Here Are 3 Unsolved Mysteries That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine.

It’s easy to become obsessed with the unsolved mysteries of this Earth. Most people like to think that anything can be figured out or solved… but that’s just not true. Take these 7 mysteries, for example. They have been mysteries for decades (if not longer). No matter how many experts have examined the cases, they are still shrouded in mystery.

1.) The Aluminum Wedge of Aiud

In 1974, this is a wedge-shaped object found 1.2 miles east of Aiud, Romania. It was discovered on the banks of the Mures River. It was reportedly unearthed 35 feet under sand and alongside two mastodon bones. It looks like the head of a hammer and is made of an alloy of aluminum encased in a thin layer of oxide. It’s strange because aluminum was not discovered until 1808 and not produced in quantity until 1885. Since it was found in the same layer as mastodon bones, it would indicate that this wedge was at least 11,000 years old. Many people believe that this wedge is evidence that aliens visited earth, since there is no way that humans created such an alloy so many thousands of years ago.

2.) The Babushka Lady

While people were pouring over the footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, a mysterious woman was spotted in the film. She was wearing a brown overcoat and a scarf on her head (a “babushka”). She appeared to be holding something in front of her face, like a camera. She appeared many times in the footage and even stayed on the scene after most people left. Shortly after she is seen moving away to the East up Elm Street. The FBI publicly requested that the woman come forward and give them the footage she shot but she never did. Even though frauds have come forward, today no one knows who the Babushka Woman is. We also don’t know why she was present at the shooting or why she refused to give up all of the evidence she was recording.

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If You Ever Feel Stupid, Just Look At What These 3 People Did. You’ll Feel Better…Trust Me.

Every now and then, everyone has brain farts. You forget how to make change, you misspell the word “definitely” or maybe you just wore mismatched socks. But these people all took that to a brand new level. Maybe I’m being a little bit harsh, but…probably not.

1. No… just… no.

2. That’s not what those are for.

3. Please stop using the Internet. GO AWAY.

I Was Using Google Maps When All Of A Sudden…What?! That Is Seriously Crazy.

The street view on Google Maps is a great feature, especially for checking out places you’ve never been before. Sometimes though, Google inadvertently captures some candid, hilarious, and/or beautiful pictures of the spots they’re mapping.

Just imagine checking out a new place on street view and seeing one of these 93 pictures. Wait until you get to #11. That would freak me out.

1. Seagull coming in for a landing.

2. Russian guy chasing a bear.

3. Butterfly landing on the Google Street Car camera.

4. That’s a monkey riding in that sidecar.

5. Nope. Not a building explosion. Just bird poop on the camera.

Meet Some Of The Bizarre Fish Living In The Deepest Part Of The Ocean

The Mariana Trench is the deepest known part of Earth’s oceans. The trench is located off the coast of Japan, and stretches for almost 1,600 miles. The average depth along the trench is 6.8 miles. This might not sound like much, but the atmospheric pressure at the bottom of the trench is 1,000 stronger than the pressure at sea level.

1. The Frilled Shark.

2. The cute little Dumbo Octopus.

3. The Fanfin Seadevil.

The Fascinating History Behind The Wild Dancing Noodle At The Used Car Lot

They became famous on Family Guy as “wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men.” My mom refers to them as “happy flappy whiplash men.” Their official name, and it’s up for debate about whether or not they have one, is largely unknown (although the general consensus seems to be that they’re male). But you know what I’m talking about.

You’ve probably seen them in used car lots, or other places looking to grab your attention. They’re tall, tubular figures with a pair of arms and a silly face, powered by a fan blowing air up into their bodies so they can flap and flail in the wind, looking like a neon-colored noodle. You might think they’re funny, or you might think they’re tacky. Houston thought they were so tacky that the city banned them, referring to them as “visual clutter and blight.” Whatever you think of these exuberant tube people, you’ve probably wondered: Who thought of this bizarre thing?

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In fact, they gave a surprisingly cultured background. It all begins with a man named Peter Minshall, from Trinidad and Tobago. Minshall was known throughout his home and in places abroad for his work as a mas man. This term is used in Trinidad for someone who creates artwork for carnivals. Minshall was known for creating huge puppets that would dance in time to the music of carnivals. In 1995, he was hired to create for the opening ceremonies at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. After some trial and error, he came up with an inflatable tube figure that, when hooked up to an air supply source from below, would dance. Minshall christened them “tall boys.” With the help of L.A.-based Israeli artist named Doron Gazit, the tall boys became a reality, and debuted at the Olympics.

Minshall’s orginal design for the tall boys

After the Olympics, Gazit ended up patenting the tall boys, which he called “flyguys.” This caused a bit of tension between the designer and the fabricator. But other people were already duplicating the design, and suddenly, the tall boys/flyguys were popping up everywhere, doing their silly dance. Gazit’s company licensed the patent to a number of companies, and thus a surge in the undulating tube man population was born. One company calls them “Air Dancers.”

Besides catching your eye in the hopes of selling you a pre-owned Ford, the tube guys were also discovered to have a surprisingly practical use: they make really good scarecrows. While maybe not as picturesque as the classic straw-stuffed variety, they’ve proven to be extremely effective at protecting crops from birds.

The “Air Rangers,” as they’re known, are a modern take on scarecrows, and are really effective. To differentiate them from the happier “Air Dancers,” these come with a more menacing (to birds, anyway) face and reflective strips on the ends.

So whatever you might think of them, take a moment to appreciate the history of the tall boy, the flyguy, the Air Dancer, the Air Ranger, or whatever name you’ve come up with for them. And if nothing else, you might be able to make a great costume for next Halloween:

These 5 Unbelievable Facts Will Blow Your Mind. My World Just Got Turned Upside Down.

Oddball facts about things we assume we know everything about, are among the most entertaining things we see on the Internet. Just think about it. You think you know the whole story about, for example, WWII. The allies won, beating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, with the combined strength of Britain, the US, and the Soviet Union. But did you know there was a secret plan in place to destroy that alliance…FROM WITHIN?! Well if you didn’t, (don’t worry, we didn’t either ) then check out 5 incredible facts and marvel at what else you may have missed in school…

Reading this really makes you wonder what else they didn’t teach you in history class. Or maybe what you slept through 😉 If these stumped you like they did me, find out if they’ll amaze your friends too by sharing below.

5 Of The Tiniest Baby Animals Being Really Annoying For Mom, But Cute For Us

Motherhood is a real treat. After all that hard work, those long, sleepless nights, fevers, and messes, watching your little ones grow up and thrive is all a mom can really ask for. But…there are moments when the journey of motherhood isn’t such smooth sailing. In fact, there are times when it’s just really, really annoying.

Luckily for us, when baby animals are a pain for their moms, it’s pretty adorable for us.

1. “Mommy just wants to get a little bit of sun.”

2. “Can we go to the park now? Please, please. Please. Please, PLEASE?”

3. It’s like tugging on your earring…but worse.

4.“I’m trying to nap, dear.”

5.…At least he’s finally asleep.”