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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Fake Fish Photos
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Angry Koala

When I saw this photo online a few days ago, I thought, "that koala looks pretty vicious." It didn't occur to me that the image might be fake.

But the reality, I now know, is that the image is fake. Koalas don't have wolf-life jaws.

The original photo (below) was taken in January 2009 by Flickr user Oz_drdolittle, who explains that the koala was wet because he had sprayed it with water:

The poor thing was really hot. (We had a long heatwave recently). I had 3 hanging around the house that I watered twice a day while I was watering the garden. They loved it! 
Koalas dont often drink water (they usually get their fluids from the gum leaves), but they certainly lapped it up recently!

I don't know who added the wolf fangs to the picture. Link: NowPublic.com

Categories: Animals, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 27, 2012
Comments (1)
He still looks pretty grumpy at being wet in the original photo, though.

And obviously, the "manipulated" photo is of a drop-bear!
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Fri Jul 27, 2012  at  09:40 PM
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