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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Another case of a phony veteran
Jack Livesey claimed he was in the Parachute regiment of the British Army, did five tours of duty in Northern Ireland, and won a military medal. He was a guest of honor at the 25th anniversary commemorations of the Falklands War.

But the British Ministry of Defense says, "Jack Livesey (DOB 15/05/54) only served in the British Army in the Army Catering Corps from December 1971 until April 1974."

Livesey also claims he was a miltary adviser to Saving Private Ryan, though he wasn't paid a fee which is why, he says, there was never any public acknowledgment of his help. [BBC News]
Categories: Identity/Imposters, Military
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 03, 2009
Comments (4)
I dunno, I think that sometimes serving in the RLC could count as practically being combat. . .especially when the food-fights start. . .
Posted by Accipiter  on  Fri Jul 03, 2009  at  11:15 PM
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Sat Jul 04, 2009  at  09:26 AM
Whatever Jack Livesey say,it is true that he served in British Army for a period.
Posted by Jess Holroyd  on  Tue Jul 07, 2009  at  01:55 AM
Aye, and I was in the Cub Scouts for a year. Doesn't make me Lord Baden Powell. Ya daftie.
Posted by Frank  on  Mon Jul 20, 2009  at  10:40 AM
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