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April 1, 1976 is when English astronomer Patrick Moore played the best April fools prank on BBC Radio listeners. He announced that at 9:47 rare astronomical effect: Pluto will pass behind Jupiter, and slightly weaken the Earth's gravitational field. If participants jump up at this point, they will experience a strange feeling. Starting from 9:47 BBC has received hundreds of calls with tales of strange feelings, and one woman even claimed that she and her friends jumped and for a moment were able to fly in a room.
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In 1945 Mike the Rooster lived for 1 year and 6 months after the farmer cut off his head. When the farmer noticed that the rooster has not died, he decided to take care of him, probably because he felt sorry. Chicken was fed with milk and grain through a pipe tube. Mike gained fame after he and his owner were invited to travel the world with a freak shows. Many tried to make their own "Franken Mike" but so far nobody succeeded.
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In the U.S. city of Syracuse, NY, you will find Tipperary Hill block, populated mostly by Irish descendants. There is only one traffic light in the world that has a green signal at the top, and red - at the bottom - and it's located right here. When the traffic light was first established in 1925, the children began to break glass, because green, which symbolizes Ireland, was under British red. After three years, the authorities gave up and decided to permanently fix the traffic lights up-side-down. As it stands, the tradition to keep the traffic lights like this remains until today.
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During the American Civil War in 1863, the Russian squadron Atlantic and Pacific fleets were sent to help New York and San Francisco. Some historians believe that this move was a decisive factor in the intervention that stopped the Britain and French joining on the side of the southerners.