 Over half the people who got PPP loans don’t even have a real business.

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#16 Lunch meat cut as thin as possible just tastes better.

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#17 Conspiracy theories are purposefully circulated in order to create dissonance and divide people so that we forget about legitimate issues.

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#18 Religions are man made.

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#19 That corporations prevent nationalized healthcare in the US so they can exert control over their employees. If employees didn’t need a job for health coverage, they could quit any time a better offer came along.

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#20 Humans can communicate telepathically. We just don’t know how to use it on purpose.

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When one of my friends was in his last stages of cancer, I woke up at 5 in the morning just completely heartbroken and sobbing. I don’t think I have ever felt the same kind of sadness I did in that moment.

I woke my boyfriend up and told him I needed to call my friend’s wife because something was wrong. He said I couldn’t call her at 5 in the morning because if she wasn’t at the hospital with him she would freak out. He was of course right. She called me 30 minutes later and told me he had passed away at 5.15. I was supposed to visit him in the morning but I was to 4 hours to late.

I don’t normally believe in anything supernatural or the afterlife, but I just know deep down in my heart, that it was him saying his goodbye.

#21 Aliens exist all over the universe.

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#22 Software updates at the end of a product lifetime will brick the device.

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#23 I’m being pushed aside for leadership roles at my company because I’m a good reliable worker and they have a shortage of those.

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#24 That Goodwill is actually a very cleverly designed money laundering scheme.

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#25 Allowed to operate freely, corporations would gladly abandon any semblance of ethics to turn a profit, including ushering in the slavery and or deaths of their customers.

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#26 My bond with my bearded dragon goes beyond “he’s warm”. I understand the limitations of his tiny nervous system and that he isn’t capable of affection. I just firmly believe that he not only wants heat and food, but that he finds my presence to be pleasant. That boy will come off his basking log as hot as hell ever need to be, with a belly full of bugs, and still come hauling over just to fall asleep on me. I don’t know what it is, but it’s more than just him seeking the necessities.

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#27 Sandwiches made for you are absolutely better than sandwiches you make yourself.

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#28 At least half the US government can’t beat a 5th grader in 5th grade trivia.

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#29 PETA is a conspiracy by the meat industry to raise societies distrust in actual animal right activists. Only evidence i have is that not a single human being could act as stupid and pretentious as PETA does very often.

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#30 I’m convinced that theme parks/fairs/carnivals pay people to walk around with giant prizes to make the games look more winnable and convince more people to play.

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#31 At least 1/3 of the “human” in the internet and social media are bots or IAs.

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#32 “People” who buy NFTs don’t actually exist, it’s just a money laundering scheme.

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#33 Electronic appliances, phones, washing machines … are intentionally made to break down after few years just so you have to buy new ones, cause repair is usually not worth it. My parents have 35 years old washing machine, mine broke twice in 2 years.

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#34 Facebook and other apps listen and advertise accordingly.

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#35 I’m 100% positive my sister died of covid before covid was supposed to be in my state.

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We had something really bad going around in the fall of 2019 and the Winter of 2020. It sent many people to the hospital with pneumonia or breathing difficulties. Several customers at my place of work were diagnosed with COPD even though they never smoked. Others coughed up blood. My coworker came to work sick as a dog in January 2020 and I sat across from him at lunch along with another coworker. The next week I got sicker than I have ever been. My sister and her husband also got very ill even though we hadn’t been in contact. I could barely breathe and had to sleep for 3 days leaning upright on the back of the couch. I was so ill I almost broke down and went to the ER even though at the time I was uninsured and never went to the doctor. My coworker that I got it from went to the doctor and they did a test for the flu but it came back negative. The other coworker that sat beside me at lunch also got sick and she too came back negative for influenza. A week later my sister and her husband fell ill and ended up at the doctors office. They both tested negative for influenza.

Two days after my sister went to the doctor, she got out of bed and fell dead to the floor. That was February 18th, 2020. We assumed she had a heart attack, the cause of death was a heart attack only because of the sudden death and her history of having a heart attack a few decades before. No autopsy was done and she was cremated. This was about the same time Covid showed up on the West coast. We live in North Carolina and no covid was supposed to be in the state at that time. My coworker that got it the same time I did had a brother who also had it and ended up in the hospital with a very virulent pneumonia (tested negative for influenza) and died the same day my sister did.

I swear to this day my sister and my coworker’s brother both died of covid but no proof and no way to prove it.

#36 Politicians at the highest level of the government are all crooked as hell.

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#37 Garbage trucks have loud brakes to give us one last chance to get the bins out.

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#38 The ER gets crazier on nights that the moon is full. It’s usually busy, theres lots of psych patients, traumas, and all around weird stuff goes down.

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#39 That my dryer eats my socks. I can’t prove it but I know in my heart it is true, there is no other explanation.

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#40 Phone and internet providers start out solid and overtime purposefully make the product worse to encourage you to upgrade.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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