It is believed that the concept of the Cyclops from Greek mythology comes from the skull of the dwarf elephant, whose immense nose hole and almost nonexistent eye sockets make it look like the head of a giant with one huge central eyeball.
Mermaids are real, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
If we chose to take every paleolithic painting literally - lots of things are real. :) But this is pretty cool - though by the look, this mermaid/man would have to swim sideways. They would've been smarter to go with a dolphin, seal or manatee lower half.
Most people have never even heard of the Los Lunas Decalogue Stone, but it is truly one of the greatest historical mysteries of North America. If you tried to tell most history teachers that the Ten Commandments arrived in North America long before Christopher Columbus did, most of them would tell you that you are absolutely nuts. But that is apparently exactly what happened.
On June 27 in 1969, workmen cutting into a rock shelf situated on the Broadway Extension of 122nd Street, between Edmond & Oklahoma City, found an inlaid tile floor 3 ft below the surface, and covering several thousand square ft. A form of mortar was found between the tiles. IT WAS DATED AT OVER 200,000 YEARS OLD! Still believe that we've only be here 250,000 years? REALLY??
On November 23, 1953, a US Air Force F-89C interceptor was dispatched from Kinross Air Force Base in Michigan, to identify an intruder that had appeared on radar. For thirty minutes, the jet raced out over Lake Superior. Suddenly, the return from the jet merged with that of the craft and the F-89C never reappeared. An extensive search of the lake and shoreline over the next five days yielded no trace of the F-89C or its crew, pilot Lt. Felix Moncla Jr. and radar operator Lt. Robert Wilson.