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​10 famous legends that have been scientifically explained

Science Story: ​10 famous legends that have been scientifically explained

Myths have fed the souls of people for centuries. As it turns out, some ancient legends have roots in the prosaic events, and science can explain that. Do you still believe in werewolves and vampires? Just take a look at these simple explanations of the nature of the most famous mystical characters and events in history.



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42 Comments
Connie Siffring
Carolyn DeLautre, Right! a really dramatic flood took place in Mesopotamia around 10,000 BC...
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Oct 9, 2022 7:16PM
Steve Tingle
I have never liked the description of dinosaurs giving rise to dragons, nor do I like the explanation of Komodo Dragons leading to it - the reason being that dinosaurs aren't easily found all over the world, just a few distant desert areas, and the Komodo Dragon is only found on a few small islands in the far east, but dragon myths are found in almost every part of the world, not sure dinosaurs are found in Wales or the North East of England (Lamptom Wyrm). Oh and it wasn't until the 19th century in the west that dinosaurs were identified as reptiles, before then they were usually thought to be large mammals. I would love to know how such a widespread myth did originate.
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Aug 18, 2022 5:53PM
Rajeev Beohar
Very lucid logic used to explain the myths... !
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Jun 11, 2022 1:48AM
Julie Domaille
It is said rabies explains the werewolf theory. Porphyria is not like vampirism. The king George 3 of Britain was porphyric, discoloured urine, stomach cramps, mad as a train load of spiders due to chemical imbalance etc-he didn't drink anyone's blood or have adverse reactions to holy water & garlic though
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Sep 1, 2020 8:33PM
Thomas Capuson
Your Realities are are interesting theories and some are possible explanations. Many would call my book that has explanations for some of these “myths” a book of fairy Tales and Fiction. None the less I call it my Holy Bible.
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Aug 30, 2020 6:50AM
Carolyn DeLautre
Love the explanation of The Great Flood as “myth.” Nice try.
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May 24, 2020 6:59PM
Susan Golebiewski
Thank you - quite interesting!
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Jan 3, 2020 5:47PM
Joan Schmidt
Very strange explanations. Most don't really work, but if you like them, it's okay with me.
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Feb 2, 2019 7:57AM
Barb Beck
Very good explanations and also interesting
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Feb 1, 2019 11:07AM
Lynne Cage
Interesting thnx
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Jan 23, 2019 9:07PM
Pamela Spallin
Very interesting. Commonsense answers a lot of questions
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Dec 3, 2018 10:58AM
Janette Will
Very interesting.
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Nov 2, 2018 2:22AM
Pat Fraser
Thank you I thought this was very very interesting to read
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Sep 30, 2018 6:34PM
Sandra Mcnamara
All very interesting 👍
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Sep 11, 2018 4:14AM
ninakamwene
Thank you for sharing and very educational.
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Jul 26, 2018 8:40PM

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