Top 10 People Who Took HUGE Secrets to the Grave

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    There are a lot of fascinating unsolved mysteries out there, and in some cases it’s because people died withholding important information. Whether Benjamin Franklin never revealing the identity of his son’s mother, Ludwig van Beethoven writing letters to an anonymous “Immortal Beloved,” or Maurice Ward inventing a heat-resistant plastic called Starlite but never revealing the formula, these are HUGE secrets people took to the grave. WatchMojo counts down ten of biggest secrets we’ll never get the answers to.
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    00:26 #10: Benjamin Franklin
    01:10 #9: Capt. William Thompson
    02:00 #8: Maurice Ward
    02:45 #7: Johann Bessler
    03:38 #6: Pope John Paul II
    04:19 #5: Ludwig van Beethoven
    05:07 #4: Antonio Stradivari
    06:09 #3, #2 & #1 ???

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  • Nathan Sparkman
    Nathan Sparkman 15 hours ago

    Riemann zeta function

  • Pradeep Sahni
    Pradeep Sahni 19 hours ago


  • john wyne
    john wyne Day ago


  • Augustine Fisher
    Augustine Fisher 2 days ago

    I personally would have at least given Fermat an honorable mention.

  • Henry Herrod
    Henry Herrod 3 days ago

    what about costeu and the bottom of tahoe

  • Jeremiah29:11
    Jeremiah29:11 5 days ago

    actually, the us gov tookall his research... it did not die with tesla... you are ignorant of the truth, or are willfully lying.

  • fedner simeon
    fedner simeon 6 days ago

    I need that 208 million dollars,..Damn that Captain.._lol. O well, i'll serve God instead.

  • max bengtsson
    max bengtsson 6 days ago


  • skhumbuzo cele
    skhumbuzo cele 7 days ago

    There is only one man in this list that died with a huge secretes that is Nikola Tesla.....all the others can go to hell....

  • Kinley Norbu
    Kinley Norbu 10 days ago

    William mother might have been Franklin's sister son. But he had to keep it a secret since William's dad was Washington's enemy. Benjamin was hand of Washington

  • n h
    n h 11 days ago

    Tesla was without a doubt the merger of spirit and science

  • Zamora Pakalolo
    Zamora Pakalolo 12 days ago

    Nikola's concepts didn't die with him, they were confiscated by the government and are being used today. WiFi comes to mind.

  • Pris0ner Gaming
    Pris0ner Gaming 12 days ago

    Jerome. She didn't mention the 2 well-dressed women who spoke a foreign language who showed up to speak with Jerome for a few moments a decade or more after he had lived there. They vanished almost as fast as they appeared.

  • Kimberly Hardin
    Kimberly Hardin 12 days ago

    Tesla was the ligit shit.... the only thing Serbia has not had to invade or something worse to gain supremacy!

  • Mir Abdul Wajid
    Mir Abdul Wajid 12 days ago

    Fermat dying without telling the proof of his last theorem. That has to be no. 1. It took three centuries to come up with a proof. But they didn't even mention it

  • YouCare_ SoMuch
    YouCare_ SoMuch 19 days ago

    Nikola Tesla looks like Gwaine from BBC Merlin.

  • Oscar G
    Oscar G 25 days ago

    Gol D roger should be on this list.

  • roxasxiii380
    roxasxiii380 27 days ago

    They should juat put every Pope who have existed

  • Ana Ilieva
    Ana Ilieva Month ago

    Hahahah I love the star wars cameo

  • sebbspato2
    sebbspato2 Month ago

    Tesla.. :'(

  • 0415Hunter
    0415Hunter Month ago

    Ned Stark gotta be #1

  • Geo Cyo
    Geo Cyo Month ago +4

    JP Morgan wasn't skeptical. He stopped financing the project because Tesla intended for it to be free to all mankind. Morgan was a money guy and for him if there was no profit there was no point.

  • Geo Cyo
    Geo Cyo Month ago +1

    For those of you who don't know, Edward Leedskalnin should have beat out more than half the guys on this list. His work with magnetism could have revolutionized space flight and air travel had he lived longer.

  • F0eH4mm3R
    F0eH4mm3R Month ago +1

    Never heard the name 'Maurice' pronounced that way.

  • Blue Glitch
    Blue Glitch Month ago

    You need to add Tony Howard Stark to this list 💔

  • Just Me Percy
    Just Me Percy Month ago

    Alan Turing?

  • JP's Productions
    JP's Productions Month ago

    What about Wlt Disney? no one still knows what his last words were about!?

  • CHESTER zimmerman
    CHESTER zimmerman Month ago

    my dads uncle what we found out years later he was the first man in a concentration camp that was liberated

  • 01100110 01110101 01110010 01110010 01111001

    I once had a what I think is a dream about the universe. Not the "universe" you think of: cold, abyssal, lonely, empty. But the entire UNIVERSE, what lied beyond time and light, and it was the actual opposite of what we have now. The laws of physics barely applied there enough to keep matter together, but not even remotely close to oppress reality as they do here. And you could breathe, or more specifically, forget to breathe and you were fine, hanging with all the yous from all axis of possible existence, and be anywhere to nowhere in a blink and back.
    Suddenly, this really amazing, incredibly powerful, invisible presence came to me, and he named himself something. I think Joah, or Jooba. I called it God, because why not be polite? And suddenly this dude explains me some shit, about why the world is messed up, and that we all need to forgive and love, etc. Then he whips out a giant chalkboard and says "Pay attention, you little motherducker (yes, God said that), for I am about to impart your sorry hide a knowledge you won't be able to spread, because you're an arrogant pickle (I love the way he never swore)" And began writing something that resembled words, but with a far more innate meaning, like imagine pictograms where each character is some heavy piece of knowledge.
    I tried to keep up, but it was too much. I woke up. And I totally forgot how to get back there.

  • Steven Coates
    Steven Coates Month ago +1

    That whole thing about Nicola Tessla's secrets dying with him is bullshit. Shortly after his death - and I mean hours after he died - the FBI went to his hotel room where he was staying and took notes and plans and various other things. They're not secret perse, just kept hidden from the public. Money rules after all don't you know? 🤔🤔🤔

  • malachi Ledford
    malachi Ledford Month ago

    Von not van

  • Jarno Datema
    Jarno Datema Month ago

    Who betrayed Anne Frank?

  • Cílio Lindemberg
    Cílio Lindemberg 2 months ago

    I can't believe you've left Machado de Assis' secret out of that one! He's the Brazilian author of Dom Casmurro, a novel whose main female character, Capitu, is said to have or not cheated on her husband. The author died with this secret... :|

  • pwg 88
    pwg 88 2 months ago

    I ask my boyfriend if he thinks Orlando Bloom is cute(I think he is), he told me to get out of his face. I expected that answer or hes gay.

  • Essi is a Gacha Tuber Really

    A little facts about Tesla
    He had OCD and had multiple mental illness
    He never sleep for over two hours a night
    Thomas Edison cheated firm out 1.4 million
    He had hallucinations so bad he fell in love with a pigeon
    The only thought human love he had was his best friends wife { ouch }

  • Jesús Malverde
    Jesús Malverde 2 months ago +1

    What about the dude that created a water powered engine and then mysteriously got murdered

  • Ella Ferry
    Ella Ferry 2 months ago +1

    Actually, Beethoven died in 1824.

  • Michael McDermott
    Michael McDermott 2 months ago

    That Star Wars clip was pretty random

  • Anil Rajendra
    Anil Rajendra 2 months ago +1

    Tesla is my hero😭😭😭

  • Jaroslaw Glowacz
    Jaroslaw Glowacz 2 months ago +5

    #1 JESUS! (Even if He Resurrected, but then was taken to Heaven.)

  • Pauline Gregory
    Pauline Gregory 2 months ago

    Why don’t you learn proper pronunciation if you are going to narrate videos you idiot.

  • Fukkin Clown
    Fukkin Clown 2 months ago

    This channel doesn’t fact check obviously

  • DJ/ Abysmal Saturn11
    DJ/ Abysmal Saturn11 2 months ago

    Number 4: Shane walsh and the true father of Judith.

  • Pernell Brodie
    Pernell Brodie 2 months ago +1

    So, she can pronounce Ludwig Von Beethoven perfectly, but can say Maurice right?

  • NaAnna Thomas
    NaAnna Thomas 2 months ago

    “Casta” Rico lmao 1:44

  • Fred West
    Fred West 2 months ago


  • JC FTW Gaming
    JC FTW Gaming 2 months ago

    Wow In think i spoke to early

  • JC FTW Gaming
    JC FTW Gaming 2 months ago

    Well its not really a secret now

  • Daniel Matthews
    Daniel Matthews 2 months ago

    I'm am surprised they didn't list Christopher Lee.

  • Chris Levis
    Chris Levis 2 months ago

    Ned Stark

  • kingbotz
    kingbotz 3 months ago

    Tesla for sure, and knew Ed Leedskalnin would be in there too, it's driving me insane to know how he cut and moved those tons of coral-stone all over like they were nothing. Supposedly left a riddle behind & hinted that whoever solved it, would know how he did it all.......All for a girl, his "sweet-16"

  • daniel wichern
    daniel wichern 3 months ago

    They think they solved the violins was the wood he used, was trees in a particular forest that grew at different thickness during his time that resonated sound better

  • Michael Finkelstein
    Michael Finkelstein 3 months ago

    Some of these are ridiculous. Fermat? Most important math theorem and prize. Led to Grand Unified Mathematics! Far bigger than William Franklin. Or Jack Ruby, kind if a big one too. Or how about anyone whoever forged Damascus steel. Lots of really big mess ups here.

  • Scott Ashcraft
    Scott Ashcraft 3 months ago +1

    Perpetual motion directly violates the Energy Conservation Laws.

  • Kyle Powers
    Kyle Powers 3 months ago

    Cahsta rica????😂

  • PJ Angels
    PJ Angels 3 months ago

    This channel is so fake, allowing false news, esp the 1700s. If yours news is being delivered from a charismisic "watch-mojo", then you are born in hell...

  • Rad-I-Nation
    Rad-I-Nation 3 months ago

    Jack Daniels, where the no. 7 came from.

  • Tekkerz
    Tekkerz 3 months ago +1

    Number eleven
    Twenty one savage born in england

  • Georgia Peach Boy
    Georgia Peach Boy 3 months ago


  • creature57
    creature57 3 months ago

    You forgot to mention when Tesla died, the government came in and took all of his possessions.

  • Anti1Spiral
    Anti1Spiral 3 months ago

    Nr. 8 was a narcistic asshole ô.o...

  • John Creedson
    John Creedson 3 months ago

    Maybe Nikola Tesla didn’t “take a huge secret to the grave” people were too ignorant to listen that’s all.

  • biswajit mahapatra
    biswajit mahapatra 4 months ago

    Tesla looks like Nawazuddin Siddiqe

  • deca gon
    deca gon 4 months ago

    bring back tesla

  • Shan Shan
    Shan Shan 4 months ago

    Number 2 Plankton and the Chumbucket Formula

  • frisch Edit
    frisch Edit 4 months ago

    Anyone else notice Reagan wearing the same suit and standing in the same position in two different clips?

  • Brandi Mcnair
    Brandi Mcnair 4 months ago

    What movie was that that Russell Crowe was shown? Anyone??

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 4 months ago

    If they were secrets, and they took them to the grave , they cant be in this video

  • Knezevic
    Knezevic 4 months ago +1

    mr Tesla is Serb and im proud.

  • Richard S
    Richard S 4 months ago

    How about Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed?

  • luxor1001
    luxor1001 4 months ago


  • Sharon G
    Sharon G 4 months ago


  • Drunk Asian
    Drunk Asian 4 months ago

    maurice ward is an asshole. he couldve been in the history books but noooo...

  • Catalina
    Catalina 4 months ago

    dude i want to have a big secret so i can carry it to my grave and leave everyone wondering what it was

  • Acidic Pacific
    Acidic Pacific 4 months ago

    Freddie Mercury and the meaning of Bohemian rhapsody?

  • CartoonCritter1985
    CartoonCritter1985 5 months ago

    Cool list :-)

  • Prisoner666 Trump
    Prisoner666 Trump 5 months ago

    Where's Lee Oswald Harvey?

  • digapygmy70
    digapygmy70 5 months ago

    Apparently there was a blind test of violinists who tried several different violins (without being told what they were) and each violinist rated the Stradivarius as the worst

  • Cam Eron
    Cam Eron 5 months ago

    Fermat wya?

  • AlbertScoot
    AlbertScoot 5 months ago

    I wouldn't worry about the starlite or infinite momentum wheel. Starlite was likely a fragile ceramic, which is why he never released it. The infinite momentum wheel was a hoax or doesn't actually work like people assume it did.

  • kenny lars
    kenny lars 5 months ago

    Actually I searched the globe on a holy quest and gathered up all the secrets of these 10 . For just £50000 I can reveal to you the awesome secrets that will make you billions .

  • Josh F
    Josh F 6 months ago

    Did she say Cost-A Rica? Lol what a dumb a bitch it’s pronounced Coast-A Rica and spelled Costa Rica. Like holy shit people are actually dipstick retarded. The simplest thing they’re fucking up.

  • Bullet Club25
    Bullet Club25 6 months ago


  • Alex Gonzalez
    Alex Gonzalez 6 months ago

    Damn They really slept on Tesla. That’s a shame. Life it’s self would have been way different

  • steve alcazar
    steve alcazar 6 months ago

    Wack asf

  • AnantAgarwal
    AnantAgarwal 6 months ago +2

    Jeez.. this doesn't have Srinivasana Ramanujan... the man who knew infinity.

  • Tom Townend
    Tom Townend 6 months ago

    What about what happened on the fishing trip between Jason and Uncle Bryn?

  • INNER ICandYoon
    INNER ICandYoon 6 months ago

    Who is in #TeslaTeam ?

  • Brandon Parker
    Brandon Parker 6 months ago

    I just clicked to read the comments to see if anyone else is curious on how if they’ve taken secrets to the grave how would we know ?🤦🏾‍♂️

  • I couldn’t think of a name

    Well not really a secret anymore

  • James Key
    James Key 6 months ago

    Stephen Hillenburg and the Krabby Patty secret formula

  • Ana Velazquez
    Ana Velazquez 6 months ago

    Apparently they did not.

  • Kelly
    Kelly 6 months ago

    I'd give my soul for a Stradivarius...or $20 million...I'd have a better chance with the soul though... -.-

  • MaryBeth Simpkins
    MaryBeth Simpkins 6 months ago

    Am I the only person who picks up on their mispronunciations?

  • Christy Shultz
    Christy Shultz 6 months ago

    Yeah but in the Fallout Tesla achieved most of his dreams.

  • TJ Fritz
    TJ Fritz 7 months ago

    How They Secrets If We Know Them?

  • UnFitzDeGerald
    UnFitzDeGerald 7 months ago

    JFK took secrets to the grave, just like they wanted...

  • bri the she
    bri the she 7 months ago

    Rose are read,
    I am GROOT
    The only question is
    Read more

  • bri the she
    bri the she 7 months ago

    If they are do they know about them

  • Tin Domingo
    Tin Domingo 7 months ago

    Tesla Tesla Tesla Tesla