25 Frustrating Mysteries That Were Eventually Solved
From sailing stones to underwater noises these are 25 frustrating mysteries that were eventually solved.
For a long time the world believed Troy to be a mythical city and the Trojan War to be little more than legend. At least until Heinrich Schliemann actually discovered the remains of the city.
15. Fish farts
In the 80s the Swedish navy discovered underwater sounds that many suspected to be Russian submarines. Turns out they were nothing more than fish farts. The Swedes subsequently won an Ig Nobel prize.
10. The direction in which the core of the Earth spins
For many years scientists couldn’t figure out how the Earth’s solid inner core spins one way and the liquid outer core spins the other. Scientists at Leeds University recently found that the answer lies in a simple “equal and opposite” reaction based around Earth’s magnetic fields.
5. Stomach Ulcers
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.