This Can't Be Real!
We've all seen pictures on the internet where we've been absolutely blown away thinking "NO WAY, THAT CAN'T BE REAL"!
90% of the time, that's exactly it. Not real. We can do some pretty amazing things with computers and photo shopping is one of them. It's fun, however, to suspend belief for a few minutes and think, what if?
I remember the first time I saw the picture of the scuba diver climbing on the helicopter ladder with the great white jumping up. I couldn't wait to show my co-workers and laugh about the load of crap the diver must have had in his wetsuit. It wasn't real, but it sure as hell looked real.
Well, I've found a few photos that you may have seen and thought they were real. Sorry to burst your bubble, but here you go...
Picture 1: This hoax photo was big in 2001, widely circulated by email with a caption claiming it showed a shark attacking British Navy crew in South Africa, despite the fact that the Golden Gate Bridge is visible in the background.
Picture 2: Look behind you!!! This photo was submitted as an entry for an online photo-editing contest on the theme of "Vacation Bloopers", but was then spread around the web by email claiming it was taken during a scuba diving holiday in Australia
Picture 3: The National Geographic Society still receives inquiries about this photo, which was published in an Indian newspaper in 2007 to support an article claiming that the Society's archaeologists had discovered the remains of giant humans.
Picture 4: This photo of George W Bush holding a picture book the wrong way up during a visit to a school was doctored to make George look like a buffoon. He didn't need the help
Picture 5: This photo hoax goes way back to 1917 when cousins Elsie, 16 and Frances, 10 claimed to have photographed a group of fairies in 1917. It wasn't until 1981 that the elderly women admitted that the fairies were cardboard cut outs.