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  1. For four years, Hugh Grant pretended to be his own talent agent under the name James Howe Ealy. He communicated with people via a fake email account and even disguised his voice with a Scottish accent on the phone. “I saved myself an absolute fortune,” he said.

  2. A supermarket was closed down so that Michael Jackson could fulfill his dream to go to a supermarket and shop like everybody else and experience what it was like to “put things in a basket.” It was populated with his friends and family pretending to be fellow shoppers and employees.

  3. In 2006, The FBI planted an informant pretending to be a radical Muslim in a mosque, and the Muslims in the mosque reported him to the FBI.

  4. "White monkey" jobs in China, Caucasian foreigners are hired to stand around and pretend to be a employee of the chinese company or representative of a international company to increase the value of the Chinese company

  5. A teenager fooled an entire school and its officials by pretending to be the State Senator. He was chauffeured, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics. They only found out when the real Senator showed up the next month.

  6. Nellie Bly, a 19th century female journalist who went around the world in 72 days, pretended to be insane in order to expose the deplorable conditions in mental asylums, patented two designs for steel cans and ran a million-dollar iron manufacturing business, all before the age of 40.

  7. During an interview Marlon Brando was asked "Don't you realize you're thought of as the greatest actor ever?". Brando turned to his dog Tim and replied "Tim is the greatest actor ever. He pretends he loves me when he wants something to eat"

  8. Philip Seymour Hoffman was once starstruck when he found jazz legend Miles Davis swimming in the pool where he was a lifeguard. Hoffman played it cool and pretended he didn't know who the mysterious man was and his indifference earned him an afternoon chat about everything except music.

  9. The Catholic Church considers the Theory of Evolution to be "virtually certain", and believes that intelligent design "isn't science even though it pretends to be."

  10. German internet users have a 23-year-old meme where they pretend the town of Bielefeld (330,000) does not exist

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In late 60s a group of imposters from Texas pretended to be the British rock band the Zombies and toured throughout the U.S to sold out shows. Two of those imposters (Dusty Hill and Frank Beard) would go on to form ZZ Top.

No cases of strangers hurting children by hiding poisons or sharp objects in candy have been proven. However, in rare cases, family members have used the story to try to cover up murder or accidental deaths. Also, some children have copycatted it and then pretended it was the work of a stranger.

John C. Beale, a man who pretended he was a CIA secret agent, flew around the world on first-class flights, stayed in high-end hotels and cost the taxpayers almost $900,000.

A guy pretended to be the nonexistent Prince of Montenegro and Macedonia for years, going to countless events for free and mixing with the elites of Mediterranean Europe

Mark Hamill was so uncomfortable with the portrayal of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi that he had to pretend he was playing a different character

An 11 year old boy survived 400 bee stings by channeling adrenaline through his favourite anime Dragon Ball Z. He pretended to be Goku becoming a Super Saiyan.

Chimpanzees understand vengeance. Two zookeepers played contrasting roles: one regularly fed the chimpanzees and the other took their food away. When a third person pretended to beat each zookeeper, many chimpanzees made an effort to watch the "disliked" zookeeper being punished.

Mr. Rogers once sued the Ku Klux Klan for pretending to be him

About corriearklet, the word describing the moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven’t, to avoid the embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.

In 1935, a con man was arrested for selling his victims a "currency copier", purportedly capable of reproducing $100 bills. The day before his trial, he fashioned sheets into a rope and slipped out the window, pretending to be a window washer as he shimmied down the building.

American bankers made hundred of millions by pretending to trade aluminum, thus driving the price up.

Jean-Claude Romand pretended to work for the World Health Organization, fooling friends and family for 18 years. Instead of working, he hid in hotels to study medicine and maps of countries he claimed to visit. When afraid of being exposed, he killed his entire family and burned down his house.

Vietnam War POW Doug Hegdahl pretended to be illiterate to fool his captors, who believed him to be so stupid that they gave him almost free rein of the camp. He was able to secretly memorize the details of about 256 POWs to the tune of "Old MacDonald," which he still remembers.

Germans have a running gag where they pretend the town of Bielefeld does not exist. Even when Angela Merkel talked about a meeting she had in Bielefeld, she added: "…if it exists at all." Bielefeld has even released a statement insisting their existence, but unknowingly published it on April 1.

They Might Be Giants (the band) used to dress up in disguise and pretend to be a cover band of themselves called Sapphire Bullets and would open for themselves.

There's an organization called "419 Eaters" that is dedicated to wasting the scammers' time by pretending to fall for their scams.

Spain Cheated in the 2000 Summer Paralympics, 10 of the 12 players on their roster "were encouraged to pretend to be stupid" and had no mental disability.

Steven Jay Russell, who impersonated a prison guard to simply walk out of prison. Upon recapture Russell lowered and paid his bail by pretending to be a judge, escaped his next capture by impersonating a doctor, and did so AGAIN by faking his death, eventually landing him a 144yr sentence.

Mike, the scambaiter who conned a “Nigerian Prince” out of $80 by pretending to be Father Hector Barnett of ‘The Church of the Painted Breast’ and convincing the scammer to take part in the church's initiation process.

Mike Millard, one of the most legendary concert bootleggers, who would pretend to be handicapped in order to sneak in his recording equipment on his wheelchair. His recordings are considered some of the best, even to this day.

While Simon Pegg was in rehab for alcoholism, the tabloids would ring up pretending to be his mother, to get a story off the clinic.

There's a team of NASA scientists who've been pretending they're on Mars for nearly a year. They live and work in a dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano and only go out in spacesuits.

A man robbed a bank by pretending to be a public health official and giving a fatal dose of cyanide to all 16 people in the bank under the pretense of a routine dysentery inoculation

The marathon of the 1904 Olympics had many bizarre events including someone driving to the finish line and pretending to win, someone winning by using rat poison as a stimulant, someone taking a nap and still finishing 4th, and someone being chased a mile off course by aggressive dogs.

A man donned Walmart uniform and walked into Walmart pretending to be an employee. There he stole four flat screen TVs and left through the emergency exit without anyone suspecting.