Tag: mystery

Jul 10, 2019

Cracking the Uncrackable Code

Cracking the Uncrackable Code

The CIA has a sculpture at their HQ with a secret message that hasn’t been cracked in over 30 years

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Dec 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Photograph by Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration Scientists in northern Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula recently descended into a massive, newly formed crater. Vladimir Pushkarev, the leader of the new mission and director of the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration, took probes and made measurements with his team in hopes determining the cause of the…

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Nov 18, 2014

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Residents in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia witnessed a huge fiery flash in the sky on 14 November 2014 around 6:39 pm local time. Thankfully the prevalence of dash cams meant there was plenty of amateur footage to capture the event. I’ve included a second video below for another view of the fiery phenomenon.…

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Oct 6, 2014

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Reddit user reverseloop observed a spider’s web that appears to be anchored from the ceiling by a rock. While the fascinating discovery implies some kind of basic form of tool use, it’s unclear exactly how this occurred since he did not personally witness the web-building process. For example, it’s possible that the rock was…

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Jan 30, 2014

The Fascinating Story of Clever Birds and Exploding Toads

The Fascinating Story of Clever Birds and Exploding Toads

*WARNING* Some of the footage may be considered graphic as the story involves… exploding toads In 2005, a small pond in Hamburg, Germany became the focus of international attention as roughly 1,000 toads were discovered dead, having seemingly exploded. Dubbed the Pond of Death, the culprit, originally believed to be some kind of virus,…

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Sep 5, 2013

Mystery Bug Builds Fence Around Eggs and Nobody Knows Why

Mystery Bug Builds Fence Around Eggs and Nobody Knows Why

Photograph by TROY ALEXANDER Rainforest Expeditions | Tambopata Research Center Chemical ecologist Troy Alexander recently returned to the US after a 3-month volunteer position for the Macaw Project. The project was based out of the Tambopata Research Center (a joint research center/tourist lodge run by Rainforest Expeditions), one of the most remote Amazon Rainforest…

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