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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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But just as fans were rushing to grab their denim jackets, the girls released a statement saying they had been the victim of an internet hoax.
Unfortunately, this information seems to have come from an internet hoax.
AN internet hoax which exploits the Sars virus and the war in Iraq is deluding people into thinking they can claim free flights from British Airways.
Sophos has a free virus information feed service, allowing businesses, organisations and home users to display the very latest virus and Internet hoax information on websites and intranets.
But that tired Internet hoax about a Congressional bill to tax e-mail messages that was sent to local media representatives last week seems to have originated locally with a high-ranking official at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The Swedish telecommunications giant is the subject of an Internet hoax offering free mobile phones to anyone who forwards a particular e-mail message to eight friends.
Was it a daring rescue by a brave boy or an Internet hoax perpetuated to gain global sympathy for the Islamic State extremists?
London, Feb 27 ( ANI ): An Internet hoax about the death of British actor Rowan Atkinson has became the top trending topic worldwide on Twitter.
In fairness, so did a lot of people as it goes - the details of Frehley's untimely demise having been the subject of a malicious internet hoax.
INTERNET hoax of the week: Hats off to the Bluenose who conjured up the story about Everton opening a club store called Everton 2 in Liverpool City centre's new retail centre Liverpool 1.
A SICK internet hoax played by Pete before he entered the BB house has sparked outrage by fans.
color) FBI agents escort Mark Jakob, 23, of El Segundo, suspected of perpetrating an Internet hoax against high-tech firm Emulex of Costa Mesa, from FBI headquarters in Los Angeles.

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