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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Sailing Stones

Sailing Stones Source: livescience.com

Located at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, the Sailing Stones were discovered in the early 1900’s. These rocks’ apparent movement has been blamed on everything from space aliens and magnetic fields to animals and pranksters; however, it has been recently discovered that the rocks, pushed by strong winds, actually slide on thin ice panels.

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Frozen Child Sacrifice Mummies

Frozen Child Sacrifice Mummies Source: cracked.com

In 1999, archaeologists on Llullaillaco Volcano in Argentina made a shocking discovery when they found three mummified children who were left to freeze to death during an old Incan child sacrifice ritual. The ritual was often carried out by the ancient Incas to mark important events or to fend off natural disasters.

 

If you enjoy archaeology, be sure to check out 25 Intense Archaeological Discoveries Which Rewrote History.

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Mary Celeste

Mary CelesteSource: history.com; wikipedia, image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

Mary Celeste was an American merchant sailing ship discovered floating around and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Azores Islands. The boat had left New York City for Genoa on November 7, 1872, and when it was discovered on December 5th, it still had most of its supplies. Even the captain’s and crew’s personal belongings were undisturbed. However, none of those who had been on board were ever seen or heard from again.

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Black Hole

Black Hole Source: space.com, image: https://commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

One of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space, black holes are regions of space and time that have such strong gravitational effects that nothing can escape from inside them. Albert Einstein first predicted black holes in 1916 with his general theory of relativity. The term “black hole” was created in 1967 by American astronomer John Wheeler, but it was not until 1971 that the first actual black hole was finally was discovered.

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Antikythera Mechanism

Antikythera MechanismSource: nytimes.com; age-of-the-sage.org

While it might seem like an unbelievable thing, it’s true that the first analogue computer was built around or before 100 BC. The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendars and astrology. Discovered in July 1901 in the shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, the mechanism is believed to have been designed and constructed by Greek scientists between 200 BC and 100 BC.

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