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A black lion: real or fake?
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Fake Fish Photos
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Pike Swallows Trout
People often assume that this photo of a northern pike swallowing a rainbow trout fingerling must have been digitally created. It wasn't. It was taken by Anchorage Daily News photographer Jim Lavrakas on Jan. 22, 2001 at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game aquarium in Anchorage. The photo is sometimes titled "Pike's Peek" or "In-Digestion". It won many awards, including a second place World Press Photo award (2002) in the Nature & Environment category.

Links and References
Parting shots. (Nov 29, 2008). Anchorage Daily News.
Pictures of the Year International.
Jim Lavrakas Photography.


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