Amelia Earhart and the Freckle Cream Mystery
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From the moment Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared over the South Pacific, the world has been mystified by her fate. Now, nearly 75 years later, her lot and that of navigator Fred Noonan is believed to be uncovered.
On Friday, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has been investigating one of the 20th century’s most famous disappearances, said it believes Earhart and Noonan died on an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati.
Earhart, who gained famed as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, vanished during an attempt to circle the world near the equator. Later declared missing and eventually dead, many believed her plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean.
But TIGHAR researchers found an anti-freckle cream bottle, broken into five pieces, on Nikumaroro Island, Discovery News reported. When those fragments were reassembled, they made up a nearly complete bottle, identical in shape to the ones used by Dr. C. H Berry's Freckle Ointment. The ointment was marketed in the early 20th century as a concoction guaranteed to make freckles fade, according to Discovery News.
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