“Were you born without goddamn taste buds?”
~AFFotD Staffers reading The Top Tens’ list of Countries With the Worst Food
Occasionally, we have been known to read websites other than our own. It goes against our general ego-centric, ignorance-embracing lifestyle that we’ve worked very hard to foster, but it happens. Granted, most of the time we wander to the other darker corners of the internet, we find horrific, un-American things, so we try to limit how often we stray out, because the doctors have been telling us for years that we gotta start watching our blood pressure.
Anyway, this brings us to the purpose of today’s article. In researching for our lovely borderline-xenophobic series, The World’s Saddest Cuisines, we stumbled across an article from thetoptens.com that claimed to list the 10 Countries with the worst food in the world.
We were interested. Would they include Armenia? Botswana? Oh, God, Latvia?
What we clicked was, very possibly, the most wrong a top 10 list has ever been about anything in the history of the internet.
Fuck you, thetoptens.com, we’re going to write an article about how shit you are now.
Wherein AFFotD Denounced the Culinary Lies Perpetuated By the Brainless Fools Behind thetoptens.com
Posted in America Fun Fact of the Day, Insulting Foreigners, The Rest of Them
Tagged America, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, The World’s Saddest Cuisines, Top 10 List, Ukraine, Wherein
“Oh my God, you’re crazy, and we love it.”
~AFFotD staff-writers to conspiracy theorists
So here’s a story. We wrote, a few years back, an article about the Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876. It’s a relatively obscure “ha, what?” event that’s slightly less well known among your average American than, say, the London Beer Flood of 1814. Now, recently, the Kentucky Meat Shower has gotten some additional traffic, which is very cool for us because it means we get to buy more expensive whiskeys for next week, or at the very least a gold chalice to drink it from. However, it also started a bit of a conversation in the comments section with an individual who, as far as we can tell, believes that a cloaked alien spaceship that’s 5 miles wide grows human babies as if they were corn to harvest their lung tissue, which is compatible with their species, and a “batch” went bad and had to be dumped, which lead to the Kentucky Meat Shower.
Make no mistake about it, this is a crazy thing to say. This is the kind of thing that a crazy person would say to someone while fully believing that they are not crazy, even though they are. Crazy. So very fucking crazy. We were obviously amused by it (because of the crazy) and terrified by it (when they got to saying “what’s so evil about grinding up babies” we had to get the fuck out of there) but it led us to a realization.
There are a lot of total amazing whack job conspiracies out there. And we should talk about them. So let’s do that.
America’s Whackiest Obscure Whack Job Conspiracy Theories
Posted in Strange America
Tagged America, Antarctica, Conspiracy Theories, conspiracy theorists, Conspiracy Theory, Eyes Wide Shut, Flat Earth, Hollow Earth, Illuminati, India, iraq, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Kentucky Meat Shower, Lizard people, Mark Twain, NASA, Nazi, Nazis, Nicole Kidman, Nukes in India, Saddam Hussein, Stanley Kubrick, stargate