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Childhood Mysteries People Solved Years Later

Growing up is a whirlwind of frustration and lies. Becoming an adult requires you to unlearn a whole bunch of half truths you were told growing up. Sometimes those mysteries were put there to make things more convenient, and other times they were literally people just messing with you. For some more uncovered mysteries, here are stories of things people later discovered were illegal.

People's stories of childhood mysteries | Windshards2 23.3k points 2 days ago 6 5 2 9 More always wanted know behind ATMS at bank worked and where did money come grew up and worked at bank just find out some fat dude had squeeze behind ATMS refill
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People Who Hired Private Investigators Share Their Discoveries

When anyone says private investigator, the first thing that comes to mind is a shady guy in a trench coat following you around in a car. Turns out that's only part of what they do. A lot of it is apparently searching through old documents. For some legal drama, here are some lawyers biggest revelations in court.

discoveries of people who hired private investigators | catfarts99 15.5k points 1 day ago S E3 had girlfriend worked one while. She said majority their work insurance scams. She took lot pictures guys who said they were hurt on job playing golf and surfing and such.
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It must be weird to be a sheep on a trampoline. Your whole life has just been monotonous, sturdy, non-springy ground. Then one day, all of a sudden you feel like you can fly. "What is this magic?" you think with your small sheep's brain, now crackling with possibility. "Can I use this to eat grass better?" your idiot sheep's brain tells itself. Well at least it looks like it's having fun.

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Twitter Loses It Over Wild Discovery of Falcon Sex Hats

If you ever wanted to learn about falcon husbandry, @redfacts and @commandercait broke the story on the wardrobe you're gonna need to get the job done. We're always delighted discover new wonderful things about the wild world we live in. If only they made hats this effective for attracting horny human beings. 

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Man Unearths High School ID Buried 23 Years Ago On A Beach In Jamaica, Returns To Rightful Owner

This tale of discovery and morally grounded action, traces back 23-years-ago, when a man named Gabriel lost his ID on a beach in Jamaica. Fast forward to present day, and we have John Hickey, sharing the story we have now, about his brother-in-law (Gabriel) having the ID returned to him after a series of surprising text messages. 

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Shocked Couple Discovers Safe Stuffed With Cash In Their Backyard

This couple from Staten Island, NY mistook a rusty and battered-down old metal safe for an electrical box wedged between a couple trees in their backyard. Well, as fate would have it that "box" was a safe which was stuffed with $52,000 worth of cash and jewels and gold. The wholesome couple took it upon themselves to return their findings...

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Big Find of The Day: Second Largest Diamond Ever Found in Botswana
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Scrooge McDuck would be freaking out right now.

A 1,111 carat diamond has been discovered in Botswana by mining company Lucara. This is the second largest diamond ever discovered, only bested by the diamond used to make the British crown jewels.

It is as almost as big as a tennis ball.

"The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated," Lucara CEO William Lamb said in a press release.

Rihanna is reportedly pretty pumped about this discovery.

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Scanning the heavens, you might very well miss the star Kepler-62. It's a rather typical star, slightly smaller, cooler, and more orange than the Sun, much like tens of billions of other stars in our galaxy. But it holds a surprise: It's orbited by at least five planets… and two of them are Earth-sized and orbit the star in its habitable zone!
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These are the photographs and journal of George Murray Levick, who traveled with Captain Robert Falcon Scott (greatest name ever) on the ill-fated south pole expedition.



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Levick was one of six men in Scott's Northern Party, who summered (1911-1912) at Cape Adare and survived the winter of 1912 in a snow cave when their ship was unable to reach them. Levick was not part of the team that accompanied Scott on his doomed quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.

After an arduous two-and-a-half month trek, Scott and his crew did make it to the South Pole on Jan. 17, 1912. But they discovered that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had beat them to it. Scott and his team died on the way back to their base, faced with a blizzard and dwindling supplies.

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Paleontologists from the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio have unearthed around 150 fossilized dinosaur bones, representing seven of what's believed to be the largest known dinosaur to have ever walked the Earth, in the desert about 135 miles west of the city of Trelew in Argentina. The seven are currently thought to be a new species of titanosaur, a group of particularly tall and heavy dinosaur herbivores.