Biggest Hoaxes In History

Nov 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm |

Don't get fooled again!

Throughout history, inventors and explorers have stepped forward claiming revolutionary discoveries and advancements for their own, only to be exposed as frauds years later. With the invention of the internet came an entirely new set of historical tricksters. Hell, we have entire sights dedicated to 1. writing fake news or 2. specifically finding hoaxes and defrauding them.

Unfortunately for these modern fibsters, it’s not as easy to deceive the public as it once was. Let’s take a look back at history’s biggest shams.

Sir Francis Drake

Source: History Channel

Millions of people were fooled!

Check out our slideshow of historical hoaxes!