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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:34 pm

The Grooved Spheres

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Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. Two types of spheres have been found: one is composed of a solid bluish metal with flecks of white; the other is hollowed out and filled with a spongy white substance. The kicker is that the rock in which they where found is Precambrian – and dated to 2.8 billion years old! Who made them and for what purpose is unknown.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:35 pm


The Dropa Stones



In 1938, an archaeological expedition led by Dr. Chi Pu Tei into the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of China made an astonishing discovery in some caves that had apparently been occupied by some ancient culture. Buried in the dust of ages on the cave floor were hundreds of stone disks. Measuring about nine inches in diameter, each had a circle cut into the center and was etched with a spiral groove, making it look for all the world like some ancient phonograph record some 10,000 to 12,000 years old. The spiral groove, it turns out, is actually composed of tiny hieroglyphics that tell the incredible story of spaceships from some distant world that crash-landed in the mountains. The ships were piloted by people who called themselves the Dropa, and the remains of whose descendants, possibly, were found in the cave.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:37 pm

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Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica

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Workmen hacking and burning their way through the dense jungle of Costa Rica to clear an area for banana plantations in the 1930s stumbled upon some incredible objects: dozens of stone balls, many of which were perfectly spherical. They varied in size from as small as a tennis ball to an astonishing 8 feet in diameter and weighing 16 tons! Although the great stone balls are clearly man-made, it is unknown who made them, for what purpose and, most puzzling, how they achieved such spherical precision.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:39 pm

Oera Linda Book



The Oera Linda Book is a controversial Frisian manuscript covering historical, mythological, and religious themes that first came to light in the 19th century. Themes running through the Oera Linda Book include catastrophism, nationalism, matriarchy, and mythology. The text alleges that Europe and other lands were, for most of their history, ruled by a succession of folk-mothers presiding over a hierarchical order of celibate priestesses dedicated to the goddess Frya, daughter of the supreme god Wr-alda and Irtha, the earth mother. The claim is also made that this Frisian civilization possessed an alphabet which was the ancestor of Greek and Phoenician alphabets. The current manuscript carries a date of 1256. Internal claims suggest that it is a copy of older manuscripts that, if genuine, would have been written by multiple people between 2194 BC and AD 803
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:40 pm

Ark Of The Covenant


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The Ark is considered the greatest of all hidden treasures and its discovery would provide indisputable truth that the Old Testament is hard fact. Its recovery remains the goal of every modern archaeologist and adventurer. Its purpose was as a container for the ten commandments given on stone tablets by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. According to the book of Exodus, the Ark is made of shittim wood (similar to acacia) and gold-covered inside and out. It was topped by a mercy seat comprising two cherubs also made of gold. It was believed to have supernatural powers due to several events, including causing the death of a man, who attempted to steady the Ark as the oxen hauling it stumbled, bringing down the walls of Jericho in one battle, and showering misfortune on the Philistines after they captured it in another. There are several speculations around the final resting place of the Ark, and whilst it would take a shrewd operator to find it, it would need a brave or even foolhardy person to open it!
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:42 pm

Angel Hair

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Angel Hair is a rare phenomenon that has so far defied explanation. It is made up of silken threads that rain down on to the earth, but reach out to touch it and it will almost certainly vanish before your eyes. It is a world wide phenomenon with the most regular occurrences from North America, New Zealand, Australia, and western Europe. There is no known proof for what causes this substance, or even what it is made up of. Speculations are that it has come from Spiders or another type of silk-spinning insect, and even UFO’s as it has often been associated with UFO sightings. Because of its sensitive nature, it has been difficult to collect, and to analyse as it is subject to contamination from car exhaust fumes, and even human contact, which could skew the chemical results.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:44 pm

Out-of-Place Metal Objects


Humans were not even around 65 million years ago, never mind people who could work metal. So then how does science explain semi-ovoid metallic tubes dug out of 65-million-year-old Cretaceous chalk in France? In 1885, a block of coal was broken open to find a metal cube obviously worked by intelligent hands. In 1912, employees at an electric plant broke apart a large chunk of coal out of which fell an iron pot! A nail was found embedded in a sandstone block from the Mesozoic Era. And there are many, many more such anomalies.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:05 pm

10 Unsolved Mysteries of Science


Listversers love mysteries, but while it seems that we have already covered tons of them, there are always more out there to discover. This time around we have focused on the mysteries of science, that have baffled researchers and left them wondering if current science is unable to grasp them, or even if perhaps there is a higher power at play. Below are ten scientific mysteries that will provoke thought and leave you wanting for the solution. Perhaps someone among us will one day solve some of these mysteries and become a famous scientist renowned for their discovery. For the time being, however, the solution to these equations has not yet been definitively proven or understood.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:07 pm

Continental Drift


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The theory of Continental Drift was first proposed in 1500 and stated that Continents seem to drift relative to each other across the ocean. Later on it was refined into the theory of Plate Tectonics which proposes that there are tectonic plates on the ocean floor that slowly move separating the continents and creating the Oceans over the time period of millions of years. The mystery, however, is what actually caused these plates to move in the first place and has been further confounded by studies that have shown it is unlikely that the theory actually fully explains the phenomenon. Some have suggested that the due to the unexplained nature of the workings behind the theory, and evidence against it, that the continents may have actually been separated much more quickly than many millions of years, by a catastrophic event such as a flood.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:10 pm

Extinction of Megafauna

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There were once many other large animals like the Elephant that walked the earth, such as the Wooly Mammoth, these were called Megafauna. The Megafauna for the most part disappeared only recently, in the range of tens of thousands of years ago, and scientists have been unable to truly ascertain why. Two main answers have been suggested as the cause, over hunting by man and climate change. Those who say it is climate change often have very little evidence besides claiming that there isn’t enough evidence for the other explanation. As for the over hunting explanations, many scientists say that even if it were true, there may be very little archeological evidence for it. The Mystery still remains unsolved, and it may never be conclusively understood, there could even be something else entirely at play.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:12 pm

The Mpemba effect

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The Mpemba effect is that boiling water can, under certain circumstances, not only freeze but do so quicker than colder water. This phenomenon has been reported as working as far back as Ancient Greece, even though it would seem contradictory to the Laws of Thermodynamics. In 1969 a scientist named Mpemba did experiments that proved that the effect is real, however, scientists are left with more questions than answers. Many solutions have been suggested as reasons for this phenomenon, but none have been agreed upon by scientists and most contradictory explanations were obtained by very different experiments with different controls. Perhaps someday after more study scientists will understand this, but currently the results are inconclusive at best.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:20 pm

The Speed of Light

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While the studies on the speed of light have not fully disproven the theory that it is the fastest we can go, there is increasing evidence that it might actually not be accurate. Some point out that dark energy seems to go at a faster rate than ever as time goes on. They also have observed that if the Big Bang theory is correct, the universe expanded way quicker than light speed when the cosmos were in their infancy. Some scientists in carefully controlled experiments have even managed to clock pulses that actually beat out the speed of light. While how or why we may be able to go faster than light speed is not yet certain, it seems that we may not be as limited as we previously thought. So far this mystery remains unsolved, but science seems to be getting closer to an answer.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:21 pm

Birds falling from the sky


In Arkansas about a year ago, a bunch of black birds fell from the sky. At the time fireworks were blamed, though this theory was not incredibly well tested. It happened again not that long after, and this time they weren’t sure enough to blame fireworks. To make matters even stranger, in the same state, around the same time, thousands of fish mysteriously turned up dead. While a variety of explanations have been given, it’s hard to explain why thousands of birds would fall from the sky, and thousands of fish would suddenly die in the same area around the same time. It could just be a coincidence, but it’s certainly a very odd one.
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PostSubject: Re: 10 Mysteries That Defy Explanation   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:23 pm

Wave-Particle Duality

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People have argued for a long time whether light is a wave or a particle, however, after much study scientists seem to be coming to the conclusion that things are way more confusing than that. Scientists performed studies which seem to show that a photon can act as a wave and a particle at the same time. However, they also have found studies showing that a photon will choose to be a wave or a particle only when forced to make the decision under controlled conditions. So far scientists have no explanation for why this works, and are still trying to understand it. Some have even called it “the one true mystery of Quantum Mechanics”.
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