The Greatest Practical Joke of the 19th Century
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The Greatest Practical Joke of the 19th Century

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    English author Theodore Hook made a bet in 1809 with a close friend that turned into one of the 19th century's greatest practical jokes. (0:15)

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    Theodore Hook began his large-scale practical joke in 1809 by sending out 4,000 letters. (2:58)

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