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Old 01-22-2018, 01:45 AM
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The hoax that made the most waves at the time was the Hitler Diaries in 1982. At least, this is a diary that was definitely disproven.

The Aggers and Boycott was fantastic. Boycott was at his seething, simmering, grumpiest best for about 3 minutes.
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Aggers setting up Boycott to believe his 100th century was not at his home ground of Headingley against Australia but in Faisalabad against a presidents XI.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40781223

Even if you don't like or understand cricket, it is still hilarious.
slightly OT, but since Piers Morgan is also well-known in the US, the video if Brett Lee bowling at him in an exhibition always cheers me up even on the greyest of days (For those who don't follow Cricket, Brett Lett was in his pomp one of the meanest most frighteningly fast-bowling hard bastards of the game, usually bowling north of 93mph/155kph):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCgAqNSAD1U
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Marlowe was stabbed after a row with his chums about the "reckoning" for the cost of the room hire, drink, food etc.
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Re the greatest hoax of all time, surely it has to be the nonsense that surrounds Homeopathy.

Not only is it a crude lie, it is a lie that endures.
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Probably the most damaging, and tragic, hoax of all time: the "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion".

The most lucrative hoax, possibly the so-called "mystery" of the treasure of Rennes le Château,out of which Baigent, Lincoln, Leigh and especially Dan Brown inadvertently made millions.
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Horoscopes
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Marlowe was stabbed after a row with his chums about the "reckoning" for the cost of the room hire, drink, food etc.
You get the impression Marlowe was Lord Byron before Lord Byron; mad, bad and dangerous to know.
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Hi Gareth

I think the 'November Criminals' beats the Protocols. The truth is, Germany lost the war for three reasons :

1. The Kaiser
2. Hindenburg
3. Ludendorff
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You beat me to it Svensson. 2018 and people still believe in this dark age drivel!

It pains me as massive Doyle/Holmes fan but I’d have to add Spiritualism. The idea of someone believing that someone is communicating with the dead when the dead only reply in cryptic nonsense. Tapping tables and telling the gullible ‘ don’t worry, I forgive you, it’s wonderful here!’ Makes me weep for the human race!!!!

I don’t let it bother me though
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Byron's poetry had a very strange rhythm - written entirely in club feet.
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