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The Top 20 Biggest Lies in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 9, 2014

13 of 21

"Nobody has the intention of building a wall."

The German communist leader Walter Ulbricht told this whopper of a lie on August 13, 1961. The construction of the Berlin Wall began the very same day, separating the city and its residents along ideological lines. The wall stood for almost three decades before it was joyfully eviscerated by Berliners, in one of the most exuberant mass reunions of all time. 

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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