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  1. 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

  2. We say "pardon my French" after swearing because in the 19th century, English-speaking people would drop French phrases into conversation to display class, apologizing because many of their listeners wouldn't know the language. Then people hid swear words under the pretense of them being French.

  3. For the last fifty years of her life, Mother Teresa had lost her faith. In private letters to friends and confessors she acknowledged repeatedly that she no longer felt the presence of God in her life at all, and once described her pretense at faith as "hypocrisy".

  4. On Sep 11, 1857, a group of Mormon militiamen persuaded a band of passing emigrants to march down a trail in Mountain Meadows, Utah. Under the pretense of protection and following the orders of their local Church leaders, these militiamen proceeded to execute 120 men, women, and children.

  5. Benito Mussolini ruled constitutionally for 3 years before he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a dictatorship

  6. William Boyd and David Bowie created a fictional (hoax) artist called Nat Tate with an aim to expose the pretensions of the art world.

  7. Stephen King's father left the family when he was two under the pretense of 'going to buy a pack of smokes'.

  8. Islam forbids keeping dogs as pets (except as service animals) under the pretense that "Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog"

  9. The history of the cakewalk started out as a dance of black slaves mocking the pretensions of white southerners -> whites taking it at face value and popularizing the dance as a racist mockery of black people -> black minstrels mocking whites doing the cakewalk, bringing it all full circle.

  10. The United States overthrew the legitimate monarch of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani, in order to establish a puppet government (under a blatantly false pretense, no less)

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Joseph Stalin's daughter escaped the USSR under the pretense of burying her late husband's ashes and eventually moved in with Frank Lloyd Wright's widow

Plan R 4, a plan which the British would invade Norway and Sweden under false pretenses of supporting the Finns in their war against the Soviets.

A Chinese man found out that his wife had plastic surgery only after she bore unattractive children. He sued her under false pretenses for $120K and won.

China isn't a one party country. In fact it has eight other political parties. However they are all only allowed to exist under the pretense they accept the CCP as the ruling party and ultimately have no real power.

For 17 months, from 1935 to 1937, Nazi explorers hacked through forests around Brazil’s border with French Guiana.The expedition started out with the usual scientific pretensions... ...But back in Germany, as the war started, Schulz-Kampfhenkel seized on this idea for Nazi colonial expansion.”

David Bowie helped created a fictional (hoax) artist called Nat Tate with an aim to expose the pretensions of the art world.

About japanese serial killer Hiroshi Maeue aka The Suicide Website Murderer. He met all 3 of his victims through an online suicide club and lured them in under the pretense of committing suicide together. Once they meet in person, he'd strangle them to death.

Joseph Stalin's daughter escaped the USSR under the pretense of burying her first husband's ashes and eventually moved in with Frank Lloyd Wright's widow

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao lowered salaries under false pretense of wage equality for women

The U.S. pretense for the War in Iraq was fictional; the confession of the 15-year old crisis-actor was proven false and the photographs of the troops amassed on the Saudi border were fabricated.

There is a theory that suggests Aristotle helped assassinate Alexander the Great through poisoning because Aristotle became disgusted with the King's adoption of bizarre Persian customs and his pretense of divinity.

In 1915 JP Morgan bought 25 of the most influential newspapers to spread propaganda of their own interests and suppressed opposition. Their goal was to commercialize public sentiment and sandbag Congress into extravagant, wasteful appropriations under the false pretense of patriotism.

In 1915 JP Morgan bought 25 of the most influential newspapers to spread propaganda of their own interests and suppressed opposition. Their goal was to commercialize public sentiment and sandbag Congress into extravagant, wasteful appropriations under the false pretense of patriotism.

In 1915 JP Morgan bought 25 of the most influential newspapers to spread propaganda of their own interests and suppressed opposition. Their goal was to commercialize public sentiment and sandbag Congress into extravagant, wasteful appropriations under the false pretense of patriotism.

When Stephen King was 2, his father left the family under the pretense of "going to buy a pack of cigarettes"

Bob Mueller was a key voice in lying to Congress about Iraq's WMD program, dragging America into a trillion dollar war on false pretenses.

Sealioning. A form of trolling in which the troll pesters the trollee with demands of evidence and questions, all while maintaining a pretense of civility, to bait out an "unwarranted" response.

Women are good at keeping up false pretenses because 75% never orgasm during intercourse, but to counter that, 90% of women have a 100% success rate, in terms of achieving an orgasm, when masturbating.

Karl Marx was an upper middle class, alcoholic, Mama's-boy who dodged military service, named all of his daughters Jenny, and became a pauper in later life. His ideas also caused several million Russian and Chinese to be murdered by philosophical pretense of arbitrary utopian equality.