Top 10 Secrets Taken To The Grave
Here are ten secrets you’ll never be able to crack because they died with their creators, who took these 10 secrets to the grave. Let us know if there is another juicy secret we missed on this top ten list:
10. Edward Leedskalnin
Edward Leedskalnin arrived in the United States from Latvia and was an amateur sculptor. He single-handedly built the monument known as Coral Castle in Florida and is also known for his bizarre theories of magnetism. He used simple tools to cut, trim, and assemble over 3 million lbs of dense coral blocks to build his castles. When asked how he was able to build the castles, he replied “it’s not difficult really the secret is knowing how”. He died in 1951 from stomach cancer and the secret went with him to the grave.
9. Somerton Man
In 1948, witnesses saw a man lying on the beach in Somerton, South Australia in his suit. The next morning, the man still had no move and was found dead. The autopsy revealed organ damaged and poisoning, but no foreign substances in his body.After fingerprinmt and doing forensic investigations, the authorities were not able to identify the man, He had no identification and his clothes had no labels. The mystery has not be cracked and his identities is buried with him 6 feet under.
8. Arne Beurling
Beurling was a mathematician and professor from Sweden. He broke the German code used forstrategic military communications. It was one of the biggest achievements in the history of cryptography. The decoding allowed Swedes to learn about Operation Barbarosa before it occurred. How he broke the code is a mystery to this day.
7. Voynich Manuscript
The manuscript is named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich who acquired it in 1912. It is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript is also a mystery, but carbon dating has revealed that its pages were made sometime between 1404 and 1438. The truth about this manuscript may have died with the people who wrote it.
6. Mona Lisa Smile
No one really knows who the Mona Lisa was. There have been speculations over the years of who was the inspiration and muse behind Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting, but there is no account of who actually posed for the picture. The sixteenth century painting was painted in oil on a wooden panel made of poplar (did you know that he didn’t use canvas?) in the city of Florence, Italy. The work is currently owned by the Government of France and is on display at the Louvre museum in Paris under the title Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. Arguably, it is the most famous and iconic painting in the world. Many people believe that the woman’s smile is holding a secret that Da Vinci found ironic.