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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.
Well, I thought over the matter all day, and by evening I was in low spirits again; for I had quite persuaded myself that the whole affair must be some great hoax or fraud, though what its object might be I could not imagine.
Dubai's flagship airline Emirates on Sunday issued a warning that it will take legal action against parties spreading rumours about the carrier after a hoax website claimed that the airline was offering free tickets.
Noah responded to the hoax on his Twitter account by sharing a screenshot of the website's page that carried the news of his "fake" death.
BOMB-MAKING materials were allegedly found in a teenager's home in Bani Jamra following the arrest of a gang of rioters who reportedly placed hoax bombs near a school in Janabiya, a court heard.
Users can easily report a hoax or fake news in their News Feed by clicking the upper right-hand corner of the post to help Facebook detect more of them.
SCHOOLS in Teesside are reassuring parents that children's safety is of "utmost importance" in the wake of a flurry of hoax calls leading to evacuations and lockdowns across the country.
NEWCASTLE City Centre is one of the worst areas in the country for hoax fire calls.
A STUDENT has been accused of making a hoax bomb threat to a college.
COVENTRY has been named as one of the worst places in the West Midlands for making hoax 999 calls to the ambulance service.
MORE than 1,330 hoax calls have been made to the police and fire service over the last three years.
DarrenSandwell Huddersfield Primark socks: Retailer says plea note from Chinese worker is a hoax after second letter found I have not seen any convincing evidence that these notes are hoaxes.