11 Confounding Questions That Even Scientists Can’t Answer

It seems like nowadays science boffins have it all figured out – but really, there’s still more than a few things that still leave them scratching their heads.

Even with all the studying and experiments, we’re about to take a look at eleven mysteries that still have no real logical explanation to this day.

1. What animals did some creatures evolve from?

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There are quite a few species whose ancestors are completely unknown to us. For example, whilst we know that amphibians evolved from fish, we have no idea when exactly that happened. After all, the first land animals to crawl from the primordial ooze already had limbs and heads that were very well developed.

What’s more, if the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, where did the species of mammals that followed come from? Well, scientists sure don’t know!

2. How does a cat purr?

One of the most familiar methods of communication a cat uses is a purr, but no one’s figured out how they do it. Scientists do tell us that a kitty will make the vibrations using their vocal chords, which causes the sound. The frequency of a purr reduces pain and speeds up healing, so that’s why cats will purr when they’re hurt, too.

Special bonus fact: when a cat purrs, you can’t hear their heartbeat! Weird.

3. What was in that gelatinous rain, anyway?

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In August of 1994, the people of Oakville, Washington, witnessed a bizarre and unexplained phenomenon. Weird, jelly-like stuff began to fall from the sky. A day later, an abundance of people experienced an illness with flu-like symptoms. What?

When analysed by scientists, the jelly “stuff” was found to contain two different kinds of bacteria. One of those is a bacteria found in the human digestive system. However, no connection was found between this discovery and the outbreak.

4. Do cows have some kind of magnetic head-compass?

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Scientists were able to study thousands of bovines whilst they were grazing using Google Earth. An unexpected pattern was revealed: 70% of the cows studied turned their heads either north or south whilst eating or drinking. It made no difference where and when the cows were observed – they all still did the same thing.

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TEST: How Well Do You Know Disney Trivia?

Who doesn’t love Disney?

For many young adults it a guilty pleasure to be cuddled up on the sofa or in bed (up to you really) watching some good old fashioned Disney films. Is there any better way to spend a day home?

For many young adults, we grew up with Disney films. They were a constant source of entertainment. Many of these films taught us a lesson. For example, Beauty and the Beast taught us to look for the beauty inside (or go for the man with a huge library). And Mulan taught me that you should help your family no matter what (under most circumstances).

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and my heroes come in the form of Disney characters.

For a lot of people, their introduction to Disney films was a defining moment in their childhood and helped mold them into the people they are today. So really we have Disney to thank for how we are… Well, mostly.

Disney films have played a huge part in every 90s child’s life, as well as being an influential part of the millennial generation. Admit it, you know at least a handful of Disney songs off by heart.

But the real question is if you’re a true die-hard Disney fan or simply nostalgic about films from your childhood.

Here are 10 questions which only true Disney fans will be able to answer. If you answer them correctly then you truly are a Disney die-hard, but if you don’t pass this quiz, then I fear you may be banished to the Shadow Lands… (Extra points if you get that reference.)

So, will you pass or fail?

Don’t forget to comment your scores in the comment section, and why not share with your friends and family to see what score they get?

TEST: Only Pilots Can Pass This Visual Test, But Can You?

Our vision is an incredible thing. While most of us complain about our eyesight, myself being one, we quite often take for granted the quality of our vision, and the amazing things it does.  Without it, we would be in complete and utter darkness, with no clue as to where we are.

Not only that, but they help us steer clear of danger, and find our way out of a tricky situation. Think about it, how many times have you been saved by the fact that you’ve been able to see the danger? It’s painfully obvious, but it is something we do take for granted on a regular basis.

Good quality vision is key for many jobs and position. If you want to have a certain job, sometimes you need to have an expectional vision which most people don’t have. So, for example, if you wanted to be a pilot or a train driver, you would be required to take eye tests on a regular basis. Not only that, but you would also need to take a visual test, to make sure you can see and spot certain things while at work. For example, people who are color blind wouldn’t be able to become pilots because they need to be able to see a vast range of colors while at work. As strange as it sounds, once you think about all the lights and buttons, it makes sense.

Is your eyesight in tip top condition?

Only pilots can pass this visual test, if you can pass it, then it means you may have what it takes to be a pilot. Why not give it a try and let us know your result in the comment section below.

Also, why not share this test with your friends and family to see if they have what it takes!

 

TEST: What Kind Of Street Smart Are You?

No one is stupid. We are all smart and have our own measures of cleverness. While you may not be traditionally clever in an academic sense, you may be smart in other ways. You could be street smart, business smart, or smart in a creative capacity.

The idea of being ‘stupid’ or ‘slow’ is old-fashioned and narrow-minded and totally against the world we live in. It’s essentially calling a square peg redundant because it doesn’t fit in a triangle shaped hole.

To many children’s educations are tossed to the side because from a young age we introduce harmful ideas like ‘smart’ and ‘stupid’ into their heads, and don’t go on to explain that there are many different forms of smart. While they may not take to reading like a duck does to water doesn’t mean they’re not bright. They’ll just have potential in other areas.

But, if that smart streak isn’t embraced and encouraged, then how do you expect people to be themselves and acknowledge their ideas. Also, if we disregard people as ‘stupid’ or ‘idiots’ how do you expect them to act any differently? They eventually, and unfortunately become a self for filling prophecy at your own hands.

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So let’s find out what areas you’re smart in. Do you have a thirst for knowledge, or do you know how to handle yourself while you’re out and about?

Are you street smart, book smart, business smart, or does your intellect have a creative flare?

Don’t forget to tell us what kind of smart you are in the comment section below and let us know if you think it’s the right answer for you!

Why not share it with your friends and family as well? Let’s see where you get your type of intellect from!

Don’t forget, there’s no such thing as stupid.

TEST: Do You See Everyday Colours Accurately?

Less than 3% of people are able to pass this test successfully! Most people who have already completed the test have been equated to having the colour perception that is parallel to that of an Art Teacher.

I just completed the test myself, and I discovered I’m in the 1% of people who are at “Genius Painter Level”, which apparently means You are in the 1% of the population who can see all of the colours across the spectrum. You have an eye for beauty and see colours in all their intensity and richness much like Picasso and Matisse. You have a unique sense of perception that is different from other people.

If you’re all about that Aesthetic and dig colour schemes, you should give this test a go and see if you’re getting the most out of your well-selected Pinterest boards!

About to go and look at paint palettes for your Winter painting revamp? Maybe taking this test will be a good way of seeing just how colour-savvy your eyesight is before you put the paint on the walls!

Don’t forget to share your results with us and be sure to tag your friends who use words like “mauve” instead of “purple” and see if they can put their money where their mouth is!

 

TEST: Can You Find All 29 Animals In This Hectic 90s Wallpaper?

The 90s were a peculiar time for many of us. A lot of weird stuff happened that we are oddly proud of reminiscing about, but one thing I have not thought about in a long while is how bizarre our computer backgrounds were.

Source: lookanimals.com
Source: lookanimals.com

There were lots of bright colours, lots of images meshed together to make really messy collages, and nine times out of ten, the pictures were hideously stretched because the file was not actually the right size for your screen. Or you’d make your own wallpaper on MS Paint of all your favourite things?

Source: portpolyonamo1979.deviantart.com
Source: portpolyonamo1979.deviantart.com

Can you find all 29 animals in this 90s wallpaper? There is a lot going on in the image, so it seems fairly easy, to begin with, but then you get asked where salamander or the frog are and you have no idea where to look.

It’s like a cuter version of Where’s Wally? because animals make everything cuter. Which animal in this busy wallpaper do you like best? Tag yourself, I’m the Red Parrot that has its head tilted and looks like it’s photobombing.

If you manage to find all of them, let us know in the comments!