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The Top 20 Biggest Lies in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 9, 2014

10 of 21

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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