eppylover note: If you can get through it without OD'ing on wordiness, this is a fascinating article. Here's the original webpage in case you also want to see the ads, etc. (oh, ha ha) ... or, more likely, if you're interested in seeing what else Scientific American.com has to offer.
From the May 2005 issue of
Turn Me On, Dead Man
What do the Beatles, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Patricia Arquette and Michael Keaton all have in common?
By Michael Shermer
In September 1969, as I began ninth grade, a rumor circulated that the Beatles' Paul McCartney was dead, killed in a 1966 automobile accident and replaced by a look-alike. The clues were there in the albums, if you knew where to look.
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