25 Frustrating Mysteries That Were Eventually Solved

From sailing stones to underwater noises these are 25 frustrating mysteries that were eventually solved.

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5

Stomach Ulcers

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For years Big Pharma made a lot of money off selling people anti-stress drugs to cure their ulcers. At least until an Australian scientist proved they were quite often caused by bacteria and were easily curable.

4

Chaocipher

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Until the algorithm was recently released no one could decode the cipher that author J.F Byrne had published in his autobiography.


3

The Roanoke Colony

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Nicknamed the lost colony when all the settlers in this North Carolina settlement suddenly disappeared, recent genetic advances have all but confirmed the idea that the population abandoned the settlement and was assimilated into local indian tribes.

2

Black bodies being unexplainable by classical physics

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Classical physics predicts that an ideal black body in thermal equilibrium will emit an infinite amount of energy. This is not consistent with what actually happens in the real world. Enter quantum mechanics.


1

Sailing Stones

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In case you’re not familiar, there are rocks in various deserts around the world that seems to “sail” or move by themselves. After several experiments it has for the most part been determined that a combination of ice on the desert surface combined with wind make the effect possible.

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