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Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Cursed by Allah
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
George Washington Caught Backwards -- April Fool's Day, 1937

"Boston—General George Washington is caught backwards on his charger in the Public Gardens." [Life, Mar 22, 1937.]

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