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The Top 20 Biggest Lies in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 9, 2014

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Bernie Madoff

Remember this son of a duck butt? Bernie Madoff thought it would be an awesome idea to build a financial house of cards that would inevitably implode. Innocent people lost their life savings due to his lies, and Madoff became the personification of Wall Street corruption. To top it off, his last name is literally pronounced "made off," as in, "with your money." Wow, universe. Real subtle.

Tags: history, lies, slideshows, presidents, governments, false

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Becky Ferreira

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

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