Weird History

Famous Mysteries With Scientific Explanations

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Vote up the logical explanations for famous 'mysteries' that make a lot of sense.

As human beings, we are always observing our world and trying to make sense of it. Traditionally, whenever we encounter something we can't make sense of, we make up a story to explain it. Why do so many ships and planes seem to go missing inside a random triangular area of the ocean near Bermuda? Must be aliens. For thousands and thousands of years, these popular explanations have been enough. But as our understanding of the world has progressed, science has begun offering scientific explanations for these phenomena, based on actual evidence. 

Even though science has effectively solved these historical mysteries, many of us still prefer to believe in the myths. We're not here to ruin anyone's fun. But we are here to tell you that the scientific explanation is often just as interesting as the fantastical one. Here are some famous "mysteries" that science has actually solved.