Hoaxes succeed by promising us what we wish for. P.T. Barnum called it &ldquo;<strong>humbug</strong>,&rdquo; a form of fakery that doesn't deceive so much as fill its beholder with wonder

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Hoaxes succeed by promising us what we wish for. P.T. Barnum called it “humbug,” a form of fakery that doesn't deceive so much as fill its beholder with wonder

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