Ancient Mysteries That Still Baffle Scientists Today

Nasca Lines

Walking on the dry, desert plains of Nasca in southern Peru, you’d be hard pressed to notice anything unusual. But fly over the region in an airplane and you will see something truly amazing and unexplained. Etched into the hard-packed earth are giant images and symbols, called geoglyphs. There are more than a hundred of these geoglyphs, allegedly made by the Nasca culture between 500 BCE and 500 CE. In addition to numerous long, straight lines that look a bit like runways, there are recognizable images, such as birds, fish, monkeys, and humans.

The strangest thing is that these images were clearly meant to be viewed from above, yet they were made centuries before air travel was possible. At ground level, the difference in color between the surface stone and the stone just below the surface is hardly distinguishable. But from above, the images can be easily seen. How were these images created on such a large scale is as much as mystery as why they were etched. Were they religious or ceremonial symbols? Or were they meant to guide visitors from above?

history.com
  • The Megamouth Shark Species Has Only Been Spotted Sixty Times

    An extremely rare type of shark which swims around Taiwanese, Philippines and Japanese waters was only first spotted in 1976. The terrifying beast usually weighs over a ton and can be over five meters long. Megamouth sharks generally just swim with their mouths open, filling themselves up with krill, shrimp and plankton. [caption id="attachment_6959" align="aligncenter"...

    Read More
  • Human Saliva Contains A Compound More Powerful Than Morphine

    In need for some natural painkillers or just having a bad day? Well then you may just be able to spit on yourself, yes that is right human saliva contains a natural ingredient that is more powerful than morphine. In fact, the substance that scientists have found recently is actually six times more potent than...

    Read More
  • Man Survives Without Eating For Over A Year

    At the most, you can survive without food for a couple of weeks, occasionally a bit longer but for most people starvation will kill you. But the limits on how long people can go without eating are actually very complicated and are more of a case by case basis. Without water, people can only really...

    Read More
  • Ancient Underground City Of Derinkuyu

    If you are looking for your next tourist destination think about checking out the ancient underground city of Derinkuyu in Cappadocia the central Anatolia region of Turkey. A beautiful natural wonder in itself with caverns and caves but it is also a place that has an extensive subterranean city. Secret tunnels and underground dwellings that...

    Read More
  • Most Of Your Mobile Phone Batteries Are Simply Resold

    Less and less cell phone batteries fail during the warranty period now than ever before and this is due to the move to lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion is less temperamental than the nickel-based predecessors and also needs very little preparation to put into phones. However, that being said the return volume for batteries keeps on going...

    Read More