Between the 1930s and 1970s, employees at Merriam-Webster created a massive "backward index." It was a card catalog, containing all the words in its dictionary typed backwards. It eventually included around 315,000 index cards.
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Great article with primary source material here.
| on Mon, Apr 3, 2:21 PM
A family pranked their mail carrier for April Fools' Day with a several foot long letter Saturday.
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April 3, 2017
Who knew? The Illuminati's plans for Earth include members' right to public "indecency" under a blanket. [WPLG-TV]
How to tell if you're drunk: You can't squeeze your stolen gun far enough...
| on Mon, Apr 3, 1:07 PM
The Phillipsburg Free Public Library confirmed an overdue copy of the Jules Verne book "Dropped from the Clouds" was brought back more than 50 years later.
| on Mon, Apr 3, 1:04 PM
The marshmallow mayhem of the April Fools' Day event gave participants a chance to deliver blows with a soft landing -- and for good causes.
| on Mon, Apr 3, 11:07 AM
An unlucky squirrel in Massachusetts remained stuck in a hole at the bottom of a dumpster, despite being covered in butter.
| on Mon, Apr 3, 10:32 AM
Two hungry cats gorged themselves on snacks by ringing a pair of call bells to have their owner produce treats.
| on Mon, Apr 3, 9:49 AM
A Michigan teacher didn't let the fact that April Fools' day fell on a Saturday keep him from pranking his students with a fake spelling quiz.
| on Mon, Apr 3, 9:09 AM
A Dutch teenager set out for Sydney, Australia, but accidentally caught a flight to Sydney, Nova Scotia, he admitted.