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  4. There is a that super rich people control the world .
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1056 More Moon Hoax

Jonathan continues his discussion about the Moon Hoax and what he believes.

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conspiracy theory

The moon hoax is one of many conspiracy theories.

A conspiracy theory is a belief that some historical event is either fake or a lie, and that the real story is being kept a secret, usually by the government. Sometimes conspiracies are referred to as a cover-up. People who believe in conspiracy theories are conspiracy theorists. Here are a few more conspiracy theories:

  1. There are many conspiracy theories to the death of famous people like John F Kennedy, Marylin Monroe and Elvis.
  2. Some conspiracy theorists think Area 51 in the United States has captured UFO's and aliens.

slow-mo

The buggy is going slow-mo.

Slow-mo is just a shortened word for slow-motion, which is when something is being done slower than natural speed. Notice the examples:

  1. I like to listen to songs in slow-mo when studying English.
  2. A drunk person sounds like they are speaking in slow-mo.

fair enough

A: It doesn't make good science.
B: Fair enough.

The response 'fair enough' is used when the listener thinks the speaker has made a good point to a comment or criticism. Basically, 'fair enough' means 'good point'. Here is another example:

A: You are failing the lecture class. You must study harder.
B: But it is in English and English is not my first language.
A: Well, fair enough.

dispersed

The noise is being dispersed out into space.

When something is dispersed, it is broken up or spread out. For example, vending machines disperse food. Here are a few more uses:

  1. The police told the crowd to disperse.
  2. Food was dispersed to the villagers after the earthquake.

exact figures

I don't remember the exact figures.

Figures are numbers, so 'exact figures' would be specific or detailed numbers. Figures are often numbers relating to some calculation. Notice the following:

  1. The report gave the exact figures of the last year's sales.
  2. We disagree on the exact figures, but agree about the outcome.
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