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war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Fake Fish Photos
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Brady Yawning

This photo has been circulating online since early 2012, with captions such as "Dogception" and "Perfect Timing Picture". Many assume the framed picture of the dog yawning in the background was digitally added. It wasn't. The shot was taken by photographer Jill Maguire in late 2011, who explains on her Flickr account that it really is a photo of her dog Brady yawning in front of a photo of himself yawning:

This photo was picked up on Facebook and I even found a Reddit thread on it. Cracks me up to have people debating my Photoshop skills. This isn't Photoshopped! It's simply a picture of Brady yawning in front of a framed print of him yawning.**
 
I ordered a big framed copy of "Rawr" and hung it in our bedroom. I knew I wanted to get a shot like this, but I didn't expect it to happen when I had my camera packed up and was on my way to a pet photography shoot. Brady had just gotten on the bed and I knew there was a good chance he'd yawn. I was right. Next time I'll make sure the bed is made!



Rawr, by Jill Maguire


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