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Seven of the Best New England Hoaxes

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The worst thing about the many hoaxes played upon New Englanders throughout history? How many people fell for them. Though many hoaxes worked because of their victims’ greed, some were so preposterous it's hard to understand how anyone could fall ...

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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

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Benjamin Day was a pioneer of fake news. In 1835, his great moon hoax and other fantastic tales made his newspaper, the Sun, into a money-making powerhouse and lifted the art of fake news to new heights. Day was born ...

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