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Got Monolith Fatigue Yet? Because Here Are 2 More

Latest structures popped up in England and Pittsburgh, the latter an admitted publicity stunt

(Newser) - Monoliths in Utah , Romania , and Atascadero, Calif. , as well as one discovered over the weekend in a Dutch nature preserve and one shown outside Joshua Tree National Park, have conspiracy theorists buzzing and everyone else scratching their heads. Now, two more to add into the mix. The first of the...

300-Plus People in This City Hospitalized With Mystery Illness

It's not COVID that's made hundreds of Indian residents in the city of Eluru sick

(Newser) - At least one person has died and several hundred more have been hospitalized in a town in southeastern India, and officials there aren't quite sure why. CNN notes that although India is second only to the United States in terms of the coronavirus cases it's had, with nearly...

We Know How That Utah Monolith Disappeared
We Know How That Utah
Monolith Disappeared
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We Know How That Utah Monolith Disappeared

4 guys dismantled it at night, a photographer tells the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - So where will a monolith turn up next? First, one popped up in the Utah desert, only to vanish . Then another turned up in Romania , but now it's gone, too. While nobody seems to know exactly what's going on, the New York Times has at least shed light...

First Visitors Arrive at Utah Monolith

Dozens, possibly hundreds of people have visited the site this week

(Newser) - The Utah Department of Public Safety would really rather you not set out for the newly discovered monolith in San Juan County. But "the genie is out of the bottle" and "it's a free country," as Corporal Andrew Battenfield tells the BBC . The outlet reports dozens,...

It&#39;s a Photo of a Bearded Dead Man. Could It Be Priceless?
It's a Photo of a
Bearded Dead Man.
Could It Be Priceless?
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It's a Photo of a Bearded Dead Man. Could It Be Priceless?

Some experts believe the dead man is Abraham Lincoln

(Newser) - The image is haunting, depicting a gaunt-faced man with a familiar beard, staring ahead lifelessly. The right eye is bulging and appears disfigured from an unseen wound. Some experts believe the man is Abraham Lincoln, captured hours after the nation's 16th president succumbed to an assassin's bullet on...

Many People Planted Those Mystery Seeds. Others Ate Them
Mystery Seeds a 'Much Larger'
Operation Than We Thought
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Mystery Seeds a 'Much Larger' Operation Than We Thought

Thousands of Americans may have planted them, while others admitted to eating them, per Vice

(Newser) - Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Americans planted the mystery seeds they received in the mail over the summer, against the advice of US authorities, while others decided to pop them in their mouths. That's according to Jason Koebler at Vice , who read through "thousands of internal emails" from state...

Lost Colony of Roanoke Is a &#39;Made-Up&#39; Mystery
Lost Colony
of Roanoke's
'Mystery Is Over' 
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Lost Colony of Roanoke's 'Mystery Is Over'

Colonists went off with their Native allies and didn't try to hide it, according to a new book

(Newser) - The legend goes that the Lost Colony of Roanoke might have been the first English settlement in North America had its inhabitants not mysteriously vanished. But "they were never lost … it was made up," researcher Scott Dawson tells the Virginian Pilot , concluding the colonists joined their indigenous...

'MYSTERY SOLVED!' on Origin of Stonehenge's Megaliths

Scientists say most of the giant sandstone slabs came from West Woods in Marlborough Downs

(Newser) - In the 1500s, a British antiquities expert examined Stonehenge's biggest slabs and said he knew where they came from. Now, more than four centuries later, scientists are saying that William Lambarde was right on the money, solving one of the world's great archaeological and geological mysteries. The New ...

Sweden May Soon Be Closing an 'Open Wound'

Prosecutor to release findings Wednesday related to 1986 assassination of PM Olof Palme

(Newser) - Swedes are gearing up for what the Local describes as "one of Sweden's most highly anticipated press conferences in the past three decades." Chief prosecutor Krister Petersson, who's been investigating the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme since 2017, is set to announce...

Family That Finds Close to $1M Sets 'Wonderful Example'

They turned bags of cash they found on Virginia road over to the police

(Newser) - David and Emily Schantz couldn't take being cooped up inside during the pandemic last weekend, so they did what many families are doing these days: They packed the kids into the car for a drive. Per WTVR , Emily Schantz was the one behind the wheel Saturday in Goochland County,...

The Drones Fly at Night, in a Grid. No One Knows Why

FAA, Air Force, Amazon deny responsibility

(Newser) - A proposed FAA rule that would require drones to broadcast a radio signal for tracking by law enforcement would surely clear up a mystery in Colorado. Since mid-December, residents in rural counties have seen drones, some with 6-foot wingspans, flying in a grid-like pattern at night in groups of six...

There's a Fresh Geyser Mystery in Yellowstone

It's unclear why the Steamboat Geyser had a record year

(Newser) - It's the tallest active geyser on the planet—with an emphasis on "active." NPR takes a look at Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser and the unusual and perplexing year it has had. From 2015 to 2017, it didn't erupt at all. There was another largely quiet period...

Stand Up for Knives Out
What Critics Are Saying 
About Knives Out
MOVIE REVIEW

What Critics Are Saying About Knives Out

Expect a blast, and 'one of the best movies of the year'

(Newser) - A mystery novelist's death prompts a whodunit, and a whole lot of suspicion on his own family, in Knives Out from writer-director Rian Johnson. He works with a star cast, including Christopher Plummer (as the novelist Harlan Thrombey), Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Chris Evans. But...

Did You Get a Weird Text This Week? This May Be Why

Telecom glitch caused people to get 'ghost' texts from people who didn't send them

(Newser) - If you recently received a strange text that doesn't make any sense from someone you know, you're not alone—and a Maine radio station appears to have helped solve the mystery. Per Popular Mechanics , lots of head-scratching has been happening over the past couple of days, with people...

&#39;Mysterious Song&#39; Baffles Internet Sleuths
This 3-Minute 1980s Song
Baffles Internet Sleuths
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This 3-Minute 1980s Song Baffles Internet Sleuths

Nobody can figure out the group

(Newser) - If you took 3 minutes to listen to this song and then were somehow able to identify the group behind it, you'd make a lot of people happy all over the world. Why? As Rolling Stone explains, the song just happens to be nicknamed the "Most Mysterious Song...

This Country's Dogs Are Dying, and No One Knows Why

Authorities in Norway are baffled on the cause of the dozens of dead and sick canines

(Newser) - Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that's estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority says it had been informed of another six cases of dogs falling ill,...

Surgical Plate in Croc's Stomach Is 'a Mystery'

Australian croc farm owner hopes to 'solve a cold case'

(Newser) - What was a crocodile doing with a metal plate in its stomach? "It's a mystery" that, if unraveled, might just solve a cold case, according to crocodile keepers in Australia. "Imagine our surprise when we opened up the gut on this large croc and found what looks...

They Opened 2 Tombs to Solve One Mystery, Created a 2nd
Vatican Opens 2 Tombs
in Hunt for Long-Missing Teen
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Vatican Opens 2 Tombs in Hunt for Long-Missing Teen

Remains of Emanuela Orlandi aren't there, and neither are those of original bodies

(Newser) - Emanuela Orlandi is still missing—and now two long-dead princesses are, too. Emanuela was an Italian teenager who disappeared more than 30 years ago, and the Vatican on Thursday opened two 19th-century tombs after the family got a tip she might be buried in one of them. They found nothing,...

Sorry, Seekers: Interstellar Visitor Was Natural
Our First Interstellar
Visitor Wasn't
So Spooky
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Our First Interstellar Visitor Wasn't So Spooky

'Whole host of natural phenomena that could explain it,' says scientist of 'Oumuamua

(Newser) - Scientists are still scratching their heads about an interstellar object that came into our solar system in 2017, but one thing is now clear: The cigar-shaped object astronomers named 'Oumuamua was perfectly natural, reports Space.com . That might disappoint those who theorized that 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor...

New Dominican Republic Victim's Brother: 'Something Is Off'

This makes what may be the 9th death of an American in the Dominican Republic

(Newser) - Another American tourist has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total over the last year to seven by the Washington Post 's count—or nine, according to NBC News . Following the death on June 10 or June 11 of Staten Island's Leyla...

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