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  1. Due to the Taliban dynamiting two famous 4th century giant statues of Buddha for their status as idols, excavators of the site discovered a cave network filled with 5th-9th century artwork and another, previously unknown giant statue of Buddha within

  2. After watching an episode of House M.D., a doctor from Germany learned of a patient's previously unknown hip replacement and correctly diagnosed them with cobalt poisoning, saving their life.

  3. A monk who had taken an old book written by Archimedes, erased the contents, and wrote over it with prayers. Scientists have determined that that monk erased a previously unknown book by Archimedes, that laid out the foundations of Calculus thousands of years before Newton and Leibniz.

  4. Abstract paintings by a previously unknown artist "Pierre Brassau" were exhibited at a gallery in Sweden, earning praise for his "powerful brushstrokes" and the "delicacy of a ballet dancer". None knew that Pierre Brassau was actually a 4 year old chimp from the local zoo.

  5. British scientists found three previously unknown species of mushrooms in a commercial packet purchased from a small Chinese supermarket in London

  6. A previously unknown species of beaked whale has been discovered in the northern Pacific. It's black, 24 feet long, and has only been seen from dead animals that have washed up on the beach.

  7. When demolishing Pablo Escobar's former house, the new owner found a previously unknown safe that to this day is still locked and unopened.

  8. A ten-year-old in Missouri formed a stable molecule previously unknown to scientists during class, and was credited as co-author in a paper written about it.

  9. The previously unknown glymphatic system was first described in 2012. Previously, scientists did not fully understand how the brain, which maintains its own closed ecosystem, removed waste. During sleep, a system of plumbing pumps cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) through the brain to wash away waste

  10. Rats in New York City carry numerous diseases, in a sample of 133 rats, scientists discovered 18 different viruses known to infect humans. In fact, scientists even discovered some viruses that were previously unknown to have existed.

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Aurora enthusiasts in Alberta discovered a previously undocumented ribbon of light in the sky similar to the aurora borealis. They named it 'Steve' in tribute to the animated film "Over the Hedge," in woodland creatures name an unknown object "Steve" to make it appear less frightening.

A herpetologist discovered a previously unknown species of iguana while watching the 1980 Brooke Shields film "The Blue Lagoon".

Brown worked in Australia for three and a half years and collected over 2000 previously unknown species of plants.

In 2013, at a conference on endangered languages, retired teacher Linda Lambrecht announced extraordinary discovery of a previously unknown language - Hawaii Sign Language, or HSL “the first time in 80 years that a new language has been discovered in the United States and maybe the last time.”

Several species of previously unknown bacteria have been found in the walls of catacombs.

Gigantoraptor, a large oviraptorosaurian dinosaur, was discovered by a paleontologist who was reenacting the discovery of the Sonidosaurus for a documentary film crew--he dug up a thigh bone and realised it was from a previously unknown species of dinosaur.

The filming of the movie The Blue Lagoon led to the discovery of a previously unknown species of iguana

During a routine mission in the Laptev Sea, two Russian helicopter pilots stumbled across a previously unknown island. The new island was dubbed Yaya, for the claims made by the Mi-26 crew members crying out “It was I, it was I who found it!” (“Ya” being the Russian word for “I”).

This "previously unknown species" of the genus Homo was hailed by SUNY ESF as being "a new branch" on the family tree for early humans. Discovered in South Africa, the exact age of the remains are yet to be determined but "will have implications for the early history of our genus."

A project called "Mark2Cure" uses "citizen scientists" to identify key aspects of scientific papers and allow AI to identify previously-unknown links in diseases

The original Landsat program found an previously unknown island near Newfoundland, Canada. A scientist was sent to investigate the island, only to find a polar bear who took a swat at the scientist. The island is now named "Landsat Island", but was very nearly called Polar Island instead.

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