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    10 of the Biggest Lies in History

    You don't look fat in those pants. I didn't copy off his paper. She's a natural blonde. I am not a crook. Lots of us lie, but what are the biggest fibs ever told?
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      HowStuffWorks "10 of the Biggest Lies in History"

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      Not all of Adolf Hitler's life achievements to were good, but they played a big role in shaping Germany's history. Hitler overcame the chaos in Germany, restored order and helped to boost the economy in all fields of the countries production.

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      Men of War Image Gallery. Using Jews as the scapegoat, Hitler and his cronies orchestrated what they called "the big lie." This theory states that no matter how big the lie is (or more precisely, because it's so big), people will believe it if you repeat it enough. Everyone tells small lies, Hitler reasoned, but few have the guts to tell colossal lies [source: Hoffer]. Because a big lie is so unlikely, people will come to accept it.This theory helps us understand so many of the lies throughout history. Although we've barely scratched the surface of all those lies that deserve (dis)honorable mentions, you can satiate your historical curiosity by browsing the lists on the next page.

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      10 Biggest Lies in History

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