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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
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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