7 famous "unsolved mysteries" that science solved years ago

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7 famous "unsolved mysteries" that science solved years ago

Jul!a Jul!a
From the Shroud of Turin to the Flying Dutchman, here are 7 "mysteries" that science has actually already figured out. Check out the article. Can you think of anything else that should be on this list?



Ok, that was just a really cool picture...
09/12/2011
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AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Ok, the aura one bummed me out! Like, hey man, I thought they were real!
09/12/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Don't worry, Angel. I thought the human magnetism one was real, too!
09/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I found the article a little too authoritative, while flip at the same time. Kind of like people who "know" who Jack the Ripper is, and won't listen to any other explanations.

For instance, I've seen pictures of Luigi Garlaschelli, a professor of chemistry at the University of Pavia's created "Shroud." It looks like shit, it doesn't become a positive when photo negatives are taken of it, it responds much differently to X Rays than the Shroud of Turin does. It doesn't even look like the shroud at all. He basically painted a piece of fabric. Also, just because one bit of fabric from the same time period as Christ was found to be inferior quality weaving, it doesn't mean the Shroud wasn't real. The fabric Christ was wrapped in was donated by a very rich man, and there were dozen of different weaves used during the Roman Period in Israel, not to mention all the imported cloth. That proves nothing. ALSO, the fact that the Shroud was in two fires over the centuries could easily have screwed up carbon dating, every single source that refers to the Shroud mentions this fact. Carbon (burnt fabric for instance) messes with carbon dating and makes the results innacurate. There is no way to accurately carbon date things that have been burnt.

I could go on an debunk the rest of the debunking (although I don't know much about the crystal skulls or the faces on the floor things) but I think this article is NOT the definitive word on these issues.
09/13/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I found the article a little too authoritative, while flip at the same time. Kind of like people who "know" who Jack the Ripper is, and won't listen to any other explanations.

For instance, I've seen pictures of Luigi ...
I don't either, and if I had to guess the author also doesn't. Cracked isn't known for being "the leading authority" on much of anything, and while the authors do research things, they're also allowed to draw their own opinions.
09/13/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I do love hearing the arguments for and against the Shroud of Turin (and other such things). But my personal opinion is that it's a fake. But it's so important to the faith of many that it's not worth for some-power-that-be to really say, "Yeah, we know."

Asides from all the scientific arguments, just looking at the image is silly to me. Jewish men of that time period in that location did not look like tall, hairy white guys. The men had hair cropped short due to the high temperatures and the tendency for mites and other insects to want to burrow inside. It's an image that is only the white European idea of who he could have been.

Hehehe but I did enjoy reading through their other examples.
09/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I don't either, and if I had to guess the author also doesn't. Cracked isn't known for being "the leading authority" on much of anything, and while the authors do research things, they're also allowed to draw their own opinions.
Kind of cool things to think about though. I have some interesting experiences with Auras. One of my daughters has been able to see them since she was a toddler. She was about 2 or 3 and she would say things like, "Mama, you have purple light around you." Or, "Papi has green light around his head and body." Or, "Baby Sister is covered with pink light, Mama. Why?" I had NO idea what she was talking about, as I had never heard of auras. We were in a book store, and she pointed to a book, and said, "Mama, this is what I see, the light around people." It was a book on auras. It freaked me out. We opened the book and she told me all kinds of interesting things that corresponded with stuff in the book. Only, she can only see one color at a time, most of the time, she sees them better in a dim room, and she says her ability has waned since she learned to read and got older. Now, she's in her early 20s and only sees them on occasion, if she really concentrates.

Weird stuff.
09/13/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Kind of cool things to think about though. I have some interesting experiences with Auras. One of my daughters has been able to see them since she was a toddler. She was about 2 or 3 and she would say things like, "Mama, you have purple light ...
That is weird, but still pretty cool though.
09/13/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Thanks for posting this! You always come up with some unusual and interesting articles from Cracked! I agree they are not the end to all mysteries, but I enjoy reading this stuff.
09/13/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Kind of cool things to think about though. I have some interesting experiences with Auras. One of my daughters has been able to see them since she was a toddler. She was about 2 or 3 and she would say things like, "Mama, you have purple light ...
Totally cool! Real or not, it's totally awesome. And I think it seems to be that children have the most amazing abilities before it seems to be sucked out of them when they grow up.
09/13/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Cracked is interesting, but like people have said. I wouldn't take them to be the definitive source on all things. Besides, if physics is different in different parts of the globe, then who says science is definitive? Zero can't exist and yet it must but it mustn't.
09/13/2011
married with children married with children
good read, but thats about it
09/15/2011
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