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Before you die, what mystery do you hope is solved?

Asked by john65pennington (29235points) April 3rd, 2012

I have two mysteries: the true killer of President John Kennedy and as to whether our astranauts actually landed on the moon.

Question: before you kick the bucket, what mystery do you hope is solved?

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CWOTUS's avatar

Edwin Drood.

Blackberry's avatar

I hope we figure out why women date douchebags.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster

flutherother's avatar

The quantum gravity question and who put the dogs out? PS I can solve one of yours. The astronauts did land on the moon.

Ponderer983's avatar

@Blackberry I’d like to find out why men are douchebags

Trillian's avatar

How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?

Lightlyseared's avatar

@Ponderer983 so they can get a girl?

ragingloli's avatar

The ToE, replicators, warp drive, teleportation, nuclear fusion, economic manufacturing of antimatter, ending world hunger, ending disease, the end of religion, world peace, the Holodeck, true artificial intelligence, androids, gynoids, the implementation of actual socialism, discovering extraterrestrial life and most importantly, the collapse of the USA and its absorption by either Canada or Mexico, or preferrably, the establishment of a Native American Nation comprising the entirety of US territory, with non native inhabitants being deprived of citizenship and civil rights.

Blackberry's avatar

@Lightlyseared Touche.
@Ponderer983 It goes both ways. I bet some women wonder why some guys date tramps, lol.

Lightlyseared's avatar

The secret to imortality and eternal youth would be useful.

King_Pariah's avatar

@Lightlyseared HeLa is a good place to start

King_Pariah's avatar

Why do so many people find blood ties so important?

rebbel's avatar

Where is Alexander the Great’s tombe?
The ‘code’ to Linear A language.
How much are the doggies in the windows?

Brian1946's avatar

Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?
What color is an orange?
Where’s the question mark on my keyboard?

chyna's avatar

What happened to Natalie Holloway and who killed JonBenet Ramsey.

Aster's avatar

If aliens from other worlds have been visiting us for thousands of years and why.
Who made the crop circles?
Who killed Jon Benet?

philosopher's avatar

How to cure autism. This will require a better knowledge of the brain. It depends on funding for legitimate research.

josie's avatar

Who is John Galt?

Dutchess_III's avatar

That they find a cure for racism.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

How do you really communicate with women. How to cure hate and evil.

ronmusni's avatar

scientist can find cure for AIDS? until now no medicine for that disease..

philosopher's avatar

Maybe alien contact would help. LOL than everyone would understand we are all human.

Charles's avatar

Roanoke Colony
Amelia Earhart

john65pennington's avatar

Also, will they ever find a cure for cancer in our lifetime, or is there too much money in research given as charity?

Berserker's avatar

I’m still pissed off that in this game I’m playing, Wizardry Labyrinth of Lost Souls, you get Mjolnir as a weapon. That’s Thor’s hammer, (Nordic god of thunder) and it’s the strongest thing in the game.
Now, I understand only Thor can wield this, but in the game, priests and ninjas are the only ones able to use it. Makes sense for a priest, since this game follows the Dungeon and Dragons basic rules, and ninjas are supposed to be able to kill someone with anything…a toothbrush, a hammer…

But I’d like to know just why my dwarf fighter can’t use a fucking hammer.

Berserker's avatar

MY DWARF CAN’T USE A HAMMER. i wanna know why. that’s bullshit

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Symbeline I’m LMAO. I don’t know why but that killed me.

Berserker's avatar

It’s a true story, too. Actually I understand why the programmers did it this way…having a fighter in the front row with that devastating a weapon would kill the balance…but man…Jesus. I ain’t never heard of no dwarf that can’t swing around a damn hammer.
Never had a ninja though…they can be in the front row…but you have to be evil to have a ninja class, and all my guys are good. There must be some catch to this weapon, like -20 everything.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m not a gamer but your descriptions are so vivid I can see it clear as day. What good is the little bastard if he can’t swing a hammer? But it’s got to be a challenge too.

Berserker's avatar

Well you got other weapons for em. They’re all pretty strong…but nowhere near as strong as that hammer. I’m dying to use it lol…but, I guess dwarves just don’t like hammers. So says this game.

You know what else is messed up about this game? The male dwarf is actually taller than the human…that reminds me of that completely shitty Dungeons & Dragons movie.
AND the female dwarf is the smallest being in the game…I denno who designed this game, but man…lol.

Only138's avatar

@Symbeline I am Evil…and I can use a hammer. I will be on your team. :)

Berserker's avatar

That little hammer is dying to be used…let’s go lay down some law. :D

Earthgirl's avatar

How and when did apes really become human? What was the real missing link?
What did the first human language sound like?
What caused the dinosaurs to become extinct?
What caused the Neanderthals to become extinct and did they interbreed with Cro-Magnin man?
Can telepathy be proven?
Is there such a things as ghosts?
What happens when we die?
Is there a human collective unconscious and can we liken it to Instinct in animals?
Really, how were the pyramids built?
Where was Jesus during his unaccounted for years? Did he really travel to India? Is Jesus “Saint Issa?”
If a tree falls in a forest….oh, never mind….

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl My office building is supposed to be haunted. A few weeks ago something looked into my office. I went to the door and no one was around. A person couldn’t have moved fast enough for me not to see them. I have no idea what it was.

chyna's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe You know what it was. Don’t try to talk yourself out of it.

Earthgirl's avatar

Adironadackwannabe My office is supposed to be haunted too! By the founder. I don’t really believe in ghosts but some of my co-workers do. One day they heard footsteps when no one was there. It’s a really old building…more than one person has reported weird things about the ghost. But I am a skeptic.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl I’m a skeptic too. Even with my recent experience I still question it. I just know I saw something. I just can’t figure out what.

philosopher's avatar

There many types of Cancer that can be more effectively treated and more are coming. Less people die from Skin Cancer. The rates of people cured or living longer are increasing.
FYI look this up at or
My Dermatologist is receiving an Experiential treatment. He is doing OK.

Aethelwine's avatar

The mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle.
Who was D.B. Cooper.
Where is Amelia Earhart.
The Paulding Light Mystery

filmfann's avatar

The JFK assassination.

and, personally, I want to punch in the nose anyone who is stupid enough to believe that the moon lands were faked.

Sunny2's avatar

How can we stop having wars?

ucme's avatar

Who killed Bambi?
Is there such a thing as an attractive Belgian?
Do bears shit in the woods?

philosopher's avatar

What if the Bermuda Triangle is an access point to an alternate dimension?

Charles's avatar

“scientist can find cure for AIDS? until now no medicine for that disease..”

Wouldn’t most cases of AIDS and most future cases of AIDS go away if people practiced healthier habits? Couldn’t most case of AIDS have been prevented with no medicine required? This as opposed to cancer which is more like a time bomb with more of a genetic component and less of a lifestyle component.

Charles's avatar

“I want to punch in the nose anyone who is stupid enough to believe that the moon lands were faked.”

I’m 99.5% percent sure the moon landings were real – but not 100%.

It’s mind boggling it even got done – and five out of six times successfully – in 8 to 12 years, with no desktop computers, no Excel to quickly run models, no word processors, no email. The highest tech colloaboration devices in the 1960s were the speaker phone and the fax machine. How the hell did they do it? In eight years! Contractors spread all over the country.

Today, it takes us ten years just to launch a space station module. It takes us three days just to get the toner cartridge replaced.

lonelydragon's avatar

Do you want that list in paragraph or bullet form? Because I could think of millions. But I will pick just two: the JFK assassination and the location of the Amber Room.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

What happens to that one sock when you do the laundry?

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Oh, that one’s mine…it comes to my house.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Dutchess_III You must have one big assed single sock collection.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I do! I’ll make a point of throwing them all in the dryer before I go to bed. Some of them may find their way back to you.

CWOTUS's avatar

Where and how did Ambrose Bierce die?

Dutchess_III's avatar

To find out who Ambrose Bierce is.

mowens's avatar

I want to know what happend to my socks. All of them.

philosopher's avatar

Me too. They could have relocated to an alternate Dimension LOL.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@mowens They are at @Blackberry‘s house. All of them.

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