Recently, not least thanks to the Internet, a new term has appeared - "fake news". There are so many news and channels for their distribution that it is not difficult to come up with something of your own. Few people will think of checking the source - people will simply accept the new fact. However, not only news, but also photographs were falsified.
Learning to work in Photoshop turned out to be a simple matter, so the editor's capabilities attract joke lovers. And now even the most observant critics cannot understand whether the photograph is real or is it a talented fake. But there are many viral photos on the Internet that are liked and shared by users of social networks. But how real are these pictures? We have compiled a list of several famous photos that have turned out to be fake. They will prove that you shouldn't believe everything that the Internet shows.
Roaring lion from MGM screensaver
Everyone knows the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer screensaver with a roaring lion. A popular photo of a sprawled and tied lion, whose head is placed in a stand with the logo of the company. In fact, the real shot has to do with the animal being diagnosed at the veterinarian's office. This lion is known to have recovered and is now completely healthy. And for the screensavers, MGM has been used throughout history as many as 7 lions. The latter, Leo, is a symbol of the company and has appeared in most of its films since 1957.
Astronaut smoking marijuana in space
And without this shot, Chris Hadfield is one of the most beloved astronauts. He blogs directly from space, answering many popular questions from his viewers. The astronaut talks about his dream in a state of weightlessness, about brushing his teeth and everyday life. After all, everything is different in the Earth's orbit! And although the blogging format is unique, you shouldn't idealize Chris too much and consider him “your” boyfriend. He will not try drugs while in space. And in the original photo, Chris shows the Easter eggs he is preparing to surprise his colleagues with.
Cat with expressive mustache and eyebrows
Pictures of animals are always interesting. Pictures of strange or cute animals are especially popular. And the combined combination of these properties can make the hero a real star of the Internet. There is nothing surprising in the popularity of cat photography with adorable white mustaches and eyebrows. In fact, the eyebrows are the result of editing, but the cat really has an incredible mustache.
The guy who made the fried rice wave
Often times, street chefs deliberately demonstrate their dexterity, thereby attracting customers. This guy seems to be showing his skill with a dexterous movement of his hand to raise a whole wave of rice cooking in a pan. Photography quickly became popular on the Internet. But it turned out to be a fake. The Rice Wave itself is a sculpture on display at a counterfeit grocery store in Tokyo.
Syrian child sleeping near the graves of his parents
It is difficult to trust the news from a country in which there is a war. There are too many people willing to speculate on the topic of pain and suffering. The parties take staged photos and videos, forming public opinion. So the famous photograph of a child sleeping near the grave of his deceased parents turned out to be a staged one. The boy clearly knew the photographer, and the graves generally belonged to strangers. The picture is intended to evoke certain emotions, but we understand that you cannot believe everything shown on the Internet.
Wall-mounted name of the College of Architecture and Planning
People often laugh at professionals who make simple mistakes in their own business. This photo has become a classic expression of this humor. It was shared on the Internet, laughing at the hapless teachers of architects. The installation was so successful that it was not so easy to recognize the fake.
Sitting "on the courts" girl
This viral photo has surfaced recently. On it, we see a strange woman sitting in a frog pose, sitting on a shelf in front of the counter. It is difficult to say which caused more surprise - the visitor's relaxedness or her flexibility. But in the original photo, the woman only put one leg on the shelf, which also seems a little strange.
Ice covered Venice
Taking pictures of famous places from new perspectives is always popular. Everyone wanted to see Venice covered with ice. But when were the frosts so severe? Wait, wait, this is part of the photograph of Lake Baikal! Editing made Venice even more attractive.
This castle seems to have descended from the pages of some fairy tale. Where is it located, and why tourists haven’t chosen it yet? In fact, you won't be able to get to this place - the photo is a combination of pictures of a German castle and a deserted rock in Thailand.
Aviator's dangerous selfie
And while some people even die trying to take selfies, attempts to take impressive photos continue. And this pilot actually photographed himself after landing. But even in such conditions, the selfie looks great!
Perfect lenticular clouds
Lenticular or lenticular clouds are very unusual in themselves. There is no need to embellish them with Photoshop. But one unnamed author decided to improve the reality. Many believed in it, which allowed the fake to spread over the Internet.
Unique black lion
When compiling a list of the most popular topics on the Internet, the top 10 would definitely include strange animals. It may seem that many netizens are only looking for unique species. Here are just some who try not to see strange animals with their own eyes, but to create them using a photo editor. Gullible users can admire, for example, the unique black lion.
Results of ten years of deforestation
Not so long ago, the hashtag # 10yearchallenge became popular, with the help of which people showed changes in their appearance over the past 10 years. Some activists decided to draw attention to the issues of ecology and human influence on our planet using their interest in this phenomenon. Deforestation is one of the most pressing problems now. The famous photograph tried to tell about her. Unfortunately, Internet users were presented with a fake. Photos of the rainforest before and after deforestation are part of the same image. But it is not so difficult to find real evidence of human crime against nature.
The moon perfectly fit into a skyscraper
In viral photographs, the Moon is often fixed in certain favorable positions relative to large earthly objects. It seems like you just need to combine them and get a cool shot that can become popular. The more unrealistic the combination is, the better. So it happened with a photograph taken by a certain Mo Aone. But he just "moved" the celestial object for the sake of likes and popularity.
Bear Chasing Cyclist
A photograph of a bear running down a deserted street is not as interesting as a photograph of a wild animal chasing a cyclist. Fortunately, no one was injured or risked their lives when creating the famous picture. There is not much information about the original photo. It is believed to have been taken in Yellowstone National Park.
Joint photo of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor
It would be great if two beauty icons really ended up in one photo. Sadly, Elizabeth Taylor was captured using Photoshop. In the case of Marilyn Monroe, this is not the first time that the star has been combined with other stars: Elvis Presley, James Dean and even John F. Kennedy.
A photo of a small giraffe with short legs and a short neck quickly spread across the web. Giraffes, like other animals, have dwarfism. However, the photograph is fake.
Found giant skeleton
Questions of human origins continue to excite. Are we descended from monkeys, aliens, or are we God's creation? News of the discovery of new unusual artifacts by archaeologists always piques interest. Did the huge skeletons found really belong to ancient giants? If this were so, then a new chapter would be written in science, and many theories would have to be revised. Fortunately, there are no giants' remains in any science or history museum for a simple reason - skeleton photographs are fake.
Bear chasing National Geographic photographers
And again we are talking about a spectacular photo of a bear chasing people. National Geographic operators flee from the animal in panic. Nobody would like to be in their place. However, was it in reality? You shouldn't believe everything published on the Internet. Nothing threatened the photographers, and it is not difficult to find a separate photograph of a bear on the Internet. Meticulous users have found out all the details of the appearance of the fake. The red-haired guy turned out to be Tim Sparks, who with friends was looking for a place in Colorado to shoot a film. Once in the wilderness, the guys decided to take a funny photo and simulate escape from the bear. The joke has spread worldwide.
Photos like this can make you want to travel. Who wouldn't want to be in an exotic warm country next to an amazingly shaped island while sipping a cocktail? Unfortunately, there is no such island. But the crescent-shaped island is called Molokini and is located in the Hawaiian archipelago.
The first deb in history
The fashionable dance movement today became famous thanks to the football player Paul Pogba. I would like to believe that the deb first appeared in the 20th century, which is proved by the black and white photo. This makes the iconic movement timeless. Here are just a shot from the film "Dunkirk", filmed in 2017.
Aggressive Paris Hilton T-shirt
The world famous celebrity Paris Hilton is put on the constant spending on things that ordinary people simply cannot afford. The star is not afraid to publicly display her inherited wealth. But she's not cynical enough to wear a Stop Poor T-shirt. In the original, the star calls for an end to despair. This is a completely different matter and does not look defiant.
Viral photo of a defecating cheerleader
It's no secret that during performances, cheerleaders perform dizzying stunts, experiencing serious stress. The viral photo, it would seem, caught the shameful moment. He clearly would have ruined the fate of the unfortunate girl. It looks ridiculous, but also offensive for the cheerleaders. Fortunately, this did not happen, and the nameless cheerleader did not gain shame.
There are so many different natural forms in the world that you can easily find features of faces and bodies in them. The mountain in the shape of a turtle's head is surprising, but its existence is believed. Of course, many would like to see this hill up close. But the journey to her can be disappointing, as Pilot Mountain in North Carolina has little to do with the turtle.
Cow lying on a BMW
The Internet gives us a lot of fake photos that are meaningless in their essence. But people even believe in this. One of the fakes was a photo of a cow on the hood of a BMW. Fortunately, the car was not damaged at all. The cow in the original photograph was lying on the grass, as it should be.
Romney's family spelled their last name incorrectly
Politics has long been a messy business. And if some even attract children to their side, demonstrating the strength of their family, others do not hesitate to discredit even this. During the elections, the number of fake news increases many times, especially in the United States, where the Internet is widespread and the political struggle is fierce. When Mitt Romney ran for president in 2012, many tried to destroy his godly image. One of the fakes was a photograph in which the children were rearranged, forming the word Money instead of Romney. So the enemies of the politician hinted at his true interests.
It is believed that this magical photo was taken during a national Hindu festival - the whole country is on fire. In fact, satellite images of India were compiled into a single one and painted over in different colors.
Einstein rides a bicycle against the background of an exploding atomic bomb
This explosion was photographed seven years after the death of the scientist. Strong-minded people may not turn to the explosions behind them, but this is clearly not the case.
Photos of space and man in it are truly mesmerizing. The snapshot of the shuttle ascending into the sky through the clouds deceived many. The photo became popular and was actively shared on the Internet. It is not clear what made the authors of the fake use Photoshop at all - the original is cool in itself.
Photo of a tourist a few seconds before the September 11 tragedy
Until now, many do not believe in the canonical version of the September 11 terrorist attack in New York. Various conspiracy theories appear and are discussed on the Internet. But real answers, it seems, are no longer to be found. Against this background, a photograph taken a moment before the disaster was doomed to popularity - they began to actively share it. Fortunately, the man in the photograph was not an eyewitness to the terrible tragedy. He managed to escape safely from the World Trade Center building.
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