5月 23, 2019
All coin and token bull
Jose Rizal is Adolf Hitler’s father. Story time: Since Rizal traveled to Europe and made a stopover in Germany, it was convenient for many conspiracy theorists to suggest that he had a dalliance with a young German lass. She allegedly got pregnant with the baby who would be Hitler. WTF details: For some strange reason, people actually pointed out physical resemblances between Rizal and Hitler. If Rizal were alive, he’d be angrily saying, “Noli me tangere!” Fact check: Blogger and urban legends junkie Paulo Ordoveza cites Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) History teacher Glenn Garfield Ang’s detailed chronology of Rizal’s stint in Europe from Jose Rizal, the Renaissance Man, a reference CD-ROM available at the AdMU History Department. “Rizal was in London from June 1888 to September 1888, after which he went to France and spent some time there,” Ang writes. “Hitler’s birthday is April 20, 1889. Giving an allowance of nine months from conception to birth, Rizal should have been in Austria in July 1888, if he were indeed Hitler’s natural father. But this is contradicted by the fact that Rizal was in London in July 1888 and remained there until September 1888. Therefore, it is completely impossible for Rizal to have been the natural father of Hitler.”
The San Juanico Bridge has a bloody foundation. Story time: The San Juanico Bridge’s foundation had allegedly been made stronger by the blood of numerous street children. The kids were the “offerings” for a pagan or demonic ritual to guarantee the strength of the structure. This is why, people say, the bridge is haunted by many lost spirits. Others say that the success of the bloody rituals done for San Juanico Bridge encouraged others to do the same for their bridges and buildings. Only one detail was constant: the use of street kids as sacrifice. WTF details: A post in a PinoyExchange thread states: “Imelda Marcos was in charge of building the bridge. She consulted a manghuhula who said that the bridge would never be finished unless the blood of children [would be spilled on the foundation]. So Imelda ordered [street children to be kidnapped] and [their throats were] slit on the bridge’s location. Their bodies were thrown into the river. A mermaid or diwata who resided in the river saw the plight of the children and was saddened by it. She cursed Imelda. So the First Lady grew scales on her legs and she smelled fishy. That was why she wore long skirts and bathed as often as possible.” Fact check: Whoever concocted this tale probably wanted to scare off street kids. Or maybe he or she had some serious issues with the San Juanico Bridge or Imelda Marcos. The latter may be more likely as the story is believed to have originated in the Marcos era.