And finally… Known Unknowns

And finally… Known Unknowns

Hollie Abbott

Hollie Abbott

Ever wanted to know why we have dreams or why ball lightning exists? Well, tough, because no one knows.

While reading Matt Muir’s weekly masterpiece, Imperica, I stumbled across a rather pointless yet fascinating website — Wikenigma. Wikenigma is an ‘encyclopaedia of unknowns’. Essentially, it’s a website that documents all the gaps in human knowledge.

Are you fascinated by etymology and want to know where the word ‘dog’ originates from? Too bad, researchers have no clue. In fact, they cite it as ‘one of the great mysteries of English etymology.’ Interested in the power of free will and whether we actually have it? It turns out, no-one is certain.  There are a whole variety of unknowns in Wikenigma that are fascinating to read about, even if you never find out the answer.

So, if you want to find out some more unknowns, check out Wikienigma and educate yourself on the greatest mysteries of mankind.

Share this story:

Read more from the blog

Blog

The rise of technology in sport

Ever wanted to know why we have dreams or why ball lightning exists? Well, tough, because no one knows. While reading Matt Muir’s weekly masterpiece, Imperica, I stumbled across a rather pointless yet fascinating website — Wikenigma. Wikenigma is an ‘encyclopaedia of unknowns’. Essentially, it’s a website that documents all the gaps in human knowledge. […] ...Read more

Megan Dennison
Megan Dennison
Blog

Communicating in an economic downturn - a delicate matter

Ever wanted to know why we have dreams or why ball lightning exists? Well, tough, because no one knows. While reading Matt Muir’s weekly masterpiece, Imperica, I stumbled across a rather pointless yet fascinating website — Wikenigma. Wikenigma is an ‘encyclopaedia of unknowns’. Essentially, it’s a website that documents all the gaps in human knowledge. […] ...Read more

Rebecca Graham
Rebecca Graham
Blog

PR messaging lesson: The power of 'shock value'

Ever wanted to know why we have dreams or why ball lightning exists? Well, tough, because no one knows. While reading Matt Muir’s weekly masterpiece, Imperica, I stumbled across a rather pointless yet fascinating website — Wikenigma. Wikenigma is an ‘encyclopaedia of unknowns’. Essentially, it’s a website that documents all the gaps in human knowledge. […] ...Read more

Charlotte Stoel
Charlotte Stoel

Add a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Is it time to shape your reputation?

We operate in London, Paris and Munich, and have a network of like-minded partners across the globe.

Get in touch

Sign up to Spark, our newsletter

Receive thought pieces from our leadership team, views on the news, tool of the month and light relief for comms folk

You can unsubscribe at any time, please read our privacy policy for more information