Because I’m such a nerd
Back in the day, popular science put forth a great deal of things that we now know to be total poppycock. For instance, phrenology told you that you could read someone’s mind through the bumps in their skull, spontaneous generation argued that mice could pop right out of some old blankets and alchemy turned shit into gold. SOLID GOLD! From Tesla’s death ray to a hollow Earth, we’ve been through a lot of crap to get where we are now. Of the many unbelievable theories scientists have put forward over the years, here are 11 of theabsoluteweirdest.
1. There used to be another planet (besides Pluto).
Mercury has a notably peculiar orbit, which led 19th century scientists to posit that there was another planet between Mercury and Venus that caused the planet to behave this way. Led by the renowned mathematician, Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier…
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