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Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Fake Fish Photos
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
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  10:40 PM
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