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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The worms inside your face
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Spring Recess Cancelled -- April Fool's Day, 1938
The student body of Cornell University was thrown into turmoil when the Cornell Daily Sun announced on its front page that school officials had decided to cancel spring recess. The reason given was that "a sub-committee appointed at the last meeting of the faculty to investigate student marks at the end of the first six weeks discovered that marks were so far below the required standard that they felt some immediate drastic action was necessary." The local railroad reported receiving frantic calls from students trying to get refunds on tickets they had already purchased to travel home.

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