The news aggregation site Reddit has one of the widest selections of communities on all of the internet. One moment you can find yourself scouring through pages upon pages of cute cats, the next you're witnessing footage of a drive-by shooting in the streets of Brazil.
What makes the content on the site so diverse is the userbase that comes from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, and live on all corners of the globe. With that in mind, it's not surprising that when people have an issue and are looking to get the widest array of opinions possible, they go to the site for advice.
Over the years, this has actually proved successful on several occasions where Reddit's amateur sleuths have combined their various specialties to solve mysteries that otherwise may well have never been decoded.
Sometimes, these discoveries have literally meant the difference between life and death, with strangers on the internet having bounded together in order to try and find the best possible solution.
These mysteries may have never been discovered if it wasn't for the help of amateur detectives online.