They’re in backwards order, so I don’t mind sharing number 1 with you. It’s pretty funny.
The Top 10 Historical Hoaxers – Times Online
1: Horace De Vere Cole:
Horace De Vere Cole was a man devoted to, one might almost say obsessed by, practical jokes. His most memorable prank was probably giving carefully selected free theatre tickets to bald men so that when their gleaming pates were seen from the Upper Circle a rather rude word could clearly be seen. Whether impersonating foreign dignitaries to the consternation of senior naval officals or shocking Edwardian society by performing astoundingly vulgar tricks with a cow’s udder in public thoroughfares his was a life devoted to, and ultimately squandered on, the pursuit of japery.