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Hoax

Balloon Hoax, The
news story in 1844, reporting the transatlantic crossing of a balloon with eight passengers. [Am. Lit.: The Balloon Hoax in Poe]
Piltdown man
missing link turned out to be orangutan. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 46; Time, October 13, 1978, 82]
References in classic literature ?
Swift, like Defoe, generally increases the verisimilitude of his fictions and his ironies by careful accuracy in details, which is sometimes arithmetically genuine, sometimes only a hoax.
Probably a translation of the celebrated Moon hoax, written by Richard A.
Yet the little man takes the great hoax so innocently, works in it so headlong and believing, is born red, and dies gray, arranging his toilet, attending on his own health, laying traps for sweet food and strong wine, setting his heart on a horse or a rifle, made happy with a little gossip or a little praise, that the great soul cannot choose but laugh at such earnest nonsense.
Polish police acting on a tip-off from a hoax caller searched a Ryanair jet for an explosive device on Thursday but found nothing, police and the airline said.
With so many people interconnected through the site, information can speedily propagate around the world - without any clear indication whether it is correct - and this has given new life to the phenomenon of the internet hoax.
FIREFIGHTERS in Merseyside have been plagued by nearly 240 hoax calls this year.
The "Wrecking Ball" singer became the victim of yet another viral celebrity death hoax.
25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexis Nelson, Owner and Executive Producer of HOAX Films, a Los Angeles, California and Savannah, Georgia digital production studio, is nominated for an EMMY for Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction for "Ultimate Guide to the Presidents", produced by (Executive Producers) Karga Seven Pictures for The History Channel.
There have been a number of hoax 999 calls from a phone box at Riddings Road, Deighton.
With hoax emails claiming to be from high profile brands becoming increasingly common and sophisticated, Telstra is warning Australians to be wary of the latest string of emails asking for sensitive or personal information.
A WOMAN has been charged with making a hoax call after police were told a man had been stabbed in an Erdington flat.
A RECORDING of a hoax caller who made five fake calls in two days has been released by police in a bid to trace the man responsible.