Starting Gate for Sprinters? —
I'm not sure whether or not this was an April Fool's Day joke. I found it in the Mar 31, 1934 issue of the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung
, which contained quite a few April Fool spoof articles, such as the "Loch Ness Monster Captured"
article that I posted about recently.
But this feature about a new starting gate for sprinters... I just don't know.
I've never heard of such a thing before. But on the other hand, it sounds kinda plausible. In fact, some googling revealed that the…