IN SPITE OF decades of experimentation and research, electrical engineers have never succeeded in explaining how fluorescent lights work.

The famous Old Trothless geyser outside Battered Spoon, Wyoming, has never erupted once in recorded history.

Mr. Regis T. Quandary, a regular Friday-night patron at Krzrnpski’s Tavern on the South Side, has observed numerous incidents of bilocation among other patrons at the bar, but scientists so far have refused to take his testimony seriously.

In the middle 1970s, thousands of apparently healthy people began to care for small stones as if they were domestic pets, even training them to obey commands like “stay” and “sit.” To this day no cause has been assigned to what some have described as the largest mass delusion in modern history.

During the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, all the sweet corn in Lebanon County, Penna., suddenly turned yellow. Until that time all varieties of sweet corn had been white; the famous “Yellow Comet Corn” is the ancestor of all our yellow varieties.