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6 Real Islands Way More Terrifying Than The One On 'Lost'

6 Real Islands Way More Terrifying Than The One On 'Lost'
Summer's right around the corner, and it's time to pick your next vacation spot. Now, we know the problem you're facing: You want a nice island paradise, but you also want to experience horrors beyond comprehension, and maybe you even want to die on your trip. Well, we've got some great islands for you... Ilha de Queimada Grande; A.K.A. Snake Island Over at, there's an article that opens with a description of, "A deserted island where the forest floor writhes with the world's most venomous vipers. And no, is not a site for terrifying Indiana Jones / Anaconda slash-fiction. Now you may be asking, "But Cracked, there are poisonous snakes in loads of countries. Remember how we mentioned the snakes only live on this one island? Not pictured: The dead people just out of shot. Now imagine five of those. Let's back up and talk about that fisherman: And the lighthouse keeper's family? Yeah. Think of the scariest premise you can for a horror movie. The year is 1945. Related:  Paranormal And Weird

10 Explanations Behind Supposedly Unsolved Mysteries Mysteries People want to believe in magic and miracles, so we often enjoy unsolved mysteries more than any other kind of story. For that reason, the stories of the mysteries persist—even long after we discover the actual explanations behind them. 10Atlantis Atlantis first captured our imaginations during the time of the Greek philosophers, when Plato mentioned the mysterious land in his letters to Socrates. The story was an allegory. Furthermore, modern science has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Atlantis did not exist. Some supporters of Atlantis believe the scope of the myth can be adjusted to fit islands, though none that match its description has been found. 9The Shroud Of Turin Pope Benedict called the Shroud of Turin the authentic burial robe of Jesus. The shroud was the focal point of discussions for centuries. Only one burial shroud from Jesus’s time has been found. 8Auras Auras are a focal point of New Age beliefs. 7The Lost Colony 6Anastasia 5The Flying Dutchman Mr. Amazing?

Greek Gods Family Tree / Genealogy | 10 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations Mysteries Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time since our recorded history. Our concept of ancient history was originally firmly determined by the bible. Written from an insular point of view, the histories of some ancient cultures were distorted, badly neglected or even omitted. The existence of inexplicable monuments, certain man-made marvels and archaeological finds pertaining to our ancient- and prehistory, are leading more and more archaeologists to believe long forgotten advanced civilizations existed. Ancient knowledge was a lot more refined and developed than we have been taught hitherto. Despite wars and several invasions, India’s ancient history was largely preserved. Considered by the Chinese to be the “Ninth Wonder of the Ancient World”, the origin of the 24 caves thus far uncovered is an unfathomable mystery.

FlashResizer 10 Fascinating Artifacts Of Mysterious Origin Mysteries A lot of the things that archaeologists dig up out of the ground are fairly straightforward—we know what people did with arrowheads and pots. But occasionally, we’ll turn up something that leaves experts scratching their chins and wondering “What’s that all about?” 10Middle Eastern Circles You may well be familiar with the Nazca Lines in Peru, ancient geoglyphs only properly visible from above. The “Wheels” are circular stone structures built in the desert from Syria to Saudi Arabia. The purpose of the structures is unclear. 9Fort Mountain A trail marker tells hikers in Georgia they are approaching a “mysterious and prehistoric wall.” The loose rock wall measures around 270 meters (885 ft) long and up to 2 meters (7 ft) tall in some sections. The obvious theory behind the wall says it was used to defend the mountain from attack, but this seems unlikely. The wall zigzags in a way that matches patterns found on some Native American pottery. 8Derek Mahoney’s Glastonbury Cross Dr.

Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Start Cooking 5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization? - The Epoch Times The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge.In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide. Artifacts and ruins discovered all over the world have made many scientists question whether the currently accepted understanding of prehistoric culture is correct. Here’s a look at some disputed sites, thought by some to hold evidence of prehistoric civilizations far more advanced than scientists thought possible. 1. (Bosnian Pyramid via Shutterstock) Carbon dating shows the Bosnian Pyramid is 25,000 years old. Two Italian archaeologists, Dr. When the Bosnian Pyramid was first discovered in 2005, researchers could only measure the age of the topsoil covering the pyramid, which is about 12,000 years old. Dr. While many local scientists back Osmanagich, there are skeptics. 2. (Wikimedia Commons) 3. 4. (Sea of Galilee via Shutterstock) 5.

When French Toast Met Pancakes | Tasty Kitchen Blog - StumbleUpon If you ever want me to like you, just make me a light, fluffy stack of pancakes. I’ll blush, I’ll smile a lot, I might propose–it’ll be weird and cute. Promise. Just when I thought pancakes couldn’t get any better, I stumbled upon this recipe by Tasty Kitchen member frecklesandsunshine. The title: When French Toast Met Pancakes…and Fell In Love totally made me giddy with butterflies in my stomach. What makes this recipe so unusual (and delicious) is how the French toast is coated in a very thin pancake batter, creating an amazing crust around the bread. Let’s dive in, shall we? You’ll need some ingredients. I used brioche because I wanted something that would be able to take the heavy batter. In a large bowl, add the eggs and beat ‘em until they’re light and fluffy. Next, we’re just going to add all of the ingredients (minus the bread) one at a time. The baking powder … The vegetable oil … Vanilla extract (having fun yet?) Brown sugar … All-purpose flour … And lastly, the cinnamon.

The Occult - Occultopedia: The Occult and Unexplained Encyclopedia Welcome to Occultopedia, the premier internet index of the paranormal, occult and inexplicable. In addition to being the foremost online destination for information about the supernatural, unusual phenomena and the occult, Occultopedia also features a variety of resources for the pagan community, new age buffs, unexplained phenomena enthusiasts, curious minds, and skeptics as well.Occultopedia is the genuine article, the original and the best internet index of the extraordinary and uncanny, shamelessly copied by many, but never equaled. Online since 1995 — at first in a free web space provider, and in 1997 finally with its own domain name and hosting — Occultopedia still is the principal online resource for those looking for the unexplained, the curious and the unusual. Occultopedia is a work in progress, and is not completed. There are so many aspects to the occult and the extraordinary, it would be next to impossible to actually finish such a project.

Tiny transmitter sets frequency record: Revolutionary terahertz transmitter developed A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in, e.g., nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics. Although terahertz (THz) electromagnetic radiation, which has wavelengths ranging from 0.1 mm and 1 mm, penetrates common materials, such as plastics, paper, fabrics, or ceramics, allows, e.g., nondestructively testing workpieces, analyzing processes occurring in engine combustion chambers while engines are running, inspecting packages and letters for hazardous biological substances without need for opening them, it has yet to establish a reputation for itself in scientific and engineering fields. One of the hindrances involved was that, until now, transmitters and receivers operating at THz‑frequencies were bulky and very expensive.

6 Legendary Lost Treasures That Are Still Up for Grabs Video games and old movies give us the impression that the whole world is filled with treasure chests, tombs full of bling, and random pockets of riches here and there just waiting to be picked up, but that's ridiculous -- only some parts of the world are like that. That's right -- lost treasures do exist. And plenty of them. However, if gold coins were as easy to get as Mario makes it look, someone would have done it already. That's why awesome finds like the following are still unclaimed after centuries ... or at least they were, before we posted this article. #6. Alexandre-Olivier Oexmelin Florida gets a bad rep, what with all the heat, humidity, and overall Floridaness of the place. Schmitt family"And they called us crazy after the first 12 years of random, fruitless searching!" The best part is that there's way more where that came from ... although the 1,000 Spanish sailors who had to drown for that treasure to get there probably don't see it that way. And then it wasn't. #5. #4.

The Complexity of the Creative Personality | The Creative Mind - StumbleUpon Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi includes in his books and other writings descriptions of the diversity and multiple characteristics of creative people. In a post of hers, Juliet Bruce, Ph.D. notes that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high-ee) wrote, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.” “Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos – and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.” Here are a few qualities he lists, as Bruce summarizes: A great deal of physical energy alternating with a great need for quiet and rest.Highly sexual, yet often celibate, especially when working.Smart and naïve at the same time. Do you relate to any of these qualities?

Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries of Science Despite what cable news may tell you, scientists don’t really squabble over if evolution is real (it is) or if the climate is changing faster than can be explained by naturally-occurring phenomena (it is) or if vaccines are regarded as safe and recommended for most children (they are). Sure, there may be fine points within those categories that are debatable, but not to the extent that is commonly described by talking heads on TV. However, that’s not to say that scientists perfectly understand everything about the ways of the Universe. Physicist Brian Cox once said: “I'm comfortable with the unknown—that’s the point of science. There are places out there, billions of places out there, that we know nothing about. And the fact that we know nothing about them excites me, and I want to go out and find out about them. So what are some of the top mysteries keeping scientists busy? Why is there more matter than antimatter? Where is all the lithium? Why do we sleep? How does gravity work?