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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]
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Calling himself 'anon', the hoaxster sent copies of the data all over the internet, which Cohen quickly reviewed--and was the first to reject.
The hoaxsters finished by wishing Joseph Biden luck as the new president.