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5 September 11 Conspiracy Theories

The confusion and terror following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center left many searching for answers. Some conspiracy theorists point to conflicting reports and murky political agendas in their alternative versions of the event.


10 Last-minute Stays of Execution

 10 Last-minute Stays of Execution

What are cases of last-minute execution stays? Learn more about last-minute stays of execution at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Uses of the Insanity Defense

 10 Uses of the Insanity Defense

An insanity defense can be difficult to prove. Find out about 10 people who tried to use the insanity plea. See more »

Can a felon own a gun in the United States?

 Can a felon own a gun in the United States?

You may have wondered whether a felon can own a gun in the United States. Find out if a felon can own a gun in the U.S. at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

10 Big Questions in the U.S. Gun Control Debate

 10 Big Questions in the U.S. Gun Control Debate

The U.S. gun control debate is controversial and multifaceted. Learn about 10 of the big questions in the U.S. gun control debate at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does news coverage of mass murders lead to more mass murders?

 Does news coverage of mass murders lead to more mass murders?

Does news coverage of mass murders lead to more mass murders? Find out whether the media attention killers receive leads to more mass murders. See more »

Do countries with stricter gun laws really have less crime or fewer homicides?

 Do countries with stricter gun laws really have less crime or fewer homicides?

Do countries with stricter gun laws really have less crime or fewer homicides? Find out if strict gun control laws help reduce crime and homicide rates. See more »

How Al-Qaida 3.0 Works

 How Al-Qaida 3.0 Works

Al-Qaida has changed since the death of its original leader, Osama bin Laden. What does the third act look like for al-Qaida? See more »

10 Completely Archaic Laws Still on the Books

 10 Completely Archaic Laws Still on the Books

There are lots of weird, archaic laws on the books. Learn about some of the most bizarre and completely archaic laws still on the books. See more »

Timeline of the September 11 Attacks

 Timeline of the September 11 Attacks

The September 11th attacks timeline seemed to progress quickly, but the event was years in planning. Check out this timeline of September 11th. See more »

How Narco Tanks Work

 How Narco Tanks Work

What's the deal with so-called narco tanks? Read about the Mad Max-style armored vehicles used for drug trafficking. See more »