Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Mystery of the Desert

For those of you who thought the ancient Greek riddle was easy, let's see if you can figure this one out.

Recently, people and satellites have reported a series of strange structures that have just been created in the deserts of China. Similar to "crop circles", these structures do not even resemble anything that has ever been built. Some are tangles of white lines that can be seen from far, far away. Others are enormous structures, about a square mile, that protrude from Earth's surface. So, what are these works of art, and what are they being used for? To read more, visit The Huffington Post.
The mystery does not stop there, however. A former CIA analyst has just discovered that some unnamed person or group has spent millions of dollars over the past seven years to direct a Google Earth satellite to take hundreds of photos of that particular section of the Chinese desert. Why was someone interested in the desert before the structures appeared? Is there something "special" about that particular area? Will the reason for these designs ever be uncovered? It's a Mystery!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mysteries On The News

Many mysterious things happen every day, all around the world. Why do they happen? Nobody knows. Take the Lisa Irwin case, for example. Lisa is a 10-month old girl who went missing from her home in Missouri. Was she kidnapped? Murdered? Did she run away? Is she still alive? Stories like this one are on the news all the time, and many are never resolved. If you would like to read more about this or another puzzling story, visit Fox News.
Another example is the "creature" that was recently found in the Mamaus the Amazon River. This picture (below) was supposed to be of the children, but something interesting appeared in the background. What is this creature? Is this a fake photo? Hard to tell. Maybe we are not alone in the universe after all.

Take a closer look.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What Is A Riddle?

A riddle is "a question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning, typically presented as a game." So, basically, a riddle is a puzzle that is written in a way to make you think about the problem and acquire a solution. Riddles can be found most everywhere, some are even accidental.
One famous riddle is the Riddle of the Sphinx. In Greek mythology, the Sphinx was said to have guarded the entrance to the Greek City of Thebes. Everyone who walked by the Sphinx was asked this riddle. Those who did not answer correctly were devoured or strangled. The exact wording is not known for sure, but according to tales and stories, the riddle is as follows:

Which creature in the morning goes on four feet, at noon on two, and in the evening upon three?
See if you can figure it out!
P.S. You will not get eaten if you get it wrong.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Try out this link and test your intelligence!
Q: What's the difference between a zoo in the North and a zoo in the South?

A: In a Northern zoo, you have the name of an animal with the Latin name underneath. In a Southern zoo, you have the name of the animal and a recipe underneath. -