The Top 20 Biggest Lies in History

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Krushchev lied about planting missiles in Cuba, JFK called his bluff, and the world almost exploded. Thanks to a whole ton of luck and skilled negotiation, it remained intact. And that, Masterminds, is why brinkmanship is dumb (unless you love inducing planet-wide panic attacks).   

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