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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Disappearing Political Cleavage
Usually when politicians become the victims of photo retouchers it's because they've become undesirable to someone in power, and so they're summarily removed from the photo. It's far less common for their images to be retouched in order to desexualize them. This is usually the fate of actresses and models. But this is what happened recently to Rathika Sitsabaiesan, a young Canadian MP. Her cleavage was erased from the image of her that appears on the House of Commons website. The National Post reports:

Mark Austin of Old Barns, N.S., discovered the discrepancy this week and passed it to the blog contrarian.ca. He was searching for Ms. Sitsabaiesan’s picture because he and his wife were inspired by her performance in Question Period, and wanted to know more about her. He clicked on the picture with cleavage — still available on Google — and saw it vanish before his eyes as he was linked to the parliamentary webpage.

Sitsabaiesan has not commented on the disappearance of her cleavage. It's quite possible she was the one who ordered its removal.


Before and After
Categories: Photos/Videos, Politics
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 29, 2011
Comments (2)
If only it was so easy in real life!
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue Oct 04, 2011  at  09:02 AM
She might have ordered it herself, but this fits in line with the way our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is running the country. It would not surprise me to learn he's responsible.
Posted by AqueousBoy  on  Mon Oct 24, 2011  at  12:30 PM
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