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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Mole Antonelliana Shortened -- April Fool's Day, 1975
"Piu corta per qualche giorno," declared the front page of Turin's Gazzetta del Popolo newspaper — "Shorter version for a few days." An accompanying article explained that the pinnacle of the Mole Antonelliana, one of Turin's major landmarks, was going to be temporarily removed for restoration. A photograph showed a helicopter carrying it away.

April Fool Categories: National Landmarks, Italy, 1975.
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