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6 Famous Mysteries That Have Already Been Solved (Slideshow)

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6 Famous Mysteries That Have Already Been Solved (Slideshow)


Some things in life, no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary, will be perceived as unsolved mysteries or unexplainable phenomenon. From missing royalty to contagious bodily habits, click through for some of the world’s most enduring mysteries that have actually been solved. On the last page, take a look at two more famous mysteries that may very well have been solved!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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6:36AM PDT on May 19, 2014


9:30AM PST on Feb 24, 2013


some mysteries should stay mysteries...

7:35AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012


12:17PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

# 6 states that "only humans and chimps are susceptible to contagious yawning" which is actually incorrect.

Dogs yawn in response to another dog, or a human, yawning. They have even been found to be more reliable in the response than humans are.

11:33PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012


9:45AM PDT on May 8, 2012


9:36AM PDT on May 8, 2012

The chicken/egg question is easily solved if you believe in the bible. God created chickens, not eggs!

4:11AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Thank you for the answers to these unsolved mysteries!! Pretty interesting!!

3:17PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

IMHO, the chicken/egg mystery will largely depend on whether you are thinking on a typical bird egg, or in any kind of egss. If one is not limitimg him/herself to your standard bird egg, then just by looking at the phylogenetics it is clear that the egg came first.

I haven't read the British scientist's conclusions, but it really seems a bit pointless if their result is not the aftermath of a deeper investigation focusing in something else. I spent 8 years working with eggs for my doctorate, and there are really issues more relevant and practical, both for humans and the species whose eggs you're studying, than this.

9:42AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

I still think the egg came first, otherwise where did the chicken come from?

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