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5 Unsolved Mysteries That Aren't As Unsolved As You Think. Mysteries are a wonderful thing.

5 Unsolved Mysteries That Aren't As Unsolved As You Think

Remembering the Mysterious "Vela Incident" 36 Years Later. 5 Creepy Crimes From History No One Can Explain. Whatever your fundamental ideological differences with your fellow man, there are two things you both probably agree on: History is full of all sorts of weird shit, and murdering is generally frowned upon.

5 Creepy Crimes From History No One Can Explain

So, friends, put aside your petty arguments about which cartoon pony is the worst, and frolic with me through these stories of historical, murderous strangeness. Wait, did I say "frolic"? I meant "lose fucking sleep over these creepy tales of murderous mayhem through the ages. " #5. Fjorw comments on Non-Americans of Reddit, What is the "Bigfoot" or "Area 51" equivalent of your country?

ELI5: What is the purpose of tears/crying? : explainlikeimfive. What Is The Speed of Dark? Here be dragons. "Here be dragons" means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the medieval practice of putting dragons, sea serpents and other mythological creatures in uncharted areas of maps.

Here be dragons

The Lenox Globe. As illustrated in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th edition, Volume X, 1874, Fig.2 History[edit] Where Did Dragons Come From? The Gorgeous Typeface That Drove Men Mad and Sparked a 100-Year Mystery. What Happened Aboard History's Most Baffling Ghost Ship? Kinja is in read-only mode.

What Happened Aboard History's Most Baffling Ghost Ship?

We are working to restore service. Come on. It's so obvious what happened. Vampire. Why Are 100-year-old Blocks Washing Up on European Beaches? A Nineteenth Century Japanese Folk Tale Still Inspires UFO-Believers. Those are late aliens, supposedly they arrived in Japan much earlier.

A Nineteenth Century Japanese Folk Tale Still Inspires UFO-Believers

Alternate Reality Games. How The Carrington Event Let Telegraphs Run on Aurora Power. Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit. The spooky world of the 'numbers stations' 16 April 2014Last updated at 09:27 ET By Olivia Sorrel-Dejerine BBC News Magazine This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography.

The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'

But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio. It is 13:03 on a Tuesday in a cramped room with some fairly advanced radio equipment. What is suddenly heard on a shortwave receiving station is a 10-minute message in Morse code. There is a small community of aficionados who believe messages like this are a throwback to the era of Cold War espionage. At the apex of the Cold War, radio lovers across the globe started to notice bizarre broadcasts on the airwaves. Encountering these shortwave radio messages, many radio hams concluded that they were being used to send coded messages across extremely long distances. Voynich Manuscript. 600 year old mystery manuscript decoded by University of Bedfordshire professor - beds.ac.uk. AN award-winning professor from the University has followed in the footsteps of Indiana Jones by cracking the code of a 600 year old manuscript, deemed as ‘the most mysterious’ document in the world.

600 year old mystery manuscript decoded by University of Bedfordshire professor - beds.ac.uk

Stephen Bax, Professor of Applied Linguistics, has just become the first professional linguist to crack the code of the Voynich manuscript using an analytical approach. The world-renowned manuscript is full of illustrations of exotic plants, stars, and mysterious human figures, as well as many pages written in an unknown text. Up until now the 15th century cryptic work has baffled scholars, cryptographers and codebreakers who have failed to read a single letter of the script or any word of the text.

Over time it has attained an infamous reputation, even featuring in the latest hit computer game Assassin’s Creed, as well as in the Indiana Jones novels, when Indiana decoded the Voynich and used it to find the ‘Philosopher's Stone’. Many grand theories have been proposed. Notes to editor. Voynich - a provisional, partial decoding of the Voynich script. Roanoke Colony. The Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony, was established on Roanoke Island in what is today's Dare County, North Carolina, United States.

Roanoke Colony

It was a late 16th-century attempt by Queen Elizabeth I to establish a permanent English settlement in North America. The colony was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh. Background[edit] The enterprise was originally financed and organized by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, who drowned in 1583 during an aborted attempt to colonize St. John's, Newfoundland. Solving A858. The Super Mario 64 Coin That Took 18 Years To Collect. Expand In 2002, someone on GameFaqs discovered something curious: there was a coin in Super Mario 64 on a course called Tiny-Huge Island.

The Super Mario 64 Coin That Took 18 Years To Collect

Not just any coin, though. This coin was different from all the other 191 coins on the level, because unlike the other coins, you couldn't actually collect it. Why Are These Wasps Stockpiling Ant Corpses in Their Nests? Ever Wonder Why People Throw Sneakers Over Power Lines? The 18th Century Version of L. Ron Hubbard Convinced the World He Was Immortal. I never understood that phrase.

The 18th Century Version of L. Ron Hubbard Convinced the World He Was Immortal

There's no reason there can be only one. In fact, immortality is a good reason to keep a few around. Count of St. Germain. An engraving of the Count of St. Germain by Nicolas Thomas made in 1783, after a painting then owned by the Marquise d'Urfe and now apparently lost.[1] Contained at the Louvre in France[2] The Comte de Saint Germain (born 1712? ;[3] died 27 February 1784)[4] was a European courtier, with an interest in science and the arts. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s. Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time. Livermore's mysterious lightbulb burns 110 years. Some mysteries never dim with time.

One of them is hanging from an electrical wire in Livermore. At Livermore Fire Station No. 6 is a lightbulb that has not burned out in 110 years. What really happened on the Revolutionary War's "Dark Day" Bizarre GMO wheat mystery in Oregon. Seeds are usually only guaranteed for one year; after that, the percentage of those that won't germinate tends to climb. Tends to. Scientists have successfully germinated seeds from medieval trash dumps, from plants covered over in the last ice age, and from every other source you'd think were too old. Heck, I overplanted pumpkins this year, thinking that my fairly old seeds would have a high failure rate.

Instead, nearly all of the seeds I planted took, and now I can't walk through half my garden without playing Twister. What's Happening to Honey Bees? This mysterious rock just appeared in front of our rover on Mars. The mysterious fairy circles of Namibia. I wonder if it could be damage of some kind caused by insect larvae in the ground like the Chinch bug? We have absolutely no clue what built this crazy-complex structure.

I know what this is! It's an arachnid Jurassic Park! Just look at the third picture! Facebook. Historical Collections. Why do knights fight snails in illuminated manuscripts? And this is why the FDA banned sneezing powder in 1919. The enduring mystery of Hitler's monkeys. Five Spooky Scary Evil Vehicles (That Might Be Real) Why Are Thousands of People Dreaming About This Man?