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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Welcome to Chicago -- April Fool's Day, 1992
Airline passengers descending into Los Angeles Airport saw an 85-foot-long yellow banner on the ground that spelled out, in 20-foot-high red letters, "Welcome to Chicago." It was raised above the Hollywood Park race track, about three miles from the airport. Park spokesman Brock Sheridan explained, "It was something we always wanted to do. We thought it would be kind of funny and our new management... thought it would be a great practical joke." The sign remained up for two days.


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