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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
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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