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Hoaxes are attempts to make people believe unlikely things. Unlike confidence tricks, money is not usually involved, but the trickster may try to play practical jokes, expose gullible people or annoy political or artistic rivals.
This category includes notable proven hoaxes and incidents determined to be hoaxes by reliable sources. An article's inclusion on this list is not intended to disparage the authenticity of the report, but to denote that it is in general considered, or evidenced, as having being created as a hoax, or was known to be false (or a joke) as created.
This category has the following 24 subcategories, out of 24 total.
- ► April Fools' Day (1 C, 39 P, 1 F)
- ► Death hoaxes (1 C, 8 P)
- ► Journalistic hoaxes (1 C, 70 P)
- ► Linguistic hoaxes (3 P)
- ► Musical hoaxes (42 P)
- ► Nonexistent people used in hoaxes (57 P)
- ► Urban legends (12 C, 245 P)
Pages in category "Hoaxes"
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).