The process of government provides many opportunities for strange beliefs to grow.

Red bullet An 1875 report by the Horseless Carriage Committee warned about the dangers of gasoline-fueled vehicles.

Red bullet In 1829, Martin Van Buren sent a letter to President Andrew Jackson about the necessity of preserving canals against the development of railroads.

Red bullet A list of "Communist Rules for Revolution" was discovered by Allied forces in Germany in 1919.

Red bullet A list of ten steps on how to be a good wife comes from a 1950s home economics textbook.

Green bullet Image reproduces women's housekeeping and grooming instructions from a 1949 Singer sewing manual.