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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Fake Fish Photos
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Use your left ear to detect lies
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Fairy Pools


This photo, identified as "The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland," started circulating online in Oct 2013. It attracted comments such as "oh my this is beyond beautiful." In reality, the picture shows the scenic Shotover River in New Zealand, where the vegetation is a normal shade of green. The vivid purple color is completely artificial, achieved by means of a color filter.

Below, the Shotover River as it looks without a purple filter:



Although the purple-hued image is a fake, there is indeed a location on the Isle of Skye known as the Fairy Pools. It's a set of waterfalls along the River Brittle in the south of the island. It's a popular tourist attract.

The real Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye (source: All That Is Interesting)


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