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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
A black lion: real or fake?
Cursed by Allah
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Manitoba Home Security

The image showing lazy polar bears relaxing outside a suburban home has circulated online since around 2003. It's often captioned "Manitoba Home Security." (Other city names are sometimes substituted.) Obviously no one would want to approach this home.

In reality, the image is a photomontage. The polar bears were cut-and-pasted from an image (below) titled "Bad Boys of the Arctic" taken in Hudson Bay, Canada by nature and wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen. The original has also circulated online (unattributed) with the caption "Lazy Polar Bears."


Links and References
Bad Boys of the Arctic. Thomas D. Mangelsen's Images of Nature.


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