From time to time, resoundingly peculiar stories sprout up in the newspapers, spanning from a man’s heart shifting positions to a woman’s inability to get off the subway train. To this day, these anomalies have received no veritable explanation. Read more about them!
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July 11, 1899: Two chickens from the same egg are born.
- September 9, 1900: A mans heart changes its position.
January 20, 1907: A young woman suffers from inability to get off the ”L” or subway trains at the particular station she desires
- April 3, 1910: The prize winner was able to show that her hair was seventy-seven inches in length
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- "Features Of Libel Laws. Curious Technicalities Which Are Taken Advantage Of," The Record-Union (Sacramento, Calif.), July 14, 1894, Page 6, Image 6, Cols.1-2.
- "A Difficult Case,” The Bourbon News (Paris, Ky), January 27, 1899, Page 7, Image 7, Col. 4.
- "From The Same Egg,” Hopkinsville Kentuckian (Hopkinsville, Ky), July 11, 1899, Col. 1, Image 3.
- “His Heart Changed Its Position,” The San Francisco Call (San Francisco [Calif.]), September 9, 1900, Page 11, Image 11, Col.6.
- "A Queer Case of Auto-Suggestion,” The San Francisco Call (San Francisco [Calif.]), October 13, 1901, Page 11, Image 11, cols. 6-7.
- “Women as Witnesses,” The Falls City Tribune (Falls City, Neb.), 1904-191?, July 29, 1904, Image 6 July 29, 1904, Image 6, col.3.
- "A Trick on Her Friend,” Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, Ca.), November 4, 1906, Image 37, col. 6.
- “A Queer Case Of Nervousness,” The Washington Times (Washington, DC), January 20, 1907, Magazine Section, Page 6, Image 42 Cols. 6-7.
- “Man Who Was Killed Nowhere,” The Washington Times (Washington [D.C.]), May 12, 1907, Magazine Section, Page 10, Image 36, cols.1-5.
- "And the Woman Interfered. She Wasn’t Going to Let Any Flirting Go on in her Presence,” The Winchester News (Winchester, Ky.), February 10, 1909, Page 6, Image 6, col. 3.
- “No Need For Rats Or Puffs,” Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles [Calif.]), April 3, 1910, Page 5, Image, 49 Col.2.