Posts Tagged ‘mystery’

RIA Feb 2020 Special: Mystery Spanish Revolver

Today’s quick look at RIA is a Spanish revolver that I can’t identify. The proof stamps indicate that it was made in 1931, and it has an unusual cylinder latch that looks like a loading gate, but isn’t. It’s marked 8mm (8mm French Ordnance, or something else?), and has a 7-shot cylinder. Perhaps someone watching […]

Unraveling the Mystery of “Anti-Semitism”

by David Sims MOST anti-Semitic statements are true. You’ll have noticed that Jews usually object to the “anti-Semitism” of someone’s remarks while totally avoiding the question of their truthfulness or falseness. There’s only one obvious reason for someone to describe you as an “anti-Semite” without also specifically addressing any alleged lies that you might have […]

Airports in the US Begin Checking for SARS-Like Mystery Virus as Deadly Outbreak Spreads

(ZH) — The US will begin screening airline passengers beginning Friday after a SARS-like pneumonia outbreak in central China has claimed a second life after a 69-year-old man died on Wednesday, according to the Straits Times. “To further protect the health of the American public during the emergence of this novel coronavirus, CDC is beginning entry […]

Vanishing water MYSTERY casts doubt over Mars colonization plans

An international research team has discovered unexpectedly large amounts of water vapor accumulating at an altitude of 80km up in the Martian atmosphere.  The scientists gathered the data thanks to the Trace Gas Orbiter probe from the ExoMars mission, which is financed by the Russian space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency. Previous studies […]

There’s a Gigantic Mystery Hidden Inside Every Single Atom in the Universe

(TMU) — Science has come a long way in the past few years. I still remember when the “Particle of God”, Higgs boson, was just a dream that needed to be confirmed after physicist Peter Higgs theorized its existence. In December 2013, after a lot of work done on the LHC built by CERN, Higgs’ […]

FAA Responds to Drone Mystery by Proposing Rule Change to Require Drones to be Identifiable

December 31, 2019 By Sean Walton One day after Colorado and western Nebraska counties reported a series of mysterious, nocturnal drone flights, the Federal Aviation Administration is promoting a rule change that requires most drones to be identifiable remotely, a report said Monday. The rule change, announced Thursday, has been in works for more than […]

Mystery man who used narwhal tusk to subdue London Bridge terrorist identified

LONDON — A mysterious figure who used a rare narwhal tusk to help subdue a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge last month has been identified as a civil servant in Britain’s Justice Ministry. Darryn Frost ended his silence Saturday, telling Britain’s Press Association that he and others reacted instinctively when Usman Khan started stabbing people […]

A New Discovery Just Unraveled the Mystery of Easter Island’s Moai

(TMU) — New excavations in Easter Island’s statue quarry are providing bits of information that is drastically changing our perception of the Moai and the secrets about why these monoliths were produced using a very specific type of soil. It turns out that the belief that these towering idols had only a ritualistic and maybe […]

Mystery on as up to 300 dead starlings found along road in Anglesey, Wales

   Hundreds of dead starlings are scattered along a road in Bodedern Hundreds of birds have been found dead in the road in Anglesey . The starlings were spotted near Llyn Llywenan, Bodedern, by Hannah Stevens on her way home on Tuesday. Miss Stevens said she had initially seen the “massive flock” flying overhead before […]

Mystery of The Federalist Papers

The mystery around The Federalist Papers lies in their origin. The papers were authored by different persons, but all used the same pseudo name “Publius,” in order to conceal their identities. A total of 85 essays and articles were published on the New York Packet and The Daily Advertiser between 1787 and 1788. Fortunately, nowadays […]

Mystery Buyer Makes Huge Options Bet On Gold Hitting $4000

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, An unknown person or hedge fund bought 5,000 options on gold hitting $4,000 an ounce by June 2021. On Wednesday, an unknown buyer made a $1.75 Million Options Bet That Gold Would Triple to $4,000. The gold options market saw $1.75 million in block trades betting the precious metal could […]

Mystery surrounds why hundreds of dead seabirds have washed up on Sydney’s beaches

   Hundreds of dead birds are washing up on Sydney’s iconic beaches. The corpses of short-tailed shearwaters have been spotted at several shorelines including Bondi, Manly and Cronulla. The birds are migrating back to southern Australia to breed after spending the summer in Alaska. But, according to experts, a higher number than usual are dying […]

NASA supercomputer creates millions of ‘Universes’ to reveal mystery of cosmos

   Astronomers have historically turned to two disparate methods to understand the Universe. Telescopes have traditionally been used to observe galaxies, while scientists have recently attempted to simulate them on large computers. Now a theoretical astrophysicist has revealed the early results of “a third way” – a novel method offering new insights into galaxy formation […]

China releases new photo of mystery ‘Moon glass’ and it’s… something (PHOTOS)

To the untrained eye, it appears like just another photo of dirt, but with each new image, the potential for correctly identifying where the substance came from, and what it really is, grows. China’s lunar rover Yutu-2 touched down on the dark side of the moon on January 2. Months later, it stumbled upon the […]

Mystery surrounds curious SPACE FIREBALLS that crashed in Chile as experts rule out meteor shower (PHOTOS)

The mysterious, fiery phenomena crash-landed in seven locations in Dalcahue City on the Chilean island of Chiloé late last month. They sparked a flurry of blazes which firefighters had to scramble to extinguish.  Initial news reports claimed that the fireballs were likely a meteor shower, however an analysis by geologists from Chile’s National Geology and […]

Mystery of the last mam­moths that died suddenly 4,000 years ago

   The last woolly mammoths lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean; they died out 4,000 years ago within a very short time. An international research team from the Universities of Helsinki and Tübingen and the Russian Academy of Sciences has now reconstructed the scenario that could have led to the mammoths’ extinction. The […]

9/11 mystery solved: World Trade Center building didn’t collapse due to fire – study finds

Following an extensive four-year study at the University of Alaska, using four extremely complex computer models, Dr. Leroy Hulsey, Dr. Zhili Quan, and Professor Feng Xiao found the “fire did not cause the collapse”. In their report, it says: “The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse […]

An Oval Office mystery: Who doctored the hurricane map?

  President Donald Trump holds a chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo   The perpetrator may have committed a crime with the suspicious Sharpie marking. ‘I don’t know,’ the president said repeatedly when confronted. By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 09/04/2019 06:26 PM EDT Donald […]

Air con before it was cool: Scientists solve mystery of holes in T. rex’s skull

One previous leading theory was that the holes were involved in the mechanics of the beasts’ powerful jaws, helping it to clamp down and crush whatever sorry creature it had captured. However, evolutionary biologists couldn’t make sense of this as it was just too awkward given the shape of the skull. “It’s really weird for […]

‘Mystery’ eruption that cooled ancient world traced to El Salvador’s Ilopango volcano

   The sixth century was a rough time to be alive: Lower-than-average temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere triggered crop failure, famine, and maybe even the onset of bubonic plague. The ultimate culprit, scientists say, were two back-to-back volcanic eruptions — one in 536 C.E. and another around 540 C.E. The first likely happened in Iceland […]

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