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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Campus Parody Turns Ugly -- April Fool's Day, 1987
Thomas Auclair, editor of The Beacon, the campus newspaper of North Adams State College, got into trouble when he ran a story declaring that the school's president, Catherine A. Tissinger, was running a telephone-sex service. The school's president responded by accusing the paper of sex discrimination and asked the Student Government Association to investigate the matter. The Student Government voted to remove Auclair from his position as editor.

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