18 Baldfaced Lies That Launched Your Favorite Pop Culture

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Sometimes being a visionary means you follow some elusive muse on a spiritual journey that results in some incredible creation. But sometimes (and sometimes at the same time) it means using any means necessary to make sure your creation sees the light of day. Even if it means lying.

Following are some examples of creative people who used outright deceit and trickery to make sure their work got made.

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Entry by Kevin King

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Entry by Kevin King

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

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Entry by Vincent Pall

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Entry by Michael Voll

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And the winner is ...

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