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How do these rocks move on their own in the desert? 99 years later... we solved it

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    mat
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    This is one of those things where if you got a certain sort of magazine or read a certain sort of book as a kid, you thought was one of the Great Mysteries Of The World, only to be faintly...

    This is one of those things where if you got a certain sort of magazine or read a certain sort of book as a kid, you thought was one of the Great Mysteries Of The World, only to be faintly disappointed as an adult that really, nobody cares. This, Nazca lines, that frog someone found mummified inside a rock, crystal skulls and so on.

    I'm really glad someone eventually bothered to go and science it though.

    6 votes
    1. teaearlgraycold
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      I think most people that know about it care. It’s just a hassle to get to and such a rare event it’s hard to study. What did they say? It’s a few minutes long event once a year? And in a miserably...

      I think most people that know about it care. It’s just a hassle to get to and such a rare event it’s hard to study. What did they say? It’s a few minutes long event once a year? And in a miserably uninhabitable desert? You’d have to care almost an inappropriate amount to figure it out.

      1 vote
  2. Bonooru
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    This is seriously cool. I didn't realize there was video of the rocks actively moving. Very neat to see it.

    This is seriously cool. I didn't realize there was video of the rocks actively moving. Very neat to see it.

    3 votes
  3. Adys
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    Such a cool video! SUCH a cool problem!!

    Such a cool video! SUCH a cool problem!!

    3 votes