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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Jurors believe summons to be a joke -- April Fool's Day, 1959
Residents of St. Joseph, Missouri who received a notice on April 1st informing them they had been selected for jury duty thought the notices were a joke and none of them showed up. Deputy sheriffs had to make a special trip to their homes to inform them that the summons were real. The Sheriff's Department later made a special plea to the circuit judges: "Please don't draw a panel of jurors on April Fool's Day again." [The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, Apr 3, 1959.]

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