4 Weird Unsolved Scientific Mysteries!
The things humans understand about the universe amazes me. There are people so smart, knowing we are the same species makes me feel bad about myself.
I like to imagine people with a level of intelligence that high, came from the future or another planet or something. Anything, so I don’t have to come to terms with all the potential I wasted playing video games instead of studying.
However, there are certain things, even the most intelligent among us have yet to understand. Mysteries so weird, science simply cannot explain them.
I’ve rounded up 4 of those weird mysteries and now I present them to you in – 4 Weird Unsolved Scientific Mysteries
Weird Unsolved Scientific Mysteries – The Oakville Blob
It was a cloudy day in 1994 when Dotty, a resident of Oakville, Washington noticed the rain falling from the sky was different than anything she had seen before.
Instead of water falling from the dark cloud overhead she had a gelatinous substance falling all around and on top of her.
Over the next three weeks the strange jelly like substance would fall a total of six different times in Oakville, Washington. After weeks of waiting, no one came up with a plausible story to explain the slimy substance.
So, Dotty saved some of the jelly rain and shipped it to a lab to be studied. The microbiologist who studied the sample observed that it was made of a type of cell that indicated it originated from life.
Finally, in a poor attempt to explain the origin of the substance, people have come up with various theories. The first theory is that the navy destroyed a school of jellyfish and sent them flying into Washington state. Which is highly unlikely considering it happened on six separate occasions. Another theory suggest that it was the military testing a new secret weapon.
Either way, no samples remain of the substance. So, the Oakville Blob may forever remain a mystery.
Weird Unsolved Scientific Mysteries – People who are Allergic to Water
Did you know there are people alive right now who are allergic to water? You might be asking yourself, how is it possible to be allergic to the substance making up 60 percent of the human body? Apparently, it’s possible and around 50 people in the world have been diagnosed with the unusual allergy.
The rare condition is named Aquagenic urticaria and it causes urticaria (hives) to develop rapidly after the skin comes in contact with water, regardless of its temperature. It most commonly affects women and symptoms often start around the onset of puberty.
Sufferers break out in painful hives from showering, being caught in the rain or even from sweating.
It’s such a rare condition, doctors have yet to understand why or how it happens.
Weird Scientific Mysteries – Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM)
People with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory can remember vividly every detail of their lives right down to the date and time.
The condition was first studied in the early 2000s when a woman named Jill Price claimed that she could remember every single day of her life past the age of 12.
As of today there are only 60 people in the world who have been diagnosed with HSAM, and very little is known about it.
Unsolved Scientific Mysteries – The Boy Who Never felt Hungry or Thirsty!
On October 14th, 2013 Landon Jones was a 12 year old boy with a little congestion in his chest. A chest X-ray showed he had a bacterial infection in his left lung, which healed up without complications. Or so they thought.
After the infection in his left lung healed Landon no longer had a desire to eat or drink, even though he can still taste and smell normally.
Landon’s weight dropped from 104 lbs. (47 kilograms) on 10-14-2013 to a mere 68.4 lbs. (31 kg) on 11-11-2014. November 11th, 2014 is the last date I can find any information on Landon.
As of that date, Landon was the only case the doctors treating him had ever heard of someone losing the ability to feel hungry or thirsty. He’s possibly the only person to have ever suffered from the condition.
His doctors were hopeful that he would grow out of the condition and maybe that’s the reason there’s no new information on Landon after 2014. Hopefully he grew out of it and is living a normal life today.
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