There’s no doubt that the internet is incredible. It lets you know all the latest updates and happenings in the world. But what if someone tells you that few of the things that you see on the internet are a lie. Can you really trust the internet? With technologies such as Photoshop, it has become tad easy to fool the people and go viral on the social media. And who doesn’t want recognition and fame? Check out some pictures that went viral but were actually fake.
Below are some famous pictures on the net that might have fooled you bad.
1. Moonmelon or watermelon?
The iconic picture of the ‘Moonmelon’ A Japanese fruit said to switch flavors after you eat it, is actually the work of photoshop.A normal sized piece of watermelon was simply tinted blue.
2. Who are they running from?
Although it seems real that the crew of the National Geographic is running from a bear, in reality, it is not so. The bear was added in the picture later.
3. Sadly, this is fake too.
This amazing shot of the British diver being attacked by a deadly shark took many by surprise. This was also circulated as ‘The Photo of the Year’. However, the picture is simply a blend of two completely separate photographs.
4. The roaring lion.
Many were fooled into believing that this is how the MGM logo of the ‘roaring lion’ was filmed.However, it’s actually a work of a photographer who cleverly photoshopped the image of a lion going through a CAT scan.
5. We wish this was true.
This picture which became viral as ‘The Castle House Island’ in Dublin might have propelled many to take a trip to the capital city. Unfortunately, this is also fictional and a work of excellent editing. Two separate photos, one of ‘the James Bond Island’ of Thailand and the other, The Liechtenstein Castle in Germany were combined to make the photo.
6. Yes, he reads fine.
This was a manipulated photo of President George Bush reading a book upside down. This was possible to make headlines of Bush’s odd behavior.
7. Joker wasn’t chilling on the sets.
Here is another famous picture of Heath Ledger doing a kickflip on a skateboard over Christian Bale. This was done possibly to woo the crazy Joker Fans. We know Joker is omnipotent and he doesn’t have to prove it.
8. Who thought this was true?
Sadly there are people who fell for the hoax and believed that the pilot actually opened the windows of a pressurized aircraft going 600 knots at 45 K feet.
9. This picture is also fake.
10. The Magnificent Shark
This picture was circulated as an award-winning National Geographic photo taken by the chief photographer Bob Burton. However, the actual creator was a graphic artist ‘Alexyz3d’.
11. Either this is fake or it’s baby Hercules!
Although women can feel her baby kicking inside in the later stages of the pregnancy, the foot of the baby cannot be seen from outside. This is mainly because the abdominal walls are too thick. So either it’s something mythical (like Hercules kicking inside) or something fake. We, however, like to think it’s baby Hercules!
12. Marlyn Monroe and Elizbeth Taylor
This is again a manipulation to startle the fans. The picture of Monroe was taken in 1950 by Ed Clark while the photo of Taylor is of 1948 taken by Mark Kauffman.
13. Purple trees and bright blue river? who are we kidding!
The bad news is that this mystical place is yet another work of the evil photoshop. This photo which was said to be of ‘The FairyPools, Isle of Skye. Scotland is actually an edited photograph of the Shotover River in New Zealand.
14. To the relief of all the arachnophobes.
This is fake too! The spider was photoshopped to have monstrous proportions.
15. Nice imagination.
This picture was circulated around the internet as a frozen spider web. However, this was a cropped image of a sculptor by Michael Kaloki and Timo Koivisto.
16. There are still no Giant Squids
This picture made many believe that a Giant squid actually existed. however, the squid was enlarged and photoshopped in a footage to replace a humpback whale washed ashore.
17. Horse inscription on a horse.
Although the picture of a horse which had markings spelling out ‘horse’, seems authentic, in reality, it is not so. The picture is simply photoshopped.
18. Black Lions.
Although it is a rumored belief that Black Lions exist, we do not have any authentic photographs of the rare breed as of yet. Both the pictures of the lion are magnificent. The first one, however, is fake and a color manipulation of the actual white lion photograph.