25 Incredible Discoveries You Won’t Believe Exist

Posted by , Updated on April 4, 2017

Some of the most unbelievable things in the world are discovered each year, ranging greatly from minor to life-changing and from completely accidental to intended. There are also many different areas in which discoveries are made such as space exploration, archaeology, natural science etc. Some of these discoveries have even helped us to reveal or better understand some of the most unbelievable things in the world. Want to know what some of these discoveries are? From Tsunamis on Mars to the mysterious Shroud of Turin, if you want to learn more about some unbelievable things that are true, check out these 25 Incredible Discoveries You Won’t Believe Exist.

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Baghdad Battery

Baghdad BatterySource: smith.edu

If you’ve gone any time without electricity, you know that batteries are really one of the most wonderful things in the world. The Baghdad Battery shows that battery power was sought after even thousands of years ago. The Battery is a set of 3 artifacts discovered in Khujut Rabu outside Baghdad, Iraq. Thought to be 2,000 years old, the set has a ceramic pot, a tube of one metal, and a rod of another. When filled with vinegar or similar liquid, the pot produces about 1.1 volts. There is no written record as to the exact function of the jar, but the best guess is that it really was a type of battery.

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Fetus Inside Coffin of Mummified Bishop

mummy fetusSource: ancient-origins.net, Image: (not actual specimen; representative purposes only)

Researchers at the Lund University, Sweden, were in for a surprise when they conducted a CT scan of a mummified Scandinavian bishop; they found remains of a tiny baby tucked under the bishop’s feet. Researchers guess that the fetus may either be a relative of the bishop or may have been a child born outside of marriage that was placed there by someone who wanted to sneak the infant remains into the bishop’s coffin in order to receive a proper burial.

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Infrared Radiation

Infrared RadiationSource: herschel.cf.ac.uk

Infrared radiation was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1800 when he was studying the heating effect of different colors of light. He was using a prism to produce a spectrum of colors and thermometers to measure their heating effect. These days, infrared is used in many areas including tracking, heating, meteorology, astronomy etc.

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Temperatures Below Absolute Zero

Absolute ZeroSource: gizmodo.com

At −273.15° C (−459.67° F), absolute zero was thought to be the lowest limit of the thermodynamic temperature scale. However, a team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute in Germany recently proved this theory wrong. They managed to cool a cloud of gas atoms in a vacuum to below −273.15°C. The result of the experiment was so surprising for the researchers that they did not even know what to do with the chilled particles.

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Tsunamis on Mars

Tsunamis on MarsSource: space.com, image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

Scientists have recently released evidence that massive tsunamis may have rocked the Martian landscape some 3.4 billion years ago. This discovery blew the minds of many in the space community; the researchers think that two meteor strikes caused huge tidal waves that could have been up to 50 m (165 ft) high.


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