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Top 20 Real Pictures Made Famous by the Internet

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With the current expansion of Photoshop, it can be difficult to determine if a picture posted online is real or fake. Every year hundreds of photographs become viral on the Internet, and in most cases we have an opinion over their authenticity. This article will examine 20 real pictures that were made famous by the Internet. In most cases, the photos have caused an Internet debate over their origin. All of the images depict real events, but some have false back-stories. I will attempt to clear up the facts surrounding some of our favorite viral photographs.


20

Spider-Man Lizard

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The Mwanza Flat-headed Agama (Agama mwanzae) is a lizard in the family Agamidae. It is found in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. In 2009, a photograph of the lizard went viral after people recognized the similarity to Spider-Man. The male’s head, neck and shoulders are bright red or violet, while the body is dark blue. Since the picture became popular, the species has turned into a fashionable pet.

19

Anjana the Chimp

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Anjana is a chimpanzee that lives at TIGERS: The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in South Carolina, U.S. Since she was young, Anjana has taken it upon herself to help zoo keeper China York raise young animals that have become separated from their families. In 2008, her story was reported by media outlets around the world when pictures of Anjana with a baby white tiger went viral. TIGERS founder Dr. Bhagavan Antle has said of the chimp: “Anjana has joined China in caring for baby animals. She has acted as a surrogate mother to leopards, lions, orangutans and white tigers. She gives them a bottle and lies with them. She is a great assistant.”

18

Eclipse over Bangkok

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A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun. The solar eclipse of January 15, 2010, was an annular eclipse, meaning the Moon’s diameter appeared smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). The event was the longest lasting annular solar eclipse of the millennium, and the longest until December 23, 3043, with a maximum length of 11 minutes, 7.8 seconds. Immediately following the eclipse, a number of photographs of the event went viral. This image was captured in Bangkok, Thailand, and shows an airplane silhouetted against the partial eclipse.

17

Deer up a Pole

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In 2004, a collection of strange pictures surfaced on the Internet of a deer that was discovered atop a 25 foot (7.6 m) tall communications pole. The photos were taken in Headingley, which is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada, located directly west of Winnipeg. Several people in the area witnessed the bizarre scene. The local media picked up the story and speculated that the deer was tossed up onto the pole after being struck by a passing train. Others insisted the event was the work of a prankster. Oddly enough, a similar mystery had been previously reported when a deer was found hanging in Delaware County, New York.

Moose up a Pole

In 2004, a similar occurrence took place when a moose was hoisted 50 feet (15.2 m) into the air by construction power lines. The event took place on Pogo Mine road, near the Teck Polo gold mine, 80 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. Officers speculated that the moose got its antlers caught in a half-inch cable, and then was hoisted 50 feet (15.2 m) into the air when the cables were tightened with a hydraulic winch. Sadly, the 1,200 pound moose was still alive when it was lowered to the ground and then euthanized. Here is the pic.

16

Monster Pig

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The history of the Internet is full of viral images that show giant animals. In May of 2007, a large domestic farm-raised pig was shot and killed by an eleven-year-old boy named Jamison Stone. The location of the shooting is claimed to be a 150-acre (60 ha) enclosure within the commercial hunting preserve called Lost Creek Plantation, outside Anniston, Alabama. According to the hunters, the pig weighed 1,051 pounds (477 kg) and was 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m) in length from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Stone said he killed the animal with a Smith & Wesson Model 500 that had a mounted holographic scope and ported barrel.

He fired eight 350-grain Hornady cartridges into the pig and chased it for three hours before it collapsed from blood loss. Several days after the story broke, suspicion mounted over the authenticity of the photographic evidence. Retired New York University physicist, Dr. Richard Brandt, used perspective geometry to demonstrate that the boy in the photo was standing several meters behind the pig. However, the Associated Press (AP) continues to keep the monster pig image in their archives with no mention of deception. Some other cases of viral pictures showing giant animals include Hogzilla, the camel spiders in Iraq, the giant catfish, Herman the giant rabbit, the huge eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, and the coconut crab.

15

Living on the Edge

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In December of 2006, photographs were taken of a car accident that involved a close encounter with a 200-foot (61 meter) cliff. During the event, a man was driving his 1991 GMC pickup on Highway 59 near Hurricane City, Utah. While on the road, the man’s car slipped, he overcorrected, and plowed through a cement barrier. The vehicle left the highway, moved over a drainage culvert, did a complete 180, and landed 12 inches (0.3 m) from a 200-foot (61 meter) cliff. The truck ended up in the opposite direction it was traveling. In 2007, a collection of three photographs showing the scene went viral. In the picture, you can see in the upper right hand corner where the truck left the highway, moved over the drainage culvert, did a 180, and stopped next to the massive cliff.

14

Polar Bear Plays with Huskies

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Norbert Rosing is a German wildlife photographer that has been featured in National Geographic magazine. Rosing regularly travels to the western coast of Canada’s Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, to take pictures of polar bears. In 2006, Rosing captured a collection of photographs of a polar bear playing with a group of sled dogs. He originally thought the bear was going to attack, but was surprised to see it was only curious. According to Norbert’s account, the polar bear later returned to visit the dogs.

13

Julio Aparicio Gored

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Julio Aparicio is one of Spain’s most famous matadors. In 2010, he was performing at the Festival of Saint Isidro, which is considered the most important event in the bullfighting calendar. It is held at the Plaza de Toros las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain. During the event, Aparicio was gored in the face by a bull. The bull’s horn entered under Aparicio’s chin and came out his mouth. He was seriously injured in the event and had two surgeries in order to escape death. In 2010, the image quickly went viral.

12

Giant Grizzly Bear

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In 2001, a collection of photographs began to circulate on the Internet that showed the body of a massive grizzly bear. Along with the pictures, many articles included a detailed story about the bear’s size and appetite for people. Some Internet sites claimed that human remains were found inside the bear after it was killed, but this is not true. In fact, the slain bear was shot in October 2001 by U.S. airman Ted Winnen, who was stationed at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Winnen encountered the enormous bear when he was deer hunting on Hinchinbrook Island, in Prince William Sound. It was reported that the bear came towards Winnen, so Ted shot it. It is unclear if the bear was startled by the men or if it charged them. Winnen measured the animal at 10.5 feet (3.2 m) from nose to tail. The weight was estimated to be between 1000-1200 pounds. The bear is an extraordinary large specimen for the Prince William Sound area (twice the normal size), but it is not a world record. Ted Winnen bagged the bear with a .338-caliber Winchester Magnum.

11

Plane Hits Truck

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On February 4, 1976, a large earthquake struck 160 km (99.5 miles) northeast of Guatemala City, Guatemala. The area suffered extreme damage and most adobe type houses near Guatemala City were completely destroyed. The earthquake hit during the early morning (3:01 am), which contributed to the high death toll of 23,000 people. In June of 1976, National Geographic magazine published an issue dedicated to the earthquake. One picture in the magazine (captured by Robert W. Madden) shows a plane crash. The caption reads: “Buffeted by crosswinds, a rescue plane crashes into a truck, while trying to land on a mountain highway near Sanarate. Miraculously no one suffered serious injury.” Sanarate is the largest city in the El Progreso department of Guatemala.

10

Black Fawn

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In some organisms, melanism is a usual genetic color variation that has been described as “an increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation on the skin, feathers, or hair. In humans, melanin is the primary determinant of skin color. People whose ancestors lived for long periods in the regions of the globe near the equator generally have larger quantities of eumelanin in their skins, making them black. The melanin pigment is one of the most mysterious found in living organisms. In 2010, images of a rare melanistic black fawn surfaced on the website of photographer Richard Buquoi, who specializes in nature photography. Buquoi captured the pictures near Austin, Texas.

9

Pink Dolphin

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In June 2007, pictures of a pink albino bottlenose dolphin were captured in Calcasieu Lake, which is a brackish lake located in southwest Louisiana, United States. The pictures were taken by Captain Erik Rue of the Calcasieu Charter Service. According to marine biologist Dagmar Fertl, the event was only the third reported sighting of an albino bottlenose dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico and the fourteenth spotted anywhere in the world.


8

Kurt Wenner

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Kurt Wenner is an artist with an international following. He is best known for his invention of 3D pavement art. At a young age, Wenner worked for NASA as an advanced scientific illustrator. He created conceptual paintings of future space projects and extraterrestrial landscapes. In the 1980’s Wenner first introduced 3D pavement art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He invented a new geometry in order to visualize his work. Over the years, Wenner has become internationally recognized and travels the world to work for high profile clients. The expansion of the Internet has helped Wenner’s popularity and many of his portraits have gone viral.

7

Bitterroot National Forest Fire

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In 2000, the United States suffered a horrible fire season. By the month of August, over 4 million acres of land had been burned. On August 6, 2000, several fires converged in Bitterroot National Forest near the town of Sula in western Montana. As the blaze spread, fire behavior analyst John McColgan captured a remarkable photograph of the scene. The image shows a collection of deer watching the blaze from a river. In 2000, the photograph went viral and continues to symbolize the loss felt from the fires.

6

Snake Grabs a Wallaby

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In 2005, the Australian news outlet ABC Far North Queensland reported on a picture that shows a large olive python pulling a wallaby from the water. In 2007, the image went viral under the description that the snake was eating a cow, which is false. The olive python is Australia’s second largest snake species and they have been known to consume large animals. The snake in the photo is enormous and if you look closely it extends all the way off the right side of the picture. It is difficult to see the entire snake because it is so well camouflaged in the rock face. The picture was taken in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

5

Mixed Twins

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In February 2006, a collection of articles appeared in a variety of UK newspapers that told the story of a set of mixed race fraternal twin girls. In 2005, the girls were born to Kylie and Remi Horder. Kylie and Remi are also of mixed race and have a white mother and black father. The case was extremely rare as the twins were fathered by the same man. Most similar occurrences involve twins from two separate men. The Daily Mail wrote that the odds of the couple producing a set of mixed race fraternal twins are about a million to one.


4

A Steep Climb

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In September of 2010, a collection of photographs surfaced on the Internet which claimed to show a family of bighorn sheep walking on the steep face of Buffalo Bill Dam, which is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Shoshone River in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Many websites called the pictures fake because they were not taken at Buffalo Bill Dam. Instead, the photos show a group of Alpine ibex walking on the face of Cingino Dam, which is a gravity masonry dam located in Piedmont, Italy. After the pictures went viral in 2010, it was determined that the ibex were attempting to get salt from the stones. [Picture 2, Picture 3]

3

A Friendly Whale

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In 2009, cameraman Marco Queral captured some incredible photographs while diving with a 50 ft (15.25 m) female humpback whale in the South Pacific (near Hawaii). Queral has spent 20 years of his life photographing whales. He says they are “extremely intelligent, just like humans, they have their own mind and come with strong personalities.” The most famous image from the collection shows Marco Queral reaching out to make contact with the giant whale. It was taken by one of Queral’s diving partners and went viral in 2009.

The image has been spread around the Internet with a story that details an encounter between a whale and a group of fisherman near the Farallon Islands, which is 18 miles off the coast of San Francisco. In the story, a whale became stuck in a collection of crab pots, so the fishermen jumped into the water and cut the animal free. After it was safe, the whale returned to the men to thank them with a nose bump. The man who cut the rope out of the whale’s mouth said that the creature’s eyes were following him the whole time and he will never be the same. The news story is accurate, but it has been falsely attributed to the Marco Queral photograph.


2

Alligator with Deer in its Mouth

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In 2004, an image surfaced on the Internet which claimed to show an alligator on Cross Lake (located near Shreveport, Louisiana) with an adult deer its mouth. The image shocked viewers as the lake is a popular spot for fishing and recreational boating. Other websites claimed the photo was taken on Lake Martin in Alabama or in South Carolina. In August of 2004, the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service announced in a press release that the picture was taken in South Georgia, near the South Carolina border by an officer who was preparing to ignite a prescribed fire. The worker was surveying the area in a helicopter. “The sight of a 12-14 foot (3.6-4.3 m) alligator is something that South Georgia folks see occasionally, but few have seen one take an adult deer out to lunch.”

1

Shark Follows Kayaker

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In September 2005, Africa Geographic magazine published an article titled Shark Detectives, which examined great white sharks off the coast of South Africa. The article included a collection of photographs that show a kayaker’s experience with a great white shark. The caption for the photo reads: “Sitting in a 3.8 meter (12.5 foot) kayak and watching a 4 meter (13.1 foot) great white shark approach.” In the publication, the researchers described the tense situation. However, they had already tested the shark’s reaction to an empty kayak and observed no signs of aggression.

Over the years, a large collection of fake shark images have become viral over the Internet. Some good examples include the picture of a shark jumping out of the water at a military helicopter, the image of a hungry shark lurking behind divers, the photo of a large shark near a surfer (which is actually a dolphin), and more recently the picture of a shark in the streets of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irene. In the Puerto Rico image, the shark was pulled from the kayaker photo.



  • random comment

    Atleast those pesky email spammers were of some use.

  • ryokomayuka

    Interesting. Most of these are new to me.

  • salo hes

    it always amaze me that goats are good climbers. i can testify that. i did witness a goat climbing a stone cliff for some small tree leaves!!! BAAAAH!

  • nickoho

    Brilliant list! Loved it!!

  • OmegaMan

    Well done. Really well done.. :)

  • Christine Vrey

    I realy enjoyed this list!! I have seen many of these pictures online, but always took them with a pinch of salt =) Thank you for a very entertaining list!!

  • mjdolorico

    Awesome list! Being a reader of snopes.com, I saw most of these, except the last three images. The eclipse picture was amazing! Hope there’s a sequel to this!

    Reading this reminded me of the picture of the moment a bolt of lightning struck the Statue of Liberty; the photographer took 81 shots before he got this once in a lifetime photograph: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/843825-incredible-pic

    • Christine Vrey

      Wow, what an amazing picture!! Thanks for the share =)

  • The matador deserved everything he got.

    • diana

      That’s kinda harsh but I understand what you are saying. I have no sympathy for people who drug and torture innocent animals. Especially for “entertainment”.

      • Joe

        I printed the shark photo and got it framed here: http://www.frames4less.com

        It’s hanging on my wall and everybody loves it!

    • Jimbo

      I totally agree.

    • Xyroze

      Eh, the way I see it the matador being gored gives credit to the event as a sport. If there was no risk involved, it would just be animal torture, but at the very least the bull does have a chance (albeit minute) to punish his aggressor. I don’t think this justifies weakening the animal, and then invariably murdering it afterwards, but it lets me rank it as slightly less evil than, for instance, dog fighting.

    • p1t1o

      I couldn’t say for certain that he *deserved* to get gored in the face, but when you are facing off against a bull, if you DO happen to get gored in the face, only one person is to blame, and it ain’t the bull.

      Its like if I decided to climb down a cliff with no equipment, if I fall to my doom, I don’t necessarily *deserve* it, but it’d be my own stoopid fault.

      PS: Bullfighting is a cruel anachronism (like say, fox hunting) and I root for the bull every time, even though it is doomed either way.

      • I would think that the only person throughout history that would take delight in seeing the photo of the Matador being gored would be Ernest Hemingway who was a habitually addicted fan to bullfighting. I saw bullfighting when I visited France in 1988 on TV. It was being broadcast from the city of Nimes in France. I was told that in France they make a “mockery” or “spoof” on the sport. Well, this was no joke and was the REAL thing. No Matador was gored inn this 3 hours of watching it, but my impression at first was that they let the bull into the ring, the Matador comes in and just like 1,2,3 kills the bull…….Uh-uh. The Matador teases and then tortures the bull to death with the final blow of two swords impaling the bulls spine. The bull dies, his legs are “hog-tied” and two horses drag the carcass around the ring to the applause of the audience. I lasted for 3 matches (about 90 minutes) and proceeded to go to the hotel’s bar/lounge and tossed back a few powerful drinks to get my mind off of what I had just seen. I was shocked and was trembling to say the very least.

  • diana

    Incredible list. Most of these pictures had my jaw on the floor.

    • Pukimak

      BJ much?

  • KimbaR

    Excellent! Part 2 please!!??

  • shamila

    what a very entertaining list. good job!

  • BlueFox94

    I saw #16 “Monster Pig” and Hayao Miyazaki’s “PRINCESS MONONOKE” immediately cane to mind.

    Ahhh, the wonders of drugs… :D

    • Triploblast

      Hah, took the words out of my mouth. I immediately thought of Princess Mononoke as well.

  • Arsnl

    Great list. A competitor site had about 8 lists with images you won’t believe aren’t photoshopped. These lists are amazing.
    But i have my doubts concerning monster hog. Why don’t they show us the bones?

    And concerning the 3d images. I guess a lot of his tricks involve not using many straight lines (or straight lines that intersect in the image). This way you can move a bit more around the perspective point where you see the whole image as “3d”.

    • Lyndsay

      Do you have a link to that site? I love lists like these!

      • Gemfyre

        The site is Cracked.com.

        • wrake

          Ahhh Cracked and Listverse, pretty much my morning routine!

  • Vanowensbody

    Awesome list

  • frenemy

    #8 wants me to find where it’s located and step on it just to see what happens.

  • Awze

    Awesome list. Man #5 must have been awkward in the delivery room m(._.)m

  • Justyy

    Cool list.

  • CeeBee

    Best list in a while

  • moopersoup

    I like this list, good job clearly up the origins of these pictures. We don’t have to wonder anymore.

  • Christine

    I’ve got to admit this list was great , finally a great after so many crappy ones : )

  • oouchan

    The whale one scared the pants off of me. Cute story but I would die if I was next to a whale.

    What an interesting topic. I loved the snake one and the shark following the kayak. The picture of the matador getting gored is gross. However, what happens to those bulls is even more disgusting so I\’m ok when they fight back.

    Great list.

    • Drew

      *herp derpderp derp. herpa derp derp herpa derp derp derp herp love hearing myself talk her derp. derp herpa derp.*

      *blunt consensus on list* – every comment ever from oouchan
      XD

      • p1t1o

        heh

      • oouchan

        So…I’m consistent. Get over it. :)

  • Gemfyre

    I’m quite confident that the olive python shot was taken in the Kimberley. Imagine my surprise when I visited Karijini National Park earlier this year (in the Pilbara, a few hundred km south of the Kimberley) and a person at the info centre there swore that the photo was taken in a Karijini Gorge!

    • Arsnl

      Well if a person *swore* i dont see how we can refute that statement. Swearing is the ultimate truth. Thats how scientific work is done afterall: pinkie swear. And the financial and business industries rely on cross my heart.

      • FedUpWithArsnl

        Put a sock in it.

      • Scott

        Had to laugh at that. The exclamation point gives it additional credence.

  • Magnumto

    GREAT list! But I could have done without the monster pig and giant grizzly photos – I hate people who kill for fun.

    • Amy

      yeah I agree with that!!!

  • mom424

    Nice wake-up this morning. Well written and interesting. Good job!

    The deer in the telephone lines has been adequately explained elsewhere; someone actually saw a Golden Eagle with a deer in its talons – a small deer, but not a juvenile…..pretty easy to figure out what happened next eh?

    Don’t feel too badly for the Matador – isn’t the danger the point of the exercise? Face your fears, nada, nada, nada. Too bad the bull hasn’t any say in the matter. Likely the feral pig had it coming; nasty, destructive, animals – and can you imagine the size of the ribs? The bear – that’s a grizzly, not a black bear. They are NOT predictable, they are mean tempered and huge. Unless it was heading the other way – at a full gallop – shooting it was likely prudent. Nature is not soft and fuzzy; it has big teeth and claws.

    The Bitterroot fire picture is stunning and beautiful – show’s the tempest perfectly. Amazing that fire is such an important part of forest renewal; most not caused by man, but by lightning.

    Again great job!

    • Arsnl

      “someone actually saw a Golden Eagle with a deer in its talons”
      Thanks, next time i’ll see a baby up on a pole, i’ll know how he/she got there.

      ” Face your fears, nada, nada, nada”
      Isn’t it yada, yada, yada? Cuz nada nada nada wouldnt be like nothing nothing nothing.

      • mom424

        lol, you’re right – although with bullfighting nada, nada, nada, does fit – there is no point to it eh?

        • fendabenda

          What do you think a bull is, a fuzzy little bunny wabbit? It’s a dangerous and powerful animal. If you were a powerful animal, how would you prefer to die? With a bolt to the head from a slaughterhouse airgun, or in a fight where you can hurt your opponent (check out the pics in my earlier post) before going down?

          • mom424

            Read my original comment – I’m quite aware.

          • odin

            i’m sure it would have liked to die of old age.

        • Jesus

          Mount MayonThe news this minrong showed a lava flow from an eruption on the volcano last night.Wow – beautiful!dp

      • Slappy

        “… next time i’ll see a baby up on a pole, i’ll know how he/she got there.”

        The NEXT time???

  • drshady

    very nice list

  • Keef

    Two pictures from Manitoba, Canada…awesome to see my province represented on Listverse :)

    • Cliff

      Especially since it’s not represented literally anywhere else!

  • dotmatrix

    Check out this link, it puts #15 into a better perspective.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp

  • prakram bhushan

    most of the pics I havn’t seen but last 5

  • Darren

    Am I the only one who looked at #11 and decided it was a screenshot from the climax of the 007 flick “Licence To Kill”?

  • BryanJ

    I am glad people are enjoying the list. It was fun to put together. For every real picture I came across, there were a couple fakes. With so many available options, I could make a similar article in the future. It is always interesting to learn about real pictures. A similar list of fakes could also be done.

  • Kopmel

    Fabulous list… I love the picture of the forest fires, and the pic of the babies is so cute.

  • Matt

    I like the weird colored animals!

  • Kou

    The pig image has actually been proven to have been altered. The family denies it but science is factual. They’re scum.

    • Scott

      But if we can’t trust backwoods rednecks from Alabama, whom can we?!

    • Different pig. Different picture.

  • kyle

    excellent list, about time one wasnt about disney crap or food!

    • Clyde

      Come on, I’m really looking forward to “The Top 10 Best Meals Served in a Disney Film” list.

  • MollyDrops

    Lovely list! Thank you. :-)

  • Tina Wall

    we have LOTS of black deer around the Austin area. I have seen them from when I was a kid in the ’70s all the way up to a couple years ago. Great List!!

  • dime79

    Why did he kill the pig if it was farm raised?

    • BryanJ

      According to the story, the pig (Fred) was farm raised by Rhonda and Phil Blissitt and then sold to a game reserve four days before his death. The reserve was used for hunting and Jamison Stone came across it while hunting.

  • Sorry… The Bitterroot forest fire shot was proven to be 2 different photos merged together. A saw an article in PHOTO magazine that showed to two images before they were merged and red/yellow photoshop filters applied.

    • BryanJ

      Do you have a link for that information? According to my research, the photo was taken in 2000 and then distributed around the Internet by John McColgan’s friends, who found it on his computer.

      • MeDan

        Yes, the info I have says the photo is authentic. Including snopes.com If it’s a forgery, I’d love to know it.

  • How about the exploding Whale which happened on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. A whale had been beached and subsequently died. Now the question was, how to get rid of it because of the stench omitting from the cadaver of the whale. Well, they hired a pyrotechnic crew to blow it up and used much to much TNT for the explosion. The explosion went off as planned, but didn’t figure on 200-300 lbs. chunks of whale that resulted from the explosion. Curious seekers and onlookers were injured from the chunks projecting in the air and hitting them as well as damaging many cars in the process. The pyrotechnics admitted to using more than enough explosives and the final result was an enormous swarm of seagulls who feasted like they were at a All You Can Eat Chinese buffet restaurant. Just go to You Tube and type in “Exploding Whale”. Its about 4 to 5 minutes long and has been on You Tube for many year now. You won’t believe it until you see it !!!

    • Oregonmade

      That happened less than an hour away from where I live in Florence, Oregon.

  • Lifeschool

    Some really excellent pictures here – I particularly like the ibex on the dam, the gator, and the snake, but the others are also well worth it. I like the authors research on these to tell the reader if these are real/fake and when they were taken and why. I think those short and punchy descriptions work very well on this list. Good job.

  • Slappy

    Bryan, excellent list! Has anyone come up with an estimate for the size of the snake in No. 6? I’m a firm believer that there are almost certainly larger snakes than those that are usually seen.

    • Pukimak

      That’s because I never go out without my pants on.

  • Trek Girl

    The twins of #5 are absolutely adorable. I love hearing about interesting stories like theirs.

  • Molly

    The couple who had the twins, actually had another set of twins two or three years later. Both girls, one black, one white. I couldn’t believe you left that out.

    • Seriously? That is almost too much to believe! I *do* believe you, though. Do you have a link to the pix or story?

  • Wonderful list, as usual, Bryan!

    I had seen many of these pix already, but the real stories about them are far more entertaining than the false stories which went along with many.

    Good job.

  • Alex

    Hello ,

    The description of the number 7 photo is wrong ,

    The photo was taken at the 2008 fires in Greece Parnitha Attica

    And not in the united states.

    A search at google proves my point

    http://www.eurocharity.gr/el/story/1389

    • BryanJ

      I’m afraid your mistaken. The photograph was taken in the east fork of the Bitterroot River near Sula, Montana in the Bitterroot National Forest in 2000. The image has definently been circulating the Internet longer than 2008.
      http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_montana_fire.htm

      • Bryan, I used the link you provided and the pic and information is interesting. Thank you for providing this additional piece of the story!

  • p1t1o

    I had seen #1 before and i was convinced that i had seen it revoked on snopes.com, however, I just looked and it checks out. Stoopid memory.

    Personally I think this shot is better:
    http://www.whitesharktrust.org/pages/mediaarticle/media26.html

  • Paul Park

    The shark pic is eerie…

  • super imperial

    number 16. what a brat

    • your mother smelled of elderberries

      my reaction exactly!

  • brian

    Pic 12 looks fake and Im no expert

  • maddy

    Gotta say that one with the pig is creepy as hell

    • I wonder if they made bacon out of it?

  • Montanan

    Those are Elk, not deer, in the Bitterroot fire, but otherwise a great collection of photos.

  • bosscauser

    Hey, I wonder about the twins. What would their first clue be that they were switched…..Duh!

  • Joukosmith

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    #5 is stupid. The are not “mixed-race” anything. One sister has light skin and eyes and the other has darker skin and eyes. There is no test that can be done to say what “race” a child is. Many people within a family have varying skin color and eye color, they just happen to be fraternal twins.

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  • josh

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