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Date: 10/21/12 10:40 AM

18 Responses to 10 Historical Mysteries

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    October 21, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Link: 10 Historical Mysteries - From forgotten languages to lost civilizations, these mysteries remain unsolved.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2012 at 11:04 am
    A lot of those where dumb.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    October 21, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Interesting, but "who betrayed the Franks?" as number 1 historical mystery? Seriously?
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    Originalform Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    cool post Kat.
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    nucnik Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    I stopped watching at Robin Hood. This list is a sham.

    Voynich manuscript - fine, that`s a mystery
    Dytlov pass has been explained long ago, and the part about the radioactivity is made up
    The hieroglyphs - again, fine, they`re a mystery, but the language was understood not that long ago
    Celtic wood - paranormal activity? seriously?

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    beternal Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    The Antikythera mechanism appears to have been solved, but otherwise, good list :)
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Number 10 has Daily Fail as a source
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Well, it`s not as bad as TruTV.

    But really...Robin Hood? Of course his identity is unknown - he`s a character from folklore! Sure, there were many outlaws in England in those days. Some of them were outlawed at least partly for political reasons (it was an unstable time). Some of them did give money to the poor - it was a good way to gain local support and not have people report you to the authorities. But Robin Hood is a folklore hero.

    The Antikythera mechanism is impressive, but we`re talking about ancient Greece and not a mesolithic hunter-gatherer tribe. They had excellent knowledge of maths and astronomy and fine metalworking skills. They also had automated vending machines, steam engines, etc. It`s normal to think of all knowledge and technology as recent, but it isn`t. A Greek mathematician/astronomer and a Greek master smith could have made it. It`s not a mystery.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    There aren`t even any attributions or detail. For example, those missing Australian troops in 1917. What unit? What woods did they go missing in? Were they even there?

    The Ninth legion, which may or may not have been lost. OK, it`s a mystery of sorts, but even in Britain we don`t have many records from 1900 years ago. Maybe they were killed by Britons, who were noted for being warlike. Britain romanised, but not all of it, not so much in the north (or southwest, surprisingly) and not for some time. There was a lot of fighting in the north in the early 2nd century. Or maybe they were transferred to some of the other fighting on the borders of the empire. Or maybe they revolted against the empire, perhaps after the murder of Domitian when there was a possibility of a military coup installing a new emperor (again). Or maybe they were dishonoured in some way and therefore disappeared from the records.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    A child locked up in the 1820s is one of the 10 greatest mysteries of all time? No, it isn`t.

    But, well, it`s better than TruTV.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Bit vague in the detail, dont see how Anne Frank lists up in there
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I`d have thought the popularity of Amy Winehouse would have been in the top 10.
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    geckohead Female 50-59
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    October 22, 2012 at 6:21 am
    Listverse has these and more!
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    vonKaiser Male 18-29
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    October 22, 2012 at 8:14 am
    Nothing on the Tunguska event? I still say it was Tesla who did that one lol.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    October 22, 2012 at 9:01 am
    Most of these aren`t great mysteries at all. Really? Kaspar Hauser? He was just a pathological liar!!! OK, so no one knows exactly where he was born, but consdering this took place 200 years ago, that`s not too unbelievable.
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    SFVitale Male 40-49
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    October 22, 2012 at 10:10 am
    What about the mystery of how Keith Richards is still breathing?
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    mesovortex Male 30-39
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    October 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    " Nothing on the Tunguska event? I still say it was Tesla who did that one lol. "

    It`s not a mystery. It was a comet that exploded before impact.
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    vonKaiser Male 18-29
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    October 23, 2012 at 7:03 am
    "It`s not a mystery. It was a comet that exploded before impact."

    That`s just what Edison wants everyone to believe

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