A fool and their dignity are easily parted. And we have a feeling that a lot of people spent a lot of time searching for their dignity after falling for these laughably obvious hoaxes that we teamed up with image warlock AuntieMeme to bring you.

So just let these act as a PSA: People will always be out there looking to pull a fast one on the idiotic masses. Don't be one of those idiots.

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In 1985, Hardy Rodenstock sold Bill Koch four bottles of Thomas Jefferson's wine. The price: Half a million bucks. Not only was the wine fake, SO was

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In 1921, Stanley Weyman introduced Princess Fatima of Afghanistan to President Harding. He did it by posing as a government official. Weyman told the

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In 1910, William Voigt commanded a group of soldiers to overthrow the town of Kopernick. He did SO by cobbling together a uniform from the surplus sho

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Douglas Stringfellow was a wheelchair- vet who served on the U.S. House of Representatives. Except he totally wasn't paralyzed He had served in the mi

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Dr. Laura Callahan served as the Department of Homeland Security's Deputy Chief Information Officer. All of her degrees were phony. All three of Calla

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Lotus CEO Jeffrey Papows claimed to be a Marine flier with a black belt in tae kwon do and a PhD. He was none of those things. He also claimed to be a

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Dr. Joseph Cyr's mother read an article in the paper about her son's heroics aboard a Canadian destroyer. 1 Her son wasn't at sea. The man in the stor

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In 2002, when a tugboat collided with a bridge in Oklahoma and caused multiple casualties, Billy James Clark announced that he was in charge of the re

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Wiliam Hillar claimed the movie Taken was based on his life. He spent 10 years giving seminars and workshops in counter-terrorism, human trafficking,

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