Mental_floss magazine - Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix. 10 News Stories That Raise Endless Unanswered Questions. The Internet is littered with stories that seem completely insane when you read the headline, but turn out to have fairly straightforward explanations once you get a few links deep.
And then there are the stories that get weirder the more research you do. One question leads to another, and soon you're down a rabbit hole where the world isn't even trying to make sense anymore. We found 10 of them, because we'd hate for you to actually put in a productive day at the office ... #10. Mystery Boy Emerges from the Woods In September 2011, a mysterious teenage boy suddenly appeared, like a wild Pokemon, from a German forest. He claimed to have wandered the woods for five years with his father, living off the land, after his mother, Doreen, had died in a car accident. The boy, who called himself Ray, couldn't remember anything that had happened earlier than five years ago, and spoke terrible German but impeccable English. That's what was so great about the story. . #9. Getty. 10 Places Begging To Be Investigated. What is causing the waves in California to glow?
It looks like something from the movie "Avatar": ocean waters that light up like neon glow sticks when they splash.
Beaches across southern California have recently been alight with eerie, glowing waves. What could be causing such an otherworldly phenomenon? A recent report by Discovery News has provided an answer. According to marine biologist Jorge Ribas, the glowing is caused by a massive red tide, or algae bloom, of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore, a surfboard slashes through the surf, or a kayaker's paddle splashes the water. The phenomenon has been observed on a semi-regular basis since at least 1901 along the beaches around San Diego, Calif.
For surfers who don't mind catching a wave in water teeming with a sludge of microorganisms, the glowing ocean offers the chance of a lifetime. Did You Know Archive & 15 Fun Facts you probably didn't know. WEIRD FACTS - LINCOLN AND KENNEDY. The 25 Biggest Mysteries of History - List25. 6 Insane Discoveries That Science Cant Explain.
We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls.
But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations. The Voynich Manuscript The Mystery: The Voynich manuscript is an ancient book that has thwarted all attempts at deciphering its contents. It appears to be a real language--just one that nobody has seen before. The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts.
The Bible tells us that God created Adam and Eve just a few thousand years ago, by some fundamentalist interpretations.
Science informs us that this is mere fiction and that man is a few million years old, and that civilization just tens of thousands of years old. Could it be, however, that conventional science is just as mistaken as the Bible stories? There is a great deal of archeological evidence that the history of life on earth might be far different than what current geological and anthropological texts tell us. Consider these astonishing finds: The Grooved Spheres Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. The Dropa Stones In 1938, an archeological expedition led by Dr. World-Mysteries.com. On 6th July 1960 the U.
S. Air Force responded to Prof. Charles H. Hapgood of Keene College, specifically to his request for an evaluation of the ancient Piri Reis Map: 6, July, 1960 Subject: Admiral Piri Reis Map TO: Prof. Dear Professor Hapgood, 10 of the worlds biggest unsolved mysteries: Georgia Guidestones. 10 Weird and Mysterious Places on Earth. Digg 1. Mystery Spot Mystery Sport is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, famous because of its disrespect to the laws of physics and gravity.
The odd cabin, although seems like lying on flat ground, makes those who enter inside swinging all the time. 10 Most Terrifying Places on Earth. 12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction. Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown.
But you doesn't have to leave reality for this—our own world has places so abnormal, they make alien societies seem ordinary. Here are 12 remarkable locations in which people once lived (and some still do). 1. Izu Islands Off the coast of Japan lies a series of volcanic islands. 2. Neft Daslari is a functional city built 34 miles from the nearest shore. 3. One of the creepiest places on Earth, Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic chapel in the Czech Republic. 4.
Temperatures in this Australian mining town reach well into broiling, so the opal miners who live there have built most of their town underground.