According to The Times the greatest hoaxer ever was Horace de Vere Cole. Its own summary of his career makes only a discreet allusion to something shocking he did in public with a cow’s udder but you can read the gory details in the Dictionary of National Biography (link above). Compared to Horace the rest of the supposed top ten hoaxers seem a colourless lot.
BBC’s Radio 4 had a feeble story this morning about foreign birds being sent home. The Telegraph has a roundup of the hoaxes in the media today, none of which is worth a link.
Meanwhile, Hillary Wasn’t Lying seems to have been the gag of the last week.
Yesterday’s front page Financial Times story about Bush and Browne’s planned cooperation on regulating financial markets was enough to make one do a double take on the date.
Update: hah, the BBC has a fine video on flying penguins!