Highlights / mystery

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Ancient mystery: Canadian computer works on decoding

It is most certainly intriguing. In 1912, a Polish antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich found a 240 page manuscript amongst a lot of old books he purchased in Italy. However, while heavily illustrated with plants and naked women, and symbols »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Another dismembered foot washes up on west coast

mystery: human foot in running shoe: #13 It’s been a rather disturbing mystery to most. Since 2007 several dismembered feet still laced in running shoes (trainers) have been found washed up on shores in and around the lower mainland of »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada history: Oct 4 1967: the enduring Shag Harbour mystery

It was 50 years ago today that very strange things were seen in the skies over Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia. Canadians across the country report lots of strange things in the skies every year, many classed as »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Aha! So that’s what it’s for!

Narwhal tusk mystery-solved (videos below) The narwhal has intrigued people for hundreds of years. It’s long spear-like tusk a source of mystery and often wild speculation.   The tusk is actually an overgrown canine tooth. The tusks which can grow to »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

The mystery of “dark matter” ever so slightly illuminated.

The workings of the universe are so much mystery. One of the relatively recent discoveries or determinations was the presence of some mysterious entity occupying space. It was called dark matter in part because of its mysterious properties. Two Canadian »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Canada history: Feb 17, 1932: The end and beginning of the mystery of the Mad Trapper

It is one of the many enduring legends and mysteries of Canada’s far northern frontiers. Who was this man? They didn’t know then, and they still don’t know now, and probably never will. The story begins in summer of 1931 »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

The mysterious death of iconic painter Tom Thomson: murder? or not?

Though little known in the art world at the time of his death in 1917, Tom Thomson has since become possibly the most iconic of Canadian artists. His profound influence on the famous Group of Seven artists who followed soon »