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Strange Anomalies Quiz

Artifacts and absurdities that cast doubt on scientific understanding. 10 Questions.

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Known as the "Antikythera Mechanism", this artifact is over 2000-years-old and is technoligically way ahead of its time. Similar artifacts did not reappear until the 14th century. What is it?

  • An astronomical clock
  • A gear wheel
  • A mechanical pulley wheel
  • A steering wheel

Question 2 Photo

This coin, found in a 300 million year old coal seam, bore what impossible date?

  • 1621
  • 1592
  • 1055
  • 1397

Question 3 Photo

This footprint was discovered by archaeologists in solid granite, and is estimated to be 1 billion years old. Which of the following was not proffered as a theory to account for the anomaly?

  • it was left by an extraterrestrial visiting our world
  • It was left by a time traveller from our future
  • It merely resembles a shoe print, but isn't
  • The image and provenance of the artifact are a fabrication

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From July to September 2001, red rain fell over Kerala, India. In 2006, following a scientific study, what did scientists conclude the rain contained?

  • Sand from the Sahara desert
  • Human blood
  • Extraterrestrial cells
  • Red spores from an island 5,000 km away

Question 5 Photo

Where was this skull-like artifact discovered?

  • On Mars
  • In rocks that predate human history by millions of years
  • On the Moon
  • Inside the fossilised remains of a pterosaur

Question 6 Photo

Who was the first recorded stigmatic in Christian history?

  • St. Paul
  • Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • Zlatko Sudac

Question 7 Photo

This artifact, which pre-dates Alessandro Volta's 1800 invention of an electrochemical cell by more than a milennium, is know commonly by what name?

  • The "Baghdad Battery"
  • The "Sumerian Battery"
  • The "Karnak Battery"
  • The "Carthusian Battery"

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Which researcher, and author of "The Book of the Damned", popularised and wrote about anomalous phenomena such as rainfalls of frogs and toads?

  • Damon Knight
  • Theodore Dreiser
  • Charles Hoy Fort
  • Robert Ripley

Question 9 Photo

The earliest recorded image of a crop circle was titled the "Mowing-Devil" lts image was depicted in a pamphlet from which century?

  • 18th century
  • 17th century
  • 16th century
  • 15th century

Question 10 Photo

What is the name of the pilot on the right who vanished, after reporting he was being followed by an unusual aircraft, and whose last words were "It is hovering, and it's not an aircraft" ?

  • Thomas Mantell
  • Peter Winston
  • Donald Mackay
  • Frederich Valentich