Ask the scientists about big bang theory and they will tell you more than required. Ask them how a bicycle works and they may shrug. It might be surprising to learn that there are simple questions that still nobody can answer. Sometimes scientists come close to solving a mystery but they couldn’t. Just when we think we understand everything around, reality hits hard. And no, these aren’t those off the track scientific queries but are rather very generic questions that we come across on a daily basis.
Warm air rises, cool and forms a cloud. This cloud goes bigger in size and forms a thundercloud which produces 100 million volts of electricity that strikes the ground. But how the hell this electricity is produced in the clouds, is still a mystery.
2. Order Of Alphabets
Do you know why there is an “Alphabetical Order”? I’m sure you don’t. Nobody does. Although there is a theory as to who brought this up some 4,000 years ago, the question that remains, is why?
We have 78 organs, 206 bones, and some large number of muscles. But how much? Scientists have an idea that it’s somewhere around 700 skeletal muscles, but the actual count can be anywhere between 650-850.
Every organism needs sleep for the brain to work efficiently. This might be true. Scientists believe that sleep helps the brain to regain the energy and to clear out the toxins. However, there’s no concrete base to prove this.
5. Walking While Blindfolded
If we are blindfold, we can never walk in a straight line. In light of the numerous experiments, we spin around in circles when we can’t see. Theories suggest that it is due to our brain or due to the difference in length of our legs. No specific answer as of now.
6. Why Are People Left or Right-handed?
Almost 10 percent of world’s population is left-handed and the rest is, well, Righties. But what makes them choose which hand they have to use more frequently? Scientists still wonder that how we, humans, haven’t born ambidextrous whereas almost all other animals species are born so.
Anesthesia is most commonly used for making patients unconscious. However, why does it function like that and what it does are simple questions nobody can answer.
Bicycles are weird. So much, that they fall when kept stationary and stay up while we ride it. We believe scientists know the reason for this but guess what, they don’t. Some say that the bicycle has same working mechanisms as an airplane. I mean sure, let’s just study the how-airplane-flies book to have an idea how kids ride bicycles.
Everybody yawns. Even animals do and no matter if this is a common phenomenon, we still don’t know why it happens. This seemingly simple question is looking for an answer since the fourth BC, but we don’t have anything apart from some theories and speculations.
10. Brazil Nut Effect
This effect is seen in systems with many bodies. Consider when a mixed nut bowl is shaken, heavier nuts get organized at the top. This shouldn’t be happening as heavier objects must sink down. Theories suggest that the small objects find a way to drop down and hence the heavier objects remain at the top. However, no matter how compelling this speculation might sound, nobody can offer certainty in their answers.