10 ‘Unsolved’ Mysteries Of The World That You Probably Didn’t Know Were Already Solved
Everyone loves a good mystery! More than that, everyone loves to obsess over a mystery that hasn’t been solved. What can be more fun than nose-diving into a hurried conclusion, looping around a bunch of far-fetched theories before eventually saying “Aliens”? There are some mysteries that make a perfect cut to that list.
But sadly, they have been solved. It is almost as if someone licked the cream out of a bourbon biscuit and left the bland, uninteresting crust behind. It is often heartbreaking to buy a simple logical explanation behind mysteries that managed to baffle geniuses for the longest time.
Here are some you might have thought were still not solved:
1. The Bermuda Triangle
Mystery: Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, it is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where many aircrafts and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances, never to be seen again.
Solved: According to research, the average number of crafts disappearing here is the same as in any other well-traveled part of the ocean. What that implies is, take any other part of the ocean that has seen its fair share of traffic, and you’d end up with similar number of ‘disappearances’. This story has survived on unnecessary hype. There have been no major disappearances since 1999.
2. The Bloop
Mystery: It is a mysterious ultra-low-frequency and an incredibly loud sound originating in the South Pacific that was heard by two stations which are separated by 5000 kilometres. People started to think it might be produced by an enormous animal that has never been seen before.
Solved: The NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to that of a large icequake. Numerous icequakes share similar spectrograms with Bloop, as well as the amplitude necessary to spot them despite ranges exceeding 5000 km.