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The diary thread got me thinking about hoaxes. Whatís the greatest one of all time?

The Trojan horse, piltdown man, Olson Wells war of the worlds radio broadcast, the Bigfoot video?

Any others?
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The moon landings.
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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.
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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.
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The moon landings.
Yeah. That was a good one
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The diary thread got me thinking about hoaxes. Whatís the greatest one of all time?

The Trojan horse, piltdown man, Olson Wells war of the worlds radio broadcast, the Bigfoot video?

Any others?
It's not Orson Welles and his War of the Worlds broadcast. The panic surrounding that broadcast is mostly a myth. If anything the reports of "mass panic" was the hoax.
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It's not Orson Welles and his War of the Worlds broadcast. The panic surrounding that broadcast is mostly a myth. If anything the reports of "mass panic" was the hoax.
Iíve never heard that, please expound.
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Hans van Meegeren's forgeries of old masters, including Franz Hals and Vermeer, take a bit of beating. During the 1930's and 1940's he fooled nearly all of the so-called 'expert' art critics of the day. Hermann Goering sold over a hundred of his own collection of (genuine) paintings to buy one van Meegeren forgery, a Vermeer if I recall correctly. When van Meegeren was arrested at the end of WW2 and charged with forging Old Masters, many 'experts' still refused to accept that many of his paintings were forgeries, even though he confessed. He was a very good painter in his own right, and some of his genuine original works fetch high prices - the amazing thing is that at least some of his own works have been forged in turn by others. There is a lot on the internet about him and his work.

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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.
Cricket fan and Boycott fan.....loved it. How did Aggers keep a straight face? I certainly couldnít have
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Iíve never heard that, please expound.
Hi Abby,

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/h...dcast_did.html
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