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10 Historical Mysteries

Hits: 12639 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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vonKaiser
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 93 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:03:46 AM
"It's not a mystery. It was a comet that exploded before impact."

That's just what Edison wants everyone to believe

mesovortex
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 420 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2012 2:21:20 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.

SFVitale
Male, 40-49, Western US
 441 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2012 10:10:18 AM
What about the mystery of how Keith Richards is still breathing?

RobSwindol
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2447 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2012 9:01:56 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.

vonKaiser
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 93 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2012 8:14:55 AM
Nothing on the Tunguska event? I still say it was Tesla who did that one lol.

geckohead
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 505 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2012 6:21:30 AM
Listverse has these and more!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 6:50:25 PM

I'd have thought the popularity of Amy Winehouse would have been in the top 10.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11175 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:14:31 PM
Bit vague in the detail, dont see how Anne Frank lists up in there

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11495 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:39:29 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11495 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:36:39 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11495 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:22:03 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.

MikeyNiv
Male, 18-29, Europe
 701 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:20:26 PM
Number 10 has Daily Fail as a source

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2384 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:14:25 PM
The Antikythera mechanism appears to have been solved, but otherwise, good list :)

nucnik
Male, 18-29, Europe
 86 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 12:58:32 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?


Originalform
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 292 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 12:34:26 PM
cool post Kat.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:14:06 AM
Interesting, but "who betrayed the Franks?" as number 1 historical mystery? Seriously?

ScottSerious
Male, 18-29, Western US
 5329 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:04:33 AM
A lot of those where dumb.

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1443 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 10:11:15 AM
Link: 10 Historical Mysteries [Rate Link] - From forgotten languages to lost civilizations, these mysteries remain unsolved.


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