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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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Two Colorado newspapers fell victim to a hoaxster who put out a press release claiming that a sexual harassment lawsuit was about to be filed against the owners of two local radio stations.
The time for a hoaxster's revelation would seem to have come and gone; but Yasusada's work is more than a mere hoax, even if his biography is only that.