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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:01 AM

Australia doesn't exist! And other bizarre geographic conspiracies that won't go away

Australia doesn’t exist. The signs were there the whole time: in what country is the only thing more poisonous than the snakes the spiders? How did we ever believe that kangaroos were a thing?

This discovery, believed by some to be a joke or a conspiracy theory, has been circulating on social media in recent weeks after being formulated on Reddit in early 2017. Except it turns out not to be the only theory of its kind: through the years, online sleuths have found that all sorts of places don’t exist.

High on the list is Finland, the country some believe lies between Russia and Sweden, and that allegedly fought a valiant rearguard action against Soviet invasion in the runup to the second world war. This theory was also born on Reddit, in 2015. Finland, the user Raregan explained, was merely a fictional creation designed to create fishing quotas to aid the export of sushi to Japan from Russia.

Last summer, another Reddit user suggested the Italian region of Molise – population 300,000 – doesn’t exist, apparently as the result of an Italian in-joke, while Brazilians have had for at least five years an online theory that the north-western state of Acre doesn’t exist or else is a land that time forgot, still populated by dinosaurs.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2018/apr/15/australia-doesnt-exist-and-other-bizarre-geographic-conspiracies-that-wont-go-away

Thank goodness we have the internet to steer us toward the light.

Hey, where is that flat earth dude with the homemade rocket. Maybe he can make an aerial observation of the southern hemisphere for inquiring minds.

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Qukid Monday #1
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Bird Watcher Tuesday #5
Currentsitguy Monday #3
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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:51 AM

1. There is no southern hemisphere

The earth is flat

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Response to Qukid (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:34 AM

2. The G must stand for globalist.



The flat earth rocket man, Mike Hughes, said, “John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons. Once you understand that, you understand the roots of the deception."

My high school girlfriend was a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. I thought the secrecy of their organization was sort of strange, but I am quite sure their secrets did not involve a New World Order conspiracy.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:21 AM

5. They can't hide the truth forever.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:55 PM

3. Enough conspiracy theories to entertain for hours

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:25 PM

4. I'll have to check that out. I love a good conspiracy theory.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:35 AM

6. The one with Malala being targeted by the CIA

Who hired Robert DeNero dressed as an Uzbek herder is a hoot.

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