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Unsolved mysteries provide a very interesting piece for the human brain to sink its teeth into.

Without an answer, humans will inevitably try to solve the mystery. Have you ever found yourself on Wikipedia at 4 am trying to solve the Jonbenet Ramsay murder? Yeah, we're talking about things like that.

As such, humans gravitate toward these mysteries. We can't help it.



u/Crusader_boi_420 asked:

What mystery was never solved?

Here were some answers.

Gone Baby Gone

Disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966 in South Australia. Three kids were playing at the beach and never came home. Multiple witnesses saw them playing with a mid-30s male suspect, who possibly gained their trust over time. It's crazy how many people saw this man, and he was never found, and neither were the children. Their mother died last year in her 90s, never knowing what happened to her children, and their father is alive and in his 90s as well now.

stingrayrodriguez

What Happened To Them?

The disappearance of the Yubo County five aka the disappearance of Gary Mathias.

The Yuba County Five were young men from Yuba City, California all with mild intellectual disabilities or psychiatric conditions, who attended a college basketball game at California State University, on the night of February 24, 1978. Afterwards, they stopped at a local market for snacks and drinks. Four of them—Bill Sterling, 29; Jack Huett, 24; Ted Weiher, 32; and Jack Madruga, 30—were later found dead; the fifth, Gary Mathias, 25, has never been found.

Kirkebyen

Zoooooom Zoooooooooooom

D.B. Cooper.

My theory is he faked his jump from that plane, and was still on board hidden somewhere when it landed.

It's generally accepted that he worked in aviation, or was very familiar with aircraft. He knew to choose a flight operating the Boeing 727, which was one of the only aircraft of it's type with an aft airstair door, and also how to unlock the door and lower the airstair mid-flight, something that even the cabin crew were not trained to do.

Jumping out over a remote area, within the benefit of a predetermined drop point, or being in contact with someone on the ground which wouldn't have been possible in 1971, would have been suicidal. Even if he'd survived the drop and landed safely, he'd likely have died of exposure or hypothermia unless he was picked up or reached shelter soon.


My theory is; Cooper locks the flight crew in the cockpit, then opens the aft door, throws out two parachutes and a small portion of the ransom money to make it look like he jumped. He then uses a maintenance access panel to access the cargo bay or landing gear area (prior to takeoff from Sea-Tac he advises the pilot to remain at 10,000ft with the flaps extended and the landing gear down) and waits there until they land in Reno. FBI sweep the cabin and confirm he's gone but I'll bet they never checked the cargo bay or landing gear. Cooper then waits for the confusion to die down and walks away with his money in hand, wearing the uniform of a cop or airport ground crew which he either changed into or had hidden under his suit all along.

Realising that the bills were marked and that he could never deposit them or spend them without attracting attention, Cooper either destroyed them or hid them somewhere and waited for the heat to die down which hasn't really ever happened, going back to his normal life instead.

DevilRenegade

Hotel Roofs Are The Site Of Many Mysteries

Rey Rivera

He went missing for 8 days until a hole was found on the roof of a building one day. When the hole was investigated, they found Rey himself, clearly dead. It's theorized he must've jumped off the neighbor hotel's rooftop but there a bunch of holes (pun slightly intended) regarding that theory

  1. No one staying those nights Rey was gone heard any screams or a crash
  2. The hole was pretty far away from any close part of the rooftop of the hotel
  3. Not only his glasses were intact, but his cellphone was in one piece

The Twilight Zone

James Tetford. He boarded onto a bus, and when it got to his stop, he was simply gone. His belongings were still there. There were no stops in between, so there's no way he'd gotten off.

I like to think different realities crossed, and he got transported to another reality.

IdrownBirds

A Personal Mystery

I have a very large family, especially on my mother's side. A few weeks ago, we were talking about how large my maternal family is, and she brought up her cousin Patricia. When Patricia was seven, she went to daycare during the day while her parents were at work. The daycare was only two miles away from her home, this comes in to play a little later. Patty's mom was at home cooking dinner, and her dad was going to be working late. Her mom got a call from the daycare worker, and told her to have Patty walk home, since it was only two miles away, and she didn't want to leave the house unattended while dinner was still cooking. Patty never came home.


Search groups were put together that night, but to no avail. The following Sunday, a group of boys were playing in a field after church, where they stumbled upon Patty's corpse, battered and broken. Her murder hasn't been solved, but there was speculation that it could have been the Zodiac Killer or the Golden State Killer, as Patty lived in California with her family at the time of her death. If it was truly the Golden State Killer who killed my mother's 7 y/o cousin, then I hope he rots in his prison cell, and then in hell. I know this isn't a well known mystery, since it's a very personal story, but I thought I would share.

ClockworkDovahkiin

Unfortunate Expeditions

The frog boy murders. 5 South Korean boys went looking for salamander eggs in the forest one day. They disappeared. Their skeletons were found years later in a shallow grave on the mountain. Still unsolved.

Whatsitworth02

Alone In The World

The unknown dead hiker. This case will never cease to blow my mind

This guy met, chatted with and hiked with several people over the course of a year. Most people knew him as "Denim" which isn't too weird since backpackers commonly use trail names.

Then one day a man recognizes Denim's tent, goes to check up on him & finds him dead. Reports afterwards apparently claim the man only weighed 80 lbs at the time of death, which points to him dying of a severe illness. One hiker said he told them he wanted to do this "while he still could" which reinforces the theory that he was sick.

Thing is though, no one has cone forward to claim this poor dude since he was found. Literally NO ONE knows who he is. Barely any info has been released on the investigation around him, not even an autopsy can be confirmed to have been done.

He was found with nothing more than his gear, a notebook containing code, presumably for a game or hiking app he was claiming to be designing, and about $3k. People have speculated him to be from Brooklyn, Seattle, and Louisiana, yet still no one can name the poor fella.

Calytrixx

Le Mystère

More than 300~ years after,in France, the identity behind "The Man in the Iron Mask" ("l'Homme Masque de Fer" in french) is still unknow, some people said that he was the brother of the king at this moment, others people said that he was the king himself, most people think that because he was held as a political prisoner...

No relation, but Eichiro Oda took this man to make some of Sanji's background in One Piece...

corbonoir

Wasn't This A Buffy Episode?

In the 1850s a boy and girl were observed in a field a very short time before an explosion was observed where they were. When people went closer to investigate, the boy and girl were dead. Nobody knows who they were, how they ended up in that field, or what they were doing there. The explosion appears to have been caused by the boy and girl trying to do something with explosives, but why they were doing that is not known.

I saw a morgue photo of the girl's face and it didn't ring any bells. Whether other photos exists, I don't know. After all this time it's unlikely that this mystery will ever be solved.

stochasis


Lifehacks, if applied properly, can really change the course of a single household chore.

Chores can really be such a pain to take care of, and nobody wants to do it. But with a little life hack under your belt, you might be able to turn chore time into something a little fun.

u/rat-avec-london asked:

What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver?

Here were some of those answers.


My Finger, The Glass

If your ring gets stuck on your finger windex will slide it right off. Worked at a jewelry store for five plus years.

coykoi314

You can also use any oil (cooking, automotive... anything).

You can also reduce the size of your hand (and finger) by holding it up in the air. Chilling your hand in cold water THEN holding it up in the air for a couple minutes whilst rubbing oil &/or dishwashing fluids in there... trifecta of ring removal.

Should work on anyone that just stole Sauron's prize - though biting it off also works, i suppose.

SageSilinous

Multiple Uses

Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor. Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry. It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.

Caspers_Shadow

Shaving cream also removes the smell of urine. If you ever have to take care of someone who is old and/or sick and who wets the bed, a little shaving cream on a rag wiped over their buttocks after they are thoroughly cleaned up helps them really smell clean again.

It's a bit of a sad tip, I know, but you never know when you might end up caring for someone who needs help with things like this. Nobody wants to smell. A dab of shaving cream to restore a bit of dignity? Priceless.

Gen-Jinjur

Pretty Important For Stage Actors

Every male should know this. If you want to get rid of an awkward boner flex any muscle in your body maybe an arm. For a minute. The blood will rush to that muscle and away from your penis. Crisis averted.

GingerOverseer

These life hacks really don't seem real at all, but if you can swear by them, they can save your life.

Obligatory Poop Hack

I saw a comment on one of these kinda threads that recommended gently rocking back and forth while pooping. I've never had any problems in the bathroom, but I happened to be sitting on the toilet when I read the comment so I decided to give it a test drive. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and effortless the whole experience was and I haven't gone back to my old stationary technique since. As a bonus, #1 and #2 now require the same amount of time in the bathroom!

ASS_LORD_666

It's The Alcohol

If you have funky armpits and need to fix them fast, use hand sanitiser. I figured this out years ago when I remembered that the smell comes from bacteria reactions - which antibacterial hand gel kills stone dead. Instant results and the medical smell lasts only a minute. Don't do this routinely though as it's delicate skin.

ihadanideaonce

But Hopefully It's Just A Playing Puppy

True lifesaver: if you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm INTO the bite. This pries the jaws apart and prevents them from clamping down. If a dog is attacking you, the best thing you can do is offer your forearm, push as far back as possible, and then grab the dog by the scruff of its neck with your other hand to hold it. The dog is now functionally muzzled and you have control of its head. The sooner and harder you push into the bite, the less damage the bite will do.

IAlbatross

Get It Off Anything

That rubbing alcohol removes chewing gum.

I'd go through a 20 layer deep marketing funnel to get to that tip because it really does work.

Also wow! Thank you for all of the awards nice Redditors. I completely forgot I left this comment and came back and my notifications had blown up.

omgIamafraidofreddit

And previously impossible situations will give way at long last.

Sayonara Capsaicin

Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers. I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this. It's crazy how well this works.

PaulRuddsButthole

Crying Crying

Put your onion in the freezer for 10 minutes before chopping it. It freezes the juices just enough to slow down the process of it turning in to a gas, giving you a few minutes to chop the onion without tears. I learnt this tip from a kid's science show years ago and I haven't had to deal with onion tears since. So many people don't believe me, and then are genuinely surprised when it works.

Lost_in_the_Library

Just A Quick Little Base

The cheapest, most effective, and safest insecticide against roaches (especially those huge "water bug" roaches that we have in the South) is a spray bottle of mostly water with just a little liquid dish soap in it.

Shake the bottle & get the water a little foamy, then spray the roaches. They will run, scrabble, and attempt escape, of course, but they will die. The soap film suffocates them faster than any chemicals will.

A friend told me about this, & I thought she was nuts, but I tried it & it works amazingly well. Plus it's very easy to clean up and safe around food (not that you want to spray soapy water ON your food).

SnooPickles3213

Incorporating any of these lifehacks into your home may make a big difference. You'll never want to turn back.

Or you will, whatever. But they're worth a try!

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