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Cardiff Giant
also called Cardiff and has one more synonym

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  1. one of the most famous hoaxes in American history, was a 10 feet (3 m)-tall purported "petrified man" uncovered on October 16, 1869 by workers digging a well behind the barn of William C. "Stub" Newell in Cardiff, New York

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  2. Both it and an unauthorized copy made by P.T. Barnum are still on display

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  3. a famous hoax named after the town in New York

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  4. The Giant was the creation of a New York tobacconist named George Hull

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  5. Newell set up a tent over the giant and charged 25 cents for people who wanted to see it

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