File this one under unsolved geological mysteries. In Judge C.R. Magney State Park in Minnesota, the Brule River flows toward Lake Superior. On its way to the lake, the river is split in two, forming a pair of waterfalls. Pretty, right? But here’s where things get strange. The eastern waterfall behaves normally, flowing into a pool and then continuing on its way. But the western one spills vast amounts of water into a huge, mysterious hole — the Devil’s Kettle — and completely disappears.
Pessaries (300s BC - 1900s) A pessary is a vaginal suppository used to kill sperm and/or block their passage through the cervix. It's one of the oldest contraceptive devices, having been used for over 3,000 years in various cultures. Ancient pessaries were often made from animal feces (crocodile in Egypt, elephant in India), along with a honey, ground up fruit and bark. Once inserted, the pessary would melt at body temperature and form an impenetrable covering on the cervix.
In 1619, America’s first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia, “ordering” all farmers to “make tryal of “(grow) Indian hempseed. More mandatory (must-grow) hemp cultivation laws were enacted in Massachusetts in 1631, in Connecticut in 1632 and in the Chesapeake Colonies into the mid-1700s.
The original Monopoly game board made by Charles Darrow. Charles Darrow reportedly made about 5000 of these and this is the only one that still exists. It is made from a piece of oilcloth and is shaped like a circle 33-inches in diameter instead of the usual square shape we all know. For about $145,000 this might be the most expensive board game ever sold!
For the past 100 years, prior to any hurricane making landfall on South Carolinas Pawleys Island, a mysterious man appears on the beach and warns all who see him to leave the island. There are numerous documented instances of witnesses encountering this strange man, dressed all in gray, as the stormy weather is approaching. Even stranger, those residents who take the Gray Mans advice always find their homes undamaged after the storm. Those that dont invariably have their homes destroyed.
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??